Lois Lerner Used Private Email, House Oversight Says

Committee investigating whether IRS official violated federal record law
Lois Lerner / AP

The Internal Revenue Service official under fire for her role in targeting conservative nonprofit groups used a private email address to conduct official business, congressional investigators say.

Blowing the Whistle

Pastor testifies about political machinations of Obama labor nominee
Tom Perez / AP

A Minnesota pastor who blew the whistle on a multi-million dollar fraud testified before Congress about the federal authorities who allegedly threw out the case for political purposes.

Big, Bloated, and Bumbling

Department of Homeland Security scrutinized for bloated size, lack of preparation for sequestration
DHS Janet Napolitano / AP

The Department of Homeland Security came under fire at a congressional hearing on Tuesday morning for bloated payrolls, misleading statements about the sequestration, and failing to prepare adequately for the impending budget cuts.

Federally Financed Largesse

Republicans criticize Treasury officials for giving bailed-out execs excessive pay
Special Inspector General for TARP Christy Romero /

A House Oversight subcommittee rebuked the Treasury official who oversees executive pay for federally supported companies at a hearing on Tuesday.

The Anti-Stimulus

Economists agree: unemployment benefits hurt employment rates
Job fair / AP

Three different economic experts testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs on Thursday afternoon during a heated and contentious hearing.