Oversight

Comey Memos Follow Tradition Of J. Edgar Hoover Keeping Notes On Presidents

Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.

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EPA Watchdog Asked to Probe Agency's Broad Ethics 'Failures'

Administrator Pruitt's alleged misspending on travel and security leaves program "broken," advocacy group attorneys charge.

House Lawmakers Close Pentagon Budget Hearing to the Public

Mattis and Dunford have open hearings at the Armed Services Committees, but will talk over their $686.1 billion request with House appropriators in private.

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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., joined a Republican colleague in placing a hold.

Second Senator Blocks Intelligence Nominee Over Firing of Whistleblower Ombudsman

Wyden and Grassley await documents on Dan Meyer’s centralized program for Intel Community.

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short  said: "In many cases, what I think you’ll see us putting forward are dollars that have been leftover in programs for years that are not being utilized."

Trump Readies a Vaguely Nixon-Like Package of Spending Clawbacks

Warned by senators against violating budget deal, White House presses ahead with rescissions.

Play of the Day: Ryan Zinke's Not a Geologist

The Interior chief is many things, but he has not held the job of geologist professionally.

President Lincoln was represented by a lawyer who didn’t vote for him

When Presidents Lawyer Up: A Brief History

President Trump is having trouble finding a lawyer. But other presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, have obtained outside legal counsel easily, even from attorneys who disagree with their politics.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with FBI Director James Comey during a reception for inaugural law enforcement officers and first responders in the Blue Room of the White House in early 2017.

Trump Said He’s Not The Kind Of Guy Who Needs To Pay For Sex, The Comey Memos Claim

Former FBI director James Comey's notes show a president fixated on Michael Flynn, Hillary Clinton's emails, and accusations that he paid for sex

On Politics

Why Do Trump’s Defenders Assume He’s Guilty?

With friends like these, the president should probably reconsider his messaging strategy.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, praised the pick as a leader who can "reclaim our rightful place in the stars," but others questioned the nominee's qualifications.

Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick to Lead NASA on Party-Line Vote

Bridenstine hailed by Republicans as patriot, slammed by Democrats as unqualified.

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