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WATCH: House Members Spar in Darrell Issa's Kangaroo Court-Like Oversight Committee

WATCH: House Members Spar in Darrell Issa's Kangaroo Court-Like Oversight Committee
At the kangaroo court that is GOP Representative Darrell Issa's Oversight Committee, no dissent is tolerated. When Elijah Cummings (D-MD) tried to counter a particularly egregious infraction by the chairman, his microphone was promptly silenced. Issa couldn't silence Cummings' outrage, though. Watch the video.
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State Department Audit: Benghazi Investigation Was Unbiased

State Department Audit: Benghazi Investigation Was Unbiased
A State Department audit found Wednesday that an investigation into last year's deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was unbiased, countering claims from GOP members of Congress that it lacked independence. But the audit says weaknesses persist in how the State Department identifies threats overseas.
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Bradley Klapper
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Post Office Door-to-Door Delivery Could Be Eliminated by 2022

Post Office Door-to-Door Delivery Could Be Eliminated by 2022
With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the delivery service could be virtually phased-out by 2022 under a proposal a House panel was considering Wednesday. Curbside delivery, which includes deliveries to mailboxes at the end of driveways, and cluster box delivery would replace letter carriers slipping mail into front-door boxes.
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Andrew Miga
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Issa's McCarthy Act: House Reps Condemn IRS Witch-hunt

Issa's McCarthy Act: House Reps Condemn IRS Witch-hunt
Video: Democratic House Representatives Gerry Connolly and Elijah Cummings slam Republican hack Darrell Issa over misleading testimony regarding the ongoing IRS pseudo-scandal. Witnesses have given no credence to Issa's representation of the involvement of the White House.
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Issa'll Good: VT's Interpretation of ACA Likely to Withstand House Committee's Attacks

Issa'll Good: VT's Interpretation of ACA Likely to Withstand House Committee's Attacks
So, the inevitable has come to pass. The chief dirt-digger of Congressional Republicans, Darrell "Wrong Way" Issa, has turned his prosecutorial spotlight on Vermont's health care reform process. VTDigger's Andrew Stein dutifully writes up this nothingburger of a story:
Vermont... policy requires residents buying health insurance individually or through small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to purchase coverage on the state-run market. Friday, the House [Com
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Darrell Issa and the Presumption of Guilt

Darrell Issa and the Presumption of Guilt
The presumption of innocence, a staple of western law, can be traced all the way back to ancient Rome. Translating from the sixth-century Latin: "Proof lies on him who asserts, not on him who denies." But Darrell Issa, the Republican scandal-hunter who chairs the House oversight committee, believes in the presumption of guilt.
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Bipartisan Blame in Benghazi Turns to Clinton, GOP Spending Cuts

Bipartisan Blame in Benghazi Turns to Clinton, GOP Spending Cuts
Perhaps during his next partisan exploitation of the tragic death of Americans at Benghazi, Libya, in political hearings paid for by American taxpayers, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) can replay then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warning him, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and other Republicans that their efforts to cut diplomatic security spending will endanger American lives.
As Welch said to McCarthy: Have they no shame? It will be a test of the integrity and professionalism of the media to watch whether Issa and Chaffetz are asked to apologize for their efforts to cut diplomatic spending every time they parade before the cameras in their partisan shtick.
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Connolly: Issa's Disclosure of Sensitive Info 'Could Endanger the Lives of U.S. Personnel' in Libya

Good for Rep. Connolly, calling out the wildly irresponsible demagogue Darrell Issa for endangering American lives, exposing sensitive information on our operations in Libya, etc. Isn't that what used to be known as "treason?"Connolly Condemns Chairman Darrell Issa's Dangerous Disclosure of Sensitive Information about U.S. Operations in Libya
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a member of the House Committee on Overs...
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Launches Another Witch Hunt

Lt. Colonel Andrew Wood, head of the Special Forces Site Security Team in Libya, is claiming that the State Department denied U.S. forces extra security in Libya in advance of the attack on the Consultate that left several people, including Christopher Stevens, dead. And tomorrow, Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy (who will rebut the accusations of failing to provide security) and a couple of other higher-ups will testify at a Congressional hearing. Not surprisingly, the hearing is being pushed by Chairman, Republican Darrell Issa, a right-wingnut conspiracy theorist and avid hater of Holder and all things Obama.
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