A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that would stop government paychecks for officials who have been found in contempt of Congress -- a move that seems designed in the short term to go after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Mr. Holder has refused to cooperate with the House GOP's probe into the Fast & Furious gun-walking operation, and the House has voted to find him in contempt. Mr. Holder is challenging that vote in court.
Tilapia has climbed to become the fourth most eaten seafood in the U.S., but there are some disturbing allegations about the fish, and one is particularly surprising: Some nutritionists have been touting a study that they implies that eating tilapia is worse than eating bacon. In 2008, researchers at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine released a study comparing fatty acid levels among popular fish. It found that tilapia contained far less omega-3 fatty acid than other American favorites, such as salmon and mackerel. The report said that the "inflammatory potential of hamburger (80 percent lean) and pork bacon is lower than the average serving of farmed tilapia (100 g)."
A veteran Justice Department lawyer says that Attorney General Eric Holder has politicized the department in a way he hadn't seen before. In short, "Holder is the worst person to hold the position of attorney general since the disgraced John Mitchell."
The Environmental Protection Agency has tested the impact of pollutants on human subjects without always telling them about the risks of heavy exposure -- which include cancer and even death. The findings were included in a newly released EPA inspector general report. "[E]vidence suggests that at least some human study subjects would like to know if a study involves risk of death, even if the risk is very small," the report said. Subjects in the five studies examined were paid from $950 to $3,700 to be brought into labs and exposed to pollutants. Forms compared the experience to visiting a big city on a smoggy day.
The agency congressional watchdogs criticized for charging other agencies tens of millions of dollars to buy reports already freely available online is actually charging people to buy the very watchdog report that criticizes it for charging people.