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Issa, Cummings Spat Continues Over HealthCare.gov Docs
Darrell Issa, often referred to as the White House's antagonizer-in-chief, continues to ramp up his attacks on the HealthCare.gov rollout - and in particular the question of whether the site is secure.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Lawmaker on African trip: Cruz 'was on the spot'
Many members of the Congressional Black Caucus were curious why Sen. Ted Cruz decided to join them on a 20-hour flight to South Africa, but Rep. Gwen Moore said today that she thinks the time together was productive.
Federal Computer Week
White House, oversight panel battle over contractor documents
A House committee is tangling with the Obama administration over access to HealthCare.gov documents and has subpoenaed information from 11 key contractors, including communications between contractors and government officials and a list of meetings they attended about the website's rollout.
Rep. Elijah Cummings: Congress needs 'higher ground,' not just common ground
Rep. Elijah Cummings said Monday that opinions of Congress have gotten so poor that everyone expects applause "when we do what we're supposed to do - compromise."
Fri Dec 13, 2013
The Baltimore Sun
Lawmaker suggests possible federal takeover of state health exchange
Officials in Gov. Martin O'Malley 's administration have been struggling to address problems with the state website that was designed to help uninsured Marylanders obtain coverage.
HHS refuses to provide Issa with Healthcare.gov security documents, citing past Issa leaks
There's a fight brewing between HHS and House Rep. Darrell Issa, whose constant scandal-fishing has led to a government-wide reputation as someone who can't necessarily be trusted.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
House Democrat 'convinced' Ted Cruz will run for president
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HHS to Issa: You Can't Be Trusted With Obamacare Documents
While Republicans continue to characterize HealthCare.gov as a brazen security hazard that could expose personal information to unnecessary risks, the Health and Human Services Department has its own concerns regarding a place of compromised security: the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Cummings: ObamaCare like Mandela's fight against apartheid
Rep. Elijah Cummings on Thursday likened the political fight to implement the Affordable Care Act to the plight of Nelson Mandela, who fought against apartheid in South Africa.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Huffington Post
Elijah Cummings: 'It's Clear' Ted Cruz Is Running For President In 2016
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Oct. 30. Rep. Elijah Cummings told the Baltimore Sun Tuesday that a presidential bid was undoubtedly in Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's future.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Norton, Cummings to attend Mandela memorial
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Green Bay Press-Gazette
News Analysis: Democrats are distancing themselves from Obama
A month after emerging from a government shutdown at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the party's re-election prospects are for the first time distancing themselves from President Barack Obama after the disastrous rollout of his health care overhaul.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Champion Of Freedom: Md. Mourns Anti-Apartheid Icon Nelson Mandela
The world continues to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela. The South African anti-apartheid icon and his nation's first black president died Thursday at the age of 95. His funeral is set for Sunday, Dec. 15. "During my lifetime, I had a chance to meet him and talk to him and learn from him.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Tense Endgame for Budget Talks
One week before a self-imposed deadline, congressional negotiators are trying to clinch a two-year budget deal that would set spending levels and soften deep cuts scheduled to take effect next year.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Federal Computer Week
New ITIC lobbyist says FITARA needs more work
The Information Technology Industry Council generally supports the legislation being pushed by Reps.
House Oversight Web Pages Snub Dems
Far be it from us to tell de facto GOP bloodhound Rep. Darrell Issa of California how to conduct his professional affairs, but it would seem he needs to haul at least one more individual before his truth-seeking panel: whoever dropped the ball on maintaining an accurate committee website.
Republicans: HealthCare.gov shows government incompetence
A congressional hearing Wednesday on the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov was largely a forum for Republican critics of U.S. government involvement in the health-care industry and other large social programs.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Gansler, Brown continue to battle
If the race for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor's race were a 15-round boxing match, then Lt.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
House Oversight Republicans Blast IRS Chief Counsel
The quiet but continuing House Republican-led probe of the Internal Revenue Service's treatment of tea party groups produced a new wrinkle in late November with an intivation to William Wilkins, the agency's chief counsel and President Obama's appointee, to "amend" testimony he gave the panel on Nov. 6 that the lawmakers suggest was deceptive.
Right Wing News
Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings Admits Democrats Are Starting To Distance Themselves From Obama
When a President's approval rating drops as low as Obama's has , it can create a political death spiral as his party disassociates from him, which leads to lower ratings, which leads to less support from his party, and so on and so on until he becomes George W. Bush, leaving office with a 25% approval rating.