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Hillary’s Way

She may lack Obama’s charisma and Edwards’ poise, but Sen. Clinton has made fools of her naysayers before.

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 READ MORE


Barack Obama
AP / Seth Wenig

Barack’s Racial Balancing Act

Sen. Obama’s multiracial heritage could help mend the great fissure in American society.

Posted on Jan 22, 2007 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
AP / Evan Vucci

E.J. Dionne Jr.: The Upstart Versus the Machine

The Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton 2008 contest highlights the differences between bottom-up and top-down political campaigns.

Posted on Jan 22, 2007 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a clever political satire of lonelygirl15; a gripping documentary on Saddam Hussein’s American backers; and everyday U.S. citizens exposed at their most clueless.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Two Taxed Americas

John Edwards’ plan for running a higher budget deficit to pay for universal healthcare coverage has the virtue of being honest.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE


Barack Obama

Barack Obama: Why I Want to Be President

Democratic Illinois Sen. (and relative political newcomer) Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. In this video, he explains his motivations. Money quote: “I certainly didn’t expect to find myself in this position a year ago.”

  • N.Y. Times coverage

  • Posted on Jan 16, 2007 READ MORE


    Colbert

    Stephen Colbert’s ‘Factiness’

    Adjusting to an altered political landscape, the “Report” host has been forced to craft a new word for his growing arsenal: “Now, since the beginning of my show, I’ve led a crusade against facts. Too often, they upset the truth that’s in your gut. But that was when the Republicans were in power. Their version of reality was worth ignoring facts for. Now the Democrats are running the show, and their version of reality is, unfortunately, based on reality.”

    Posted on Jan 10, 2007 READ MORE


    Ellen Goodman: Ready, Steady, Go

    We underestimate America’s readiness to elect a non-white-male president.

    Posted on Dec 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Froma Harrop: Obama, Say-Nothing Superstar

    Americans would do well to get over their adolescent crush on the Illinois Democrat and be receptive to less glamorous contenders who carry real messages.

    Posted on Dec 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Morris

    Dick Morris: ‘First Black Is Better Than First Woman’

    Clinton strategist turned Fox News provocateur Dick Morris brought his peculiar insight to bear on the Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama showdown, claiming: “Obama is in fact a better first than she is. First black is better than first woman in our politics in terms of valuing it.” What reasoning Morris used to make that determination remains a mystery, as he quickly moved on to the multitude of reasons why he feels Obama can’t win, and how he’ll leave the country if either one does.

    Posted on Dec 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Clinton and Giuliani
    Left: Washington Post / right: themoderatevoice.com

    Clinton and Giuliani Lead the Pack in Poll

    A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani in the lead for their parties’ nominations.  John McCain, who has lost considerable support among independent voters—possibly due to his plan to send more troops to Iraq—polled closely behind Giuliani.

    Posted on Dec 14, 2006 READ MORE


    E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama Might Bring Hillary Into the Light

    A contest with him would require Sen. Clinton to shed some of her caution.

    Posted on Dec 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Luckovich: Obama Envy

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    Posted on Dec 6, 2006 READ MORE


    E.J. Dionne: Obama Wows the Religious Right

    Sen. Barack Obama’s standing ovation at Pastor Rick Warren’s church demonstrates why the Illinois senator is one of the hottest commodities in 2008 presidential politics.

    Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Barack Obama
    AP / Charlie Neibergall

    The Trouble With ‘Political Rock Stars’

    The pundits’ latest catchphrase is insulting to the traditions of both politicians and rock stars.

    Posted on Dec 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Susan Estrich: Taking Temperatures

    A new poll measures Americans’ attitudes toward potential presidential candidates in terms of warmth, with Rudolph Giuliani and Barack Obama leading the pack.  This could be an interesting election after all.

    Posted on Nov 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Feinstein and Obama
    Left: senate.gov / Right: law.harvard.edu

    A Swamp of Their Own

    Democrats in Congress are split over proposed anti-corruption legislation that would limit lobbyists’ access to lawmakers.  Critics say the law doesn’t go far enough to address “earmarks” and campaign finance problems, and argue that an independent watchdog should be formed to enforce the rules.

    Posted on Nov 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Maher and Scarborough

    Bill Maher: Impeach Bush

    Bill Maher went on “Scarborough Country” to list his reasons for impeaching Bush.

  • Earlier: See Part 1 of his interview
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    Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Mr. Fish - Obama’s Mettle

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    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE    


    Obama in 2008

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    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Barack Obama
    From Thehill.com

    Truthdig: Don’t Believe Obama’s Hype on Evangelicals

    The Illinois senator chastised his colleagues for leaving the evangelicals to the Republicans.
    Electorally, he may be correct, but no self-respecting progressive should be fooled. On the whole, evangelicals are the most regressive people in the country. Just look at the hatred and intolerance they’ve made central to the Republican Party.

     

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Clooney
    AP / Mannie Garcia

    George Clooney Urges Action on Darfur Genocide

    The Academy Award-winning actor said at a press conference with Sens. Barack Obama and Sam Brownback, “What we cannot do is turn our heads and look away and hope that this will somehow disappear.”

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Barack Obama Slams Bush’s Oil Policy

    The Illinois senator says Bush’s “plan” to reduce dependence on oil is “like admitting alcoholism and then skipping the 12-step program.”

    Posted on Apr 4, 2006 READ MORE


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