The White House has grown quite mum over the recent revelation by the NRDC that Rice owns between $300,000 and $600,000 of TransCanada stock, the company that is currently using strongarm tactics against activists as they construct the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 3, 2012 6:58 am|
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 11, 2011 2:01 pm|
For some reason, one of the most bizarrely persistent myths on the left is that the specifics of the new health care reform law are actually popular. The myth was again brought up today by Ezra Klein: You saw this a lot during health-care reform, where the specifics of the law were popular but the [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday February 8, 2011 8:59 am|
In the end, if Obama truly wants to install Suleiman, he probably can. He’ll engineer one of those “make me do it” moments, where he just has to accept that the thing his administration has been working tirelessly to achieve is the best thing for Egypt. But the minute that happens, and the stories start leaking out about young demonstrators being “disappeared” by Suleiman’s thugs, he’ll have to explain to the social media generation how it was all worth it for “stability in the region.”
And this time, he won’t be able to blame it on the need for “60 votes.”
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 16, 2010 2:28 pm|
President Obama, like all presidents, often says he “wants” or is even “fighting” for something, but in fact puts no real effort into actually making it happen. It could be he doesn’t want to spend political capital because he thinks it is a lost cause, thinks it is fairly unimportant, or even doesn’t really want [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday November 10, 2010 9:46 pm|
The proposed Korean “free trade” agreement would be a truly horrific blow to whatever is left of American manufacturing at a time when unemployment is rampant. But from a political standpoint, fighting for another so-called “free trade” agreement right now has got to represent some kind of death wish for the Democratic party. I don’t have any other way to explain it.
|By: Cliff Schecter Wednesday July 16, 2008 10:45 am|
Well, we already knew he liked to hang out with fundraisers who make rape jokes. But we didn’t know he liked to make them himself. Now we do.
|By: Cliff Schecter Monday June 23, 2008 12:11 pm|
This Friday in New Hampshire, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton will be together for a unity rally, which party members I spoke to are hoping will finally put the bad blood behind. From an email:
FRIDAY: Senators Clinton and Obama to Campaign Together in Town of Unity, New Hampshire
Candidates received 107 votes apiece in Granite State town
|By: Cliff Schecter Thursday June 19, 2008 10:53 am|
As The Washington Post reports, yesterday Barack Obama had a meeting with a number of labor leaders in the AFL-CIO, important in that some of their major affiliates (such as AFSCME) endorsed his rival Sen. Hillary Clinton during the primary.
As the piece puts it:
Several of the largest unions in the AFL-CIO supported Sen.
|By: Cliff Schecter Monday June 16, 2008 2:05 pm|
We had heard the rumors about Solis Doyle joining Team Obama for a while, but now it is official. I checked in with a friend, a super-delegate and former confidante of the Clintons. He echoed what this Huffington Post piece says, which is with her selection as chief of staff to the eventual vice president, Clinton’s chances of getting on the ticket now have pretty much been eliminated, as Solis Doyle
|By: Cliff Schecter Sunday June 15, 2008 10:34 am|
As I described in this recent post, I can certainly see why a Democratic woman would want to back John McCain’s presiential bid. Get your copy of a Handmaid’s Tale highlighted and ready!:
Washington – As an avid supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primaries, Debra Bartoshevich is not alone in her frustration over Clinton’s defeat.
She’s not alone in refusing to support Barack Obama.
And she’s not entirely alone in saying