Everyone Hates Obama’s Pay Freeze Plan… Except Republicans

From Talking Points Memo:

The early reviews of President Obama’s plan to freeze federal worker pay are in — and it gets a resounding “F” from just about everybody outside of GOP leadership.

Michael Linden, a budget expert at the liberal Center for American Progress, said the plan is small potatoes that risks driving away valuable civil servants with little budgetary upside.

“Bluntly doing it this way, we risk cutting off our nose to spite our face,” Linden said in a phone interview. “We risk not hiring good people, we risk not giving a raise to people who deserve a raise, and we miss not cutting the pay of those who deserve a pay cut.”

GOP Rep. asks Clinton to declare WikiLeaks a ‘foreign terrorist organization’

From RawStory:

A key Republican Congressman from New York has a new definition for the word “terrorism” that doesn’t require the use of violence or even fear.

All that’s needed to be a terrorist, according to Rep. Peter King, the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is a website revealing inconvenient information.

That’s why King sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday, demanding that whistleblower website WikiLeaks be deemed a “foreign terrorist organization” and it’s founder declared a terror ringleader.