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Congress Staves Off Government Shutdown…for Now

Bill sets up spending fight during lame-duck session.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

IRS Chief Rebuts Claim of Governmentwide Email Backup

House Republicans renew push to find more missing Lois Lerner emails.

Congress Heads Home After Exhausting Eight Days of Work

Congress is cutting its session short and returning to the campaign trail after voting on President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels.

Pentagon Signs Off on Plan for Striking ISIS in Syria

The Defense secretary says he approved the plan, but Obama has not yet agreed to it.

Who Is Saying What About American Troops 'On the Ground' in Iraq?

The trouble with being both firm and flexible when it comes to military intervention in Iraq.

Reps. Elijah Cummings, left, and Darrell Issa introduced the bill to expand IG authority.

Watchdogs Would Gain Subpoena Power Under House Bill

Oversight panel’s bipartisan approach would also speed up IG ethics probes.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he supports the measure but would like to reconsider it in a few months.

Senate Likely to Pass Bill Keeping Government Open

Measure is the beginning of a tougher conversation that will wait until after Election Day.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill

McCaskill Taps Her State Auditor Experience for Local Police Militarization Inquiry

Missouri senator’s previous state investigations found problems with training and use of local police equipment.

House Approves Stopgap Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

Measure will head to Senate, where it is expected to pass.