Oversight

Democrats Promising Fall Border Battle

Democratic leadership isn’t using a shutdown deadline next week to push for limits on President Trump’s top agenda item.

Inspector General Vacancies Continue to Jeopardize Oversight and Investigations

Thirteen of 74 positions lack a permanent IG and some of the openings date back to Obama era, according to a watchdog.

Play of the Day: The President Rallies in New Mexico

Donald Trump tried to garner support with Hispanic voters in a state he lost in 2016 on Monday night.

Justice Department Charges Edward Snowden With Violating Non-Disclosure Agreements

Prosecutors are seeking to prevent the former NSA contractor from profiting from his unauthorized release of classified information.

Former Immigration Judge Punished for Hatch Act Violations

Merit Systems Protection Board imposes a $1,000 fine and 30-month debarment from federal service.

Play of the Day: The Potential American Response to Attacks On Saudi Oil

President Donald Trump tweeted about conferring with the Saudis about potential reprisals.

House Is Investigating Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s Possible Conflicts of Interest

The Oversight and Reform Committee is requesting documents related to her family’s company, financial investments and travel.

Another Budget Fight Looms This Month in Congress Centering on Border Wall Funding

As lawmakers in Washington prepare a budget for the next fiscal year, funding for the border wall is taking center stage — again.

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Play of the Day: 'It's Fun' to Work in the White House

President Trump says it will be easy to replace John Bolton because his administration is a desirable workplace.

Play of the Day: The Democrats Hit the Debate Stage in Houston

Bernie Sanders had a raspy voice, Andrew Yang offered free money and Joe Biden talked about retro technology.

IG Says HUD's Furniture Order Violated Law, But Clears Carson of Wrongdoing

Secretary's wife "guided the conversation" on $31,000 order, but did not improperly influence career officials.

Play of the Day: The President Says Vaping is Dangerous

Donald Trump talked e-cigarettes in the Oval Office and noted the danger to children.

FEMA Officials Charged With Bribery Over Puerto Rico Power Contracts

A 15-count federal indictment accuses two former FEMA officials and a contractor with bribery, fraud and other offenses related to disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.

Lawmakers Call On Commerce Chief to Resign Over Alleged Threats to Fire Top NOAA Officials

Ross is said to have threatened to fire officials if they would not fix a statement contradicting the president’s claims Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama.