–bumped– As U.S. combat operations officially end this week and Washington’s reconstruction effort winds up, Iraqis complain that America is leaving little behind to show for an investment that President Bush promised in 2003 would parallel the post- World War II Marshall Plan in its scope and accomplishments. “I am very sorry because America spent [...]
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The war in Iraq is not over. – Jon Soltz, VoteVets The underlying truth is that Pres. Obama needed to do much more when he came into office, with many urging a second stimulus, including Laura Tyson, something our conservative Democratic President will not do. So talking about the economy as an “urgent task” amounts [...]
Very bad news for Democrats in latest Gallup poll, which they’re headlining as “unprecedented.” Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP’s largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm generic [...]
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Interesting interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, which I hope you watch. CNN has great shots of Pres. Obama in New Orleans. As for the questions from Williams about Obama’s BP response, it’s ridiculous to quibble about whether the BP blowout was “Obama’s Katrina,” [...]
Front Page Feature on Huffington Post –bumped– King’s niece, anti-abortion activist Alveda King, was one of many minority speakers and awardees, a group that also included St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, a native of the Dominican Republic, who received an award for promoting hope. Like Beck, Alveda King linked the rally to her [...]
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, scheduled to introduce Pujols, insisted Thursday that he and Pujols are attending only after receiving assurances that the event is not a thinly disguised political rally. – STLToday Three-time NL Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols, as well as Cardinal manager Tony La Russa, will be among the guests tomorrow at [...]
–correction below– It’s incredibly humorous to see people on all political sides finally waking up to what I’ve been writing for over a year. Well, almost everyone, as you’ll see in a minute. That the most powerful person in politics today is Sarah Palin. It’s a reality that started building this time last year when [...]
People tend to get very testy when you suggest Pres. Obama’s losing Jewish voters, which is then followed by knowing comments about how the Democrats will never lose Jews to Republicans. That may be the case, but it simply cannot be denied that support for him among this group of faithful Democrats has sunk. From [...]
While Politico warns that insider Democrats feel their prospects are “worsening,” which isn’t a bad bet at all considering the economy, Roll Call has a contrarian view, seeing anything but a foregone conclusion for Democrats losing the House. It’s interesting for one reason, which keeps tugging at my mind. There are likely as many Republicans [...]
I feel your pain, John. Judis pushes back on his post about Obama’s “unnecessary fall,” known around here as predicted, which includes a perfect analysis of the dean of the Washington elite, David Broder, who seems to have written a column while sleepwalking, but turned it in as finished product. 2. You exaggerate Obama’s political [...]
This is your Democratic Party under Pres. Obama. Speaker Pelosi calls them her “majority makers.” It explains so much. Why we need schmucks like Rep. Bobby Bright in Congress, labeled as a Democrat, is beyond me. He votes like a Republican, he is not at all progressive or even remotely Democrat, so his interests are [...]
CNN’s headline says it all: TRENDING: Palin also a big winner Tuesday. She’s pictured with once beleaguered John McCain, who won in a slow walk against wingnut J.D. Hayworth. Proving that Palin is strategic with her endorsements, but also loyal and willing to put slights aside for something greater. Because after the McCain teams handling [...]
–updated below– If you want to know what Pres. Obama thinks of Social Security, see former Sen. Alan Simpson. Who after remarks he made in an email should be quietly asked to move along to the political retirement home where cranks go to rail at the wall. An excerpt of an email sent by Simpson [...]
Public Policy polling got it right, with Quinnipiac and especially Mason-Dixon, blowing their predictions. Scott’s win a final humiliation for Florida Attorney General McCollum, one of the self-righteous Republicans who wielded weight during impeachment and paid for it when he tried to run for Senate in 2000. Floridians took pity on him making him attorney [...]
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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.
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.
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“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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