Morning Must Reads: July 30

In the news: Obama's offer, a new FBI Director, Detroit, the 2014 elections, the War on Women, and Scott Simon's heartwarming insight

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • President Barack Obama today will extend a new offer to congressional Republicans in which he would back an overhaul of the corporate tax system in exchange for a guarantee that a resulting one-time windfall be used to underwrite various job creation proposals.
  • Senate confirms James Comey as FBI Director.
  • The Economist: It’s not just Detroit; Uncle Sam offers an array of “entitlements” that there is no real plan to pay for.
    • Bill Nojay, former chief operating officer of the Detroit Department of Transportation, tells what it was like trying to run a dysfunctional city.
  • Charlie Cook breaks down the 2014 midterm elections.
  • Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey argues against the popular idea of having the government prepare our tax returns.
  • War on Women
  • Scott Simon, the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, has been live tweeting his insight from his mother’s deathbed the past few days.
516 comments
nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

'Wonder if Wednesday's MMR will get clogged with two trolls all day.

paulejb
paulejb

Shocking: Jack Lew Repeats "There Is No Evidence" Linking IRS Targeting to Any Political Appointee, Like William Wilkins; But Is Then Forced to Admit He's Never Asked—Ace

See no evil...

roknsteve
roknsteve

Why did I come back here?  The Troll Trio has wrecked all the furniture and blocked the door. And it's the same tired comments from last year.  Troll-bots are not too bright. 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb 7500 dead under  Georgie. But hey at least the right can create an offensive cartoon.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb We already have "Death Panels" Its the ability of the Insurance companies in many states to deny people for pre existing conditions.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Homosexual Angst? Is that why so many in the closet wingers rail against gays while soliciting sex in air ports?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Actually idiot, its designed to make sure that Government workers screwed by their GOP governor can still get health insurance.

ahandout
ahandout

@roknsteve  Find the cursor and click on the X at the top...oh forget it.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Is that before or after Steve King calls them drug mules and compares them to dogs?

sacredh
sacredh

@TyPollard, Nope. It's true and I'm still basking in the afterglow. I got to smack her and my wife made her apologize.

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb 

Nope. It just let's liberal city officials dodge the health insurance bullet. First it will be Detroit and than all other cities will dump their employees into government care.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

Gee, only in the GOTP mind is 75 the majority of 300.  That damn new math again.  Of course, the only group actually DENIED a tax exemption was a liberal group. You can make up all the lies you want but the truth definately has a liberal bias. Time to make up ANOTHER phony scandal. 

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb Obama is the one who called for Lew to investigate.  Where's the investigation?  Obama's phony outrage is all there is.

sacredh
sacredh

@TyPollard, the MIL's enjoying it now. She's calling all of her friends and telling them about her "close" escape.She is highly allergic and has to get a shot right away when she gets stung. I just took advantage of a situation.

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout @paulejb Man that is some power bull chit you swallowed.  You believe it all.  Obamacare is going to be a disaster, even the author called it a train wreck.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @mantisdragon91 @paulejb There is nothing to investigate? They have shown that both progressives and conservative groups received extra scrutiny. Now I'm waiting on Grand Theft to find a new squirrel to chase.