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Daniel Weiss causes some jaws to drop at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.


Environmental advocate: Obama and Christ are a lot alike

Daniel Weiss causes some jaws to drop at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

President Barack Obama is a lot like Jesus Christ.

That’s according to Daniel J. Weiss, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress Action Fund, who testified as such Thursday morning before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Weiss was the president’s only defender on the panel of experts called to discuss Obama’s “all of the above‚?Ě energy strategy.

If newspapers had been around when Jesus walked on water, the headlines would have read, “Jesus can’t swim.‚?Ě I think that is how the president is being treated, Weiss said.

The comment caused some jaw dropping among members of the congressional panel.

“I am certainly not going to compare anyone to the Lord,‚?Ě Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Penn.) responded.

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Audrey Hudson is an award-winning investigative journalist whose enterprise reporting has sparked numerous congressional investigations that led to laws signed by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. She won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for Public Service in 2009 for her report on dangerous drug experiments by the federal government on war veterans, which prompted internal investigations and needed reforms within the Veterans Affairs Department. The report also captured first place for investigative reporting by the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a finalist of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Webby Awards for news and politics. Her breaking stories have been picked up and followed by major news publications and periodicals, including Readers Digest, Washington Monthly, and The Weekly Standard, as well as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Washington Post. With nearly 20 years of experience in Washington as a newspaper reporter and as a Capitol Hill staffer for Western lawmakers, she will now lead Human Events‚?? coverage of energy and environmental issues. A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Hudson has worked inside the Beltway for nearly two decades -- on Capitol Hill as a Senate and House spokeswoman, and most recently at The Washington Times covering Congress, Homeland Security, and the Supreme Court. Audrey‚??s email is AHudson@EaglePub.Co