Just a day after Rep. Issa warned the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to not touch the whistleblowers, they present termination papers to Agent Cefalu -- a 30-year veteran of the ATF. (PJM will be posting Cefalu's termination papers shortly.)
Rep. Darrell Issa sends a letter to the ATF forewarning against reprisals towards the four Gunrunner whistleblowers, who have expressed fear of such from this agency with a reputation for it.
Waters threatens to sue the House Ethics Committee for mishandling her case.
As whistleblowers continue to blow up the idea that this was a well organized operation with good oversight, even the White House is perpetuating the myth that the Justice Department is cooperating with the investigation.
By mandating 40% of our corn crop be dedicated to ethanol, we've created domestic shortages that may turn the U.S. into a net importer of corn and destroy our dominance in one more area of the world economy.
I'm far from a fan of this president, and this speech did not by any stretch win me to his side. But one cannot help but be inspired by what Obama said at Sunday's memorial service.
For the most part Joplinites have responded the way Midwesterners always do: they dug themselves out of the rubble, brushed themselves off, got their sense of humor in place, and went looking for someone in worse shape than they were to help. (With photos.)
New revelations suggest just how badly the broken system busts budgets.
The attorney general must answer two simple questions truthfully — what did you know, and when did you know it? (Also read "Holder holds on to closing Gitmo" at the Tatler.)
Said Issa: "If you made a decision this felony stupid you shouldn't be making decisions any longer on behalf of the American people."
This week's leaked executive order draft is far from the first time this administration has looked to ignore congressional or legal defeat (i.e., the rule of law).
Last year, PJM made a FOIA request regarding who flew to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Why did it go all the way to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and why was everything redacted?
The media and Congress finally discover the truth.
Among other creepy things. Duncan's DoE appears to be doling out federal funds intending to push aside state and local school boards, establish federal curricula, and gather all sorts of personal data. (Birth marks? Really?)
Every project undertaken by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will involve citizens and activists having their say.
Two legends and two newcomers weigh in.
Nothing washes over anymore — we'll be watching every congressman's vote and holding them accountable. First: a lame duck wrap-up.
Cummings to take on Issa.
The FCC's proposed power grab could end up sticking you with a usage-based internet bill, costing many of us high-volume users our employment.
The New York congressman is being charged with illegally using money from his National Leadership PAC to fund his defense against ethics charges.
The "Food Safety Modernization Act" would not appreciably improve the safety of the food supply in the U.S., but it would create an army of regulators with TSA-like authority over agriculture.
A staffer who complained of race problems was placed on paid leave in May. The staffer is still getting a paycheck, and has not worked since then.