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Darrell Issa Investigation Benefits Ex-Aide

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) has accused House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of inappropriately intervening in an ongoing Federal Trade Commission case against a company being represented by a legal group run by a former Issa staffer. Show More Summary

Issa Asserts Poverty, Not Violence, Driving Immigrants Here

U-T San Diego reports that Rep. Darrell Issa now believes the primary cause of the massive number of immigrants crossing the U.S. Southern border is not increased violence in the immigrants’ countries, but poverty. Issa, who just visited...Show More Summary

Issa Can't Prosecute Lerner Because of Reagan

Although legal experts warned at the time that little would come of Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) attempt to prosecute former IRS official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress, Republicans on Issa's Oversight and Government Reform Committee were infuriated to learn Thursday that a key obstacle is a Reagan administration legal opinion. Show More Summary

Darrell Issa: Lois Lerner’s Emails May Still Exist

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said that private interviews with a top IRS official who is charged with providing documents to Congress has led him to believe that at least some of Lois Lerner’s emails are probably recoverable. Show More Summary

Ronald Reagan foils Darrell Issa

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Poor Darrell Issa. He was having such a good day. He was having a hearing, and the topic was the IRS and how the Obama administration was covering up a Huge Enormous Scandal there by refusing to prosecute former IRS official Lois Lerner...Show More Summary

Darrell Issa’s dicey Reagan shtick: What’s really behind the buffoon’s antics

Conventional wisdom says the GOP congressman is a failure. But the latest IRS news reveals his true motives

Darrell Issa's Hatch act

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Judging from the flood of articles with titles like "Has Darrell Issa gone rogue?" and "When Darrell Issa goes 'rogue'," the grand inquisitor of the Obama administration may have finally gone too far even for his Republican colleagues. Show More Summary

Listen: Issa Says Voicemail Left by Former Top Obama Administration Official Is a Clear Violation of Federal Law

Laws? Laws are for the people. This is the Obama administration. They’re above the law: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is sounding the alarm regarding new alleged audio of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis leaving a voicemail for someone...Show More Summary

The Insiders: Why subpoena the White House political office?

I’m always inclined to give House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) the benefit of the doubt. He is a strong leader, and he is doing good work in an important position for his country and his party. Undoubtedly, he can do a lot of things at once. However, I’m bewildered by […]

Darrell Issa Leading 'Rival' Delegation To Central America To Investigate Border Crisis

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is leading a delegation of lawmakers to Central America described as a “rival” effort to a recent fact-finding trip from a working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner. Show More Summary

Subpoena-Happy Issa Goes On Yet Another Substance-Free Fishing Expedition

Rep. Darrell Issa with his latest bit of political grandstanding. To no one's surprise, he's found another reason to issue "his 100th subpoena since becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in 2011," and...Show More Summary

Cummings: Issa needs to stop playing 'political theatre'

(CNN)–House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, a Republican, and the panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, have clashed repeatedly. And now they're at it again. A day after sparring over a committee subpoena of a top White House official, Cummings of Maryland blasted Issa for using the committee as "center stage for political theater." Cummings told […]

Will Issa try to hold White House political adviser in contempt for defying subpoena?

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) is considering whether to pursue a contempt vote for the White House political adviser who refused to show up for a hearing under congressional subpoena on Wednesday, according to his staff. Issa, who heads...Show More Summary

Issa Pulls Plug On Hearing Before Witness Can Debunk Him

Anyone who has been paying careful attention already knows that House OverSight Committee chairman Darrell Issa has all the credibility of Joe Isuzu (google it, kids). What he did today deserves wider attention, as it exposes his entire “potential abuses of taxpayer funds by the White House’s new political office” claim as a complete farce: [...]

Former Labor Secretary HIlda Solis Solicited Subordinate's Help for OFA Fundraiser

Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who is now running for Los Angeles County supervisor, left a voicemail message in 2012 asking a subordinate to help with a fundraiser to support President Obama's reelection. Rep. Darrell Issa released an audio recording of the voice mail today. Show More Summary

GOP releases audio, says it shows Obama Cabinet member broke law

Washington (CNN) – Ramping up his investigation of the White House and whether it illegally used government staff for political purposes, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa released audio of a 2012 voicemail message that his office says depicts then-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis asking an employee working for her to contribute money and recruit others to […]

Darrell Issa cuts bait at Obama fishing expedition

Oh, this is good. So, you know how Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) didn’t bother to show up for a briefing yesterday with White House staff to discuss his subpoena to compel the testimony of the head of its Office of Political Strategy and Outreach (OPSO)? Well, today, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government […]

Rep. Issa says recording is evidence of improper fundraising by Solis

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) released a recording on Wednesday that his office said supported allegations of improper fundraising activity by Los Angeles County Supervisor-elect Hilda Solis' when she served as U.S. Secretary of Labor.

Issa ends hearing with no testimony after White House defies subpoena

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Wednesday ended a hearing on President Obama’s political affairs office without testimony from scheduled witnesses, saying the proceeding would not be “full and fair” without the appearance of a White House official who defied the panel’s subpoena. Show More Summary


Talk Radio News Service Washington Bureau chief Ellen Ratner speaks with Gary Baumgarten about Darrell Issa’s attempts to subpoena a White House official, how Iran sanctions may be hurting the United States, Rick Perry and Rand Paul’s latest sparring and the CDC admitting blame for the anthrax exposure.

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