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Elijah Cummings

Dem Rep Prayed He Wouldn't Die Before Voting For Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Adriana Usero & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) had one prayer. During Thursday's House Oversight & Government Refo...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Freak Out At Learning Reagan Decree Protects Lois Lerner

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although legal experts warned at the time that little would come of Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) attempt to prosecute former IRS offic...

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa Won't Drop Subpoena For Top White House Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) isn't dropping his subpoena to compel a top White House official to testify before his committee on Wednesd...

Benghazi... Benghazi... Benghazi

Gerry Myers | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

How many more millions of taxpayer dollars are the Republicans in the House going to waste on the Benghazi witch hunt?

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa Going Crazy Issuing Subpoenas, Outpacing Previous Chairmen Combined

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced Friday that he is subpoenaing another top administration official, meaning he has now issued near...

Democrats On Benghazi Panel See Role As Defensive

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The five Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi are being counted on to defend the Obama administration's record as N...

Jason Linkins

It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Over at the New Republic, Brian Beutler gives good gobsmack on a very strange action taken by the post-modern Richelieu, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.),...

Sam Stein

Elijah Cummings Details His 3-Prong Strategy For The GOP's Benghazi Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Democratic leaders debated the best way to engage Republicans' new select committee to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi,...

Trey Gowdy Names Former NRCC Aide As Director Of Benghazi Committee

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Thursday named lobbyist and former Republican aide Phil Kiko as staff director for the newly created House s...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Issues New Subpoena For Kerry In Benghazi Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives may have created a special select committee to further investigate Benghazi, but that doesn't seem to have ...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Launch New Benghazi Investigative Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted largely on party lines Thursday to launch a select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks...

Michael McAuliff

White House, Politics Played No Role In IRS Targeting, Dem Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats released a report Tuesday stating that the Internal Revenue Service's scandal over targeting political social welfare gr...

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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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 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 ...