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The Swampby Tom Hamburger and Peter Nicholas As the watchdog of the government's massive bailout of the financial sector, Neil M. Barofsky had a simple question: What had the nation's banks done with all their bailout money? Can't be answered, said......
WASHINGTON -- They summoned a whistle-blower to Capitol Hill, but instead they got a virtuoso storyteller. Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. diplomat in Libya the night Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, was to be the star...
If you're like me and wrote a healthy check last week to pay your dues to Uncle Sam, you probably don't want to hear more about the government wasting your hard-earned dough. But I'm going to stoke your ire anyway, because our president and Congress...
Marco Rubio has long been dogged with a reputation as a lightweight. And for good reason. He started his tenure as state House speaker by renovating the legislators' private dining room and ended it by printing copies of a legislative yearbook —...
WASHINGTON — With budgetary tantrums in the Senate and investigative play-acting in the House, the Republican Party is proving once again that it simply cannot be taken seriously. This is a shame. I don't share the GOP's philosophy, but I do...
You may not have discerned this through the fog and mist of recent weeks, but the Internal Revenue Service is pretty durn good at its job. Some experts would go further. "I think they do an extraordinary job, considering that they're historically...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- Greater than the risk of being accused of criminality in the three scandals now gripping the Obama administration is the peril that the president's substantive agenda is being hopelessly knocked off track. The liberal Illinois senator who...
WASHINGTON — They were the speak-no-evil and see-no-evil duo of the Internal Revenue Service. Lois Lerner, who runs the IRS office that targeted tea party and similar conservative groups for extra scrutiny, took the Fifth, when she appeared...
Among the training sessions offered to IRS employees at a conference a few years ago in sunny California was one titled, "Political Savvy: How Not to Shoot Yourself in the Foot." IRS management should have taken that course before planning that...
WASHINGTON — A third House committee joined the stampede to examine the IRS on Monday, and its chairman did exactly what you would expect somebody to do before launching a fair and impartial investigation: He went on Fox News Channel and...
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Mary SanchezRep. Darrell Issa's joke of an investigation into Operation Fast and Furious needs a name. Operation Plodding and Pointless might do. The probe into the failed federal effort to track U.S.-purchased guns trafficked to Mexican drug cartels has reached...
The television commercial is designed to spark outrage. "Billions of taxpayer dollars spent on green energy went to jobs in foreign countries," it intones. "The Obama administration admitted the truth — that $2.3 billion of tax credits went...
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