Another jobs report that fell short of expectations. I believe this is the second or third month in a row with results like this, so you can start worrying now.
President Obama kicks off his re-election campaign with rallies in “must-win states.” I must say I find it depressing that an incumbent president would not apply this standard to all the states. Or any candidate, for that matter.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), by talking about how everyday folks on the campaign trail tell him about their struggles, essentially admits that he doesn’t know what that’s like. Which, by his standards, is refreshing honesty.
The controversy over Chen Guangcheng is muddled by the fact that he changed his mind about how he wants the U.S. to help him. I’ll cover this in greater depth tomorrow, but it must be said that the U.S. doesn’t owe him a commitment to do whatever he wants them to do, as much as I’m on his side about China.
Someone astutely points out that if Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN) loses the primary contest against some asshole who I can’t be bothered to name, the Democrats might actually run a candidate for that seat. And that’s not to mention the credibility, experience and sensibility they’d be losing.
The House actually reaches an agreement on a fairly sensible economic program! Mark this date for posterity, kids. You might not see this again for a long time.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is open to Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) immigration plan, but is concerned that it doesn’t make any major systemic changes to immigration policy. Yeah, neither does your party’s version.
Even the Supreme Court isn’t immune to shifts in public opinion; they stand at 52 percent approval. I guarantee that most of this is due to diametrically opposing fears about how they’ll rule on Obamacare.
Disgraced ex-Canadian media mogul Conrad Black is welcomed home with a temporary resident permit. I hate to say this, but as little as I want either of them back in Canada, legally speaking, Omar Khadr has more of a right to be here than Black does.
Libya’s new government is pro-free speech – unless it’s pro-Gaddafi. And that’s why you should never blindly trust the anti-despots.
The Putin Presidential Paradox: He technically has more power, but less people are willing to let him wield it without a fight. Just get a few tigers shipped to the Kremlin for him to fight, that’ll shut them up good.