Kucinich: Want to Stop Attacks on US Embassies? Stop Trying to Overthrow Governments (VIDEO)

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 4:27 pm

A congressional committee held a hearing on the security failures that led to the killings of four Americans at a US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11. The hearing included two witnesses from the State Department that agreed to begin to share key details on what occurred. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight & [...]

Pentagon Worked to Cover Up Human Suffering at Afghan Military Hospital

By: Tuesday July 24, 2012 4:20 pm

A congressional subcommittee heard statements from investigators and members of the US military who had observed shocking conditions at the Dawood military hospital in Afghanistan. One colonel, Mark Fassl, described how he had observed “open vats of blood draining out of wounds,” along with “many family members” taking care of their loved ones instead of [...]

House Committee Hearing on Improving the Freedom of Information Act (Live Blog)

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 2:12 pm

UPDATE – 3:07 PM Due to technical difficulties on the House committee website, I am unable to view this hearing. Therefore, I cannot live blog the hearing and report on the testimony. I will NOT be live blogging. If the issues with the website are worked out, I may post a quick report on the [...]

Homeland Security Committee Hearing on DHS Monitoring of Social Media (Live Blog)

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 8:28 am

11:35 AM – Meehan concludes the hearing and mentions how state fusion centers in Pennsylvania conducted monitoring operations and sent information not just to agencies but private entities. He thanks the witnesses for being at the hearing but says the subcommittee will continue to ask questions. The meeting is adjourned. 11:33 AM – Committee member [...]

Hearing on Occupy DC’s ‘Indefinite Camping’ an Example of Why Movement is Flourishing

By: Tuesday January 24, 2012 1:08 pm

The House Committee for Oversight & Reform, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, held a hearing on the presence of Occupy DC in McPherson Square. The hearing was titled “Who Made the Decision to Allow Indefinite Camping?” and called into question the National Park Service’s role in allowing occupiers to have tents and engage in what [...]

King: ‘Politically Correct, Moral Equivalency Media’ Will Not Get Me to Back Down from Targeting Muslims

By: Wednesday July 27, 2011 5:39 pm

(photo: Peter King at his third “Muslim radicalization” hearing ) (update below) Representative Peter King (R-NY) chaired a third hearing on “Muslim radicalization” this morning. These hearings increasingly look like the work of a man desperate to prove something. In his opening remarks, he called out the “politically correct, equivalency media” like the New York [...]

Rep. Smith Says ‘Creative Mind’ Came Up with Name for His Anti-Immigration Bill

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 4:35 pm

(photo: Rep. Lamar Smith at a September 2010 immigration hearing ) Republican Lamar Smith of Texas, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, profoundly wasted the committee’s time today with a junk piece of legislation that would only make matters worse for immigration authorities if passed. The legislation, the “Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation (HALT) [...]

Liveblogging the House Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on the Anti-Immigrant HALT Act

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 11:10 am

(photo: US House of Representatives ) Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Lamar Smith (R-TX) will be chairing a hearing this afternoon on a piece of anti-immigrant legislation he has proposed. If passed, the legislation would likely limit the discretion immigration agencies have when it comes to decision-making on immigrant detention and deportations. The bill [...]

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