Stormy Monday, 5/20/13

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Increasingly pitiful Republican efforts to make a scandal – some scandal, any scandal – stick to the Obama Administration continue this week. Last Thursday, the chairs of the five House committees wasting time and public money on the Benghazi witch hunt got together to compare notes, pat each other on the back, and sing “We Shall Overcome.”

Thomas Pickering, who co-chaired the independent review of the Benghazi consulate attack, has already indicated willingness to testify publicly before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, but committee chair Darrell Issa went ahead and subpoenaed Pickering last Friday to compel a closed-door deposition this week. Transparency truly has no greater friend than Congressman Issa.

It’s not as if Congressional Republicans would otherwise be, you know, governing or anything, but when even Newt Gingrich is counseling them not to jump sharks, you know that a whole lot of sharks have been jumped.

Speaking of futility, this week the House may consider HR 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, intended to expedite construction of the northern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline by declaring Executive Branch approval unnecessary.

Thursday, the President will give a speech on security and terrorism at Washington’s National Defense University – school motto: “Did you hear that?” – and will touch on two subjects, Guantanamo and drones, on which he has drawn at least as much flak from liberals as from conservatives. Continue reading Stormy Monday, 5/20/13

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Sunday Talks, 9/2/12

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Democrats take center stage on this Sunday’s television talk shows leading up to the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte, N.C.

The convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, has a full slate of appearances, . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks, 9/2/12

Sunday Talks, 8/26/12

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On the eve of the Republican National Convention, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann sit for an exclusive interview for “Fox News Sunday” that leads the Sunday television talk shows anchored . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks, 8/26/12

Sunday Talks, 6/24/12

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This week sees a triple treat of Darryl Issa. Oh goody…..

The nation’s growing Hispanic vote and the House investigation of the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation top the lineups for this Sunday’s television talk shows, . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks, 6/24/12

Sunday Talks, 5/27/12

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Military and veterans issues lead the Sunday television talk shows this Memorial Day weekend, with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta headlining ABC’s “This Week.”

CNN’s “State of the Union” has Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), chairwoman of the . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks, 5/27/12

Sunday Talks, 1/29/12

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Just ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary in Florida, three hopefuls anchor this Sunday’s television talks shows: Newt Gingrich on “Fox News Sunday” and ABC’s “This Week,” Rick Santorum on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and Ron Paul . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks, 1/29/12

Sunday Talks, 11/13/11

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Members of the powerful deficit-slashing supercommittee highlight this Sunday’s television talk shows as the 12-member, bipartisan panel struggles to find $1.2 trillion in savings by Thanksgiving.

The committee’s Republican co-chair, Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, is on . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks, 11/13/11