U.S. hearing probes Obama admin decision to deny bishops grant over abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Congressional watchdog committee is investigating whether the Obama administration denied millions of dollars in grant money to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops because of its religious objections to abortion. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa, held a two-hour hearing on the … [Read more...]

RNC Head Demands Holder Investigate Obama’s “Apparent Crime”

Although the Republican Party is often too complicit or cowardly to hold President Obama accountable for his actions, it is finally showing some tenacity in investigating Obama's "apparent crime" of partisan fundraising inside the White House. On Monday, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder "to request a Department of Justice … [Read more...]

Issa Asks If Obama Used White House for Illegal Fundraising (Video)

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch As the Obama administration threatens to cut off the meager checks Social Security recipients must live on if Republican leaders do not agree to raise the debt ceiling, one House Republican is exploring the massive campaign checks Democrats may have illegally solicited inside the White House. Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight … [Read more...]

Don’t Like ObamaCare? Stay Poor

Some of us have long argued the Obama administration is pushing a two-track system of financial bondage for the nation: tremendous profits and options for the ruling class, with cradle-to-grave socialism for the penniless underclass. In between, the middle class will be squeezed into non-existence. Enter Neal Kumar Katyal, the acting Solicitor General and former assistant to Elena Kagan. Katyal … [Read more...]

Federal Employees Say Inept Obama Officials Politicize Their Agencies

by Ben Johnson Barack Obama’s political appointees are inept, incapable, and needlessly politicize the basic functions of whole segments of the federal government. That is not the assessment of firebrand conservatives but the result of a recent survey of high-placed career federal employees. The survey, conducted by the Government Business Council, polled 148 Senior Executive Service … [Read more...]

Issa Threatens Obama Admin with Contempt Proceedings

Congressman Darrell Issa is threatening the Obama administration with contempt hearings if it continues to stonewall his investigation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). In a letter Issa sent ATF Director Ken Melson earlier today, the California Republican blasted the agency for failing to meet the April 13 deadline for his subpoena. Issa, the chairman of the Committee on … [Read more...]

HUD Encourages Stimulus Recipients to Post Signs Praising Obama

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is telling recipients of the $787 billion stimulus bill to post highway signs praising big government – and Barack Obama. Internal HUD memos and e-mails show the agency tells states undertaking road improvements or building projects funded by the bill that posting such a sign is “highly recommended.” Among the suggested signs is a template that … [Read more...]