Opening Act: Jobs

Today’s agenda: The annual Defending the American Dream Summit, a project of Americans for Prosperity, which you can’t mention anymore without using the descriptor “Koch-connected.” The first year I went, 2007, it was at the Mayflower Hotel – a good mid-sized venue. Now it’s at D.C.’s monstrously large convention center.

Were you excited about the two jobs bill votes in the Senate yesterday? Really? Seek help. (A sad detail: The Democrats planned a press conference to talk about how their best plans had been waylaid, but they canceled it because Sen. Amy Klobuchar had to preside over the Senate.)

Herman Cain, the job-killing years.

Bachmann, back in Ames.

Is this really what Cain said to a radio host’s assistant? It’s not bad at all.

Occupy Oakland in photos.

The other Cain scandal, continued.