Five years of celebrating Startup Day Across America

Five years of celebrating Startup Day Across America By Reps. Darrell Issa & Jared Polis | TheHill.com Five years ago, we had an idea. Combining our business backgrounds and our duty as lawmakers, we figured it was time for members of Congress to open a dialogue with our nation’s entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups. We […]

Inspector general: IRS is still hiring employees it fired for misconduct

Inspector general: IRS is still hiring employees it fired for misconduct By Joseph Lawler | WashingtonExaminer.com The IRS is still hiring employees it previously fired for faking resumes and abusing taxpayer data, even after being warned by Congress, according to an inspector general report made public Thursday. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found in a report that, […]

Feds Subsidized Housing for ‘Nonexistent Tenants’

Feds Subsidized Housing for ‘Nonexistent Tenants’ By Elizabeth Harrington | FreeBeacon.com The Department of Housing and Urban Development spent over $500,000 on apartments for people who “did not exist,” according to the agency’s inspector general. An audit released last month found that managers of Section 8 housing in Jefferson County, Texas, defrauded the government by stealing the […]

Mattis moves to refocus military training on ‘warfighting,’ after complaints on ‘senseless’ exercises

Mattis moves to refocus military training on ‘warfighting,’ after complaints on ‘senseless’ exercises By Lucas Tomlinson | FoxNews.com Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wants to overhaul military education and training to “regain” the art of warfighting following complaints by thousands of servicemembers that their time is being wasted by hours of mandatory training, according to a […]

House GOP Bills Envision Old Recording Royalties, Licensing Database

House GOP Bills Envision Old Recording Royalties, Licensing Database By Anandashankar Mazumdar | BNA.com Two House Republicans introduced bills this week aimed at revamping the copyright system for music recordings. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) introduced a bill that would bring pre-1972 recordings into the federal copyright system. The bill would get rid of the patchwork of state law regimes […]

More Obama officials scrutinized in ‘unmasking’ probe

More Obama officials scrutinized in ‘unmasking’ probe By Catherine Herridge | FoxNews.com The number of people thought to be involved in the alleged “unmasking” of American citizens under the Obama administration could be expanding, according to a source close to the House Intelligence Committee’s review. The source with knowledge of the review told Fox News […]

Coastal Commission moves briefing on San Onofre nuclear waste to San Diego

Coastal Commission moves briefing on San Onofre nuclear waste to San Diego By Rob Nikolewski | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com Responding to complaints from residents living near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the California Coastal Commission has decided to hold an informational hearing about the nuclear waste at the plant’s site in San Diego, instead of the Los Angeles area. […]