Washington (CNN) - A top House Republican charged with investigating a now-discredited federal gunrunning operation has accused Attorney General Eric Holder of actively obstructing Congress' oversight function and damaging his own credibility as a top national law enforcement officer.
In a letter to Holder publicly released Monday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, said the attorney general has made "numerous statements" about Operation Fast and Furious that "have eventually been proven to be untrue."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said Sunday that he could issue subpoenas to the Justice Department this week in connection to a now-discredited federal gunrunning operation.
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Issa said that he wants a better understanding of who knew what, when about Operation Fast and Furious.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Republican Rep. Darrell Issa endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday, the candidate announced in a press release.
The six-term California congressman, who serves as a top critic of the Obama administration as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Romney will put the economy "on the right track again."
Washington (CNN) – It’s an old-time newspaper war with a modern twist, as the controversy surrounding the dismissal of a high-profile House aide brought the simmering bad blood between two media powerhouses to a boiling point.
The literal war of words pits the New York Times, one of the nation’s oldest established newspapers, against Politico, a take-no-prisoners new media upstart seeking to turn the journalism world on its head, compounded further by the increasingly quick and complicated world of electronic communications.
Washington (CNN) – A top aide to California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has been fired after allegations that he improperly shared e-mails with a New York Times reporter surfaced Thursday, according to a statement from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Kurt Bardella, a spokesman and long-time aide for the chairman of the committee, is alleged to have shared e-mails from other reporters with Mark Leibovich, who is penning an inside baseball book about the political culture of Washington, D.C.
New York (CNNMoney) - Bank of America was subpoenaed Wednesday over a loan program that may have given influential people sweetheart deals on their mortgages.
The subpoena was issued by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, a Republican from California who has doggedly pursued the issue for several years.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), the brand-new chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform, defended comments he had previously made that President Obama is "one of the most corrupt presidents of modern times."
Speaking to CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King Wednesday, Issa offered his definition of the word "corrupt":
(CNN) – The incoming House Oversight and Government Reform chairman on Sunday tried to clarify his recent remarks to Rush Limbaugh where he called President Obama "one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times."
Rep. Darrell Issa said he meant to say the Obama administration instead of the president.
Washington (CNN) - The new Republican-majority House will vote on repealing or changing last year's health care overhaul before the State of the Union address, Rep. Fred Upton, incoming chairman of the energy and commerce committee, said on "Fox News Sunday."
Upton, a Michigan Republican, said that his party had 242 votes in favor of repeal, and that "there will be a significant number of Democrats who will join us."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is walking back remarks he made on conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh's show last month in which he called President Obama "one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times."
In an interview with CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer on the Situation Room, Issa initially said, 'It was a campaign and I make no bones about it - if I had to do it over again I'd have parsed my words a little more carefully."