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Audit Notes: Weil embarrasses DOJ, Business Insider, revolving door

Bloomberg's Jonathan Weil makes an amazing catch on the latest Ernst & Young wrist slap from the Justice Department, this time over illegal tax shelters the accounting firm helped 200 clients abuse to cheat the government out of billions of dollars. Weil finds the Obama administration, incredibly, kissing their back ends, so to speak: Yet there was one area...

Photos: Inaugural parade highlights

Military marching bands perform in the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Americans honor heroes on Veterans Day

last yearNews : The Newsroom

U.S. military members attend the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama delivered remarks. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

Home prices, consumer confidence gain – Chicago Tribune

A U.S. flag decorates a for-sale sign at a home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington (Jonathan Ernst Reuters, REUTERS / August 21, 2012) Source Article from http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-usa-economybre88o0vm-20120925,0,54096.story The post Home prices, consumer confidence gain – Chicago Tribune appear on Hello Boomers Magazine.

Morning Chatter

2 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Quotes of the Day Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst for NYT. Oh, what a concidence! “A photo of Jonathan Weisman interview [Sen.] Claire McCaskill [D-Mo.] alongside a Jonathan Weisman story about Claire McCaskill.” — Politico Jake Sherman puts two and two together in a morning observation. Show More Summary

Republican 'jobs bills' aren't really jobs bills, according to economists

These are not would-be job creators. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) It might surprise you to remember, what with all their repeal votes and abortion votes and proposals to rename the ocean after Ronald Reagan, not to mention their obstruction of actual jobs bills, but Republicans insist they have a jobs plan that's being blocked by Senate Democrats. Show More Summary

Republicans kill jobs-creating small business tax cut

Mitch McConnell (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) While managing to vote nearly three dozen times to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act, the Republicans haven't managed to pass any measures to create jobs. They haven't managed to come up with any plans that actually would create jobs. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell, pot, kettle

Mitch McConnell (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) This is rich, in an unbelievable can-he-really-be-that-hypocritical kind of way. Here's Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Democratic threats to let the Bush tax cuts expire and the automatic...Show More Summary

So, Boehner, what is that plan for replacing Obamacare?

Why so cocky, Boehner? (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Um, Speaker Boehner? You've got a bit of a problem here. Your reliable megaphone, POLITICO, seems to be losing its affection for your antics. Even as they cheer their “Obamacare” repeal vote, here’s a reality check: House Republicans have done next to nothing they promised they would when it comes to health care. [...]Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham thinks Mitt Romney is especially American for avoiding taxes

(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Mitt Romney's tax exploits are just as American as apple pie, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Graham worked hard to get the point across that "it's really American to avoid paying taxes, legally." No, really, it really is: "As long as it was legal, I'm OK with it," Graham said. Show More Summary

Republicans: No health insurance for you

House GOP leaders: Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Rep. Eric Cantor and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) While the House Republicans gear up for Wednesday's Affordable Care Act repeal vote,...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell: 'About that full repeal nonsense'

Mitch McConnell Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell can't help himself from telling inconvenient truths about Republicans' plans for repealing, and maybe replacing, the Affordable Care Act. On Sunday, he admitted...Show More Summary

Why Obama: To fight for progressive values

The battle begins. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) John Roberts is a very clever man. Of course, he is incredibly gifted intellectually (easily the most intelligent of the conservative justices). But that does not always translate into cleverness. Show More Summary

Republicans planning extended temper tantrum over Supreme Court ruling

House GOP leadership plot their tantrum. Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Rep. Eric Cantor and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) House Republicans are plotting a prolonged temper tantrum in answer to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

Rubio ally thinks she knows who's keeping Mitt Romney from vetting Marco for vice president

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The report that Mitt Romney is not having Florida Sen. Marco Rubio vetted as a possible vice-presidential nominee has sparked some finger-pointing, with Ana Navarro, a "top ally" of Rubio's...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell rolls out Republican message defending unlimited corporate campaign spending

(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Unlimited corporate campaign spending is not very popular with the general public. So what's a Republican politician who loves it to do? Simple: describe efforts to strengthen campaign finance laws as "amending...Show More Summary

When he talks about education, Mitt Romney leaves out the most important word in his plan

(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Mitt Romney's real education goal is described by the New York Times' Trip Gabriel as "overhauling the federal government’s largest programs for kindergarten through 12th grade into a voucherlike system." Yet...Show More Summary

Sarah Palin's legacy

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, the most boring white guy in the world (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) A couple of weeks ago, Team Red started leaking their veep strategy: One Republican official familiar with the campaign’s thinking said it will be designed to produce a pick who is safe and, by design, unexciting – a deliberate anti-Palin. Show More Summary

Republicans still confused on Obamacare repeal/reform message

Sen. Roy Blunt, a very confused man. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) How confused are the Republicans in their plan, or lack thereof, to do something about health care reform? Very. Check this out: Romney buddy Sen. Roy "Employers Can Take Away Employees' Birth Control" Blunt says that there is stuff in the Affordable Care Act that he really likes. Sen. Show More Summary

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