Let's examine our mixed feelings about athletes and their public personas. Fans tend to like it when nice guys do well but they don't really mind when bad guys succeed. When it comes down to it, we just like winners.
The firefighters, police, medics and volunteers who rushed to the scene of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks will not be invited to the tenth anniversary memorial ceremony in New York. This announcement has led to anger and frustration among many first responders. But the mayor's office says the new site at Memorial Plaza is simply too small.
Get ready to hear the word supercommittee a lot this fall. It's the bipartisan committee created by the recent debt ceiling deal, which has until Thanksgiving to figure out how to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit.
One of the panel's co-chairman is Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington. With Congress in recess, Murray is back home, doing the obligatory factory tours. She was at Machinists, Inc. on Seattle's industrial south side on Wednesday.
President Obama is off to New England later today for a family vacation. He returned to the White House last night after a three-day bus tour through the upper Midwest. The campaign-style trip produced little in the way of new ideas for boosting job growth. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.