Charges and Counter-Charges at House Hearing on Benghazi Attacks

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 11:30 am

Congress decided to return to work early, or at least one committee did. The House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing at this hour on the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Marcy Wheeler has been bravely live-tweeting the event; I don’t think I could [...]

Rep. Cummings Asks True the Vote for Documents About Voter Registration Challenges

By: Friday October 5, 2012 12:23 pm

I’ve written previously about the Texas-based Tea Party group “True the Vote” involving themselves in voter suppression efforts in swing states. Some state laws allow any individual to challenge another’s voting status, and this has been put to use by True the Vote’s spinoff organizations in Ohio and at least three other states, to a [...]

Eric Holder Sued Over Documents By House GOP

By: Monday August 13, 2012 1:42 pm

The House Oversight Committee has sued Attorney General Eric Holder in an attempt to force him to disclose documents in the Fast and Furious scandal. President Obama cited executive privilege over the documents that the Oversight Committee, led by Darrell Issa, has sought. Typically in cases like this the judicial branch exercises a good deal [...]

Congressional Black Caucus to Walk Out of Holder Contempt Vote

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 8:15 am

The Congressional Black Caucus plans to walk out en masse from the House chamber during the vote today to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The CBC believes that the contempt vote is a ploy to embarrass the President and his Administration. They are circulating a letter to get other Democrats to [...]

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 [...]

WI-Gov: Plenty Evidence of Walker’s Conduct Demanding Removal From Office

By: Monday May 21, 2012 11:05 am

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, a conservative paper, endorsed Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election over the weekend, saying that his removal from office “isn’t justified.” The Sentinel spends the rest of the editorial adding that Walker’s assault on collective bargaining went too far, primarily to “deal a harsh blow to a key Democratic constituency.” [...]

The War on Lady Parts Continues in Congress, States

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 11:39 am

That all-male hearing on birth control access over at the House Oversight Committee provoked Democratic women on the committee to walk out of the hearing room. And Nancy Pelosi responded to the hearing this way: “Five men are testifying on women’s health,” Pelosi said, adding, “Where are the women? Imagine having a panel on women’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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