President/Administration

America Restored: Favorite Parts from President Obama's Address to the Congress

Feb
24

Courtesy of Whitehouse.gov:

A surplus became an excuse to transfer wealth to the wealthy instead of an opportunity to invest in our future. Regulations were gutted for the sake of a quick profit at the expense of a healthy market....

Well that day of reckoning has arrived, and the time to take charge of our future is here....

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Why I Feel Good About America

Feb
09

Because of this guy!

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Daschle's Loss is Dean's Gain?

Feb
03

Warm news on an otherwise chilly day from Steve Benen:

It's way too early to know who might replace Daschle at HHS, but I've received quite a few emails about Howard Dean's availability.

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What A Difference Four Years Makes

Jan
21

Wailin Wong on her online experience of the Inauguration:

I learned, laughed and rolled my eyes along with millions of other people watching from their cubicles, homes, schools and local watering holes. There were greetings from people in Italy, Canada, Venezuela, France and the Netherlands -- all watching and discussing the same event. Without the Web I couldn't have gotten this global sense of connection and celebration.

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Second Day in DC

Jan
21

TOP: Barely visible on the far-off 'Jumbotron' -- notice our cheap seats -- is the face of President Obama giving his inaugural address. BOTTOM: Later in the day, the President and Mrs. Obama appeared at the Inaugural Ball.

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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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