Blog Best of The Week

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | February 28, 2014 | 3:47 PM EST

A look at the stories that made the ‘Best of The Week.’

How Are We ‘Fair’-ing With Holder?

This week U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a gathering of state attorneys-general at the Justice Department that they are sworn, not just to win cases, “but to see that justice is done” and to “seize the opportunities that are before us.”

You may have thought the legal system main purpose is to punish crime, but Holder disagrees. The legal system exists, he said, not just to settle disputes and punish wrong-doers, “but to answer the really fundamental questions about fairness and about equality that have always determined who we are and who we aspire to be, both as a nation and as a people.”

Abortion In Mississippi

Although whites outnumber blacks in Mississippi by nearly 2-to-1, 71.67% of the babies aborted in Mississippi are black, while 26.6% are white.

Based on data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39,052 black babies were killed by abortions in Mississippi between 1995 and 2010.  During that same time period, 14,529 white babies were aborted in the Magnolia State.

Reid Rants and Recants

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the floor of the Senate Wednesday and declared that all negative stories on ObamaCare are false, "there's plenty of horror stories being told, all of them untrue -- but they're being told all over America."

Reid went on to blame the Koch brothers for funding advertisements that make false claims about ObamaCare.

"They're all lying?" Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) office responded to Reid's remarks, producing dozens of local media clips featuring people whose premiums increased or had other problems related to ObamaCare.

Later in the day, Reid walk backed his statement saying, "I can't say that every one of the Koch brothers' ads are a lie, but I'll say this: Mr. President, the vast, vast majority of them are."

ObamaCare Gets A Laugh

A question from a resident: "I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2,500 per family. What happened?" led to an awkward silence followed by laughter at a public meeting in Mankato, Minnesota.

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Representatives Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Collin Peterson (R-Minn.) were there to answer questions at an agricultural symposium, but after this resident's predictable question on ObamaCare, each paused, shrugged, and looked as if they did not want to take the question.

Patriot Party

The Tea Party Patriots celebrated their 5-year anniversary this week with a special event. Among the speakers, Radio Host Mark Levin who talked about the effort the Tea Party members will have to make in the coming days and months.

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