A small alternative theater company from Poland is scrambling to put together a production slated to show in Chicago after the U.S. denied its cast members visas. The group claims it’s just another victim of stalled immigration reform.
Finally given an opportunity to illustrate all their die warnings about the sequester's draconian cuts, the Democrats wimp out and join the GOP to target alleviating hardships for the nation's travelers. Never mind Head Start or any of the other programs being gutted and affecting poor people and children.
The controversial leader of the Illinois Republican Party has now cancelled a major fundraiser as he waits to find out whether party bosses will fire him following his public support of same-sex marriage.
The opposition response to the SOTU -- an indulgence by the media since 1966 -- has become an "American Idol" type tryout for presidential aspirants, and barely acknowledges the speech it's supposed to be responding to. Rubio's speech sounded sometimes as if he hadn't even heard Obama's.