It was a busy week in Washington, D.C., so the Washington Free Beacon has assembled this sensible but timely guide to the week’s events.
The Senate eased itself back in to its hyper-partisan fervor after its Presidents Day break.
Jack Lew fought off paper tigers to be confirmed as treasury secretary with fairly broad support (71-26).
Chuck Hagel endured a Republican filibuster to be confirmed as defense secretary despite a bloody confirmation process in which he was stabbed in the front and the back.
Forty-one Republicans who love America voted against the confirmation.
The biggest news was that Rand Paul voted in favor of Hagel.
Sequestration welcomes us to March. Easter is also in March.
The Obama Administration released illegal immigrant detainees and blamed it on sequestration.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan cried wolf, saying teachers were already receiving pink slips and that as many as 40,000 educators could be laid off…
…but the Washington Post put the Education Secretary in a clown suit.
Bob Woodward took aim at another White House and complained an Obama official told him he would “regret” writing a Washington Post op-ed critical of the administration.
For two days afterward, smart people on Twitter showed how petty they were.