Wednesday edition - October ,21 2009
Why Democrats are Smart to Call Public Option "Medicare"
CBO's public option
stunner: It reduces deficit
Palin to appear on Oprah day before tell-all released
"This is kind of interesting. Osama bin Laden's first wife -- it's always the first wife -- is coming out with a book that gives a rare glimpse into the personal life of the infamous al Qaeda leader. She says Osama bin Laden was very tough on their children and was a strict disciplinarian. Well there's a shock." --Jay Leno
To Go Or Not To Go
The White House said Wednesday it's "certainly possible" that President Barack Obama could announce before a scheduled new election in Afghanistan whether to send more troops into the U.S. war there.
Bystander President? (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane
Public optionís at stake ó tock, tick, tock.
Please step up to the plate, Dear Barack.
Though the sidelines were cool
For a while, youíre a fool
If you fail to ensure itís a lock.
GOP warns Obama on troop surge The Hill
"I don't know if you saw it Friday. That whole -- people thought the 6-year-old kid was in the balloon. I mean, it was so tense, Maria Shriver put down her cell phone while driving, picked up her Sony TV Watchman to watch." --Jay Leno
"President Obama announced he wants to give every senior citizen $250 next year. This is part of his 'Cash for Geezers' program. Actually, if you're a senior citizen working on Wall Street, then you get $250 million." --Jay Leno
Watching Obama's Back
An internal congressional report questioning the ability of the Secret Service to continue fulfilling its duties was leaked to the Boston Globe. The report says the Secret Service is strained by a drastic increase in threats to President Obama, coupled with deep budget cuts. Some are speculating that the agency may need to relinquish all or part of its roles in protecting the country's financial machinery in order to focus resources on the protection of the president and other high-profile leaders.
"And the Post Office may cancel Saturday delivery of the mail. Do you know about this? See, for young people before texting and twittering, you used to send pieces of paper to each other." --Jay Leno
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To Help You Deflate Photo
A participant in the annual Rubik Cube Hungarian Open Championships solves nine 3x3 cubes blindfolded after memorizing all of them in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.