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Ex-Benghazi investigator sues Trey Gowdy for discrimination and defamation

Source: MSNBC

A former investigator for the House Benghazi Committee filed a federal lawsuit against the committee Monday, opening a new chapter in legal skirmishes over the Benghazi attacks and subsequent investigations.

Last month, Brad Podliska, an Air Force Reserve major, alleged the Benghazi committee terminated him based on his military obligations and his refusal to advance an agenda targeting Hillary Clinton. Now, Podliska is detailing those charges in court in a new filing that alleges Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy broke the law by defaming him in their public battle over Podliska’s firing.

Gowdy previously said Podliska was terminated partly for mishandling classified information.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/ex-benghazi-investigator-sues-trey-gowdy-discrimination-and-defamation

Romney dissed Trump-How long before Trump attacks Romney?

Romney did an op ed in the Washington Post yesterday on ISIS and was on the Today Show this morning. Romney was asked and implied that he did not think that Trump could handle ISIS. When asked about Carson and Trump, Romney stated that there are two or three candidates in the GOP field who could win a general election and these people could deal with ISIS. Romney was asked who would be better fighting ISIS-Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump and Romney only attack Clinton but did not comment on Trump's ability.

I suspect that Trump will consider this to be an insult and we can expect some attacks later today

Is Mitt running?-Mitt has editorial in Washington Post today on Islamic State and Obama

There was speculation last week about the GOP field being so weak that Romney may get into the race. Today in the Washington Post, Mitt has an editorial entitled Mitt Romney:

Mitt Romney: Obama must wage war on the Islamic State, not merely harass it

The last three paragraphs of this editorial are the type of BS that you would expect if Romney was thinking about getting into the race
The West must stop the insanity of welcoming hundreds of thousands of people from the Middle East without knowing who exactly they are. Women, children and the elderly, perhaps, but not thousands upon thousands of single young men.

Only America can lead this war, and that leadership means being willing to devote whatever resources are required to win — even boots on the ground. We have the best-equipped and most dedicated military for good reason. The president must stop trying to placate his political base by saying what he won’t do and tell Americans what he will do.

We must do what it takes.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/11/15/mitt-romney-obama-must-wage-war-on-the-islamic-state-not-merely-harass-it/ With Jeb! falling apart and the rest of the GOP field of clowns being pitiful, it appears that Mitt Romney may want to jump in.

Breaking: 3-Judge Court Keeps Texas Redistricting Plan in Place, for Now

The good news is that the Texas primary will be on Super Tuesday and the bad news is that we are stuck with the same gerrymandered districts for one more cycle http://electionlawblog.org/?p=77373 If the panel had struck down the current gerrymandered districts, the March 1 primary would have to be moved just like in 2012.
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