|Thursday, May 16, 2013||
Barack Fires Back
Under fire all week from critics and even allies, the Obama White House shifted gears and fired back yesterday. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered an award-winning performance on Capitol Hill on theAP phone records controversy. President Obama spoke to the nation about the IRS scandal. And the White House tried to tamp down Benghazi by releasing nearly 100 pages of emails. Here's our take.
The IRS Scandal
|Tuesday, May 14, 2013||
What Year Is It?
The president has just won a landslide victory. He is looking forward to an aggressive second term agenda. Suddenly scandal strikes. What year is it -- 1973 or 2013? A lot of folks in Washington say it feels like 1973 all over again. It is astonishing how quickly fortunes can change.
The front page of today's Boston Herald reads: "OBAMAGATE." Another headline declares: "Scandals Invoke Comparison To Nixon." For the past two days MSNBC's "Moring Joe" has even trotted out Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein.
|Monday, May 13, 2013||
BREAKING NEWS: GOSNELL GUILTY
Abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty on three first-degree murder counts for infanticide. He was also convicted on scores of other charges, including involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy.
Benghazi: What's Next?
It's a busy news day in Washington with a lot to digest. The Obama Administration is on its heels -- defending itself against two scandals with tremendous implications and each one striking at the administration's credibility.
|Capital Prayer Alert||
As you know, my wife, Carol, prepares a prayer alert about once a month. I hope you will share Carol's thoughts with your friends and fellow worshippers. Thank you for taking an interest in her monthly devotion. -- Gary
|Friday, May 10, 2013||
Benghazi Gaining Traction
For months, liberal elites and their media allies have mocked conservatives for caring about the Benghazi scandal. But watching three grown men -- a Marine, a security expert and a career Foreign Service officer -- moved to tears by this gross injustice has evidently moved some in Big Media to care enough to start asking questions.
|Thursday, May 9, 2013||
What's Next On Benghazi?
Yesterday's Benghazi hearing was extraordinary, but you wouldn't know it if you depended on Big Media. Major networks like CNN and MSNBC did not cover yesterday's whistle-blower testimony on the Benghazi scandal. Instead they chose to follow Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, who were held captive in an Ohio home for ten years, as they returned to their families.
|Wednesday, May 8, 2013||
Benghazi Whistle-Blowers Testify
Three State Department whistle-blowers testified under oath today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about their knowledge of the Benghazi attacks on September 11, 2012. They were emotional, breaking down on several occasions. They witnessed a gross wrong, had friends die and watched a cover-up unfold from the inside.
|Tuesday, May 7, 2013||
Barack & Benghazi
There is an odd coincidence in American politics -- presidential second terms often seem cursed. For Ronald Reagan it was the Iran/Contra scandal. For Bill Clinton it was Monica Lewinsky and impeachment. For George W. Bush it was the financial collapse. For Barack Obama it could well be Benghazi.
|Monday, May 6, 2013||
Benghazi's Back To Bite "O"
The Benghazi scandal is back! Sunday CBS News used the word "cover-up" for the first time in its reporting on the scandal.
|Friday, May 3, 2013||
The GOP & The Hispanic Vote
If you read only one item in today's report, I hope this is it.
The conventional wisdom among Beltway elites is that Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election in part because Barack Obama won a landslide among Hispanic voters. So, as the logic goes, the GOP must now surrender on immigration reform and border security in order to attract more Hispanic votes to remain competitive in future elections.