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|Archived Since:||March 4, 2008|
By Frank Moraes I have a personal note about the Coke diversity commercial which is embedded below. I didn't watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, but it was on at the place I was staying, so I saw a bit of it. And part of that was the Coke commercial. Show More Summary
(Jeffrey Toobin): "Bridgegate will be long road for Christie" (Real Clear Politics): "House GOP lacks negotiating plan for debt ceiling" (TPM): "Paul Ryan fact-checks Republicans on Obamacare job 'costs'" (ABC News): "Olympic threat: US warns airlines about toothpaste tube bomb"(Real Clear Politics): "CVS Caremark to stop tobacco sales"
By Carl It's nice to see a CEO realize that a product is not in keeping with the mission statement of a corporation: CVS Caremark, the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., plans to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco-related products across the nation by Oct. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Well, maybe "even" isn't the right word. Paul Ryan is a fairly smart guy, whatever you think of his atrocious views, and so one should expect him to understand the difference between the truth and partisan spin -- and his own party's dishonesty. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings The man running for re-election this year -- and that's important to keep in mind here (he's got a Tea Party to appease, after all) -- is once more playing the obstructionist card: Senate Minority Leader Mitch...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings How can you possibly land on one movie, one scene, one role, one performance as the very best of PSH? He was so good in so many good movies, and he made so many movies so much better just by being in them. But when I heard on Sunday that he had died, it was one movie and one role that came immediately to mind. Show More Summary
(Tampa Bay Times): "Campaign site misleads man into donating money against Sink" (CNN): "Poll: Christie's loss appears to be Clinton's gain" (The Week): "Chris Christie's Bridgegate response has been a debacle" (Rasmussen Reports): "Election 2014: Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 42%, Grimes (D) 42%" (Real Clear Politics): "Obama, top Dems discuss midterm landscape"
(CNN): "Christie's office to try to keep focus on NYT, not him" (The Record): "Feds seek files from Christie's office; ex-aide Kelly won't turn over documents in response to subpoena" (Politico): "Big tech puts ‘down payment’ on connecting schools" (The Hill): "Study: Abortion rate hits lowest point since Roe v. Show More Summary
(Washington Post): "Republicans face 2016 turmoil"(Real Clear Politics): "Amid woes, Christie finds sympathy on the right" (The Hill): "GOP insiders back Rubio in 2016" (Reuters): "Three Oklahoma Republicans join Senate race to replace Coburn" (Washington Post): "Not waiting for Clinton, Md. Gov. O’Malley prepares for possible presidential bid"
By Mustang BobbyRep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says that President Obama and his administration is “lawless.” “We have an increasingly lawless presidency where he is actually doing the job of Congress, writing new policies and new laws without going through Congress. Show More Summary
(Politico): "Chris Christie attacks N.Y. Times, David Wildstein" (ABC News): "Rep. Paul Ryan: Obama presidency ‘increasingly lawless’" (New York Times): "Law doesn’t end revolving door on Capitol Hill" (USA Today): "Pete Carroll, Seahawks win with style all their own" (New York Times): "Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor of depth, dies at 46"
By Michael J.W. Stickings Last night I wrote about the British prog band Amplifier and their outstanding 2013 album, Echo Street. Well, let's get right back to it. Here's the video for "Matmos," the opening track off Echo Street (and one of the album's best songs), and then a live version of the title track from their 2011 masterpiece, The Octopus. Enjoy!
By Michael J.W. Stickings So how does scandal-ridden New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, bullying blowhard extraordinaire, respond to new allegations he knew full well about those lane closings on the George Washington Bridge? Why, by going...Show More Summary
(New York Daily News): "Gov. Chris Christie knew about George Washington Bridge lane closures during shutdown: aide" (Newark Star Ledger): "Chris Christie should resign if bombshell proves true: Editorial" (Molly Ball): "Will immigration reform finally happen?" (The Hill): "What now for Pelosi?" (Roll Call): "Report builds pressure on Obama to allow Keystone Pipeline"
By Michael J.W. Stickings Amplifier's 2013 album Echo Street doesn't have quite the adventurous grandeur of the band's previous studio effort, 2011's The Octopus, but it's a remarkable album nonetheless. Where the latter is a double-sized...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings We'll have to see if there is anything to this, if there is in fact the evidence to back it up, but one of New Jersey's governor's old pals and allies, the man at the center of the George Washington Bridge scandal,...Show More Summary
By Marc McDonald I've often wondered: if Al Gore had been allowed to assume the presidency that he won in the 2000 election, how would he have responded after the 9/11 attacks? Actually, I think it's pretty likely 9/11 would never have happened in the first place under President Gore. Show More Summary
By Carl By now, you’ve read about or seen the assault on NY1 reporter Michael Scotto by Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm. As it turns out, it was all anybody talked about in the aftermath of the State of the Union address Tuesday...Show More Summary
(Politico): "Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate" (Washington Post): "For 2016, Hillary Clinton has commanding lead over Democrats, GOP race wide open"(CBS Miami): "Jeb Bush still undecided on 2016 presidential run" (National Journal): "Obama's state approval ratings spell trouble for Senate Democrats" (Politico): "Dustup could hurt Michael Grimm’s reelection"
(Washington Post): "Republicans make overtures to middle class in effort to counter Obama, Democrats" (Wall Street Journal): "GOP has choices – none easy – on debt ceiling" (Bloomberg): "Senate to vote next week to revive jobless aid, Reid says" (Politico): "Harry Reid rejects President Obama’s trade push" (USA Today): "Freak Southern storm blamed for at least 13 deaths"