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Michael McAuliff

Darrell Issa Holds Absurd IRS Hearing In Which He Is The Only One Allowed To Speak

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional hearing into the furor over political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service descended into political theater of the ...

Paul Blumenthal

Telecom Giants Paid Millions To 'Honor' Minority Lawmakers Before The Merger

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comcast and Time Warner Cable are heading into the lobbying stage of their proposed merger with a strong hand. They boast large teams of...

Elijah Cummings: 'It's Clear' Ted Cruz Is Running For President

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) told the Baltimore Sun Tuesday that a presidential bid was undoubtedly in Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's future. Sp...

Michael McAuliff

Obamacare Website Actually Getting Better, Officials Testify

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same day the government reported that only 106,185 people have enrolled in Obamacare so far, federal officials painted a picture ...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Accused Of Yet Another Selective Leak

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are accusing House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of releasing yet another damning excerpt of testimony ...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Accused Of Wasting Time Of Healthcare.gov Fixer

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bid by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to compel the testimony of the top tech expert trying to fix the Obamacare website is sparki...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Accused Of Editing Selectively Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has again released selectively chosen data to falsely accuse the Obama administration of...

Sam Stein

Dems Emboldened By Shutdown Showdown Worry It Could Last A While

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats emerged emboldened Monday night from the breakdown in efforts to avert a government shutdown, confident that Pre...

Obama Allies Cite PR Missteps In Bid For Syria Strike

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some of President Barack Obama's top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to supp...

Issa: DC Law Firm 'Crosses The Line'

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday accused a prominent Washington law firm of trying to interfere with their inves...

Howard Fineman

'Still Not Free': It's 2013, And Black America's Hit Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. WASHINGTON -- Elijah Cummings, 62 years old, has lived ...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Compares Senior Dem Lawmaker To 'Little Boy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of tea party and other groups turned heated Thursday, with House Oversight...

IRS Watchdog To Testify Again

Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The investigator who wrote a scathing report about the Internal Revenue Service targeting co...

IRS Targeted Liberal Groups, Occupy Movement Like Tea Party: Democrats

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON | Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:09pm EDT (Reuters) - A top Democrat probing the Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of conservative ...

Top Dem: Documents Show Big IRS Probe Flaw

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top House Democrat says the Treasury Department investigator who probed the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative group...

Michael McAuliff

Voting Rights Decision Primes Backlash Against GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several Republican-led states have already rushed to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent rejection of a key part of the Voting Righ...

Issa Metrics

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is determined to link the White House, and President Barack Obama, to the so-called IRS scandal, even though there is no proof one exists.

Sam Stein

Issa Keeps Selectively Leaking IRS Transcripts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has continued to release only select port...

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

Tea Party Targeting Probe Widens

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

(Updates to include full quotes from Hofacre) By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators ...

Sam Stein

Darrell Issa: Releasing Full IRS Transcripts Now Would Be 'Reckless'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One week after he released partial transcripts of interviews with IRS officials involved in the scandal surrounding the targeting of con...

'Conservative' IRS Manager: White House Not Involved In Scandal

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A self-described conservative Republican who is a manager in the Internal Revenue Service office that targeted tea party groups tol...

Lucia Graves

Elijah Cummings Vows To Release Full IRS Transcripts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Sunday promised to release the...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Official: 'I Have Done Nothing Wrong'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division under fire for targeting conservative organizations, strongly defended herself in an openi...

Anti-Hillary GOP War Begins While Major Media Aids and Abets

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.13.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

What is most troubling, though not surprising, is how many in the major media have legitimized these crass and partisan Republican attacks and the manner they are being carried out in hearings that are organized so unfairly they resemble the proceedings of a one-party Republican state