13 Feb 2009

Friday Exhale

End of a long week. Take a moment to exhale…

13 Feb 2009

The Audacity Of Nope

The House has passed the revised stimulus bill by a vote of 246-183-1. Full roll call of the vote can be found here. Rep. George Miller summed up a bit of the disgust at Minority Leader Boehner (R-PermaTan) and the GOP strategy of just saying “no” to the American public:Today when this country cries out to help this economy, to help America’s families who are unemployed, who are losing

13 Feb 2009

Toxic Profits: DPC Demands Answers On KBR’s Sodium Dichromate Leak

The Democratic Policy Committee is still pushing for answers and accountability on the sodium dichromate leak issue in Iraq. You’ll recall that Halliburton subsidiary KBR was in charge of operations at a water facility in Iraq when this happened:KBR’s employees and American military personnel at the facility are all alleged to have been exposed to sodium dichromate:

13 Feb 2009

The False “Bipartisanship” Conundrum

Joe Klein continues to eat his Wheaties:

Obama should now understand that the Republicans are not reliable partners–at least, not for the moment. Most are stuck in the contentious past, rutted in Reaganism, intent on taking a Hooverist course on the economy…

13 Feb 2009

President Obama’s Speech At The Lincoln Dinner in Springfield, IL

Here’s the text of President Obama’s speech at the Lincoln Association dinner in Springfield, IL, transcribed by the WH press office. Thought some folks would be interested in the read — it’s well-written and thought-provoking. How nice t be able to type those words about a presidential speech again.

13 Feb 2009

Ooooooh….SNAP! Axelrod Hands Cheney And Rove Their STFU Papers

This is a fine way to wake up. In an interview with the WaPo’s Lois Romano, Obama top advisor David Axelrod politely yet firmly hands Cheney and Rove their STFU papers.

12 Feb 2009

Oh, Karl? You Might Want To Keep Luskin On Retainer…

Well, isn’t THIS interesting: A federal prosecutor investigating the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys during the Bush administration has issued a subpoena to former senator Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) and is preparing to interview key witnesses…

12 Feb 2009

Batten Down The Economic Hatches

You know world financial markets are roiling when Dubai is having trouble: No one knows how bad things have become, though it is clear that tens of thousands have left, real estate prices have crashed and scores of Dubai’s major construction projects have been suspended or canceled….

11 Feb 2009

Humor Me

Making me giggle: Sadly, No! pwns Donald Luskin. Put down all liquids before reading. Thers. He funny. Just go read Wolcott. bwahaha. Here, too. You’ll thank me later.John Cole. Smackdown. And another. Like shooting goobers in a barrel….

11 Feb 2009

President Obama’s Remarks On Infrastructure And The Economy In Fairfax Virginia

President Obama spoke today in Fairfax, Virginia, regarding the economy and infrastructure issues.   He made a bit of news about Caterpiller earlier today. His office sent an advance copy of his remarks as prepared for delivery — thought folks might like a read