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  • House panel votes to hold ex-IRS official Lerner in contempt of Congress

    04/10/2014 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2014 | FOX News/AP
    A House committee voted Thursday to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, as Republicans escalated their bid to "get to the bottom" of the former IRS official's role in the political targeting scandal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-12 to hold Lerner in contempt. The party-line vote followed hours of heated debate on the committee. The contempt measure heads next to the House floor. House Speaker John Boehner predicted earlier this week that unless Lerner agrees to cooperate, the full House will support contempt -- from there, the case would likely head to the courts. "This...
  • NBC's Today Continues Blackout on Fast and Furious Controversy

    06/20/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    News ^ | June 20, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    NBC's Today kept up its complete omission of the Fast and Furious gun-running controversy on Wednesday, even as a House committee prepared to vote later in the day on whether to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. CBS This Morning stood among the Big Three morning newscasts in devoting a full report to the issue. ABC's Good Morning America gave only a 20-second news brief on the controversy. Overall, NBC has punted on the story since December 2010, when the scandal first emerged. NBC Nightly News had its own blackout on Fast and Furious until June 12,...
  • Holder: Issa wanted to 'provoke' conflict

    06/20/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    politico44 ^ | 6/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    In the aftermath of a Wednesday vote by a House committee accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of being in contempt of Congress, the attorney general accused the panel's top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of provoking a partisan showdown between the branches of government. "He has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch," Holder said in a statement. "This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to...
  • Contempt: Committee votes 23-17, finds Attorney General Holder in contempt; Update: Holder responds,

    06/20/2012 3:04:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    Twitchy US Politics ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    Complete Title: Contempt: Commit Votes 23-17, Finds Attorney AG Holder in Contempt; Update: Holder Responds, Will Media? House Oversight Committee votes 23-17 to cite Atty Gen Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for withholding subpoenaed documents. 20 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Despite President Obama’s use of executive privilege this morning, the hearing before a vote on holding Attorney General Holder in contempt proceeded. And proceeded. Minutes ago, the vote took place. Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich 23-17 HOLDER HELD I CONTEMPT, now moves to the House #fastandfurious 20 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite GOP Oversight ✔ @GOPoversight 23-17: We just sent...