BQ Brew: NY GOP Congressmen want action now on super-storm Sandy relief. Climate change? Not so much.
Plunderbund: Who is paying for Ohio Governor John Kasich’s trip to Switzerland?
Kevin Drum: Why it’s a crime not to get the lead out.
Sreve Benen: Holding the debt ceiling hostage isn’t politics as usual; Republican extortion is an unprecedented threat to the nation.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day: “Obviously, you can't default…you can't not raise the debt ceiling.” (Paul Ryan, January 6, 2011)
Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.