President Obama, joined by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (left), vice president Joe Biden, and relatives of gun murder victims, addresses the media in the Rose Garden on Wednesday. Mr. Obama called the defeat of Senate bills to expand background checks for gun buyers and an assault weapons ban “a pretty shameful day for Washington” and promised to continue pressing for stricter gun control measures. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images via The New York Times)
Don’t be surprised if someday Iraq is remembered as the war George Bush won and the peace Barack Obama lost.
From a Wall Street Journal editorial published on March 19: “… All this was achieved by the time Mr. Bush left office: Unlike President Clinton, he bequeathed his successor an opportunity instead of a crisis.”
The Washington Post, “Scott Prouty Reveals Himself As Man Who Shot ‘47 Percent’ Video” (via inothernews)
Scott Prouty revealed himself on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Wednesday night as the bartender who shot a damaging video of Mitt Romney dismissing President Obama’s supporters during a closed-press fundraiser last year.
“I was behind this whole thing,” Prouty said.
The bartender said he brought a camera to the Boca Raton, Fla. fundraiser in case Romney came back to take pictures with the staff, as former president Bill Clinton had done at another event Prouty worked. ”I didn’t go there with a grudge against Romney,” he said. “I really had no idea he would say what he said.”
Prouty grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Boston, he said. He said he felt that people who couldn’t afford to attend a high-priced fundraiser should get a chance “to find out what the candidate actually thinks.”
He said he struggled for two weeks with whether or not to release the video and risk his own career. He did not have health insurance. After wrestling with the decision, he decided it would be cowardly not to release the video: “I went down the path and never looked back.”
He said, ‘If you can Dennis, I don’t want to do war, I don’t want to do war.’ He said that to me.Dennis Rodman, playing diplomat between North Korea and the United States on ABC’s “This Week.” The Worm suggested that common ground could be met on the basketball court. ”He loves basketball,” Rodman said, referring to Kim Jong-un. “I said, ‘Obama loves basketball.’ Lets start there.” (via shortformblog)
Heard there was going to be a sequester. Got prepared at CVS.
As a former Honey Nut Cheerios junkie I’ve never felt more closely aligned to Mitt Romney, the real Mitt Romney we’re only just now discovering
The trees are the right height.
just leave me with my honey nut cheerios.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner attend the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in segregated Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955: her act of defiance and the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the modern civil rights movement. (Photo: Oliver Douliery / Pool via EPA / NBC News)
Does John Boehner always look pissed off?
That’s when the Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill came through the Senate.
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Our actions will not prevent every senseless act of violence in this country. In fact, no laws, no initiatives, no administrative act will perfectly solve all the challenges I’ve outlined here tonight.President Obama, the human president
But we were never sent here to be perfect.
I don’t support either headline. For copy editors, it’s always “black,” not African-Americans, since all black people are not from Africa. But Fox’s “furious” goes too far.