The Surge and ‘Huge Cash Payments’ to Iraqis

By |November 30th, 2007|

They don't call it Hot Air for nothing. Murtha clarifies his statement: The surge, he said in a statement, "has created a window of opportunity for the Iraqi government,'' but so far the Iraqi government has "failed to capitalize on the political and diplomatic steps that the surge was designed to provide." "The fact remains [...]

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Hostages Taken at Clinton Camp

By |November 30th, 2007|

Hostages Taken at Clinton Camp RESOLVED PEACEFULLY updated Latest update at 7:19 p.m. eastern time Frightening. One hostage has just been released, which is not reflected in the coverage below. Shaheen said the hostages were two volunteers. "Hopefully, they're going to negotiate this so no one gets hurt," Shaheen told WMUR-TV in Rochester. WMUR-TV quoted [...]

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Iowa Independent Runs with Rumors

By |November 30th, 2007|

Dueling headlines, with rumors the snack of the day. Here's the headline the Off the Bus editor ran on Huffington Post: Accusations That Clinton Campaign Has Fixed Upcoming Iowa Debate Here's Chase Martyn's headline on Iowa Independent, which is the same post cross-posted above: Rumors and Accusations Cast Shadows on Brown and Black Presidential Forum [...]

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Health Care Smackdown

By |November 30th, 2007|

First, if you haven't already, read Paul Krugman. I was on a media conference call with the Clinton campaign on health care earlier this morning. It was mainly about an ad Obama is running, but questions were also asked. Oddly enough, Ron Brownstein, formerly of the LA Times, asked what share of income should be [...]

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Washington Post Channels Drudge

By |November 29th, 2007|

Washington Post Channels Drudge I heard... Did you hear?... No, but guess what?... You're kidding!! The Post is really outdoing themselves today. First they swiftboat Barack Obama. Then using second hand quotes of a convicted Iran-contra felon, Elliot Abrams, they churn up a story that has Bill Clinton practically salivating over the Iraq war. Trying [...]

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GOP Debate, and More Bad Reporting from the Washington Post

By |November 29th, 2007|

GOP Debate, and More Bad Reporting from the Washington Post Taylor Marsh LIVE! 3:00 p.m. eastern - 12:00 pacific Missed the show? Podcast is up. GOP Debate Debacle; the Independent General; and Post Lies on Iraq, Bill Clinton, & HRC Boy, do have some news. It concerns this Iraq hit piece on Bill Clinton, which [...]

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Obama Swiftboated Again and Other ’08 News

By |November 29th, 2007|

It began in January with Fox "News" and Steve Doocy. It continued in February with the Malcolm X hit. In March it was Roger Ailes. April came Townhall. Now, as the primaries close in, it's the Washington Post. Obama is being swiftboated yet again. It's despicable. It's not surprising, because this is what wingnuts do [...]

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General Punks GOP & CNN

By |November 28th, 2007|

It was a beautiful thing. Watching the Republicans respond to a gay veteran Special Forces man asking a question about Don't Ask, Don't Tell. That man also happens to be a Clinton supporter. It will not be forgotten at CNN headquarters or GOP central. It's unlikely any Republican will forget this travesty. What a colossal [...]

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At Long Last the Republicans Face YouTube

By |November 28th, 2007|

At Long Last the Republicans Face YouTube updated Geez, these white guys are so scared of YouTube, how can they ever protect us from the terrorists? It will stream live on CNN. The RNC YouTube page is classic, though don't feel obliged to give them traffic. Of course, Clinton is up front and center. The [...]

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Surviving Beyond Iowa

By |November 28th, 2007|

Edwards has launched an anti Clinton website. Via WSJ: Former North Carolina Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards launched a Web site today that takes a cloaked strike at front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton. ... .. In keeping with Edwards’s increasingly strident (some would say angry) stump rhetoric, the site includes an “outrage of the [...]

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