President Obama's performance in Tuesday's Arkansas primary won't be as embarrassing as what happened in West Virginia two weeks ago, when he gave up 41 percent of the vote to someone who happened to be sitting in a federal prison in Texas for embezzlement.
But it may well do more lasting damage to his party.
Yo Mamma's Big Fat Booty Band has gone through some wild changes since they began shakin' booties in Asheville in 2002. The current lineup has a new release: Lee Allen (drums), Mary Frances (keys, vocals), Greg Hollowell (tenor sax, bari sax, flute), Al Al Ingram (bass, vocals), Derrick Johnson (trombone), and JP Miller (guitar, vocals).
A unlikely coalition failed to derail the government's practice of holding terror suspects for indefinite periods of time.
Some Democrats and Tea Party Republicans put the issue to a vote through an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have ended the practice but it ultimately failed, today, in the GOP-controlled house by a vote of 238 to 182.
Fans of traditional Irish music are required to check out this trio: singer/guitarist John Doyle, fiddler Martin Hayes (six All-Ireland fiddle championships), and flutist Kevin Crawford (longtime member of Lunasa) make up The Teetotallers, playing the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville Thursday evening.