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Report: 5 named in Fast & Furious probe

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Investigators have determined five Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents are responsible for a failed gun-walking program the Los Angeles Times said.
House OKs bill limiting Obama authority

House OKs bill limiting Obama authority

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday approved a bill that would largely prevent President Barack Obama from creating new federal regulations for the remainder of his term.
Report: Countrywide abused 'VIP Program'

Report: Countrywide abused 'VIP Program'

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives' report on Countrywide Financial said the company used its "VIP Program" to "integrate itself with policymakers."
No prosecution for Attorney General Holder

No prosecution for Attorney General Holder

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will not prosecute or investigate Attorney General Eric Holder following the House vote holding him in contempt.
Congress holds Eric Holder in contempt

Congress holds Eric Holder in contempt

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Congress Thursday voted to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not turning over documents in to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.
Dozens of Dems may join GOP on contempt

Dozens of Dems may join GOP on contempt

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- At least four Democrats in tough re-election fights said they will join Republicans in voting to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
'Fast and Furious' impasse unresolved

'Fast and Furious' impasse unresolved

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- White House and congressional staffers Tuesday were unable to work out a compromise on the Republicans' "Fast and Furious" investigation, Roll Call reported.

Issa: No evidence of White House coverup

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The House has no evidence the White House was involved in a coverup of a botched U.S. gun-trafficking operation, a Republican lawmaker leading the probe said.
GOP, Dems clash over Holder contempt vote

GOP, Dems clash over Holder contempt vote

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Speaker John Boehner says a House vote on holding the U.S. attorney general in contempt is about "the truth" but the White House says it's "about politics."
Pelosi: Contempt, voter suppression linked

Pelosi: Contempt, voter suppression linked

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday Republicans are investigating Attorney General Eric Holder to sap efforts to stop voter suppression.
Committee holds Holder in contempt despite executive privilege claim on Fast & Furious

Committee holds Holder in contempt despite executive privilege claim on Fast & Furious

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. House committee Wednesday voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking investigation.

Holder agrees to Issa meeting

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday he is willing to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa Tuesday, a day ahead of a possible vote to find Holder in contempt.
Holder offers to meet with Rep. Issa

Holder offers to meet with Rep. Issa

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday offered to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., amid an outcry from Democrats over a contempt vote against Holder.
Holder: No intention to resign

Holder: No intention to resign

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday rejected demands that he resign and accused Senate Republicans of "political gamesmanship."
Panel prepares to hold Holder in contempt

Panel prepares to hold Holder in contempt

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- A House committee is expected to vote next week on holding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over a failed gun-tracking operation.
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Congressman Darrell Issa (R-California) participates in the third annual Zestiest Legislator Contest in Washington D.C. on June 22, 2004. The contest is hosted by "Chile Pepper" magazine. (UPI Photo/ Rick Steele)
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Darrell Edward Issa (pronounced /ˈaɪsə/; born November 1, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for California's 49th congressional district, and previously the 48th, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was formerly a CEO of Directed Electronics, the Vista, California-based manufacturer of automobile security and convenience products. His district consists of portions of southern Riverside County and northern San Diego County. The district was numbered as the 48th District during his first term and was renumbered the 49th after the 2000 Census. Since January 2011, he has served as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Aside from his service in Congress, Issa is also known for being a major contributor to the 2003 recall election of Governor Gray Davis, and a guest speaker at Republican events. His net worth has been estimated at more than $220 million, making him the second richest member of Congress.

Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Lebanese immigrants. His mother was a Mormon and his father Eastern Orthodox; he was the second of their six children. The family moved to the predominantly Jewish suburb of Cleveland Heights later in his childhood. Many of his friends were Jewish, and Issa worked for a rabbi at one point. He became very familiar with Jewish culture. His family identified as Lebanese rather than Arab, following the example of entertainer Danny Thomas.

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