Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) questioned FBI Director Mueller about his knowledge of the radical Boston mosque that the Tsarnaevs attended. In the Judiciary Committee hearing Mueller reveled that he was “unaware” this mosque was founded by a radical Islamist.
Obama has a way of burying skeletons. Mueller will be gone soon too. Democrats Love James Comey, Obama‘s Republican Pick to Lead FBI.
So Who is James Comey?
. . . he was the [...]
This is POWERFUL stuff:
Representative Trey Gowdy gives a passionate opening statement at the House Oversight Committee Hearing on excessive conference spending by the IRS. He states that the institution has a character problem that isn’t going to be “solved with another webinar” and that it may be time to “start over.”
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During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., grilled outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller about the IRS targeting a pro-life group in Iowa.
“Their question, specifically asked from the IRS to the Coalition for Life of Iowa: ‘Please detail the content of the members of your organization’s prayers,’” Schock declared.
Scandal politics are sweeping Capitol Hill.
Just days after news broke that the IRS targeted conservative nonprofits, Speaker John Boehner’s House committees will morph into mock courtrooms where the White House will be the defendant in what amounts to a number of high-stakes political trials.
The most recent scandal to grip the Obama administration came Monday evening, when The Associated Press disclosed that the Justice Department sought its reporters’ phone records — including [...]
by SGT, SGTreport.com:
We can all do our part when it comes to defeating tyranny, and we need your help on this one. Sue in New Jersey, a friend of SGT Report, sent us this memo moments ago. Sue tells us that “several NJ legislators were recently caught on an open mic at one of these “fake” gun control hearings here in NJ. You know where they pretend to listen, but pass [...]
Mark M. Jaycox and Kurt Opsahl and Rainey Reitman
April 18, 2013
[Editor's note: This article appeared yesterday at EFF.org]
Yesterday, the US House prepared for the debate on the privacy-invading “cybersecurity” bill called CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The rules committee hearing was the last stop before the bill is voted on by the full House.
In the hearing, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) was questioned about the core problems in the bill, like [...]
Some members of Congress apparently don’t like to be reminded about how much debt the country continues to rack up.
During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday on the budget, two Democrats complained after House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling instructed that two monitors in the hearing room display a real-time running national debt clock.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/26/democrats-complain-about-presence-of-debt-clock-on-capitol-hill/#ixzz2M6YE0aaI
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday said the cybersecurity executive order that the White House is drafting is “close to completion.”
At a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, Napolitano said the executive order is “still being drafted in the inter-agency process” and “is close to completion depending on a few issues that need to be resolved at the highest levels.”
She said the draft order still needs to [...]
Former top officials of federally backed Abound Solar told a House subcommittee Wednesday that subsidies from China caused the company’s collapse, while Republicans pressed a former government loan official about whether he used his personal email account to skirt records laws while discussing clean energy projects.
The committee hearing seemed at times to be a re-airing of sessions that took place in Congress nearly a year ago, when California-based Solyndra LLC [...]
July 17, 2012
The heads of the US and UK central banks have described as “fraud” the manipulation by Barclays of the international lending rate, Libor.
The US Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, said the process for setting the rate was “structurally flawed” and that he could not guarantee its reliability.
Mervyn King, the Bank of England governor, said that deliberately rigging the Libor rate for private gain was “my definition of fraud”.
Bank of England chief Mervyn King is ‘pessimistic’ about the eurozone recovery and warned the financial crisis could stretch on for years yet.
He said Britons should brace themselves for at least another five years of pain as he saw no sign yet of an end to the global financial woes.
In a gloomy Treasury Select Committee hearing, Sir Mervyn told MPs he was ‘struck’ by the speed at which the economic [...]
As the House Financial Services Committee hearing into recent failures at JPMorgan waned, bank CEO Jamie Dimon finally said what had already been obvious to everyone—he didn’t want to be there. “These are complex things that should be done the right way, in my opinion in closed rooms,” Dimon said. “I don’t think you make a lot of progress in an open hearing like this.” In the closed room, Dimon [...]
The House Financial Committee just concluded grilling banker Jamie Dimon on risky financial bets his firm, JPMorgan Chase, made that resulted in losses of at least $2 billion last month. Today’s hearing follows up on last week’s Senate Banking Committee grilling of Dimon on the same bad bets.
But the irony here is rich: During the course of the two Dimon hearings held to discuss this bad bet, Congress borrowed nearly one [...]
Attorney General Eric Holder again today would not answer who the highest-ranking Obama administration official was that had knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious and the gunwalking tactics it employed before Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered.
Instead, when House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith pressed him directly during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, Holder dodged giving a response.
“Mr. Attorney General, who is the highest ranking official in [...]
By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The law banning all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on City parkland went into effect on Friday.
Mayor Michael Nutter has said the ban will protect the dignity of the homeless, cleanliness of the parks, and eliminate food health concerns. But dozens of opponents testified at a City Council Committee hearing on Thursday, calling the Mayor’s reasons for the ban misleading.
“These regulations are clearly [...]
By Roll Call Staff Posted at 1:01 p.m. today
Well after an inspector general began auditing a lavish Las Vegas conference, Jeff Neely, who headed the General Services Administration’s San Francisco office, took his wife on a taxpayer-funded trip to Hawaii, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Neely boasted in a November 2011 email that the trip was a “birfday” gift. (Fiddy must be so proud.) His wife responded positively to the gesture.
“It’s yo birfday … [...]
BOISE – If former Idaho Congressman Bill Sali came back to the Legislature next year to pitch his proposal for a special “In God We Trust” license plate to benefit his new non-profit heritage education group, he wouldn’t qualify, under legislation that headed to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk on Friday.
The bill, SB 1243a, is an amended version of Sen. Jim Hammond’s measure to limit future specialty license plates in Idaho [...]
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Have certain parts of the Constitution become irrelevant, as a former Republican leader once told me at a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing? At the time, I was told that demanding a Congressional declaration of war before invading Iraq, as Article I Section 8 of the Constitution requires, was unnecessary and anachronistic. Congress and the president then proceeded without a Constitutional declaration and the disastrous Iraq invasion [...]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened Tuesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the Justice Department did not provide certain documents in response to the committee’s subpoena.
In a letter to Holder, Issa wrote that “this Committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress” if Holder and the DOJ didn’t produce documents they demanded relating to the Fast and Furious [...]
The Daily Caller
Monday, December 12, 2011
A largely overlooked exchange from Thursday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing includes what appears to be an admission from Attorney General Eric Holder that emails to and from him about Operation Fast and Furious may exist, and that he’s refusing to provide them to Congress.
The possibility was first addressed during an exchange with House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, who also sits on the House Judiciary Committee, early [...]
Televised congressional hearings often serve as a platform for members of Congress to berate, bloviate and showboat for the cameras, but at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday, historian Douglas Brinkley wouldn’t stand for it.
The topic at hand was drilling in the the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The trouble began when Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young misstated Brinkley’s name after referring to the hearing as “an exercise in futility.” In [...]
Over two dozen Republicans call for Holder to resign
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu joined over two dozen Republican lawmakers in calling on Attorney General Eric Holder’s to resign over Operation Fast and Furious, the gunrunning program that saw the ATF deliver some 2,000 guns directly into the hands of Mexican drug gangs, labeling the scandal worse than the Watergate cover-up that brought down the Nixon [...]
Actions by Mexican drug cartels are “consistent” with what the U.S. would consider to be “terrorism or insurgency” in other parts of the world, a State Department official told lawmakers on Thursday.
“I do acknowledge that many of the facts on the ground, the things that are being done by those organizations, are consistent with what we would call either terrorism or insurgency in other countries,” William Brownfield told a House [...]
Yesterday, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., attacked U.S. companies that do business with Iran, singling out Koch Industries, despite the fact that Tester has taken money from companies that also did business with Iran.
“Recently I heard that one of America’s largest companies, Koch Industries, was in the business of supporting Iran through energy development. Um … if they are doing [...]
EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice [...]
By CAROL D. LEONNIG and STEVEN MUFSON, The Washington Post
September 15, 2011
A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show.
The program — designed to jump-start the nation’s clean technology industry by giving energy companies access to low-cost, government-backed loans — has directly created 3,545 new, permanent jobs [...]
After using illegal immigrants as props to push the DREAM Act, Sen. Durbin (D-IL) made the following statement at a Senate committee hearing:
“When I look around this room, I see America’s future. Our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our Congressman, our Senators and maybe our President.”
However, Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution says: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or [...]
During committee testimony this week in Austin, a Texas senator interrupted a Spanish speaker and telling him he should “be speaking in English” during a committee hearing.
Antolin Aguirre of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition was testifying against Senate Bill 9 that would help crack down on illegal immigrants in Texas. Aguirre spoke through an interpreter even though he had been in the U.S. since [...]
Mohamed Bin Hammam (right) had been due to stand against Sepp Blatter
Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar says he has pulled out of the race to head football’s world governing body, Fifa.
The move comes a day before the 62-year-old Asian Football Confederation chief was due to face an ethics committee hearing into bribery claims.
Mr Hammam said he did not want to see Fifa’s name “dragged more in the [...]
** FILE ** Susan E. Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Monday, Feb., 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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“That effort is costing us billions a week,” Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat and a certified public accountant, said in his opening remarks at a House Foreign Relations Committee hearing on reforming the [...]
Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby on Wednesday blasted efforts by federal and state officials to reach a settlement with mortgage servicers over botched foreclosures as a “regulatory shakedown” by the Obama administration that goes far beyond rectifying the damage caused to homeowners.
“This proposed settlement appears to be an attempt to advance the administrationâ€™s political agenda, rather than an effort to help homeowners who were harmed [...]
An estimated 82 percent of U.S. schools could be labeled as “failing” under the nation’s No Child Left Behind Act this year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.
The Department of Education estimates the number of schools not meeting targets will skyrocket from 37 to 82 percent in 2011 because states are toughening their standards to meet the requirements of the law. The schools will face sanctions ranging from offering tutoring [...]