The Disastrous Effects of Obamacare

Dear Friend, The United Parcel Service (UPS) announced changes to its employee healthcare plans that will eliminate healthcare coverage for the spouses of 15,000 employees. The reason UPS is dropping spousal support: “Cost increases due to the ACA (Obamacare)” UPS came out with detailed analysis, showing that Obamacare is increasing the price of their healthcare premiums, forcing them to cut back on […]

Washington Times: The other IRS scandal – The tax man can’t find the pea in a shell game

By Terrence Scanlon Thursday, August 22, 2013 While Americans rightly have been appalled by the ugly details of the Internal Revenue Service crackdown on conservative groups, another scandal much longer in the making has been festering. Left-wing nonprofits such as ACORN’s successor groups are flouting federal law by spending tax-exempt funds for partisan political activities, using “fiscal sponsorship” to […]

Washington Free Beacon: Darrell Issa to Investigate Reinstatement of Benghazi Security Employees

BY: Adam Kredo August 20, 2013 The House Oversight Committee will launch an investigation into the State Department following reports that Secretary of State John Kerry fully reinstated four employees who were faulted for security failures relating to the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. Oversight chairman Darrell Issa (R., […]

The Hill: Issa threatens ObamaCare subpoena

By Sam Baker – 08/15/13 Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened Thursday to subpoena records about how the Internal Revenue Service has implemented ObamaCare. Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has pressed the tax agency over its handling of the healthcare law’s tax subsidies, which will help low-income families pay their […]

Main Justice: Issa Tells Holder MIT Report Raises Questions About Swartz Prosecution

By Rebecca Cohen | August 9, 2013 An MIT report suggesting that the Justice Department prosecuted Internet activist Aaron Swartz more aggressively because of an online petition raises questions about the department’s handling of the case, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday. Swartz committed suicide in January while facing federal charges related to downloading thousands of academic […]

The Hill: Issa demands more documents over Benghazi talking points

By Jonathan Easley – 08/08/13 Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Thursday sent a letter to the State Department demanding more information about the talking points the Obama administration used in the wake of last year’s deadly terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. Issa says emails he obtained through a subpoena indicate that State Department […]

Washington Post: The IRS scandal’s inconsistencies

By Darrell Issa and Dave Camp, August 06, 2013 Darrell Issa (Calif.) and Dave Camp (Mich.), both Republicans, are the chairmen of, respectively, the House committees on Oversight and Ways and Means. Just three months ago, Lois G. Lerner, a senior official in the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations division, publicly admitted that the agency targeted taxpayers because of their […]