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.