President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) argue over the difference between outsourcing and offshoring American jobs. I think you’re pissing off a lot of American workers either way, right?
Obama continues his efforts to maintain whatever lock on the youth vote he has left by demanding an extension of a student loan interest rate cut, again. One plan to pay for it includes requiring federal workers to pay more into their pensions. Can that include members of Congress? Please?
The White House suggests that their “reforms” are responsible for stronger banks. You mean, the ones who were downgraded by Moody’s last week? The ones that were never really reformed in a meaningful way, just bailed out? Spare us, please.
Upward trends in Iowa’s agricultural sector could shift the presidential vote there in a new direction. Or voters there will be smart enough to see that crop price movements mean more for their economy than federal politics. Your call.
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) cautioned congressional Republicans not to “gloat” if the Supreme Court rules against all or part of Obamacare. He then showed them where he was hiding the champagne. Probably.
While pharmaceutical products go without a national inspection strategy, Congress gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new powers to regulate medical smartphone apps. I’m not sure I’d want any medical professional to treat me using their iPhone.
POLITICO’s White House correspondent Joe Williams is suspended for suggesting that Romney is more “comfortable” around white people. We had a long talk about this at work. Romney’s problem isn’t that he’s too white. His problem is that he’s beige.
Canada is preparing a possible entry into the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would also include the U.S. and China. Because closer economic ties with China are still a good thing. Apparently.
Iranian exiles in Paris hold a huge rally against the Iranian regime. Because that’ll mean something to the regime or anyone else. Apparently. (I’ll stop phrasing my snark that way, I promise.)
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is ousted by his own parliament. Here in Canada, when we have a minority government, we call that an “inevitability.”