Congressional Republicans on Tuesday grilled a health adviser who has demeaned the president’s health law, but Democrats highlighted his extensive apologies and retractions as they tried to limit the political damage.
House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to chastise California Republican Darrell Issa for his conduct at a committee hearing.
Issa accuses Sebelius of obstruction while the HHS Secretary accuses the House Republican of trying to block Obamacare.
Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.
The financially strapped Postal Service is asking for a 3-cent increase in the price of a first class stamp, raising it to 49 cents. The chairman of the postal Board of Governors, Mickey Barnett, warned the agency is in a “precarious financial condition.”
A leading House Republican has introduced a new bill that would give the District of Columbia more control over its municipal budget, a move that creates more uncertainty around a referendum approved by district voters that would do many of the same things.
Leaders of progressive groups say they, too, faced long delays in getting the Internal Revenue Service to approve their applications for tax-exempt status but were not subjected to the same level of scrutiny that Tea Party groups complained about.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service’s telephone records.
Congress was not told tea party groups were being inappropriately targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, even after acting agency Chief Steven Miller had been briefed on the matter.
Even with the 2016 presidential election about three and a half years away, American Crossroads is taking Hillary Clinton to task for her alleged role in the “cover-up” of the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.