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Congressional Hearings

Stop Using the Bully Pulpit for Bullying

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

How is a witness supposed to respond to such a statement? It is not a question which calls for an answer. A witness who attempted to respond would be called out-of-order, or worse, his microphone would be turned off.

Target Hearing Highlights Need for Congressional Action on Data Breaches

Adam Levin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

To hear Republicans talk, the real danger is that you might get too many notifications that your identity is at risk. Must be nice to be a senator, eh?

A Path From Travesty to Truth in Congressional Hearings

Matthew Dowd | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Watching the Congressional hearing yesterday where Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, I was struck by the reality of how far Congress has moved from the search for the truth, and a goal to really understand and fix problems.

How Does Healthcare.gov Really Work [Infographic] [Screenshots]

Eduardo Garcia | Posted 12.30.2013 | Technology
Eduardo Garcia

After spending some time trying to shop for insurance for my parents, and facing the same issues everyone has been having, I decided to put on my developer hat and try to figure out how this web application works.

The DNI Executive Review Group on Intelligence and the Senate Oversight Committee on Intelligence: Exercises in Futility?

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

An AP story published on The Huffington Post and in many newspapers on September 22, "Close Ties Between White House, NSA Spying Review" uncovered the sham exercise that constitutes the White House's promised review of NSA surveillance programs.

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

Dave Jamieson

Janitor Confronts JPMorgan Chief At Hill Hearing (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A janitor from Texas confronted JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon after a congressional hearing on Tuesday, asking the finance executive wh...

Dimon Jubilee

David Crisanti | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
David Crisanti

You know you're old (or worse) when you look forward to televised congressional hearings more than you do to Alien prequels (or Mad Men finales). My e...

Seventh Inning Stretch in the Trial of Roger Clemens

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 08.05.2012 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The perjury case against Roger Clemens for lying to Congress in 2008 has entered its seventh week; the prosecution having rested after calling 24 witnesses. Most murder trials don't take this long.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Anger, Apologies At Congressional Hearing On GSA's Lavish Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tempers flared and apologies were issued Monday during a congressional hearing investigating a lavish conference and what officials call...

Peter King Chooses Demagoguery in Targeting Muslim-Americans

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

Throughout our history, unpopular groups have been targeted for the public's wrath in difficult times. Demagogues like King have been only too anxious to steer and cheer on this wrath.

Arresting Filmmakers... in America?

Robin Bronk | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Robin Bronk

Whether one agrees with the views expressed in Fox's films or not, we should all agree that citizens have a right to know and tell other citizens what our elected officials are doing. We shouldn't be arresting documentary filmmakers in America for filming public hearings.

Corzine's Saga As Cautionary Tale of the Demise of Wall Street

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The core lesson of the Corzine imbroglio and his "Who me?" testimony before various congressional committees has not been instinctively overlooked, but certainly not emblazoned into our consciousness, as well it should be.

What About the Men?

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

There is no question that there are significant problems that both men and women face. The workplace has not truly kept pace with the changes in families' lives. But does this represent the decline of men?

Oil Speculation At Chevron Laid Bare For All to See

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Given the latest news that Chevron has been leveraging its insider status for huge profits, isn't it time our government began to rein in the massive oil market speculation? Or are the interests of the financial and oil industries just too well connected to permit change?

Peter King's Failed Attempt to Understand Prison-Born Terror Plots

Andy Stepanian | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Andy Stepanian

It may be easier for Peter King to scapegoat a religion and chase fictitious bad guys in a system he does not fully understand than begin to address the all-too-real looming problems of disempowerment in inner city communities.

Are Our Leaders Hearing ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Amidst the current kerfuffle of Republicans and Democrats blaming each other for ever higher gas prices, focusing on issues ranging from oil company tax breaks to impediments on new drilling, the most significant item of information extant is barely focused upon.

Whose Ox Is Being Gored

David Doody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Doody

Even if you don't disagree with the intent of the congressional hearings being held by Rep. Peter King, you have to admit that, the response to such things just depends on whose ox is being gored.

Begin A Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Not Congressional Hearings

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

I fear that Rep. King's accusatory proceedings serve only to compound the problem of religious conflict. How can we use religious dialogue to find commonalities among our different faiths?

Muslims Are Not the Enemy

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

By marginalizing a religious minority, King is sending a dangerous message to the Muslim community and the entire populous that runs counter to the very foundation of our nation.

An Interfaith Objection To The Muslim 'Radicalization' Hearings

Rabbi Mark A. Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Mark A. Gruber

We stand together with a broad spectrum of religious and secular leaders who believe that fighting terrorism does not require compromising our nation's core values and highest ideals.

Muslim 'Radicalization' Hearings Are Wrong And Misguided

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

An effort is currently underway to hold a public hearing in Congress on the "radicalization" of Muslim Americans. This is both troubling and dumbfounding.

Facebook and Goldman Sachs

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

To attach the emergently celebrated name of 'Facebook' to that of a company whose actions at a time when the country needed financial help and vision rather chose to profit heedlessly is profoundly sad.

Mr. Buffett's New York Times' Op-Ed. Thank You We Feel Better Now

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Today the readers of the NYT were regaled with Warren Buffett's Op-Ed expressing his admiration and appreciation for the great good work performed by our government in rallying to Wall Street's rescue. The Financial Crisis is replete with ironies.

A Tale of Two Companies -- Goldman Sachs and BP

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Two societal disasters impacting our world and lives. At least one of the corporate of the players seems so far to understand its responsibilities.