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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stories to Watch: 11/29/12

The state of Washington will issue gender-neutral marriage licenses. Not surprisingly, Fox News reports it as practically the end of the freakin' world.

The UN recognizes Palestine as a state.

Mitt Romney visits the White House for a post-election lunch. Everything went very sportsmanlike until Pres. Obama could no longer resist the urge to spike a football in Mittens' mac and cheese. Passersby could hear, "You like that? That's the kitchen's 'Sucks to be you' special! I have it every day, because I live here -- I'm the president!"

John Boehner is so supremely disappointed that Democrats aren't serious about cutting Medicare that he just may turn on the waterworks again. Ezra Klein notes that Boehner is the unserious one, since "Republicans are refusing to name their Medicare cuts" and are instead just complaining. Klein thinks the GOP can't get specific, in part, because they only had one plan -- privatization -- and that was shot down by the election. I think it's simpler; Boehner's demanding the Democrats take the blame for unpopular cuts. The White House should demand specifics from the Orange One and, when he fails to come up with any, kindly invite him to STFU.

McJobs are jobs -- and they deserve a union.

The Weaselliest Dodge of the Day award goes to Republican Rep. Chris Gibson of New York. Gibson says he's off the hook for Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge because he signed it when he was representing New York's 20th congressional district. There's since been redistricting and it's been changed to the 19th -- totally different. Points for doing the right thing, but a big deduction for being so ridiculously dishonest about it.

An association with Donald Trump seems to be dragging Macy's down in public opinion.

One good cop.

Finally, is it too early for 2012 in review?

[photo via AP]

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