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GOP ramps up war on IRS

GOP ramps up war on IRS

Two Republican lawmakers on Tuesday demanded that an Internal Revenue Service official who triggered investigations into the tax agency’s scrutiny of conservative political groups turn over personal emails. Lois Lerner,…

Obama claims new limits against spying on Americans by America’s government

Obama claims new limits against spying on Americans by America’s government

President Barack Obama announced plans on Friday to limit sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs that have come under criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor, saying the United…

Pentagon cuts unpaid leave

Pentagon cuts unpaid leave

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Tuesday he was slashing the amount of unpaid leave that 650,000 civilian employees were ordered take this year to six days from 11 in…

Republicans push for political showdown on Obamacare

Republicans push for political showdown on Obamacare

With the Obama administration poised for a huge public education campaign on healthcare reform, Republicans and their allies are mobilizing a counter-offensive including town hall meetings, protests and media promotions…

More trouble for America’s latest political Weiner

More trouble for America’s latest political Weiner

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner on Tuesday vowed to stay in the race despite admitting sending sexually explicit messages and photos to women even after the online sex…

Skepticism, concern from citizens in bankrupt Detroit

Skepticism, concern from citizens in bankrupt Detroit

Some Detroit residents voiced skepticism on Thursday that the former U.S. manufacturing powerhouse would emerge in better shape from its historic bankruptcy filing designed to fix the city’s financial crisis.…

IRS watchdog taking a harder look at targeting of political groups

IRS watchdog taking a harder look at targeting of political groups

The Internal Revenue Service‘s inspector general said on Thursday he is expanding his probe of IRS treatment of political groups that applied for tax-exempt status to see if liberal groups…

Military often drops the ball on sexual abuse investigations

Military often drops the ball on sexual abuse investigations

The U.S. military in many cases does not properly investigate allegations of sexual assault, sometimes failing to collect key evidence, fully examine crime scenes or interview witnesses, a probe by…

Obamacare struggles to meet critical deadlines

Obamacare struggles to meet critical deadlines

With time running out, U.S. officials are struggling to cope with the task of launching the new online health insurance exchanges at the heart of President Barack Obama’s signature health…

Government may limit ability to seize records of journalists

Government may limit ability to seize records of journalists

The Justice Department on Friday proposed curbing the ability of prosecutors to seize reporters’ records while investigating leaks to the media, after complaints that journalists’ rights were violated in recent…