–Obama is set to deliver a speech on winding down the mission in Iraq at the Disabled American Veterans convention today in Atlanta.
–Lindsey Graham warns of a bipartisan “unholy alliance” against the war in Afghanistan.
–Alan Greenspan concisely dubs the current economic malaise a “pause” in a “modest recovery” that feels like a “quasi-recession.” Got that?
—New York magazine walks up the seemingly inevitable governorship of Andrew Cuomo and profiles his complicated relationship with his father.
–Writing in the New Yorker, George Packer describes a Senate descending into stagnancy, finding little sincere deliberation in the world’s greatest deliberative body.
But behind the bio soundbites and chipper TV ads lies a man widely disparaged by current and former employees, former tenants and political consultants as a self-absorbed cheapskate. A lawsuit accuses him of being cruel and verbally abusive to his former chef. A deckhand shocked on Greene’s Summerwind yacht had to fight eight months to get his medical bills paid after Greene denied knowing him.
–Greene has just fired former John Edwards and Howard Dean political guru Joe Trippi.
–Insurgent Colorado Democrat Andrew Romanoff has pulled even with incumbent Michael Bennet, according to a new poll.
—Meet Michael Barr, the non-Elizabeth Warren candidate to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
–With an eye on 2012, Tim Pawlenty does the whole Iowa thing.
–Obama gives himself an “incomplete.”
–And let’s just say the folks at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services know their audience:
What did I miss?