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Monday Evening Open Thread: More Like This, Please

Mr. Charles P. Pierce, at Esquire, on “An Elaborate Plot To Make Darrell Issa Crazy“: Over at Bloomberg Politics, Margaret Talev has lit the fuse by which dozens of heads may go supernova all at once. I mean it, this woman is calling for the mother of all cable-news tantrums. She may also be calling [Read more...]

Goodbye Darrell Issa, Oversight Committee chair no more

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Thanks for the memories, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). You may not have managed to elevate every single two-bit conspiracy out there to the halls of Congress and into the actual House Oversight Committee, but you did your level best. InShow More Summary

Issa's Dud: No White House Connection to IRS Scandal

Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) wasted enormous congressional resources over the last 18 months trying to inflate the IRS "scandal" into a mountain. The release Tuesday of his final, petulant report on the affair marks what may be its final decline into a mouse.. Show More Summary

Issa's big dud: No White House connection to IRS 'scandal'

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, wasted enormous Congressional resources over the last 18 months trying to inflate the IRS "scandal" into a mountain. The release Tuesday of his final, petulant report on the affair marks what may be its final decline into a mouse.

Blame it on Benghazi!?

Darrell Issa’s record of sound and fury signifying nothing” continues. Probe fails to link IRS scandal to White House

Issa: That ‘Icky Feeling’ Just Before Christmas

Two days before Christmas, when the eyes and ears of all Americans, young and old, are focused on Congress, in particular on the outgoing chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa dropped the bombshell that will change our Christmases forever more. After 18 months of investigations, millions of documents, scores of subpoenas and dozens [...]Show More Summary

House GOP leader’s final report on IRS targeting accuses agency of ‘culture of bias’

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released his sixth and final report on the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal on Tuesday, charging the tax agency with allowing a “culture of bias” against conservative groups. The 226-page report from the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is Issa’s last stand on a controversy he elevated […]

Issa’s final flop: Failing to link the IRS scandal to the White House

Darrell Issa ends his tenure as House Oversight chair in typical fashion: by failing to live up to his own hype

IRS Investigation Finds No Link to White House, Faults Admin for Lack of Cooperation

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report Tuesday that faulted the IRS for improperly targeting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status between 2010 and 2012, but failed to link the actions to the Obama administration.

An Academic’s Shocking View: “I Hate Republicans”

You didn’t see that one coming, did you? Here’s Professor Susan J. Douglas: I hate Republicans. I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal […]

Finally! A Bipartisan Bill Congress Can Be Proud Of

Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and Obamacare guru, apologized last week for his "mean and insulting comments." Set aside the irony of having to apologize for mean and insulting comments to Congressman Darrell Issa, for whom meanShow More Summary

Darrell Issa's last hurrah as Republican theater director

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

One for the road Saddened that his recent hearing into the Kenyan plot to destroy America by providing health care to millions was largely overlooked because of a pesky report about torture, or maybe because this is his last chance to...Show More Summary

Darrell Issa Subpoenas Jonathan Gruber's Obamacare Documents, Including Contracts and Work Product

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is issuing a subpoena demanding MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber produce all documents related to his Obamacare consulting work for the federal government and any state governments. Show More Summary

Issa Issues Subpoena to Obama Health Consultant

Darrell Issa, the California Republican who is giving up the chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee is seeking testimony from Jonathan Gruber, the economist who advised the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act.

Good riddance, Darrell Issa: A wasteful blowhard’s humiliating history

The departing House investigative chairman was the king of made-up scandals. Here's why he was a gift to Democrats

[VIDEO] Darrell Issa roasts Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber with this three-word question

House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) opened Tuesday’s Jonathan Gruber hearing with a direct question: “Are you stupid?” Talk about direct – directly funny! You may recall that

Fox's Cavuto And Stein Try To Conflate 'Grubergate' With Vietnam And The Pentagon Papers

Over at Faux "news" this Tuesday, rather than focus on the newly released Senate torture report, it's been all Jonathan Gruber and "Grubergate" all the time and wall to wall coverage of another one of Darrell Issa's Obamacare witch hunts,...Show More Summary

Darrell Issa drags Forrest Gump into Obamacare hearing

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Tuesday's House Oversight Committee hearing with Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber was one of Darrell Issa's last hearings as committee chair, so naturally he made it count, with an extra helping of his usual grandstanding. Show More Summary

Gruber Won't Stand By WaPo Quotation in Own Book

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber refused to stand by a quotation describing him as "possibly the [Democratic] Party's most influential healthcare expert" that he put in his own book on Tuesday. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) read aShow More Summary

Darrell Issa's Dick Joke Only Good Thing Congress Has Done This Year

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Today, our lame duck Congress is whittling away its time until the end of its term by interrogating an Obamacare architect who said (correctly) on tape that many Americans are stupid. While #JonathanGruber might be the new #Benghazi, at least one good thing came of it: a solid dick joke from House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa. Read more...

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