The Fight for the New Speaker of the House isn’t Chaos – it’s Democracy

The free-for-all over choosing a new House speaker isn’t chaos; it’s democracy. The Republicans have decided to have a little bit of authentic democracy within their party, and polite Washington is flipping out. John Boehner decided that he no longer wants to be speaker of the House, or a member of Congress, so he is retiring. This in itself confuses and vexes official Washington: Why would a man who worked so hard in his life, rising from very modest origins to become the second-most-powerful Read more […]

Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been Executed!

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has weighed in on deserter Bowe Bergdahl and has said he should be executed for his desertion. “We’re tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who’s a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed,” Trump said at the casino-hotel Treasure Island. “Thirty years ago,” Trump added, “he would have been shot.” Indeed he would have been. In fact, at least one soldier’s orders were to “kill on contact” as they searched for Bergdahl. The comments came in the wake Read more […]

GOP Leader Withdraws from Speaker of the House Consideration!

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has abruptly pulled out of the race for Speaker of the House on the same day that he was widely expected to be nominated for the position. The nominating contest in the GOP conference set for Thursday afternoon in the House has been postponed. It was not immediately clear why McCarthy, who was viewed as the likely successor to outgoing speaker John Boehner, unexpectedly exited the contest. He told colleagues in a private conference meeting that he was not Read more […]