Friday, December 30, 2022

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The Biden White House's Obstruction of House GOP Oversight Has Begun
Spencer Brown / Townhall Tipsheet 
It's not surprising that President Biden and his administration would resist oversight by Republicans in the House of Representatives, but it's notable that the White House is already kicking off what's likely to be a concerted attempt to stonewall the new House majority's investigations of the Biden administration. 

According to reporting from Politico — which appears to have been a coordinated leak from the White House to get in front of the story, as Rebecca reported Wednesday night — Biden's White House legal team notified GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (OH) and James Comer (KY) that their requests for information from the Biden administration would not be heeded because they were "constitutionally illegitimate."

White House lawyer Richard Sauber told Jordan and Comer that "Congress has not delegated such authority to individual members of Congress who are not committee chairmen, and the House has not done so under its current Rules." That means that Republicans leading oversight efforts must, essentially, restart their investigations. Never mind, apparently, that Jordan is expected to...Read more, see tweets and videos here.
2022’s top 5 biggest political losers include senators, a congresswoman and even a world leader
Political failures meant year’s biggest political losers wrecked careers and legacies
In the full-contact sport of politics, there are always winners and losers and 2022 was no exception. Among the winners this year are House Republicans, who won back the majority in the U.S. House and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who was re-elected with a stunning 59% of the vote in Florida. And then there are the unlucky ones on the other side of the ledger who drew the short straw this year. And to that end, here are the biggest political losers of 2022.  
1. Russian President Vladimir Putin... When Russian President Vladimir Putin made the ill-fated decision to invade Ukraine in February 2022, he did so with the belief that it would be a quick and easy endeavor. But here we are nearly a year later, and Russian forces are bogged down with no end in sight. Putin will now be remembered by history as a murderous tyrant and brutal aggressor who invaded a sovereign country without provocation. And by doing so, Putin created an international hero for freedom in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. As we head into 2023 with 100,000 Russians dead in Ukraine, one thing is perfectly clear — when it comes to rogue regimes, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has company. Read more and see video here.