During a press conference today President Obama stressed that he would “welcome a debate” on NSA surveillance and said that if people know the full details they would think “we struck the right balance.” Of course it is impossible to have a debate on these secret programs because they are “secret.” We can’t know if [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday June 7, 2013 10:07 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 4, 2012 7:34 am|
If President Obama behavior on the issue of Social Security and his willingness to offer up cuts to Social Security as part of a deficit deal left any doubt about his personal intentions for the program, last night’s debate should put those doubts to bed. One of the most telling moments regarding what Obama’s second [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday July 30, 2011 4:42 pm|
Live on CSPAN2 now Liveblog: 10:13 – Reid: Senate will resume at 12 noon tomorrow. If cloture is not invoked, debate will continue on the Reid amendment. 10:07: Reid – There are negotiations going on right now at the White House. We want to give everyone as much space as possible to reach an agreement, [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday July 30, 2011 1:29 pm|
Video: McConnell and Reid spar over vote on Reid amendment today
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Thursday October 16, 2008 8:39 am|
John McCain, last year’s model, or America’s Next Top Model?
Tyra Banks joined the McCain debate prep team, teaching the Arizona senator something every model should know: how to smile with your eyes.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Wednesday October 15, 2008 4:05 pm|
Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine has obtained an exclusive copy of John McCain’s hard hitting attack ad which reveals Barack Obama’s longstanding ties to an entity known as “the Black community.”
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Wednesday October 15, 2008 10:36 am|
Barack Obama and John McCain will face off in Long Island tonight in the final debate before the presidential election. McCain has one last chance to reestablish himself as a viable candidate and reverse his steady decline in the polls. In the spirit of bipartisanship, The Jed Report has produced a helpful debate prep video for John McCain.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Wednesday October 8, 2008 7:41 am|
Presidential debates aren’t really debates. These faux debates are bad for democracy. Ideally, debates should inform voters about the issues and challenge the candidates to move beyond their talking points and think on their feet. Under the current rules, these events have degenerated into non sequitur public speaking contests.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Tuesday October 7, 2008 9:17 pm|
One of the more bizarre episodes in tonight’s debate was when McCain seemed to ridicule Obama’s nit picking insistence that nuclear power be safe…or somthing: