The Thursday wrap
The Los Angeles Times, in endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election, says he has “brought a certain levelheadedness to the White House” and generally blames Republicans for his failures. On what planet? ... MSNBC's Chris Matthews says Mitt Romney supporters are fueled by racial hatred for Mr. Obama. No, Mr. Matthews, they simply think Obama has been a lousy president. ... The Federal Salary Council ciphers that federal employees earn 34 percent less than their private-sector counterparts and that the “pay gap” jumped 8 percentage points since last year. But two Junes ago, the private American Enterprise Institute concluded federal employees earn 14 percent more than their private counterparts. See what happens when you let government types study reality? ... The Washington Times reports that the U.S. Army has hired a public relations firm to “improve the image” of a $2.5 billion “intelligence analytical processor” used by troops in Afghanistan to identify the enemy and deadly buried explosives. It's the same processor that the troops say doesn't work very well. Same pig, new lipstick? ... Could “Hurricane snow” soon become a part of the weather lexicon? Forecasters are carefully watching what's expected to become Hurricane Sandy. One computer model has it moving up the East Coast (beginning in Norfolk, Va.) early next week with blasting rains. Another, more inland track could dump heavy wet snow over the Appalachian Mountains. It's beginning to look a lot like ... .
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