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A Weekend Of Talks For Obama, And Decisions For Clinton?

  • Officials are confirming that Hillary Clinton met with Barack Obama in Chicago to talk about a potential Cabinet slot. Two "senior Democratic officials" confirmed to the Huffington Post that Clinton was offered Secretary of State and asked for time to consider it, but she didn't admit to anything at a press…
  • »11/14/08 6:30pm11/14/08 6:30pm

John McCain: Doing The Same Thing Over And Over And Expecting A Different Result

  • McCain suggested he might suspend his campaign again so that he can really broker a bailout plan to save the country and be a hero... and we all know how well that worked out the last time. [The Nation]
  • An actuarial company has predicted that McCain has a 25 percent chance of dying in office his second term, which is…
  • »9/30/08 6:30pm9/30/08 6:30pm

Don't Let The Press Hurt Sarah Palin; Let Her Do It Herself

If yesterday's parade of McCain surrogates defending Sarah Palin — in between blaming Barack Obama »9/30/08 10:00am9/30/08 10:00am for the failure of the bailout plan that McCain insisted on coming to D.C. to personally negotiate for the sake of The Country! — didn't make it clear, the is to blame for the massive suckitude of Ms. Palin. I mean, who…

The Drinking Will Start Early, But The Bailout Will Start Late, If At All

  • That compromise bailout plan intended to save the economy? Yeah, it failed. [Washington Post]
  • The Dow proceeded to drop 778 points, the largest one-day loss in nearly 2 decades. Many people just kissed their asses and life savings goodbye. [Washington Post]
  • Republicans blame Nancy Pelosi for giving an offensive speech…
  • »9/29/08 6:30pm9/29/08 6:30pm

No, John McCain, You Can't Really Win Just By Showing Up

  • John McCain will be debating after all tonight in Mississippi, and I'll be live-blogging it at 9:00 ET to help you get through it. [Washington Post]
  • As the ad indicates, McCain started declaring victory in the debate right about the same time he decided to attend it. Talk about lowered expectations. [CNN]
  • Everyone from…
  • »9/26/08 6:30pm9/26/08 6:30pm

John McCain Doesn't Need To Debate Or Help, He Just Needs To Be President

John McCain may or may not debate Barack Obama tonight, but he will definitely continue giving press conferences, "not" campaigning and not be helpful in those bailout negotiations he helped scuttle yesterday. Yes, in the same way that his definition of maverick appears to be " someone that doesn't consider the… »9/26/08 10:00am9/26/08 10:00am

Here He Comes To Save The Day (He's Only A Little Late)!

  • Congressional lawmakers came to terms on the bailout package today, several hours before John McCain got done giving his Clinton Global Initiative speech and arrived on the Hill to rescue the American economy. [NY Times]
  • That doesn't mean he's going to be at the debate tomorrow, of course. There might be something…
  • »9/25/08 5:30pm9/25/08 5:30pm
Ann Coulter, whose casual racism has gotten her in hot water before, is back in full-throated form b
Ann Coulter, whose casual racism has gotten her in hot water before »9/25/08 5:20pm9/25/08 5:20pm, is back in full-throated form blaming the current financial crisis on minorities. In a column titled "" Ann writes of Clinton-era laws designed to encourage recalcitrant banks to lend to minorities at rates concomitant with their credit reports that…

John McCain Walks Away From Debates, His Pride, And America Itself

Yesterday, John McCain announced a temporary end to partisan politicking and asked Barack Obama to join him in holding hands, singing "Kumbaya" and postponing the Presidential debates until Congressional intervention ends the financial crisis, which most economists agree will be some time next year at the earliest.… »9/25/08 10:00am9/25/08 10:00am

John McCain Wants To Be A Senator Again (Albeit Briefly)

  • John McCain announced this afternoon that he is suspending his campaigning and postponing Friday's debate to head back to Washington to deal with the financial crisis. Basically, he's decided that it's more important for him to come back to D.C. to weigh in on a legislative issue on which he has little expertise than…
  • »9/24/08 5:40pm9/24/08 5:40pm

Wanda Sykes Campaigns For Cabinet Position On Last Night's Leno

Wanda Sykes was on The Tonight Show »9/24/08 1:00pm9/24/08 1:00pm last night and gave the most cogent rebuttal to the bailout of any public figure to date: the Bush Administration wants poor people to close their eyes and give rich people $700 billion to squander so they can keep their Olympic-sized swimming pools. Only she says it funnier,…

We Ain't Gonna Take It, And Paulson And Bernanke Ain't Gonna Get It

  • Treasury Secretary Paulson and Fed Chair Bernanke were on the Hill today, metaphorical hats in hands, asking for gobs of money and the ability to spend it with no oversight. Unlike what Sarah Palin actually said about the Bridge To Nowhere, Congress told them, "No thanks." [Washington Post]
  • Dick Cheney tried his hand…
  • »9/23/08 6:30pm9/23/08 6:30pm

John McCain Can Pry Obama's Health Care Reform From My Cold Dead Hands

  • Good news first: Obama is up in the polls in Pennsylvania and Iowa and tied in Minnesota and Nevada. Also, most people blame Republicans for the current economy crisis. Unfortunately, he's pulling staff from North Dakota, Georgia, Idaho and Alaska. That can't be good. [CNN, CNN, CNN]
  • A new poll shows that, since…
  • »9/22/08 6:30pm9/22/08 6:30pm

Attackerman Returns To America, Wonders What Happened To All Our Money

Spencer Ackerman »9/22/08 10:00am9/22/08 10:00am is back from his safe and sound, only to wonder what the hell happened to all his money (and everyone's else's) while he was gone. We parse the news and the inevitable legislation and try and figure out whether the Democrats will roll over for Bush again on giving him unconstitutional authority to…