This Week In Politics

This Week In Politics

President Obama fetes his second term, as the department of defense makes history and Hillary Clinton finally testifies about Benghazi

Zerlina Maxwell

by Zerlina Maxwell, January 25, 2013

This Week In Politics

Another look at the political week that was...

●      President Obama was sworn into office and gave a rousing speech highlighting progressive values and collective action.

●      One of the best moments of inauguration weekend was First Lady Michelle Obama throwing epic shade at Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

●      The Senate reached a mediocre deal to reform the filibuster, which actually just results in the filibuster not being reformed at all.

●      Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a bawse and of course the New York Post reacts to her destruction of congressional Republicans with the most sexist cover ever.

●      Her replacement at the State Department, Senator John Kerry was no shrinking violet either, in his confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

●      The Department of Defense has lifted the ban on women in combat.

●      The war on women continues in earnest, with a new GOP bill in New Mexico would outlaw abortions for rape victims because it “tampers with the evidence.

●      President Obama will try again to get Richard Corday confirmed to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

●      Don’t look now, but Republicans are already planning on stealing the next election.



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