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Key Charge Against Ex-BP Official In Spill Case Dismissed

Key Charge Against Ex-BP Official In Spill Case Dismissed

A federal judge in Louisiana has thrown out the central criminal charge against a former BP executive because prosecutors failed to prove he knew about a pending congressional investigation into oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico three years ago.

Obama Announces Resignation Of Acting IRS Commissioner

Obama Announces Resignation Of Acting IRS Commissioner

President Obama announced late Wednesday that the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steve Miller, has resigned in the wake of a report that employees at the agency engaged in partisan scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Read The Report On IRS’s ‘Inappropriate’ Scrutiny Of Groups

Read The Report On IRS’s ‘Inappropriate’ Scrutiny Of Groups

The language is not dramatic but the message is clear: A much-anticipated report from the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration is straight forward about how Internal Revenue Service personnel unfairly singled out some conservative groups for unnecessary scrutiny during the 2012 campaign cycle.

Senate Approves Online Sales Tax Bill

Senate Approves Online Sales Tax Bill

The Senate has passed the Marketplace Fairness Act by a vote of 69 to 27, the measure would end tax-free shopping for online purchases.

On-The-Job Deaths Continue At Steady, Grim Pace

On-The-Job Deaths Continue At Steady, Grim Pace

Dying on the job continues at a steady pace according to the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly Blast

Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly Blast

Another year passes without the mine safety reform promised by members of Congress and President Obama in the wake of the worst mine disaster in this country in 40 years.

Once Again, Polls Show Attitudes Toward Guns Returning To Pre-shooting Levels

Once Again, Polls Show Attitudes Toward Guns Returning To Pre-shooting Levels

With the Senate soon to vote on initiatives including expanded background checks of gun purchasers and increased penalties for gun trafficking, a scan through data from polls about gun laws underscores how attitudes for the most part seem to be close to pre-Newtown levels.

President’s Pen Establishes New National Monuments

President’s Pen Establishes New National Monuments

President Obama on Monday designated five new national monuments, including one in Maryland dedicated to anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman and another setting aside Washington state’s San Juan Islands.

Saturday Mail Delivery: Safe For Now?

Saturday Mail Delivery: Safe For Now?

Does the budget bill passed by Congress this week derail the United States Postal Service (USPS) plan to end Saturday delivery of first class mail?

House Ethics Committee investigating Don Young

House Ethics Committee investigating Don Young

The U.S. House Ethics Committee has unanimously voted to create a subcommittee to investigate whether Congressman Don Young violated official code of conduct.