Will Darrell Issa investigate NewsCorp? Probably not while giving them interviews
The last-minute cancellation of Oversight's FCIC hearing is continuing to snowball, and Media Matters chronicles the long list of problems in the new report from committee Democrats. Meanwhile, Ryan J. Reilly breaks down How Darrell Issa's Investigation into Financial Crisis Commission backfired on GOP.
As Warren testifies, Issa begins losing his grip on the Oversight Committee
Anyone looking for reassurance about Issa's questionable chairmanship certainly didn't find it during today's hearing. It's unclear how much more time he has to right the ship.
Elizabeth Warren returns to face Darrell Issa and the Oversight Committee
Now, of course, it is July. And Republicans haven't been able to stop Professor Warren yet. Issa will take one more spin at it though, an opportunity to put on a show and perhaps stymie the grassroots push for Obama to officially appoint Warren as the CFPB head. But it won't do anything for the many thousands of constituents back in Issa's district facing foreclosure and countless other desperate financial problems. If Darrell Issa won't be their champion in Washington, the least he could do is let someone else do it.
Issa bails on FCIC hearing after reality “didn’t fit the narrative”
Issa recently said that he wanted to do more and better after his first six months running the Oversight Committee. In light of the revelations in this new report, the FCIC hearing could have been among of the most substantive and important of Issa's tenure. Instead, because reality "didn't fit the narrative," the hearing has been called off and thus far not rescheduled. Hopefully Issa will not dodge the issue entirely because it doesn't fit the narrative.
Issa threatens legal investigation with subpoena
Issa has doubled down on his pursuit of the National Labor Relations Board, threatening to subpoena records in the Boeing case. If he goes through with it, it would be another ongoing court case that Issa has interfered with, including the release of a sealed court document in the ongoing criminal investigation into the murder of a border patrol agent.
Oversight takes up changes to Medicare
So from that perspective, the Health Care subcommittee will hold a hearing tomorrow aimed at "triggering a Medicare plan from the Administration." In other words, now that the plan put forth by congressional Republicans has proven to be wildly unpopular and electorally dangerous, the new plan is to redirect the focus onto the Obama Administration.
Jobs Hypocrisy, Elizabeth Warren and Darrell Issa’s cyber-communist scare
Darrell Issa has been tweeting up a storm, asking President Obama where the jobs are. In the usual hypocritical fashion, Issa has thus far left out his own proposals to eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Accountability only Wall Street could love
Round two of Elizabeth Warren at the Oversight Committee is dominating coverage of next week's lineup, but it's not the only hearing on the financial crisis. Rep. Patrick McHenry -- who twice accused Warren of perjury at his May hearing -- will be turning the focus of his Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
Issa: “We didn’t do as well as we could have.”
Darrell Issa acted tough in a recent self-assessment of his first six months on the job as chair of the Oversight Committee
Darrell Issa continues running interference for Wall Street
Back in November, Republicans were riding high on a major electoral victory and Darrell Issa was on his media charm offensive. We know better now, but back then he was making the case that he would be a non-partisan, dispassionate watchdog. And he had tough words for Wall Street