With all the attention on President Obama’s bungling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the news of Congressional calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate of an alleged job offer by the Obama Administration to get Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) out of the Pennsylvania Senate race has been pushed down the news pages. This is a serious matter and something that | Read More »
Should Barack Obama Suffer With the Rest of Us?
Ben Domenech has more on Chuck Grassley’s quest to have Barack Obama be part of Obamacare.As Ben noted and I told you about yesterday, Democrats exempted senior Democrat leaders and their staffs from Obamacare. It’s like a scene out of Animal Farm.Well, it turns out that Grassley is not done fighting this and intends to push the issue during reconciliation. Ben has the details.
Transparent administration transparently stonewalls Congress.
Via Instapundit, ‘Agencies stiff-arm GAO on info’: The investigative arm of Congress has been denied information repeatedly by various government agencies, indefinitely delaying lawmaker-requested probes, according to a letter obtained by The Hill. The State Department, for example, initially balked at giving the Government Accountability Office (GAO) a list of sex offenders. Senate Finance Committee leaders asked GAO for a study on how many passport | Read More »
Update of IG-Gate: Grassley holding up nomination until answers given.
Background information available here: the executive summary is that the Inspector General of Americorps was fired earlier this year, under circumstances that appear at best to be part of a whitewash of an administration crony. Senator Grassley (R) of Iowa has taken an interest in the case, and is making it clear that he’s not going away: Republican Sen. Charles Grassley has blocked the ambassadorial | Read More »
Senate Democrats Discourage Hiring Poor and Disabled Workers
That headline was originally used by Republicans on the Hill, but it is accurate in every way. The Democrats are working toward some “unintended consequences” that are very, very obvious and the effects are going to be disastrous for our economy. As the House Republican Conference notes, Press reports indicate that Finance Committee negotiators may require employers that do not offer coverage to pay for | Read More »
Did the White House interefere with more Inspectors General?
Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. – Ian Fleming, Goldfinger Being an inquisitive sort, Dan Riehl went looking for other instances where the White House may have been interfering with the Inspectors General, and lo! – he found some. Two more, both of which are involved executive branch officials allegedly interfering with investigations and one of which involved a sudden | Read More »
Um, Did Sen. Grassley Throw a Dig Over Sen. Conrad’s Wife?
Senator Chuck Grassley (R, IA) was making a point during the Senate Budget Committee as they discussed the markup for the 2010 budget. He was trying to get Senator Kent Conrad (D, ND) to remember when he, Grassley, was in the driver’s seat and had back burnered an issue so that Conrad might get a favored resolution adopted two years ago. Grassley was hoping that | Read More »