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The Sleuth: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

Did Joe Wilson Violate House Rules?

Updated, 1:38 pm ET Regardless of how mortified Miss Manners would be, this much we know about Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.): he may well have violated House rules Wednesday night when he yelled "You lie!" at President Obama. The rules of decorum in the House explicitly state that a member cannot "call the president a 'liar.'" While Senate rules on decorum do not prohibit personal...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 10, 2009; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Olbermann Readies a Glenn Beck Muckfest

Updated, 11:50 pm UPDATE: It was less of a Smackdown and more of a 5th-grade style playground fight. MSNBC's Keith Olbermann did not deliver the goods he sought on his right-wing adversary, Glenn Beck. But he did make clear that in his view, Beck's attack on President Obama's green jobs czar, Van Jones, was all about "latent racism." Olbermann charged that the coordinated effort...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  September 8, 2009; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
 
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