From 'round the sphere...
Obama is good for business
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Of course, what KIND of business is another matter. In Obama's case, he's good for the lobbying business. 2009 reports from K Street  (DC's lobbying district) show big gains, some on the order of 40% over 2008.
Bottom line? When you work to have government take greater control of various aspects of business and our daily lives you increase the odds that citizens (whether on an individual or corporate basis) will fight back. And (at least until November) that involves lobbying.
GOP Recruiting picks up speed
What a difference one election makes. In the wake of this week's election in Massachusetts, the NRCC says their candidate recruitment has picked up  considerably. And, as you can imagine, they're now having an easier time getting good potential challengers to take a serious look at challening some previously "un-challengable" Democrats, (you know, the Massachusetts variety).
Obama to campaign for Reed
You really have to love this. After going 0 for 3 in the past few months, (Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts), Obama is going to hit the campaign trail for Harry Reid  (who is wayyyyyy down in the polls  in Nevada right now).
Given the fact that Nevada's not exactly a "blue" state, you've got to wonder why Reid would want him out there. I mean, it can't be a dire need for campaign cash I wouldn't think (given that cash should be not problem for a guy in his position). And all it will do is further serve to remind the voters of Nevada about all the things they've come to be upset with Reid over, (i.e., his pushto ram Obama's unpopular agenda through congress).
When you look at what happened in Massachusettts on Tuesday, you really have to ask yourself how much good Obama will do for you in a red/purple state, if he can't get it done in the bluest of the blue states.
Here's hoping The One keeps his streak intact.