Obama Goes Where Bush Could Not

Tonight in an interview with Brian Williams on NBC’s Nightly News, President Barack Obama went where George W. Bush could not, when he announced with complete candor, “I screwed up.” “I’ve got to own up to my mistake. Ultimately, it’s important for this administration to send a message that there … Continue reading

Bailouts, Bunglers and Partying on Taxpayer’s Money

Un-freakin-believable… AP News reported a bit earlier today that Wells Fargo, who “received $25 billion in taxpayer bailout money,” was “planning a series of corporate junkets to Las Vegas casinos this month.” The company had planned a posh outing for its top mortgage writers to kick off this week at the … Continue reading

Tom Daschle Withdraws His Nomination To HHS

From the Talking Points Memo (TPM): Tom Daschle, former Majority leader of the House, has withdrawn his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary. That’s according to a joint White House statement from President Barack Obama and his former nominee. Obama said Tuesday he accepted the withdrawal “with sadness … Continue reading

Obama to Nominate Sen. Judd Gregg for Commerce

Politico reports this morning that President Obama will nominate Sen. Judd Gregg “as the new Commerce secretary Tuesday morning.” Please count this liberal small business owner as among the not impressed. Judd maybe a fiscal conservative, which I take no issue with, but at one point he actually voted in favor … Continue reading

The Republicans Have Nothing to Party About

Every House Republican and 11 Democrats voted against President Barack Obama’s $819 billion stimulus package. It still passed by a vote of 244 to 188. There are enough votes in the Senate to pass the bill, but the obstructionist Republican minority, still nursing the wounds inflicted by the public in … Continue reading