10 things you need to know today: May 8, 2014

The Week The House holds a former IRS official in contempt, Putin backs down on Ukraine, and more 1. House holds former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt The House on Wednesday voted to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt over her handling of a hearing on the agency’s targeting of conservative groups… More 10 things you need to know today: May 8, 2014

Secret Service: Motorist who followed motorcade onto White House grounds made a mistake

Luckily he wasn’t shot dead by the Capitol Police. I’m sure some will dispute the comparison and that’s ok… The Washington Post Mathew Goldstein’s wrong turn near the White House started as a moment of confusion and ended as a national incident. The IT specialist for the Internal Revenue Service was driving his gray Honda Civic… More Secret Service: Motorist who followed motorcade onto White House grounds made a mistake

10 things you need to know today: November 27, 2013

The Week The Supreme Court reviews another ObamaCare challenge, the U.S. challenges China’s claim over disputed airspace, and more 1. Justices agree to review another ObamaCare challenge The Supreme Court is wading back into the battle over ObamaCare. The high court, which upheld the law’s individual mandate to buy insurance last year, agreed on Tuesday to review… More 10 things you need to know today: November 27, 2013

VIDEO: House GOPer Won’t Push Back on Birther Calling Obama “Communist Despot”

Mother Jones Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) is no John McCain. At a town hall forum in her district on Monday that was sponsored by a local tea party group, Roby was asked by an attendee what she would do to counter the supposed abuses of President Barack Obama, whom the man described as ineligible for… More VIDEO: House GOPer Won’t Push Back on Birther Calling Obama “Communist Despot”

House GOP To Hold 40th Obamacare Repeal Vote

The classic definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein The Huffington Post House Republicans plan a 40th attempt at repealing Obamacare next week, with legislation that would block the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing or implementing any portion of the health care reform law.… More House GOP To Hold 40th Obamacare Repeal Vote

Darrell Issa and the overblown scandals

The Washington Post – Dana Milbank This is how a scandal implodes: First, the head of the investigation overpromises. “This was a targeting of the president’s political enemies, effectively, and lies about it during the election year so that it wasn’t discovered until afterwards,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House oversight committee, said in… More Darrell Issa and the overblown scandals

The Last Word – Gitmo vs food stamps GOP hypocrisy exposed

I believe the GOP doesn’t care about their apparent hypocrisy.  Their House caucus has gerrymandered enough districts in this country to assure majorities in the House for a while.  Meanwhile, The Last Word reports on said “hypocrisy”… Related articles Shameless Hypocrisy (partsinthesum.wordpress.com) The use of Drones: #GOP Hypocrisy (wvjoe911.wordpress.com) Some more Republican Hypocrisy (wvjoe911.wordpress.com) Opposition… More The Last Word – Gitmo vs food stamps GOP hypocrisy exposed

Cummings gets tired of waiting for Issa

Last week I embedded this clip from Lawrence O’Donnell’s show.   It’s a good summary of what prompted the following move by Rep. Elijah Cummings  the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee . The Maddow Blog Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, has seen the same interview transcripts as… More Cummings gets tired of waiting for Issa