Today Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, the country’s top law enforcement official gave the public notice of his departure. A sad and disappointing day for me to have an honorable man leave public life when so few occupy pollute national politics. – Read the full article
According to the Register Guard, the Koch brothers affiliate Freedom Partners has withdrawn their October ad buys in support of Monica Wehby, the Republican nominee running against Democratic incumbent Jeff Merkley.
The article notes the withdrawn support immediately follows a Rassmussen poll that shows Merkley leading Wehby by 13 points. – Read the full article
In 2006 Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. That law requires the Postal Service to prefund 75 years of potential benefit obligations, and spells out in detail the amounts that must be given to the treasury year by year for that mandate:
“(3)(A) The United States Postal Service shall pay into such Fund–“(i) $5,400,000,000, not later than September 30, 2007;
“(ii) $5,600,000,000, not later than September 30, 2008;
“(iii)$5,400,000,000, not later than September 30, 2009;
[etc. – Read the full article
I’m just going to copy and paste this story directly from the recc’d list at Daily Kos, with some commentary below the story.
The author is Old Redneck and the title is She couldn’t stop crying and hugging everyone in sight . – Read the full article
Governor Voldemort has been wreaking havoc in the United States since the mid-1980s at least. He was Chairman and CEO of the company that had to pay the largest fraud settlement in US History (it cost Columbia/HCA more than 2 billion dollars). – Read the full article
This is pathetic, even by Fox standards: Evidently, after Salon’s Eric Stern exposed Sean Hannity’s ACA shoppers as completely bogus, Megyn Kelly decided she wasn’t getting caught in that trap. In a segment on her new show, the Kelly File, instead of thoroughly vetting her guests, she just issued a disclaimer, as Newshounds reports:
Megyn Kelly announced at the beginning of her “Kelly File exclusive” last night that she wasn’t certain that the people she was presenting as Obamacare victims really had lost their insurance plans and their doctor because of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). – Read the full article
Besides actually looking like the gatekeeper to hell, Charles Krauthammer sounds as uncaring as the devil, himself. He had this to say on Obamacare:
But the strategy here is to hook Americans on the subsidized health insurance. They just announced they’re going to spend a whole lot of money on that. – Read the full article
Step 1 – Gather together a group of close-minded, bigoted male friends for a meeting.
Step 2 – In said meeting, make decisions about body parts that you don’t even have.
Step 3 – Also in said meeting, do not allow input from the public or medical professionals. – Read the full article
This morning, Paul Ryan released a rehashed version of the “Path to Prosperity” – and it’s nearly identical to the Romney/Ryan economic blueprint roundly rejected by Americans in November. Medicare is turned into a voucher system, Medicaid is block-granted to the states, Obamacare is repealed, marginal tax rates are lowered. – Read the full article
“I’ve got such a bully pulpit.” –Teddy Roosevelt
Inaugural addresses usually seek to inspire, rally the country together, commit us to our ideals and lay out a vision for the future. Obama’s speech today did all that, but it also implicitly laid down a gauntlet. – Read the full article