President Obama wants you all to remember that he bailed out the auto companies. He also killed bin Laden. And expanded health insurance. And bailed out the auto companies. And killed bin Laden. And expanded health insurance. And bailed out the auto companies. And killed bin Laden. And expanded health insurance. Got it?
Vice President Biden speaks out of turn in regards to letting the Bush tax cuts for upper-income Americans expire. Either he or Obama could talk about letting them expire all they want, but you know at least 15 House Republicans are already drafting legislation to extend them permanently.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) on Ohio: They need to win it. I am awestruck by the originality and insight of this strategy.
But if his method of doing everything everyone else does when it comes to state-by-state campaigning bugs you, let this poll be your consolation, or at least a distraction.
Romney wants Obama to decide whether or not China should be labeled a currency manipulator. I’m sorry, I know he’s in the habit of bloviating about China whenever he gets the opportunity, but do you believe for a minute that Romney would do anything that carries a conceivable risk of a trade war?
Everybody should read this blog post from Chris from Texas on where to find worthwhile cuts in defense spending. There’s no way Romney could read this and continue with his no-cuts-ever approach.
Brad Pitt criticizes the War on Drugs. I don’t disagree with him at all, but can’t messages like this come from people who know how government works and have the power to affect change within it, instead of greasy past-their-prime celebs?
The silly season ends (continues?) with a bang, literally. If you a) aren’t the least bit surprised by this and b) disturbed by your lack of surprise, I feel your pain.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper admits that selling a private Canadian oil company to a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) is “very different” than other international acquisitions. No shit.
Iran says it’s ready to be “flexible” about its nuclear program. Theories: 1. They’re bluffing. 2. They’re giving up on isolationism earlier than expected in an effort to contain domestic unrest. I’m thinking we should start a betting pool on which of these theories is likelier to play out in reality.
The Nobel Committee apparently forgot about separatist movements in multiple European nations when they were agreeing to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union (EU). Weren’t they praised for keeping the continent together? Doesn’t that make this interesting?