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There's no family I know,'' Cummings continued encouragingly, 'that when they have problems they say, 'To hell with it.'
Rep. Darrell Issa and the Oversight Committee he chairs appear to be disregarding experts they asked to testify two years ago and are pushing ahead with a bill they were told would be a bad idea and would cost taxpayers $66 million.
It's been a busy week in politics -- even without all the CPAC follies -- so let's get right to it.
Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue. So when you see something like the current scramble by Republicans to declare their deep concern for America's poor, it's a good sign, indicating a positive change in social norms.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News' "The Kelly File" last night and chastised the networks for skipping the substance of the latest congressional hearing on the IRS' targeting of conservative groups.
The House Oversight Committee Chairman is plowing forward with plans to hold the former IRS official in contempt of Congress - possibly as early as next week - despite word from the tax agency that it plans to hand over a broad set of documents spanning Lerner's entire career at the IRS.
Pipes for underground fuel transport for TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline lie in a field in Gascoyne, North Dakota April 23, 2013.
Liberal heads have been exploding ever since Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., cut off Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings's microphone after he adjourned a hearing where Lois Lerner once again invoked the Fifth Amendment.
Lois Lerner did not flinch from using the IRS to persecute conservative citizens groups and corrupt the 2012 election.
Congressional Black Caucus chair Marcia Fudge, a Democrat from Warrensville Heights, wants Rep. Darrell Issa removed from his chairmanship for turning off the microphone the top Democrat on his panel WASHINGTON, D. C. - Warrensville Heights Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge on Thursday sought removal of California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa from his ... (more)
In an interview with his local newspaper, Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa said he has apologized to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for cutting off his microphone at a Wednesday hearing - although in a separate interview he told Fox News that Cummings had a "hissy fit" and "broke the decorum of the House."
First, she knows the House of Representatives can cite her for contempt of Congress, but Attorney General Eric Holder would decide whether she is prosecuted on that charge.
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House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to chastise California Republican Darrell Issa for his conduct at a committee hearing.
The Congressional Black Caucus has brought a resolution to the floor condemning Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and has asked Speaker John A. Boehner to take his gavel, after Issa cut off Rep. Elijah E. Cummings' microphone at a hearing on Wednesday.
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