November 2010

Big Government

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NYTs Touts Lobbyists, WH Adviser As Good Government Types To Pressure Oversight Committee

Via an op-ed in the New York Times, Congressional Quarterly staff writer, Brian Friel, offers the incoming GOP-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee some suggestions as to what they perhaps should and should not consider investigating next year.

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Big Government

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NYTs Touts Lobbyists, WH Adviser As Good Government Types To Pressure Oversight Committee

Via an op-ed in the New York Times, Congressional Quarterly staff writer, Brian Friel, offers the incoming GOP-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee some suggestions as to what they perhaps should and should not consider investigating next year.

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Big Government

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NYTs Touts Lobbyists, WH Adviser As Good Government Types To Pressure Oversight Committee

Via an op-ed in the New York Times, Congressional Quarterly staff writer, Brian Friel, offers the incoming GOP-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee some suggestions as to what they perhaps should and should not consider investigating next year.

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Politico Arena

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Will the White House Charm Offensive Work?

Call me naïve, but I don’t see Darrell Issa being particularly vulnerable to a “charm offensive” from the White House, or anyone else for that matter. And I don’t think the administration is out to charm anyone, anyway.

I think we should resist the urge to constantly compare what Issa will do with what (any of) his predecessors did. And let’s not forget we’ve had two Democrats (Henry Waxman and Ed Towns) and a Republican (Tom Davis) chairing this committee since Dan Burton’s days at the helm in the 90s; why the fixation on Burton as the model? Circumstances change.

Politico Arena

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Will the White House Charm Offensive Work?

Call me naïve, but I don’t see Darrell Issa being particularly vulnerable to a “charm offensive” from the White House, or anyone else for that matter. And I don’t think the administration is out to charm anyone, anyway.

I think we should resist the urge to constantly compare what Issa will do with what (any of) his predecessors did. And let’s not forget we’ve had two Democrats (Henry Waxman and Ed Towns) and a Republican (Tom Davis) chairing this committee since Dan Burton’s days at the helm in the 90s; why the fixation on Burton as the model? Circumstances change.

Politico Arena

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Will the White House Charm Offensive Work?

Call me naïve, but I don’t see Darrell Issa being particularly vulnerable to a “charm offensive” from the White House, or anyone else for that matter. And I don’t think the administration is out to charm anyone, anyway.

I think we should resist the urge to constantly compare what Issa will do with what (any of) his predecessors did. And let’s not forget we’ve had two Democrats (Henry Waxman and Ed Towns) and a Republican (Tom Davis) chairing this committee since Dan Burton’s days at the helm in the 90s; why the fixation on Burton as the model? Circumstances change.

Hot Air

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NYT’s Oversight Investigations Lobbyists Would Love to See

Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a column from Brian Friel, who usually writes at Congressional Quarterly, about what investigations people can expect once Republicans take control of the House in January 2011.  Friel ran down a fairly commonplace list of controversies that new chair Darrell Issa has already discussed publicly as concerns, such as the White House offers to Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff to exit their primaries, the Friends of Angelo program, climate-change science and its influence on policy, and especially the Department of Justice’s handling of the New Black Panth

Hot Air

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NYT’s Oversight Investigations Lobbyists Would Love to See

Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a column from Brian Friel, who usually writes at Congressional Quarterly, about what investigations people can expect once Republicans take control of the House in January 2011.  Friel ran down a fairly commonplace list of controversies that new chair Darrell Issa has already discussed publicly as concerns, such as the White House offers to Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff to exit their primaries, the Friends of Angelo program, climate-change science and its influence on policy, and especially the Department of Justice’s handling of the New Black Panth

Hot Air

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NYT’s Oversight Investigations Lobbyists Would Love to See

Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a column from Brian Friel, who usually writes at Congressional Quarterly, about what investigations people can expect once Republicans take control of the House in January 2011.  Friel ran down a fairly commonplace list of controversies that new chair Darrell Issa has already discussed publicly as concerns, such as the White House offers to Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff to exit their primaries, the Friends of Angelo program, climate-change science and its influence on policy, and especially the Department of Justice’s handling of the New Black Panth

The New York Times

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Where Will the G.O.P. Go Digging?

With the Republican takeover of the House, Representative Darrell Issa of California will become the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Capitol Hill’s top watchdog panel. As the lead Republican on the panel the last two years, Mr. Issa, a hard-charging, quick-witted former car-alarm company owner, has been the Obama administration’s most aggressive antagonist on spending under the $787 billion economic stimulus package.