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IRS officials living large at taxpayers’ expense?

IRS officials living large at taxpayers’ expense?

Internal Revenue Service officials can expect a grilling when they face lawmakers over the latest controversy to rock the agency: lavish spending at employee conferences. The IRS, however, is planning…

Education back in spotlight on Capitol Hill

From pre-kindergarten to No Child Left Behind, from broadband-wired schools to college loans, students in every age group are suddenly finding the spotlight on Capitol Hill. After months of relative…

Rice moving from U.N. to national security advisor in latest Obama team shakeup

Rice moving from U.N. to national security advisor in latest Obama team shakeup

President Barack Obama’s top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, marking a significant shakeup to the…

Congress moving to crack down on military sexual assaults

Congress moving to crack down on military sexual assaults

Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and…

Rubio trying to round up support on immigration bill

Rubio trying to round up support on immigration bill

Senate debate on a far-reaching immigration bill is becoming a test of Sen. Marco Rubio‘s influence over fellow Republicans, as the Florida conservative works to sell GOP lawmakers on landmark…

Questions over secret emails of Obama’s team

Questions over secret emails of Obama’s team

Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent…

Tough choice for Christie in New Jersey Senate selection

Tough choice for Christie in New Jersey Senate selection

In filling a vacant Senate seat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces a significant choice fraught with political implications for his re-election campaign and, perhaps, a future presidential run. Democratic…

Bribe-taking Congressman at end of long prison term

Bribe-taking Congressman at end of long prison term

  Randy “Duke” Cunningham, whose feats as a Navy flying ace during the Vietnam War catapulted him to a U.S House career that ended in disgrace when he was convicted…

Sexual assaults force military justice changes

Sexual assaults force military justice changes

Determined to stop sexual assault in the military, Congress is spelling out for the services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system. The…

IRS victims testify before Congress

IRS victims testify before Congress

Conservative groups who were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are getting their say on Capitol Hill just as the details of another IRS controversy are being made public. The…