I made a mistake last week, and not an easily forgivable one.(2)
After a week of online agitating for the White House press corps to ask about the trillion-dollar coin solution to the debt ceiling, NBC reporter Chuck Todd finally broached it to press secretary Jay Carney this afternoon.
"I would simply go back to the option here is for Congress to do its job and pay its bills," said Carney, recalling the situation last summer when the country careened toward the debt limit, saying, "let's not even pretend that's an okay scenario."(1)
The latest endorsement for the trillion-dollar coin idea comes from Paul Krugman, in a post titled "Be Ready to Mint that Coin."
Yesterday, my colleague Joe Pompeo called up Newsweek to ask whether the company was planning to issue any corrections or clarifications of Niall Ferguson's cover story, "Hit the Road Barack," in which countless manipulations and outright misrepresentations are marshaled in favor of an argument against Barack Obama's reelection.(5)
Eric Fehrnstrom was recently dubbed "Romney's balls" by GQ, and Stephanie Cutter was christened, slightly more politely, "the aggressive face" of the Obama campaign. ABC's "This Week" also included the right-leaning columnist George Will and the left-leaning economist Paul Krugman.
To understand Governor Chris Christie's determination to kill a trans-Hudson rail-tunnel project that would have been a boon to the region, all you need to know is that the project was a pet cause of Jon Corzine and that some of the loudest cries of anguish about Christie's actions have come from Bob Menendez, Frank Lautenberg and Paul Krugman.(1)