In the wake of the JPMorgan scandal, President Obama demands implementation of banking regulations he signed two years ago. How much better would the government look if they stopped having that long of a grace period to do their job?
Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to sabotage the economy to hurt Obama’s re-election hopes. If that’s what they’re doing, they’d better hope Americans are too dumb to notice when Congress is being ridiculous. (They’re not.)
Joe Ricketts, the man behind the leaked Obama/Wright ad campaign – I call him the Ten-Million-Dollar Asshole, named for the amount of money in that campaign’s budget – donated to everyone in the GOP presidential race. Want proof that wealth doesn’t guarantee job creation? Here it is.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett demands verification of Obama’s birth certificate, on the grounds that “a constituent” doesn’t believe it’s real. If you asked Obama, do you think he’d want to be on the ballot in Arizona?
Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) promises greater engagement with NATO partners, while offering no specific policy promises beyond reversing automatic defense cuts. Hands up, anyone who trusts him on foreign policy. Anyone? Bueller?
Romney also vows to approve the Keystone XL pipeline the second he becomes president. In fact, he’s so serious about getting it built that he will hire his own illegals to build it.
A profile of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the top-ranking Republican woman in Congress. I like that she has found a way to appeal to women with free-market rhetoric, but it would be nice if she understood that some of those women don’t or won’t have children.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) agrees to revisit a rule that would exempt cargo airlines from rules preventing pilot fatigue. Because a tired pilot who carries stuff risks an accident less than a tired pilot who carries passengers? Dumb.
Shit gets real in Quebec, where protests continue and the government has obviously run out of options. And this is why the rest of us act Canadian and not European.
A European bank approves 1 billion euros for reconstruction efforts in Arab Spring nations. Odds that most of it will fund something less than reconstructive? Five to one.
Brits love the monarchy more now than in decades! I can’t tell if these polls measure support or just fascination.