* Anthony Weiner is running for mayor.
* The House Oversight Committee talked to the IRS
* Joe Biden praised the Jews.
* Obama will go to Oklahoma.
* And Ted Cruz doesn’t trust Republicans.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggests in a new interview with Larry King that legalizing gay marriage could one day lead to polygamy.
“I listen to some of the Supreme Court justices and one of them said, well, what’s next after that? Is it two people? Three people?” Rumsfeld said after being asked whether he supports gay marriage.
President Obama will visit the Oklahoma City area on Sunday to inspect damage by the tornado, the White House announced.
Press secretary Jay Carney said Obama will meet with families displaced by the violent storm that has left two dozen dead and flattened homes and a school. Obama will thank emergency workers who responded to the destruction.
Carney said Obama has instructed federal agencies to “provide all available resources” to support the efforts of state officials.
Underdog gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono (D) goes right after New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s economic record in her first TV ad, released Wednesday by her campaign.
“To hear Governor Christie tell it, everything in New Jersey’s going just fine,” Buono, a state senator, says in the 30-second commercial. “Well, I see another New Jersey, with 400,000 unemployed – one of the worst jobless rates in the country.”
Jewish leaders in the media are in large part responsible for American acceptance of gay marriage, Vice President Biden said Tuesday night.
“I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else,” he said at a Democratic National Committee reception for Jewish American Heritage Month. He cited social media and the sitcom “Will and Grace,” giving Jews a large part of the credit for both.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray (D) will resign next month and take a job as head of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, according to local news reports.
Murray announced in January that he would not run for Senate, a week before campaign finance regulators found that he had broken campaign finance law by taking donations.
For the second straight day and the third time in one week, IRS officials will testify Wednesday in front of Congress about the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups.
Highlighting today’s House Oversight Committee hearing is IRS official Lois Lerner’s decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment and not answer questions. Lerner is still under subpoena to testify, meaning she will have to invoke her rights in person — and likely repeatedly.
Also appearing is Douglas Shulman, the former IRS commissioner who also testified in front of a Senate committee on Tuesday. Rounding out the witnesses are the inspector general who investigated the wrongdoing — J. Russell George — and Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin, who learned of the investigation into the IRS’s targeting last summer.
Stay tuned below for live updates on the key moments.
City Councilman Eric Garcetti has won the Los Angeles mayor’s race, becoming the first Jewish elected mayor in the city’s history.
Thank you Los Angeles–the hard work begins but I am honored to lead this city for the next four years. Let’s make this a great city again.
— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) May 22, 2013
Garcetti defeated City Controller Wendy Greuel by eight points, 54 percent to 46 percent. Greuel was trying to become the city’s first female mayor. The two candidates were competing in a runoff after no candidate won a majority of the vote in March.