Issa: Protect Consumers Who Post Negative Online Reviews

By: Chris Jennewein | Rep. Darrell Issa and a bipartisan group of Congressmen from California and Texas reintroduced a bill Wednesday that would make it illegal for businesses to penalize customers who write negative reviews on sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor. Issa, a Republican who represents north coastal San Diego, fellow Republican Blake Farenthold from Texas and Democrats Brad Sherman and Eric Swalwell from Los Angeles and […]

Thousands More Of Those ‘Missing’ Lerner Emails Reportedly Found

By Kelly Phillips Erb | The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has found more of those “missing” Lerner emails. TIGTA has reported that it has found roughly 6,400 previously undisclosed emails related to Lerner. Lois Lerner, the former Director of Exempt Organizations at Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been a central figure in the bipartisan investigation into […]

Labor unions take forced fees from 550,000 nonmembers

By Jason Hart | You make it, we’ll take it. To keep their jobs, 554,799 American workers were forced last year to pay union agency fees. In the 25 states without right-to-work laws, unions can take mandatory “fair share” or “agency” fees from workers who decline union membership. Those fees often amount to hundreds of dollars per year.…read […]

What Darrell Issa Thinks of State Department’s Response to His Question on Hillary Clinton’s Emails

By: Fred Lucas | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) called the State Department’s response to a congressional inquiry about Hillary Clinton’s private emails a “cover up, either by commission or omission,” adding it’s tough to believe someone at the department didn’t know Congress was misled. Issa was chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee when he […]

Obama Challenged Netanyahu to Come Up With ‘a Good Answer’ for a Better Iran Nuclear Deal. Here’s How Netanyahu Responded.

By Sharona Schwartz | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered suggestions Sunday for ways to improve the current version of the framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, a move apparently designed to answer a challenge set forth one day earlier by President Barack Obama to come up with “a good answer” for an “alternative.” In an […]

Rep. Issa: WH Hack Shows Russia ‘Reassembling Its Evil Empire’

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Reports that Russians hackers were been able to get into the White House’s computer system and see non-classified emails show that Russia is “reassembling its evil empire,” Rep. Darrell Issa said Tuesday. “Ultimately, it’s more than just sensitive,” the California lawmaker told CNN “Situation Room” host Wolf Blitzer, pointing out that even though he serves […]

Making the Lois Lerner Problem Disappear

By Hans A. Von Spakovsky | National Review U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen decides not to send her contempt citation to a federal grand jury. On March 31, Ronald Machen, the outgoing U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, wrote Speaker John Boehner to inform him that the Justice Department would not present Lois Lerner’s contempt […]