Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Morning Briefing: How The Debt Ceiling Debate Undermined The Economy

By ThinkProgress on May 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

"Morning Briefing: How The Debt Ceiling Debate Undermined The Economy"

Share:

google plus icon

– President Obama is personally overseeing “the shadow war with Al Qaeda,” spearheading “the ‘nominations’ process to designate terrorists for kill or capture.”

– While Mitt Romney was “running the Olympic games he had been investing in a company that was making performance-enhancing drugs banned by them, and he had been for almost a decade.”

– Romney attacks Obama for giving “billions of taxpayer dollars to companies that later failed”:

– How the debt ceiling debacle hurt the economy:

– And finally: Retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) made an awkward Trayvon Martin reference during a commencement address at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Sunday. “You know when you get an honorary degree they give you one of these,” said Frank, indicating the white graduation hood around his neck. “Hubie, I think you have a hoodie you can wear and nobody will shoot at you.” Frank was referring to African American activist Hubie Jones, who received the University’s honorary degree.

‹ PREVIOUS
Romney unconcerned that Donald Trump is championing birther conspiracy theories against Obama

NEXT ›
Former GOP Congressman: Romney Is Tolerating Birther Trump To Raise Money

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.