Washington Post: Doing the same thing over and over again — and expecting a different result — is supposed to be the definition of insanity. On Thursday, it is the only thing on the calendar for the House of Representatives.
Since Republicans took over in 2011, the House has voted five times to repeal President Obama’s health-care law. It has also voted 31 other times to repeal individual pieces of the law or to strip away its funding.
Still, on Thursday the House will do it all once more — voting on a new bill to repeal the law. It will pass again. Then it will die in the Senate, again.
Joy-Ann Reid: Amid the uproar, and calls for investigations, over IRS employees using inappropriate criteria and questions to vet applications for 501(c)4 non-profit status by tea party groups, a few facts are falling through the cracks. Among them: tea party groups weren’t the only ones subjected to unfair scrutiny. And while none of the dozens of tea party groups who complained of bias had their applications denied, in the case of at least one Democratic leaning organization, the IRS said “no” to their request to be declared tax exempt.
Original jerk tweet.
On first read, #Benghazi emails very bad for Carney, State Dept, Clinton, Jake Sullivan, Victoria Nuland. Not good for WH, CIA. Good- Rhodes—
Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) May 15, 2013
Much better tweet.
Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) May 16, 2013
Rachel Maddow on Benghazi: “The president was right and ABC was wrong and ABC should apologize; and I don’t say that lightly”
#iGetAnnoyedWhenPeople: 1. Steal an election 2. Lie about war 3. Invade the wrong country 4. Kill the economy 5. Get a presidential library—
Eric Wolfson (@ericwolfson) May 16, 2013
GOP had WH emails on Benghazi for months, yet let lies about them go on & on. And media wonders why President doesn't schmooze with them—
Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) May 16, 2013
Ed Kilgore: Well, it doesn’t get much more official than this: an VandeHei/Allen “Behind the Curtain” column announcing that D.C. (“the town”) is “turning on” Barack Obama, and there will be nothing but venom coming from any direction for the foreseeable future
Too bad, voters, and all those who have an interest in their federal government doing something constructive; Obama has to have his spanking from “D.C. stakeholders,” so enjoy it or look the other way.
What amazes me the most about this column is the forthright announcement that the MSM are going to make explicit common cause with the GOP