BOSTON — When the ceiling collapsed in the Big Dig tunnel here, Gov. Mitt Romney was at his vacation home in New Hampshire. When the Bush administration warned that the nation was at high risk of a terror attack in December 2003, he was at his Utah retreat. And for much of the time the legislature was negotiating changes to his landmark health care bill, he was on the road.
A new poll found that only 47 percent of voters find Mitt Romney to be trustworthy. Then Romney was like, “Well, I hope it’s not the same 47 percent I don’t care about.” – Jimmy Fallon
- Obama Downplaying Al-Qaeda Risk, Republican Lawmakers Say
- Landmark mosque in Aleppo burned in fighting
- Turkey bans Syrian planes from its air space, rebels gain
- Accusations mount of Hezbollah fighting in Syria
- New U.S. envoy to Libya pledges support
- Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban sent to UK for treatment
- Sept. 11 trial rules under scrutiny at Guantanamo
- Meningitis outbreak rises to 205 cases: CDC
- Missile gets makeover on 50th anniversary of Cuban crisis
Koch Industries, the Wichita, Kan.-based company run by the billionaire Koch brothers, sent a voter information packet to 45,000 employees of its Georgia Pacific subsidiary earlier this month.
The Real War Is Lurking Out There
Why didn’t anyone tell us? is the question everyone will be asking. Well, not everyone. A few of us, particularly Richard Clarke and more recently Leon Panetta, have been warning the nation. But too few have been listening. The threat, of course, is cyber warfare, the destructive use of computers to crash large-scale computer-based systems, what experts call the critical infrastructure.
Mitt Romney creates jobs the way Dick Cheney spreads Democracy. – LOLGOP
- Obama is now anti-India, says Indian-American Republican
- Cheney “Distrubed” by Biden’s Debate Performance
- Spoiler Alert! GOP Fighting Libertarian’s Spot on the Ballot
- Wise Teen Girl Proves Benefits Of Home-Schooling: Being Gay Turns You Into A Duck
- George W. Bush Whiles Away the Time Painting Pictures of Dogs
George W Bush is now spending time painting pictures of dogs — lap dogs, I’m sure.
Mitt MIA in Massachusetts
Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts just six years ago. Today he’s so unpopular here he’s barely bothering to campaign in the state. There are reasons for that—and they could spell doom for his presidential campaign.
Republicans should just admit that Medicare is the stepson they never wanted. They’re just waiting for him to move out. – LOLGOP
- Obama claims small leads in pair of national polls
- Obama camp predicts feistier showing in debate #2
- Florida Democrats Cut Traditional Republican Lead in Mail Votes
- Springsteen to campaign for Obama in Ohio
- Jay-Z: Obama restored faith in ‘power of our vote’
- Stephen Colbert steps out of character to assess Romney on ‘Meet the Press’ (VIDEO)
By Don Davis
Brad Pitt’s War on the War on Drugs
Brad Pitt has thrown his weight behind a documentary that blasts America’s 40-year war on drugs as a failure, calling policies that imprison huge numbers of drug-users a “charade” in urgent need of a rethink.
KNOW THIS: Mitt will be more anti-abortion rights than George W. Bush: He’ll defund Planned Parenthood, which W. & Reagan funded 8 years. – LOLGOP
- Oil price falls as demand outlook weakens
- Stock futures point to higher open, Citigroup gains
- Lithuanians ditch government in austerity thumbs-down
- Poland sticks to plan to build $15.8 billion nuclear power station
- Inflation eases in China, providing room for stimulus
- Peanut company linked to salmonella outbreak expands recall
- U.S. economists win Nobel for applying match-making
- ACLU sues Morgan Stanley for racial bias in subprime mortgages
US Feeding Iran Despite Sanctions
U.S. exports to Iran rose by nearly a third this year, chiefly because of grain sales, according to U.S. data released last week, despite the tightening of U.S. financial sanctions.
RIP Arlen Specter – One of the few Republicans who was willing to put country before party to prevent another Great Depression. – LOLGOP
Trying to Take the Odor Out of Politics
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- Cabbage Patch releases new line of election dolls
- Skydiver safely jumps from stratosphere over New Mexico
- Chuck Yeager retraces history in the sky, breaking the speed of sound — again
- Man finds 1.2-carat diamond in mud from friend’s well
- Shelter dog returns favor by saving owners’ baby
- Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor
- Depression may be caused by ‘allergy’ to stress
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Endeavour Arrives in LaLa Land
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is slowly moved down Martin Luther King Blvd. in Los Angeles . In thousands of Earth orbits, the space shuttle Endeavour traveled 123 million miles. But the last few miles of its final journey are proving hard to get through. Endeavour’s 12-mile crawl across Los Angeles to the California Science Museum hit repeated delays Saturday, leaving expectant crowds along city streets and at the destination slowly dwindling. The shuttle arrived Sunday night at it’s destination. Photo/Alex Gallardo