Dem Senator Would Repeal Obamacare ‘Tomorrow’; Gun Production Surges; Democrats Run To Kerry’s Climate-Change Rescue; Holder’s Race-Based Punishment Plan Under Fire; Judge Slams DOJ Secrecy In Race Lawsuit – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 2-21-2014

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • A first Democratic Senator has indicated he thinks it might be time to scrap Obamacare. While legislators should work to fix the law in the meantime, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia told Beckley’s Register Herald that he would support getting rid of the law entirely. “I will vote tomorrow to repeal [the Affordable Care Act], but I want to fix the problems in it,” Manchin told an audience. Source: National Review… 

 

  • U.S. gun makers led by Sturm Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (SWHC) churned out a record number of firearms in 2012, government data show, continuing a trend of robust production during Democratic presidencies. Source: Bloomberg…

 

  • Democrats are lining up to defend Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim that climate change is a threat to national security in the face of conservative attacks. Over the weekend, Kerry delivered a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia, in which he said climate change was “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Source: National Journal…

 

  • A few weeks after the Federal Departments of Education and Justice sent letters to public schools advising them to discipline misbehaving students more or less harshly according to their race, two members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights are denouncing the policy favored by President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Source: The Daily Caller…

 

  • A Federal judge delivered a severe tongue-lashing to a Justice Department lawyer Thursday, slamming the Obama Administration for its handling of demands for government records in the libel lawsuit fired Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod filed against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. Source: POLITICO… 

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