Elijah Cummings

Democrat claims Republican, not White House, started IRS targeting of right-wing groups

Democrat claims Republican, not White House, started IRS targeting of right-wing groups

A self-described conservative Republican who is a manager in the Internal Revenue Service office that targeted tea party groups told investigators that he, not the White House, set the review in motion, the top Democrat on the House watchdog committee said Sunday. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., released a partial transcript of the House Committee on […]

Secret Service agents’ lawyer claims ‘trial by mob’

Secret Service agents’ lawyer claims ‘trial by mob’

The attorney for some of the Secret Service agents under investigation in a scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip, said on Thursday a “trial by mob” was wrong. Lawrence Berger’s comments to Reuters in a telephone interview came after the Washington Post identified the two supervisors involved as David Randall […]

Reading the Constitution: Education or futility?

Reading the Constitution: Education or futility?

Republicans and Democrats took turns politely in a historic recitation of the Constitution from the House floor Thursday, but the decorum hardly meant they were in agreement. In a nod to the tea partiers who put the Republicans in power, GOP lawmakers took time out from their campaign to change the way government works to […]