BREAKING: CHRISTINA ROMER LEAVING WHITE HOUSE, NOT PLEASED WITH LARRY SUMMERS - "Christina Romer, chairwoman of Pres. Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, has decided to resign, according to a source familiar with her plans. Romer, an economics professor at the University of California (Berkeley) before taking the key admin post, did not respond to repeated calls to her office. 'She has been frustrated,' a source with insight into the WH economics team said. 'She doesn't feel that she has a direct line to the president. She would be giving different advice than Larry Summers [director of the National Economic Council], who does have a direct line to the president.'"
ELENA KAGAN AS ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT - Even though her habit of ordering the bald eagle on rye at Katz's Deli before taking the 1 train to Harvard Law where she ruthlessly promotes sharia law and abducts military recruiters to flush out her softball team's outfield on orders from an Israeli judge -- about whom she has a work-in-progress tribute collage that she updates with Bill Clinton during their weekly bingo night meet-ups at Cambridge's hottest LGBT bar, The Unfurled Lotus -- is well-documented, the Senate this afternoon confirmed Elena Kagan 63 to 37 as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Stay with us in the coming days and weeks for all your End Days news, complete with that refreshing HuffPost Hill attitude you've come to know and love. You had a great run, America.
Landmark: the Supreme Court will, for the first time, have three female justices.
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