This is going to be our year. We won’t stop until we take back the White House and send a message to conservatives that their days of walking over the Constitution are over. I just hope you’ll be here with me to make it all happen. We’ve got great plans, but it takes you to [...]
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Obama Gains in Final Register Poll It’s Obama by seven. Obama was the choice of 32 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers, up from 28 percent in the Register’s last poll in late November, while Clinton, a New York senator, held steady at 25 percent and Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, was virtually unchanged at [...]
No one has reported on this yet. I got this from a reader who heard this went down in Iowa, then confirmed it and emailed me the quote: “I don’t want to go into the next election starting off with half the country already not wanting to vote for Democrats, we’ve done that in 2004, [...]
When the world explodes the political landscape often shifts. That’s exactly what’s playing out right now in Iowa. This poll puts Obama’s conference call this morning into context. They’re trying desperately (there’s that word again) to get ahead of the negative polling cascading out of Iowa. Clinton: Total: 30.0 Dec. 28: 29.0 Dece. 29: 31.2 [...]
Mr. Hope’s Smear and Slime Time updated via Politico The memo ticks through a series of numbers the campaign believes proves they are the candidate with momentum. But coming on the eve of the release of the final Des Moines Register poll (due out tonight), one can’t help but also see the memo and call [...]
Thank God, the gods, Pan, or even your mother’s cat. But it’s almost over. A couple of links to start the morning. This is a disturbing video of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. The Pakistani government wants people to believe she wasn’t shot, as they put out all sorts of misdirection on what happened. She was shot, [...]
Editorial cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty says it all in a cartoon in the LA Times today, which ran as a full page in the opinion section. Here’s a pdf of it that is a must see. It is the best editorial cartoon of the primary season, proving once again why I covet the talent of [...]
The elders gather. There’s too much hyper partisanship in Washington. So upon threat of backing a third party bid for president, The Self Appointed Wise Ones will gather to discuss how to remake the country so compromise is possible. I’m not frightened of a third party, especially under the banner of “unity.” But it seems [...]
If you haven’t seen “So Goes the Nation…”, a film about Ohio and the 2004 elections, including how Republicans target Democrats, I encourage you to do so. It’s been on IFC, and it’s a reminder of what we’ll face in the general election. So whenever I hear about Obama slamming Clinton on her health care [...]
IOWA: Obama Down, Edwards Rises video via MakeThemAccountable Yesterday on Chris Matthews, though no one noticed, he began his show with a nod to Obama by repeating David Axelrod’s line about Woody Allen, which was part of a statement that got Obama’s chief guru and his candidate in trouble in the first place. Regardless of [...]
All because our president wants to protect the Iraqis from lawsuits. I am withholding my approval of H.R. 1585, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008,” because it would imperil billions of dollars of Iraqi assets at a crucial juncture in that nation’s reconstruction efforts and because it would undermine the foreign policy [...]
In what is meant to be a closer for his candidacy, Barack Obama went deep…. and dumb. You know, like Axelrod blaming Clinton for Bhutto’s assassination dumb. Unless, of course, you think playing the sexism card is a way to run for president in the 21st century. Barack Obama insists his experiences traveling and having [...]
It’s Al Qaeda… Not so Fast Alert the media! Or at least David Axelrod. Hillary Clinton has been unofficially cleared of killing Benazir Bhutto. Former General Wesley Clark said it beautifully today: “This is a time for leadership, not politics. Senator Obama’s campaign seems to believe that Senator Clinton’s actions led to the tragic events [...]
Obama Stammers, ‘No, I, I, I, I, I…’ Sticking Up for Axelrod updated compliments TM.com reader “Piper” The Bhutto assassination has the potential to be a game changer. The volatility of foreign affairs and Obama’s lack of accomplishments (or interest in running his own committee on them) makes Axelrod’s statement all the more dangerous for [...]
No one was caught looking as clueless as Mike Huckabee, but I'm not sure what to make of Mr. Obama's statement today. Even Chris Matthews called it “cold.” I'm stunned he was reading it so mechanically, but even more taken aback that he seemed to have no connection whatsoever to the event itself. Add to [...]
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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.
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“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.
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