Clinton Campaign Suggests New Resolution to Florida and Michigan

    On MSNBC minutes ago, Clinton campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson suggested that Sens. Clinton and Obama meet in the Capital's recreation complex and bowl three games.  The first would be a warm-up, at which each candidate would drink a pitcher of...
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    Two weak candidates spells Pres. McCain

    It is becomingly increasingly clear that the two remaining Democratic candidates for President are very weak and either of them will have difficulty winning the general election.  It isn't simply because of the ongoing contest either.  Both of them are...

    Sen. Obama Says Rev. Wright Apologized; Did We Miss It? I Guess Not. More Trouble.

     Sen. Obama's intereview with Barbara Walters is looking worse and worse. I thought his statement that he would have left the church but for Wright's retirement and apology was bad because (1) it contradicted his previous statement about how he...

    Obama Campaign Mgr MISLEADING Supporters?

    Some of you may have already seen the "Dinner With Barack" e-mail from David Plouffe (Obama campaign manager). I just got back to my office and read it. This paragraph near the top caught my attention: "In February alone, more...
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    OBAMA!! BECAUSE BRAINS MATTER

    Geraldine Ferraro 's appreciation of Obama's DNA was merited, if misplaced:  Daddy was a Harvard PhD.(economics--yeah, it was news to ME too) and, of course, Editor in Chief, Harvard Law Review is a famous affirmative action slot... Which is offered in support of Michelle Obama's wry remark that the American people don't get a shot at president's...
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    I'm Out Of Here

    My children told me that I am too wrapped up in what is happening politically; that I have a negative view of the world.  It really hurt my feelings, and considering that it was more than two years ago, you...

    [nohate.gather.com] Keeping The Discussion About Racism Moving; Obama’s Speech Good, But Not Good Enough?

    Early this morning, I finally got a chance to sit down at the computer and watch Sen. Obama’s entire 40-minute speech (while reading along). I thought it was a wonderful speech, and it sets up a discussion that our country...
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    Authoritarian "Justices" shred Constitution once again

    Today's disgraceful display at the Supreme Court regarding the Second Amendment is yet another in a long string of nods by right wing extremists to the form of government American natives have become accustomed to whilst simultaneously dismantling it before...
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    Obama speech on religion was just as AWESOME - Video and Transcript

    If you thought todays speech was good, here is another great Obama speech that courageously confronts another issue that divides us. The division between religious America and secular America:(excerpt)"For some time now, there has been plenty of talk among pundits...
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    Our two candidates are weak and jeopardize victory in November

    Please allow me to interrupt the caterwalling betwixt the Clinton and Obama loyalists for a brief public service announcement:We need a different candidate for President and one that isn't Hillary or Barack.Both of our candidates are weak and clearly have the potential...
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    VIDEO: Obama's Firey Sermon

    Obama blasts Pat Roberson, Jerry Falwell, Dobson, Sharpton, popular megachurches, "Jesus Christ would not vote for Barack Obama" and more - in this passionate sermon given in 2006.Check it out:http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid463869411/bctid416343938...
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    The Spitzer Sex Sting: A few More Questions

    Scott Horton at Harper's has been covering the political crucifixion of former Alabama Governor Don Siegleman for some time.  In a brief comment at Harpers he has this to say about the situation concerning the once up and coming Governor...
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    Countdown "Special Comments" ON HILLARY

    Set your recording devices now. I just heard Keith Olbermann say he is doing a Special Comment on Hillary tomorrow night. MSNBC @8pm/7central.He usually saves these segments for GWB himself. Judging from his previous blistering Special Comments, this one could...
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    Spitzer's money laundering

    An STR reporting that the governor of a large state is laundering tens of thousands of dollars, even if a small amount for a drug operation or one of the typical reasons for doing so, must raise the eyebrow of...

    Experiencing Fatigue on the Campaign Brain?

    Here's something that might help you think about something else--Amy Sullivan's welcome new book The Party Faithful.I found it a fascinating look deep inside a world which the mainstream media for the most part seems afraid to touch or simply does not...
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    Hillary is no Einstein

    I found this quote too good to pass up and while I did use it in a few comments, I felt it needed its own post. Hillary and McCain have both dismissed the power of well thought out words. They push...
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    Obama: What Blacks and Progressives Have Bought Into

    Here is a commentary I think ought to be of interest to TPM visitors written by Glen Ford who is Ex. Editor at a blog called: Blackagendareport.com.  His is a perspective little seen or heard at the more heavily visited...
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    Did We See The Same 60 Minutes?

    Did I see the same 60 minutes as everyone else here?  If Hillary's inability to give a direct answer in support of her rival's religious affiliation gets everyone in a twitter, I think you missed the BIG story. Maybe you...
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    The Next President

    Experience?  Toughness?  Patriotism?  Christian?  These simplistic (and one of which is illegal) requirements, considering our previous presidents; successful and not, make me want to take another look.  What does it take to be a competent President in the Twentyfirst Century?I'll start with...
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    Testing Cartoon (wish we had a preview)

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    Talking Points Memo -- Suggestions and Complaints

    We've had some time to  work with the bugs (like the one that remains, where my log-on password is not accepted when I post), but those are irritants, which will eventually disappear --  hopefully.  There are some other features of...

    Snippets From the Front Lines, AKA Peoples' Homes

    Snippets from the front lines, aka peoples' homes: A report from Pennsylvania, a suburb west of Philly.  My brother-in-law is a diehard Fox-washed Bush supporter who has been contributing to McCain, calling him a "Democrat" who he nonetheless sees has...

    Paging Dr. Krugman...

    I've just finished The Conscience of a Liberal.  Thank you--it was fantastic.  I recommend it, along with Jacob Hacker's The Great Risk Shift, tpmcafe's Jared Bernstein's All Together Now, and tpmcafe's Elizabeth Warren The Two Income Trap, as the best books I've...
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    We are not as divided as our MSM suggests

    It is interesting to note the MSM insists on slicing and dicing us into racial groups. While our constitution says everyone is equal, it seems the boomer generation's reporting keeps pushing the racial/gender meme. I don't mean they are degrading...

    Question: Your Thoughts on Cultural Change in the US?

    What do you see as the biggest cultural change(s) in the US over the past 15-20 years that might have a substantial impact on our politics going forward?If you know of an interesting article on this topic please feel free...

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