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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

PODCAST: ISSA, IRAN, PAUL VS PERRY, ANTHRAX AND THE CDC

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.

Darrell Issa’s Latest Circus Has Lawmakers Upset That DOJ Is Fighting Fraud

Darrell Issa and his fellow Republicans seem upset and shocked that “petty fraud” is being fought by the Justice Department. “In essence, this is a government hit list!” declared Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), in what could have been confused for a comment on drones. “Indefensible and irresponsible,” concluded Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.). “If you don’t [...]

Darrell Issa’s postal embarrassment: Momentum builds for cheap banking option

Adding convenient, low-cost banking services to post offices looked to be dead. Here's why the picture has changed

Darrell Issa Is Unclear on the Concept of "Consultation"

Dana Milbank writes today about the unprecedented 1 use of "unilateral" subpoenas issued by Darrell Issa as part of his endless series of Benghazi/IRS/Fast&Furious/Solyndra/etc. investigations. After reviewing the facts and figures that...Show More Summary

White House Defies Subpoena from Darrell Issa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Wednesday, setting up a potential new legal battle in this midterm election year. Show More Summary

White House Defies Darrell Issa, Says It Won't Send Senior Adviser To Testify

White House adviser David Simas will not comply with House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa's (R-California) subpoena to testify before the committee on Wednesday, White House counsel Neil Eggleston wrote in a letter to Issa late Tuesday. Show More Summary

Issa skips briefing, but lets his fishing expedition subpoena stand

Last week, while the nation’s attention was focused on the humanitarian crisis on our southern border or on the legal farce that is Speaker Boehner’s impending lawsuit against President Obama, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) informed the White House he wanted to go fishing. When he dropped a subpoena on the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach […]

Issa Demands That a Top Obama Adviser Testify

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa pushed ahead with his subpoena of a top presidential adviser.

White House and Issa Battle Over Obama Political Director

Washington (CNN) - Few Americans know the name David Simas. But the White House political adviser has become the latest flashpoint in the continuing battles between the White House and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa. Late last week, Simas was subpoenaed by Issa's committee to testify about his duties as the White House Director […]

Queen April approximately

(Scott Johnson) House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan today wrote the Federal Election Commission regarding another mysterious hard drive crash, this one involving FEC attorney April Sands. Show More Summary

White House Openly Mocks Darrell Issa’s Latest Dumbass Subpoena

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is at it again, although he never really seems to stop. Stripped of his Benghazi blankie by the House select committee, and having already exhausted every other branch of the Scandalabra™, Issa is on to a brand new investigation that has the White House openly mocking him. The IRS scandal won’t [...]

Crazy Wingnut Steve Stockman Wants To Send The Cops To Arrest Lois Lerner

Steve Stockman is really working hard to deflect from his own legal and ethical problems. Unlike Lois Lerner, who is innocent until proven guilty and is under no obligation to say anything to Darrell Issa and his gang of Inquisitors. Newshounds: Right...Show More Summary

Republican Benghazi Consipracy Theory Shot Down Again

Repeated investigations of Benghazi have debunked the Republican conspiracy theories but that doesn’t keep Darrell Issa from continuing to try to find someone who will give testimony which agrees with him. Newly released testimony confirms yet again that his witch hunts have been failures as nine military officers disputed the common Republican claim that either [...]

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