Holder Contempt Vote Set for Thursday in the House

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 6:55 am

The House of Representatives has scheduled a contempt vote for Attorney General Eric Holder for Thursday, over his refusal to release certain documents related to the Justice Department’s response to the Fast and Furious “scandal.” Republican leaders plan to bring the issue to the floor on Thursday, meaning lawmakers likely will vote on contempt charges [...]

Regardless of Fast and Furious Witch Hunt, Executive Privilege Claims Deserve Scrutiny

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 1:34 pm

UPDATE: Darrell Issa’s House Oversight Committee has just voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, on a party-line vote of 23 to 17. I’ve pretty much said what I want to say about the Fast and Furious situation and the looming vote holding Eric Holder in contempt by Darrell Issa. I think it’s [...]

House Oversight Committee Expected to Vote AG Holder in Contempt Today

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:59 am

When Operation Fast and Furious really broke last year, I was a bit surprised that Republicans didn’t make more of it. Here we have an operation – and at this point we have to ignore that it began under the Bush Administration, as the GOP has done – that directed gun dealers to sell weapons [...]

House Democrats To Hold Their Own Hearing With Woman Issa Denied From Testifying

By: Wednesday February 22, 2012 6:15 am

After the all-male panel on birth control in the House Oversight Committee last week (wait, I’m supposed to be fair and say that the SECOND panel of the day had a couple women on it), plenty of people joked on Twitter about an all-female panel on Viagra. House Democrats aren’t doing that, but they are [...]

House Oversight Democrats Told Birth Control Access Hearing “Not About Reproductive Rights”

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 7:40 am

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee complained loudly about the Republican majority’s refusal to allow minority witnesses at a hearing on the Administration’s birth control access rules. The panel, which is happening live right now, was announced by Chairman Darrell Issa with the participation of nine panelists, all of whom oppose the new rules, including [...]

Issa to Hold Hearing on Birth Control Rules with Catholic Bishop Testifying

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 12:15 pm

In their ongoing quest to make themselves look completely retrograde and ridiculous, House Republicans will hold a grandstanding hearing on the Administration’s birth control access rules tomorrow, featuring testimony from a leader of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Republican Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will convene a hearing [...]

SOPA Stopped in House Until “Consensus” Reached

By: Monday January 16, 2012 7:35 am

In the end, it was not necessarily the White House’s opposition as much as the pressure on House Republicans that has all but doomed anti-piracy legislation for the year. Darrell Issa, who along with Ron Wyden has been out in front of the opposition to SOPA and PIPA, the respective bills on this issue, says [...]

Solyndra Execs to Plead the Fifth at House Energy and Commerce Witch Hunt

By: Wednesday September 21, 2011 10:50 am

Solyndra executives are being hauled before a GOP House Committee today, the latest props in the conservative right’s war on clean energy. Solyndra recently went belly up after obtaining over $500 million in DOE loan guarantees that were allegedly helped along by the White House. The House Energy and Commerce Committee wants to bat them [...]

Congressional Republicans Constantly Sought Clean Energy Subsidies Before Solyndra

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 11:35 am

Darrell Issa is a happy man. After flailing around for a while, he finally thinks he has a product to push, an example of Obama corruption, with the Solyndra story. There’s even another piece of it that has popped up in the form of LightSquared, a wireless startup which, according to allegations, was the subject [...]

Goldman Sachs VP Moonlighting as Issa Staffer, Working Hard to Make Elizabeth Warren Look Bad

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 7:35 am

Think Progress had a fun story last week about Peter Haller, a former Goldman Sachs VP now working for Darrell Issa on the House Oversight Committee and advocating for the interests of the banks. Haller changed his name shortly before moving to work for the Oversight Committee. Now we learn that Haller was involved in [...]

Issa Upset New York Times Figured Out His Conflicts of Interest

By: Monday August 15, 2011 10:15 am

Darrell Issa is really not happy about a New York Times spread about how business interests have affected his job on the House Oversight Committee. Most wealthy members of Congress push their financial activities to the side, with many even placing them in blind trusts to avoid appearances of conflicts of interest. But Mr. Issa [...]

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