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Watchdog

by Issa, Darrell, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 364.10975 Is7
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  364.10975 Is7
 
 
Summary
You might think you had a front-row seat to the shocking scandals of Benghazi, the IRS targeting of conservatives, Fast & Furious, illegal email servers, mishandling America's secrets and cover-ups at the EPA. The rest of the story, told here for the first time, is even more troubling. In WATCHDOG, Congressman Darrell Issa reveals some of the worst of Washington, pulls back the curtain on business as usual in the Capitol, and lets in the sunshine of accountability.

As Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Issa led a years-long fight to uncover what was really happening in the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton's State Department, while taking on a mainstream media and establishment Beltway culture he quickly found out weren't always interested in the truth.

But what the public doesn't know about Big Government and what the people may not realize is happening to their country requires someone in Washington willing to tell the truth no matter who gets the blame.

Carrying out aggressive oversight brought Issa into conflict with not only political foes, but friends and allies as well. Through it all, he has sought to remind everyone in government they are still subject to the rule of law and accountable to the American people. WATCHDOG is the inside account of what it took to get the truth and what it will take for our democracy to endure.

Contents
How we got here
The big obstacle : Big Government
The answer : transparency, accountability, and reform
A life before government
From business veteran to government rookie
The recall election and the rise of the Terminator
Second thoughts on six years with the Fourth Estate
Fast and furious
The difference Benghazi makes
Lois Lerner : the power to tax and the power to destroy
Hillary's got a secret (email server)
Bank accounts as political weapons
Bank bailouts : exposed but unstoppable
Turning a deaf ear to whistle-blowers and a blind eye to cover-ups
Why the Oversight Committee keeps watch
Taking the Administration to court
The only good government is open government
Looking back, moving ahead.

Additional Information
Subjects Issa, Darrell, -- 1953-
Political corruption -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Scandals -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Crime -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Politically exposed people -- Washington (D.C.)
Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.) -- History.
Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.) -- Biography.
Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.) -- Social conditions.
Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 246 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781455591985
145559198X
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