Clinton Wants A Job And McCain Wants To Keep His Bromances Alive

With the election over, the terrorist attacks in India in the rearview mirror (at the moment) and appointment speculation slowing, the news is, as Latoya Peterson of Racialicious says, "weird" today. So it's all about what Bill Clinton wants to do for Obama, John McCain's buddy trip, Saxby Chambliss's win, Jeb Bush's… » 12/03/08 10:00am 12/03/08 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]
  • Barack Obama…
  • » 11/28/08 11:00am 11/28/08 11:00am

Rahm Sightings, Ted Stevens, Secretaries Of State, And Other Political…

With only two more Senate races left to watch, an Administration to staff and a country to help out of a financial crisis, Rahm Emanuel took some time out yesterday to speak to a bunch of CEOs, and have dinner in the vicinity of The Daily Beast » 11/19/08 10:00am 11/19/08 10:00am's . What he said, who he was with and all the important details are after…

Obama Talking, But Still Not Saying Much

  • Barack Obama and John McCain met this afternoon in which they talked about combating government waste and bitter partisanship and took some pretty, pretty pictures for us peons. [Washington Post]
  • Vetting Bill Clinton's sketchy dealings in Central Asia and the donor list for his library might well cost Hillary Clinton…
  • » 11/17/08 6:30pm 11/17/08 6:30pm

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 6:30pm 11/14/08 6:30pm

Politicians Are Certainly All Unsure, Unless They're Sure.

  • Barack Obama will officially resign his Senate seat on Sunday, one day before Congress reconvenes for its lame duck session. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has 60 days to appoint a successor to serve until a special election in 2010, but hasn't signaled who he's leaning towards. [Washington Post]
  • In the meantime,…
  • » 11/13/08 6:30pm 11/13/08 6:30pm

Liberals, Palin Would Like The Senate To Take Out the Trash

  • Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided that the entire Democratic caucus will vote next week whether Independent Senator Joe Lieberman will keep his seat as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee after having back John McCain and gone negative against Obama. [TPM Election Central]
  • How negative did…
  • » 11/11/08 6:30pm 11/11/08 6:30pm

Dear Obama: You Can Be Nice To Bush Without Agreeing To Do Stuff For Him

President Bush had President-Elect Obama over for a little tea and a little talk, most of which we'll probably never know about. The one thing we do know is that Bush asked Obama to repudiate one of his policy positions in order to get a stimulus package. And this is after » 11/11/08 10:00am 11/11/08 10:00am Chuck Norris threatened him a little,…

Some People In Politics Live In An Alternate Universe

  • Once upon a time in a universe far, far away, a group of supposely intelligent women decided that Barack Obama wasn't sexy enough for them. And thus the world was denied his image in a Harvard Law beefcake calendar. I guess we'll always have People. [Politico]
  • Obama has told people he wants Lieberman to continue to…
  • » 11/10/08 6:30pm 11/10/08 6:30pm

More Obama Cabinetry And Lieberman Speculation

  • Though Barack obama told Americans nothing about forthcoming nominations, that doesn't mean there's nothing to speculate about! John Kerry, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson are lead speculative Secretary of State candidates, Robert Gates might stay at the Defense Department, Janet Napolitano could be headed to Justice…
  • » 11/07/08 7:40pm 11/07/08 7:40pm