Congressional oversight

With the prospect of new subpoenas coming as soon as Friday, Trump’s official policy of deliberate non-cooperation could be tested quickly.
A recent court case points the way to affirming congressional subpoenas without moving to impeachment hearings.
The rejection of oversight is the latest and perhaps most high-profile example of the new normal in the Trump era.
Democrats have likened Trump to a king or dictator for refusing to comply with congressional oversight.
Congress needed the documents to provide oversight of tax evasion and revenue collection.
So far, he hasn't shown much interest in investigating Donald Trump's administration.
Why does the public have such a low opinion of Congress? Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) offers a prime example.
The Farm Credit System was the first GSE to be established by the United States in 1916. Unlike Fannie and Freddie, the Farm Credit System can make direct loans to farmers, ranchers and others involved in agriculture.
Black Metal is a dense and fascinating 500 pages. Chapters are dedicated to the bands and subgenres that had the most impact both to its musicians and on the national stage.
On Constitution Day, let us remember that our American government was designed to put checks on the power of individuals in government who might slip out of control and begin making their own rules. The use of torture and cruelty was authorized by a handful of officials who believed they were exempt from oversight or review.
The authors of the seminal 9/11 Commission report have produced a new study, a decade after the first, painting an often alarming picture of the country’s vulnerability to another terrorist attack.
Kean and Hamilton argue that these NSA “programs are worth preserving,” but they see a downside in lax checks and balances
There are plenty of legitimate questions on which to press Ms. Barra; I have asked my fair share of them and will continue to. What Mr. Lauer asked had no place in modern discourse. It disrespects parents and professionals alike.
Similarly, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) charged that the Constitution is "not very important" to the IRS, and suggested
In a belated Federal district court decision handed down today -- and stayed for now -- Judge Richard Leon determined that
Perhaps the oft-repeated truism that the biggest fear of Tea Party Republicans is that people will actually be happy with ACA -- and thereby fatally undermine their goal of dismantling the social safety net -- is correct.
On Tuesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced that the
Perry concludes that: It has long been understood that today's private military and security companies are seen by governments
The military has said they have conducted their own investigations -- including one episode earlier this year in which the