President/Administration

First Day in DC

Jan
19

Initial get-together of friends in DC -- in huge expectation of the day ahead.

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Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of War And Poverty Is Finally Over'

Jan
17

Bush says bye-bye. America says don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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Obamamania Sweeps Walgreens (Chicago)

Dec
26

Even retailers are finding Obamamania irresistible if this section featuring Obama paraphernalia in the Walgreens on State and Walton is any indication. The sign says, "New Item: Obama Tshirts/Sweatshirts" and in addition to the hats and badges, you can also pick up a copy of Obama's autobiography and various "special editions" devoted to the incoming President.

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Politico Now Blaming Obama for Having 'No Role' in Picking Replacement Senator

Dec
25

The following ended an article in Politico titled "Obama's Five Rules of Scandal Response":

"To the extent that the report succeeds in its goal of establishing the distance between Obama and Blagojevich, it necessarily raises the question: Why was the president-elect and leader of the Democratic party playing no role in a key appointment to national office being made in his home state, and by a Democratic governor?"

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Law Enforcement Being Judged by Criminals

Dec
19

Talk about soft on crime. 'Deep Throat' died today. It was reported on NPR's Morning Election. The weird thing was this sort of he-said-she-said handling of the man's legacy with the 'she-said' part coming from convicted criminals like G. Gordon Liddy.

I can't find the Liddy quote but this excerpt from an AP article which they also include gives a taste of the warped thinking process:

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High on Drugs at the NYT?

Dec
10

nytimes.logo_.gif I love the Gray Lady and wish we had the equivalent here but I really have to wonder what they were smoking when they published the article titled, "Obama's Effort on Ethics Bill Had Role in Governor’s Fall" that began this way:

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Interregnum Silly Season

Dec
04

You know it's the silly season when you start getting panicky articles like this:

Democrats: Obama Needs Hands-On Economic Approach

Democrats are growing impatient with President-elect Barack Obama's refusal to inject himself in the major economic crises confronting the country. Obama has sidestepped some policy questions by saying there is only one president at a time. But the dodge is wearing thin....

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Bush Administration: The Ultimate Challenge

Nov
28

king_george.jpg Nice to hear George Bush waxing lyrical on all the things he'll miss once he's vacated the White House.

Not to fear however, there'll be plenty of investigations and indictments to keep him occupied.

The Bush Administration, famous for its incompetence, is sure to screw up its ultimate challenge: covering up its record of misdeeds while in power.

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Photo from the 9th CD Rally for Obama

Jul
27



I saw a lot of old friends at the big and lively rally for Obama at the Broadway Armory on Sunday. Here's a shot of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky addressing the audience early on.

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The Week in McCain

Jul
11

Max Bergmann writes:

This is the week that should have effectively ended John McCain's efforts to become the next president of the United States. But you wouldn't know it if you watched any of the mainstream media outlets or followed political reporting in the major newspapers.

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