Washington (CNN) – In a development that contradicts statements by the IRS commissioner, Republican investigators say they have learned that former agency official Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was only "scratched" and some information on it was likely recoverable at one point.
Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means Committee last month that Lerner's hard drive had been recycled so the agency was unable to pull emails that the panel wants as part of its investigation of IRS targeting of political groups.
Washington (CNN) - Prospects for passage of a plan to address the southern border crisis before Congress leaves for its summer recess were in doubt Tuesday as Republican congressional leaders blasted President Barack Obama for not engaging them and the top Senate Democrat dismissed GOP proposals as “crazy.”
Against that contentious backdrop, Senate Democrats unveiled a slimmed down $2.7 billion emergency spending bill that lacks key changes to border policies that Republicans have demanded as a condition for approving new funds.
(CNN) – Copies of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails that were deemed unrecoverable might actually be retrievable, an IRS lawyer appeared to indicate in a recent testimony, according to House Republicans.
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, selectively released information Monday about a closed session the committee held with IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane last week.
(CNN) - Deadly violence, ongoing tensions and the deliberate downing of a passenger airplane. Though that turbulence is happening far away from American streets - in Eastern Ukraine - why should Americans worry?
One reason: renewed fears of a return to Cold War relations between the United States and Russia.
Two powerful members of Congress spoke on the matter during separate interviews on CNN's "State of the Union."
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(CNN) - Senate Republicans expressed growing confidence Tuesday that Congress will approve bipartisan legislation aimed at resolving a what's being called a "humanitarian crisis" resulting from the surge of child immigrants from Central America at the southern border.
"It is actually possible to come behind a bipartisan agreement to deal with a big problem," an upbeat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said about the proposal this week by Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, both of Texas.
McLean, Virginia (CNN) - His car wasn't moving Tuesday, but President Barack Obama was gunning for Republicans.
After testing a car simulator at a research facility here - an experience he equated to stepping into "Knight Rider" - the President let loose on GOP lawmakers, saying his opponents were standing in the way of any legislative fixes to the country's problems.
(CNN) – Bipartisan legislation to curb the flood of unaccompanied minors at the southern border was unveiled Monday by two lawmakers from Texas.
Sponsors believe the compromise could lead to a quick exodus for most young migrants from Central America, as demanded by Republicans, while offering an appeals process for those who may be eligible to stay, which is supported by many Democrats.
Washington (CNN) - In a rare display of bipartisanship the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a job training bill on Wednesday. The vote was 415 -6.
The measure was already approved by the Senate and now goes to the White House for the President's signature.
Washington (CNN) - American voters are divided on whether they want the GOP to win control of the Senate in November's elections, according to a new national poll.
And a Quinnipiac University survey also indicates the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains a free-for-all among the potential contenders, while Hillary Clinton, if she runs for the White House again, would be the prohibitive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.
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Washington (CNN) – Two days after a little-known rules change became public, the chairman of the House Ethics Committee announced a complete reversal Thursday, and the committee reinstated a requirement for how members disclose privately-funded trips.
Ethics Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, revealed the U-turn during a local radio interview in Texas Thursday morning. A few hours later, the committee sent out an official seven-page statement confirming the reversal.