From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Impeachapalooza Edition! "If you watch the news like I do, you know the Obama administration is embroiled in so many scandals that trying to pick which one to report on is like trying to pick which of your children to impeach. Show More Summary
When I saw that President Obama had decided to nominate Victoria Nuland as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs that struck me as a pretty frontal 'There is no Benghazi scandal; get over it' to Senate Republicans....
Doug Bandow The IRS scandal has appropriately tarred the Obama administration. But IRS abuse is not new: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and Richard Nixon all shamelessly used the tax authorities against their political enemies. Thus, the problem is nonpartisan. Show More Summary
As the hit series Scandal continues to show us, despite the increasing rate of interracial marriage within the United States, interracial relationships are still frequently represented as dirty little secrets -- relationships to be hidden rather than shown with pride.
Two former U.S. diplomats are reporting that whistleblowers are getting ready to reveal information that might turn the simmering Benghazi scandal into an explosive fiasco for both former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama.
Congress will soon adjourn for the Memorial Day recess, and lawmakers will return to their states and districts to explain their policies, defend their votes, and get input from their constituents. And if they’re Republican members of Congress, they will … Continue reading ?
Reeling from a sexual-harassment scandal that forced one assemblyman to resign and has raised questions about the conduct of their speaker, the New York state assembly is turning its attention to a pressing issue: borders for bowling...Show More Summary
Hey, if Susan Rice qualifies for a big promotion, why not Victoria Nuland? She's the State Department spokeswoman at the center of the...
Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley appeared on MSNBC on Thursday where he tore into his former employer, President Barack Obama and his administration, over the heavy-handed way in which the Department of Justice has sought to intrude on the private affairs of journalists. Show More Summary
The hits just keep on coming. Yesterday brought news that a sergeant first class at West Point has been charged with videotaping at least a dozen female cadets, some of them while they were in the shower or in other states of undress. Bonus...Show More Summary
A young Michelle Robinson, the future first lady of the United States, may have dated Treasury Department Inspector General J. Russell George at Harvard Law School, a new report claims.George, 49, has testified in two congressional hearings...Show More Summary
Yet another sexual harassment scandal has been uncovered in one of our nation’s proudest military academies. A sergeant first class on staff at the United States Military Academy at West Point has, according to Army officials, been charged...Show More Summary
I have previously stated that I fail to see the basis for criminal charges in the IRS scandal. Prior administrations have faced allegations of targeting opposing groups and such matters have been treated as abuses but not crimes. Yet, various news sites are reporting this morning that Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division, […]
I am not a fan of the Patriot Act or the aggressive actions by President Obama to bust leakers and spy on the US population, and so forth. This extends to the recent "scandal" over the Department of Justice seizure of phone records of Associated Press reporters, the only one of the current three scandals that I think may merit this label. Show More Summary
On the other end of the political spectrum from all of the foolishness in D.C. is a groundswell of terrific, on-the-ground activism and organizing work taking place across the country in just about every state, with tangible results...
On Monday, the Washington Post revealed that the Justice Department obtained sweeping access to a reporter's email account and tracked his movements inside the State Department as part of an investigation into how that reporter -- James...Show More Summary
As scandals rise around the Obama Administration, from Benghazi to the IRS, Republicans and some Democrats are also jumping on a new development: United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting private funding to implement the healthcare law.
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appeared on Fox & Friends on Tuesday to discuss his state’s response to the natural disasters that regularly strike the Gulf Coast and how that experience can aid the citizens of Oklahoma who are reeling from a devastating tornado. Show More Summary
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner made a rather uneventful return to the skies on Tuesday, amid other stories about storms in the plains states and scandals at the White House. With 186 passengers aboard, including the Chairmen and CEO’s of United Airlines and Boeing, the 787 took off from Houston and landed in Chicago. The somewhat historic [...]Show More Summary
Attack on the Press You know that the Department of Justice tapped scores of phone lines at the Associated Press. You might have heard that the Attorney General of the United States isn’t sure how often reporters’ records are seized....Show More Summary