A quick trip around Hannity's America...
Dissent in the Ranks
President Obama's suspicious firing of Inspector General Gerald Walpin is sparking outrage, even in his own party.
Democratic senator and staunch Obama ally, Claire McCaskill said Tuesday, "The White House has failed to follow the proper procedure in notifying Congress as to the removal of the inspector general. Loss of confidence is not a sufficient reason."
According to a law that was co-sponsored by then-Senator Obama, the president is required to give Congress 30 days notice when he seeks to remove an inspector general.
So what part of 30 days does he not understand? By the way, it was his law.
We also have late-breaking news from Senator McCaskill's office. She received a letter from the White House outlining the reasons for Mr. Walpin's firing and is now satisfied that the White House is following the law.
Glad their two offices were able to clear this up.
Joe's Memory Lane
Joe Biden returned to his Senate roots Wednesday to speak at a clean energy summit, but before his remarks he decided to give a history lesson to those in attendance. Professor Biden gets our Liberal Translation treatment:
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VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: It's good to be home in this room. This is — you business folks and labor leaders probably know, but this is one of the most historic rooms in the United States Senate. John Kennedy announced his run for the presidency here.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: I'm scouting locations for my 2016 announcement.
BIDEN: This was the room in which the Bork hearing took place.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: This is where I wrote the book on how to take down a perfectly qualified nominee.
BIDEN: This is the room in which the Clarence Thomas hearing took place, over which I presided on both of them.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: We aren't exactly on speaking terms anymore.
BIDEN: And I am so glad to be here and not talking about the Supreme Court. So laugh a little bit, guys, come on. You're a stiff audience.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: There's no substance in my remarks. If you don't want to hear my "jokes" leave now.
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Wow, you know things are getting tough for the vice president when even his old Senate colleagues won’t laugh at his dumb jokes.
The man who nearly assassinated President Ronald Reagan has been given even more freedom. Judge Paul Friedman issued a ruling on Tuesday that will allow John Hinckley to extend visits to his mother's home to nine days.
Now during those visits, Hinckley is only required to carry a GPS-enabled cell phone. In addition, the would-be Reagan assassin can now apply for a driver's license.
The judge handed down the ruling despite also finding that Hinckley is still "deceptive, guarded, defensive and sometimes secretive."
Now folks, this is an outrage. This man gave up his right to freedom when he tried to assassinate the president of the United States.
Luck of the Draw
A town council election in Cave Creek, Arizona, took a very interesting turn when both candidates received 660 votes.
A 1925 statute in the Arizona Constitution says election ties must be broken by lot, so Cave Creek officials turned to a deck of cards. Victory went to the man who drew the highest card.
The town's mayor is proud of the way the situation was handled. "It was pure Cave Creek since we couldn't do a paintball showdown, we did something that is traditionally associated with the west, which is a card deck," Mayor Vincent Francia said.
Congratulations to Cave Creek and its new town council member, 25-year-old Adam Trenk.
By the way, I'm glad we didn't do that back in 2000.
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