Not since George W. Bush complained that the problem with the American economy was that “too many of our imports come from abroad” has such hilarious use of the English language been on display.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and Senate and House Republican leaders have announced their selections for the deficit-reduction "super committee." The 12-person council will attempt to cut about $1.5 trillion in federal spending over the next decade. (more)
Still foggy on the basics of this week's debt and deficit deal? The Guardian has published a no-nonsense guide explaining the meaning and function of the congressional "super committee," the "trigger," the "balanced budget amendment" and more, including the deal's potential future.
Nevada's leading Senate candidate, who wants to return to the barter system, makes Sarah Palin sound like an intellectual, but they share a nostalgia for a golden age that never was.
With more Senate Democrats urging Harry Reid to revive the public option and pass health care reform through budget reconciliation, the Senate majority leader said Republicans "should stop crying about reconciliation as if it's never been done before." Reid said the maneuver is used nearly every year, usually by Republicans.
Forgive me if I am neither shocked nor outraged at Harry Reid's comments about Barack Obama's skin. What I would find stunning is evidence that his assessment was anything but accurate.
The progressive Democrats in Congress have had just about enough of all this bipartisanship, especially if it means scrapping a public health care plan Rahm Emanuel recanted his hint of compromise to a room full of hopping-mad House liberals Tuesday night Earlier, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made it clear that losing a public option was a deal-breaker for 10 to 15 Senate Democrats.
Yes, Keith Olbermann and other pundits (paging Anderson Cooper) had a field day with the right wing's adoption of "tea bagging" as the driving metaphor behind their Tax Day protests. But no, the double entendres didn't start "on the blogs," as Bill O'Reilly's "nice lady" guest Amanda Carpenter suggested on his show.