"If someone I’ve gotten to know on the golf course comes into my office with a good argument," John Boehner says, "I tend to want to listen." As MJ's Andy Kroll learned, regulars at Boehner's all-male country club include lobbyists for some of the most powerful corporations in America—and that membership gives them access to the most powerful man in Congress. Read the whole story.
Someone who says he’s Dick Derhodge, a graphic designer in Canada, just sent our scoop email [scoop at motherjones dot com] this—what should we call it? Let’s go with “odd”—Photoshopped image of Michele Bachmann (the Newsweek cover version) turning into golfer Phil Mickelson.
We’ve reached out to Mr Derhodge to ask him what he was getting at. In the meantime, you should all read Tim Murphy’s magazine profile of Bachmann, which includes a lot of interesting details about her early years in Minnesota.