Republicans are planning a wave of committee investigations targeting the White House and Democrat allies if they win back the majority.
From a Politico.com report the invetstigations will cover everything "from the microscopic -- the New Black Panther party -- to the massive -- think bailouts -- is on the GOP to-do list, according to a half-dozen Republican aides.
The White House and Democrat leaders in Congress have been working behind a veil of secrecy while claiming transparency.
That could all change in 2011 as the investigations get under way.
Republican staffers say there won’t be any self-destructive witch hunts, but they clearly are relishing the prospect of extracting information from an administration that touts transparency.
A handful of aggressive would-be committee chairmen -- led by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Lamar Smith (R-Texas) -- are quietly gearing up for a possible season of subpoenas not seen since the Clinton wars of the late 1990s.