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Congressional Committee Questions Solar Company Failure

A congressional investigative committee interrogated government officials Wednesday about why they supported giving a $535 million loan package to the recently failed California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 READ MORE


Rupert Murdoch Dodges a Pie on ‘the Most Humble Day of My Life’

While testifying before the British Parliament on what he called “the most humble day of my life,” Rupert Murdoch nearly took a pie in the face. Luckily for the media tycoon, his wife, Wendi, literally leaped to the rescue with all of her athletic ability.

Posted on Jul 19, 2011 READ MORE



AP / J. Scott Applewhite

Rangel Leaves His Own Ethics Hearing

Making a move that, while certainly bold, may not help his case much in the end, Rep. Charles Rangel decided to peace out of a House ethics committee meeting as members deliberated over charges of ethics violations against Rangel himself.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 READ MORE


Raw Video: Petraeus Collapses in the Senate

If you can’t take the McCain, get out of the hearing. Gen. David Petraeus was rushed from a Senate chamber Tuesday after fainting in the middle of a question from Sen. John McCain.

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 READ MORE


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AP photo / Brennan Linsley, pool

Guantanamo Hearings Begin for 9/11 Defendants

The fate of the Guantanamo Bay prison remained unclear on the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration, but all the same, pretrial hearings began Monday for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other prisoners implicated in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009 READ MORE


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AP photo / Susan Walsh

Clinton: U.S. Must Use ‘Smart Power’

Hillary Clinton began the first phase of her official vetting session for the position of secretary of state Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill, where she made opening remarks and faced her peers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as they took a close look at her credentials—and her husband’s globe-trotting fundraising activities.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009 READ MORE



White House / Joyce N. Boghosian

Fed Chief: Pass a Bailout or Else

How’s this for not mincing words? “I believe if the credit markets are not functioning, that jobs will be lost, that our credit rate will rise, more houses will be foreclosed upon, GDP will contract, that the economy will just not be able to recover in a normal, healthy way.” So sayeth Ben Bernanke on Tuesday, in a dire warning to Congress.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008 READ MORE


Mohammed
foxnews.com

Pentagon Opening Gitmo 9/11 Hearings to (Some) Media Outlets

A Pentagon representative has confirmed that “about four or five dozen” news journalists and associated personnel from both the U.S. and abroad are being invited to attend the June 5 arraignment at Guantanamo Bay of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, often referred to as the “mastermind” of 9/11, and four others allegedly involved in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Posted on May 27, 2008 READ MORE


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You Are Now Free to Blow the Whistle

The shocking truth about FAA plane inspections was revealed Thursday when three inspectors told a congressional hearing their supervisors ignored their concerns about the safety of Southwest planes and reprimanded them for raising questions.

Posted on Apr 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Blackwater Founder Takes a Beating in Congress

Blackwater USA founder and chairman Erik Prince stubbornly defended his company Tuesday while members of the House Oversight Committee grilled him with questions such as “Why are we privatizing our military to an organization that has been aggressive and in some cases reckless in the handling of their duties?”

Posted on Oct 2, 2007 READ MORE


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Tillman Family, Jessica Lynch Challenge Pentagon Misinformation

Testifying before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman’s brother and mother criticized the Pentagon and the government, which they said manipulated the truth for the sake of political gain.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Gates
wcsh6.com

Gates Says U.S. Isn’t Winning War

When asked during his confirmation hearing today whether the United States was winning the war in Iraq, Robert Gates said simply, “No, sir.”  The nominee for defense secretary, who later went on to soften his position, is expected to receive a speedy confirmation.
Update: The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted unanimously to recommend approval of Gates’ confirmation.

Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


Mr. Fish - Hayden’s Confirmation Hearings

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Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE    


Michael Hayden
AP / Gerald Herbert

Hayden: ‘We Just Took Too Much for Granted’ in Iraq

That’s what Gen. Hayden said about the prewar Iraq intelligence failures. But there was no contrition for the domestic wiretapping activities he oversaw at the NSA. In contrast, he strongly defended the programs.
Well, now that he’s taken responsibility, at least we know what we’re in for if he gets confirmed.

Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


Hayden Denounces Media Coverage of CIA Activities

Gen. Michael Hayden bemoaned the “endless picking apart” of CIA operations in the news media during today’s confirmation hearing on his nomination to head the intelligence agency.
If the architect of the NSA domestic wiretapping program gets this promotion, it will be like a Jon Stewart joke gone horribly wrong.

Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


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Condi Rice Heckled by Antiwar Protester

A protester interrupts the secretary of state at a budget hearing: “The blood is on your hands and you cannot wash it away.”

Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


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From Fox News via Newsbusters

If Ginsburg Fell Asleep, So Did Media

Did Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg fall asleep while hearing a key redistricting case—as Fox charges? If so, most traditional media outlets didn’t report it.
A conservative website poses an interesting question here: if Justice Thomas or Scalia fell asleep, would most news outlets ignore that, as well?

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


On Second Thought…

Bush now says he welcomes a hearing on domestic spying—while again warning Americans to watch what they say. | story

Posted on Jan 11, 2006 READ MORE


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