Obama was against raising the debt before he was for it [Reader Post]

In the sparring over the issue of raising the debt ceiling BArack Obama weighed in with “harsh language.”

In some of his harshest language to date in the fight over the deficit, President Obama warned today that the debt ceiling should not be “used as a gun” against Americans to extract tax breaks for the wealthy.

Barack Obama's political epitaph takes shape [Reader Post]

As the 2012 Presidential campaign gains speed, Barack Obama’s political epitaph begins to take shape. Among the achievements etched into his political tombstone will be the following:

US Manufacturing Growth Slowest Since Sept 2009

The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector tumbled in May, slackening more than expected to its slowest since September 2009, according to an industry report released Wednesday.