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Congressional Watch: Trumping Issa

Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Election Day 2016 is just over two months away, and for the first time since being elected to Congress in 2000, Darrell Issa (R-49) might face real difficulty in keeping his job. The millionaire Issa, the richest member of Congress for the third year running, is facing a challenge from […]

Congressional Watch: Issa suggests another ‘shut down’

Posted: August 12th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch In 2013, enraged by their inability to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) after 50-plus attempts in Congress to scrap the first major healthcare legislation since Medicare, and just as the law was about to take effect, Congressional Republicans decided to send a message and refused to negotiate on […]

Congressional Watch: Pride and prejudice

Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch June 22 turned out to be quite a historic day. It was the day that House Democrats decided to stop talking about gun violence and do something about gun violence. “Thoughts and prayers are not enough,” they’ve repeatedly insisted after each massacre. “Thoughts and prayers” won’t do anything to prevent […]

Congressional Watch: A lesson on Wikipedia

Posted: June 10th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen Much like Duncan Hunter in last month’s column, it was a rough May for Darrell Issa (R-49). First, there was the serious matter of the Congressional investigation of the IRS, with Republicans seeking to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for singling out conservative organizations that claimed tax exempt status; accusations that have […]

To break or not to break

Posted: April 8th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch In late February, the FBI sued Apple to receive the company’s help in decrypting an iPhone 5c used by the couple who killed 14 people in a terror attack in San Bernardino last December. The FBI’s efforts to gain access to a password-protected and encrypted cell phone had utterly and […]

Congressional Watch – Feb. 2016

Posted: February 12th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen Welcome to the latest installment of the San Diego Congressional Watch! The new year off started rather strongly for Scott Peters (D-52), who, as reported by the San Diego Community News Network (SDCNN), was invited along with 14 other members of Congress to the White House by President Obama last month. The […]

Congressional Watch: Wrapping up 2015

Posted: January 8th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen On Dec. 18, Congress passed the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, otherwise known as the omnibus spending bill that will fund and keep the U.S. government open and running until September 2016. This was the first major legislation passed under new Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and it passed, surprisingly, without […]