Ed Bedford 6:31 p.m., May 25
Issa committee used taxpayer funds to attack Obama, says reform group
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, Republican of North County, made a one-minute video unfairly slamming President Obama, according to publicintegrity.org. The video criticized Obama for the cost of state dinners. It went on Twitter and on to conservative blogs over the weekend. Melanie Sloan, executive director of watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said Issa's committee was responsible for "one of the most outrageous abuses of official resources I've ever seen." The group will file a report, said Sloan.