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HUFFPOST HILL – Congressional Leaders To Talk Debt Ceiling At White House

Where’s the marriage certificate? Humanity briefly paused to watch the one TV event that can draw billions of viewers without a Bud Bowl. A court overturned a stem cell research ban, the latest in a string of gains made by Democrats in their…

Where’s the marriage certificate? Humanity briefly paused to watch the one TV event that can draw billions of viewers without a Bud Bowl. A court overturned a stem cell research ban, the latest in a string of gains made by Democrats in their nefarious mission to make you “not dead.” President Obama continued his principled opposition to running his campaign on lobbyist money, choosing instead to have a former top aide do it. And Washington insiders will rub shoulders and self-promote tomorrow, a very special time known as “Monday,” “Tuesday,” “Wednesday,” “Thursday,” “Friday,” “Saturday” or, about one-seventh of the time, “Sunday.” This is HUFFPOST HILL for Friday, April 29th, 2011:

OBAMA TO HOST BI-PARTISAN DINNER, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP TO GET ITS EAT ON WHILE ACCOMPLISHING NOTHING – President Obama has invited leaders from both parties to the White House next week for a dinner meeting marking the end of the two-week recess. Both Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have said they will attend. The primary topic of discussion will be the looming vote over whether to raise the nation’s debt ceiling or let it stay as is and turn Pogs into our national currency (just a suggestion: “That’ll be a slammer-fifty, sir.”). [Politico]

GOV’T SLAPS NEWS SANCTIONS ON SYRIA – Andrea Stone: “President Barack Obama ordered stiffer U.S. sanctions on Friday for top Syrian officials and security forces. The Syrian regime is responsible for a violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators that has left hundreds dead. The executive order expands on sanctions first leveled against Syria in 1994. The Obama administration accuses President Bashar Assad’s government of using

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