Let’s dispense with the regular stuff today. It’s Friday, it’s finally May, and everyone’s in a good mood (unless you’re in Slovyansk). Yes, the drug companies are still rutting like caribou, the economy is looking a lot better, and the jobs report at 8:30 a.m. is forecast to be coming in fat. We’re expecting Berkshire Hathaway’s results today, too, but after this week of earnings and all this rain, you’re all beat. We know. We’ll pick up again on Monday.
President Barack Obama introduced his “date” and “dance partner,” Michelle Obama, at the Commander-in-Chief Ball last night in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The crowd roared their approval.
At a storied Washington stage for royals, rock stars and world leaders, a former Federal Reserve chairman and New York congressman joined a book-launching party for a tome about the British ambassador’s American home.
“Don’t get it twisted. Me and the girls did it first,” announced Patti LaBelle last night before belting out “Lady Marmalade,” the 1974 hit she performed with girl group Labelle, popularized since in karaoke clubs and by a cadre of younger artists.