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By Emily Miller
Billionaire gets mobbed by fans at CPAC
Topic - Traditional Values Coalition
While the media cheer the Obama administration and Senate Democrats as they exploit the Newtown, Conn., school massacre to push gun-control laws that would hamper law-abiding citizens, they won't connect some more obvious dots to another shooting.
"The American people continue to demand truth and accountability for this tragedy. To date, sadly, they have received neither," says a group of 24 conservative heavyweights in an open letter to Congress, urging members to support House Resolution 36, which would create a select committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Members of the Senate have many reasons to oppose the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, but criticism from LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) groups pushing their causes is not one of them. Senators should be more troubled by Mr. Hagel's opportunistic apology to his LGBT activist critics.
A sign of the times as Friday looms. An inventive Inside the Beltway reader - and federal employee - has developed a 99-cent smartphone application to offer his fellow federal employees "operating status" information about a potential government shutdown, should Republicans and Democrats continue to wrangle over the budget.
As the Obama administration hustles to fulfill the president's campaign promises to create equality for LGBT Americans, conservative groups are crying foul.
Social conservatives and pro-life activists are mobilizing against President-elect Barack Obama's pick Monday for the No. 3 Justice Department job, a lawyer who aided the effort to remove Terry Schiavo's feeding tube during the landmark right-to-die case four years ago.