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“Fast & Furious” Gets Fast & Furious as AG Holder Requests and GETS Executive Privilege for Subpoened Docs: Welcome to Nixononia
June 20, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Family values, immigration reform, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: 2nd Amendment, Barack Obama, Brian Terry, Contempt of Congress, Darrell Issa, Eric Holder, executive privilege, Fast and Furious | 3 comments
A mere few days past the 40th anniversary marking the Watergate break in the led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, and the Obama White House now appears to be evolving past its Jimmy Carter reputation into the abyss of Nixononia……………
Just minutes before the House Oversight Committee is to vote on the the Contempt Citation against AG Eric Holder and move ot to the floor of the House, the AG has requested that the White House grant Executive Privilege to the documents that the House committee had been requesting regarding the botched Fast and Furious Operation that ultimately led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Of course, the White House immediately asserted the Executive Privilege.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) would not accept Holder’s offer of a “briefing” on the documents. The bottomline is: Who Knew What, When, and Are they Still Making Decisions?
Evoking one of my favorite actresses, Bette Davis, hold on, ’cause its gone be a bumpy ride!!
March 7, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, birth control, Darrell Issa, HHS, ObamaCare, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke | 3 comments
from Pat Dollard:
Excerpted from Jammie Wearing Fool:
Sandra Fluke’s Appearance Is No Fluke
Posted by Just a Grunt on Mar 02, 2012 at 10:49 am
For me the interesting part of the story is the ever-evolving “coed”. I put that in quotes because in the beginning she was described as a Georgetown law student. It was then revealed that prior to attending Georgetown she was an active women’s right advocate. In one of her first interviews she is quoted as talking about how she reviewed Georgetown’s insurance policy prior to committing to attend, and seeing that it didn’t cover contraceptive services, she decided to attend with the express purpose of battling this policy. During this time, she was described as a 23-year-old coed. Magically, at the same time Congress is debating the forced coverage of contraception, she appears and is even brought to Capitol Hill to testify. This morning, in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show, it was revealed that she is 30 years old, NOT the 23 that had been reported all along.
In other words, folks, you are being played. She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her.
Solyndra May Be Snowballing @ WH: DOE Loan Officer Resigns while Congress Asks for Obama’s Blackberry !
October 6, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Blackberry, Darrell Issa, Larry Sinclair, pay for play, Solyndra | 3 comments
Dept. of Energy Loan Program Chief Jonathon Silver is the first head to roll in the wake of the Solyndra scandal. But he was not even in the position at the time that the Solyndra loan was granted. Is it time for Secretary Chu to submit his resignation (although he needs to get in line behind Eric Holder, but that’s another story).
As the White House tries to minimalize the quid pro quo that appears to have been the standard for decisions in the Administration, the committees in Congress investigating the WH role in the Solyndra have requested ALL communications from the WH, including the President’s prized BLACKBERRY !!
The POTUS checking out Larry Sinclair’s website !! (jk)
For full story: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65361.html
July 8, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: AG Eric Holder, ATF, Barack Obama, Darrell Issa, DEA, DEA ATF, DHS, Fast and Furious, Project Gunrunner | 3 comments
Holder has denied knowing about “Project Gun Runner”, but here is his speech from April 2009.
“Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.”
March 24, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Darrell Issa, FCC, Julius Genachowski, Net neutrality | Leave a comment
|Issa to FCC head: Explain W.H. visits
By: Brooks Boliek
March 24, 2011 12:08 PM EDT
|FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski still has a lot of explaining to do concerning his frequent visits to the White House during the time the commission was developing its net neutrality rules.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told the chairman that his response to earlier inquiries into the role the Obama administration played in the controversial policy is inadequate.
“In the fourteen months since my initial request, the FCC has done little to demonstrate its independence from the White House,” wrote Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in a letter dated today.
The letter cites White House records that show that on Sept. 17, 2009 — “just four days prior to the near simultaneous announcement by the White House and FCC on proposed regulations for the open Internet” — Genachowski and his chief of staff Edward Lazarus met with Larry Summers, then the director of the National Economic Council.
“In addition,” the letter continued, “in the month following the April 7, 2010, decision by the United States Court of Appeals … that the FCC lacked the authority to regulate network management practices, you and Mr. Lazarus had over a dozen meetings at the White House.”
In total, Genachowski visited the White House 81 times between January 2009 and November 2010, which Issa said was more than the secretaries of Energy, Homeland Security, Defense, Treasury and State combined.
“The large volume and timing of these meetings gives the appearance that they are more than coincidental,” Issa wrote.
January 26, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Darrell Issa, Dennis Kucinich, Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee, Neil Barofsky, TARP, Tim Massad | 1 comment
The minority is upset that Rep. Darrell Issa did not want to waste an entire day of having the witness for the hearing first hear each member make a “full of hot air” opening statement, instead asking that each member supply their opening statement for the record, within 7 days:
At the start of the hearing, chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced the committee members would waive their opening statements and instead would have seven days to place them into the record.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the committee’s ranking Democrat, immediately fought back questioning this deviation in traditional procedure, but Issa held his ground.
“I recognize that tradition is we hold the members, the witnesses here for sometimes an hour through opening statements. That is a tradition that I intend to break,” Issa said. “That doesn’t mean there won’t be opening statements in the future.”
Issa’s decision to omit opening statements at the hearing stems from his desire to hear from the witnesses, Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for TARP, and Tim Massad, a Treasury official, first instead of from the committee members.
January 10, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Darrell Issa, FDA, House Oversight Committee, Josh Sharfstein, regulations, Townhall.com | 1 comment
But, give Sharfstein some credit. He has superb political instincts and understands precisely when it is time to go. Just after the new Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Darrel Issa, announced that he intended to call hearings to examine some of the dodgy decisions at the FDA, Josh Sharfstein headed for the door. Could be a coincidence, or maybe there was no way he could justify the strange and often disastrous decision-making at the FDA that has so badly compromised a once-proud agency. Better by far, Sharfstein seems to have decided, to slip out the back door and let someone else take the heat for all the misdeeds.
Ironically, Sharfstein has now accepted a top public health job in the State of Maryland where he will be forced to deal with a huge number of small biotech companies working on a number of novel medical breakthroughs, but face impending insolvency because of an inability to navigate the increasingly complex myriad regulatory gauntlet at the FDA that has been erected. Good luck with that. Most likely, Sharfstein will get an earful, and, perhaps for the first time, learn the painful truth about the full costs of his misguided policies.
January 3, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Darrell Issa, Elijah Cummings, Fannie Mae, FDA, Freddie Mac, House Oversight Committee | Leave a comment
The action on all these fronts in the days before the 112th Congress opens shows that oversight has suddenly become a hot topic in Washington, and it’s forcing the White House, House Democrats and the influence industry to take notice.
Republicans have begun to lay out their hearing schedule, which will include investigations into how regulation affects job creation; inquiries into Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the foreclosure crisis; and an examination of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission’s failure to come to agreement on the cause of the crisis. Issa also wants to investigate WikiLeaks disclosures.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/46981.html#ixzz1A1O6NspM