For Barack Obama, The Party's Never Really Getting Started

  • For those of you expecting a week-long party to start off the Obama Administration, prepare to be disappointed. There will be one public event welcoming you to D.C. on Sunday afternoon. Monday will be a day of community service, and the Inauguration will occur on Tuesday out in the cold, followed by formal balls…
  • » 12/10/08 6:30pm 12/10/08 6:30pm

Caroline Kennedy Has A Tattoo, Hankering For A Senate Seat

Look! There on her arm! That's not a bruise, it's a tattoo! ZOMG, can you even be a Senator with a tattoo? Can two strong women work together at the State Department without a catfight? Was it ever possible that power would not corrupt powerful Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel? Can the Huffington Post » 12/09/08 10:00am 12/09/08 10:00am

Today's News Is Brought To You By Andy Samberg's Soiled Pants

It used to be that this venerable feature was inspired by the news, hangovers, and/or funny pictures. But The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins and I have a new muse — or, to be fair, a couple of million of new muses harmed in the filming of SNL's digital short "Jizz In My Pants" (embedded after the jump). There's just… » 12/08/08 10:00am 12/08/08 10:00am

Mumbai Still Burning, World Still Turning

  • The fighting that began Wednesday in Mumbai is continuing today. Nearly 200 people have been confirmed dead so far, with almost 300 others injured. Militants are still fighting and holding (and killing) hostages in the Taj Mahal hotel and in a Jewish community center. [NY Times, Huffington Post, NY Times]
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  • » 11/28/08 11:00am 11/28/08 11:00am

Beau Biden Gets His Seat-Filler And The Financial Sector Gets Your Money

Sometimes, like turkeys killed beside Sarah Palin, your suffering only serves as a backdrop to the televised platitudes of those higher up on the food chain. The credit crunch and foreclosure is just a scene-setter for the banks' bail-out, and your deployment to a war zone is just the back drop for the furtherance of… » 11/25/08 10:00am 11/25/08 10:00am

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

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 10:00am 9/26/08 10:00am

Obama's Looking At The Right, And None Of Us Like What He Sees

  • A group calling itself "Blacks Against Obama" interrupted Obama's speech today in Coral Gables, Florida. Their main beefs appear to be his support for child support, reproductive rights and marriage equity, though they're also not fans of, well, all African-American women, so we're guessing it's really "Black Men
  • » 9/19/08 7:30pm 9/19/08 7:30pm

Solving The Anthrax Mystery (And Other Odds And Ends)

The mystery of who sent the anthrax letters may finally be solved, and it's like the most random plot twist to a James Patterson novel (not that either of us has ever read a novel by James Patterson, but the advertisements for them on the Metro make it seem like a good simile). Steven Hatfill gets his millions, his… » 8/01/08 11:00am 8/01/08 11:00am

Who Would God Vote For? Probably the Fascists!

Not that I ever smoked, but I guess I'd start, too, if my house looked like that. But there are disasters all over the place today, from Hillary's wonderful comments on race to the innocent guy we held in Gitmo who decided that the terrorists were right about us to the Myanmar cyclone pictured. It's disaster day on… » 5/08/08 10:00am 5/08/08 10:00am