President Obama and China's President Xi will meet in California next month for a two-day summit, according to the White House, as tensions over North Korea's nuclear program persist and the U.S. aggressively confronts China over cyber spying.
In a show of bipartisanship, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Finance Committee sent a lengthy joint request for documents and other information to the Internal Revenue Service on Monday morning.
President Barack Obama plans to offer an overview of his administration’s counterterrorism policy in a speech Thursday, addressing such issues as the legality of the covert drone program and his pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Veteran journalist Bob Woodward accused Obama administration officials of invoking the worst instincts of former President Richard Nixon in their response to last year’s deadly attack on two U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya.
House Republicans upped the ante in their ongoing investigation of the Benghazi affair, issuing a subpoena to former U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering, demanding he appear before a closed-door deposition to answer questions about the independent review he chaired into the State Department’s role in last year’s terror attacks.
There are still plenty of unanswered questions about how Internal Revenue Service agents in Cincinnati started targeting certain groups applying for tax-exempt status, like who first issued the directive to start looking for “tea party” groups. But testimony Friday by acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller and IRS watchdog J. Russell George filled in some blanks.
One of the more interesting moments at the IRS hearing Friday was when several congressmen tried to unravel how the news of the IRS targeting of conservative groups came to be announced – and why lawmakers didn't find out first.
A key Senate Republican is asking U.S. securities regulators to extend for three months the time allotted for public comment on proposed rules aimed at fighting trading glitches on exchanges and clearinghouses.
Lawmakers are questioning the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service as well as an IRS watchdog, sending the investigation into how the agency targeted conservative groups and failed to disclose its actions into high gear. Here is our live blog.