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“I recognize that nearly half of the county supported another candidate. My job begins today and I’m committed to doing this job the right way,” he said during a press conference after the election.

AND THE LADIES ENGAGE

Twitter can be, uh, scintillating. What follows is a brief clash of the titan-esses, all done in 140 chracters or less, between the succinct Townhall.com news editor and Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich, versus the very clever party culture maven Betsy Rothstein, of the Daily Caller. Ms. Pavlich was irked at Ms. Rothstein for suggesting that the Brietbart News CPAC after-party “had an orgy vibe.” And here’s what followed, Twitter patois intact, in a repartee that lasted some seven minutes on Wednesday afternoon:

“Wow @betsyscribeindc uses an anonymous source to smear ppl at CPAC party as ‘would be orgy’ participants. (Pavlich)

“Where’s the smear? I don’t see it at all Katie. You can be overly sensitive if you want. That’s your choice. (Rothstein)

“And you can call serious writers at a party ‘would be orgy participants’ all you want, keep up the garbage (Pavlich)

“Thanks for the permission slip. Clearly I was waiting for you to give me the ok. Oh wait, you’re not my editor. Imagine that.” (Rothstein)

“I’m not your editor because I don’t work at a trashy tabloid that used to be a decent news outlet. Take care” (Pavlich)

“You ‘take care’ Katie. No one sought your approval. And who cares if you don’t like The Daily Caller? Free world.” (Rothstein)

MR. JOHNSON TO CAPITOL HILL

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson pays a call on the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday to go over President Obama’s FY 2015 budget, and all the implications therein.

“The president’s budget again shows that his priorities do not match up with the American people’s. Ultimately, his proposal increases fees to taxpayers, travelers and businesses while decreasing the overall budget for securing the homeland,” says Rep. Mike McCaul, Texas Republican and committee chairman.

“Americans know the borders are not secure and yet the administration is aiming to decrease funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement by almost $250 million — including the reduction of detention beds by almost 3,500 — and wants to cut the Coast Guard by more than $300 million, resulting in fewer ships interdicting drugs and potential criminals bound for the United States,” the lawmaker observes.

“Meanwhile, the president increases funding for more bureaucracy, including throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at a new headquarters instead of spending precious funds on keeping Americans safe.” he adds.

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