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TheDC Morning: When will the injustice end?

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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1.) When will the injustice end? — In Britain, barbarism rules. The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Robby Soave reports:

“Taxpayer advocates have complained about waste and abuse in Washington, D.C., but across the Atlantic, British lawmakers are arguing that they should have cheaper alcohol in their parliamentary pubs. British taxpayers already subsidize the food and drinks of Members of Parliament to the tune of 5.8 million pounds per year, but now British MPs want to link the prices of drinks to pubs outside of central London to make them cheaper. MPs began calling for cheaper alcohol after the catering managers for the House of Commons made a request to raise food prices for the first time in three years, due to increasing costs.”

Winston Churchill wouldn’t even recognize the country anymore.

2.) Benghazi accountability cometh? — Let the whistle blowing commence. TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports:

“Two ‘whistle-blowers’ — who have never before spoken publicly about what really happened when the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi was attacked on Sept. 11, 2012 – are expected to testify before a House committee in a much-anticipated appearance Wednesday. Four Americans died in the Benghazi attacks, including Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling its hearing, ‘Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage.’ It’s set to take place Wednesday morning at the Rayburn House Office Building.”

3.) Penn as president — Finally, the question no one has asked is finally answered: What would Penn Jillette have done if he were president on Sept. 11, 2001? TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein reports: 

“Magician Penn Jillette, a vocal libertarian, admits his first reaction to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks would not have been ideal had he been president. ‘If I’d been in Bush or Cheney’s position, first thing I would do was pass out, vomit and shit myself because I’m not a strong person to have that position,’ he told The Daily Caller in an extensive interview from the Rio Hotel and Casino about his libertarian worldview. (The first part of the interview can be read here.) Jillette is the loud and imposing half of the illusionist act ‘Penn & Teller.’ In recent years, he has used his fame to become one of the most prominent libertarians in the country.”

Ah, the old vomit and pass out strategy. It’s a classic leadership technique. Read the rest of the final part of TheDC’s interview with Jillette, which focuses on foreign policy.

4.) Not all who wander are lost  It turns out that if you walk long enough, the Appalachian Trail does eventually lead to Congress.  TheDC’s Alexis Levinson reports:

“Mark Sanford is Washington-bound. The former South Carolina governor won redemption Tuesday night when he clinched a win against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch to become the next U.S. representative. CNN called the race about an hour-and-a-half after polls closed, and The Associated Press called it a few minutes later.”

Considering Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina presidential primary, perhaps it is no surprise that Sanford’s indiscretions were not disqualifying.

5.) Tweet of Yesterday — Ari Fleischer: I guess the Appalachian Trail does lead to somewhere.

6.) Today in North Korean News –BREAKING: “Society for Study of Kimilsungism-Kimgjongilism Inaugurated in Russia”

VIDEO: Brit Hume says there is ‘no way’ for Hillary Clinton to escape responsibility for Benghazi 

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