President Obama making life hard for our intelligence officials? It wouldn’t be the first time. But 34 senators now object: “We call on you to finally end the DOJ’s unwarranted investigations of CIA interrogators, whose work led to one of the most defining moments of the Global War on Terror. These Americans did their jobs at the direction of the President of the United States. Punishing them for their actions, which likely saved lives by helping avert other terrorist attacks, will continue to have a chilling effect on the critical work of their colleagues and other national security professionals in the U.S. Government. Our nation cannot afford these politically motivated investigations to continue.”

A presidential candidate backs away from cap-and-trade. It wouldn’t be the first time in this presidential season. “Jon Huntsman is backing away from his support for a cap-and-trade system for Western states that he once championed as Utah governor. ‘It hasn’t worked,’ the potential GOP presidential candidate told Time Magazine in his first extended interview since leaving his post as U.S. ambassador to China. “And our economy’s in a different place than five years ago.”

It wouldn’t be the first time Newt Gingrich’s own words tripped him up. It seems he likes mandated health insurance, too.

It wouldn’t be the first time a candidate was caught using violence. But usually the victim is John McCormack.

The New York Times manipulated by a tyrannical regime? It wouldn’t be the first time.

It wouldn’t be the first time. “Congress will ‘likely’ not pass a budget for the federal government in 2011 for a second year in a row, opting instead for a long-term agreement on a top line spending cap and funding extensions, the highest ranking Senate Republican said Thursday.”

It wouldn’t be the first time Harry Reid doesn’t have a clue what he is talking about. Reid says the NLRB decision in the Boeing case is about “checks and balances.” Robert Alt explains (as he would to an elementary school class) that the phrase has nothing whatsoever to do with the case. Read the whole thing.