Simon Johnson: Paul Krugman Should Be The Next White House Budget Director

I tend to agree with Mr. Johnson’s analysis… Huffington Post – Simon Johnson – MIT Professor and co-author of 13 Bankers The president should nominate Paul Krugman to replace Peter Orszag as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). (Orszag resignation details are here.) We have previously reviewed Krugman’s outstanding qualifications for this (or any other top… More Simon Johnson: Paul Krugman Should Be The Next White House Budget Director

Orrin Hatch: Drug Test The Unemployed

Orrin Hatch has apparently lost touch with reality and the constitution… Huffington Post Utah voters have reacted enthusiastically to Sen. Orrin Hatch’s legislation to drug test the unemployed and those receiving other forms of government cash assistance, the Utah Republican told the Huffington Post after introducing his measure last week. “A lot of people are… More Orrin Hatch: Drug Test The Unemployed

Tillman mother sought to warn Obama of McChrystal

This story gets better and better everyday.  I remember when Mary Tillman tried to get the attention of the President and some members of Congress regarding General McChrystal’s appointment.  She felt he handled the investigation into her son’s killing, poorly. Politico The mother of the slain football player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman sought to warn President Obama against… More Tillman mother sought to warn Obama of McChrystal

Furious Obama summons McChrystal to explain W.H. slams

Politico The top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has been summoned to the White House to explain biting and unflattering remarks he made to a freelance writer about President Barack Obama and others in the Obama administration.  The face to face comes as pundits are already calling for McChrystal to resign for insubordination.  McChrystal has… More Furious Obama summons McChrystal to explain W.H. slams

Fox Nation asks if Obama — not CEO Tony Hayward — should resign for BP’s negligence.

This is typical Orwellian logic from Fox News… Think Progress Last week, Bloomberg reported that BP experienced serious problems with its Deepwater Horizon operation in early February — two months before the fatal explosion that sunk the rig in April — when it struggled to seal cracks found in the well. It informed the Minerals Management… More Fox Nation asks if Obama — not CEO Tony Hayward — should resign for BP’s negligence.

Honolulu city clerk debunks new ‘birther’ theory

They’re at it again.  The Birthers keep popping up with new theories about President Obama’s birth.  They just keep going and going, but with no progress at all. Dave Weigel – Washington Post Over the past few weeks, a Kentucky resident and teacher named Timothy Adams has made the rounds online and on talk radio… More Honolulu city clerk debunks new ‘birther’ theory