GOP Group Wants to Impeach Eric Holder by Year’s End

Nov 7, 2013, 1:36 pm EDT

A GOP group wants to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder by the end of the year.

According to Rep. Ted Yoho’s (R-Fla.) chief of staff, the congressman wants Holder removed from office for several of reasons. One of these reason is the Fast and Furious sting operation that resulted in Mexican drug cartels obtaining weapons from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ agents. One of the weapons from this sting operation was found at a scene where a Border Patrol agent was killed. Yoho said that he plans to meet with John Boehner (R-Ohio) to discuss the issue. Boehner is the current House Speaker and he can decide if the issue will be brought up or not. The house can move to impeach a cabinet member, but it has only been done once before when Secretary of War William Belknap was impeached in 1876 for corruption allegations, reports the Huffington Post.

Yoho has previously suggested that President Barrack Obama wasn’t born in the United States and that an unprecedented default would would do the world’s economy good, reports Mother Jones. Read 

Time Magazine Asks for Controversy With New Chris Christie Cover

Nov 7, 2013, 1:35 pm EDT

No one will be surprised if Chris Christie is re-elected as governor of New Jersey but he could be due for bigger things if he continues to play his cards right.

NJ.com reports that Time put Christie on the cover of the magazine’s latest issue which focuses on how he could become the next Republican president. The governor has become increasingly popular and many are backing him to become the next GOP presidential candidate.

Time’s cover story said that Christie — who considers himself to be a true conservative – “has run the Garden State with combustible passion, blunt talk and the kind of bipartisan deal-making that no one seems to do anymore.” Additionally, many Hispanic and African American voters are starting to back up Christie which could be key in his presidential campaign. Read 

Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Plans Governor Run

Nov 7, 2013, 12:42 pm EDT

Former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson has announced that he plans on running for office next year.

Wall Street Journal reports that Jason Carter has his eyes set on the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor so he can overthrow current governor Nathan Deal. He said that the country “can’t afford four more years of an economy that’s not working for the middle class and an education system that’s underfunded.”

Carter is a Democratic state senator from the Atlanta area who’s hoping to overtake the current governor. Deal was a longtime congressman before being elected as governor in 2010. Read 

NJ’s Chris Christie Re-Elected Governor by a Landslide

Nov 6, 2013, 12:14 pm EDT
NJ’s Chris Christie Re-Elected Governor by a Landslide

Chris Christie was re-elected as the Governor of New Jersey on Tuesday by a landslide.

Christie, who may also run for President in 2016, won at least 50% of the peoples’ votes. When 88% of the ballots were counted, Christie had 60% and his rival, Democrat Barbara Buono, had 39% of the votes. Buono decided to concede the race 40 minutes after the polls were closed. Buono had a hard race because due to the fact that she wasn’t backed by Democratic leaders. Christie was helped with the race due to his high approval ratings for how he handled Sandy last year. New Jersey governors can only serve two terms and if Christie runs for President in 2016 he may have to leave his position before his term as governor is finished, reports The New York Daily News.

“I will not let anyone, anything, any political party, any governmental entity or any force get in the way of the completion of my mission,” Christie, while referring to plan to rebuild after Sandy, told ABC News. “I sought a second term to get things done, now watch me do it.” Read 

Senator Rand Paul Faces Plagiarism Charges

Nov 6, 2013, 11:39 am EDT

On Tuesday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul acknowledged that he had failed to properly attribute some passages in some speeches, articles and books to the sources they were drawn from.

The popular Republican told CNN that, “ultimately, I’m the boss, and things go out under my name, so it is my fault.” While he admitted making errors, he complained that he had been targeted by the media and was under more scrutiny than other politicians, USA TODAY notes.

Among instances of material lifted from other sources without proper crediting were three paragraphs contained in an op-ed published in the Washington Times in September, a passage in Paul’s recent book, “Government Bullies,” and a description of the movie Gattaca in Read 

White House Resumes Tours With Special Surprise

Nov 6, 2013, 9:56 am EDT

Visitors to Washington, D.C.’s most famed address were welcomed by the couple that currently calls it home on Tuesday morning.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama personally greeted people taking the first tours of the nation’s executive mansion since March. White House tours, long a popular tourist attraction in the nation’s capital, were shut down earlier this year after the administration said that sequester-mandated budget cuts had eliminated the funding needed to keep them going, CNN notes.

The suspension of White House tours, which cost the Secret Service about $74,000 a week in personnel expenses, drew sharp criticism from Republicans, who called the action unnecessary and a political stunt. Read 

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