The early news was that President Obama is going to announce a small tax increase that will mostly affect the very wealthy. Kevin Drum thinks this sort of thing will play well and Obama’s approval rating surge is likely to continue. Meanwhile, after we pointed out some of the problems with the Spanish-language version of the GOP’s rebuttal to the State of the Union being a literal translation of Iowa Senator and English-only advocate Joni Ernst’s planned remarks, the party is now saying that Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) will give his own, unique Spanish speech. So that happened. Here’s everything you should probably know about Joni Ernst.
And, on cue, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is already making an ass of himself.
Stick around after the speech for David Corn’s wrap-up article. They’re usually really good.
You can find the full text of the speech here.