The one budget cut both parties love is government waste, and four congressional hearings on the GSA scandal give lawmakers the chance to drill that point home – repeatedly.
Four commissioners from the NRC, the federal agency that oversees nuclear safety at power plants, told Congress Wednesday that their chairman is a bully who is poisoning the commission.
Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae defend $13 million in bonus payments. Executives tell House committee that bonuses needed to keep qualified staff at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
Mortgage lenders ordered to reimburse customers they foreclosed on improperly. Regulators tell 16 mortgage lenders to hire auditors to find out who could have avoided foreclosure in 2009 and 2010.
With the Republican takeover of the House, the shortlist of lawmakers on the rise in both houses of Congress flips, too. Notable is the number of younger members to watch, especially those swept into prominence by the tea party surge. Because this House freshman class - 96 strong, including 87 Republicans - is the largest since 1992, those who speak for them, or claim to, have a leg up. So do those Democrats nimble enough to engage them. Here are ten to watch.
Obama has faced little congressional oversight so far, but with House GOP probing into policies ranging from illegal immigration to health care, the president's oversight holiday may be over.
Several large banks have halted efforts to foreclose on homes in 23 states. There's evidence that many foreclosures may have been processed with incomplete or improper paperwork.