U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if California utility executives deceived federal regulators about an equipment swap at the San Onofre nuclear power plant that eventually led to a radiation leak, The Associated Press has learned.
A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner was replaced Thursday as director of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups.
Is the tea party getting its groove back? Shouts of vindication from around the country suggest the movement’s leaders certainly think so.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that President Barack Obama has not been assertive enough as three scandals involving his administration have mounted.
Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator on Thursday questioned the suggestion by President Barack Obama that he didn’t know until recently that the IRS had been targeting conservative groups.
Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the nation’s new energy secretary.
President Barack Obama continues to back Attorney General Eric Holder following the fallout over the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press.
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.
A top Senate Democrat plans to revive legislation that would protect journalists and their employers from revealing their sources, days after it was revealed that the Justice Department secretly obtained Associated Press phone records.
The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status.