ONE-TWO: Recovery Summer continues: the President makes a statement tomorrow on the economy, where he'll take aim at Senate Republicans for blocking the extension of unemployment benefits. The Senate swears in Carte Goodwin, appointed to Congress by West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, at 2:15 pm EST Tuesday, and at 2:30 pm EST, will hold a vote on whether to extend unemployment benefits. The vote should succeed.
NOT A POODLE: David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the UK, visits the White House on Tuesday. Look for a reaffirmation of a special relationship -- Cameron and Obama get along quite well. They met when Obama traveled to London in '08 and in '09, when he was there for the G-20 summit. Since Cameron became PM, they've spoken three times (and Cameron has even gotten a ride on Marine One.) Key topics for the visit: Afghanistan, Middle East Peace process, Iran, global economy
REFUDIATE-GATE: Which is potentially more troublesome for a general audience? The first Tweet, the sentiment behind it, the logical error behind it (you are a "peaceful Muslim" IF you ...), the corrective Tweet, or the semi-apology Tweet? At 1:52 pm EST, Sarah Palin Tweeted:
Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate"
The Tweet was deleted and replaced with a Tweet that mistakes "repudiate" for "refute:"
Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real
Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing
"Refudiate," "misunderestimate," "wee-wee'd up." English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!
HELP.GOV: Tomorrow, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's mobile disaster assistance device platform relaunches.