You’ve made it to Friday, Spectators. Just a few short hours to go.
Last night, Senate Democrats desperately tried to protect President Obama from an embarassing veto, derailing a resolution of disapproval floated by Senate Republicans, and preventing a final vote on a measure designed to complicate approval for the President’s nuclear deal with Iran. This, essentially, means that President Obama has a clear path to approval for the agreement he considers the hallmark of his foreign policy, and, that you can enjoy all the benefits of our newest allegiance.
Hillary Clinton will be attending a private fundraiser in Cresskill, NJ next week at the home of Michael and Jaqueline Kempner. Despite a host of connections – his boss is hosting the party and his wife is Hillary’s right-hand man – one very special presumptive guest, Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner” hasn’t been invited. In fact, he’s been specifically told not to attend and, possibly, to spend the entire week on a private island by himself. And, perhaps, he shouldn’t return.
According to an Al Qaeda magazine, the international terrorist organization, which has recently been forced to play second fiddle to ISIS, “lone wolf” radical Islamists are being encouraged to attack the Koch Brothers and the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune. No word on whether they intend to also overturn Citizens United.
Mike Huckabee might want to review his Supreme Court decisions. Or, at least, the text of the Fourteenth Amendment. Or, barring that, a couple of chapters from a tweflth grade civics textbook.
Donald Trump may have finally crept up over the 30% mark in Iowa polling, but he’s not the only outsider candidate with questionable sartorial taste to orchestrate a surprise in flyover country. Bernie Sanders has finally pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton among likely participants in the nation’s first caucus, 41-40.
Clearly afraid that he’d finally met his match (or something) Russian President Vladimir Putin recruited an entire hockey all-star team, mostly made up of NHL players, just so that he could waste a team of schoolkids in a pickup hockey game. Putin’s team won 9-5. Putin scored twice.
This is, of course, the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed more than 3,000 Americans. One of the sweet canine heroes who searched for through the rubble for survivors in the days following, Bretagne, a search and resuce dog from Texas, was recently honored for her service with a “Dream Day.”
“New York Magazine in an article accuses Sheldon Adelson of trying to buy the Presidency…
That is not as bad as the Clinton Foundation, which is trying to sell it…”
Have a fabulous Friday.