Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 | 11:21 a.m.
Of course, I’m not there, but here in Washington, where Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is testifying before the House Budget Committee, as Congress continues investigating the financial crisis.
(Update: Porter's office said the congressman missed today’s Budget Committee hearing because he is presenting a purple heart medal to an Army veteran who had served in Iraq. Porter will be submitting a statement to the committee, and also plans to attend upcoming hearings before the Ways and Means Committee, on which he also serves.)
Here’s a quick recap of the weekend’s political news:
-- Republican John McCain’s robo-calls are "scummy," says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The McCain camp is trying to forge a link between Democratic candidate Barack Obama and 60s radical Bill Ayers.
-- Porter challenger Dina Titus stretched the truth in her latest TV ad, so says Sun reporter Megan McCloskey’s Truth Squad.
-- New details emerge in the 33-page civil suit filed against the governor by the woman who says he assaulted her, reports the Sun’s Jeff German.
-- A robust explanation of the union card check issue, which has been a not-so-secret weapon in Republican efforts to halt Democratic momentum this cycle.
-- Look for windmills in Searchlight.
-- Let the early voting begin.
And lastly, for those of you readers digging into the weeds with questions on credit default swaps, stay tuned. I’ve amassed a decent collection of potentially helpful stories from the weekend papers, and will post those in just a bit.
That’s it for now. Check back later for updates.