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More Powerful Than a Locomotive

The president has begrudgingly consented to bazillions of dollars in Super Pac money to help him keep his job. This isn’t to be confused with the Super Committee, which remains in exile.

On the bright side, Supreme Court justices may attend future State of Union speeches without fear of tongue lashing.

President Don Rickles

President Rickles insulted members of his audience during last night’s state of the union speech. He criticized the Supreme Court, while some justices sat directly in front of him, for its ruling in favor of free speech in the Citizens United v. FEC case. Here’s a link to the Washington Post with a video clip of the moment, including Alito’s response. Here’s Jack Tapper at ABC giving a historian’s perspective.