Are you a Problem-Solving Voter? Take the – OK, there’s no quiz, but see if it sounds like you anyway. (If not, fuck you.)
According to President Obama, Republicans are to blame for recent political stalemates. It’s that kind of attitude that creates stalemates: acting like it’s all the other party’s fault and you have absolutely no influence over the process.
A guide to the new move on immigration that Obama made last week. If anyone thinks this is a slam-dunk for him, remember that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is crafting an immigration bill that could outdo the DREAM Act. Keep your eyes open.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) vows to do “the opposite” of everything Obama has done when it comes to Israel. I have a feeling that if he becomes president, given Israel’s (and, to a point, America’s) penchant for covert warfare, he might end up reneging.
While in Pennsylvania on their small-town bus tour, the Romtourage is turned back by protests led by former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA). Turned back? Because of protests by people who will never like you? Wuss.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has given up on winning the Republican presidential nomination, but his supporters are determined to put some of their ideas on the party platform. What good is a party platform when elected officials aren’t whipped? (Which I like.)
Congressional Republicans are wary of an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that could include more than the already disputed area in Nebraska. I bet they’re celebrating because they know what a potent political weapon that is.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) could wait to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt if Holder produces additional records related to the Fast and Furious scandal. And if Holder knows what’s good for his credibility, he’ll stop pretending this is a sideshow and produce the damn documents.
Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty doesn’t believe the eurozone will come up with a plan to resolve its debt crisis. Neither does anyone who disagrees with the euro on principle. Tell us something new.
The choice in Egypt: A former prime minister to ex-President Hosni Mubarak, and an Islamist, neither of whom will have much influence anyway. I won’t be booking tickets to Cairo any time soon.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and Jordanian King Abdullah II agree that the situation in Syria is very, very bad. Then they realized they were both powerless to stop it and went back to watching the soccer game.