Coverage continues with Rep. Marcia Fudge's emotion-infused defense of Susan Rice after the jump.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.
Tags: John McCain, Jon Stewart, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, Marcia Fudge, Senate, State Department, Susan Rice, The Daily Show, Video
Used to be, you could count on a politician to honor his non-binding contract with the head of a small but well-funded 501(c)(4) organization.
Looks like those days are in the past…
Over the weekend, two veteran Republican lawmakers went on ABC’s This Week to announce that they are willing to buck Grover Norquist's famous anti-tax pledge for a deal on the "fiscal cliff," according to the Los Angeles Times.
Said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), "I will violate the pledge for the good of the country only if Democrats will do entitlement reform."
Said Rep. Peter King (R-NY), "A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress. For instance, if I were in Congress in 1941, I would have supported a declaration of war against Japan. I’m not going to attack Japan today."
Oh, sure, Peter King, you say you won't attack Japan now, but you've already proven that your word is no good. So, how do we know that you won't suddenly change your mind and start rampaging through the streets of Tokyo, trampling buildings underfoot?
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Grover Norquist, Lindsey Graham, Republicans, Taxes
Sen. Lindsey Graham on the presumed Republican response to a possible Romney loss…
"If I hear anybody say it was because Romney wasn’t conservative enough I'm going to go nuts. We're not losing 95 percent of African-Americans and two-thirds of Hispanics and voters under 30 because we're not being hard-ass enough."
If I were him, I'd beat the rush and get myself fitted for a straight jacket today. I'm not really all that sure that Romney will win, but I'm a million percent sure that that will be the excuse.
Then, if Romney does win, he'll be able to sell it at a profit to pretty much any Democrat in D.C.
Tags: Conservatives, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, Quote Unquote, Republicans
* Today marks the beginning of the U.S. Congress' five-week paid vacation. As they're co-employer, I kinda wish they'd asked my permission, but I do begrudgingly have to admit that they've totally earned it.
* House Republicans are now planning to file a civil suit against Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal. If this doesn't work, they'll be left with no recourse but to bring the matter to Judge Judy. And everyone is hoping to avoid anything so draconian, I'm sure.
* You'll be happy to know that the Democrats are doing their damnedest to close the offending-Hispanic-voters-before-November gap.
* Download our free iPhone and iPad app Indecision Election Companion and jump up into the the Peanut Gallery — our liveblog/instant reaction arena — to watch and respond with us as Sen. Lindsey Graham appears on CNN's State of the Union this Sunday morning at 9/8c. We're pretty sure this is exactly how Candy Crowley got her start.
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: CNN, Democrats, Eric Holder, House of Representatives, Judiciary, Lindsey Graham, Pork Barrel, Republicans, Senate
* Rick Perry is hoping to outrun his ineptitude. I don't know, have you seen the muscle mass on his ineptitude?
* Two Democratic state representatives are trying to ban cheerfulness in South Carolina. (To be honest, I didn't even think they had that there. Like cable.)
* Barack Obama is hoping to beat George Bush in Iowa next week.
* Mitt Romney asks the question with which wise men the world over have been wrestling for years: What's up with Newt Gingrich being so miserable?
* 650+ rabbis agree: President Mitt Romney will turn us all into a bunch of faygalas!
Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Health, Internet, Iowa Caucus, Jewish, LGBT, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, National Organization for Marriage, Nikki Haley, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Reddit, Religion, Republicans, Rick Perry, Senate, South Carolina, State Legislature