A U.S. House committee chairman said the Internal Revenue Service official who refused to answer his panel’s questions today about her involvement in scrutinizing small-government groups may have waived her right to avoid testimony and might have to return.
Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman’s self-portrait of an executive intentionally distanced from political controversy will be tested today by House Republicans eager to uncover details about the tax agency’s scrutiny of small-government groups.
A federal judge expressed “concern” that the U.S. scared off American International Group Inc. from joining a lawsuit by Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, its former chairman, challenging the insurer’s 2008 federal bailout.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can’t block investors from using publicly disclosed internal files in lawsuits that claim directors failed to properly oversee executives accused of bribing Mexican officials, a judge said.
A State Department official told Congress that his plea for troops to help defend the besieged U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, was rejected and that he knew all along that terrorists were behind the attacks.
Thomas Perez’s nomination for U.S. labor secretary is running into mounting opposition from Senate Republicans, with some saying confirmation might be at risk. A committee vote on the nomination was delayed for a week.
A U.S. diplomat in Libya told congressional investigators he sought in vain for fighter jets to fly over Benghazi to scare off terrorist attackers who killed the ambassador and three other Americans last year.