House Speaker John Boehner is reported to have told fellow Republicans that he won’t allow the federal government to default. He said he will see to it that the debt ceiling is raised, even if it means passing a bill with the support of Democrats and a minority of Republicans. Here’s what Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel told the Washington Post:
The three scandals roiling Washington and the 24-hour cable news channels have one thing in common: They’re shrinking steadily as more information dribbles out.
Shavuot is best known for being little-known. J.J. Goldberg says it’s kind of like the Zeppo Marx of the Jewish spiritual calendar.