So much for the Republican Party unifying behind an establishment vision of outreach and inclusion. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee unleashed a rant on the Republican National Committee winter meeting that blew up the collective skirts of Washington, and momentarily changed the subject from the expected-but-still-stunning indictment of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on corruption charges.
Linda Feldmann, White House correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, joined Julie Mason in the Press Pool to puzzle over the Huckaboom:
Rosalind Helderman of the Washington Post, continuing a standout performance covering the McDonnell saga, checked in with details of the 14-count indictment against the former governor and first lady. McDonnell, once touted as a likely Republican presidential contender, faces serious prison time if convicted.
Meanwhile in Switzerland, talks got underway among interested parties seeking a resolution of the long-running war in Syria. But as Karen Leigh of Syria Deeply told us, the start was not promising and not much is expected to happen.
Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News took a look at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ official bio and found some variations from her actual life story. Davis blamed her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott, for planting the story, but Slater told Julie the work was all his own.
This past week saw the release of a new Netflix documentary, Mitt, about two-time presidential campaign loser, Mitt Romney. Julie had wondered what Romney still had to tell us, but found the documentary strangely affecting. Her interview with director Greg Whiteley:
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