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

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 10:00am11/19/08 10:00am's . What he said, who he was with and all the important details are after…

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]
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Justin Long And Obama Are Change Even Iran Can Believe In

There are moments in life when you can choose to do the safe thing, or the scary thing. Like when the Great Satan elects someone you don't hate, you can talk to him or pretend that you never really wanted to. Or when your longtime celebrity crush, Justin Long, walks into a bar in which you are getting soused, you can… »11/13/08 10:00am11/13/08 10:00am

Sarah Palin Is "Not Gonna Be A Dictator And All This" About Alaska Senate Seat

Sarah Palin is like a scab: we want to ignore her but we can't stop picking at her! Rachel Maddow seems to feel the same way, and last night she addressed the possibility of a Senator Palin. Here's a brief recap: incumbent GOP Senator Ted Stevens, who's been convicted of 7 felonies, is ahead by 3,000 votes though… »11/11/08 12:30pm11/11/08 12:30pm

John Edwards, Ted Stevens And Everyone Else Are Hypocrites

If the National Enquirer »7/30/08 11:00am7/30/08 11:00am weren't relentless hyping its as-yet pictureless story about John Edwards' baby, we could just spend the whole morning talking about Republican hypocrisy, the new poster child for which is Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens. Good old Interwebs Ted was indicted on corruption charges, so we talk about…