United States Congress
Bruce Willis on Mitt Romney: 'He's Just Such a Disappointment'
Movie tough guy and two time George Bush voter Bruce Willis apparently isn't too impressed with Mitt Romney. In an interview with Esquire, the Hollywood hero had the following to say about the Republican Presidential nominee: He’s just such a disappointment, an embarrassment. ...read more
Chart of the Day: The 1% in Congress
A stunning chart that maps the financial wealth distribution in the US as a percentage of Congress and the Senate (via Andrew Sullivan): The notion that the US is a representative democracy is now something of a sick joke - it is a country run by millionaires for millionaires. ...read more
Quote of the Day: What Obama is For
James Fallows on the President's job speech: On both politics and substance, the President positioned himself in the only tenable way for the next months' deliberations with the Congress and next year's election campaign. Instead of asking vaguely for "consensus" or seeming ...read more
Is Obama Getting Serious About a Jobs Program?
This is a snippet from President Obama's Labor Day speech in Detroit in front of an audience of blue collar workers: Judging by the rhetoric, it would seem that Thursday's speech about job creation might actually involve something substantial. There will no doubt be the usual ...read more
Quote of the Day: Weiner Resigns - TV Show to Follow
Chez Pazienza predicts the future for the disgraced Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner: So Weiner's out. That's okay, give it a year or so and he'll realize that that light at the end of the tunnel was always from the cable TV studio where he'll be hosting his own show. ...read more