Today, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the “Supplying Knowledge-Based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM (SKILLS) Visas Act’’, whichRead the Rest...
According to Fox News and Politico, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has decided that he will recall IRS employee Lois Lerner before his committee and seek to force her to answer questions about the IRS’s practice of targeting political organizations seeking tax exempt status as a 501(c)(4) organization. Issa has decided to go forward [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Darrell Issa said on Thursday he will call Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner back to testify before his committee on the IRS-Tea Party scandal after she asserted her constitutional right not...
House oversight-committee chairman Darrell Issa has a new approach to paying down the national debt. Regarding former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman's testimony at yesterday's hearing, Issa quipped, "He must've said 'I don't remember'...Show More Summary
As Orin Kerr points out, there is a lot of back and forth and varying opinions as to this matter, but not from Darrell Issa (Politico) Lois Lerner might win the legal battle but she’s prolonging the political war. Instead of simply taking...Show More Summary
An interview with Thomas Pickering, the distinguished American diplomat who oversaw the State Department’s Benghazi review board and has found himself a target of Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California, the excitable partisan who chairs the House Government Reform Committee.
IRS and Treasury officials surely don’t like to appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). Who would? But despite all the hoopla and hearings, the IRS scandal just keeps on rolling. Remember Schulz on the old Hogan’s Heroes TV show? “I know nothing!” But Lois Lerner of the IRS–a key player in the [...]
Backing Off Benghazi: House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has agreed to withdraw a subpoena of Thomas Pickering over the Benghazi, Libya, attacks after the retired diplomat agreed to a private, closed door meeting. The panel...Show More Summary
There was no way Lois Lerner's part in the IRS saga would end quietly, even as she invoked her right to remain silent. Rep. Darrell Issa,...
Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is now saying that he believes Lois Lerner has waived her right to take the fifth by giving a general statement asserting her innocence....
She'll be recalled tomorrow. What I expect is that she will be forced to invoke the 5th for each of a series of pointed questions, such as her previous refusal to investigate an illegal Al Gore donor, and her previous...
Darrell Issa announced this afternoon he would haul controversial IRS official back in front of committee. Issa said she waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she answered questions at the hearing today. The Politico reported: House Oversight and Government Reform … Continue reading ?
When it comes to settling disputes, there's nothing like subpoena power. On Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) claimed victory in his two-week standoff with retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering over howShow More Summary
Rush Limbaugh criticized Darrell Issa for letting Lois Lerner get away, and says she forfeited her Fifth Amendment rights. Funny that suddenly Issa is saying the same thing. “Issa basically let her get away with it,” the conservative talk show host said, according to a transcript. “She’s gone. He looked clueless, like didn’t know what [...]
Rep. Darrell Issa is hauling Lerner back before Congress and says she has no Fifth Amendment rights at this point. The California Republican said Lerner’s Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination was voided when she gave an opening statement this morning denying any wrongdoing and professing pride in her government service. “When I asked her [...]
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-California) led off Wednesday’s hearing into the IRS scandal by asking why the agency sat on its own review for roughly a year. In his opening statement, Issa said that his staff had recently interviewed IRS official Holly Paz, who said that she had participated in an [...]
Washington (CNN) - He is best known as the Viper car alarm voice that instructs would-be thieves to "Please step away from the vehicle." But in political circles, Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is a man who, after years of sounding the alarm about perceived Obama administration misdeeds, […]
An IRS internal investigation concluded that the agency was improperly targeting conservative groups a year before an inspector general’s report revealed the same practices. House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa said Wednesday...Show More Summary
Apple Bonds Stick Buyers With $280.6 Million Loss as Rates Climb (BBG) Iceland Freezes EU Plans as New Government Shuns Euro Crisis (BBG) "Transparent Fed" - Ben Bernanke meets privately with Darrell Issa (Politico) Bank of Japan vows...Show More Summary
With Washington engulfed in scandals real and imagined over the Benghazi tragedy, the IRS' handling of applications by political groups for tax exempt status and the Justice Department's seizure of AP phone records, California Congressman...Show More Summary