| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:20 PM
The United States Postal Service is working on measures that will streamline its operations.
But with the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the door-to-door delivery service could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:23 PM
WASHINGTON -- Door-to-door mail delivery is about as American as apple pie. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, that tradition could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress.
The House Oversight and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Baltimore lawmaker and top-ranking Democrat on the often contentious committee have never enjoyed a particularly...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Regarding the June 22 story headlined "Rep. Schiff calls decision to close Glenoaks Post Office 'misguided'', I would like to assure Congressman Schiff and Burbank residents that consolidation of the Glenoaks Station will not hamper residents' ability...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington scrutinized the very first application from a tea party group seeking tax-exempt status — and dozens of others, including some requests that languished for more than a year...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Arguing that the congressional investigation into the IRS should be concluded, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Sunday that closed-door interviews with the agency's staff show neither the White House nor officials in Washington had a hand in targeting...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A self-described conservative Republican who is a manager in the Internal Revenue Service office that targeted tea party groups told investigators that he, not the White House, set the review in motion, the top Democrat on the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:59 PM
When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours.
But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:52 AM
If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hoped she could segue quietly into private life as she pondered a presidential bid in 2016, that fantasy has been abruptly harpooned in the resurrection of the political squabble over the terrorist attack on...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Florence P. Haseltine knows the power of scientists meeting face to face. The former researcher at the National Institutes of Health notes a list of milestones achieved through networking and collaboration at conferences, such as the deliberations that...