WASHINGTON— Scrambled statistics are part of the growing pains for President Barack Obama's health care law. "They have been playing fast and loose with these numbers," said insurance industry consultant Robert Laszewski, a critic of Obama's law who has also skewered proposals from the president's Republican foes.
WASHINGTON, Aug 19- Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew the bank's charter.
WASHINGTON, Aug 7- A top U.S. healthcare official involved in the botched rollout of the website HealthCare.gov may have deleted some emails that were later sought by Republican congressional investigators, administration officials said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON/ ST LOUIS, June 3- Two powerful U.S. congressmen have opened separate inquiries into whether a Department of the Treasury bureau charged with policing money laundering may have flouted federal hiring rules, including regulations that require military veterans be given preference for government jobs.
The Justice Department's investigation, known as " Operation Choke Point," is more than a year old and aims to crack down on fraud by going after firms that handle and move money for various suspect businesses.
It was the 20th of the last 22 quarters that the agency has posted a loss, the USPS said. "We're quite obviously in a deep financial hole," Joseph Corbett, USPS chief financial officer and executive vice president, told reporters in a briefing.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on how the IRS hearing went wrong Wednesday. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) found Lois Lerner pleading the 5th, and ended the hearing. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) called Issa's investigation "one-sided."
The U.S. House of Representatives' committee has demanded copies of messages showing when retailer Target learned of a breach of customer data.
Some tech experts are protesting a plan to subpoena the government's chief technology officer over the botched HealthCare.gov site, saying, "Let Todd Work."
A top Democrat probing the IRS scrutiny of tea party groups released documents Friday suggesting that "occupy" and other liberal-leaning groups received similar vetting.
A misfired email from an IRS employee in Cincinnati alerted a number of Washington IRS officials that extra scrutiny was being placed on conservative groups in July 2010.
The FHA may have tried to hide the magnitude of potential losses in an future economic emergency, lawmakers say.
The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the latest details on the agency's decision to halt delivery on Saturdays. And, Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA), weighs in with his thoughts on the restructuring plans and whether the postal service should be private.
WASHINGTON, Oct 26- A $500- million ``green jobs'' program to train U.S. workers for new jobs and help spark recovery from the great recession has fallen far short of its goals, according to a report from the Labor Department's internal watchdog released on Friday.
WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama carried the nation's capital in 2008 with 92 percent of the vote, and some local activists hoped he would push to give the District of Columbia representation in Congress and more autonomy in local affairs. Even Obama's staunchest local defenders are upset he's not more vocal on issues important to them.
The General Services Administration spending spree will mean that Congress will have to get to the bottom of what went wrong, Rep. Darrell Issa said Monday.
Postal Service officials understand the operation needs cutbacks to survive and are willing to work with Congress to do whatever's necessary, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told CNBC.
The U.S. Postal Service needs to slash 260,000 jobs and end Saturday delivery if it is to climb out of its "financially insolvent" condition, Rep. Darrell Issa said.
The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told CNBC that he wants to know whether political considerations drove the government’s decision to steer a potentially multibillion-dollar contract to a company in which financier Ron Perelman's investment firm has a significant stake.