But will anyone in Congress call foul? “Former Bush attorney general Michael Mukasey Saturday called on Congress to launch an investigation into the take over of Current TV by Al Jazeera. ‘If an American medium is controlled by a political force from abroad, that’s a proper subject for inquiry,’ Mukasey said during a panel sponsored by Breitbart.com at the annual CPAC conference.”
States move to block gun legislation. “A growing number of states are moving forward with legislation to exempt them from new federal gun controls and, in some cases, brand as criminals anyone who tries to enforce them. While many of the bills are considered symbolic or appear doomed to fail, the legislative explosion reflects a backlash against legislative and regulatory efforts in Washington to tamp down on gun violence.”
Karl Rove takes his shot at Sarah Palin. “I will say this, though, I don’t think I’m a particularly good candidate. Sort of a balding, fat guy. And second of all, I’d say if I did run for office and win, I would serve out my term. I wouldn’t leave office midterm.” Ouch.
President Obama will be traveling there this week so they can discuss. This is what years of civil war and no U.S. leadership leads to: “Obama has made it clear in the past that the U.S. would intervene in order to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad from using chemical weapons or transferring such weapons to Hezbollah. However, the source, close to [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, told the paper it seems like Israel has been ‘left alone’ to deal with the Syrian threat.”
Another head fake, I suspect: ”While suggesting Democrats were open to reforming Medicare and other entitlements, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin also took some shots Sunday at Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, saying it would eliminate Medicare.” If the Democrats were serious, why didn’t they put it in their budget?
Smart call. “On Face the Nation, RNC chairman Reince Priebus discussed in outline a plan for remaking the GOP presidential primary process that would involve include culling debates, dividing the country into four regional primary blocs, and moving up the convention. Priebus argued that the drawn-out 2012 process hurt Republicans.”
With uniform opposition to tax hikes on the GOP side and no leadership on entitlements from the president, this sounds like it is going nowhere fast. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): ”‘It’s always a good thing to engage in more conversation,’ Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said in an interview broadcast today on ABC’s ‘This Week’ program. ‘But when you get down to the bottom line, the president believes that we have to have more taxes from the American people, we’re not going to get very far.’”