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Government’s Biggest Failures, 2001-2014

A scholar looks at recent instances of where government has fallen short, either in oversight or operations.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is the current Senate Majority Leader .

Playing in Traffic Is Not Safe Politics

Are Democrats beginning to rationalize that losing the Senate majority wouldn’t be as bad as some fear?

ICE agents take a suspect into custody in California in 2012.

ICE Pays Employees Workers Comp, Even When They’re Fit to Work

The immigration agency paid five workers $1 million in unwarranted injured pay, failed to probe questionable claims.

Government Printing Office employees work on copies of President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 budget book

This Year's Deficit Will Probably Be the Smallest Since 2008

The federal government ran a $71 billion surplus in June.

Will Boehner's Obamacare Lawsuit Work?

Legal experts question whether the House has standing to sue the president.

a wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta.

Brain-Damaged Veterans Kicked Out of Group Homes Thanks to Congressional Inaction

Ten brain-damaged veterans have been discharged from their special therapeutic group homes because Congress has failed to renew their rehabilitation program.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah,  has discussed the "stand-down order" as if it were fact.

Will Republicans Stand by the Benghazi 'Stand-Down Order' Conspiracy?

The most recent revelations from nine military officers should make it more difficult.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee

Darrell Issa Subpoenas Top Obama Political Aide

Oversight Committee chairman wants information about the political office the White House reopened earlier this year.

Disgraced Congressman Randy 'Duke' Cunningham Is a Free Man Again

Cunningham had used his positions on the House Appropriations and Intelligence committees to steer lucrative contracts to those who would help him finance an extravagant lifestyle.