msnbc:

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.

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aheram:

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)