| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Constituents of Rep. Elijah Cummings might want to Google the March 5 House Oversight Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service ("Cummings cut off at IRS hearing," March 5). They undoubtedly will be appalled by the rude treatment of our...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, has apologized to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for adjourning a hearing while the panel's top Democrat was speaking.
Apology accepted, Cummings said after...
| Mar 9, 2014
Re "Democrats lose bid to punish GOP lawmaker," March 6
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) pulled another right-wing Republican stunt while pretending to examine the IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups. He continuously...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year's bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly on Wednesday lashed out at the GOP elite that is rallying around rival Neel Kashkari, saying they are scared of his own candidacy.
"I'm a threat to the country club Republicans,” Donnelly, an...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON – "One of the giants of Congress." "A tough partisan, but above all, an institutionalist." "End of an era."
Those were among the reactions Thursday to the announcement by Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) that he would be...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Highly competitive congressional races in California, attracting interest across the nation, were already drawing many millions of dollars in donations even before the election year began, according to new campaign reports.
From the Bay Area to San...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
The sun has risen in the East, so there must be a news report somewhere quoting a partial transcript leaked by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) purporting to show the shortcomings of Obamacare.
Bingo! We have not one but two "investigative" news reports,...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry will testify next month before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the State Department said Friday.
A spokeswoman for the department suggested his...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Most Americans have probably tuned out of the latest inside-the-beltway debate about the Benghazi attack. That's probably because it isn't about the 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi at all but, at this point, has descended into...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:40 PM
Trying to claw his way into contention before the June 3 primary, Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Monday unveiled his first television ad and donated $500,000 of his own money to his campaign.
Trailing badly in public-opinion polls...