Issa Demands CMS Recoup Billions from NY

By: Ferdous Al-Faruque | House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Cali.) is demanding that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recover billions in improper Medicaid payments from the state of New York. Issa and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the committee’s regulatory subcommittee, wrote to the CMS Thursday urging it to investigate overpayments […]

Another Subpoena for Obama White House Over Potential Hatch Act Violation

By: Fred Lucas | The House has subpoenaed documents from the White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to determine if the White House has been using government resources to boost Democratic campaigns, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa announced late Friday. The White House previously rejected a committee demand for documents and […]

Issa Meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Offers Support for War Effort

By: William Bigelow | House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, the Times of Israel reports. Issa, who has been openly critical of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, acknowledged the startling cooperation among Israel, Jordan and Egypt in combating Islamic fundamentalism, as […]

DOJ Told To Turn Over Fast and Furious Log

By: Lauren French | A U.S. District judge ruled on Wednesday that the Department of Justice must turn over a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on Operation Fast and Furious. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Justice Department must provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a list […]

Issa Probes Telework Scam at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Pete Kasperowicz | House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday asked Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker for information related to an internal report showing abuses of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s “telework” program that allows employees to work from home and with flexible hours. Among other things, the story […]

Republicans question HHS official’s instruction to ‘delete’ internal ObamaCare email

By Judson Berger | …The development, though, comes after HHS earlier this month informed Congress that some of Tavenner’s emails may be lost – which followed the IRS admitting that emails from embattled ex-official Lois Lerner, embroiled in the scandal over the targeting of conservative groups, were also gone.Republicans investigating the botched launch fired off […]

If You Thought Lois Lerner Was Bad, What This Obama Admin Official Did Will Make You Blow Your Top

By: B. Christopher Agee | According to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, the missing emails to and from former IRS official Lois Lerner represent just a portion of a much larger problem within the Obama administration. While the supposed hard drive crash that destroyed Lerner’s records hindered the House investigation into alleged targeting of conservative […]

More Than 20 Obama Officials ‘Lost or Destroyed’ E-mails After House Launched Probes

By Joel Gehrke | The revelation that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Marilynn Tavenner did not retain her e-mails means that more than 20 witness in the Obama administration to lose or delete e-mails without notifying Congress, according to the top House investigator. “The Obama administration has lost or destroyed e-mails for more than 20 witnesses, […]

Rep. Issa Fed Up After Even More Subpoenaed Emails Are Allegedly Lost: ‘Violation of Federal Law’

By: Jason Howerton | The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services admitted in a Wednesday letter to the National Archives and Records Administration that one its senior executives, Marilyn Tavenner, likely deleted some of the emails subpoenaed by Congress ten months ago regarding the botched rollout. “Today’s news that a senior HHS […]

Special prosecutor needed for uncompromised IRS probe In May 2013, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered an investigation into efforts of an Internal Revenue Service division, which under the supervision of former Director Lois Lerner, systematically selected organizations with conservative sounding names for delay and enhanced scrutiny. But despite evidence of wrongdoing and criminal acts, more than a year later there […]