Watchdog Sues Justice Department, IRS

US | Ethan Barton

‘This lack of agency oversight is a threat to our privacy and democracy’

Opponent Accuses SC Gov. Nikki Haley of 'Pay-to-Play' Politics

Politics | Peter Fricke

‘Send Nikki a check, then sit back and get rich’

Washington city employee pension invests in Iran

World | Charles C. Johnson
DC Pension Fund headquarters (Google); Alexey Miller with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Reuters); Joseph Bress (dcrb.dc.gov)

Russian oil company refutes pension board’s self-exoneration

IRS's Shulman had more public White House visits than any Cabinet member

Politics | Vince Coglianese

Records show embattled former commissioner had unparalleled access during tea party targeting

Obama asks Holder to investigate Holder's investigation

Politics | Neil Munro

Claims attorney general who signed off on surveillance of reporter supports press freedom

Jay Carney in 2007: Bush's 'open contempt for the press' backfired

Politics | Patrick Howley

Obama spokesman warned that ‘trying to manage the media’ could cause president to ‘lose touch with reality’

IRS official Lerner speedily approved exemption for Obama brother's 'charity'

Politics | Charles C. Johnson
Lois Lerner

Official was in charge of targeting conservative groups

Housing nominee Mel Watt helped create the subprime crisis

Politics | Charles C. Johnson

In rush to give homes to welfare recipients, Obama’s choice for FHFA head bankrupted the agencies he’s supposed to regulate

BOOK EXCERPT: Bob Menendez ran political machine in New Jersey's corruption 'ground zero' - TheDC

Politics | David Martosko and Charles C. Johnson

Chris Christie biography paints senator as graft-motivated, questions Cuban refugee tale

Blagojevich's Day of Reckoning Arrives - NYT

US | InternAdmin

Former Governor of Illinois to testify at a sentencing hearing for 18 felony corruption convictions

Lobby critic raises campaign cash at lobbyist's house - Washington Times

Politics | interns

Democratic representative Betty Sutton recently used a prominent lobbyists’ home for a fundraiser

Thousands demand ouster of Yemen's president - AP

World | admin

Drawing inspiration from the revolt in Tunisia, thousands of Yemenis fed up with their president’s 32-year rule demanded his ouster Saturday

TheDC Morning: Budget crises turn Democratic governors into deficit hawks - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

Read TheDC Morning: An unvarnished e-mail summary of what’s really happening in political news

Who's who of liberals lead anti-filibuster effort

Opinion | Tina Korbe

Far from being bipartisan, the effort to snuff out the filibuster is led by a coalition of liberal activists.

Former Israeli president convicted of rape - AP

World | admin

Former Israel President Moshe Katsav was convicted Thursday of raping an employee when he was a Cabinet minister

Report: Reid plans to kill the fillibuster - WaPo

Politics | wrahn

Still more good news for filibuster reform: Harry Reid is in active discussions with his caucus about moving forward with reform in the new year

'No Labels' is a force for good -- and questions

Opinion | Kendrick Macdowell

For the new moderate political movement “No Labels” to succeed, it needs to be able to call a spade a spade.

Body-scanner makers spent millions on lobbying - USA Today

Politics | wrahn

The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts to supply American airports with body-scanning machines more than doubled their spending on lobbying in the last five years

Missouri GOP candidate alleges foul play at the polls - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle

Missouri Republicans allege that busloads of ineligible voters appeared at polls and voted when a verification system failed

With elections over, the real work begins

op-ed | Ken Hoagland

We need to ensure that our representatives represent us, not themselves.