Mike Berman’s Washington Watch

No. 115

Right Track/Wrong Track & Unemployment

The schedule: 41 days until the election October 3, 2012 1st Presidential Debate – Denver, CO October 11, 2012 Vice Presidential Debate – Danville, KY October 16, 2012 2nd Presidential Debate – Hempstead, NY October 22, 2012 3rd Presidential Debate...

President Obama

The President’s job approval rating in Gallup on September 23 was 49% approval and 45% disapproval. The public’s grade for the job President Obama is doing (as found by Gallup) is lower than that of 5 of the previous Presidents...

2012 Presidential General Election

The following are survey results from media-related polling organizations. [WW tends to find them more consistently reliable. This is not to say that all non-media sources are not reliable. It is to say that the slant of some non-media sources...

The Congress

13% approve of the job that Congress is doing at this time. This is the lowest number recorded at this point in an election year going back to 1974. Since January 2011, approval of Congress has ranged from 24% in...

Restaurant: boca

Ketchum, Idaho: We ate at boca twice, once early in the first week by ourselves, and then early the second week with Jim and Jamie.

Restaurant: Dashi

Ketchum, Idaho: The main entryway is on the side of the restaurant, and you first encounter a group of picnic tables in the side yard. The evening we were there these tables were being used by families with young children.

Restaurant: Galena Lodge

Ketchum, Idaho: This old rustic lodge was destined for demolition until a bunch of local folks, including the late John Heinz, contributed the funds to buy the property and turned it over to the public.

Restaurant: Globus

Ketchum, Idaho: I previously reviewed Globus in September 2002.

Restaurant: Grill at Knob Hill

Ketchum, Idaho: The restaurant seats about 200 people in two dining rooms and one outdoor area. The tables are of a variety of sizes and shapes.

Restaurant: Michel's Christiania Restaurant and Bar

Ketchum, Idaho: There is a full menu, plus nightly specials which the serving person was able to fully describe.

Restaurant: Vintage Restaurant

Ketchum, Idaho: This restaurant is described as the best restaurant in Ketchum, according to those who spend a great deal of time there. It required four attempts before we could get a reservation at Vintage, but it was worth the wait.