“You just had a lot of members who just don’t want to vote for anything.” Devin Nunes (R-CA)
The House couldn’t pass a border bill today despite House leaders’ efforts to get their most intransigent members on board by sweetening the deal for them.
The Anarchist wing of the GOP has taken over. Hey, Boehner, you reap what you sow, and you sowed a crop of nut jobs.
CIA Director John Brennan apologized to the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee for his agency’s spying on the Committee’s computers.
I’m sure the CIA is indeed very, very sorry — that it got caught.
As expected, Kevin McCarthy of California has been elected to replace Eric “Crushed” Cantor as House Majority Leader.
Steve Scalise of Louisiana has been elected House Majority Whip.
President Obama announced that he will send up to 300 advisers/trainers to Iraq to help the government in its struggle against ISIS militants.
We will also have continued surveillance and intelligence gathering. The President did not announce any air strikes at this point, but left the door open for such strikes in the future.
He said that he would continue to consult with Congress, but did not say that he would seek authorization if he decides to do air strikes.
He reiterated the need for the Iraqis to unite and form a more inclusive government, saying that the solution ultimately must be political, not military.
Not that I blame him, but President Obama definitely is slow walking if/how we will get involved in Iraq again.
As ISIS takes the fight to Baquba, just forty-five minutes from Baghdad, Obama is planning to meet with Congressional leaders (Boehner, Pelosi, Reid, McConnell) tomorrow afternoon. So not exactly urgent…
Aside from protecting our embassy personnel, the Prez really doesn’t seem eager to join the fray.
Ok, so Eric Cantor says he will stop being Majority Leader on July 31. Who replaces him?
Technically next in line is the #3 in the House, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California. Cantor says he’s supports him, which may or may not be a good thing for McCarthy.
Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, a Boehner loyalist, says he’s running. And the Tea Party is lining up behind another Texan — Jeb Hensarling.
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When I heard that David Brat got a Masters in Divinity from Princeton, I thought of the Ivy League school — you know, the Princeton of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson, Tigers, orange and black.
But then I thought, wait, Princeton has a divinity school?
Actually, they don’t. David Brat went to Princeton Theological Seminary, which has nothing to do with Princeton University except that they are in the same town of Princeton, New Jersey.
This Brat guy is going to be a lot of fun.