Fewer people moving to find a new job, economists worry this could set the economy back

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From the Wash Post: Labor mobility has nearly ground to a halt in the past two years, and policymakers are increasingly worried that the slowdown is not just a symptom of the nation’s ...

The blame game around ENDA has begun

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Now the Senate Dems are blaming the Republicans. Which is only partly true. If you let a bully continue throwing sand in your face, with impunity, is the bully to blame, or are you? ...

Environmentalists say pollution makes baptism at sacred spot in Jordan River unsafe

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A scary sign of the times, even though Israel denies it.

Obama & the Embeds (DEA edition)

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Tell me again why it’s called the “Obama administration”? Last October (almost a year ago, if you’re counting) Eric Holder called a halt to DEA raids on medical ...

Gay Pride in Jerusalem

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From EuroNews: “The gay community in Jerusalem is very respectful of religious people,” said participant Shmuel Satat.“It includes the religious people and part of its message ...

How to lose an 11 point lead in seven weeks?

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We love Sharron Angle: Throughout Angle’s primary campaign, the conservative candidate touted a wide range of controversial views as she took to the campaign trail to sell her ...

Rep. Weiner Goes Off On Republicans Over Blocking 9/11 Health Compensation Act

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Hat tip, the Political Carnival. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AG0ddWf9TQ]

Lady Gaga to violate Arizona boycott; Elton John violated it too

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She shouldn’t. Kind of hard to imagine any major star going to Arizona at this point. Then again, Elton John is being a bit of a dick as well. And bragging that he still plays ...

Reid plans showdown with GOP on funds for education, Medicaid

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This sure sounds like the food stamp cuts that the administration was reportedly pushing a few weeks ago: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will force Republicans to vote next ...

Swift Boat donors charged with ‘extensive securities fraud’ by SEC

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Excellent. From the NYT: Samuel and Charles Wyly, the billionaire brothers from Dallas who are large donors to philanthropies and to conservative causes, were charged Thursday with ...

Latest right wing gay Obama conspiracy

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The latest right wing gay conspiracy? Answer: Obama attends “The View” because he doesn’t want to appear at a BSA Jamboree because it might alienate his gay base. ...

Friday morning open thread

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Joe is off celebrating a milestone birthday in Maine (all those wishing to extend him their best, here you go: [email protected]), so you get me this morning. I’m finally off ...

Big Coal getting together to influence elections

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It’s all a result of the recent Supreme Court decision. From ABC: Top officials at the country’s major coal companies, including Massey Energy, owner of the West Virginia ...
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