The man behind a lavish General Services Administration conference in Las Vegas that critics have lambasted as a waste of taxpayer money and emblematic of government excess has left the agency, a federal spokesman said Thursday.
It's the Senate's turn to grill hot-seaters on the GSA spending scandal. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
As the Roger Clemens trial plods along, many are asking, in one form or another: Why did Congress waste millions of our tax dollars to investigate if a baseball player used steroids?
A top official at the scandal-plagued General Services Administration is now facing the prospect of a federal criminal investigation, CNN confirmed Friday.
The General Services Administration has suspended an employee award program cited by congressional investigators for exceeding spending limits, the acting head of the agency said Tuesday.
Congressional investigators are accusing the General Services Administration of violating its employee gift limit with rewards of iPods, digital cameras and other electronics, just as a video emerged of a lavish conference that shows employees drinking and making jokes about wasteful spending.
A video created by a government official mocks wasteful government spending at the taxpayers' expense.
Democrats say a House committee has found no evidence showing that top Justice Department officials were behind a gun-trafficking investigation that let hundreds of high-powered weapons reach Mexican drug cartels.
U.S. park officials came under fire during congressional hearing Tuesday as Republican lawmakers scrutinized the "Occupy" encampments, which have persisted in the capital for nearly four months.
The Justice Department Thursday turned over to congressional investigators 482 pages of subpoenaed internal documents in the latest chapter of the controversial guns-to-Mexico operation known as Fast and Furious.
After weeks of speculation about how more than a billion dollars in customer money went missing at MF Global, former CEO Jon Corzine will give his side of the story on Capitol Hill Thursday.
The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating how some $600 million of MF Global customers' money has gone missing, CNN learned Tuesday from sources close to the probe.
Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine returned to Capitol Hill Thursday, where he rejected allegations aired earlier this week that he was aware of fund transfers from customer accounts.
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.
GOP lawmakers had a lot to say during a hearing for the solar energy company Solyndra. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.
A House panel voted Thursday to subpoena the White House for documents related to the solar energy company Solyndra.
A House GOP leader announced Friday that Congress will be sending subpoenas to the White House for internal documents regarding the decision to issue federal loan guarantees in 2010 to Solyndra, a solar energy company that has since filed for bankruptcy.
Chairman Cliff Stearns tells CNN's John King the committee will subpoena the White House for Solyndra documents.
Congressional investigators accuse U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of stonewalling a probe into a gun tracking program.
Congressional investigators issued a subpoena Wednesday for communications from several top Justice Department officials -- including Attorney General Eric Holder -- relating to the discredited "Fast and Furious" federal gunrunning operation.
Congressional investigators intend to issue subpoenas seeking communications from several top Justice Department officials -- including Attorney General Eric Holder -- relating to the discredited "Fast and Furious" federal gunrunning operation, according to a source close to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The man named one month ago to head the troubled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced Wednesday he is dramatically shaking up the agency, which he readily acknowledged has been damaged by a controversial gun-trafficking operation.
Top Solyndra executives are not going to testify before Congress about the federal government's backing of the failed solar power company.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has retained the services of prominent defense attorney Reid Weingarten.
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.
U.S. officials kept their Mexican counterparts in the dark about a widely criticized gun-trafficking probe even as rising numbers of weapons reached the hands of Mexico's drug cartels, a congressional committee reported Tuesday.
In a demand for fast -- if not furious -- action, Congressional investigators have given the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration just one week to produce documents to aid their investigation of a controversial gun-purchasing operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
If you ever wanted to see the courtroom equivalent of the ball going under the legs of Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series, you saw it today. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial in the government's expensive case against legendary pitcher Roger Clemens, who allegedly lied before Congress in February 2008 about using steroids and illegal performance enhancers. The mistrial does not preclude a retrial, but it sets the government's case back considerably, if not irretrievably.
What is the best way to search travelers for explosives: Full-body Imaging machines, which can see through your clothes? Or Rin Tin Tin, who can't, but might lick your hand?
A Congressional hearing on "radicalized" Muslims could inflame American Muslim sensitivity. Jeanne Meserve reports.
A federal judge has blocked the lead defense attorney for Roger Clemens from questioning Andy Pettitte, the ex-baseball star's longtime teammate and friend, once his client's criminal trial starts in July.
The long and potentially complicated courtroom saga began for Roger Clemens on Monday afternoon, as Clemens was arraigned in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton. The arraignment lacked the drama of Clemens' appearance before Congress in 2008, but nonetheless sets the table for what could become one of the most closely followed sports trials in U.S. history.
At my local gym Thursday, one of the television sets showed the live CNN broadcast of Rep. Henry Waxman questioning BP CEO Tony Hayward about how so much could have gone wrong.
What did BP know about its troubled Gulf of Mexico well and when did they know it?
White House adviser David Axelrod talks to CNN about what to expect when President Obama meets with BP officials.
BP chief Tony Hayward should be prepared to face tough questioning about the cause of the Gulf oil disaster when he appears before a key House committee on Thursday, according to a letter released Monday by the committee's chairman.
Residents tell BP even it the company can plug the leak it won't be enough to save their way of life. WWL reports.
Oil company BP had three indications of trouble aboard the doomed drill rig Deepwater Horizon in the hour before the April 20 explosion that sank the offshore platform, congressional investigators reported Tuesday.
Top Goldman Sachs representatives -- including CEO Lloyd Blankfein -- attempted to deflect criticism Tuesday as they faced a blistering cross-examination from lawmakers about the firm's role in the financial crisis.
At the Geneva Auto Show, Senior Executive of Toyota Motor Europe discusses how the division is dealing with the recall.
Despite revelations in a congressional investigation of a subsidiary's mismanagement and questionable vetting of employees, the company formerly known as Blackwater could soon win millions of dollars in new job orders for work in Afghanistan.
Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee have sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling for an immediate Congressional investigation into circumstances surrounding the Fort Hood shooting.
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn says Judge Sonia Sotomayor may have "splainin'" to do under a hypothetical gun case.
Sonia Sotomayor strongly asserted her adherence to the law while dodging questions about her personal beliefs on the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Parents of special needs children recount stories of abuse at Congressional hearing, CNN's Abbie Boudreau reports.
Former White House political adviser Karl Rove and counsel Harriet Miers have agreed to face questions from Congress about allegations of improper political influence in the Justice Department, the House Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday.
Fasten your seat belts. The week ahead could be critical as the stock market sits on the precipice of nearly 12-year lows.
In Tuesday night's speech, President Obama attempted to calm the nation, explaining how his programs will stimulate the economy and create a foundation for long-term economic growth.
The 'Big 3' automakers turned in financial plans to Congress hoping to bolster their requests for $25 billion in loans.
A national poll suggests that six in 10 Americans oppose using taxpayer money to help the ailing major U.S. auto companies.
The mother of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach says her daughter may have been saved if she'd had protection.
A congresswoman said Thursday that her "jaw dropped" when military doctors told her that four in 10 women at a veterans hospital reported being sexually assaulted while in the military.
Congress can force White House aides to testify under subpoena, a U.S. District Court ruled Thursday, rejecting Bush administration claims of immunity.
Karl Rove, President Bush's longtime political guru, refused to obey an order to testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has called for a congressional inquiry into the state's most populous county, saying recent events show that its legal system "has been tarnished."
FAA Safety Inspector Bobby Boutris testifies about airline safety concerns before the House Transportation committee.
Southwest Airlines tried to keep serious problems with its maintenance program hidden and pressured the Federal Aviation Administration to keep out an inspector who noticed the problems, according to two FAA inspectors who blew the whistle on the airline.
The Federal Aviation Administration is putting the public at risk with lax oversight and a too-cozy relationship with the airlines, a top lawmaker and aviation experts said Tuesday.
Senior executives of the five largest US oil companies were to appear before a Congress where they were likely to find frustrated lawmakers in no mood for small talk
Bombings killed six Iraqis and wounded 51 in Baghdad and Mosul on Tuesday, and the Iraqi Interior Ministry said the death toll in a suicide bombing the day before in Karbala rose to 50.
ITN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the ongoing fighting in Mosul, five years after the invasion of Iraq.
Famed pitcher Roger Clemens testifies on Capitol Hill that he never used steroids or human growth hormone.
The FBI is investigating whether baseball great Roger Clemens perjured himself in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee earlier this month, government officials told CNN on Thursday.
SI.com legal analyst Michael McCann has been closely following the Roger Clemens-Brian McNamee story since the release of the Mitchell Report late last year. Today he answers seven key questions about what lies ahead for Clemens after last week's Congressional hearing.
The House voted Thursday to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House lawyer Harriet Miers in contempt in its probe of the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys.
The most important man that we heard from Wednesday on Capitol Hill, amid all the bluster, the embarrassing fawning over Roger Clemens and the multitude of mind-squishingly moronic questions, happened to be nowhere near Capitol Hill. Yet Andy Pettitte's presence at baseball's latest hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was unmistakable, his words unshakeable.
On Sunday, Roger Clemens spoke to 60 Minutes in his first interview since the release of the Mitchell Report. SI.com's Michael McCann tackles the legal questions surrounding the allegations and denials by Clemens and his former trainer, Brian McNamee. He also analyses the defamation lawsuit Clemens filed against McNamee on Monday.
The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says the panel will move forward with a probe into the destruction of CIA videotapes of detainee interrogations, despite a Justice Department request that congressional inquiries be suspended.
The Justice Department urges Congress not to begin an inquiry into destroyed CIA tapes. Gary Nurenberg reports.
Ex-Ambassador Joe Wilson says Scott McClellan's claims show his wife Valerie Plame was a victim of the Bush administration.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is ratcheting up scrutiny of the potential for insider trading at hedge funds.
The Justice Department's top civil rights enforcer resigned Thursday following more than a year of criticism that his office filled its ranks with conservative loyalists instead of experienced attorneys.
Congressional Democrats are using subpoenas and other investigatory powers to expose Bush administration missteps and push for policy changes even as they struggle at times to enact legislation.
Cheney on Gonzales
Senator grills ex-Bush aide
Defending executive privilege
A bad connection hampers a Senate hearing with the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. But one disappointing answer came through loud and clear
The President's claim that even former staffers won't testify gives him another bargaining chip with Congress
Congressional investigators are looking into new allegations a top official at the Justice Department illegally hired career lawyers based on their political affiliations.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Within hours of Pat Tillman's death, the Army went into information-lockdown mode, cutting off phone and Internet connections at a base in Afghanistan, posting guards on a wounded platoon mate, and ordering a sergeant to burn Tillman's uniform.
The White House "screwed up" by not requiring e-mails from Republican Party and campaign accounts to be saved and is trying to recover any documents that may have been deleted, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
The White House is being accused of improperly trying to hide e-mails about government business by using unofficial e-mail accounts.
Awash as we are in the cranky appraisals of our war in Iraq and the congressional projects to end it summarily, we have every reason to conclude that for some Americans a real war is not nearly as amusing as one produced in Hollywood. A real war is a lot more difficult to script than a war headed for the silver screen. Inopportune events take place. Even uncovenanted happenings occur. During World War II more than 14,000 American POWs died in German and Japanese hands. President Franklin Roosevelt had not anticipated such brutal treatment. Other unanticipated enormities took place, for instance, the dithering in the hedgerows of France after the D-Day landings. Still, no congressional investigations were convened to distract our leaders from bringing the war to a diplomatically viable conclusion.
As you watch the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, consider this ... most of the guys hanging by their fingers and toes to those charging 40-mph thoroughbreds are going to walk away with only $50 for their risk.
A key U.S. senator has called for Australia's current and past envoys to Washington to answer questions over the Australian government's role in the Iraqi wheat bribery scandal.
President Bush on Sunday defended his administration's use of wiretaps on U.S. citizens without a court order, saying comments he made in 2004 that "nothing has changed" in the use of wiretaps were not misleading.
A Senate report presented evidence Monday that it says links illegal oil money from deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime to the political campaign of a British lawmaker and to the accounts of his Jordanian wife.
Two government programs designed to prevent terrorists from smuggling weapons of mass destruction into the United States are under-performing, leaving the nation's ports vulnerable, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
If you are -- as I am -- a devotee of sports talk radio, then you have been bombarded this week with criticism of Congress' decision to subpoena a number of current and former baseball players to testify about steroid use. Only discussion of the NCAA basketball championships has vied for prominence with the steroid subpoena story.
Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and his associates used a wider network of U.S. bank accounts to conceal funds than previously known, a Senate subcommittee disclosed Tuesday.
U.S. congressional investigators are studying thousands of pages of documents handed over by Cotecna, the cargo inspection company that employed Kojo Annan in the late 1990s.
The sonorous voice is familiar around the world. No matter what the crisis of the day, Kofi Annan's soft baritone always manages to convey a sense of imperturbable gravitas.
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