Clinton to Be Nominated for Secretary of State, Confirmed

By |November 30th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH --updated-- I have confirmed through a person close to Clinton that she will be in Chicago tomorrow and will be nominated for Secretary of State. In anticipation of Obama naming his foreign policy team tomorrow (9:40 a.m., according to the Obama team), there are a spate of articles today running down WJC's [...]

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INDIA: Anatomy of a Calculated Hit

By |November 29th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH It's not in the numbers. It's in the shock, devastation, and the focus of the targets. One Mumbaikar has a retort for the terrorists: ... I'm booking flights to Mumbai. I'm going to go get a beer at the Leopold, stroll over to the Taj for samosas at the Sea Lounge, and [...]

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Thunderous Scope

By |November 28th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH Holidays. Movies. Blockbusters. Make sure you're ready for a full length film that takes you for a ride. Then sit back and take it all in. You won't regret it.

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Post Turkey Free for All

By |November 28th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We sure did. With no disrespect to turkeys, Rosie really delivered one for NBC. We were about to rent a movie, "Street Kings," a fantastic police drama (violent, but Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker deliver), when I landed momentarily on NBC. Rosie and Gloria Estephan were [...]

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Iraqis Approve Security Pact

By |November 28th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH What distinguishes the final agreement is the stature to which al Maliki has now risen in the eyes of many. He's getting good reviews. In a country where agreements are hard to reach, Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki built a broad political coalition to muscle through a divisive U.S.-Iraq security pact that [...]

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The First Day

By |November 26th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH Imagine President Obama walking into the West Wing that first day. It's so exciting to envision the possibilities. Along with his team and Vice President Joe Biden, President Obama begins to turn around America's image around the world, as well as fortify our foundation at home. Remembering that after eight years of [...]

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It Wouldn’t Be the First Time

By |November 26th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH It's the latest scuttlebutte on Clinton at State. The conservatives started talking about this one days ago and I wasn't going to even bring it up, but NBC's Pete Williams, in a quick clip, explains the legal aspects, as well as the precedent. It's not the first time. UDPATE: Regarding Obama's press [...]

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Obama Asks Gates to Stay at Pentagon

By |November 25th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH Obama reaches for continuity to retain Gates. Seeking experience in a time of war, President-elect Barack Obama will keep Defense Secretary Robert Gates in that job — if only temporarily — and he has chosen a retired Marine general to be his national security adviser, officials said Tuesday. Gates and retired Gen. [...]

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Palin and Chambliss, A Perfect Political Fit

By |November 25th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH This is just too perfect. Considering Palin's "pallin' around with terrorists" rhetoric against Obama, it's absolutely fitting that she's heading to Georgia. Eager, ready and willing to campaign for the GOP's number one swiftboater. Saxby Chambliss is taking a page out of Curt Weldon's playbook. Independently, I worked hard for Joe Sestak [...]

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Obama and the Budget: ‘Sniping’ and ‘Bickering’ Not Allowed

By |November 25th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH --updated-- Press conference was brief, with Obama doing another one on the economy tomorrow. It's clear Obama is taking a page from the smart pol's playbook, while getting good reviews from the skeptics. Continue to woo the press, which will be critical in his first 100 days. Each presser gets better, with [...]

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