Morning Examiner: ‘Come hither, my pet…’

Obama’s team wonders: How to re-energize the base? By re-installing Bush as president, of course.

Or maybe have Rahm Emanuel leave the White House?

“Come hither, my pet.” Chris Coons pledges his vote to Harry Reid in the lame duck session.

Appropriate and reasonable” that Vernon, California’s city administrator makes more than the President of the United States.

If you need any more proof that campaign finance law is stupid: “I’m Jim Gerlach, and I approved this message, but I might not have adhered to the micromanaging rules of McCain-Feingold that require a mugshot at the end. Maybe.”

Want a Jewish lawyer? No really — do you?

Man who once got in a fist-fight with President Obama in the Illinois Senate is running for mayor.

Massachusetts might lose a House seat after the census — New York and Ohio could each lose two.

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Tex.: I broke no rules with “friends and family” Black Caucus scholarships.

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