The billionaire heiress and major campaign donor tapped by President Barack Obama to head the Department of Commerce faced tough questions from Republicans about a failed bank owned by her family at her confirmation hearing on Thursday.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew attempted to distance his department from the Internal Revenue Service’s controversial actions at a Senate hearing on Tuesday morning, despite acknowledging that the Treasury oversees the IRS.
The Washington Post this weekend detailed a 2009 Department of Justice investigation that used a wide array of tracking methods to target not only a State Department employee but also a Fox News reporter.
Hispanic activists vowed during a Wednesday march to keep a watchful eye on how Republicans treat Tom Perez, President Barack Obama’s sole Latino cabinet nominee.
Following accusations that the Department of Justice obtained the phone records of multiple members of the Associated Press, the White House is pushing to revive a federal law protecting reporters in court, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
The Obama administration’s Departments of Justice and Education earlier this month issued new guidance on sexual harassment on college campuses that is so broad it makes nearly every student a harasser, according to a nonpartisan group that specializes in campus speech codes.
The scandal enveloping the Internal Revenue Service is not the first time that the Obama administration has come under fire for unfairly targeting conservative groups or constituencies: At least two other executive agencies during President Barack Obama’s tenure have been criticized for unfairly attacking conservatives or conservative groups.
A new government report shows regulations have “spiked” since President Barack Obama took office, the Hill reports.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The city of Charlotte, NC, may seek federal funding through the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a transit project championed by its Democratic mayor, whom President Barack Obama has tapped to lead that department.
Top Republicans vowed to investigate the Internal Revenue Service following an acknowledgment by an IRS official Friday that the agency specifically targeted Tea Party organizations in 2012.