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NYT Caption: Members of Congress leaving the Capitol after the House of Representatives passed the debt limit bill. Bag’s caption (+ why the photo made the edit): America held hostage.
Members of Congress leaving the Capitol after the House of Representatives passed the debt limit bill.
Bag’s caption (+ why the photo made the edit):
America held hostage.
(photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. NYT slideshow.)
Bag’s Take-Away:Everyone getting loopy with debt ceiling circus. Here, NYT photog makes a funny (about politics of “winning the stand-off” in D.C). Get it? cajoling Obama + father of our country = “only grownup in the room.”
Whispering? Blowing a kiss? Once bit? (see bandaid on Reid’s hand)….Isn’t it funny the pics of Boehner (except for those sour shots on Saturday at the WH) always seem to show him compromised, even if his party refuses to….via Charlotte Observer
(photo: Harry Hamburg/AP caption: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., holds his hand up as he whispers to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, during a photo opportunity in the House Speaker’s office before a meeting on the debt limit increase on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday, July 23, 2011.)
Bag’s Take-Away:With debt ceiling talks hanging ridiculously in the balance (did someone say: Shock Doctrine?), all eyes turn to Stock Exchange. Flag porn only confirms how much interests of America have been co-opted by Wall Street (enabled here by the visual media).
(photo: Reuters caption: Pedestrians walk past the outside of the New York Stock Exchange in New York July 25, 2011. The Democratic-led Senate and Republican-led House of Representatives consider rival plans this week to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling.)
Framing “debt ceiling” hysteria, Getty shooting wire pics with a fish eye. Fun house? Bubble? Fish bowl? More than ever, DC = theatre of the absurd.
(photos: Bill Clark/Roll Call)
In debt to China.
“We could sit here all night long, come to a compromise over raising some taxes, cutting government spending, et cetera, et cetera,” said President Obama. “Or we could just play a kickass game of mahjongg.”
White House (Debt Ceiling Battle) Photo of the Day July 7th:
1. Reminds me of a Miami Heat timeout during game six of this year’s finals.
2. Screw up the debt ceiling battle, it’s gonna reflect badly.
3. Oh, is that the new-and-improved political guru-tandem of Daley and Plouffe bookending the advisors? For a second, I thought it was Rahm and Axelrod.
Over at The Bag, we have the latest round-up of Obama pics. Viewer discretion advised.
(photo: White House/Pete Souza caption: President Barack Obama talks with members of his staff in the Oval Office following a meeting with the Congressional Leadership, July 7, 2011. Pictured with the President, from left, are: Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to the Vice President; National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling; Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council; Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew; Senior Advisor David Plouffe; and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.)