As Jay well knows, Elizabeth Edwards does not shy away from a fight. She apparently just called into “Hardball” to confront the shrewishly shrewd Ann Coulter for her personal attacks.
She’s wearing dark sunglass (Coulter), and the lack of visible eyes is giving her an even more robotic cast.
Matthews is being weirdly accommodating, …
Thanks to the commenter who pointed out this article:
After a review of lobbying records and Thompson’s tax returns, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported in 1994 that he earned $507,000 from lobbying in 1975-93. That figure, a fraction of his total legal income, reflects a narrower definition of lobbying than the one in the current
Notice what’s missing in this excellent report by Michael Gordon of the New York Times?
Hint: The enemy. It’s beginning to seem that most of the estimated 500 Aal Qaeda fighters have managed to slip the noose in Baquba, leaving behind the rigged house-bombs that Colonel Townsend’s soldiers have to defuse. This was supposed to be the …
Ben Smith points to a Daily Kos
diary* comment entry about not just seeing the sausage get made but being drafted to get in the grinder yourself:
I’m in NH and I just got called on this by a firm called PSA. It was clear it was a Hillary poll from most of the questions.
Hillary did x, y, and z great things, knowing that would be more
Our colleague Brian Bennett writes with a request for our enthusiastic commenters:
The CIA just posted its “Family Jewels” file here
It’s about 700 pages. We’d like to enlist your eyeballs to pick out revelatory sections and post them on Swampland. (We all know how successful TPM readers were
And I’m not talking about Lorrie Morgan. From the comments:
amber: way back on some thread last week, I posted a Picture of Pres. Gerald Ford to be compared to Fred. The born-again Nixon virus. Which lead me to the “Pardon me, Fred” handle.
I also speculated that Fred was holding off announcing, that when Sept. before the Oct. filing
I just read the WH briefing that Karen referred to in her “liger” post and, well, the Napoleon Dynamite parallel is born out many times in this remarkable presser. A slightly edited selection of highlights:
Q Okay. And just lastly, it’s a little surreal — I mean, how is it possible –
MS. PERINO: You’re telling me.
Q Well — that you
The $1 million-plus that Fred Thompson’s earned as a lobbyist since the 70s is not, in lobbying terms, very much. (Insert Dr. Evil sound bite here.) In his report for the Huffington Post, Tom Edsall has to slice and dice the fees in order emphasize that, no really, it’s untoward! Untoward, I tell you!
With Baker’s rise to power,
On Page 4 of the Washington Post, we learn that, Royce C. Lamberth, the former top judge of the court that supervises wiretap and other surveillance applications under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, says existing legal safeguards are fast and flexible enough for a post-9/11 world.:
In the wake of the terrorist attacks of
This exchange yesterday in the White House briefing room struck me as awfully familiar:
Q Dana, as long as we’re talking about branches of government, can you go back to Vice President Cheney again, the argument that he’s not part of the executive branch. Does the President believe he’s part of the executive branch?
MS. PERINO: I think
Via Greg Sargent:
In South Carolina, Rudy Giuliani runs into another Ravenel problem.
A commenter to my earlier post points to an odd admission from one of the reporters on the Dick Cheney series:
The Washington Post changed its headline in today’s hard copy from “The Unseen Path to Cruelty” to “Pushing the Envelope on Presidential Power” in the electronic version. One of the article’s authors was just asked in a live
I guess sometimes it really is just best to face your fears:
The revelation of another check from Romney came as a surprise, as Romney had declared at a similar fund-raising event in Boston in January that it would be “akin to a nightmare” if he were forced to self-fund his campaign. His campaign later revealed that at the time Romney