Less than seven hours left. Jermone talks it up and Edwards is obviously “on fire,” then there’s Obama, but other candidates too, including Hillary Clinton. If you’ve got it, give it. Act Blue … more here
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I don’t blame any woman or man for marrying up. But there’s something about Mrs. Rudy that smacks of classic golddigger material, but maybe it’s only of the political variety. In an interview with Barbara Walters, former New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said that if elected president, he would have no [...]
As I said yesterday, I needed a good laugh as the week closed out. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it on “Hardball.” At one point in the show on Thursday the topic of discussion turned to a USAToday poll. But no, it wasn’t about Hillary’s chances for president. It is one of Chris Matthews’ favorite topics, [...]
video via TBogg Tonight the feature is a round up of the most succulently delicious blogger battle worthy of more attention ever. And I never cover this stuff, but this story just begs for more attention. Ms. Thang helped it along with the video above, but also with her post today. It’s the first time [...]
This is likely the stupidest thing you're ever going to read regarding U.S. gun laws. Members of Congress and designated employees can bring unloaded guns into the Capitol. The lawmakers can even load the guns once inside their offices. But there is a hitch: They cannot bring guns through the District's streets on their way [...]
Alberto\’s Embarrassment C-SPAN Sampson testimony There will be an hour break around 12:30 p.m., but it will resume afterwards. Video of Sampson\’s opening statement is what you\’d expect. Embarrassing. But nothing is worse than Gonzo\’s lack of leadership at Justice. Christy is liveblogging the hearing here and here. TPM Muckraker has a guide on what [...]
After the Veto Democrats have two big wins under their belt. Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid held tough and Republicans buckled, passing the buck to Bush who all of a sudden had an attack of spending guilt; this after instituting the most profligate spending spree since Lyndon Johnson, with one-quarter the affect for Americans. Anything [...]
\”MC Rove\” The correspondence dinner was missing something this year. That was especially true when it came to Bush\’s segment. It was obvious that Mr. Bush felt very comfortable because he had his Fox buddies close, with Fox anchor Brian Wilson sitting next to him. It was a much different scene from last year, obviously. [...]
The Saudi King will not be coming to dinner. Oh, and neither will Jordan’s King Abdullah. However, it’s the former that reveals a tremendously dangerous sign in the ever unraveling foreign policy disaster of Mr. Bush’s presidency. President Bush enjoys hosting formal state dinners about as much as having a root canal. Or proposing tax [...]
Wargaming Iran bumped on new developments UPDATE from very early a.m. posting (9:35 a.m.): Pictures just released on MSNBC. There is also a letter allegedly written by one of the sailors saying they were definitely in Iranian waters. It is not known (–ahem–) if she was forced to write the letter. … to add (via [...]
Read Greenwald. Last night, The Politico\’s Mike Allen published a petty, trite hit piece on Barack Obama — entitled Rookie Mistakes Plague Obama — claiming that Obama \”has also shown a tendency toward seemingly minor contradictions and rhetorical slips\” and referencing \”imprecise or incomplete statements by Obama over the years.\” As Bunch noticed, Allen\’s story [...]
Bush Handed Stunning Rebuke on Iraq updated VIDEO: Bush Slapped on Iraq Cheney showed up on the Hill, but it did no good. Breaking news, Hagel joins with Democrats to hand Bush a huge defeat. As drafted, the legislation called for troop withdrawal to begin within 120 days, with a non-binding goal that calls for [...]
Republicans Looking to Bush on Iraq The headline of this one says it all. As the Senate opened debate Monday on a $122 billion Iraq spending bill, Republicans vowed not to allow Congress to impose a withdrawal date for American troops, but said they would rely on President Bush’s veto pen rather than procedural maneuvers [...]
Prayers for Tony Snow This is just horrible news. The cancer has spread to his liver. Fight, Tony, fight.
Webb\’s Gun updated If you didn\’t see Fox \”News\” earlier this afternoon with Bush\’s boy Brit you missed a doozy. Brit was tripping all over himself trying to discuss Webb\’s aide being taken into custody after being found with what was first described as an unregistered firearm, with unregistered ammunition in a bag. The prissy [...]
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IN AN amazing interview with the Guardian on Sunday titled, appropriately, “Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus,” the movie star does the biggest public service message for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases that’s been done in a generation. The Internet exploded with shock at what was taken as a revelation. It’s like thinking giving head to a man infected with HIV won’t leave its mark, too, though that’s more commonly talked about.
Ms Garraway, 46, is fronting a campaign to encourage young women to think about fertility and giving birth much younger than “her generation”. As part of the campaign, Ms Garraway spent a day being transformed into a heavily pregnant 70 year-old by Adrian Rigby, a prosthetic make-up artist, to “shock and provoke debate about how old is too old to have a baby”. [UK Telegraph] LOOKING at relationships, I find it telling that casual writers on the subject give marriage advice that hinges on bringing back the feminine mystique years and suggesting marrying younger would solve the problems that only better and smarter choices can conquer.
THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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