Clocking Out: Shake It Up Edition

Apple is sitting on $100 billion in cash.

A state-by-state look shows that control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance this fall.

Iraq vets back public workers, public workers back Iraq vets.

What Paul Ryan’s budget actually cuts, and by how much.

Shorter Ryan budget: “specific benefits for the rich, specific pain for the poor, and a lot of vague promises that would entail pain for the middle class.”

More on Ryan: “…would likely produce the largest redistribution of income from the bottom to the top in modern U.S. history.”

A long must-read on Ryan’s proposal: “The first two claims are dubious, at best. The third is just dishonest—and, if taken literally, morally bankrupt.”

And for all that, Ryan has yet to say how he’d reduce the deficit.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is dishonestly promising to “protect Medicare.”

“a growing income gap has bred a gap in political clout that could entrench inequality for a very long time.”

And finally, a song in honor of Romney’s spokesman’s “Etch-a-Sketch” comment this morning.