From Andrea Mitchell Reports:

NBC News has confirmed that current White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew will succeed Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary.

We have also confirmed that Jack Lew’s signature is a series of looped scribbles that resembles the markings left on a notepad when you can’t seem to get your pen working.



2,003 Deaths in Afghanistan

The chart shows deaths of identified United States service members directly involved in the war in Afghanistan. Rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire took the largest number of American lives earlier in the war. In 2008, deaths from improvised explosive devices, or I.E.D.’s, began to make up a larger share of combat deaths.

In a related post, both the Obama and Romney campaign are loathe to talk about it.

(via againstpower)