In case polls have any bearing on your opinion of how an election is going (and they really shouldn’t), President Obama’s chances are improving in swing states.
Meanwhile, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) releases another tax return, in case that has any bearing on your opinion of him (and it really shouldn’t).
He also releases his health records. Why, I have no idea, but by all means enjoy reading about his colonoscopies.
Back to taxes, your required reading for this Sunday: Matthew Yglesias arguing in favor of keeping taxes on investment income low. It makes sense, assuming the person taking that income in actually does use it to create jobs for other people, and not on crap like car elevators and dancing horses.
Retirees aren’t buying what Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is selling. I do have to give him credit for trying, though.
The White House prepares to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Indonesia, part of “a region rattled by China’s growing territorial assertiveness.” But they’re not trying to contain China. No sirree.
BREAKING: People high up in the U.S. government enjoy the services of prostitutes. If you find that surprising, welcome to Earth.
A summary of everything Congress did in the last week of its session: stopgap bill, two doomed-to-fail bills, statement on a proposed ethics charge, meaningless resolution. What it didn’t do: anything that justifies their salaries. Big surprise, right?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is fine with letting the payroll tax cut expire if it means a focus on overhauling the tax code. You know, Nance, that idea might have meant something last year.
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) have their first debate. At this point, I wouldn’t care if McCaskill wrote every stopgap bill, if it meant keeping the other moron out of the Senate.
Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL) is ready to take all the troops out of Afghanistan due to financial and personal costs. Anyone but me think of this as a watershed moment of sorts?
Proponents of the Canadian Wheat Board prepare to take their case to the Supreme Court. And if the court backed the idea of forcing farmers to sell their grain to one company, I honestly would not be surprised.
Israel and Iran slam each other for having nuclear programs. I maintain my contention that they have different intentions, but Israel would save a lot of aggravation by declaring their weapons status before Iran does.
I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant: War Zone Edition. For real.