Oversight in Government

Democrats highlight IRS targeting of liberals, slam probe
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Congressional Democrats revealed new documents on Friday indicating the Internal Revenue Service subjected both liberal and conservative organizations to additional tax scrutiny in recent years, raising new questions about assertions of unfair politically based targeting.

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Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia
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American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden met with human rights activists and lawyers Friday in a transit zone of a Russian airport, in his first public appearance since he left Hong Kong on June 23.

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Texas Senate passes new abortion restrictions
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Republicans used their large majority in the Texas Legislature to pass the bill nearly three weeks after a filibuster by Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis

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Lawmakers push new bill to crack down on military sexual assault
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The sponsor of a new bill to combat sexual assault in the military pledged Thursday that her legislation would ensure that “never again will a victim have to salute an assaulter.

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US Official: Israel Strikes in Syria
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Israeli warplanes conducted an airstrike on July 5 in the northern Syrian port city of Latakia, a U.S. official said, confirming a report. The attack is believed to be the fourth Israeli airstrike conducted in Syria this year targeting shipments of advanced Russian weapons that…     

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Howard Dean: Hillary Will Face Primary Challenge
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Hillary Clinton’s apparently inevitable victory in the Democratic presidential primaries could hit a roadblock due to her age, former White House candidate Howard Dean says.

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Rival Won't Challenge Spitzer's NY Ballot Names
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Fellow Democratic hopeful Scott Stringer says he won’t challenge Eliot Spitzer’s petition signatures in the New York City comptroller’s race.Stringer, who’s the Manhattan borough president, also says he’ll also encourage his supporters not to do so.He spoke while greeting…

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