Rudy’s Larcenous Lovenest

Uhm, wow:

As New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons, according to previously undisclosed government records.

Maybe this scandal will stick. …

We’re In Ur Tubes, Messing with Ur Debate!

TechPresident has a good run down of pre-game coverage of the YouTube Debate tonight. I was especially interested in this tidbit:

Meanwhile, Wired’s Sarah Lai Stirland notes David Borhman’s well-documented skepticism about letting the public select the questions. “If you would have taken the most-viewed questions last time, the

Re: The Few, The Not-So-Proud

Throughout the campaign, Chris Dodd has consistently shown the best sense of humor of any of the candidates. Except maybe Biden. Or maybe it’s the other way around… Anyway, from his communications director:

Hi,

Saw your post on “the few not so proud.” Not sure what Biden’s said on the topic, but like the snl writers, I think

The Few, the Not-So-Proud

Democrats, especially Joe Biden, like to point out the enormous missed opportunity our country had, post-9/11, to instill a service ethic among Americans. We could have created a stronger AmeriCorps, instead we were told to go shopping. Then we started a unpopular, poorly planned war. John McCain argues that Abu Ghraib and the use of …

In the Arena In the Arena

Against Permanent Bases in Iraq

The Democrats are lining up. I’d guess that there might be a sufficient number of Republicans in the Senate to join all Democrats to block any Bush attempt to pass a Status of Forces Agreement treaty with Iraq. The question is, Will Bush try to bypass the Senate by making the SOFA an executive agreement with the Iraqi government? The …

SwampCast: Iowa Caucus Explainer

Gaze upon the vast resources Time has invested in the internets; enjoy an explainer about the Iowa caucuses that makes as much sense as the process itself.

UPDATE: Cutting out paper dolls is an excellent way to vent frustration. I’m just saying.

A Muslim in the White House?

I would love to hear Hugh Hewitt’s take on this statement from Romney:

I asked Mr. Romney whether he would consider including qualified Americans of the Islamic faith in his cabinet as advisers on national security matters, given his position that “jihadism” is the principal foreign policy threat facing America today. He answered,

Pollster.com: Zogby Internet Poll Trial Heats are Odd

The cable networks — and certain “rival campaigns” — are all over the news that Hillary Clinton is suddenly losing in national trial heats against all five Republican hopefuls… including mike Huckabee. Charles Franklin at Pollster.com takes a close look at why these polling results are, as he says, “odd.” (I think he’s understating …

In the Arena In the Arena

FISA: More Than You Want to Know

I’ve spent the past few days nosing around in the ongoing dispute about what the House FISA Reform bill (The Restore America Act) actually says. I’ve reached no conclusions.

The arguments concern the wording in Section 3, which addresses so-called “Basket Warrants” and Section 5, which addresses Audit Procedures by the Department of …

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