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Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
Topic - Dan Burton
As congressional Republicans' chief investigator, Rep. Darrell E. Issa is following in the footsteps of his predecessors at the helm of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who often used the post to keep the pressure on presidents of the opposite party.
At Wednesday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Chairman Darrell Issa's questioning made one thing certain: The Obama administration's initial explanation — that the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were directly related to Islamic rage over a YouTube video — becomes more troubling with each passing day.
As anti-American sentiment boils in Islamic countries like Egypt, lawmakers are moving to release billions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid under a governmentwide funding bill expected to clear Congress this week.
Rep. Dan Burton, the Indiana Republican whose ardent investigations of Bill Clinton in the 1990s lifted his national profile, announced Tuesday that he is ending a three-decade career in the U.S. House because of an undisclosed family health concern.
A Virginia man was arrested Tuesday by FBI agents in a suspected influence-peddling scheme to funnel millions of dollars from the Pakistani government, including its military intelligence service, to U.S. elected officials to help drive India out of the disputed Kashmir territory in South Asia.
"Under the circumstances, if we truly believe we deserve a raise, then we have an obligation, especially those of us fighting for fiscal responsibility, openness and accountability in Washington, to stand before the American people — in the full light of day — and say to them, 'I think I have earned a pay raise, and here's why,' " he says.
"I am deeply shocked by Dr. Fai's arrest," Mr. Burton said.