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Archive for November 8th, 2008

The Tattlesnake – Some Suggestions for Obama Edition

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:40 am by HL

The Tattlesnake – Some Suggestions for Obama Edition
There has been some leftward carping about President Obama’s pick of Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff, but it’s what was required, unless he wanted to play out his first one hundred days in office as another Jimmy Carter. (Carter had his ‘Georgia Mafia’ with him when he came to office and they had […]


Palin Blasts McCain Aides

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:39 am by HL

Palin Blasts McCain Aides
Gov. Sarah Palin “fired back Friday at the unnamed McCain campaign aides who have been maligning her in recent days, saying that their criticism was ‘cruel and it’s mean-spirited, it’s immature, it’s unprofessional, and those guys are jerks,'” the New York Times reports.

“Ms. Palin fought back after the infighting had made its way up to Senator John McCain, who made it clear that that he was upset by the back and forth, and ordered his campaign workers to stop it, aides said. Some in the staff worried that questioning the qualifications of the woman Mr. McCain had chosen as his running mate was damaging his reputation.”


Late Late Nite: Peter Gunn Theme

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:38 am by HL

Late Late Nite: Peter Gunn Theme
The Blues Brothers BandThe Peter Gunn Theme, Lugano, 1990. Steve Cropper-Guitar, Donald Dunn-Bass, Matt Murphy-Guitar, Leon Pendarvis-Keyboards, Danny Gottlieb-Drums, Lou Marini-Sax, Alan Rubin-Trumpet, Tom Malone-Trombone.

What’s on your mind tonight?

The Blues Brothers BandThe Peter Gunn Theme, Lugano, 1990.

  • Steve Cropper-Guitar
  • Donald Dunn-Bass
  • Matt Murphy-Guitar
  • Leon Pendarvis-Keyboards
  • Danny Gottlieb-Drums
  • Lou Marini-Sax
  • Alan Rubin-Trumpet
  • Tom Malone-Trombone

What’s on your mind tonight?


10 Moving Stories and Images as America Celebrates Obama’s Win

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:37 am by HL

10 Moving Stories and Images as America Celebrates Obama’s Win
Everyone has their story, but here, in pictures, video, and print, are a few of the outpourings of emotion.


Obama Vindicated On Key Foreign Policy Issues?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:36 am by HL

Obama Vindicated On Key Foreign Policy Issues?
The relentless focus on the economy has obscured the extent to which Obama’s election also represents a big win for his foreign policy vision, which was resoundingly chosen over McCain’s. A pair of articles in today’s New York Times shed…


Loaded Questions

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:35 am by HL

Loaded Questions
We dug into the internals on the latest Fox News poll, and some of the questions might surprise you (or might not, since it’s Fox). Example: Have you heard any of your friends and neighbors say there is something about…


Bush immigration chief resigns

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:34 am by HL

Bush immigration chief resigns
Set ICE records for illegal immigrants and fugitive arrests and deportations.


Byrd to voluntarily step down as chair of Appropriations Committee.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:33 am by HL

Byrd to voluntarily step down as chair of Appropriations Committee.
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) announced today that he will voluntarily step down as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Jan. 6. Byrd, who is the longest-serving senator in American history, said in a statement that he made the decision “only after much personal soul searching”: In a news release, Byrd said he decided to step […]

byrd.jpgSen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) announced today that he will voluntarily step down as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Jan. 6. Byrd, who is the longest-serving senator in American history, said in a statement that he made the decision “only after much personal soul searching”:

In a news release, Byrd said he decided to step down “only after much personal soul searching, and after being sure of the substantial Democratic pickup of seats in the Senate.

“I am now confident that stepping aside as chairman will not adversely impact my home state of West Virginia,” he said.

Democrats had been hoping that Byrd would “step aside voluntarily” due concerns that he was “not up to the immense challenges he would face in that job.” Byrd will be replaced by Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI)


The Trail

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:32 am by HL

The Trail
President-elect Barack Obama continued his round of congratulatory calls from foreign leaders Friday, speaking briefly with six more leaders after chatting with nine on Thursday.


The Campaign Autopsy

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2008 5:28 am by HL

The Campaign Autopsy
WASHINGTON — In my previous life, I witnessed far more difficult postmortems. This one is easy. The patient was fatally stricken on Sept. 15 — caught in the rubble when the roof fell in (at Lehman Brothers, according to the police report) — although he did linger until his final, rather quiet demise on Nov. 4. In the excitement and decisiveness of Barack Obama’s victory, we forget that in the first weeks of September, John McCain was actually ahead. Then Lehman collapsed, and the financial system went off a cliff.