You just knew this was coming: Although failing to raise the debt ceiling by the early August deadline would plunge the United States into a sea of uncertainty, the government might be able to pay the bills and avoid a default on obligations for longer than expected, economic analysts said. As lawmakers and President Obama […]

Obama saying FDR was a fiscal conservative is kind of like Michael Moore calling Debbie Stabenow “svelte.” It’s a matter of personal perspective. Even still, Obama’s really getting off the rails these days: By way of direct comparison, Obama probably does consider FDR a fiscal conservative, and maybe based only on that one-on-one categorization he’s […]

Oh heck, let’s go ahead and make this the Prayer of the Year: Take that, Ricky Bobby!

Jennifer Rubin at the WaPo: A Republican aide e-mails me: “The Speaker, Sen. Reid and Sen. McConnell all agreed on the general framework of a two-part plan. A short-term increase (with cuts greater than the increase), combined with a committee to find long-term savings before the rest of the increase would be considered. Sen. Reid […]

Last week, eight smaller banks paid off $103.3 million of the money they borrowed from Treasury as part of the Capital Purchase Program — part of the financial bailout (TARP). Well, sort of: In finance and banking you always have to read the fine print. And if you go back to the report, you’ll notice […]

From Face the Nation this morning: On Sunday, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he had six words of warning for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): “If you break it, you own it.” Democrat math at its finest. I figured it was possible that The Hill paraphrased wrong, so I found the CBS transcript, […]

“And bring me more grapes while you’re at it!” Last night (or early this morning as it were) I wrote a little at Michelle’s place about the breakdown of the Obama/Boehner debt ceiling talks. If you saw the president’s hastily constructed press conference, it was classic Obama: Scaring the old and the poor as well […]

A flashback to a couple of years ago from the guy who looks down on us “deniers” because of our inferior education on all matters of science: ***** More proof that Al Gore’s either prone to wild exaggeration or is just a moron — possibly a little of both. That’s the same Gore who’s now […]

Gods of comedy be praised! In a story about Anothony Weiner’s rehab at Dick Tweeters Anonymous it’s revealed that he might be thinking about writing a book: Up until now, Weiner “didn’t fully comprehend” how destructive his online exhibitionistic tendencies were, the friend said. “He was totally in denial. He was saying he may be […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Indonesia — Bali specifically — and she wowed ‘em… I mean really wowed ‘em: Wow. Hang tight, Bill, she’ll be home soon! Somewhere a booth at an Asian massage parlor is missing a curtain. I’m thinking maybe there was a little bit of this action on the plane: […]

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