Jane Fonda Gives $100K to Unseat Calif. Rep. Darrell Issa

By Cathy Burke | www.newsmax.com Liberal activist Jane Fonda and other high-wattage Hollywood celebrities are reportedly digging deep to unseat veteran GOP California Rep. Darrell Issa in next year’s midterm election. Fonda — infamously dubbed “Hanoi Jane” for her controversial 1972 visit to North Vietnam — gave $100,000 to “Flip the 49th! Neighbors in Action,” […]

GOP’s tax bill eliminates wildfire deduction. Reps. Hunter, Issa, seek to reinstate it.

By Joshua Stewart | sandiegouniontribune.com While the GOP’s tax bill would end deductions for properties damaged in natural disasters, including ongoing Southern California wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of buildings, San Diego County’s two Republican representatives in the House are backing an effort to provide some financial relief. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, voted against the […]

One Year Out: The 10 Most Vulnerable House Incumbents in 2018

Data Sources: The Associated Press, Daily Kos Elections, states’ secretaries of state | www.rollcall.com A year out from Election Day, eight of the top 10 most vulnerable House incumbents are Republicans. These are the members least likely to return to Congress in 2019. Twenty-three Republicans sit in districts Hillary Clinton won last fall, but only four of them […]

Issa pushes back against Calif. governor in tax debate

By Christina Marcos | thehill.com Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) pushed back on Friday against his state’s governor’s warning about the proposed elimination of a deduction for state and local taxes in GOP plans for tax reform. California is one of the populous, high-tax states that could suffer the most if Republicans decide to eliminate the state […]

House Republicans launch new probes into Obama-era Uranium One deal, FBI handling of Clinton case

By Judson Berger, Chad Pergram and Catherine Herridge | foxnews.com House Republicans on Tuesday launched new probes into several Obama-era controversies, covering both the Justice Department’s 2016 handling of the Clinton email case and the administration’s 2010 approval for the sale of a mining company that gave the Russians partial control over American uranium reserves. […]

House passes bill to strengthen congressional subpoena enforcement

By Cristina Marcos | thehill.com The House easily passed legislation on Monday to enhance congressional committees’ subpoena powers for investigations. Lawmakers gave voice-vote approval to the measure authored by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Under the bill, House and Senate committees would be allowed to seek expedited […]

Rep. Issa Reports Big Fundraising Haul in Bid for 10th Term

By Chris Jennewein | timesofsandiego.com Rep. Darrell Issa reported strong fundraising in his bid for a 10th term in Congress, with $435,000 raised in the third quarter. The Republican congressman’s campaign listed a total of $852,000 on hand eight months before the June primary. “I’m so grateful to see such diverse support coming in from all over […]

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

By Associated Press | www.kansas.com SAN DIEGO – California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego. Brown said the federally-funded supply of vaccines is inadequate. His proclamation allows the state to buy vaccines directly from manufacturers and distribute […]