Above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Hollow Man" from last night about the dreadful Stephen Harper, prime minister of Canada, forcing Kim Rivera to leave the country. She's now arrested and at Fort Drum.
Meanwhile Rebecca Kaplan (CBS News) reports on Paul Ryan:
In one of his harshest indictments to date of President Obama's handling of the economy, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told an audience on Monday that Americans "are beginning to give up hope" on the economic recovery.
During a town hall meeting, the first stop on a bus tour across Ohio, Ryan said, ""People are beginning to give up hope. People are beginning to think that the American dream's not for them because of this stagnant economy. And when you take a look at what your government's doing to you in every nook and cranny of America, it's not good."
Ryan also said that the Obama administration has threatened to veto a defense spending bill if Congress tries to reinstate funding for the nation's only tank-manufacturing plant, located in Lima. The Pentagon has said it has enough of the vehicles and is trying halt production of tanks for several years, but Ohio legislators like Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Jim Jordan -- both of whom spoke before Ryan at the event -- have lobbied to keep the plant open.
The economy is in tatters. I was never a Clintonista. I'm not overly fond of Bill. (Hillary won my respect in 2008.) I say that so you know where I stand before I weigh in.
While rousing, I found his DNC speech to be full of it.
Good times are just around the corner! Four more years for Barack to fix the mess!
The American people are tired of the empty promises. They've gone on for far too long.
There is a disgust in the country with the economy that pundits just don't get because they're so removed from reality.
We need jobs. We need a living wage. We need real single-payer, universal health care.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: