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.

Unprepared

Agencies failed to prepare for sequester cuts, hearing reveals
Rep. Farenthold holds up a letter at joint hearing on sequestration / AP

Executive agencies did not prepare for the sequester despite knowing about impending cuts for over a year and a half, a congressional hearing on Tuesday afternoon revealed.

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.