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Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote To Hold Former IRS Official In Contempt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted on party lines Thursday to hold in contempt of Congress the for...

Dems Call GOP-Led Probe A 'Witch-Hunt'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday demanded an end to a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic missi...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Tries Tactic In IRS Probe Last Used In McCarthyism

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report by the Congressional Research Service finds that Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) probe of the Internal Revenue Service is ve...

More Probes, Oversight (And Dress Codes) for Predatory For-Profit Colleges

David_Halperin | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
David_Halperin

The for-profit college industry is lobbying furiously to prevent the Obama Administration from issuing a strong "gainful employment" rule that would cut off aid to career training programs that consistently leave students with insurmountable debt.

Michael McAuliff

New Resolution Condemns Darrell Issa As 'Offensive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats stepped up their condemnation of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Thursday, offering a second resolution to reprimand the Oversigh...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Modern Conservatives: Frightened Falsifying Fools

Mike Lux | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Modern day conservatives are fools. They have positioned themselves on the extreme end of the American political system, and they know they can't honestly say what they believe or voters will reject them out of hand. But their lies will catch up to them, and so will their lack of courage.

Issa Apologizes For Shutting Down Cummings' 'Hissy Fit'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) attempted to make amends with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) Thursday after ruffling feathers...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner Rejects Calls To Remove Issa As Oversight Chairman

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) stood by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Thursday amid Democratic calls to remove Issa from his post as...

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 02.23.2014 | 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...