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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Thu Jul 10, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Tue Jul 08, 2014
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)
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.
Benghazi panel ramps up
There are no Benghazi hearings on the House calendar, but the silence doesn't mean the investigation is fading away.
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.
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.
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.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
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.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
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.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.