Wiretap: USA endures DC gas bags; Colorado caps methane

If you’re feeling depressed about the state of American politics, you’re not alone. According to a new National Journal poll, President Obama has slipped to 38 percent approval, from 52 percent just after he was elected. Of course, he can’t begin to compete with Congress, which has an approval rating of 9. As in less than 10.

Of course it could get worse. Nearly three-fourths expect there to be another government shutdown.

Some perspective: For every 10 canceled insurance policies, there are 10 Americans without insurance.Via Froma Harrop

Joe Nocera says Hickenlooper’s methane deal is the best anti-frackers can hope for. Via New York Times.

The city of Boulder drops $6.8 million, a first payment in what is an estimated $49 million in flood damage repairs.

Elizabeth Warren, the liberal hope, says don’t cut Social Security, expand it. Via the Washington Post.

Now it’s the video games that are attacking Iraq. Via the New Yorker.

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