* A sympathy card for Al Roker haters.
* It's so hard to say goodbye to 30 Rock.
* Keep calm and carry on, Kate Middleton.
* Google teaches us how to speak in Flanders.
* Ever seen a grown man naked, Mr. President?
* A detailed article on how the NASA space pen works.
* Does homeowners' insurance cover damage from a robot war?
* #TheTCOTComedian is a joke. A hilarious joke that we hope never ends.
Tags: Al Roker, Barack Obama, Conservatives, Daily Links, Google, Jack Lew, Jimmy Fallon, Kate Middleton, NASA, The Onion, Tina Fey, Twitter, White House
White House chief of staff Jack Lew is expected to be nominated as Secretary of the Treasury tomorrow, which is notable news for a few reasons.
As the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in the federal government, Lew's nomination will let conservatives take a break from complaining about Chuck Hagel's supposed anti-semitism to complain about an actual Jew who's somehow part of Obama's shady efforts to enforce Sharia law. If we're very, very lucky, some right-wing moron will make a "hilarious" joke about Jews and money, and we'll get to play the "bigotry or satire?" game all over again.
Most importantly, by nominating a man whose signature would only be acceptable if he was an arm-less man named OooooooO, Obama is finally making good on the right-wing claim that he's debasing the currency:
Tags: Jack Lew, Money, Timothy Geithner, Treasury Department
I don't know how Obama's using his White House Chiefs of Staff, but he's clearly doing something wrong. A Chief of Staff, properly maintained, should easily be able to last through a term. What's he on now? His third or fourth?
President Barack Obama announced Monday that White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is stepping down and will be replaced by Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew…
Obama asked Daley to reconsider, but Daley decided to resign and recommended Lew as his successor, the president said. "There is no question that I'm going to deeply miss him by my side here at the White House," Obama said of Daley, who became chief of staff a year ago when Rahm Emanuel resigned* to run for mayor of Chicago.
First of all, as soon as you start smelling smoke, you know your Chief of Staff is being used to hard. That's when you have to downshift to your Deputy Chief of Staff.
* Let's not forget Pete Rouse.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Daley, Chief of Staff, Jack Lew, White House