Jihadists twice set off explosives at the consulate prior to the incident that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, and announced threats on Facebook about escalating attacks on Western targets in the run-up to the 9/11 anniversary, according to whistleblowers reaching out to House Republicans.
In the five months leading up to this year’s 9/11 anniversary, there were two bombings on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and increasing threats to and attacks on the Libyan [...]
Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Friday for a list of White House staffers’ personal email addresses used to conduct government business — and copies of messages sent from those accounts — amid new scrutiny of presidential aides’ use of non-official accounts.
“The American people have a right to know that White House staff and federal officials are conducting the business of the government transparently and in accordance with record-keeping [...]
July 10, 2012
Before it nearly imploded and was bought out by Bank of America during the 2008 financial crisis, Countrywide Financial used a VIP program to loan money to members of Congress as a way to influence their decision-making.
At least seven current and former lawmakers accepted loans from the mortgage company, according to a report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Senators accepting the loans were Kent Conrad (D-North [...]
Richard A. Serrano
March 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — Manuel Celis-Acosta, the chief suspect in the ATF’s “Fast and Furious” investigation who was caught but released at the U.S.-Mexico border in May 2010, was also stopped and released two months earlier while in possession of a Colt .38-caliber pistol purchased illegally under the gun-tracking operation.
The revelation that officials twice declined to arrest their prime suspect shows that agents were keenly aware of Celis-Acosta’s activities [...]
“Buy This Gold Dip” As $2,000/oz Possible – Thomson Reuters GFMS
Gold’s London AM fix this morning was USD 1,636.00, EUR 1,243.16, and GBP 1,035.97 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,656.00, EUR 1,248.21 and GBP 1,042.95 per ounce.
Silver is trading at $31.80/oz, €24.17/oz and £20.14/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,617.50/oz, palladium at $669.75/oz and rhodium at $1,425/oz.
Cross Currency Table – (Bloomberg)
Gold rose 0.08% or $1.40 in New York yesterday and [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-led House committee is challenging the Obama administration’s investigation into Chevy Volt batteries that caught fire last year, raising questions about whether the government’s partial ownership of General Motors Co. created a conflict of interest.
The report by the Republican staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said it was “deeply troubling” that safety regulators waited several months before telling the public that a Volt battery caught fire three weeks after [...]
Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) and Peter Shumlin (D-VT) to testify in a hearing titled “State and Municipal Debt: Tough Choices Ahead.” Much of the hearing was spent probing Wisconsin’s spate of anti-union restrictions it recently passed.
At one point, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) confronted Walker about his crackdown on public employee unions. The congressman referenced [...]
Submitted byÂ sunny
Updated on March 2, 2011
On record so far atÂ www.thomas.gov
Title: To require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States before the end of 2012, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] (introduced 1/26/2011)
Latest Major Action: 1/26/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government [...]
WASHINGTON – Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says.
The SEC’s inspector general conducted 33 probes of employees looking at explicit images in the past five years, according to a memo obtained late Thursday by The Associated Press.
The memo says 31 of those probes occurred in the 2Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½ [...]