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Star Harkin witness’s testimony under fire

WASHINGTON - JULY 30:  U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) gestures as he is followed by members of the press July 30, 2011 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Josh Pruyn, a former recruiter for the for-profit online Westwood College, told senators during a pivotal hearing in 2010 about high-pressure sales tactics he said his former employer used to entice potential students to enroll.

Conservatives praise Boehner’s deal but vow ‘no’ votes

3:40 PM 08/01/2011
'This final fundamental plan does not change the fact that we're bankrupting future generations'

GOP leaders to conservatives: ‘How could you’?

1:23 PM 07/27/2011

The Republican conference erupted in anger Wednesday over how a conservative faction is undermining Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling plan.

Harkin staff collaborated with interest group, outside law firm to edit witness testimony

11:56 AM 07/26/2011

Top aides to Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin collaborated with a special interest group and a law firm with a financial stake in the matter to edit the written and oral testimony of a witness at a key investigative hearing last year, documents obtained by The Daily Caller show.

Document suggests witness tampering by Sen. Tom Harkin’s office

12:01 PM 07/21/2011

A top aide to Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin supplied an answer last year to a thorny question a friendly witness would face the next day at a pivotal hearing on for-profit colleges, raising questions of witness tampering, an email obtained by The Daily Caller shows.

Bachmann releases letter from House Attending Physician regarding migraines

5:24 PM 07/20/2011

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann released a letter Wednesday from the House Attending Physician's office, confirming that Bachmann suffers “infrequently” from migraines “with aura,” and that she can control them “well” with the use of sumatriptan and odansetron, two “commonly used therapies” to treat the chronic headaches.

Stress-related condition ‘incapacitates’ Bachmann; heavy pill use alleged

10:38 PM 07/18/2011

In late July 2010, Rep. Michele Bachmann's then-communications director, Dave Dziok, told his boss that he planned to take a new job with the public relations firm Edelman.

House Appropriations Committee slaps GAO, racing ahead of Issa on investigation into error-ridden report

12:24 PM 07/14/2011

The House Appropriations Committee is demanding the Government Accountability Office explain how its internal reforms will prevent mistakes like those in an error-ridden report on the for-profit college sector that stained the investigative agency's reputation last year, forcing a reorganization of its undercover sting unit.

Jon Huntsman’s Clintonian dodge on government bailouts

3:00 PM 07/07/2011

Questioned by a New Hampshire voter Monday about the government's $700 billion bailout for Wall Street, President Barack Obama's former Chinese Ambassador Jon Huntsman dodged the question in a style much like that of former President Bill Clinton.

Issa hearing on new regulation skips scandals

12:18 AM 07/06/2011

It's a congressional hearing that's notable for what it's not addressing.

Is Obama ignoring signs that Gaddafi is desperate to make a deal to leave Libya?

12:56 AM 07/01/2011

Libyan strong man Moammar Gaddafi appears ready to negotiate an exit from power. Why is President Obama ignoring the signs?

President Obama’s war on facts

11:08 AM 06/30/2011

Mayday! Mayday!

NRCC slams Richardson, Dems for damning new ethics complaint by watchdog group

5:24 PM 06/28/2011

Republicans are blasting California Democrat Rep. Laura Richardson and House Democrats over a damning new ethics complaint by watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) that appears to show California Democrat Rep. Laura Richardson and her staff clearly violating congressional ethics rules and potentially federal law.

Richardson spokesman responds to damning ethics complaint by watchdog group

5:14 PM 06/28/2011

A spokesman for California Democrat Rep. Laura Richardson is responding to a damning new ethics complaint by watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) but failing to actually deny the allegations.

Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson could face jail time for ethics violations

1:40 PM 06/28/2011

New documents disclosed in a complaint from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) appear to show California Democrat Rep. Laura Richardson and her staff clearly violating congressional ethics rules and potentially federal law.

Democrats rip Romney on job creation

3:36 PM 06/27/2011

Top Democrats in New Hampshire and Massachusetts are ripping former Gov. Mitt Romney's record on job creation, pointing to a series of disquieting statistics about the Massachusetts economy while Romney was at that state's helm.

Obama jokes about Biden f-bomb in video about dinner contest

12:25 PM 06/27/2011

President Barack Obama says that winners of a contest for donors to have dinner with him will also get to dine with Vice President Joe Biden.

Issa warns ATF not to retaliate against whistleblowers

1:51 PM 06/22/2011

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is warning the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF) not to retaliate against whistleblowers who contradicted initial blanket denials by the Justice Department over “Operation Fast and Furious” in testimony to Congress.

Issa plans hearing on scandal-ridden education regulation

12:06 AM 06/20/2011

Top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa of California is quietly planning a hearing on a scandal-ridden new regulation just finalized by the Education Department, according to a June 13 letter he sent to New York Democrat Rep. Edolphus Towns.