Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) / AP

Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) / AP

Senate Republicans’ top environmental watchdog is determined to intensify oversight of leading environmentalist groups, which he says are orchestrating a massive, coordinated political effort financed by a handful of billionaire activists.

Assad Strikes Hard Against Moderate Rebels, Doesn’t Touch ISIL

Bashar al-Assad / AP

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have intensified their attacks on more moderate rebels battling his government while avoiding strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), the New York Times reports, suggesting that the Syrian regime has a plan to benefit from anticipated U.S. strikes narrowly targeting ISIL in Syria.

Everyone Hates Debbie

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) has become the black sheep of the Democratic Party, with liberal leaders from President Barack Obama to those in Congress doing all they can to distance themselves from the longtime Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, who Democrats say has become a major liability.

Dem Senator’s Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.N.) / AP

Throughout her political career, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown. Shaheen’s small business experience was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry.

CMS Uncooperative in Addressing Healthcare.gov Security Concerns

healthcare.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services refused to cooperate with the Government Accountability Office to address security concerns surrounding the implementation of Healthcare.gov, according to testimony at a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday.

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified before the House Oversight Committee on the current security status of Healthcare.gov and addressed accusations that the administration attempted to cover up the website’s initial failings. Gregory Wilshusen, the director of information security issues at the GAO, and Ann Barron-DeiCamillo, the director of U.S. computer emergency readiness team, also testified.

Inside the Ring: CIA Goes to War Against Islamic State

This undated file photo posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from extremist Islamic State group during a parade in Raqqa, Syria

Behind the scenes of the U.S. military preparations for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the al Qaeda offshoot terrorist group Islamic State, the CIA is gearing up for new drone strikes and a surge in intelligence-gathering operations to support it, according to U.S. officials.

Chinese Hacked U.S. Military Contractors, Senate Panel Finds

Reuters

(Reuters) – Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found.

Everyone Hates Debbie

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) has become the black sheep of the Democratic Party, with liberal leaders from President Barack Obama to those in Congress doing all they can to distance themselves from the longtime Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, who Democrats say has become a major liability.

Dem Senator’s Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.N.) / AP

Throughout her political career, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown. Shaheen’s small business experience was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry.

CMS Uncooperative in Addressing Healthcare.gov Security Concerns

healthcare.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services refused to cooperate with the Government Accountability Office to address security concerns surrounding the implementation of Healthcare.gov, according to testimony at a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday.

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified before the House Oversight Committee on the current security status of Healthcare.gov and addressed accusations that the administration attempted to cover up the website’s initial failings. Gregory Wilshusen, the director of information security issues at the GAO, and Ann Barron-DeiCamillo, the director of U.S. computer emergency readiness team, also testified.

Assad Strikes Hard Against Moderate Rebels, Doesn’t Touch ISIL

Bashar al-Assad / AP

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have intensified their attacks on more moderate rebels battling his government while avoiding strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), the New York Times reports, suggesting that the Syrian regime has a plan to benefit from anticipated U.S. strikes narrowly targeting ISIL in Syria.

Inside the Ring: CIA Goes to War Against Islamic State

This undated file photo posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from extremist Islamic State group during a parade in Raqqa, Syria

Behind the scenes of the U.S. military preparations for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the al Qaeda offshoot terrorist group Islamic State, the CIA is gearing up for new drone strikes and a surge in intelligence-gathering operations to support it, according to U.S. officials.

Chinese Hacked U.S. Military Contractors, Senate Panel Finds

Reuters

(Reuters) – Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found.