The week’s top 10 quotes in American politics: “Note to self – don’t use the words ‘shot’, ‘with’, or ‘troops’ to start anymore msgs.” – Cyclist Lance Armstrong, after having tweeted: “Shot w/ some the troops. One of Saddam’s old palaces in the background.” “This guy has emotional problems.” – Barbara Walters, on John Boehner’s… More Politico’s Week In One-Liners
At least there is one person over at Fox News with some compassion for the “little guy”… Mediaite A wonderful moment of pure outrage–and classic television–from Shepard Smith on Fox News Friday afternoon as he and Chris Wallace waited for President Obama’s tax cut signing ceremony. Discussing the amount of money on “tax cuts for billionaires… More “How Do They Sleep?” Shep Smith Blasts Congress Over 9/11 First Responders Bill
This political cartoon says it all… Politics Daily
Incoming “Weeper of the House”, John Boehner may have more of a problem than just crying all the time… Politics Daily Incoming House Speaker John Boehner’s recent interview on “60 Minutes” with Lesley Stahl, where he once again cried publicly, has created a minor controversy among pundits, with observers trying to figure out the cause… More John Boehner’s Crying: Is He Drinking Too Much?
Ya gotta love this guy… Huffington Post Thursday night marked the final “Daily Show” of the year — and the decade — and Jon Stewart devoted the entire program discussing something near to his heart: the 9/11 First Responders Bill. Stewart has probably done more segments this year on the legislation known as the Zadroga Bill than… More Stewart Dedicates Last Show Of 2010 Entirely To 9/11 First Responders Bill
Tax Bill Headed To President’s Desk After Passage In House Huffington Post A coalition of Republicans and conservative Democrats combined to push the Obama-GOP tax-cut deal through the House by a vote of 277-148 in Friday’s early morning hours. The bill slashes the estate tax, extends all the Bush tax cuts and reauthorizes unemployment insurance for 13… More It’s A Done Deal!
CBS News’ Political Hotsheet The claim that the health care overhaul bill reflects a “government takeover of healthcare” has won the “lie of the year” award from the fact-checking website Politifact.com. The Pulitzer Prize winning website, which is associated with the St. Petersburg Times, noted in announcing the award that “it is inaccurate to call… More “Government Takeover” of Health Care Called “Lie of the Year”