This Week In Politics

This Week In Politics

President Obama's Israel trip gets mixed reviews, as Speaker John Boehner prepares for his next hostage situation

Zerlina Maxwell

by Zerlina Maxwell, March 22, 2013

This Week In Politics

President Obama during his speech to Israel

Another look at the political week that was...

●      President Obama delivered a historic speech in Israel Thursday.  In his speech, President Obama even seems to have gone off script a bit.

●      Is Torrington, Connecticut the next Steubenville?  Two football players allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl, who is now receiving threats for reporting the rape.

●      Congresswoman Michele Bachmann thinks Obamacare will “literally” kill peopleShe’s wrong.

●      House Republicans passed the “new” Ryan budget which drastically cuts the social safety net and assumes the repeal of Obamacare.

●      Is Speaker John Boehner preparing to take the debt ceiling hostage again?  Looks that way.

●      At least House Republicans passed a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown.

●      As the Supreme Court decides the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the law is unconstitutional.

●      Hillary Clinton released a video in support of marriage equality.

●      It looks like the assault weapons ban will be excluded from the Senate gun violence prevention bill.

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