Senator Lindsey Graham is planning to place a hold on the nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan if the Obama Administration does not grant his demands for more information on the response to the Benghazi embassy attack.
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 12, 2013 9:41 am|
|By: Attaturk Wednesday January 30, 2013 1:30 am|
Lindsay Graham, hot off of pitching his latest faux fit about having rights extended to gay and lesbian immigrants decided to dig deeper and faster.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday December 27, 2012 8:00 pm|
In any normal country, there would be no particular reason to expect 2013 to be an awful year. The right-wing Presidential candidate, who preached austerity, family values, and military adventurism, was soundly defeated by the center-left candidate, who favored, well, austerity-lite, personal freedom, and a fiscally convenient “peace dividend.” Overconfident and overfunded Republicans were similarly trounced in the House and Senate, losing seats in both despite stunning structural advantages.
It seemed that the Right’s perennial hobby horses, from favoring the wealthiest above all others and demonizing minorities of every type, to demanding that every non-military expenditure be slashed to the bone, had clearly been sent to the glue factory by the electorate. Alas, things are never what they seem in Washington.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday December 27, 2012 9:10 am|
Senators from the Republican Party have asked a federal appeals court to permit them to participate in oral argument in a lawsuit against the indefinite detention provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Through their lawyers, according to Josh Gerstein of POLITICO, they filed a motion requesting ten minutes to give a presentation on the intent of the provision and how the court’s resolution of this matter could affect or impact Congress.
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday December 14, 2012 11:02 am|
Bless his Palmetto Queen heart – he can’t even get his history straight.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:32 am|
The darkly comic part of this is that there’s probably no bigger liberal interventionist in the executive branch than Susan Rice. We may not have had a US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and by association a ruler other than Moammar Gadhafi, if it wasn’t for Susan Rice and her foreign policy perspective winning the day in 2011.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 26, 2012 8:16 am|
The big story I’m supposed to chase today concerns Republican legislative figures distancing themselves from the Grover Norquist pledge, opening the door a crack to increases in tax revenue. This is really a Washington process story about lobbying power rather than a legitimate policy evolution, however.
|By: Attaturk Monday November 19, 2012 1:30 am|
Lindsey Graham gave us a good example of the bifurcated nature of the Republican political brain yesterday. Appearing for the 87 bazillionth time on a Sunday Talk Show he was asked about Mitt Romney’s “gift” remarks to his donors last week.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 12, 2012 6:50 am|
Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have restarted talks on a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Schumer and Graham first teamed up on the matter in 2009, but Graham split off shortly thereafter, when Harry Reid wanted to prioritize the bill. He thought this undermined a separate piece of bipartisan legislation on climate change, and so he dropped his support of both efforts. This bit of history shows how tenuous working with Graham can be.
But it’s a new year, and the hissy fits have been subdued, and Graham is on the case.