From the daily archives: Saturday, January 5, 2013

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 41 by a vote of 354-67.  The bill is the first of two pieces of superstorm Sandy legislation Speaker John Boehner promised the New York and New Jersey delegations in  return for not bringing the $60 billion aid package to the floor, as promised, in the 112th Congress after the “fiscal cliff” tax vote.      (Because Boehner didn’t like the optics of pushing a $60 billion aid package after the vote when he wanted to publicly use the fiscal cliff to lecture Obama over the spending… which is […]

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Attorney General Mike DeWine has stepped into the middle of the Steubenville rape case.  He then stuck his foot firmly in his mouth.

The Attorney General’s Office is handling the investigation of a terrible sexual assault on a juvenile last August.  The victim allegedly was assaulted multiple times after she passed out a party.  Two juveniles are charged with rape.  The New York Times did an excellent story, titled “Rape Case Unfolds Online and Divides Steubenville.”   Later, a group of hackers – likely connected with “Anonymous”—hacked sites connected to the case.  Because the crime occurred at a several parties, […]

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