GOP-Ers Say Politics Could Interfere With Probe of EPA Spill
Some members of Congress say they're concerned that politics will influence the U.S. Interior Department's investigation of a toxic mine spill caused by another federal agency.
EPA water rule takes effect in some states
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started enforcing its controversial water pollution jurisdiction rule Friday in all but 13 states.
Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven’t seen
An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers’ calibrated extraction of data, and the government's step-by-step response.
State Department Clamping Down on Speaking to Congress or Press?
The State Department has quietly issued a new policy that some insiders view as designed to keep employees from freely speaking to Congress or the press about Benghazi and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email controversy.
Planned Parenthood kept aborted babies alive to harvest organs, ex-technician says
In an undercover video released Wednesday, a former technician for a tissue-harvesting company details how an aborted baby was kept alive so that its heart could be harvested at a California Planned Parenthood facility, raising more legal questions about the group’s practices.
Chaffetz demands OPM turn over cybersecurity documents
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is demanding that the Office of Personnel Management turn over all of the documents related to the agency's cybersecurity practices that were stolen in breaches that were announced this summer.
Did the EPA Cover Up a ‘Predator Who Was Fed a Steady Diet of Interns?’
Three whistleblowers told a House committee on Wednesday of the Environmental Protection Agency’s inability to properly discipline an employee charged with sexual harassment and the retribution they faced for speaking out against that employee, while lawmakers took the occasion to once again call for federal agencies to fire more workers.
GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner
The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.
Lawmakers Seek Probe of Ex-Head of Chemical Safety Board
Two House members are seeking a Justice Department investigation of the former head of the federal board that investigates chemical accidents, saying they believe he made multiple false statements while testifying before an oversight committee.
The OPM cyberattack was a breach too far
President Obama ought to be far more steamed about the break-ins than he appears. The OPM director, Katherine Archuleta, knew as well as anyone how sensitive the data was, yet the door to her agency was apparently left ajar. Thieves walked out with an intelligence goldmine, the most intimate details about U.S. public servants, including those who handle the most highly classified secrets of the United States. This was an unforgivable failure of stewardship that should lead to firings for ...