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  • GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: Maybe it’s time for House hearings on Jon Gruber’s ObamaCare remarks

    11/12/2014 7:06:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A fine idea. Democrats will whine that the new GOP is the same as the old GOP, obsessed as ever with revisiting old ObamaCare business, but that message can and will be countered by sending a few splashy bills to Obama’s desk, starting with Keystone. Good things happen for conservatives when the subject of O-Care comes up and Jon Gruber’s piehole is anywhere near a microphone. Let’s sit him down in front of one on Capitol Hill, with live coverage on the cable networks, and go over in detail just how stupid the architect of Obama’s giant health-care boondoggle thinks...
  • House to hold two more Ebola hearings

    11/11/2014 5:49:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    House Republicans have scheduled two more hearings on the U.S. response to Ebola, focusing on the health system's readiness for more cases and the development of cures and treatments. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations will host the events on Tuesday and Wednesday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden will appear at one to discuss training for U.S. health workers and other preventative measures against the virus's spread. "The threat of the Ebola outbreak is real and extends beyond its source in West Africa," said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred...
  • Koskinen to Issa: 'I Never Said I Would Provide You Emails We Didn't Have'

    06/24/2014 11:13:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/24/14 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - "I said I would provide all the emails. We are providing all the emails. The fact that three years ago, some of them -- not all of them, but some of them -- were not available, I never said I would provide you emails we didn't have," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a Monday evening hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Frustrated Republicans and apologetic Democrats questioned Koskinen about Lois Lerner's vanished emails for several hours, beginning with Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who asked Koskinen if he knew those critical emails were missing when...
  • Democratic Congressman Goes Ballistic At IRS Hearing After Darrell Issa Cuts Off His Mic (Cummings)

    03/05/2014 8:09:26 AM PST · by blam · 90 replies
    BI ^ | 3-5-2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Democratic Congressman Goes Ballistic At IRS Hearing After Darrell Issa Cuts Off His Mic Brett LoGiuratoMar. 5, 2014, 10:26 AM Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, flipped out at Republican Chairman Darrell Issa during a hearing on the IRS' targeting of certain conservative groups Wednesday morning. Issa hauled former IRS official Lois Lerner back before the committee Wednesday morning as part of his ongoing investigation into the IRS' scrutiny of certain conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Lerner, as expected, invoked her right to plead the Fifth Amendment in the investigation, as she...
  • Whether Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Will Testify At Wed House Hearing, Trey Gowdy

    03/03/2014 1:20:12 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | You Tube
    There are emails between Issa and Lerner’s attorney and now she is asking for more time. She is coming Wed., but may testify at a later time as well. Why did Lerner do what what she did ? We have the evidence and it is save yourself or go down in flames.
  • Emails Show Lois Lerner's Attorney Agreed She Would Give Testimony to House Oversight Committee

    03/03/2014 1:08:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday on Fox News Sunday House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa announced Lois Lerner, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS, would be back in front of Congress this week to testify about the inappropriate targeting of conservative, tea party and patriot groups. Issa cited Lerner's attorney, William Taylor, as the source of confirmation of her agreement to testify on Wednesday, March 5. Shortly after that appearance, Taylor told POLITICO an agreement Lerner would testify was not made, that he didn't know where Issa was coming from and that Lerner would continue to plead the Fifth. “As...
  • Lois Lerner's Attorney Has No Idea Why Darrell Issa Is Claiming She’ll Testify (Update)

    03/02/2014 9:25:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/2/14 | Evan McMurry
    House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning with some “late breaking news”: “[Lois Lerner´s] attorney indicates that she now will testify,” Issa said, referring to the chief witness in his investigation of the IRS’ alleged targeting of conservative groups. Lerner, who was the Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations division during the supposed targeting, has thus far invoked the Fifth Amendment in front of Issa’s committee. “We believe the evidence we’ve gathered causes her, in her best interest, to be someone who should testify,” Issa said. Host Chris Wallace even double-checked that Lerner...
  • Everything You Need to Know About the New York Hearings on Bitcoin

    01/28/2014 7:50:49 AM PST · by Errant · 32 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 28 January 2014 | Emily Spaven
    The New York Department of Financial Services is shortly to begin its hearing about bitcoin and other digital currencies. Taking place in the 4th Floor Boardroom of 90 Church Street, New York, the hearing is set to begin at 11:30 (EST) today (28th January) and the second session will begin tomorrow at 10:00. A live webcast of the hearings can be found here.
  • Democracy and the Filibuster

    11/24/2013 6:58:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    The Senate vote Thursday to curb the use of filibuster against judicial nominees, over the objections of the Republican minority, can only be seen as a terrifying development. Why, next thing you know we could be deciding all sorts of things by majority vote. The average American may think deciding things by majority vote is the basic idea of our democracy. But say something like that, and you risk getting a lecture on how America is not a democracy but a constitutional republic, and that the framers took care not to give too much power to the people, and that...
  • Dem Rep. Jumps Out of Chair, Explodes at GOP’ers During Obamacare Hearing

    10/29/2013 1:55:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/29/13 | http://www.mediaite.com/tv/dem-rep-jumps-out-of-chair-explodes-at-gopers-during-obamacare-hearing/
    Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) rose from his seat on Tuesday during a congressional hearing into the Affordable Care Act’s problematic roll-out. He accused his Republican colleagues in the House of dishonestly seeking to identify the problems with the ACA because they would prefer to see it repealed entirely. Pascrell began by insisting that, even though Democrats opposed Medicare Part D in the Bush Era, they worked to make sure that the program was a success. He became animated as he said that Democrats put aside their opposition to Bush in order to make a policy objective work for the good...
  • GOP Girds Loins for Testy Obamacare Hearings

    10/20/2013 5:08:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/19/13 | Todd Beamon
    Capitol Hill Republicans are gearing up for hearings next week on the botched rollout of Obamacare — and the White House said on Saturday that about 476,000 health insurance applications have been filed through the new exchanges. **SNIP** The officials did not want to be cited by name and would not discuss the health insurance rollout unless they were granted anonymity, the AP reported. Since going online on Oct. 1, the main Obamcare exchange, Healthcare.gov, has been marred by technical glitches and cost overruns — leading technology specialists to conclude that the company hired to build the site, CGI, was...
  • House Committees to Hold 3 Hearings on Benghazi This Week [LIVE THREAD] (Update: #218)

    09/18/2013 4:02:23 AM PDT · by don-o · 598 replies
    John Boehner ^ | September 18, 2013 | John Boehner
    In the year since the Benghazi terrorist attack took the lives of four Americans, House Republicans have continually pressed the Obama administration for answers regarding events preceding the attack, the administration’s response, and what has been done to protect the lives of Americans going forward. Those efforts will continue with three House committee hearings this week. Here’s more: The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing Wednesday, September 18th at 10 am ET titled: “Benghazi: Where is the State Department Accountability?” The committee notes that four employees placed on administration leave following the attack have recently been re-assigned within the...
  • Live thread: House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Syria with Kerry / Hagel / Dempsey (12pm ET)

    09/04/2013 7:38:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 206 replies
    Hearing will be live on CSPAN.
  • Live thread: Hagel, Kerry, and Dempsey to testify in Senate Committee hearing on Syria (2:30pm ET)

    09/03/2013 6:52:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 273 replies
    Hearing will be live on CSPAN.
  • Trayvon Martin’s Dad Adds Voice To Help Black Men, Boys (Congressional Hearing)

    07/25/2013 6:22:17 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 80 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | July 24, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s father told a crowded Capitol Hill forum on Wednesday that “a statute or amendment” safeguarding young people against the type of circumstances that resulted in his son’s death would be a fitting legacy for his son. “The question is, what can we do as parents, what can we do as African-American men, to assure our kids that you don’t have to be afraid to walk outside your house?” Tracy Martin asked during a forum convened by the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys, one of several such caucuses comprised of House members who want...
  • How high did it go? Republicans to step up pressure on IRS at scandal hearing {Live Thread}

    07/18/2013 6:40:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 744 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2013
    House Republicans plan to ratchet up scrutiny of the IRS during a hearing Thursday morning where agency workers are expected to discuss the involvement of high-level officials in slowing down applications from Tea Party groups. For the first time, the House oversight committee has invited two key agency officials to testify. Republican leaders of the committee claimed Wednesday that one of them recently revealed that the IRS chief counsel's office -- led by a political appointee -- played a role, along with embattled IRS official Lois Lerner, in scrutinizing conservative groups. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the committee, told...
  • Why Lois Lerner Took the Fifth

    07/11/2013 6:43:33 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 12 replies
    Power Line ^ | July 10, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Patterico unearthed something that, to my knowledge, had not been reported previously: a November 2011 Business Week article about the business operations of non-profit universities that concludes with this: Lois Lerner, the IRS’s director of tax-exempt organizations who is overseeing the investigation, says many schools are rethinking how and what they report to the government. Receiving a thick questionnaire from the IRS, she says, is a “behavior changer.”
  • Benghazi Hearings? IRS Hearings? DOJ Hearings? POOF!!! [Vanity]

    06/12/2013 12:57:40 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 33 replies
    June 12, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    What's happened to the hearings on these scandals? Congress should be just as anxious to get these criminal players on record as they are finding the terrorists who killed Americans in Benghazi. Oh wait.. Never mind. They seem more interested in finding Snowden than they do seeking justice for the family of the dead in Benghazi and conservatives targeted by the DHS, EPA, NSA, IRS, DOJ, etc.
  • Video: Blumenauer, D-Ore., uses hearing on IRS wrongdoing to trash victims (and gets told off)

    06/05/2013 10:26:27 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 32 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/5/13 | David Freddoso
    Some Democrats participating in the House IRS hearings have used the opportunity to ask tough questions and promise to punish any government employees who unfairly singled out conservative non-profit applicants for unfair treatment. Not Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore...He even took the opportunity to trash 501 c(4) advocacy groups that advocate things he doesn’t like, such as the traditional legal definition of marriage:
  • Riveting and Chilling: Victims of IRS Targeting Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill

    06/04/2013 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, witnesses from Tea Party, pro-life and patriotic educational groups from around the country testified about their experience of intimidation and targeting from the Internal Revenue Service. Witnesses described being sent hundreds of pages from the IRS asking invasive questions about members, books, contents of prayers and the names of anyone attending meetings, including children. "The IRS sought documentation of our meetings, rallies, events, or candidate forums. That included video and audio transcriptions, notes, copies of all handouts; the political party of speakers, and an “issues” list. The IRS sought identifying information on employees; data on...
  • Dem to IRS victims: ‘Many of you…believe you should be free from any scrutiny at all'

    06/04/2013 10:11:38 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 32 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/4/13 | David Freddoso
    ...Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., went on a bit of a rant earlier against the victims of IRS targeting who are testifying in today’s hearing. He was not the only Democrat to defend the IRS’s behavior....
  • Tea Party Witness on IRS: It’s not Govt’s Responsibility ‘To Look Out for My Well Being or Monitor..

    06/04/2013 11:27:53 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 15 replies
    CNS ^ | 4 Jun 13 | By Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – The government has “forgotten its place,” Becky Gerritson, president of the Wetumpka, Ala. Tea Party, told the House Ways and Means Committee at a hearing on Tuesday on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative groups. “I am a born-free American woman – wife, mother, and citizen – and I’m telling my government that you have forgotten your place,” Gerritson said. “It is not your responsibility to look out for my well-being or to monitor my speech.”
  • Jim McDermott to tea-party: You brought this IRS scrutiny by applying for tax exemption

    06/04/2013 11:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2013 | AllahPundit
    If you’re going to step in the ring with your government, you should expect to get punched in the face. And by “step in the ring,” I of course mean “avail yourself of the same perfectly legal tax strategies that are routinely permitted to liberal nonprofits.” I confess, while I expected some stupid and predictable Democratic scandal spin this week, I didn’t expect to watch a congressman indirectly defend government discrimination on grounds that the victims could have avoided it by simply not asserting their statutory rights in the first place. And yet here we are.That’s not the only problem...
  • LIVE: Conservative Groups Testify to Lawmakers on IRS Scrutiny 10am EDT (7am PDT)

    06/04/2013 6:41:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 661 replies
    C-SPAN.ORG ^ | June 4, 2013
    LIVE: Conservative Groups Testify to Lawmakers on IRS Scrutiny 10am EDT (7am PDT)
  • The Most Dangerous Person AMERICA Has Ever Faced

    05/31/2013 3:08:33 PM PDT · by publius321 · 38 replies
    Obama and not even Eric Holder are going ANYWHERE. Prepare to be further disillusioned. (Video)
  • Bombshell: Eric Holder Liedto Congress Under Oath

    05/24/2013 10:10:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies
    PJ Medi ^ | 5/24/13 | PJ Media
    During friendly questioning from Rep. Hank “I fear that Guam will capsize!” Johnson in Congress last week, Attorney General Eric Holder offered the following statement. In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy. He made that statement before the facts about the sweep on Fox News’ James Rosen were known. Since then, it’s come to light that Holder himself approved the subpoena that, among other things, named Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator.
  • Former abortionist tells Congress: You Must Ban late-term abortions

    05/24/2013 10:56:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Greg Hengler, this testimony to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice may be even more chilling than some of the testimony at Kermit Gosnell’s trial. In part, that&http://media.hotair.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/abortion-levantino.jpg#8217;s because former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levantino describes the “normal” process of later-term abortions, and not just the supposedly outlier practices of Gosnell and his co-defendants. Levantino, speaking in support of a bill to ban all abortions after 20 weeks offered by Rep. Trent Franks in response to the exposure of the Gosnell case and others like it, dispassionately describes how abortionists tear fetuses apart limb from limb in such...
  • LIVE: HOUSE OVERSIGHT CMTE. HEARS ABOUT IRS AND CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATIONS (9:30am ET)

    05/22/2013 5:54:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 1,417 replies
    C-SPAN3 ^ | May 22, 2013
    9:30am (ET) LIVE: HOUSE OVERSIGHT CMTE. HEARS ABOUT IRS AND CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATIONS http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/
  • Rep Mike Kelly (R-PA) got standing ovation in the IRS hearing (must see video)

    05/17/2013 10:05:45 AM PDT · by uncommonsense · 67 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/17/2013 | C-SPAN
    Mike Kelly (R-PA) questions IRS commissioner in hearing over targeting conservative groups.
  • Holder lashes out at Issa during tense hearing, calls conduct 'shameful' (Video)

    05/15/2013 11:03:04 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 15, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, before the House Judiciary Committee. WASHINGTON –  Eric Holder lashed out at his chief antagonist Wednesday at a congressional hearing where the attorney general was questioned on recent administration scandals, telling Republican Rep. Darrell Issa at the end of a tense exchange that his conduct is "shameful."  Holder’s comments came after Issa accused him of purposely and repeatedly keeping information from Congress.  “No, that’s what you typically do,” Holder responded. Following crosstalk, Holder added, “That is inappropriate and is too consistent with the way in...
  • Attorney General Holder to Testify Before Congressional Committee

    05/15/2013 8:08:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies
    voa ^ | 5/15/13
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about the Justice Department's gathering of Associated Press phone records. Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte says he expects committee members Wednesday to ask pointed questions about the Justice Department's secret seizure and examination of two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated (AP). Goodlatte says Congress and the American people expect answers and accountability. On Tuesday Holder defended the Justice Department's seizure as part of a probe into what he called a grave national security leak that put the American people at risk....
  • The Danger of a "Weakened" Obama Presidency (Video)

    05/14/2013 8:32:42 PM PDT · by publius321 · 12 replies
    Why a humiliated "Lame duck" Obama can be as much of a threat to liberty and security as ever. (Video)
  • Benghazi Witness Says State Dept. Told Him Not To Meet With Congressional Investigators

    05/08/2013 1:23:43 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 27 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Wednesday May 8, 2013
    Deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya Gregory Hicks testified Wednesday that he was told not to meet with a congressman sent to investigate the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. Hicks said a State Department lawyer accompanied the delegation and attempted to be in every single meeting he was involved in.
  • Why the Benghazi Cover-Up is Not the Next Watergate

    05/08/2013 11:29:16 AM PDT · by old school · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 8, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    "But what about the American people? Really? Think about that for a few moments. Now … you’re not telling me that the same people who put this colossal failure back into the White House for four more years is going to get worked up over Benghazi, are you?"
  • Benghazi: Exposing Failure, Recognizing Courage (live broadcast of hearings)

    05/08/2013 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/8/13 | oversightandreform
    Live Stream Full Committee Hearing: "Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage"
  • Payback time in the hen house as Benghazi hearings start on Wednesday

    05/07/2013 11:27:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/7/13 | Wesley Pruden
    The noise in the hen house this morning is the flutter and cackle of the chickens from Benghazi, scuttling home to roost. The House committee opening hearings Wednesday on what happened there is likely to serve up chicken surprise. The four whistleblowing witnesses scheduled to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are said to be eager to tell a story far different from the various accounts, all confused and all contradictory, peddled by the Obama administration. Someone at the White House should have remembered that old Washington chestnut, as true now as ever,
  • Obama's Omerta! Benghazi Whistle Blowers Being Threatened By Administration

    04/30/2013 4:31:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies
    The Lid ^ | April 29, 2013
    Omerta is the Italian word for "humility." It was also the code of silence in the Mafia the breaking of which was punished severely. Apparently the Obama Administration has a similar code of silence. According to Fox news at least four career employees of the State Department and the CIA have been threatened not to talk by their superiors. Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been...
  • BREAKING: Rep. Trey Gowdy says more Benghazi hearings ‘coming quickly’, promises EXPLOSIVE evidence

    04/27/2013 8:03:36 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 72 replies
    The RightScoop ^ | Saturday April 27, 2013
    Rep. Trey Gowdy says that more Benghazi hearings are ‘coming quickly’ and they will be ‘explosive’. When asked if it will include witnesses who were there but haven’t been allowed to come forward, he wouldn’t say directly because of confidentiality but told the Fox News host that she was ‘very warm’ and suggested it may include ‘direct testimony by eyewitnesses’:
  • 72 Members of Congress Demand Media Coverage of Gosnell Trial

    04/18/2013 12:03:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Some 72 members of Congress have signed on to a letter demanding that the mainstream media provide coverage of the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) were joined by 70 of their House colleagues late Wednesday demanding national broadcast news channels ABC, NBC, and CBS stop blacking out coverage on high-profile abortion controversies. Their letters specifically reference two instances where the media has covered up the story of Planned Parenthood lobbying in support of infanticide in the Florida State Legislature and in the ongoing murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell in...
  • House committee to hold hearing on asteroid threat

    02/16/2013 1:39:21 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on how to “better identify and address asteroids that pose a potential threat to Earth,” Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said in a statement on Friday. The announcement comes after a meteorite exploded in a massive blast above Siberia that damaged buildings, houses and cars and injured about 1,000 people on Friday. "The light was so intense that it completely illuminated the courtyard of our apartment block," said Sergei Zakharov, head of the Russian Geographical Society in Chelyabinsk, according to The Wall Street Journal. "The sound, the shock wave came...
  • Vets groups’ praise for Hagel adds pressure on GOP

    02/06/2013 6:58:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 5:53 PM EST | Donna Cassata
    Countering the Republican-led opposition to President Barack Obama’s nominee for defense secretary is a less flashy but powerful constituency: military veterans. Veterans’ organizations have praised Chuck Hagel, a twice-wounded combat veteran of Vietnam and deputy administrator in President Ronald Reagan’s Veterans Administration. The Veterans of Foreign Wars has called him uniquely qualified to become Pentagon chief. The Military Officers Association of America said his experience gives him “a range of perspectives.” The American Legion said he was a longtime advocate for veterans. … VoteVets, a left-leaning veterans group, has campaigned for Hagel through social media, old-fashioned letters to editors and...
  • BREAKING: Obama to hand over drone documents ahead of Brennan hearing

    02/06/2013 5:11:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-6-2013 | Lesa Jamsen
    BREAKING: Obama to hand over drone documents ahead of Hagel hearing Posted by CNN White House Producer Lesa Jansen Washington (CNN) - Amid new controversy over his administration's targeted killing of American citizens, President Barack Obama has yielded to demands from Congress to turn over to them classified Justice Department legal advice justifying the policy. The president's move comes on the eve of confirmation hearings Thursday for his CIA director-nominee John Brennan, and complaints from senators - including several Democrats - about secrecy surrounding the drone policy.
  • Hayes Guest On Hagel Hearing: 'A Republican Purge, A Maoist Public Shaming'

    02/03/2013 6:54:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Surprised they didn't opt for the Inquisition analogy . . . On Chris Hayes's MSNBC show this morning, Ali Gharib, editor of the "Open Zion" blog at the Daily Beast, described the questioning of Chuck Hagel at his Senate confirmation hearing as "a Republican purge" and a "Maoist public shaming." Michael Hastings of the Rolling Stone begged to differ, finding it more reminiscent of "Stalin." View the video here.
  • “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”(Senate Hearing)

    01/29/2013 5:58:46 PM PST · by FR_addict · 40 replies
    Senate WebSite ^ | 1/23/2013 | Senate Judiciary Committee
    Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee DATE: January 30, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM ROOM: Hart 216 OFFICIAL HEARING NOTICE / WITNESS LIST: January 23, 2013 NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” for Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building. By order of the Chairman. UPDATED Witness List Hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216 10:00 a.m. Captain Mark...
  • Limbaugh: Hearings ‘cleansing of Mrs. Clinton’s record,’ 2008 campaign debt tied to testimony

    01/23/2013 6:49:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/13 | Jeff Poor
    On his Wednesday radio program, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Wednesday testimony about last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi were designed to help her politically. “What was happening here was the cleansing of Mrs. Clinton’s record in advance of her presidential run in 2016,” Limbaugh said. “Folks, this was banana republic kind of stuff. It was the kind of — you talk about two different worlds and isolation — the ruling class, the political class existing within its own borders, and its own world, and its own set of rules and taking care of...
  • Live Thread: Investigation of Benghazi Attack (House Hearings - 2pm)

    01/23/2013 10:40:10 AM PST · by FR_addict · 556 replies
    US House on C-Span3 ^ | 1/23/2013 | US House
    2pm (ET) LIVE: Investigation of Benghazi Attack
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 69 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...
  • LIVE THREAD - House Committee Hearing on Benghazi Attack

    11/15/2012 8:13:16 AM PST · by SE Mom · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2012
    HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING ON BENGHAZI ATTACK
  • Petraeus offers to testify at House Benghazi hearings

    11/14/2012 6:13:29 AM PST · by pabianice · 144 replies
    Fox News Live | 11/14/12
    Breaking on Fox.
  • Watergate Hearings John Dean on Prostitutes, Muggings, and Kidnappings (1973)( Hint hint...)

    11/13/2012 7:27:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/13/12 | CSPAN
    Flashback to 1973...