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 [...]
Archive | November, 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 â€” if only temporarily â€” and he has chosen a retired Marine general to be his national security adviser, officials said Tuesday. Gates and retired Gen. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Finally, someone out there gets it right. Peter Beinert: In recent weeks, as Barack Obama has stocked his administration with one former Clinton official after another, the cry has gone up from the pundits and blogs: “Where are the new faces? You call this change?” Actually, yes. For the first time in four decades, a [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH Every time I saw Morris on Fox jabbering about the PAC, it was so obvious he was a paid pimp. Seriously, this guy has no scruples at all. Neither does Sean Hannity, because he never once asked him if he had any ties to the group.
BY TAYLOR MARSH Republican women decked out in mink coats. Not exactly a 21st century image. But it sure says it all about the GOP. Their problem in a nutshell, or maybe should I say in a calendar. Announcing the conservative women “Pretty in Mink” calendar. The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute hammers home that [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH The Obama’s fly on separate jets, Rush bellyached this morning. President-elect Obama has a “gas guzzling” armored car, not a hybrid, Rush whined. Complete with thick bullet proof glass, steel re-enforced frame, and special tires to carry the weight. No green Obama, judged the top wingnut bloviator. In one breath saying he [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH …and so it begins to begin. Marine Corps leaders are devising a plan to send thousands of additional combat troops to Afghanistan to wage aggressive warfare against the Taliban that they expect could take years. The Marines would like to deploy more than 15,000 troops if Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and [...]
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*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.
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