It may be the weekend, but there’s quite a bit going on in the news today. Here’s a round up of some of the headlines:
And speaking of wingnuts, the anti-stimulus crowd is attempting to create a “Tea Party” movement, based on Rick Santelli’s rant, in protest of the stimulus package. Unbelievable, isn’t it. The Santelli followers from Wall Street got their bailout, they don’t the rest of America should get one too.
Sadly, and I do mean sadly, the Obama administration has decided to back Bush policies on “prisoners being held in Afghanistan by the U.S. military.” Joan Walsh jumped on this one last night when the news broke: “Bagram prisoners have no rights?”
President Obama is getting ready to unveil his new budget plan. Any clues as to what’s in it? More taxes for the wealthy. Obama’s “ambitious” paln should raise more hackles on the wingnuts while garnering approval from some of his base. The new budget seeks to “cut the federal deficit in half over the next four years, primarily by raising taxes on business and the wealthy and by slashing spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Senator John Kerry has been over in the Middle East looking to renew diplomacy in that region, “but without any illusions, without any naivete, without any misplaced belief that just by talking, things will automatically happen,” he said.
Finally, Senator Ted Kennedy’s birthday is Sunday, he’ll turn 77 (sign the card). In a brief interview with the NY Times, Kennedy said “I don’t really plan to go away soon,” so can we “hold the eulogies,” please.
[Originally published at TaylorMarsh.com]