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POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL: This Week In Politics

Another look at the political week that was…

●      Only time will tell whether President Obama’s charm offensive with House Republicans will work.  This week, the president visited the hill and even got a standing ovation from House Republicans.

●      While the media is focused on the sequestration cuts that caused a temporary halt of White House tours, they are largely ignoring the cuts to important programs that benefit the poor.

●      Someone needs to tell Republican congressman Jim Bridenstine how the constitution works.  Rep. Bridenstine claims the Supreme Court doesn’t have the power to decide the constitutionality of laws.

●      The man who recorded the now infamous 47% video of Mitt Romney appeared for the first time in public on MSNBC’s The Ed Show.

●      It appears that Republicans snuck pro-gun measures into a government spending bill.

●      All eyes are on Steubenville, Ohio as two high school football players face the music for allegedly raping a 16 year old girl while she was drunk and unconscious.

●      Senator Elizabeth Warren goes after Republicans for their attempts to weaken laws that protect consumers.

●      President Obama’s evolution on the issue of marriage equality continues in earnest.

●      It looks like Congressman Paul Ryan’s new budget is just as bad as his old budget.

●      The assault weapons ban was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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