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It is now obvious that the behavior of the House Government Oversight Committee chairman represents the most serious wrongdoing in the supposed "IRS scandal." But this isn't the first time that Issa, who happens to be the wealthiest man in Congress, has misused the broad powers of his chairmanship.

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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney appeared before a conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Moody's cut the credit rating of 15 major banks, including Bank of America and Citigroup. And the White House refused to turn over certain Justice Department documents to a House committee, prompting the panel to vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

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The facts do not remotely justify the partisan witch hunt by House Republicans who threaten, without legitimate cause, to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

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Update: House Republicans voted Wednesday afternoon to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over the Justice Department's refusal to hand over documents related to the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. The vote came after President Barack Obama supported the retention by invoking executive privilege.

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