I'm Christina Bellantoni, the Essential Politics host today. Let's get started. Subscribe to the newsletter Looking at an annual financial disclosure form is a little bit like going through someone's mail. Except in this particular case, it's a document listing each and every asset and debt disclosed...
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) is the richest member of Congress, topping an annual ranking with an estimated minimum net worth of $254.7 million — nearly $150 million more than the second-richest lawmaker. Issa made most of his fortune in the 1990s while leading Directed Electronics Inc., a Vista-based...
California boasts both the richest man and the poorest man in Congress and sends 20 millionaires to Washington, along with a vineyard estate owner and a doctor with a student loan balance of at least $100,000. Rep. Darrell Issa has the honor of being the richest, according to annual financial disclosure...
Remember how we reported that the Department of Justice determined the IRS DID NOT harass teabagging morans, despite the lies of Darrell Issa & Co? We’ve known this has been a non-scandal for YEARS (proof here and here), but evidence holds no sway over the GOP. Show More Summary
It was called "IssaGate." But, because Darrell Issa (R-CA) is so quickly forgettable, it is perhaps better to re-name it "modern McCarthyism." This is not just because Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) confirmed that the purposeShow More Summary
Now that Paul Ryan is resisting calls to run for the speakership, Darrell Issa, California Republican, may run. This all happened after Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly withdrew, with Jason Chaffetz and Daniel Webster are also in the running.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), the former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, on Friday morning said that he could "potentially" be a candidate for the speaker slot and criticized his successor on the Oversight Committee, Rep. Show More Summary
Darrell Issa suggesting that he might be the guy to replace John Boehner is a pretty powerful statement of just how lost these guys are without Boehner and his anointed and now defenestrated successor.
In case you missed it yesterday, Republicans in Congress were thrown into complete chaos when House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly...
U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican, on Friday said he is considering running for U.S. House speaker after the conservative party’s leading candidate abruptly quit the race on Thursday. “I am considering whether or not to put my name in the hat,” Issa said in...
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Dear conservatives: Your entire movement is an exercise in self-parody. [Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge] said that the Obama administration began referring to the Islamic State as "ISIS" so that the group would be confused with Rep. Show More Summary
From the August 20 edition of CNN's The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer: REP. DARRELL ISSA: The one thing that we now know is that, as they said, about 300 separate emails, maybe more, contain classified information. [...] ISSA: It's not an accident to have 300 emails become retroactively, if you will, determined to be classified. [...]Show More Summary
The Hill reports: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is floating legislation that would name most U.S. coastal waters after former President Ronald Reagan. Issa reintroduced his bill Wednesday to rename the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone...Show More Summary
Still pals though, right? Yesterday Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), still sore over having the Benghazi! investigation yanked away from him, tried to crash a closed-door meeting of Rep. Trey Gowdy's (R-SC) Super-Select Benghazi! Committee....Show More Summary
There was Great Drama in the Halls of Congress yesterday, as ratfaced Steve Carell impersonator Darrell Issa was escorted out of a closed-door deposition of Hillary Clinton’s pal Sidney Blumenthal in the endless House Select Committee...Show More Summary
Kudos to South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy. The Hill reports: Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) tried to crash former Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal’s deposition before the House SelectShow More Summary
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) evidently thought he was important enough to attend yesterday's closed-door deposition of Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. But just minutes after he entered the session, he was reportedly escorted out of the room by chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
Never has the phrase “the bum’s rush” been more aptly fitting in terms of how former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was received at yesterday’s Benghazi deposition — or of Mr. Issa himself: Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) tried to crash former Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal’s deposition before the [...]Show More Summary
South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy's Select Committee on Benghazi was faced with a dire threat to its reputation on Tuesday: the presence of Rep. Darrell Issa of California. Issa showed up at the committee's closed-door deposition...Show More Summary
#HotScoop of the evening, The Hill has the Vine, “Issa escorted out of Benghazi deposition“: Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) tried to crash former Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal’s deposition before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Tuesday. Show More Summary