Industry reps offer $2 trillion in health savings (AP)
Top representatives of the health care industry plan to offer $2 trillion in cost reductions over 10 years in a bid to help pass President Barack Obama's health overhaul, a source familiar with the negotiations said Sunday. Industry officials representing health insurers, hospitals, doctors, drug makers and a major labor union plan to be at White House on Monday to present the offer. Read more about Politics and Media Headlines 5/11/09
Happy Mother’s Day!
Anti-Hillary Birthday card still on super market shelves (by NewHampster at Partizane)
WTF? I saw this back during the primary but one assumes things like this and the Hillary Nutcracker* would be gone by now. I was getting a birthday card for my 92 year old dad when this card just jumped off the shelf. Nearly a year since she withdrew and American Greetings and Shaw’s see fit to keep this crap on the shelf…
I hope folks … write the people in charge.
American Greetings Consumer Relations firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaw’s Super Markets email@example.com Read more about Politics and Media Headlines 5/10/09
Dream (by Susie at Suburban Guerrilla)
I was talking to a friend, and he said, “You know what I dream? That one day the Democrats will control both houses of Congress and the White House, and then we’ll stop the war, get all the money out of politics and have single-payer healthcare.” Hah. Keep dreaming.
I Cannot Make This Up (by Tengrain at Mock, Paper, Scissors)
I was stunned when I got off the plane in Minneapolis St. Paul and found myself face-to-face with a Fox News store. Yes, they had souvenirs, no, I did not buy any.
Tengrain had just attended a conference in honor of the 100th anniversary of The Progressive magazine. I’m told that there were a lot of expressions of unhappiness with Obama, maybe something like this below:
Buying Brand Obama (by Chris Hedges at Truthdig) Read more about Politics and Media Headlines 5/5/09
Nation Ready To Be Lied To About Economy Again (The Onion)
'From now on, just tell me the bullshit I want to hear,' one Ohio resident said. 'Tell me my savings are safe, everybody has a job, and we're No. 1 again.'
Do I have to tell you it’s a satire? I get in trouble when I don’t. But then, I get in trouble a lot, anyway.—Caro
The First 100 Days of… (by Stateofdisbelief at The Confluence)
Click through for more of TOTUS’s accomplishments, including instructive videos.—Caro
[W]hat has TOTUS done in his/her’s/its first 100 days?
Started a blog
Barack Obama’s Telepromter Blog
Twittered (or is that tweating?)
TOTUStelepromt on Twitter
Yesterday was my birthday, so I took the day off. My birthday present to me was a webcam, so if I can ever figure out how to get YouTube to accept an upload, we may have some visits from Granny Bee.—Caro Read more about Politics and Media Headlines 4/29/09
Larry Summers falls asleep during Obama’s meeting with credit card executives. (Think Progress)
[Thursday] President Obama met with credit card industry officials at the White House. After the meeting, he pledged to push for a law that would offer "strong and reliable" protections for credit card users in the United States. He called the session with the industry executives "open and productive conversation." However, one person who seemed less than interested in the meeting was White House economic adviser Larry Summers, who fell asleep.
What, me worry?
Tom Friedman (No, not THAT Tom Friedman, but it’s ironic that this work of art was created by a person with the same name as the one who wrote a book called The World Is Flat, which gave little consideration to those humans flattened by his definition of a flat world. I’ve request permission to post the work.)
Here’s what happened to THAT Tom Friedman: Read more about Politics and Media Headlines 4/21/09