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Lois Lerner, an IRS official who reportedly tried to stop the targeting of conservative groups in July 2011 before it surfaced again, told House investigators she did nothing wrong but will not answer their questions on Wednesday.
The woman at the center of the IRS scandal refused to testify to Congress on Wednesday, but House Republicans said Lois Lerner botched her attempt to invoke her right against self-incrimination and said they likely will force her to come back and explain why the agency targeted conservative political groups.
House Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday called on President Obama to release a cache of emails that Republicans say clearly prove senior White House and State Department officials sought to mislead the American public about the Benghazi terrorist attack during last year's election campaign.
Witnesses to the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, will testify next week at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, said.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, appearing on Fox News on Saturday afternoon, promised that "explosive" congressional hearings over the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, are "coming quickly."
The Obama administration's top deportation official acknowledged on Tuesday that he could have asked Congress for flexibility to avoid having to release more than 2,000 immigrants back onto the streets ahead of the budget sequesters, but he decided the releases were a better option.
The Obama administration's top deportation official acknowledged Tuesday that he could have asked Congress for flexibility to avoid having to release more than 2,000 immigrants back onto the streets ahead of the budget sequesters, but he decided the releases were a better option.
Republicans are sending a message to President Obama in the final hours before he's expected to lay out an ambitious policy plan in his State of the Union address: Schmooze more, and White House policies might pass congressional muster more easily.
Momentum may be building for legalizing illegal immigrants, but House Republicans signaled Tuesday they are in no hurry, kicking off congressional hearings on immigration by focusing on how to attract more high-tech workers and how to boost enforcement.
President Obama has signed into law a bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives.
Two decades ago, Congress passed a bill canceling former presidents' Secret Service protection 10 years after they left office, beginning with George W. Bush. But now, with the war on terrorism presenting new dangers and presidents taking more active roles around the globe, the House did an about-face Wednesday.
One day after President Obama accepted the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, Republicans say the general is still expected to answer congressional questions about the Obama administration's handling of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in Libya that claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Building out space on city rooftops for work and play is a common-sense and potentially lucrative tweak to a century-old law that restricts the height of buildings in the District, D.C. officials and analysts told federal lawmakers Thursday.
The Obama administration reversed course Monday and agreed to fully implement a controversial school voucher program that provides federal tuition assistance to a limited number of D.C. youths despite historically mixed opinion of the program among city leaders and the White House's own efforts to eliminate it.
A formal admission that members of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign team paid a minor candidate to bash incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty — whether Mr. Gray knew it or not — has not upset the city's fragile relationship with Capitol Hill at this stage, an official said Wednesday.
"She just testified. She just waived her Fifth Amendment right to privilege," said Mr. Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor.
He said he would review the legal situation, and he recessed the hearing rather than adjourning it as a way of preserving the option of bringing her back.