Mike Berman’s Washington Watch

No. 126

State of the Nation

The NBC/WSJ [6/2/13] found that 59%of Americans believe that things are on the wrong track in this country. The same result was reported by the CBS/NYT [6/4/13] . 24% are satisfied with the way things are going in this country....

President Obama

The public’s grade for the job President Obama is doing (as found by Gallup) is 47%/46%. This is better than 2 of the 5 previous two-term Presidents at this point in their second term. The list of 6 follows:  ...

The Congress

83% disapprove of the job being done by Congress. [CNN/ORG 6/13] The job that Democrats in Congress are doing has a disapproval rating of 60% and the job Republicans are doing is disapproved by 67%. [FOX 6/13] Gallup, which has...

Restaurant: Matchbox

Washington, DC: One of the nice features of the matchbox menu is that there are several appetizers and salads, and all of the pizzas can be ordered in a smaller or larger size.

Restaurant: Zaytinya

Washington, DC: The crowd ranges from quite young to those of us on the older side. Dress is absolutely casual. The restaurant is rather noisy, but not cacophonous.

Restaurant: Zengo

Washington, DC: The restaurant is a two story affair. On the main floor, as you enter, there is a reception desk near the front door. Proceed into the restaurant and there is a bar with high stools and a number of small, tall tables. The principal dining area is up a long flight of stairs. Happily, there is an elevator.

Restaurant: Jean Georges Steak House

Las Vegas, Nev: Through a certain amount of subterfuge Rita arranged for the group to get a perfectly-sized private room. The centerpiece of the room was two chandeliers, each of which were constructed of utensils, knives, forks, and spoons hanging from an oval frame.

Restaurant: Nobu

Las Vegas, Nev: The restaurant is very large, but broken up in a variety of ways. There are a number of round tables that seat up to ten people, most of which are in round alcoves.

Restaurant: American Fish

Las Vegas, Nev: The restaurant has several rows of booths, and then a variety of two, four, six, eight and ten-person tables. The ten of us were again seated at a round table.