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Holder agrees to changes in probes involving news media

Holder agrees to changes in probes involving news media

Attorney General Eric Holder told media editors on Thursday that he would change the way the Justice Department handles investigations that involve reporters and not repeat searches that have raised…

A Weiner returns to politics to run for New York City Mayor

A Weiner returns to politics to run for New York City Mayor

Two years after resigning from Congress in a lewd photo scandal, former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner announced in a video message early on Wednesday he is running for New York…

Lowered deficit forecasts also lowers drive for budget deal

Lowered deficit forecasts also lowers drive for budget deal

The chances of a deal between Democratic and Republican lawmakers that would overhaul the tax system, trim government spending and reform safety net spending programs appear to be fading. A…

Obama”s budget: Higher, then lower deficits?

Obama”s budget: Higher, then lower deficits?

Near-term U.S. deficits under President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget plan would be higher than those forecast by the Congressional Budget Office this week but would be $1.1 trillion lower over…

Ousted IRS boss stonewalls Congressional committee

Ousted IRS boss stonewalls Congressional committee

The outgoing head of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service angered Republican lawmakers on Friday by resisting their demands that he identify who at the tax-collection agency had inappropriately targeted conservative…

Immigration deal reached in House

Immigration deal reached in House

Prospects for passage of a major immigration bill improved on Thursday when a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives declared they had reached a tentative deal, resolving…

A White House in full damage-control mode

A White House in full damage-control mode

With no sign of an end to three mushrooming scandals, the White House acknowledged the rising political dangers on Wednesday by launching a concerted effort at damage control. In a…

Obama embroiled in new, damaging scandals

Obama embroiled in new, damaging scandals

President Barack Obama learned on Monday what can happen to presidents caught up in allegations of scandal: they have to address them instead of anything else. It happened when the…

IRS looked for “tea party” and other buzzwords for audits

IRS looked for “tea party” and other buzzwords for audits

When tax agents started singling out non-profit groups for extra scrutiny in 2010, they looked at first only for key words such as ‘Tea Party,’ but later they focused on…

Washington worried about ‘zero-day’ computer hackers

Washington worried about ‘zero-day’ computer hackers

The proliferation of hacking tools known as zero-day exploits is raising concerns at the highest levels in Washington, even as U.S. agencies and defense contractors have become the biggest buyers…