November 12: News Roundup

As the Republican Congress dithers on the jobs plan, and South Carolina GOP Senator Jim Demint calls the veterans jobs plan “a Democratic trick,” unemployment among young vets hits 30%. There’s more at BusinessWeek.

On Veterans Day, GOP Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney unveiled his plan to gut Veterans health benefits. There’s more at TPM.

Do Mitt Romney’s statements that he’s been consistent on the auto bailout hold up to the facts. The Washington Post doesn’t think so, they give Romney Two Pinocchio’s for that false claim.

A new report says that Mitt Romney is the most extreme Republican on immigration issues. There’s more at ThinkProgress.

In honor of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s latest performance, Chris Cillzilla at the Washington Post gives us a rogues gallery of worst debate moments of recent times. It’s on “The Fix.”

As the others implode, Newt Gingrich is now firmly entrenched as the GOP’s new “flavor of the month” says the Washington Post.

Republicans budget proposal would throw 15 Million more out of work. There’s more at ThinkProgress.

Herman Cain says God asked him to run for President. There’s more at the National Journal.

In an op-ed at the Washington Post, Iraq war vet and State College, Pennsylvania native Thomas L. Day offers thoughts on the Penn State scandal, and a stinging rebuke to the generation of the “Age of Reagan.” Read it at the Washington Post.

A Federal Judge has ruled in favor of the Congressional map drawn by Democrats in the Colorado legislature. There’s more at the Denver Post.

A LaCrosse, Wisconsin brewery and hospital team up to use the brewery’s spent grains to power the hospital with renewable energy. There’s more at the Huffington Post.

Billo doesn’t do history well either: Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC bans the new book by Bill O’Reilly of FOX, Killing Lincoln, for it’s sloppy and inaccurate writing. There’s more at the Washington Post.

Just for fun: TPM offers us this mashup video of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s greatest hits. Relive the horror at TPM.