This Week In Politics

This Week In Politics

The fiscal cliff nears and it looks like we're just gonna slide riiiiight off....

by Zerlina Maxwell, December 28, 2012

This Week In Politics

A look at the political week that was…

●      Another week of stalled negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff.

●      Even Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says, “We’re headed over the cliff.

●      The Supreme Court denies temporary injunction against contraception mandate.

●      The NRA failed in spectacular fashion to sound reasonable in their first comments since Newtown.  Even influential Republicans are saying they are out of touch.

●      The White House petition to classify Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group is the most popular ever.

●      Lisa Jackson, the first African American to head up the Environmental Protection Agency announced her resignation this week after four years.

●      Remember the debt ceiling? We’re about to hit it in 5 days

●      Senator John Kerry (D-MA) has been nominated to follow Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

●      Another cabinet position, Secretary of Defense, might be filled by Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) but there have been a number of attacks on his possible nomination even before any official announcement.

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