Rep. Gowdy says Pres. Obama shouldn't use executive privilege for "Fast and Furious" papers because he had no role in it.
A House committee announced Monday it will consider a measure next week to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to provide requested information on the department's handling of the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling sting operation.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission plans to vote on a controversial design for the memorial honoring the 34th U.S. president despite public objections from the Eisenhower family and members of Congress.
Top House Republicans attempted to ramp up pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday with a joint letter demanding the Department of Justice comply with a congressional subpoena for materials on the "Operation Fast and Furious" program.
The partisan impasse over potential contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder continues following a lengthy letter from the deputy attorney general, and a blunt response from the House Oversight Committee chairman.
In Hollywood movies, they're often portrayed as danger-dodging men with dark glasses, smoothly working behind the scenes to protect the president at any cost.
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.
A key congressional Republican who had threatened to bring a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder if he did not comply with a demand for "Operation Fast and Furious" documents by 5 p.m. Thursday, has backed off his stated deadline.
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.
An apparently long-running dispute between the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its four other commissioners erupted Friday into public view when letters expressing "grave concerns" about his leadership were posted on a congressional website.
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.
CNN's John King and a panel discuss the House Oversight Committee's investigation of Atty. Gen. Holder.
Let's understand what all the fuss is about with the Obama administration's ill-conceived "Fast and Furious" operation -- or rather what it should be about. It's not about assigning blame, or playing "gotcha," or covering up mistakes. It's not about Republican critics forcing top administration officials to resign, or those officials spinning whatever fantastic narratives are necessary to avoid doing so. It's about who pays the price when government agencies make bad decisions.
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.
Since becoming chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa has made waves throughout Washington, at one point calling President Barack Obama's administration "one of the most corrupt."
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.
A top House Republican charged with investigating a now-discredited federal gunrunning operation has accused Attorney General Eric Holder of actively obstructing Congress' oversight function and damaging his own credibility as a top national law enforcement officer.
Rep. Darrell Issa says he may issue subpoenas to the Justice Department in connection to a federal gunrunning operation.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said Sunday that he could issue subpoenas to the Justice Department this week in connection to a now-discredited federal gunrunning operation.
Concerned about the nationwide drug shortage and exorbitant markups, a congressman Wednesday asked five "gray market" companies that buy and sell hard-to-find drugs to provide information on their sales.
The State Department came under fire on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for plans to bring in thousands of private contractors to protect diplomats once American troops withdraw from Iraq at the end of the year.
President Obama on Monday unveiled a plan to save the U.S. Postal Service and its employees from insolvency -- a plan that includes the possible end of Saturday mail service.
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.
Asked last year by a key Republican lawmaker to weigh in on the regulatory barriers businesses face, more than 100 companies and industry groups have returned a litany of complaints about federal red tape.
A U.S. lawmaker said he requested Friday a visit with the Army soldier accused of leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
The Bush administration used a White House political office as a "boiler room" to support Republican congressional candidates in violation of federal law, a report released Monday by an independent government watchdog agency concludes.
Lawmakers have scheduled a hearing Thursday to look into the recall of popular pediatric medicines by drugmaker McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which has initiated four recalls of its products in the past seven months.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta says hundreds of major side effects are being probed in connection to drugs recalled by McNeil.
They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. Try telling that to shareholders of Toyota, Massey Energy, BP and Goldman Sachs.
Lawmakers said Wednesday they have launched an investigation into the recent recall of Children's Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and other over-the-counter drugs.
As the country was sinking into its worst financial crisis in more than 70 years, Security and Exchange Commission employees and contractors cruised porn sites and viewed sexually explicit pictures using government computers, an SEC investigation obtained by CNN showed.
Akio Toyoda talks about his company's recalls, and his testimony on Capitol Hill, with CNN's Larry King.
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, in a hearing Wednesday aimed at discovering, among other things, why the automaker was slow to respond to safety issues related to sudden acceleration.
In an internal presentation, Toyota staffers boasted of the company saving $100 million by negotiating a limited recall for Toyota Camry and Lexus ES cars over a problem that could cause unintended acceleration.
Toyota will employ new quality control officers, conduct testing and will consult an independent research agency to fix their vehicle problems, the automaker's president said Wednesday.
AIG and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York have become targets of an investigation into whether the overseer had instructed the troubled insurer not to disclose certain key information to the public.
A plan to coax government workers to return Uncle Sam's property in return for cash incentives was put to an end Wednesday, according to a congressman.
Washington's so-called "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg cautioned lawmakers against extending his authority to the hundreds of other companies that accepted government bailout money.
The quarterly reporting period has gotten off to a bang-up start, with 81% of companies outshining analysts' forecasts. But with expectations now raised, the latest crop of strong results has had little impact on the broad market.
AIG has stabilized thanks to a massive government bailout, but more than $120 billion in taxpayer loans to the insurance company remain at risk, according to a report issued Monday by a bailout overseer.
Despite massive security efforts north and south of the border, the drug-fueled killing spree in Mexico is continuing and is on course to surpass last year's record toll, federal officials told Congress Thursday.
AIG Chief Executive Edward Liddy will appear before a House committee Wednesday to lay out the company's plan for paying back billions of taxpayer dollars.
Congressional hearings rarely produce much news of interest, or much good for the world, but the House Government Reform Committee did a great service to baseball -- and the country -- on March 17, 2005.
Yankess third baseman Alex Rodriguez says he took a 'banned substance' in 2003.
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
Lawmakers have called key players from the past and present to congressional hearings in an effort to find out what caused the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s and determine how the government plans to get the nation out of the mess
The political uproar over AIG spending $440,000 on a beach retreat for its top agents - right on the heels of the insurance giant getting a taxpayer-funded bailout - may mark the beginning of the end for Wall Street's culture of excess.
Two former CEOs of AIG tried to make the case at a Congressional hearing Tuesday that the downfall of the giant insurer and financial services firm wasn't their fault, but rather that of external forces, including an accounting rule.
The White House is missing as many as 225 days of e-mail dating back to 2003 and there is little if any likelihood a recovery effort will be completed by the time the Bush administration leaves office
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.
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."
Actor Dennis Quaid told lawmakers Wednesday how his newborn twins came close to death after an overdose of blood-thinning medication, the fault of a drug company that did not recall easily confused bottles despite previous problems, he said.
The Army and Marine Corps are allowing convicted felons to serve in increasing numbers, newly released Department of Defense statistics show.
U.S. investigators are looking into accusations that a company hired by the U.S. military supplied corroded and decades-old Chinese ammunition to the Afghan Army and police.
A U.S. House committee chairman has begun an investigation into the electrocutions of at least 12 service members in Iraq
Two high-profile former Wall Street CEOs and the head of the nation's largest home lender will testify Friday before a congressional committee examining the link between executive pay and the mortgage crisis.
Three chief executives with ties to the mortgage crisis were paid $460 million over five years, according to a congressional report issued Thursday.
A congressional hearing set to feature three high-profile financial executives has been postponed after the death of a witness's mother.
According to the New York Daily News, federal investigators have a picture provided by a young man who was at the now infamous Jose Canseco house party in 1998 that reportedly shows definitively that another guest was there: Roger Clemens.
1) Why would Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and Kirk Radomski ask out of the hearing?
Many moons ago, Mad magazine ran photos of prominent politicians with a concise expression of disgust at the bottom of each: Ecccch.
1) What physical evidence did Brian McNamee provide the government?
With Chuck Knoblauch having agreed to meet with the congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the full batting order is set for the Feb. 13 congressional hearing. On Wednesday, Andy Pettitte will meet privately with committee staff members, with Roger Clemens, Brian McNamee, Knoblauch and Kirk Radomski heading to Washington D.C. in the following days.
Late this week came the news that Brian McNamee's quest for immunity in his testimony to the congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is not going as swimmingly as his lawyers had hoped. "[McNamee] wants to testify," says his lawyer Earl Ward, "and we're still trying to work out a solution that would allow him to testify."
One of the controversies in the wake of Tuesday's Congressional hearing is over the existence of a viable test for human growth hormone. Commissioner Bud Selig told the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that he would support a test for HGH "when a valid, commercially available and practical test for HGH becomes reality, regardless of whether the test is based on blood or urine."
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.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, union head Donald Fehr and former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell testified about baseball's steroids issue before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday. SI.com's Michael McCann answers the key questions.
In the opener of Congress' baseball/steroids doubleheader, baseball commissioner Bud Selig, union head Donald Fehr and former Senate majority leader George Mitchell are to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday. SI.com's Michael McCann answers the key questions.
Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte were asked Friday to testify before a congressional committee on Jan. 16, along with their former trainer, Brian McNamee
Drug stores in three states are now selling over-the-counter paternity tests.
Investigators with bomb-making components in their luggage and on their person were able to pass through security checkpoints at 19 U.S. airports without detection, according to the Government Accountability Office.
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.
Erik Prince, the chairman and CEO of Blackwater USA, appeared Tuesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
The State Department's initial report of last month's incident in which Blackwater guards were accused of killing Iraqi civilians was written by a Blackwater contractor working in the embassy security detail, according to government and industry sources.
One group of Blackwater USA contractors was involved in two separate shootings on September 16, according to a senior Iraqi National Police official who contributed to a report detailing the second shooting.
Blackwater USA guards have used deadly force weekly in Iraq and have inflicted "significant casualties and property damage," according to a congressional staff report released Monday that cites internal company and State Department documents.
The security company's chief will tell a House committee that it is effective in a difficult climate. Will Democrats buy it?
Private military contractor Blackwater USA "delayed and impeded" a congressional probe into the 2004 killings of four of its employees in Falluja, Iraq, the House Oversight Committee said Thursday in a report.