Rep. Darrell Issa: ‘Of Course’ Pollard Move Tied to Iran Deal

By Todd Beamon | NewsMax.com Rep. Darrell Issa told Newsmax Tuesday that “of course” the paroling Jonathan Pollard was related to the Obama administration’s efforts to win congressional approval of the Iran nuclear agreement. “I don’t think that the timing is an accident,” the California Republican said in an interview. “It was an eventuality that […]

House Panel Slams Kerry on ‘Condescending’ Testimony on Iran Deal

By Todd Beamon | newsmax.com House Republicans bashed Secretary of State John Kerry on the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, with Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry describing the diplomat’s testimony as “condescending” to Newsmax after a tense House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. “It was, unfortunately, the normal kind of condescending: ‘We’re from the State Department. We spent years working […]

Rep. Issa: Conservative, Tea Party Groups Still Targeted for Scrutiny

By Sandy Fitzgerald  | newsmax.com  Targeting of tea party-supportive groups is becoming “an old story,” Rep. Darrell Issa said Friday, but the “targeting is still happening.” “It is clearly still a procedure,” the California Republican told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer, pointing out that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has promised to get the bottom of […]

Bogus enrollees kept getting ObamaCare, probe finds

Associated Press | Fox News Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says 11 counterfeit characters that its investigators created last year […]

Peters, Issa Clash Over Calif. Water Bill in House

By: Jacob Gardenswartz | timesofsandiego.com Rep. Darrell Issa and other Congressional Republicans Thursday successfully navigated a controversial new water bill through the U.S. House of Representatives despite vocal opposition from House Democrats, among them Rep. Scott Peters. Introduced by Rep. David Valadao, a Republican representing Kings County and parts of Bakersfield, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 […]

Issa: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Grounded in Childlike Optimism’

By Chris Jennewein | Times of San Diego Rep. Darrell Issa strongly criticized the anti-nuclear deal announced Tuesday between Iran and major world powers, saying it was “grounded in childlike optimism” and lacked key provisions for inspections. “No nation has ever abandoned its nuclear ambitions without first agreeing to actually abandon its nuclear ambitions,” Issa said in a […]

Iran deal remains elusive as deadline looms

By Associated Press | nypost.com VIENNA — Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran’s alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted Monday, diplomats said, threatening plans to wrap up an Iran nuclear deal by midnight — the latest in a series of deadlines for the negotiations. The diplomats said at least two other issues still needed final […]

Puerto Rican debt crisis hits Congress

By Peter Schroeder | TheHill.com A looming debt crisis in Puerto Rico is setting off a fresh fight in Congress, where lawmakers are debating a statutory fix that could allow the island territory to declare bankruptcy. … Furthermore, skeptics argue that handing Puerto Rico the keys to bankruptcy court, without new restrictions and oversight of its finances, […]