Russian Communist leader endorses Obama's economic plan

Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov says he enjoyed getting to meet Barack Obama along with other members of the Russian opposition this week and even saw eye-to-eye with the U.S. president on a few things. Interfax reports via Johnson's Russia List:

"I said that I had thoroughly studied the U.S. president's anti-crisis program, that I liked it, as well as that it is socially oriented and primarily aimed at supporting poor people and enhancing the state's role. I said all this to President Obama," he said.

Somehow I don't think you'll be seeing that endorsement on

Democratic opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was at the same meeting, shares his thoughts here.


DeMint: Honduras situation just like Al Franken's election

South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint says the armed ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is no more a coup than Al Franken's recent Minnesota Senate victory:

Well...yes, they would have been exactly the same if the Minnesota national guard had broken into Norm Coleman's bedroom in the middle of the night and put him on a plane to Wisconsin. 

(Hat tip: UN Dispatch)