Darrell Issa is about to reach a regrettable milestone. The California Republican is one summons away from issuing his 100th subpoena since becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in 2011 — all of them without a committee vote and the vast majority without the concurrence of the committee’s ranking Democrat.
On either end of Lafayette Square on Monday, you could observe the receding power of the Obama presidency.
Mitt Romney said it, and on Monday the Supreme Court upheld it: Corporations are people, my friend.
Yes, a president needs down time. And, yes, he can run the country whether he’s in a sand trap or the Situation Room. But Obama’s golf habit needlessly hands his critics a gimme.
This was not the way Republican leaders had planned to observe Equal Pay Day.
WASHINGTON -- At the end of a truly dismal week in his presidency, President Obama remains lucky in one crucial category: his opposition.. It has been only a matter of days since two scandals -- the IRS harassment of conservative groups and the administration's seizing of AP reporters' phone records
WASHINGTON -- As the nation's top law enforcement official, Eric Holder is privy to all kinds of sensitive information. But he seems to be proud of how little he knows.
WASHINGTON -- The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try.. In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed directly to the woman taking her
WASHINGTON -- When House Republicans called a hearing in the middle of their long recess, you knew it would be something big, and indeed it was: They accidentally blew the CIA's cover.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Eugene Robinson is on vacation this week.