Leahy calls hearing on Justice Department hiring practices

A government watchdog will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee today to answer questions about political hiring at the Justice Department. Senator Patrick Leahy says he called the hearing so he can get to the bottom of what he says is improper influence by partisan appointees throughout government. VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports.

Report: EPA reversed stand on greenhouse gas

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency initially supported partly granting California’s petition for a greenhouse gas emissions waiver, but reversed himself after hearing from White House officials, says a new report.