Congress Knew About the Interrogations
Obama should release the memo on the attacks prevented.
Representative Peter Hoekstra, The Wall Street Journal
Yet last week Mr. Obama overruled the advice of his CIA director, Leon Panetta, and four prior CIA directors by releasing the details of the enhanced interrogation program. Former CIA director Michael Hayden has stated clearly that declassifying the memos will make it more difficult for the CIA to defend the nation.
Is the Speaker Just Admitting She Didn’t Pay Attention?
Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Corner
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing back on GOP charges that she knew about waterboarding for years and did nothing…But...For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.
Commentary: Obama waffled on torture — and looks weak
Ed Rollings, CNN Politics
The real example of searching for love in all the wrong places was last week’s lovefest south of the border when, in effect, he appeared to be hugging Castro, Ortega and Chavez who have spent their lives fighting everything the United States stands for.
Government Watchdogs Warn of Lack of Oversight For Trillions in President’s New Spending Programs
Jake Tapper, ABC’s Political Punch
The GAO study asserts that officials from most of the states surveyed “expressed concerns regarding the lack of Recovery Act funding provided for accountability and oversight.
His invitation to indict Bush officials will haunt Obama’s Presidency.
The Wall Street Journal
Mark down the date. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, is the moment that any chance of a new era of bipartisan respect in Washington ended. By inviting the prosecution of Bush officials for their antiterror legal advice, President Obama has injected a poison into our politics that he and the country will live to regret.
Lost in Political Space
Cal Thomas, TownHall
Republicans are in electoral trouble for many reasons, but one of them surely is not that they are insufficiently liberal on social issues. What’s the point of having a two-party system if one party mimics the other? Many erstwhile Republican voters turned on the GOP not because they were insufficiently liberal, but because they were insufficiently conservative.
Nell Husbands Martin Coulter
Ann Coulter, TownHall
Mother probably contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to various conservative outfits over the years — all in her little $20 checks — especially to any organization that claimed it was going to stop Hillary. In fact, if they mentioned Hillary in their letter, Mother sometimes made it $25.
And around the Commonwealth…
Press attacks McDonnell but excuses Mark Warner for the same comment
So, either the press has two standards for criticism – Republicans get hammered and Democrats get embraced – or the editorial boards don’t know anything that’s happening in politics without reading Democratic blogs and press releases first.
Augusta GOP officers resign in protest of 56 purged members
In solidarity with the 56 members who were removed from the committee, I will stand with them and, in protest of their dismissal, have formally resigned from the Augusta County Republican Committee along with the majority of the Executive Committee who left for the same reason.
Not to Mr. Shirley, not a smart move in an election year in one of the most Republican counties in the state.