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House Republicans' idea of leadership: more kangaroo committees
House Republicans' idea of leadership: more kangaroo committees

House Republicans on Wednesday voted to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. At least she can rest assured that she’s not alone: Just about everyone else in the country has contempt for Congress too. The mood will likely worsen as we get closer to the midterm election and as the congressional kangaroo committees waste more valuable time and money chasing conspiracy theories instead of addressing crucial national needs. “Benghazi!” First, Lerner. It’s galling that the House is pursuing action against someone for invoking a constitutional right. Lerner was held in contempt for invoking her 5th...

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