2008: Politics in Pictures… as Relocation Draws Near

By |December 31st, 2008|

--updated-- This has been the most incredibly rewarding year, with next year sure to bring many opportunities. Of course, I'm still not on the air, but never say never, baby. People have often said I'm the very definition of tenacious. It's not over until it's over. Going from neutral observer to Hillary advocate was never [...]

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Zbig Smiles, then Takes Joe Scarborough Out

By |December 30th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy "You know, you have such a stunningly superficial knowledge of what went on that it's almost embarrassing to listen to you." - Former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski Ouch. Topic free for all. Have at it.

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Fruit Falls from The Poison Political Tree

By |December 30th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH --updated-- video via ProgressIllinois Forgive me, but I find this down right hilarious. ... Though he is 71, Burris has said that Obama's replacement should be able to win re-election and he has noted that despite a string of primary losses in races ranging from Chicago mayor to governor and U.S. senator, [...]

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Israel, Cease Fire

By |December 30th, 2008|

--updated-- Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy An article by David Grossman in Haaretz asks the big question: Is Israel too imprisoned in the familiar ceremony of war? I've got another one: When is Israel going to act like the country she has become? Someone I know and respect [...]

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‘The Wheels of the Bandwagon are Coming Off’

By |December 29th, 2008|

A New York Daily News columnist said "the wheels of the bandwagon are coming off." - AP What a cool customer New York Governor Paterson has turned out to be. Because at the end of this, if Caroline Kennedy does not get appointed to the Senate, one big reason will be because of Gov. Paterson's [...]

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White Red Rock

By |December 29th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH With XM's Deep Tracks blasting Steve Winwood's rendition of "Why can't we all live together," off we road. The natural splendor of Red Rock is one of the tonics that has kept me sane in the cement neon jungle out here in Nevada, after being marooned since I couldn't get my radio [...]

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Ehud Barak: It’s ‘All Out War’

By |December 29th, 2008|

--updated-- For President-elect Obama, the mantra remains "one president at a time." Iraqi cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has weighed in to urge everyone to fight against Israel. Juan Cole asks a good question. Top Iraqi cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called for decisive action by Arab and Muslim states for an end to Israeli attacks [...]

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Gird Your Loins

By |December 28th, 2008|

Getting the last licks in before Bush leaves office? Check. Challenging Obama's foreign policy to take a stand straight out on Middle East policy? Check. Joe Biden's words ring out as loudly today as when he said them. But how many times are the Israelis going to try the same tactics expecting different results than [...]

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Israel Strikes Hamas in Gaza

By |December 27th, 2008|

--updated-- Hamas press conference on the event. It really could have only ended this way after the Egypt brokered peace exploded recently. Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was in Egypt on Christmas Day, warning President Hosni Mubarak that Israel wasn't going to allow Hamas' continuous attacks inside Israel without a response. Livni told Egyptian President [...]

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Little Blue Pill in the Land of Warlords

By |December 26th, 2008|

BY TAYLOR MARSH Make love, not war. The K.G.B. used to be the group that traded on sex. Now, according to the Washington Post, it's the C.I.A. The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to [...]

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