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Friday | Government Executive

Darrell Issa Subpoenas Top Obama Political Aide

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said Friday he was subpoenaing a top administration official, David Simas, the director of the White House's Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, and demanding that he testify next week.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Government Executive

Are 'Pretty Buildings' Endangering Diplomats?

The Obama administration's efforts to achieve visual excellence as well as security in embassy design came under fire Thursday by Republicans on the House oversight panel, who warned that construction of "fancy buildings" wastes money that could be used to better protect diplomats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Democrat, George Bush

Breitbart.com

Mississippi GOP Chairman: We're Coming for True the Vote

Mississippi GOP chairman Joe Nosef issued a statement Thursday in response to the latest legal actions from True The Vote, saying he plans to target the election integrity organization and its lawsuit's various Mississippi voter plaintiffs with legal action.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Washington Examiner

Elijah Cummings: The Democrats' first line of defense against Republican attacks

There is no better manifestation of the rancorous partisan gridlock that has gripped Congress in recent years than the parties' proxy war between Reps.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Democrat, Darrell Issa, Life, Veteran Affairs

Washington Times

Coburn calls hiring of embattled background check firm 'troubling'

A Republican senator is criticizing the latest federal contract to a government background check firm accused of fraud that also has faced scrutiny over its role in the vetting of Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Tom Coburn, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Daily Mail

Mitt Romney will run for White House in 2016 and will WIN, claims Utah congressman

Mitt Romney will run for White House in 2016 and will WIN, claims Utah congressman as former presidential hopeful enjoys a resurgence of support Rep. Jason Chaffetz said on MSNBC that Romney is 'actually going to run, and I think he will be the next president of the United States' Romney has brushed aside questions about his political future but ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Mitt Romney, Scott Brown, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

Mon Jul 07, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle

In Chevron fire's wake, dissension plagues oversight agency

Rafael Moure-Eraso, head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, has clashed with board members over an overhaul of oil refinery inspections.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Democrat

Politico

Benghazi panel ramps up

There are no Benghazi hearings on the House calendar, but the silence doesn't mean the investigation is fading away.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Hillary Clinton, Democrat

Government Executive

Lawmakers Pressure OPM to Begin Phased Retirement

A bipartisan chorus of lawmakers is ramping up pressure on the Office of Personnel Management to put out final guidance that would allow federal employees to partially retire while training their successors.

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Related Topix: Personnel Management, Human Resources, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf, Democrat, Stephen Lynch, Pension, Personal Finance

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Washington Post

House members try a DIY preemptive bipartisanship

The congressman scarfed down a stack of pancakes and bacon at a breakfast place near the water.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Mitt Romney, Darrell Issa, John Mica

The Hill

Another fight looms over Saturday mail delivery

Congressional efforts to revamp the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service have run into a longtime roadblock - Saturday mail delivery.

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Related Topix: The Postal Service, Indie, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Tom Latham, Jose Serrano, Democrat

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Times

IRS has lost all credibility and trust

In the words of Earl Pitts ... "Wake up America!" and I add "Wake up Louisiana!" There is a scandal inside the IRS, that much is evident.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Free Republic

Readers Digest: A World Without Meds

Imagine surgeons running out of anesthetic drugs, cancer patients who can't get lifesaving chemotherapy, and doctors scrambling for the most basic antibiotics.

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Related Topix: Nitroglycerin (generic), Nitrostat, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Tue Jul 01, 2014

CNN

Blackwater manager allegedly threatened to kill State Department investigator

As President Obama sends troops to Iraq, one of the uglier chapters from previous U.S. involvement is playing out in a courthouse in Washington, D.C. After years of delay and legal issues, the U.S. government is trying four guards with the company once known as Blackwater, for a deadly shoot out in the streets of Baghdad back in September 2007.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Jun 30, 2014

DM News

Is Postal Reform Becoming One Big Cluster...Box?

First, Rep. Darrell Issa , frequent critic of the Obama Administration, sent a letter to ranking minority member Rep. Elijah Cummings urging him and his fellow Democrats to join Republican members in a bipartisan revision of his postal reform bill that would implement provisions from the President's 2015 budget.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Democrat, Lacy Clay

The Hill

Cummings satisfied with Khattala interrogation

Rep. Elijah Cummings on Monday expressed confidence that the United States is correct in trying the captured Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala in a federal court.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Military, US Navy

Washington Times

Lawmaker pushes for interview of background firm CEO

The ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wants congressional investigators to interview the head of the government's biggest background check company, saying Monday that the firm has has failed to cooperate with Congress's inquiry into executive bonus payouts.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Republican, Darrell Issa

Counterpunch

Rep. Issa: Shielding $300 Billion in Tax Evasion

GREETINGS FROM THE NEW COLD WAR! - Patrick Smith places the Ukrainian crisis in historical and political context; Yvette Carnell profiles the strange career of Obama's Pitbull, Rev.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Cold War, Entertainment, Television, Tax, Non-Profit, Democrat

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Enter Stage Right

Only Obama staffers believe IRS a lost' email

If you've been skeptical about the IRS' explanation that Lois Lerner's email disappeared during a World of Warcraft online game that got out of control, I have good news.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, Prison, US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wizbang

Congressman Cummings Hated the IRS Before Obama, Suddenly He Loves It

In a perfect example of the partisan lies uttered by Democrats, back in 1998 and '99, Congressman Elijah Cummings was quoted ripping the IRS every way but Sunday.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

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