The Economist/YouGov survey of 662 registered voters was conducted from Oct. 26 to 28.
IT’S A DATE
There are no pin-up girls. But it is must see. That would be the 2014 calendar for the U.S. House of Representatives, just released by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and available in printable month-by-month and one-page formats, as well as through a downloadable Google or Outlook formats.
The Virginia Republican had some stern words for his peers.
“This calendar also ensures that we, as elected officials, never lose touch with our constituents while completing our work here in Washington,” Mr. Cantor wrote in a letter to fellow lawmakers.
“The House’s calendar cannot work unless the members, themselves, have input. The 2014 calendar reflects the input of this chamber’s membership and we will continue to ensure that it facilitates a productive legislative body.”
Let’s hope so. Details for those who would like to subscribe to the calendar or download information can be found here: majorityleader.gov/calendar
ROLLING WITH A CAUSE
Rolling Thunder is back in the nation’s capital. Known for the thunderous “Ride for Freedom” that draws several hundred thousand motorcycle riders each Memorial Day, the nonprofit national group is back in Washington for its annual conference to tend to the real business at hand: veterans affairs, plus ongoing POW and MIA issues. The tenacious membership is particularly interested in how Obamacare will affect vets, and will be on Capitol Hill throughout Friday.
“Everything we do is meant to remember and honor our POWs, MIAs and all of our veterans,” say former U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, who founded the organization in 1987 and named it for a U.S. bombing campaign over North Vietnam more than two decades earlier.
“I lost a whole lot of guys in that war. I never forget that I made it back but they didn’t,” he adds.
Their Saturday night meeting begins with the Pledge of Allegiance and includes a moment of silence, a prayer, a recognition for Gold Star Mothers and a formidable guest speaker. On hand: retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, former chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff.
“Gen. Myers has ridden on numerous occasions with Rolling Thunder in the annual Ride for Freedom. And we thank him for his dedication and support,” a spokeswoman says.
“Reboot the government.”