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Obama Says Not So Fast

Appearing on “The Tonight Show,” Barack Obama tells Jay Leno that he’s not worried about Hillary Clinton’s sizable lead in the polls: “Hillary is not the first politician in Washington to declare ‘mission accomplished’ a little too soon.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Colbert’s Shocking Campaign Announcement

Stephen Colbert is a master of mocking the ridiculous and predictable posturing of overly rehearsed candidates as they announce their intention to run. During his book tour, for example, he has been known to interrupt interviewers to say he’s unable to discuss his campaign intentions, and then there was this surprise appearance on “The Daily Show.”

Posted on Oct 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Kucinich

Kucinich Empties His Pockets for Colbert

Rep. Dennis Kucinich flexes his comic muscle by responding to Stephen Colbert’s challenge to empty his pockets on the air. It’s a shame he didn’t get to dive into the issues, but it’s nice to see a candidate who can take a joke.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


CNN debate panel

Carville Sees Bush as GOP’s Nominee—Jeb, That Is

Political analyst James Carville shocked the crowd at CNN’s America Votes 2008 gala by suggesting that Jeb Bush would be the Republican nominee. According to the Ragin’ Cajun: “There is nobody in this field who can rally the Republican Party; he’s the only person in America that can do it.”

Posted on Oct 16, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Pelosi

Huffington Probes Pelosi on the War

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi explains to a persistent Arianna Huffington why the Democrats haven’t yet cut off funds for the war, why Mitt Romney isn’t going to be the next president and why she opposes a war tax: “This war has to end. I don’t want any accommodation made to pay for it or to prolong it.”

Posted on Oct 16, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Jimmy Carter

Sunday Saber Rattling

The hawks have taken to the Sunday morning air to beat the war drums over Iran, while those who oppose them, including former President Jimmy Carter, try to prevent a disaster worse than Iraq. TPM TV has this roundup.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Maher

Bill Maher on Phony Patriotism

The “Real Time” host agrees with Barack Obama that wearing an American flag pin is but a token of patriotism that probably doesn’t amount to much: “Show me a man wearing an American flag pin in his lapel, and I’ll show you an a—hole.”

Posted on Oct 14, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Barney Frank

Barney Frank Pleads for Realistic Expectations and Practical Activism

Though he referred specifically to the gay non-discrimination bill, Rep. Barney Frank made an impassioned plea for realism among activists that could be applied to the war, the environment or any other major issue of the day. He warned that imperfect legislation can help millions of people, unless “ideologically committed single-issue groups” are given a veto.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Colbert

Kucinich Rises to Colbert’s Challenge

Having endured Stephen Colbert’s barrage of televised insults and barbs, not to mention a suspicious inquest into the contents of his pockets, Congressman and “vegan wood spirit” Dennis Kucinich will personally (and, perhaps, magically) appear on “The Colbert Report,” Stephen says ... to empty his pockets.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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She’s Just Like Barbie, With a Muslim Makeover

Does playing with Barbie dolls encourage young girls to adopt Barbie’s (Western, secular, shopping-obsessed) values?  An enterprising Indonesian woman concerned about that possibility took the basic Barbie formula and added some elements she believes will make the “Salma” doll a healthy alternative for Muslim girls.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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