Wednesday Morning News Roundup

Wednesday Morning News Roundup

There are certain memes or themes that never seem to go away. One of the strongest seems to be that Democrats are soft on crime/terrorism. We can go back to Michael Dukakis being painted with Willie Horton. Currently, Republicans are using a variation on this theme by saying that President Barack Obama has skipped intelligence briefings. This is not true.

The number of uninsured Americans has declined in many states. This is good.

Housing market appears to be improving.

If, for some reason, you haven’t seen Mitt Romney’s “secret” video in which he is talking to fundraisers, the video can be found here.

Maxine Waters, Democrat from California, has been cleared of all ethics charges.

It looks like Paul Ryan is tryingto distance himself from Mitt Romney. I would take this with a grain of salt.

Historic slave records are being placed online. This is specific to records here in Western North Carolina.

North Carolina SAT scores continue to slide. This should be no surprise as we are investing less and less on education.