At long last, President Obama seems to have run out of patience with the truculent Republicans who have rejected all of his overtures for a budget deal—just as Moody’s and other economic authorities again warned of the potentially catastrophic consequences of a debt default.
Following days of hype-work by the Bush administration to scare taxpayers into paying for Wall Street’s failures, support for the $700-billion bailout seems to be gaining steam. Analysts believe the final bailout plan, expected in a day or two, may look eerily similar to Bush’s initial proposal, with some slight changes.
“The Family Guy” spoofs the recent presidential debates and the superficiality of horse-race politics. Lois starts the debate badly, then realizes all she has to do to win over the crowd is repeatedly refer to 9/11 and Jesus.