Live And Local With Kevin Wall 07/11/13: Senator Rand Paul, Insider Threats, And The Gripe Line
CBS LAS VEGAS- CBS LAS VEGAS- A showdown approaching, the Senate’s top party leaders clashed in unusually personal terms on Thursday over the confirmation – or lack of it – of President Barack Obama’s top-level appointments. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., went first, saying Republican obstruction is denying Obama the right to have his team in place. He added it could be said that Republican leader Mitch McConnell had broken his word about permitting confirmations. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talks about this power grab from Senator Harry Reid and why he didn’t vote for the Senate’s Immigration Reform bill.
President Obama asked federal agencies to launch a campaign requiring government workers to monitor the behavior of their colleagues. Then the government worker must report potential leakers under the threat of prosecution. President Obama started this program in 2011 because of Army Private First Class Bradley Manning leaked classified documents to Wikileaks.
The Gripe Line