As many of you no doubt are aware, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair and general idiot Darrell Issa shut of Elijah Cummings’ microphone last week during a session about the idiotic IRS “scandal” of supposedly investigating right-wing money groups. Jarret Ruminski compares Issa’s actions to the antebellum Gag Rule to shut off discussions [...]
Former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right Wednesday not to incriminate herself when she testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the IRS targeting of tea party groups. Oddly,...Show More Summary
Tax Analysts Blog: More Arrogance and Secrecy From the IRS, by Christopher Bergin: A couple of days ago, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee tried to hold a hearing on the IRS exemption scandal. I say try because it turned into a circus. Most of the press focused on...
On Thursday Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)—chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee—told Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)—the committee’s ranking minority member—that he’s sorry for cutting off Cummings’ mic at a hearing on Wednesday before the Democrat had a chance to speak his piece.
One day after cutting off his Democratic counterpart's microphone, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa telephoned ranking member Elijah Cummings and apologized. Issa tweeted Thursday evening, “I just wanted to clear the air with @RepCummings.” The tweet included a link to a U-T San Diego article in which Issa says he had […]
Wednesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing became a raucous affair when Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) tried to silence the top Democrat on the panel, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), by having his microphoneShow More Summary
Democrats are calling for strong action against House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) after he ended a hearing without input from Democrats and silenced the microphone of the panel’s ranking member. The Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday issued a letter calling for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to strip Issa of […]
Ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner stumped House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Wednesday when she refused to answer questions at a hearing seeking to determine whether the agency had targeted conservatives in a scandal exposed in 2013.
Rep. Cummings is a national treasure. Rep. “We’re in charge, close it down” Issa, not so much. Per the New Republic: In a meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings...Show More Summary
It was a performance for the ages. “You cannot have a one-sided investigation," shouted Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. "There is something absolutely wrong with that. Show More Summary
Congressman and Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight Darrell Issa (R-CA) has never met an Obama White House “scandal” he didn’t like. A driving force behind the demonization of Acorn, he has left no stone uncovered on the Benghazi and IRS messes. Earlier today, he brought Lois Lerner, the IRS official at […]
Lois Lerner, the IRS figure at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal, once again pleaded the Fifth on Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In more than 20 minutes of testimony the former director...Show More Summary
Rep. Daryl Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told the world that he planned hundreds of hearings and investigations when he took over in 2010 and has been holding bogus hearing after bogus hearing ever since, tampering with the evidence as he tries to damage President Obama at every turn. Show More Summary
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a hearing on IRS targeting for 9:30am ET today. Former IRS official Lois Lerner has been recalled to testify before the committee; she is expected to appear, but after much
Lois Lerner’s attorney has denied claims from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) that the former Internal Revenue Service official agreed to testify Wednesday about the agency’s targeting controversy. Show More Summary
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is bringing Lois Lerner back to testify before Congress on the IRS scandal next week. Lerner, the key Obama IRS official at the center of the scandal...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives' powerful Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has demanded copies of messages and documents showing when retailer Target Corp. learned of massive breach of customer data that occurred in Nove...
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said in rare remarks that he believed President Barack Obama is “dangerous” to American democracy. He called on Republicans to reframe their arguments against...Show More Summary
Washington, DC—Representative James Lankford (R-OK), Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, today introduced the House Joint Resolution legislative proposal for the Health Care Compact, a breakthrough governance reform that allows states to clean up the health care mess created by the federal government. Show More Summary
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa offered a surprisingly rosy assessment of former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a new book about Clinton, saying the Benghazi scandal left her basically unscathed as she reportedly prepares to run for president in 2016. Show More Summary