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Archive for November 21st, 2008

The future.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 21st, 2008 5:39 am by HL

The future.
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Scowcroft Advising Obama

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 21st, 2008 5:38 am by HL

Scowcroft Advising Obama
CNN reports that President-elect Obama “is getting foreign policy advice from an unlikely source: Republican Brent Scowcroft, who was national security adviser in the first Bush administration.”

“Two sources familiar with the conversations confirm to CNN that Obama reached out to Scowcroft for phone chats even before he ran for president, and the back-and-forth has continued in recent days as the president-elect assembles his Cabinet.”

“Scowcroft is very close to current Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is rumored to be in the running to stay in the Cabinet for at least an interim period at the start of the new Obama administration.”


Late Late Nite FDL: New Eno & Byrne

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 21st, 2008 5:37 am by HL

Late Late Nite FDL: New Eno & Byrne
For nearly thirty years David Byrne and Brian Eno have been working their magic together. Tonight we have two cuts from the new album, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. You can learn more or download free a mp3 here.

Strange Overtones

Poor Boy

For nearly thirty years Eno and Byrne have been working their magic together. Tonight we have two cuts from the new album, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. You can learn more or download a free a mp3 here.

What’s on your mind tonight?


Dingell Loses to Waxman and Auto Stocks Dive — Call it What it Is: Corruption

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 21st, 2008 5:36 am by HL

Dingell Loses to Waxman and Auto Stocks Dive — Call it What it Is: Corruption
When the Big Three’s best Rep. lost a key committee spot, their share prices dropped. That’s not just business as usual, it’s a sign of corruption.


Profit From Failure

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 21st, 2008 5:35 am by HL

Profit From Failure
Spencer Ackerman raises the question of whether Cheney is, in fact, a victim of success, on the order of LBJ. I think it should be reversed. Cheney profited from failure. The Bush administration was obsessed with missile defense rather…


Walking a Fine Line

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 21st, 2008 5:34 am by HL

Walking a Fine Line
The Pentagon confirms to TPM Election Central that military officials told the Obama campaign he could not visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany yesterday with campaign aides in tow because that would violate DOD regs. “We informed the Obama…


Fox News chief Roger Ailes signs up for five more years.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 21st, 2008 5:33 am by HL

Fox News chief Roger Ailes signs up for five more years.
Rupert Murdoch’announced today that Fox News’s top executive, Roger Ailes, has signed a five year contract extension with News Corp. “Roger has done a remarkable job building FOX News into a force in journalism and built a great asset for News Corporation,” said Murdoch in a statement. Ailes said that he looks “forward to carrying […]

Rupert Murdoch’announced today that Fox News’s top executive, Roger Ailes, has signed a five year contract extension with News Corp. “Roger has done a remarkable job building FOX News into a force in journalism and built a great asset for News Corporation,” said Murdoch in a statement. Ailes said that he looks “forward to carrying out Mr. Murdoch’s legendary vision in the future.”

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Stevens Bids Farewell on the Senate Floor

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 21st, 2008 5:32 am by HL

Stevens Bids Farewell on the Senate Floor
STEVENS: Mr. President, I’m grateful to the senator from Virginia for his comments. And I understand his duty calls to go to his meeting at the CIA. I’m grateful very much for your — your support.


Traveling Obama Has Arrived

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 21st, 2008 5:28 am by HL

Traveling Obama Has Arrived
WASHINGTON — He has been running toward it for years, maybe his whole adult life, and suddenly he has arrived. And what he discovers is that inside his new cocoon of Secret Service protection, the presidency of the United States is a very lonely job. That’s what Barack Obama confided in a revealing interview last Sunday with CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Steve Kroft asked him if he had received any good advice from former presidents, and his answer was poignant.