Morning Must Reads: February 18

In the News: Talks under way in comprehensive Iran Nuclear Deal, Pussy Riot members detained in Sochi, Obama says stimulus worked, Republicans looking within in 2014, and Jimmy Fallon's first night on 'Tonight'

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

  • Talks under way on comprehensive Iran nuclear deal [WSJ]
  • “An elderly nun and two peace activists are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on Tuesday for breaking into a Tennessee defense facility where enriched uranium for nuclear bombs is stored.” [Reuters]
  • Two members of protest band Pussy Riot say they were arrested in Sochi [NYT]
  • Can you be anti-drought, but pro-golf? Obama plays water-guzzling desert golf courses amid California drought [TIME]
  • Rand Paul’s Republican Revolution [Politico]
  • Five years after stimulus, Obama says it worked [TIME]
  • “After a tumultuous week of party infighting and leadership stumbles, congressional Republicans are focused on calming their divided ranks in the months ahead, mostly by touting proposals that have wide backing within the GOP and shelving any big-ticket legislation for the rest of the year.” [Washington Post]
  • Democrats in denial over Obamacare [National Journal]
  • Jimmy Fallon’s first night on ‘Tonight’ [People]
  • “The campaign arm for House Republicans has made a small but significant change to a line of spoof political websites that raised questions about whether they misled donors in a way that could run afoul of campaign finance rules.” [TIME]
  • 3,000 Americans renounce their citizenship [CNN]

 

666 comments
notsacredh
notsacredh

Bingo again. Come over to the darkside. We have cookies.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

Hockey:

Canada v Latvia (surprise winners)

US vs Czech Republic

fitty_three
fitty_three

It looks like within a year, the recession will be over here in Washington State. The two Boeing contracts on the 777x work will boost employment well over 100,000 and the peripheral jobs probably between 150,000 and 250,000 jobs.

This will help significantly in removing the bottleneck at lower and mid level permanent jobs and relieve the pressure on employers with entry level jobs of having to pay a significantly higher minimum wage because WW workers will have a complete path from entry level to high paying jobs.

The unions deserve as much credit as Boeing itself for passing crucial contract votes and both met a dynamic median. 

Hopefully, we can be a model for other states, and, of course, it doesn't hurt to mention that we are a blue state and our librul politicians deserve their share of the credit too even if i did disagree with some of their conduct in securing these agreements.

Washington's gonna ROCK!

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

OT, son told me about a free sub sandwich giveaway. Made it just in time.

notsacredh
notsacredh

I see Ted Nugent is at it again. He called Obama a subhuman mongrel. Real Americans call him Mr. President.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@collioure RE Your Cop-Out Claim:

So identity politics = BO's black and black people voted for him for no other reason?  

But maybe you're requiring a yes or no answer for that ...

If you're defining "identity politics" as "racial preference" then the answer is no, it's not healthy for the nation b/c that would imply people only vote their skin complexion. Conversely (as others have stated) you would have to state that this also is true:

Caucasians always vote for other Caucasians if there's an AA in the race!

or

Hispanics only vote for other Hispanics.

Athiests only vote for other athiests.

I mean, I'm trying to answer you accordingly but if this is the point you're trying to prove, it's stupid.


 

roknsteve
roknsteve

New Jersey most corrupt state?  My wife's credit card was frozen on Friday because of illegal purchases in New Jersey.  Wow!. 

notsacredh
notsacredh

OT, but praise the lord!!! I worked my last daylight for a month. Get thee behind me daylight shift!

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

So identity politics = BO's black and black people voted for him for no other reason?  Oh Collie, you're SO spot on! 

notsacredh
notsacredh

@nflfoghorn, it must not have been at a school. There aren't any free lunches anymore.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@sacredh Wonder if that has anything to do with his dark skin and mixed race heritage? Or would that be race baiting on my part.

notsacredh
notsacredh

Of course Ted sh!t his pants for 2 weeks to avoid serving his country, so we shouldn't take him any more seriously than he deserves.

collioure
collioure

@nflfoghorn  

I just asked you if identity politics are healthy for the nation.

Do you have an answer? 

notsacredh
notsacredh

@nflfoghorn I'm white and I voted for the black guy because he was closer to my position on the issues. The white guy happened to be an out of touch dipsh!t too.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@nflfoghorn  But not when whites vote for white candidates, right? Because it only works one way.

collioure
collioure

@fitty_three  

Obama?  Boeing?

Apparently you forgot the silly delays his NLRB wrought.  

Good economic results are often just accidents in the Obama economy.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@mantisdragon91, I thinkit has to do more with Ted being a washed up has been and this is the only way he can keep himself in the news.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

It's highly likely you won't get one that satisfies you. So I'm done.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@collioure @nflfoghorn It's not even a legitimate question.  I responded accordingly.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@Sue_N @nflfoghornwhy that never happens. I mean its not like the former Confederate States show a marked difference in whites voting for Obama than the former Union states.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@collioure @mantisdragon91 

Poor clown. Scurrying to protect you racist idol after you feel everyone is gone for the night. A true Fox Lemming.

roknsteve
roknsteve

@sacredh @roknsteve  We never bought anything in New Jersey.  Somehow they got her card number and used it.  Friends of Chris?

notsacredh
notsacredh

@roknsteve, maybe anybody with a left coast address isn't allowed to buy something in Boss Christie's state?

notsacredh
notsacredh

@roknsteve, I might have voted for Romney if I hadn't thought that Ann and her dancing pony weren't more than just firends.