Unity, Nice While It Lasted
Sentiments like this one were destined to end at some point after this crisis…
… but it’s striking that the press felt the need to goad Congress into turning the attack in Boston into a partisan cudgel.
At his weekly Capitol …
The Mystery of the Sequestration Signs at Miami Airport
From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Morning Jolt reader Dexter flew through Miami recently and encountered this sign:
Notice that NO ONE HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED YET.
For a short furlough of a covered employee, the law (5 U.S….
Pre-Sequestration, an Extra $15 Million in Pakistan Aid
On February 21, with sequestration looming, the U.S. Agency for International Development expanded a contract with Deloitte Consulting for an extra $15 million, to $37 million, to support “the implementation by the government of Pakistan of recent important and very welcome trade …
Release the Illegals, But Keep the Zombie Simulations & Steven Seagal
The very first dollars the federal government stopped spending in the face of sequestration were the $16,400 to $164,000 per day it spends detaining “several hundred” illegal immigrants.
I suppose you could say not informing local and state law enforcement was a …
The Pentagon Budget: Beef Jerky, Trekkie Conventions, and $17,000 Drip Pans
President Obama heads off to Newport News today, to stand in front of a shipbuilding facility and once again argue that within a couple of days the economy will collapse and the government will cease being able to meet basic …
Obama’s Expensive Trip to Decry Spending Cuts
So, just to clarify, Obama will travel to Newport News, Virginia tomorrow to decry the spending cuts required by the sequestration that he signed into law.
He will presumably take Air Force One, which costs roughly $180,000 per hour to operate, …
Obama’s $1 Million Flight to Denver for a Gun-Control Speech
The Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt features the “I Told You So” Coalition on Obamacare, some thoughts on whether conservative policies can alleviate the agony of traffic-ridden commutes, what our next ambassador to Japan can expect, and . . .
Tough Coverage of the White House Tour Cancellation
I think this ABC News report from Jonathan Karl, on the White House declaring it can no longer give public tours because of sequester cuts, did not go as the president and his allies would hope:
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Meet Napolitano’s ‘Low Risk’ Released Illegal Immigrant
This morning, Homeland Security Janet Napolitano says that the several hundred illegal immigrants who were released from detention centers last week were, “very low-level, low-risk detainees.”
Boy, we better hope so.
The first illegal immigrant profiled by New York Times …
The White House Sent Out ‘More than a Few’ ‘You’ll Regret’ Warnings
The Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt features Arne Duncan getting caught lying, what the Right should expect from Chris Christie, and then these dramatic developments:
Will the White House Regret Telling Woodward & Others They’ll Regret Public Disagreement?
Cut the Lego Purchases First, Mr. President.
Here, let me help you with the sequestration, Mr. President.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is lamenting that his department will need to make drastic cuts that will immediately impact air traffic controllers and airport security lines. A quick perusal …