“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.
“This wasn’t about a disintegrating marriage and an emotional, needy wife. This was a family of people who presented themselves as a shining example of all that is moral and righteous. And once Virginians trusted that they were good people and put McDonnell in office, the entire family allegedly sold off what the people of Virginia had given them — the public trust.
“All the lovesick melodrama that the first lady had a crush on [Jonnie] Williams and all the gifts and cash were about the attention has likely been manufactured by the defense lawyers. Maybe they have some evidence to back up this storyline. But when this scandal began, Bob and Maureen McDonnell showed up in court holding hands, presenting themselves as a solid, Christian couple.
“Now they are changing that narrative, walking in and out of court in separate entourages, riding different elevators, brushing past each other without even making eye contact. The staging in court borders on ridiculous. They are doing nothing more than selling Virginians another tale.”
Petula Dvorak, “Here’s Jonnie: Cue the rapt gaze from former Va. first lady Maureen McDonnell,” WaPo
The defense is total BS, but very clever. Whatever the McDonnells are paying their lawyers, they deserve more!
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease fire to begin on Friday morning. They are also sending negotiators to Cairo to try to reach a longer lasting deal.
“This [ebola] epidemic is unprecedented, absolutely out of control and the situation can only get worse….”
Bart Janssens, Doctors Without Borders
Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive two ebola patients who will be kept in a special isolation unit. Good luck with that, Emory.
It’s the two Americans from Samaritan’s Purse who are gravely ill with the disease in Liberia, Dr. Keith Brantly and Nancy Writebol. They will be flown here individually. I would like to help them, as well as the Africans currently stricken, with the best help American medicine can offer. I’d just prefer to do it there, not here.
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.
During testimony at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen today, it came out that Mitt Romney and John McCain also took free rides on snake oil salesman Jonnie Williams’ private plane.
The Washington Post‘s conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin is calling for John Kerry to resign.
As Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe headed to a commercial break after interviewing Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer, she said, “Keep it right here on Morning Jew.”
Isn’t it great how other TV folks pick up the slack when SNL is on summer break?
Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are on trial for corruption in connection with over $165,000 in gifts and loans they got from Jonnie Williams, the head of snake oil company Star Scientific. The guy was selling “health supplements” made from tobacco!
Now Maureen’s lawyer is claiming that Maureen had romantic feelings for Williams and that her marriage had “broken down” to the point that she and the Governor were “barely on speaking terms.”
Sounds as if Governor Ultrasound wasn’t sharing his wand with his wife anymore, and she was looking elsewhere.