Think twice before attempting to get your hands on someone else’s student loan records — especially those of the current U.S. president.
A special House subcommittee has charged Rep. Charles Rangel with committing ethics violations. After a two-year investigation, Rangel says he’s not too upset. (via Swampland)
“We did not realize it was forbidden to take the picture of the gate of the house where the Clinton wedding is to be.”
— Helje Solberg, managing editor of the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang, on two of the source’s reporters …
“Congress is committed to creating good-paying American jobs and helping lay the foundation for growth now and in the future. We want to restore the words ‘made in America’ to the center of our economic prosperity,”
— NANCY …
On a visit to South Korea on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced fresh sanctions against North Korea.
“I think there’s a good reason for a conservative to vote yes.”
— SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, on his decision to vote in favor of Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court (Via the Washington Post)
China has surpassed the United States.
Sarah Palin, you’re in fine company. Here are a few of NewsFeed’s favorite political language blunders.
“It’s time to do what’s right, not for the next election, but for the middle class.”
— PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, to GOP lawmakers, on the need to restore unemployment benefits for jobless Americans (Via the Associated Press)
Once a backup haven for the members of Congress in case of nuclear attacks, Project Greek Island is now a tourist attraction. Talk about a blast from the past—and we don’t mean the Cold War paranoia. Check out that wallpaper! …
Since September 11, 2001, the U.S. government has drastically increased its intelligence and counterterrorism forces. But according to a Washington Post report, “Top Secret America” has ballooned out of control.
A day after BP placed a new cap over its mile-deep underwater oil leak, discovering that so far it’s working, President Obama spoke briefly, saying in Washingtonese, “whew!”