SHOCK: Obama Wants Repeal Of Iraq War Authorization To Guarantee No U.S. Troops Can Fight ISIS, Al Qaeda

BY: Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon

The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).

White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) in a letter Friday to completely repeal the war authorization, officially known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq, or AUMF.

Rice’s letter was sent as Congress just hours before it approved a resolution opposing U.S. military intervention in Iraq, where the terrorist group ISIL claims to have established an Islamic caliphate.

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'What Part of This Can't You Get Through Your Thick Head?': Hannity's Fiery Exchange with Palestinian Guest on Hamas

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SEAN HANNITY, 'HANNITY' HOST: Welcome back to "Hannity." The Council on American Islamic Relations, better known as CAIR, has launched a massive letter-writing campaign, calling on Israel to end its military offensive in Gaza.

Now, in a press release, the pro-Muslim organization said in part, quote, "The U.S. government must not remain silent about Israel's unjust and disproportionate use of force against the Palestinians in Gaza. Because American taxpayers provide Israel with billions of dollars of aid each year, we have a right to demand that those funds not be used to take the lives of innocent civilians."

Now, interestingly enough, there was no mention of the terrorist group Hamas and their role in this conflict. After all, they started this conflict. So my question is, why is America's largest Muslim so-called civil rights group showing sympathy to terrorists?

Here to debate this, from the American Islamic Forum for Democracy -- Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is with us. And also joining us, the executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and Palestinian Center in Washington, Yousef, well, Munayyer is with us. Welcome all of you. Thanks for being here.

Yousef, let me ask you this. If I fire 1,600, 2,000 rockets into your neighborhood, I kidnap three children in your neighborhood, students, and I kill them, what do you think the proper proportionate response is?

YOUSEF MUNAYYER, JERUSALEM FUND AND PALESTINE CENTER: Well, maybe you should stop the ongoing for decades-long military occupation of Palestinian territory...

HANNITY: OK. OK, listen...

MUNAYYER: ... before you...

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: Listen, we can take it back to the 1948 partition plan, and we can look at the '67 war, the '73 war and the hostilities brought to Israel. They did give land for peace nine years ago. Now I'm asking you a question. If thousands of rockets are fired in your neighborhood, what -- and kids in your neighborhood are kidnapped, what are you going to do?

MUNAYYER: Sean, if the United States...

HANNITY: What are you going to do?

MUNAYYER: Sir, I'm going to try to answer your question...

HANNITY: Good. Answer it!

MUNAYYER: ... if you stop badgering me. Thank you. If the United States was invaded by a foreign military and besieged and surrounded, and the food that was coming into the United States was counted by the calories so that people would be put on a diet, as the Israelis claim...

HANNITY: You -- you have such a...

MUNAYYER: ... and bombs were being dropped...

(CROSSTALK)

MUNAYYER: Let me finish. Let me finish.

HANNITY: No, no, no, no! You're justifying...

MUNAYYER: Let me finish.

HANNITY: ... the terrorists and...

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: You are making a rationalization for rockets and kidnapping and murder! And you expect the -- you want to blame the victims in this case!

Zuhdi Jasser.

MUNAYYER: The only people blaming the victim here is you because there are countless...

(CROSSTALK)

DR. ZUHDI JASSER, AMERICAN ISLAMIC FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY: Yousef, this cycle of lack of -- Yousef, we can't continue to explain these things away. For crying out loud, it's Ramadan. And they continue to fly -- send rockets out, and organizations like CAIR, who, by the way, the FBI, by matter of policy, will not interact with because of the fact that they won't condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization. And still to this day, they will not recognize them because of that. So they, just like hitting a softball...

HANNITY: All right, Yousef, I have a question...

JASSER: ... Hamas launches -- let me finish. Hamas launches rockets on innocents, starts a war, war after war, and then they use that to say, Well, it's a bigger narrative. It's about the occupation. Meanwhile, they have a gender apartheid inside Gaza. Christians are evacuating because churches are being burned. Their doctrine is fascist and genocidal against Jews.

Palestinians aren't represented by Hamas, I don't believe, and yet they allow Hamas to drive the narrative globally...

HANNITY: Let me -- let me jump in here...

JASSER: ... and start wars.

HANNITY: I want to ask Yousef a question. Is Hamas a terrorist organization?

MUNAYYER: Do I get to actually speak now?

HANNITY: You get to answer the question! It's a simple yes or no question. Is Hamas...

MUNAYYER: Sir, you invited me on here.

HANNITY: Is Hamas...

MUNAYYER: Sir, you invited me on here...

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: I'm asking you a question! Is Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel -- is that a terrorist organization? That's a yes or no question!

MUNAYYER: Thank you for your question. And now I will...

HANNITY: Now answer it!

MUNAYYER: ... provide an answer.

HANNITY: Finally!

MUNAYYER: It's very telling to me that, and it should be telling to your viewers, as well, by the way, that the moment you have a Palestinian voice on your program who begins to explain the legitimate grievances of Palestinian...

HANNITY: Is Hamas a terrorist organization?

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: Answer!

MUNAYYER: Sir, let me...

HANNITY: Answer the question!

MUNAYYER: Sir, let me finish. Am I guest on your program or...

HANNITY: Yes, you're a guest, but...

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: ... a filibuster! Answer! Is Hamas a terrorist organization?

MUNAYYER: The United States certainly considers Hamas a terrorist organization...

HANNITY: Do you consider -- I didn't ask what the United States thinks! I asked what you think! Can you hear?

MUNAYYER: Look, if you -- if you think -- if you think that we are going to have any progress in this situation by simply yelling at me...

HANNITY: Is Hamas -- I'll ask you...

(CROSSTALK)

MUNAYYER: ... not really going to be helpful.

HANNITY: All right, let me ask you nicely. Is Hamas...

(CROSSTALK)

MUNAYYER: Let me ask you, sir, a question at this point...

HANNITY: ... a terrorist organization? Is Hamas a terrorist organization? Yes or no!

MUNAYYER: Let me ask you a question, sir, at this point...

HANNITY: No! You don't answer a question with a question! Is Hamas -- what part of this can't you get through your thick head?

MUNAYYER: I think...

HANNITY: Is Hamas a terrorist organization?

MUNAYYER: Excuse me?

HANNITY: Yes or no!

MUNAYYER: Excuse me? I already answered...

HANNITY: Yes or no!

MUNAYYER: ... your question. I already answered your question.

HANNITY: You did not!

JASSER: Well, this is the problem, Yousef, is that we cannot -- why is he asking you if it's a terrorist organization? Because terrorist organizations use children as shields, launch rockets into civilian populations, start a war that victimizes the poor children that are being killed in this war.

And just like when America has to go into Afghanistan, has to go into Iraq, we saw pictures from CAIR and other organizations saying America is killing innocents, when, in fact, we were fighting a legitimate war that had unfortunate deaths that happened, and this is about if you want to fight...

MUNAYYER: Do I get to say anything?

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: You had your chance!

MUNAYYER: Do I get to say anything, Sean?

HANNITY: You didn't say Hamas is a terrorist organization. Good-bye.

MUNAYYER: Sir...

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DEVELOPING -- Even the White House Thinks Obama May Be Impeached...

By Rick Klein, ABC News


Don't dismiss the possibility of the House of Representatives bringing articles of impeachment against President Obama, senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said today.

"I think a lot of people in this town laugh that off," Pfeiffer said at a breaking with reporters in Washington hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "I would not discount that possibility. I think that Speaker [John] Boehner, by going down this path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some point in the future."

He went on to say that the executive actions being considered by the White House on immigration would probably “up the likelihood” of impeachment, making the point that lawmakers such as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, already have said the president is violating the law with his unilateral moves on immigration.

Pfeiffer noted that the House is set to file a formal lawsuit next week against the president over his executive actions. While the idea of impeachment is only being discussed by the likes of Sarah Palin -– and very few elected lawmakers –- that could change.

He went on to say that the White House views the lawsuit as “validation” of its “year of action” strategy, saying of executive actions: “If they were small-ball, the Republicans would not be suing over them.”

Asked whether impeachment would be good for the president, Pfeiffer said: “No, I don’t think so.”

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Adviser Ignores Subpoena Again as White House Defies Issa... Dem: 'You don't have right to know' what's going on...

(The Washington Examiner) -- Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional representative for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

"You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

It was, to put mildly, a significant departure from the more traditional liberal stance that openness and transparency are must to prevent abuses of power by government officials. Instead the leading advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia literally argued that even the congressional committee charged with oversight shouldn't be asking questions in the first place.

She made the comments while protesting the committee's Republican majority for voting toignore a claim by the White House that David Simas, director of it's Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, was immune to a congressional subpoena to testify. Republicans believe the office is being used a political campaign operation, a violation of federal election law.

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River In China Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight...

(ABC News) -- A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color.

Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a strange smell wafted through the air.

“The really weird thing is that we have been able to catch fish because the water is normally so clear,” one local villager commented on China’s microblogging site Weibo.

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New IRS Form Proves President Lied About Individual Mandate Tax...

(ATR.org) -- On Thursday the IRS released a slew of draft 2014 tax forms. The new draft Form 1040 shows a new surtax line has been created for the payment of the individual mandate surtax – see line 61 of the 1040 above.

President Obama has repeatedly denied that the surtax is in fact actually a tax. The most prominent example was a heated exchange on ABC’s This Week in Sept. 2009, when George Stephanopoulos confronted Obama with a dictionary:

STEPHANOPOULOS: I -- I don't think I'm making it up. Merriam Webster's Dictionary: Tax -- "a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes."

OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Merriam's Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you're stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn't have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition. I mean what...

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, no, but...

OBAMA: ...what you're saying is...

STEPHANOPOULOS: I wanted to check for myself. But your critics say it is a tax increase.

OBAMA: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I'm taking over every sector of the economy. You know that.

Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we're going to have an individual mandate or not, but...

STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it's a tax increase?

OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion. [Transcript]

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TV Show For Kids Depicts Lesbian Couple Having A Late-term Abortion

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Via Daily Caller:

A TV show on the supposedly family friendly network ABC Family aired an episode of the show “The Fosters” depicting a lesbian couple getting a late-term abortion. [...]

On Monday night’s episode entitled “Mother,” 20-weeks-pregnant character Lena (played by “Rescue Me” actress Sherri Shaum) winds up in the hospital with pre-eclampsia and the diagnosis that she could die if she continues with the pregnancy. The doctor tells the couple they can induce labor and watch the baby die, or end the pregnancy. Lena and her wife Stef (played by “Meet the Parents” actress Terri Polo) decide to abort the baby in order to save Lena.

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Howard Stern gives epic defense of Israel... (Warning: Very strong language)

(by Bradford Thomas, TRITH REVOLT) -- When a caller attempted to blame Israel for the war with Hamas last week, SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern told him to “F*** off!” and then launched into an impassioned defense of Israel, saying “If you’re anti-Israel, then you’re anti-America” and arguing that Israel is “the only friend we have who’s willing to fight and stand up for what’s right.”   

The tense exchange began when the caller predicted that Stern would turn his back on Israel when Comedy Central host John Oliver was in the studio.

Stern: I’m not gonna change my tune. Israel’s at no fault.

Caller: Israel’s is at fault, actually.

Stern: F*** off! 

The caller then claimed that “Zionists run Israel,” at which point Stern cut him off:

Stern:  Oh, f*** off... I don’t want to listen to any anti-Semitism today. Jews get enough s**t all over the world. They get s**t on all the time. Jews are the indigenous people of that area. I’m sick of the bulls**t. And the Arabs don’t even want those Palestinians, otherwise they’d let them matriculate into their country. 

Stern eventually ended the call, saying, “you sicken me,” but added that being anti-Israel worked against the interests of America:

Stern: If you’re anti-Israel, then you’re anti-America. It’s the only democracy over there, it’s the only friend we have who’s willing to fight and stand up for what’s right.

After admitting that he lost his cool and let the caller “get under my skin,” he said he’s tired of reading “this bulls**t,” citing Pink Floyd’s anti-Israel Roger Waters, who he said “ought to shut his mouth too.” Stern then said that the problem was people were forgetting the history of Israel:

Stern: People forget history. Jews were being executed and killed, and they went over to Israel, this little sh*thole, which was a desert—it had nothing going on.  

Stern compared the drastic difference of the median income of Israelis, $30 thousand, and Palestinians, $2 thousand, as an example of the success of Israel despite living in the same region. He then pointed to the Palestinians' real problem: "They elected terrorists to run their country." 

Stern: But the Palestinians are mad at the Israelis, instead of being mad at the f***ing terrorists running their so-called country—who are raping the country, taking all the aide the United States actually gives to them. That they’re not angry with; they’re angry with Israel. [...] They elected terrorists to run their country. That’s the difference. Who do you support? Get off your f***ing high horse.

H/T TheBlaze.

No Joke: Obama Considering Flying Immigrants From Honduras Straight To The U.S. So They Don’t Have To Sneak Over Border…

(The New York Times) 

Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort in a nation reachable by land to the United States, the White House said, putting the violence in Honduras on the level of humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Vietnam, where such programs have been conducted in the past amid war and major crises.

Critics of the plan were quick to pounce, saying it appeared to redefine the legal definition of a refugee and would only increase the flow of migration to the United States. Administration officials said they believed the plan could be enacted through executive action, without congressional approval, as long as it did not increase the total number of refugees coming into the country.

By moving decisions on refugee claims to Honduras, the plan aims to slow the rush of minors crossing into the United States illegally from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, which has overwhelmed the border this year. More than 45,000 unaccompanied minors from those three nations have arrived since Oct. 1, straining federal resources to the point that some agencies will exhaust their budgets by next month, the secretary of Homeland Security has said.

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WaPost: Solar storm nearly caused catastrophe on Earth... Might have disabled everything that plugs into socket...

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(The Washington Post) -- On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.  These plasma clouds, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), comprised a solar storm thought to be the most powerful in at least 150 years.

“If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” physicist Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado tells NASA.

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RETURN OF JIM CROW: BIDEN GIVES RACIALLY-CHARGED NAACP SPEECH

AP/The Sacramento Bee:

LAS VEGAS -- Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections.

In a 31-minute speech to the civil rights group's annual convention in Las Vegas, Biden said there have been 83 attempts this year alone in 29 states to restrict voting rights. The measures stiffen requirements on identification needed to vote, or limit or end early voting.

"These moves to limit the right to vote are nothing more than pure politics, masquerading as attempts to combat corruption where there is none," Biden said.

Civil rights groups complain the measures make it harder for minorities to vote because they have less access to identification and depend more on early voting. Biden said if the laws had been in effect during the 2012 election and only six percent of black voters who cast their ballots had been unable to vote, President Obama would have lost Florida rather than narrowly winning the state.

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The Biggest Lesson Obama Failed to Learn from Bush...

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When crisis strikes, you've got to at least look like you give a damn

By Matt K. Lewis, TheWeek.com


President Obama surely has more than 99 problems — but here's one: He doesn't feel the need to even look like he gives a damn, even as parts of the world all but crumble on his watch.

Obama is obviously smart and emotionally evolved — and maybe that's why he's embraced the "no drama" ethos so tightly. He never looks worried. His face never evinces concern. His voice never quivers. His body language doesn't change. At all. He walks at the same languid pace regardless of the situation.

You might think this evenness is a good thing. Sometimes it is. But if there's a pressing geopolitical problem, it's not a good look for Obama to seem as unperturbed as he is on a Hawaiian holiday.

This is a lesson that Obama should have learned from his predecessor.

For all the substantive issues with George W. Bush's administration, there were also some major public relations miscues that caused Bush tremendous problems too. 

Read the full story at The Week

Stephen King Criticizes Christian, Tea Party Reaction to Border Crisis On Twitter And Gets Owned By Conservatives

By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post

Popular contemporary horror writer Stephen King got himself into a bit of hot water Tuesday when he criticized the Tea Party and Christians for not being charitable toward the illegal immigrant children at the border. Conservatives working to help the children volleyed right back, asking him what he was doing.

"Revised Tea Party Gospel: 'Suffer the little children come unto me. Unless they're undocumented kids from Central America,'" tweeted King Tuesday before adding: "Much easier to be a Christian when the little children aren't in your back yard, isn't it?"

Obama Locks Out the Press -- Again

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By Edward-Isaac Dovere and Josh Gerstein, Politico


SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama went to the West Coast to meet donors from two top Democratic super PACs, but the press wasn’t invited.

Tuesday, the reporters and photographers traveling with the president on Air Force One and in his motorcade were left on the gravel path not even within sight of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal’s house in the Seattle suburbs where Obama sat for a Senate Majority PAC fundraiser with a $25,000 entrance fee.

Wednesday morning, when he met with big donors for the House Majority PAC at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown San Francisco, they weren’t even told what room or floor he was on.

“We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president’s participation in them is fundamentally public in nature,” said Christi Parsons, the new president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “Denying access to him in that setting undermines the public’s ability to independently monitor and see what its government is doing. It’s of special concern as these events and the donors they attract become more influential in the political process.”

Despite constant complaints from the press corps and promises from White House officials, access to the president continues to be limited. The constantly repeated line that they’re running the “most transparent administration in history” tends to prompt snickers. Halfway through Obama’s West Coast swing, it’s tipping toward outrage.

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Florida teacher bans student from reading Bible: ‘He’s not permitted to read those books in my classroom’

(GOP The Daily Dose) -- A Florida family is demanding an apology from Broward County Public Schools after a teacher repeatedly told their fifth-grader he could not read the Bible during his “free reading” time.

12-year old Giovanni Rubeo frequently brought his Bible to school to read in his free time, but complied with his teacher, Swornia Thomas’ requests in February and March to put the book away. On April 8, however, he refused.

Rubeo’s father, Paul, had instructed his son that if Ms. Thomas or anyone else at the school told him he couldn’t read his Bible during the 90-minute free reading period, Giovanni should politely ask that they call his father.

Ms. Thomas called Paul Rubeo and left him a voicemail message.

“Giovanni called you because I asked him to,” Thomas said on the recording. “I noticed that he has a book—a religious book—in the classroom. He’s not permitted to read those books in my classroom.

“He said, if I told him to put it away, you said not to do that. So, please give me a call. I need to have some understanding on direction to him about the book he’s reading as opposed to the curriculum for public school.”

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HOLLYWOOD HORROR: OBAMA MOTORCADE TRAPS PREGNANT WOMAN IN LABOR

(by Oliver Darcy, TheBlaze) -- Witnesses say a pregnant woman in labor was prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to a hospital Wednesday because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade.

The unidentified woman was barred from walking the few hundred feet to the hospital for at least 30 minutes as authorities waited for the president’s motorcade to pass by, witness Carrie Clifford told TheBlaze early Thursday morning.

“I felt bad for her,” Clifford said. “It does happen when Obama comes to L.A. or I’m sure anywhere else. It paralyzes the city, it does make it complicated.”

“You can’t do the things you had set out to do because the president is in town,” she added.

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CLASS ACT: Laura Bush Responds to Michelle Obama’s Complaints About Not Being Paid (WATCH)

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(The Political Insider) -- Back on the campaign trail, in 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama complained numerous times about not being paid as First Lady:

At a campaign stop in Colorado on Wednesday, President Barack Obama attempted to win over women voters by complaining about how First Lady Michelle Obama did not receive a salary for her First Lady duties.

“I want to make sure that when she’s working she’s getting paid the same as men,” Obama said. “I gotta say that First Ladies right now don’t [get paid], even though that’s a tough job!”

Wow, such an attitude! Taxpayer funded vacations around the world, shopping sprees, private jets. But Michelle wants a salary, too!

FEC chair warns of chilling regulations, book ban on conservative publishers...

(Washington Examiner) -- The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan's new book, opening the door to future book regulations -- or even a ban.

“By failing to affirm this publisher’s constitutional right, statutory right, to disseminate a political book free from FEC conditions and regulations, we have effectively asserted regulatory jurisdiction over a book publisher,” warned Chairman Lee E. Goodman, one of three Republicans on the six-person FEC.

“That failure reveals a festering legal uncertainty and chill for the free press rights of books and book publishers to publish and disseminate political books free from government regulation,” he added.

His comments after the FEC OK'd Republican Ryan’s request to promote his new book, The Way Forward, were immediately and sharply rebuked by Democratic Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub. “No one is banning books,” she said.

Weintraub also hit Goodman for suggesting “that we are motivated by partisan bias, which is really not appreciated and untrue. I want to categorically deny that.”

The hard feelings continued after the morning session when Democrats on the commission refused to attend subsequent meetings, according to an insider.

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