He couldn't depart fast enough. "Departing NPR Exec Laments Jewish Control of Newspapers."
We can't defund fast enough. "An admission by a top executive at National Public Radio that the organization would be 'better off in the long-run' without federal funding may bolster ongoing efforts to rescind that funding. . . .The video showed [Ron] Schiller telling two men posing [as] members of an Islamic advocacy group that Tea Party activists are 'racist' and 'xenophobic.' Schiller also claimed that NPR 'would be better off in the long run without federal funding.'" And the taxpayers would be better off immediately.
The White House can't change the topic fast enough. "House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he has told the White House to put forward a plan to cut spending for the remainder of 2011, as the House and Senate attempt to avert a government shutdown. Cantor said he told White House Chief of Staff William Daley as much in a telephone call on Monday."
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) couldn't rip the Obama Middle East policy fast enough -- or more effectively. "'Our intelligence, and I see it all, is way behind the times. It is inadequate. And this is a very serious problem,' Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told The Cable in an interview on Tuesday. Feinstein criticized the U.S. government's intelligence products in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, and Libya, saying that the intelligence community has given her 'nothing that we didn't read in the newspapers' since January."
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) can't distance himself from President Obama fast enough. "'Why are we doing all this when the most powerful person in these negotiations -- our president -- has failed to lead this debate or offer a serious proposal for spending and cuts that he would be willing to fight for?' The full-throated rejection of the president's spending proposals by a politically vulnerable Democrat is just the latest worrisome sign for Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who have yet to rally their party around a unified spending plan."
Newt Gingrich couldn't have revealed his biggest liability fast enough: He's kind of flaky. "Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged in a Des Moines Register interview Monday that his team bobbled the news last week before the announcement Thursday that he planned to begin raising money to explore seeking the 2012 GOP presidential nod."
The Republicans can't find a primary opponent fast enough. "Lugar Says U.S. Cannot Afford a War in Libya." Maybe he's running for Obama's secretary of defense instead.
| March 9, 2011; 7:45 AM ET
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