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Kathleen Parker Fetes ‘Brash’ Author in Georgetown Home, Hems and Haws About Eliot Spitzer

3 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

WaPo columnist Kathleen Parker hosted guests at her Georgetown home Tuesday to celebrate author and freelance writer Robert Draper‘s book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives. Draper’s book largely focuses on the Republicans who swooped into Congress “intending to shake things up” in 2010. Show More Summary

John Dingell Learns About Teabagging

One more tidbit from Do Not Ask What Good We Do by Robert Draper, courtesy of the Daily Beast:"John Dingell is the longest currently-serving member of Congress (and the third longest-serving ever). The acerbic 85-year-old Michigan Democrat had long been contemptuous of Tea Partiers. Show More Summary

Allen West: Barney Frank Should ‘Should Be In A Pink Jumpsuit’

According to Robert Draper’s new book on Congress, Do Not Ask What Good We Do, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) once told openly-gay retiring Congressman Barney Frank that he should wear a “pink jumpsuit.” Via Dave Weigel: When Barney Frank mocks the Republicans for a marathon series of amendment votes, West calls him “a guy who [...]

Obama's Honeymoon Lasted Zero Days

In Do Not Ask What Good We Do, Robert Draper reports on a long dinner in which Republicans mapped out their campaign strategy against President Obama: The dinner lasted nearly four hours. They parted company almost giddily. The Republicans...Show More Summary

New Book Alleges Republican Politicians Behave Politically

If this new book Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives by Robert Draper is to be believed, there are some Republican politicians in Washington who were feeling somewhat less that celebratory back in January 2008 when Barack Obama took office. And you know what? Some of them even wanted Obama to [...]

GOP Leaders Began Plotting on Inauguration Night

Another tidbit from Do Not Ask What Good We Do by Robert Draper, courtesy of the Huffington Post: "As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington, D.C... Show More Summary

Inside the Worst Congress Ever

I was halfway through Do Not Ask What Good We Do when I felt moved to e-mail Robert Draper. Another title for his book, a history of our current House of Representatives, might be Worst Congress Ever.

On Tuesday’s Radio Show…

• Author Robert Draper, whose new book is Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives, shares a behind-the-scenes look at the battles between between Tea Party Republicans and veteran GOP lawmakers. • Alan responds to John Boehner’s alarming claims about President Obama’s re-election. • Up-to-the-minute results of tonight’s presidential primaries.…

Into the House

3 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Tea Party members of the House of Representatives get a revealing and fair portrayal in veteran reporter Robert Draper’s new book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do.

Profile of a Do Nothing Congress

Jon Karl reviews Do Not Ask What Good We Do by Robert Draper. "Mr. Draper embedded himself in the House in 2011, getting to know the key players -- newcomers and old-timers alike. In his group portrait, he doesn't make any sweeping judgments about who is to blame for the failure of this Congress to address the country's long-term problems. Show More Summary

GOP frosh headaches, escorts are the pride of Colombia, and McCaskill’s a ‘pain’ (read-this roundup)

Here’s what the Loop is reading this morning: Freshman amok — The House freshman class created by the 2010 midterms was the object of worry for senior Republicans, according to a new book. In Robert Draper’s “Do Not Ask What Good We Do,” more senior lawmakers called the upstarts a “monster,” and feared they’d rebel, our colleague Paul Kane reports. Read full article >>

New Book Spills All Sorts Of Unflattering Deets About Anthony Weiner

If U disliked former congressman Anthony Weiner for his online shenanigans, wait until you read about his offline behavior! A new book called Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the US House of Representatives does not paint a flattering picture of the controversial politician. Journalist Robert Draper eludes that Weiner was not only obnoxious in [...]

Revealed: Anthony Weiner Was Kind of a Dick

The deuce you say, Sir. A new book by Robert Draper called ?Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the US House of Representatives" reveals Weiner's swollen, throbbing ego poking out of his underwear. That doesn't make sense but...

Anthony Weiner: ‘Why the Fck Am I Not on MSNBC?!’

Robert Draper's forthcoming book Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives explores the most mature, functional branch of our wonderful government beginning after the Republican takeover in 2010. Mike Allen's Politico Playbook today has a few tidbits from inside the tome, the funniest of ... More »

Inside the House of Representatives

Out next week and a must-read: Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives by Robert Draper.

OreObject Sphere 2 Mouse brings the 'celestial' element into computing

The OreObject Sphere was a well accepted peripheral that had more design than utility. Of course, you may ask what good is a sphere for a mouse. But this baby goes all the way to add touch-sensitive points for buttons. Also, there's a scroll wheel in this sequel that supersedes the predecessor. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Mariah Carey in...Glitter

4 years agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Bible asks, "What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?" and that question has been extrapolated to form the basis of all sorts of great art, from the legend of Faust onwards. But whoever wrote the Gospels could never have imagined the horror that is Glitter. [ more › ]

Evangelical author Philip Yancey asks: What good is God?

Philip Yancey, a popular evangelical author, was driving on a deserted road in New Mexico one Sunday morning when something went wrong. His Ford Explorer hit a patch of black ice and fish-tailed. Yancey wrestled with the steering wheel, but his SUV tumbled over an embankment, shattering glass, plastic and metal - and much of [...]

Audit Notes: Others on the Business Press

If you haven't read John Cassidy's piece in The New Yorker asking "What Good Is Wall Street?", get to it. It's a pretty good read. Meantime, he had some interesting things to say in a live chat with readers on The New Yorker's website. This particularly is relevant to us (emphasis mine): Reader question: What has changed the...

Open thread for night owls: What good is Wall Street?

At The New Yorker, John Cassidy asks What Good is Wall Street?. An excerpt: In the upper reaches of Wall Street, talk of another financial crisis is dismissed as alarmism. Last fall, John Mack, to his credit, was one of the first Wall Street C.E.O.s to say publicly that his industry needed stricter regulation. Show More Summary

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