This Week In Politics

This Week In Politics

Why, Jesse Jr., why?

Zerlina Maxwell

by Zerlina Maxwell, February 22, 2013

This Week In Politics

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Another look at the political week that was...

●      Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) accidently expresses support for Roe v. Wade.

●      Former First Lady Laura Bush starred alongside Dick Cheney in a pro-gay marriage ad but after pushback from the right she’s asking the ads creators to take her out of the ad.

●      Republican Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV) thinks former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is being used as a “prop in the debate over gun violence prevention.

●      Next, Friday March 1st is the deadline for sequestration cuts.

●      These severe cuts would be very harmful for the country and would cut back on many of the programs that benefit the poor.

●      Florida Governor Rick Scott is the 7th Republican to reluctantly accept Obamacare’s medicaid expansion.

●      Republicans filibustered President Obama’s nominee to be Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, and now want the president to pick someone else.

●      The Supreme Court is considering gay marriage this term and opponents of California’s Proposition 8 argue it’s unconstitutional to deny gay couples the same right to marry as straight couples.

●      Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. plead guilty to misusing campaign funds.



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