The Growing Partisan Issue of Holding Clapper Accountable for Lying to Congress

By: Friday December 20, 2013 10:40 am

An increasing number of Republicans in Congress support holding Director for National Intelligence James Clapper accountable for lying to Congress in March, when he was asked about spying on Americans.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who is the co-sponsor of legislation that would rein in some of the National Security Agency’s powers, urged Attorney General Eric Holder to have the Justice Department investigate Clapper.

 

Ron Paul Thinks His Son Will Run for President in 2016

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 1:15 pm

No one probably has a better sense of Rand Paul’s future political plans than his father and Ron Paul is pretty sure his son is going to run for President.

Senate to Hold Hearing on Reforming Mandatory Minimum Sentences

By: Thursday September 12, 2013 9:25 am

While the process has been painfully slow even the federal government is starting to acknowledge that our aggressive war on drugs has created serious problems.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Syria War Bill

By: Wednesday September 4, 2013 3:20 pm

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Syria War Bill out of committee. The vote was 10-7, with Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) voting present.

Late Night: Lemonade (With Gin)

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00 pm

Each week when I sit down to write a post, I wrack my brain to think of something positive, or at least relatively so, to write about, and each week events prevent this from happening. It’s hard not to feel typecast when even the most complimentary commenters nonetheless refer to one’s work as a “rant” or admit that I’ve made them more depressed, angry, hopeless, or whatever.

For that reason, I am happy to announce that for the first time in recent memory the week’s news, taken together, makes me feel uncharacteristically optimistic.

Rand Paul Will Support Immigration Reform If Changes are Made

By: Monday May 27, 2013 10:20 am

According to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), immigration reform doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate, but the good news is many Republicans are trying to find a compromise they can support instead of simply trying to kill any reform. Last week Orin Hatch (R-UT) backed the bill in committee after getting his fingerprinting amendment added. On This Week yesterday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he might be able to support immigration reform if some changes are made.

Meet The New Paultard, Same As The Old Paultard

By: Saturday May 11, 2013 12:45 pm

Future Hillary slayer and past Dave Sirota one-night-stand, Rand Paul makes a perfectly reasonable pitch for money, and by “perfectly reasonable” we mean that, if you think Alex Jones is actually a squishy Conspiracy Nut In Name Only, then Rand Is Your Man(d)

Get Ready to Hear a Lot More About Rand Paul

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 10:05 am

If you think there isn’t enough Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on your TV than today is your lucky day. Paul has recently publicly said he is considering a 2016 Presidential run.

Late Night: Special Olympics

By: Thursday April 11, 2013 8:00 pm

Each time the stage mothers of the Republican Party push another child star out into the footlights, we find, yet again, that the children of Lake GOP are quite uniformly, below average.  Although this goes back to Reagan; the idea of casting affable meat puppets for the role of “President” to cynically sell the evergreen policies of the plutocracy to the unsuspecting rabble, the talent pool has gotten pretty laughably shallow.  And not for nothing.

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