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    EPA Investigation of John Beale

    Witnesses testified at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) investigation of John Beale, the former high-ranking official who has plead…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Elizabeth Warren testified on the implementation and congressional oversight of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB was scheduled to open on July 21, 2011, and was…

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Senator Grassley

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) testified at a hearing on a government sting operation aimed at gun smugglers known as “Operation Fast and…

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    Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

    Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the…

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    Hedge Fund Regulation, Fund Managers Panel

    Hedge Fund Managers and financial experts testified about federal regulation of financial markets, operation of hedge funds, and the recent global financial crisis. The hearing focused…

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    AIG Collapse and Rescue, Liddy Testimony

    American International Group (AIG) executives testified about the use of public bailout funds by the company and previous claims that all or most of the funds would be returned to the…

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    IRS Targeting Investigation

    Lois Lerner, former director of Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations, invoked her Fifth Amendment rights for a second time before the House Oversight and Government Reform…

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    Performance-Enhancing Drug Use in Baseball

    In a contentious hearing on the use of performance-enhancing drugs by Major League baseball players, Brian McNamee testified that he had injected Roger Clemens and others with human growth…

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    Diplomatic Security in Libya

    Security officials testified on their efforts to improve diplomatic safety in Libya before four people were killed in the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

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    Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Merger

    Kenneth Lewis, CEO of Bank of America, testified about the events surrounding Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch and its receipt of federal financial assistance. In…

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    Labor Department Jobs Reports

    Witnesses testified on the monthly jobs reports released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The first panel focused on the methodology of the report’s…

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    U.S. Consulate Attack in Benghazi, Libya, Part 1

    State Department officials testified at a hearing on the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks of on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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    Secretary Geithner on Government Assistance for AIG

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee titled “Factors Affecting Efforts to Limit Payments to AIG Counterparties” to…

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    Occupy Washington, D.C., McPherson Square Permit Decision

    Witnesses testified on the National Park Service’s (NPS) decision to allow members of the Occupy, Washington, D.C., movement to camp indefinitely in the city’s McPherson Square,…

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    IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups, Part 1

    Witnesses testified on the probe into alleged targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.

    10,928 views
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    State and Municipal Government Debt, Governors Panel

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) testified on the fiscal status of their states. Governor Walker defended his efforts to strip public employee…

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    Cancer Clinical Trial Participation

    Witnesses testified regarding cancer treatment and clinical trials. Among the issues addressed were cancer prevention, clinical research, recent progress in the fight against cancer,…

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    Ben Bernanke on Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified at a hearing on the merger of Bank of American and Merrill Lynch. Faced with contentious questioning he disputed accusations that he had…

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    Marijuana Policy

    Michael Botticelli testified on the Obama administration’s marijuana policy. The hearing occurred as a number of states had decriminalized or legalized marijuana possession,…

    8,397 views
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    Financial Market Regulation and Practices, Panel 1

    Experts in economics, regulation, and corporate governance testified on the causes and effects of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Topics included excessive CEO compensation, bad…

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