ATF Whistleblowers played a key role in blowing the lid off the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun trafficking debacle.
In keeping with their vow to prevent any more of President Barack Obama's appeals court nominees from being confirmed until after the election, Senate Republicans successfully upheld Monday their filibuster of Judge Robert Bacharach's nomination to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in Denver.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is asking the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to look into additional questions about unintended acceleration of Toyota cars.
The House may have voted contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder, but that has not ended the investigation into who at the Justice Department knew about Operation Fast and Furious -- and when.
Sen. Charles Grassley on Friday stepped up his dispute with the White House over Operation Fast and Furious, as three of his Judiciary Committee investigators were provided to bolster Grassley's claim that President Barack Obama's spokesman was wrong Thursday about the fight over documents.
The Senate Monday voted narrowly to end a filibuster of President Barack Obama's pick for the California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a key Republican argued the judge was too sympathetic to criminal defendants and, based on his writings about Roe v. Wade, might be a judicial activist.
The White House has ignored a deadline to provide answers to a senior Senate Republican about the Secret Service prostitution scandal, an aide to Sen. Charles Grassley said Friday.
CNN's Brian Todd looks at the home life of Secret Service agent Arthur Huntington amid the prostitution scandal probe.
Two more Secret Service members have resigned over a Colombia prostitution scandal, the agency said Tuesday, while another member is being forced out and two more were cleared of serious misconduct.
The latest twist in the tug of war over Department of Justice documents central to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious came Friday evening, when a top Justice official refused a congressional request for subpoenaed documents and blamed GOP lawmakers over the leaking of sensitive information.
The luck of the Irish may not be enough to push ahead special legislation introduced by Sen. Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, to grant 10,500 special work visas for Irish immigrants.
It should be a no-brainer: a popular bill with bipartisan support that bans insider trading by members of Congress.
The Justice Department Thursday made public its legal opinion that President Barack Obama's controversial recess appointments last week are constitutional.
Some U.S. immigration officers charged with reviewing citizenship applications believe federal policy favors promoting immigration over protecting national security, according to a draft report by an agency watchdog.
A prominent Republican senator called Wednesday for a top Justice Department figure to resign, saying Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer was dishonest with Congress about his knowledge of the gun-running Operation Fast and Furious.
An intense struggle among several senior Justice Department officials was revealed Friday as internal documents on the gun-running Operation Fast and Furious were released by the department.
One day after Attorney General Eric Holder admitted to a Senate panel the Department of Justice had sent "inaccurate" information in a letter about a controversial gun trafficking operation, a House Republican chairman pounced.
The Justice Department Thursday announced it is dropping its controversial plan to allow officials to deny the existence of certain sensitive documents when confronted with thorny Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Congressional Republicans sought Wednesday to expand their investigation of the controversial ATF-approved illegal sale of firearms in Arizona to include an apparently similar operation in Texas.
Rep. Darrell Issa talks about his tense exchanges with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano at a "Fast and Furious" hearing.
A bipartisan group of senators is asking federal authorities to determine whether mobile phone "stalking apps" are legal.
A spokeswoman for a lawmaker leading the congressional investigation into a controversial ATF program said Friday that the Justice Department is correcting information it provided on the number of crimes in which guns tied to the "Operation Fast and Furious" program were recovered.
Federal agents can't account for more than 1,400 guns after a widely criticized operation aimed at tracing the flow of weapons to Mexican drug gangs, sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN.
The Senate voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of James Cole to the powerful post of deputy attorney general, number two in the Justice Department to Attorney General Eric Holder.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating one of the nation's largest hedge funds, SAC Capital Advisors LP, in connection with insider trading, according to a published report.
Two AK-47 assault rifles found near where a U.S. Border Patrol officer was fatally shot were among hundreds of guns federal authorities let pass into the hands of known and suspected gun traffickers in a flawed attempt to track the weapons to Mexican drug cartels, a U.S. senator says.
President Obama's latest round of job-bolstering proposals boasts something for everyone: corporate tax breaks for conservatives and spending on roads and railways for liberals. Yet he's having a hard time getting everyone on board.
General Motors, fresh off two profitable quarters, is planning a public offering expected to raise as much as $16 billion. Does this mean election-year vindication for President Obama's much-maligned decision to take control of the Detroit automaker?
In Washington, there's a code phrase for the middle ground that lawmakers find after a torrent of industry lobbying or partisan debate: "Let's do a study."
It has long been the dream of many a liberal advocate: to have an unabashedly outspoken, cleverly articulate justice who can take on the conservative majority and inspire young progressives for decades to come -- a "Scalia for the Left," as many have called it.
Did BP know the Deepwater Horizon well could be gushing as much as 60,000 barrels of oil a day, and fail to inform the public of that? Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wants to know.
BP claims it was not government regulators' practice to follow regulations on blowout preventers, according to a letter from Sen. Charles Grassley obtained by CNN.
The Senate Finance Committee completed debate on proposed health care legislation early Friday.
The Senate Finance Committee completed debate on proposed health-care legislation early Friday.
A Democratic Senate chairman at the heart of Capitol Hill's delicate health care negotiations announced Wednesday that he intends to unveil a long-awaited compromise reform bill from his committee next week.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Ben Nelson, both Democrats, discuss health care reform with CNN's John King
Erica Hill and panelists discuss a possible health care bill that the White House might send to Congress.
The White House is quietly talking about drafting formal health care legislation after allowing Congress to work on its own for months, CNN has learned.
CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the political bus tour promoting President Obama's health care plan.
President Obama will address the contentious issue of health-care reform in a speech to a joint session of Congress on September 9, multiple Democratic sources said Wednesday.
In a way, the president really has no other choice but to finally speak -- and speak conclusively about what he wants in a health care reform bill.
A little-known tactic could let the White House push through a health care bill without GOP support. Josh Levs explains.
The Obama administration is looking hard at pushing through a health care reform bill without Republican backing, top Democrats close to the White House have told CNN.
The Obama administration is looking hard at pushing through a health-care reform bill without Republican backing, top Democrats close to the White House have told CNN.
The lead Republican senator in bipartisan health care negotiations said Tuesday that he urged President Obama this month to make clear he would accept a bill without a government-funded public insurance option.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tells the media the Obama administration still supports a public option as part of health care reform.
A key House committee passed comprehensive health care reform legislation Friday, moving President Obama's domestic priority one step closer to congressional approval.
It's the Republicans' turn to face the health care debate back home.
Town hall meetings continued Thursday with more members of Congress facing an onslaught of tough questions about health care reform plans.
President Obama takes his push for health care reform to a grocery store in rural Virginia. CNN's Ed Henry reports.
The real battle over health care reform is about to begin. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
President Obama's opposition to taxing employer-provided health benefits has slowed progress on passing a health care reform bill, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee complained Thursday.
Negotiations between key Senate Democrats and Republicans over health insurance co-ops as an alternative to a government-run health plan were at an impasse as the parties faced off over how much federal government involvement there should be in the creation and running of the co-ops, according to senators and aides involved in the talks.
As the debate on how to fix health care picks up pace, so does discussion about one of the most lucrative ways to pay for it: Scale back the tax break that workers enjoy for health insurance.
Washington is a dangerous place for business leaders these days. "There's absolutely no political risk in rounding up the witches," says crisis consultant Eric Dezenhall, who likens today's Congress to a colonial Salem for corporate executives.
CNN's Campbell Brown tells White House officials and Congress to cut the histrionics over AIG bonuses and fix the problem.
Monday night, we told you we would be profiling the villains of this crisis, those we think belong in our Rogue's Gallery. But what we are discovering the more we learn about AIG and the more willing we are to take a step back and look at the big picture, it becomes harder to pinpoint exactly where we should be directing our anger.
The recession's damage to Silicon Valley goes beyond falling stock prices and depressed profits.
A heated debate in the Senate over President Obama's economic stimulus package.
President Obama warned Wednesday that failure to act immediately on his economic aid plan "will turn crisis into a catastrophe and guarantee a longer recession."
Democratic senators stood behind Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Tom Daschle Monday after a closed-door session of the Senate Finance Committee on the former South Dakota senator's tax troubles.
Tom Daschle apologizes to President Obama and the American people for making a mistake on his taxes.
While politicians of all stripes are vying to be seen as saviors in the energy crisis, Congress isn't giving renewable energy investors the one thing they say would help the most - long-term tax credits.
Georgia televangelist Creflo Dollar refuses to turn over financial documents that are overdue.
Georgia televangelist Creflo Dollar is refusing to turn over any more financial documents to the Senate Finance Committee, even though they are overdue.
A second Christian ministry is refusing to meet a Thursday deadline for a Senate investigation into preachers' salaries, perks and travel
As the Senate starts a probe of several "prosperity gospel" preachers, the presidential candidate stands by the one with the most question marks
The unofficial candidate for the G.O.P. nomination visits the state fair and tries to play coy
To figure out whether you need to pay quarterly estimated federal taxes this year and avoid underpayment penalties, you need to have a sense of what your tax liability will be.
Tax-writing committees in Congress are weighing a curtailment of a little-known tax break that helps private equity firms and hedge funds cut their tax bills, according to a newspaper report published Thursday.
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The tax man is sniffing around private equity, the latest sign of the public scrutiny growing around the industry.
A leading senator says Congress is looking at reducing or even eliminating a lucrative tax deduction that make companies more likely to grant stock options, according to a published report.
Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is hoping to stamp out the sex trade by taxing pimps and prostitutes, then jailing them when they don't pay.
Most American taxpayers would get $100 rebate checks to offset the pain of higher pump prices for gasoline, under an amendment Senate Republicans hope to bring to a vote soon.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - There's been a heated debate going on around the Beltway about whether to impose a "windfall profit tax" on the oil industry, which has profited handsomely from soaring oil prices earlier this year.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - After postponing its vote three times in less than a week, the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday looks set to vote on a proposed tax bill that has one big change from the original.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Instead of including a provision for major AMT relief in 2006, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) opted instead to propose a two-year extension of reduced tax rates on capital gains and dividends in a tax bill he introduced late Thursday.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday postponed its vote on a $68.8 billion, five-year tax reconciliation bill, according to published reports.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Forget tax reform for a moment. Of more immediate concern to lawmakers this week is whether they'll extend a number of tax breaks, most notably investment tax breaks and AMT relief.
Social Security system reforms may have to wait until 2009, the Republican Senator leading the effort said Tuesday.
The Senate was up to its old tricks Monday evening.
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State and federal prosecutors are investigating 150 cases of alleged pricing fraud by some of the world's largest drug makers, according to a published report.
It has been less than a month since George W. Bush began getting specific about his plans to reform Social Security, but bookmakers in Washington are lengthening the odds of its passage.
During the Senate's investigation of the recall of Merck's pain reliever Vioxx, a veteran Food and Drug Administration drug safety scientist said Americans are virtually defenseless under the current system. That's simply unacceptable.
President Bush on Friday approved a bill that would extend the deductibility of donations made for tsunami disaster relief.
Congress on Thursday approved a bill that would extend the deductibility of donations made for tsunami disaster relief.
Americans have reacted to the tsunami disaster in Asia with an outpouring of giving to a variety of charities -- the American Red Cross alone has already received $92 million in pledges.
Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley has asked the Pentagon to explain why it continues to use camouflage fabrics recently found to contain prohibited toxins, according to a letter obtained by CNN that was dated Tuesday.
You might think that after two tax cuts in less than three years, totaling a whopping $1.6 trillion, Congress would be content that it had left its mark on the economy. But you'd be wrong. There ar...
Easily the most wonderful moment in the history of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) occurred on the Senate floor late in 1989 when Congress was debating the act, which will soon become ope...
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IF CONGRESS ever gets around to passing a tax reform bill, it will be no thanks to at least five of the 20 members of the Senate Finance Committee. To them tax reform is as welcome as humidity in W...