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NM lawmakers slam ABQ VA’s refusal to provide data

WASHINGTON – New Mexico’s congressional delegation is demanding answers from the Veterans Affairs Department after Albuquerque VA officials told congressional staffers this week that they must submit federal Freedom of Information Act requests to learn more about VA health care policies.

REID: Said he won’t block border crisis deal (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Faster deportations? Possible border crisis deal

House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell both say they didn’t want to give Obama a “blank check” to deal with the crisis

Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in March. (Lauren Victoria Burke/The Associated Press)

Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.