” Longtime Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman announced Thursday he will not seek reelection in the fall, becoming the latest architect of the Affordable Care Act to announce his retirement.
” After 40 years in Congress, it’s time for someone else to have the chance to make his or her mark,” the California congressman said in a statement.
Waxman will have served 20 terms in Congress by the time of his retirement. As prior chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, he was instrumental in the drafting of ObamaCare in 2009.”
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” House Ethics Committee investigators faulted Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., for intimidating her staff, forcing them to “volunteer” for her campaign and obstructing their investigation
into her violations of House rules.
The bipartisan group of investigators “unanimously concluded that there was
substantial reason to believe” that Richardson violated House rules “by improperly using House
resources for campaign, personal, and nonofficial purposes; by requiring or compelling her official staff to perform campaign work; and by obstructing the investigation of the Committee and the ISC through the alteration or
destruction of evidence, the deliberate failure to produce documents responsive to requests for information and a subpoena, and attempting to influence the testimony of witnesses.” “
” As President Obama is wont to remind us (no, but really — would anyone like to place bets on how many times we’ll hear about it again before November?), he gave the order that led to our amazing special forces taking out Osama bin
Laden. (‘Murika!) To hear President Obama & Friends tell the story, the president handled the situation beautifully, from the beginning when the intelligence started to come in and right on through all of the fallout — but it would appear
that some rather well-qualified Americans are of a somewhat different mind. Politicker reports
that Ryan Zinke, an ex-Navy SEAL of Team 6 and a current Montana state senator, has just launched a new political action committee:
Special Operations for America , a group to support “the election of Mitt Romney and like-minded candidates.” “