Monday, October 28, 2013

Cutting Their Schedule?

Politico has an interesting tidbit that will get a lot of people upset about the Republican controlled House of Representatives:

For the first time in months, House Republicans are facing no immediate cataclysmic deadlines, and GOP leaders are struggling to come up with an agenda to fill the 19 legislative days that are left in 2013.
Need evidence? The House votes Monday evening and will finish its work week Wednesday. After that, the House is out of session until Nov. 12. Internally, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and senior Republicans aren’t discussing coming back early from the scheduled recess, but instead, they are wondering if they’ll cancel some of the remaining days in session....

Rachel Maddow noted that this House of Representatives is on schedule to be the least active in recent history with less bills passed than previous sessions. I guess the Republicans are running out of post offices to name.

**** Rachel also noted that Rand Paul's speech in Virginia today was plagiarized from the Wikipedia entry on Gattaca (see