A couple weeks ago, I wrote a story about John McCain’s position on the CIA’s ongoing interrogation program. I explained the complex sequence of events that led McCain, a vocal opponent of President Bush’s interrogation program, to side with the president on a recent vote that would have required the CIA to limit its interrogation …
In an interview with Mark Leibovich of the New York Times, Congressman Jim Clyburn–the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, and one of the most influential politicians in South Carolina–blasts Bill Clinton, calling the former President’s conduct during that state’s primary “bizarre”:
In an interview with The New York Times
Despite significant internal and external objections, the North Carolina GOP still plans to run a controversial ad next week that includes the comments of Jeremiah Wright. Both John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Mike Duncan, the national party chairman, have called for the ad to be pulled.
On Thursday afternoon, a …
Jeremiah Wright is back, and unrepentant. Here’s part of what he has to say for himself:
The blowup and the blowing up of sermons preached 15, seven, six years
ago and now becoming a media event, not the full sermon, but the
snippets from the sermon and sound bite having made me the target of
hatred, yes, that is something very new and
Not exactly winning over any more of the clingy God-and-guns blue collar crowd, but perhaps the first candidate to completely dominate the coveted Adderall-and-iPhones hipster crowd, Obama has been endorsed by Superchunk and Arcade Fire. They’ll be playing at a North Carolina “early vote” rally May 1 and 2.
Per McCain’s senior adviser, Charlie Black, who was just now reading through his BlackBerry. “The ad has been pulled,” he said. “I don’t think it ever ran, except on the web.”
UPDATE: The North Carolina GOP says that Black’s report is not true. “I don’t know where that’s coming from, but it’s not the case,” says the committee …
The CIA concluded that criminal, administrative or civil investigations stemming from harsh interrogation tactics were “virtually inevitable,” leading the agency to seek legal support from the Justice Department, according to a CIA official’s statement in court documents filed yesterday.
It’s a …
Over at Huffpost, Sam Stein has an interview with former Swampland guest blogger Mudcat Saunders on Obama’s difficulties with white working class voters. He blames part of it on trade, and has this to say on “bittergate”:
“I think it is absurd,” Saunders said of “bitter-gate.” “I think it is the prevailing wisdom of the Democratic
Via Andrew. It’s amazing how many Americans I meet actually believe this swill. Incredibly depressing, and it’s only just begun.
On the importance of low-information signaling and other tales of Pennsylvania.
I’ve been talking to people on both Democratic campaigns, and Democratic leaders who aren’t taking sides, to try to figure out how and when this race is likely to be over. In the dead-tree TIME that comes out tomorrow, I have a story about the three scenarios.
The talents of our extraordinary photographers here at TIME are one of our greatest assets. Diana Walker and Callie Shell are two of our best (not to mention great buddies to have on the road). You can get a feel of what the night of the Pennsylvania primary was like here. Enjoy.