As usual, the latest jobs report makes two out of three parties happy: Democrats get higher job gains, Republicans get a higher unemployment rate and people who understand this get a migraine.
Happy 51st birthday to President Obama, who plans to celebrate by playing more golf. That’s how you know this job has aged him: Four years ago, he would have called up a few Team USA rejects to play basketball.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) captures the coveted “stupid rich slut” vote with an endorsement from Jenna Jameson. You just heard Hollywood’s entire political establishment buck-snorting with laughter.
Sheldon Adelson’s company is under investigation for money laundering. You just heard me buck-snorting with laughter.
Romney demands that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) “put up or shut up” re: his accusations of Romney not paying taxes. Even young idealistic Democrats have said basically this to Reid, so, yes. He should.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis encourages Congress to “do more” to speed up the job market. Why do I feel like her version of “more” is “whatever Obama has repeatedly snarked on Congress for not doing?”
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) complains that Obama “has never had a real job.” Newsflash: “Attorney” and “professor” are generally considered “real jobs” in D.C.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) demands to know who has been sending official government e-mails with their personal addresses. When I first clicked on the headline, I half-expected a crackdown on the use of government addresses to send funny cat videos. That I would have appreciated.
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) puts forward a bill that would put a federal price on carbon emissions. Enjoy these two sentences while you can, because they’re the last you’ll ever hear of this legislation.
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore is perhaps the only cabinet minister to cast doubt on the environmental promises made by the company behind the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Expect him to be washing the prime minister’s socks for a living by the end of this week.
Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi says arming Syrian rebels would “destabilize” the region. Wouldn’t want to disturb the stability of the death rate, now would we?