In today's Friday Follow-Up, we told you this week about a recent string of resume-boosting by politicians.
Now the conservative Weekly Standard contends, even as he criticizes his Republican opponent Mark Kirk, Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias should be added to the list.
His official campaign biography claimed Giannoulias: "founded and chairs the AG Foundation -- a not-for-profit charity that donates money to treat child-related illnesses, curb poverty, and assist disaster relief organizations."
But the Standard reports the charity no longer exists and was only in existence from 2005 to 2006. The candidate's website has since updated "chairs" to past tense "chaired."
Say Say Say You're Sorry
House Minority Leader John Boehner wants Paul McCartney to apologize to the American people for taking a swipe at former President George W. Bush.
During Wednesday's concert at the White House, the former Beatle said: "After the last eight years, it's good to have a president that knows what a library is."
Boehner tells Human Events: "I was surprised and disappointed by the lack of grace and respect he displayed which demeaned him, the White House, and President Obama."
Politico reports there is another jump from the media to politics. ABC News deputy political director Teddy Davis says he's leaving the network to join the communications and politics team at SEIU, the Service Employees International Union. Conservative outlets are citing the move as another example of a liberal media bias.
Michigan lawmakers are going to bat for Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga. His bid for a perfect game ended Wednesday on a bad call by an umpire.
Senator Debbie Stabenow is asking the Major League Baseball commissioner to nullify the call and award the perfect game. Congressman John Dingell says he will introduce a resolution in Congress calling for the same thing. And Governor Jennifer Granholm has already issued a proclamation declaring it a perfect game.