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  • Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reads June 20, 2012, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill from a book quoting the president's right to assert executive privilege after learning that President Obama has done so in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking case, refusing to turn over related documents to Congress. The committee proceeded with its markup to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for his failure to produce those documents. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Issa: Obama executive privilege claim is cover-up or obstruction

    The chairman of a House committee that recommended a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in its Fast and Furious investigation said on Tuesday President Obama's assertion of executive privilege in the matter means the White House is covering up its involvement in the botched operation or is obstructing a congressional probe.


  • Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reads June 20, 2012, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill from a book quoting the president's right to assert executive privilege after learning that President Obama has done so in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking case, refusing to turn over related documents to Congress. The committee proceeded with its markup to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for his failure to produce those documents. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Issa challenges Obama executive privilege claim

    With a vote looming to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a House committee chairman is challenging President Obama's claim of executive privilege, invoked to maintain secrecy for some documents related to a failed gun-tracking operation.


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  • Rep. Pat Meehan (second from left), Pennsylvania Republican, calls June 20, 2012, on Capitol Hill for the release of additional Justice Department documents as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. (Associated Press)

    House committee votes to hold Holder in contempt

    A House committee voted on Wednesday to recommend that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. be held in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over hundreds of pages of documents it subpoenaed in its investigation of the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation, even as President Obama invoked executive privilege to withhold the records.


  • Attorney General Eric Holder testifies June 12, 2012, on Capitol Hill before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing looking into national security leaks. (Associated Press)

    Issa, Holder fail to reach agreement in gun-smuggling probe

    Rep. Darrell Issa and Attorney General Eric Holder have failed to reach agreement in a dispute over providing Justice Department documents to Congress on a flawed gun-smuggling probe.


  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrives with Deputy Attorney General James Cole, left, at the U.S. Capitol to meet with house leadership to discuss the congressional investigation into the botched anti-gunrunning operation Fast and Furious, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Capitol Hill meeting fails, Holder faces contempt of Congress charge

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. faces a contempt of Congress hearing Wednesday after refusing a last-minute compromise offer to turn over subpoenaed documents to a House committee investigating the botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation.


  • **FILE** House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Darryl Issa (left), California Republican, shakes hands Dec. 8, 2011, with Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Holder proposes meeting by Monday with Issa

    Attorney General Eric Holder is proposing to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa by Monday to settle a dispute over Justice Department documents the congressman is demanding on a flawed gun-smuggling probe.


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    EDITORIAL: More TSA lies

    Frequent flyers are no fans of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The blue-gloved bureaucrats are experts in making trips to the airport as unpleasant as possible. As a joint congressional panel revealed Wednesday, the agency's biggest failing is its inability to grope the truth.


  • **FILE** House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, speaks March 10, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Pressure mounts to fire Secret Service agents in hooker scandal

    Most of the Secret Service agents embroiled in a South American prostitution scandal are likely to lose their jobs — some as soon as Monday — a powerful Republican lawmaker said Sunday.


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