Imagine the psychological wear and tear of being a Congressional Republican. You have to tamp down any creative or helpful impulse and instead be in constant attack and destruction mode. So of course they're going off on the CFPB! God forbid ordinary people have any recourse against the behemoths of Big Business. Show More Summary
Ever since Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) helped get the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau off the ground in 2010, Republicans have been trying to shut it down. GOPers drafted legislation to weaken the fledgling agency, which was...Show More Summary
This is amusing stuff. via The Hill One of the Utah Republican’s first acts since taking over the Oversight gavel: Removing portraits of Issa and other past chairmen from the walls of the Oversight hearing room, committee sources told The Hill. A Chaffetz spokeswoman said it’s much ado about nothing. Show More Summary
One of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) first acts since taking over the House Oversight gavel: Removing portraits of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other past chairmen from the walls of the Oversight hearing room, The Hill reports. “A Chaffetz spokeswoman [...] The post Chaffetz Removes Issa’s Portrait from Hearing Room appeared first on Political Wire.
The Internet of Things is headed to Washington, D.C Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) are launching the Congressional Caucus on the Internet of Things (IoT) to help educate people on the development...Show More Summary
Forbes: Report On IRS Targeting Of Conservatives - No Christmas Pony For Darrell Issa, by Peter J. Reilly: When I look at the report of Darrell Issa’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued on the eve of Christmas Eve, I can’t help but think of the story of the...
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...]
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
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
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.
Darrell Issa’s record of sound and fury signifying nothing” continues. Probe fails to link IRS scandal to White House
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
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 […]
Darrell Issa ends his tenure as House Oversight chair in typical fashion: by failing to live up to his own hype
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.
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 […]
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
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
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