Best of The Week (4/11/14)

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | April 11, 2014 | 2:56 PM EDT

In a look at the stories that have made the B’est of The Week.’

Committee Calls Contempt

A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) had some critical comments for Republicans at the committee hearing, "Today is not about Lois Lerner or the alleged inappropriate tactics she may have employed," Speier told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday. "Today is about protecting the integrity and the credibility of this committee."

Speier accused committee Republicans of fabricating a "vast conspiracy" around a "mid-level bureaucrat who may have made some poor decisions."

Minimum Wage Rage

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Republicans who oppose increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour are “standing on the throat of the economy.”

“So what are the Republicans doing when they won’t vote for the minimum wage?” Miller said. “They’re standing on the throat of our economy.”

Basketball Star “Starving”

University of Connecticut basketball guard Shabazz Napier says sometimes there’s “hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food.”

But all UConn students have “unlimited access” to resident dining units that offer "all-you-care-to-eat."

“Like I said, there are hungry nights that I go to bed and I am starving. So something can change, something should change,” Napier told Fox Sports while discussing the National Labor Relations Board ruling that athletes from Northwestern can unionize.

A Matter of Trust

The people of North Dakota put more trust and confidence in their state government than people in any other state, while the people of Illinois put the least.

In polling done in June through September 2013, Gallup asked at least 600 people in each state this question: "How much trust and confidence do you have in the government of the state where you live when it comes to handling state problems--a great deal, a fair amount, not very much or none at all?

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