Oversight

Is the White House Lying or Just Bad at Crisis Communications?

Ordering a cheeseburger with fries while a downed airline smolders may not have been a great decision.

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Agency Returned $4.6 Billion to Wronged Consumers

Republican critics of the 3-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau say it hasn’t received enough oversight.

Obama on Ukraine's Pro-Russia Separatists: 'What Are They Trying to Hide?'

"We have to make sure that the truth is out," the president said.

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Disruptive Politics

Rising populism is altering the identities of both parties—and scaring the heck out of the establishment.

Surrounded by LGBT supporters, President Barack Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination.

Obama Signs Executive Orders Protecting LGBT Feds and Contractors

President says federal dollars should not go toward supporting discrimination.

Play of the Day: America's Prison Population, Explained

Last Week Tonight looks at the makeup of incarcerated Americans.

Capitol Hill Staffer Arrested for Bringing 9mm Handgun to Work

Ryan Shucard, the Press Secretary for Republican Rep. Tom Marino, was charged with Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

Obama Tells Europe to Step Up on Russia

It was clear from the president’s remarks about Ukraine that he now expects greater help from European allies in countering Putin.

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.

One Lawmaker’s Crusade to Green the Federal Fleet

A New York congressman has been fighting for years to prevent agencies from buying cars that run on regular gasoline.

Obama: We Know At Least One American Was Killed on Downed Malaysian Flight

The president addressed the plane crash in a Friday morning press conference.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures while speaking to host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

Hillary Clinton's Strange Critique of US Foreign Policy

Is patriotic storytelling really the solution to America's international relations problem?

Play of the Day: Deport Those Migrant Children Out of Love

The real way to spell "compassion" is d-e-p-o-r-t-a-t-i-o-n, according to Fox News.

Why Obama and Boehner are So Cautious About the Malaysian Jetliner

Almost always in such incidents, the immediate certainties prove wrong.

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