Morning Examiner: Silly constituent, reading bills is for peasants

It would have been a waste of time to read the health care bill, says Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont, its author. Why read bills after going to all the trouble of having lobbyists who are your former staffers write them for you?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R, trails by 1,668 votes. She can still pull it out if she runs than 5-to-3 in the absentees — provided most of them are Republican ballots. But Scott McAdams, D expects to face Joe Miller, R, for Senate.

Financial reform doesn’t matter to voters. It doesn’t matter to banks, either.

Clip this article on how the GOP civil war is helping Democrats. I think it will make for amusing reading on Nov. 3.

Dems panic over House races: “You can only blame Bush for so long.”

Here’s a great idea to save the Congress: Remind voters about Obamacare.

John Deere bails out of climate change coalition.

Niners shock Packers to advance to NFC Championship Game

Late-game blocked punt turned the game around

The downturn persists: Examiner analysis reveals that S.F.’s economy has a long road to recovery

‘If you don’t keep downtown a vibrant place, it has cascading consequences on all the neighborhoods’