Late Monday, BP responded to a request from the Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce that asked the company to report how much money it had shelled out on advertising after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee requested documents and information Monday from Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms of Iowa related to the recent salmonella outbreak and egg recalls, according to a news release from the office of the committee's chairman, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-California.
CNN's Casey Wian takes a closer look at one of the Iowa companies targeted by the tainted egg recall.
As tests continue Tuesday on BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are weighing a new option for permanently sealing it.
A federal panel begins a week of hearings into the cause of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
In his statement to a House subcommitte, BP CEO Tony Hayward says he regrets the negative impact of the Gulf oil spill.
Rising public anger over the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico hit the boiling point Thursday as BP CEO Tony Hayward was subjected to a bipartisan barrage of criticism during a long, heated day of testimony on Capitol Hill.
Lawmakers ripped into BP chief Tony Hayward on Thursday, accusing him of being ill-prepared for congressional testimony and not cooperating with an investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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.
President Obama began a pivotal week Monday in the response to the BP oil spill by assuring Gulf Coast residents that the "full resources of the federal government are being mobilized to confront" the disaster that has emptied beaches, docked fishing boats and ruined marshlands.
Oil company BP will attempt to insert a new section of pipe into the riser of its damaged undersea well to capture the gusher of crude now spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, a company spokesman said Thursday.
House lawmakers on Thursday approved a $6 billion measure that aims to provide rebates to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements -- but not without a fight from Republicans.
The great mystery surrounding the historic health care bill is how the corporations that provide coverage for most Americans -- coverage they know and prize -- will react to the new law's radically different regime of subsidies, penalties, and taxes. Now, we're getting a remarkable inside look at the options AT&T, Deere, and other big companies are weighing to deal with the new legislation.
Members of a task force that issued controversial recommendations for breast cancer screenings defended the group's guidelines but acknowledged "poor" communication in explaining them to women.
After more than six hours of negotiations among White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, talks between House Democratic leaders and key Blue Dog Democrats broke up Tuesday night without a deal on health-care reform.
House Democrats split sharply over the issue of health care reform Friday as negotiations between a committee chairman and party conservatives broke down.
Rick Sanchez talks with Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn about health care and the "birther" movement.
A useful principle of political analysis is to be suspicious when everyone agrees. Which is why the bipartisan paeans to "prevention" in this summer's health care debate have me scratching my head. It's the one reform on which Henry Waxman and John Boehner can join hands. Don't get me wrong: officials are right to say our system is crazily tilted toward paying docs and hospitals for curing people only after they've gotten terribly sick. But when they jump from this to the idea that America's overdue prevention agenda will be the fix for soaring national health costs (and even help pay for expanded coverage), they're blowing smoke.
Robin Beaton found out last June she had an aggressive form of breast cancer and needed surgery -- immediately.
We know what the president wants when it comes to health care reform. We know what Sen. Ted Kennedy and Rep. Henry Waxman want. And we know what interest groups really want from any health care reform effort.
The Obama administration has signaled its support for a congressional effort that aims to boost the troubled car industry by subsidizing new cars sales for consumers who scrap old ones.
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.
Congress postponed until Wednesday a vote to delay next month's scheduled death of television as you've known it.
Friday's announcement concerning major league players' drug-test results from 2008 could reignite congressional interest in the use of performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball. It may also lead to a broadening of the debate over which types of performance-enhancing substances should be prohibited in baseball. While the debate has mainly centered on strength-inducing substances, such as steroids and human growth hormone, cognitive-enhancing substances, such as amphetamines and possibly even energy drinks, may soon take center stage.
A House committee trying to uncover the roots of the credit crisis on Tuesday grilled several former CEOs of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
A Congressional panel grilled five of the world's richest and most powerful hedge fund managers Thursday as lawmakers sought to understand how much blame they could assign the little-understood hedge fund industry for the global economic collapse.
A congressional committee scrutinized risks in the hedge fund industry on Thursday to determine whether further regulation is needed.
Top scientists and career employees at the Food and Drug Administration opposed agency regulations that weaken consumers' ability to sue drug makers, congressional investigators said
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told a House committee Thursday that the nation will emerge from the current credit crisis with a "far sounder financial system."
A House committee chairman blasted former chiefs of American International Group Inc. on Tuesday, blaming their huge paychecks and the company's lavish style for the federal government's $85 billion bailout of the insurer.
Former Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld on Monday blamed the collapse of his firm on a "crisis of confidence" that spread throughout the banking sector.
An Army sergeant complained about faulty wiring in Iraq months before another soldier was fatally electrocuted in a shower in the same quarters, according to documents released Wednesday by a congressional committee.
Whaling fleets nearly wiped out North Atlantic right whales last century. Now these huge mammals are threatened by other human behavior: big ships, fishing gear and entanglement in federal bureaucracy.
The chairman of a House panel says a Pentagon workers' compensation program for civilian employees in Iraq and Afghanistan is a "flagrant abuse of taxpayer dollars."
The Army and Marine Corps are allowing convicted felons to serve in increasing numbers, newly released Department of Defense statistics show.
A U.S. House committee chairman has begun an investigation into the electrocutions of at least 12 service members in Iraq
Leading members of the House of Representatives asked the Justice Department on Wednesday to probe whether baseball great Roger Clemens "committed perjury and made knowingly false statements" during a congressional hearing.
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.
Today is no different than Dec. 13, the day the Mitchell Report was released. Two months later and even after nearly five hours of testimony Wednesday in front of Congress, the issue of whether or not Roger Clemens used steroids is left in a suspended state of dilemma: it's Clemens' word vs. Brian McNamee's word. Still.
Roger Clemens' silver-tongued lawyer might have to rein in his rhetoric.
Although the Justice Department has not yet accepted the invitation from Congressmen Henry Waxman and Tom Davis to investigate whether Miguel Tejada lied to the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform -- let alone has the Justice Department commenced an investigation or come to findings unfavorable to Tejada -- Tejada could find himself in serious trouble if the government can prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he knowingly and willfully lied about a matter material to the Committee's investigation.
Seven-time Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens addresses the media about his alleged steroid use.
George Mitchell, the senator-turned-baseball-investigator who last month linked dozens of players to steroid use, on Tuesday told a House committee that he firmly believes the former trainer who says he injected pitching ace Roger Clemens with performance enhancers.
Drug stores in three states are now selling over-the-counter paternity tests.
A congressional committee investigating the performance of Blackwater USA questioned whether the private security firm may have evaded paying millions of dollars in taxes.
A panel recommended to the State Department that the U.S. create a "central command center" to improve coordination among agencies using private security contractors in war zones, senior State Department officials and others familiar with the review told CNN Monday.
The Democrats' top investigator in Congress reacted angrily Friday to a CNN report that the former Blackwater USA employee accused of killing an Iraqi vice presidential guard was hired by another U.S. contractor weeks later.
Rep. Henry Waxman warned of a 'confrontation' with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over Iraqi corruption.
The Democrats' top investigator in Congress reacted angrily Friday to a report that the former Blackwater USA employee accused of killing an Iraqi vice presidential guard was hired by another U.S. contractor weeks later.
CNN's Alessio Vinci speaks with a survivor of the Blackwater shooting incident in Iraq.
The founder and chief executive of Blackwater USA defended his company against allegations that his contractors were trigger-happy mercenaries Tuesday, saying that his personnel have distinguished records and have never intentionally killed civilians.
A 2004 crash that killed everyone on board -- three crew members and three U.S. troops -- was caused by pilots from a Blackwater plane taking a low-level run through a mountain canyon in Afghanistan, testimony revealed Tuesday.
Blackwater USA Chairman Erik Prince testifies before a House committee about his embattled security firm.
Katy Helvenston never wants Blackwater or America to forget her boy. Scott Helvenston was a decorated Navy man who, at age 17, became one of the youngest Navy SEALs in U.S. history.
The security company's chief will tell a House committee that it is effective in a difficult climate. Will Democrats buy it?
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.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Wednesday there was no evidence of a cover-up of the circumstances of Army Ranger Cpl. Pat Tillman's death.
Rumsfeld: No cover-up
Vice President Dick Cheney's office refused to cooperate with an agency that oversees classified documents, then tried to abolish the office when it challenged the actions, House oversight committee Chairman Henry Waxman said.
Blackstone Group's initial public offering is seeing heavy demand from investors vying for shares of the biggest U.S. IPO in five years, which is expected to price Thursday.
The White House is being accused of improperly trying to hide e-mails about government business by using unofficial e-mail accounts.
The new chairman of a House investigative committee is demanding answers to questions he asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice nearly four years ago about President Bush's assertion that Iraq once sought uranium from Africa.
Valerie Plame is expected to testify at a House committee hearing next week about how White House officials handled exposure of her CIA connection.
Generic drugmakers, fresh off a profitable and product-heavy year, will seek future growth in fast-growing markets outside the U.S. and the burgeoning expiration of biotechnology patents, according to analysts.
Oh, goody. According to the White House press office, President Bush will spend much of the next two weeks discussing what a swell economy we have. Did you know that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is at its highest point EVER? And the NASDAQ, ditto. Wow, breathtaking, huh? But the Dow is not a good indicator of how things are really going for the majority of Americans.
The fight against international terrorism remains "formidable" for the United States and its allies, with 651 significant attacks taking 1,900 lives worldwide last year, according to two U.S. government reports released Wednesday.
A day before a congressional hearing on steroid use in baseball, the two top members of the investigating committee said baseball's new policy appears to be more smoke and mirrors than a legitimate attempt to crack down on steroid use.
The ranking minority member of a House committee on Wednesday blasted the Food and Drug Administration, saying it failed to properly address problems that may have led to a shortage of flu vaccine.
What began as a congressional hearing on a U.N. oil-for-food program during Saddam Hussein's regime has become an effort to investigate whether the Bush administration properly handled a postwar program involving $20 billion in Iraqi funds.
This year, for the first time, webloggers were credentialed to cover a national political convention. In addition to the bloggers posting from Boston at the Democratic National Convention, there were dozens of other voices -- on all sides of the political spectrum -- blogging on what they heard and saw in Boston.
Just one week ago, the Bush and Kerry campaign trails fell silent to honor the memory of former President Reagan. Despite nonstop tributes to the "Great Communicator's" ability to bridge political divides, this week has evidently marked a quick return to politics as usual.
FOR BUSINESS lobbyists, it's time to play defense. With Democrats in control of Congress and the President's clout not what it used to be, this is not a good year to be pushing bold initiatives or ...
REPUBLICAN SENATOR Bob Packwood and ultraliberal Democratic Senator Howard Metzenbaum don't have much in common. But they share one dubious distinction. When a score of Washington's most influentia...