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 I guess it wasn’t an option for the NYT to simply ignore a new book of economic proposals, these essays brought forth by one George W. Bush. (He’s purported to have also written the introduction.) Given the photo they chose to accompany the article, however, seems we’re just looking at more backlash.
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(credit: LM Otero/Associated Press caption:  Former President George W. Bush at a Texas Rangers baseball game on July 7 in Arlington, Tex. On Tuesday, he will present a book of national economic proposals by an array of experts.)
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I guess it wasn’t an option for the NYT to simply ignore a new book of economic proposals, these essays brought forth by one George W. Bush. (He’s purported to have also written the introduction.) Given the photo they chose to accompany the article, however, seems we’re just looking at more backlash.

via The New York Times

(credit: LM Otero/Associated Press caption: Former President George W. Bush at a Texas Rangers baseball game on July 7 in Arlington, Tex. On Tuesday, he will present a book of national economic proposals by an array of experts.)

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Bad weekend for Romney…photos of uber rich donors’ cars queued up for a fundraiser, elitist quotes from attendees, photos of the Romney boat at his vacation manse and in front of a child’s toy that costs anywhere from $300-400. The campaign is taking quite a risk banking on competence trumping displays of ostentatious wealth.

Top photo via The Atlantic Wire. Bottom photo via Business Insider.

(Top photo credit: Kathy Kmonicek/AP Photo Bottom photo credit: Charles Dharapak/AP Photo caption:Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks past sons Craig, Matt, and Josh after a swim on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., Friday, July 6, 2012, as he continues his vacation from the campaign trail.)

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Is it me or does this cover, without mentioning his name, absolutely ooze Romney?
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Is it me or does this cover, without mentioning his name, absolutely ooze Romney?

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 Two Chinas.
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(credit: Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images  caption:  FOCUSED: A woman ate breakfast as a window cleaner worked outside on the 23rd floor of a hotel in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, Thursday.)
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Two Chinas.

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(credit: Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images caption: FOCUSED: A woman ate breakfast as a window cleaner worked outside on the 23rd floor of a hotel in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, Thursday.)

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As a play on  JP Morgan Chase advertising slogans: “Chase what matters, then turn your back on it or — TA DA – (this needs no addendum): “The right relationship is everything.” 
The  Senate Banking Committee fawned over Jamie Dimon yesterday and it looks like it went exactly as Dimon planned.
A great visual “screw you.”
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(credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP caption:  JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the U.S., arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee, about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades and whether its executives failed to properly manage those risks.)
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As a play on JP Morgan Chase advertising slogans: “Chase what matters, then turn your back on it or — TA DA – (this needs no addendum): “The right relationship is everything.”

The Senate Banking Committee fawned over Jamie Dimon yesterday and it looks like it went exactly as Dimon planned.

A great visual “screw you.”

via The Sacramento Bee

(credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP caption: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the U.S., arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee, about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades and whether its executives failed to properly manage those risks.)

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It’s interesting that, for a person generally considered to be handsome (or at least distinguished) looking, he’s not particularly photogenic. 
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(Top photo credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption:  Mitt Romney, addressing a Business Roundtable luncheon at the Newseum in Washington, said the Obama administration had pursued the most “antibusiness” policies in modern American history.)
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It’s interesting that, for a person generally considered to be handsome (or at least distinguished) looking, he’s not particularly photogenic.

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(Top photo credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption: Mitt Romney, addressing a Business Roundtable luncheon at the Newseum in Washington, said the Obama administration had pursued the most “antibusiness” policies in modern American history.)

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 Why do I love this shot? I love the angle of Obama’s, then Kennedy’s head combined with the angle at which Obama in the photo holds his daughter AND the little Pete Souza in the mirror. That’s beyond the all-too-obvious ploy in defense of Washington — about austerity (pass the chips, Mitch!) and bipartisanship/breaking bread.
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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption:  President Barack Obama has lunch with members of the Congressional Leadership in the Oval Office Private Dining Room, May 16, 2012. The President served hoagies from Taylor Gourmet, which he purchased after a small business roundtable earlier in the day. Seated, clockwise from the President, are: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Speaker John Boehner.)
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Why do I love this shot? I love the angle of Obama’s, then Kennedy’s head combined with the angle at which Obama in the photo holds his daughter AND the little Pete Souza in the mirror. That’s beyond the all-too-obvious ploy in defense of Washington — about austerity (pass the chips, Mitch!) and bipartisanship/breaking bread.

via The White House Flickr

(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: President Barack Obama has lunch with members of the Congressional Leadership in the Oval Office Private Dining Room, May 16, 2012. The President served hoagies from Taylor Gourmet, which he purchased after a small business roundtable earlier in the day. Seated, clockwise from the President, are: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Speaker John Boehner.)

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White House Photo of the Day: “It’s Their Economy, Stupid.”
The context: The perception of slow but moderate economic growth in the U.S. took a hit with last Friday’s jobs report, leaving the Obama Administration and the Obama campaign casting about for an explanation that doesn’t sound like blaming Congress.
The choice of this photo of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, along with two of the Obama Administration’s top international economic affairs experts, briefing the president on Europe’s economic woes is an interesting one. How often does a White House publish a photo that projects an inability to fix a problem? Seems to me that’s exactly what this Pete Souza photo does and exactly what it’s meant to do. A photo that screams “Here’s what it is and there’s not much we can do about it.” Underlying message? On further reflection (pun intended) don’t blame us.
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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo  caption:  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks during a meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, June 4, 2012. Mike Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International and Economic Affairs, and Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, are seated next to Secretary Geithner.)
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White House Photo of the Day: “It’s Their Economy, Stupid.”

The context: The perception of slow but moderate economic growth in the U.S. took a hit with last Friday’s jobs report, leaving the Obama Administration and the Obama campaign casting about for an explanation that doesn’t sound like blaming Congress.

The choice of this photo of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, along with two of the Obama Administration’s top international economic affairs experts, briefing the president on Europe’s economic woes is an interesting one. How often does a White House publish a photo that projects an inability to fix a problem? Seems to me that’s exactly what this Pete Souza photo does and exactly what it’s meant to do. A photo that screams “Here’s what it is and there’s not much we can do about it.” Underlying message? On further reflection (pun intended) don’t blame us.

via The White House Photo of the Day

(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks during a meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, June 4, 2012. Mike Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International and Economic Affairs, and Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, are seated next to Secretary Geithner.)

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Whenever I find myself coming close to bringing down the world economy, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
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(credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg News caption:  Days after disclosing a $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase, the bank’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, said that “we made a terrible, egregious mistake.” “There’s almost no excuse for it,” Mr. Dimon said about the loss, which stemmed from a soured bet on credit derivatives made by the bank’s chief investment office in London.)
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Whenever I find myself coming close to bringing down the world economy, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

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(credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg News caption: Days after disclosing a $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase, the bank’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, said that “we made a terrible, egregious mistake.” “There’s almost no excuse for it,” Mr. Dimon said about the loss, which stemmed from a soured bet on credit derivatives made by the bank’s chief investment office in London.)

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Dinesh Souza has an anti-Obama film coming out in June.  Here’s the trailer.
One of the most memorable shots? A black family fighting over a Monopoly board. On some levels, somewhat perplexing; on all other levels: racist. Because you know his re-election means blacks are going to rule the United States. Just like they have for the past three years. 
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Dinesh Souza has an anti-Obama film coming out in June. Here’s the trailer.

One of the most memorable shots? A black family fighting over a Monopoly board. On some levels, somewhat perplexing; on all other levels: racist. Because you know his re-election means blacks are going to rule the United States. Just like they have for the past three years.

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