The Michael Smerconish Program : The Pulse: At the IRS, wrong, but maybe explainable Michael's Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer column starts this way: "First the easy part: No one from the Internal Revenue Service should ever have singled out any applicant for disparate treatment based upon party affiliation or ideology. And never should IRS officials have scrutinized only one end of the political spectrum, which in the case of the current scandal involves targeting groups that use the words tea party, patriots, and 9/12 project in their names.More difficult, thus far, is figuring out why it happened."
George Takei : George Takei Responds To "Traditional" Marriage Fans This past March, a number of anti-marriage equality protestors gathered in Washington, and a number of the teenagers expressed their opinions in a slideshow that went viral. Here is my admittedly cheeky response. 4 days ago - View -
Relationship Rules : It's expression time. Tag your love in the comments and tell them how you feel. Speak your heart out :) 4 days ago - View -
msnbc : With his second term at stake, Obama steps up — MSNBC "Americans have a right to be angry and I’m angry about it." - President Barack Obama on the IRS
In the middle of a terrible week can the president regain his footing? 4 days ago - View -
C-SPAN : For Wednesday's (5/15/13) Washington Journal: Obama administration's handling of civil liberties. Your thoughts? 6 days ago - View -
The State will present additional evidence that T's death was caused in a cruel manner. Arizona law defines it as when the victim suffers physical pain or mental anguish and the defendant knew or should have known that the victim would suffer.
The jury will deliberate for a second time to determine if the aggravating factor of cruelty is proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
[See you all back here for live chat. Watch the case on the livefeed, below.] 6 days ago - View -
Mike Huckabee : The curtain is finally being raised on the Benghazi scandal … Friday, White House spokesman Jay Carney must’ve felt like the Wizard of Oz, begging reporters to “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” even as it became obvious that he was operating a big smoke machine. The press corps peppered Carney with 36 questions on Benghazi. He repeated the same old defenses that had already been exposed as a sham. He claimed the White House used the CIA talking points, and the only changes were non-substantive. But ABC had reported that the CIA thought al-Qaeda was involved, which was scrubbed out after 11 rewrites because the State Department was afraid Congress would blame them for the lack of security. Those weren’t CIA talking points, they were C-Y-A talking points. Carney blamed everyone – the CIA, Republicans, Congress 28 times – he even blamed Bush out of force of habit. But for once, nobody was buying. Saturday, the White House press room was briefly evacuated due to smoke. I wonder if it was just an overloaded smoke machine.
For more of the Huckabee Report visit MikeHuckabee.com. 6 days ago - View -
Trey Gowdy : The IRS’s turn to answer questions From the Washington Post: "Any unequal application of the law based on ideological viewpoint is unpardonable — toxic to the legitimacy of the government’s vast law-enforcement authority." 6 days ago - View -
msnbc : DoJ seizes AP phone records in leak investigation dragnet In case you missed it, the Department of Justice is under fire from the media for seizing phone records from the Associated Press. NBC News's Michael Isikoff joined The Rachel Maddow Show earlier to discuss the news.
(You can also read more about the investigation here: http://on.msnbc.com/14iFagd) Video on msnbc.com: Michael Isikoff, NBC News national investigative correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Justice Department's disclosure that it has seized two months of phone records of many AP reporters, apparently in pursuit of the source of a leak about an al-Qaida bomb plot in Yem... Watch the video: http://on.msnbc.com/18H2rfbFB 7 days ago - View -
Rand Paul : After 9/11, not one official lost their job. After Benghazi, no one was held accountable. We must learn from the mistakes of the past so we don't repeat them in the future. On Benghazi, someone must be held accountable. 12 days ago - View -