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Entries by Jason Linkins from 07/2008

Obama's Faux Flip-Flop: He Hasn't Shifted On Iraq (At Least Not Yet)

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

This Sunday, I couldn't help but notice that a bit of a long con was being set up in advance of Senator Barack Obama's trip to Iraq. Obama has recent...

Clark Apologizes To Obama, But He Won't Back Down

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics
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Back when Wesley Clark was running for President, it wasn't often that the press was found hanging on his every word. But say one cutting (and true!)...

McAuliffe On Clinton-Obama Relationship: 'It's A Love Fest'

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

The Democratic primary battle is over, but nominee Barack Obama still has to undertake the awesome task of making nice with the Clinton family. That ...

Media Scorecard: How Well Did The Media Do In Identifying McCain's 'Swift Boat' Support?

Posted 07.01.2008 | Media

As the media fanned flames in the direction of General Wesley Clark for the egregious offense of noting that being a prisoner of war did not necessari...

Campaign AdWatch: Colombian Broadcast System

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

John McCain is lighting out for Latin America, because maybe they have some electoral votes or something! And he wants everyone to know that he is in...

NYT's Brooks Gets Obama's Support (Mostly) Wrong

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

I had to chuckle to myself when I read David Brooks' lede this morning: Barack Obama sells the Democratic Party short. He talks about his fund-raisin...

Gallup: 'Americans Worry McCain Would Be Too Similar to Bush'

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

Earlier today, Jonathan Martin of The Politico noted that John McCain was prominently featuring a picture of he and President George W. Bush standing ...

Globe Columnist Gets It Right On Iraq

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

Even with all the Iraq War criticism out there, it is rare to find a writer who manages to get it as right as Andrew J. Bacevich does in today's Bosto...

Vanity Fair's Christopher Hitchens Undergoes Waterboarding

Posted 07.02.2008 | Media

Just in case the revelation that American torturers took their cues from that model of moral clarity that was the Chinese Communist regime hasn't full...

Washington Post Publishes Specious Story On Obama Home Loan

Posted 07.02.2008 | Media

Joe Stephens' article in today's Washington Post broadly insinuates wrongdoing on the part of Obama, and not only fails to make its case -- it mendaciously avoids even mounting a case in the first place.

Conservative Mag's Cover Says Russert Will 'Predict Our Next President' From Beyond The Grave

Posted 07.02.2008 | Politics

Via Portfolio comes word of a print-media snafu reminiscent of last January's Parade cover story that was ten days off on the news of Benazir Bhutto's...

McCain's Veep? Some Website Says It's Romney!

Posted 07.02.2008 | Politics

Most of the political media is still knee-deep in speculation over who will eventually be identified as the vice-presidential contenders for the 2008 ...

Rove Wonders 'Can Barack Buy The Presidency' Amid No Trace Of Irony

Posted 07.03.2008 | Politics

So Karl Rove has got an op-ed up at the Wall Street Journal titled "Can Barack Buy The Presidency." What does this mean to HuffPo readers? Stay indo...

Introducing: A Vlog!

Posted 07.04.2008 | Politics

Hi there. Earlier today, National Editor Nico Pitney and I went outside our Washington, DC offices for a special announcement: There will be vlogs! ...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 07.06.2008 | Politics

Happy Independence Day and welcome to your Sunday Morning Liveblog, almost none of which will actually be live, thanks to some annoying technical prob...

Joe Lieberman, No Model of Consistency, Wonders 'Which Obama Will Govern'

Posted 07.06.2008 | Politics

Joe Lieberman made an appearance on Sunday's This Week With George Stephanopoulos, to take up the mind-bending task of falsely asserting that Senator ...

Ted Koppel Reinforces 'False Flip-Flop' Meme, Equates Endless War With 'Toughness'

Posted 07.06.2008 | Politics

Have I been giving Ted Koppel too much credit all my life? Because whoever showed up wearing his skin today on This Week with George Stephanopulos be...

George W. Bush: Civics Teacher?

Posted 07.06.2008 | Politics

Have you been wondering what George W. Bush might, or should do, with his life after he leaves office to the sounds of the human race rejoicing? You'...

Obama Spokesman Responds To Iraq 'Faux Flip-Flop' Story

Posted 07.07.2008 | Politics

Robert Gibbs, communications director for the Obama campaign, appeared on today's Morning Joe and ended up having to take questions on that whole Obam...

Obama's Response To FISA Critics: A Vital Exchange With An Empty Center

Posted 07.07.2008 | Politics

Obama states that he is willing to "take his lumps" from his supporters on the FISA issue, but one wonders: why take lumps at all?

New Adventures In FISA Posturing

Posted 07.07.2008 | Politics

Congress' wrangling over the coming FISA legislation has left critics of the administration's warrantless wiretapping operation to wonder if the telec...

Campaign AdWatch: Abandon All Hope, America

Posted 07.08.2008 | Politics

John McCain's newest ad is called, "Love," which he hates, apparently. See, way back in the day, a bunch of hippies dropped acid and made out, while ...

McCain Talks Economy On CNN

Posted 07.08.2008 | Politics

John McCain appeared on today's CNN American Morning, ostensibly to talk economic policy with John Roberts. Over the course of the discussion, howeve...

Is McCain Poised To 'Refine His Position' On Iraq?

Posted 07.08.2008 | Politics

[UPDATED, below.] Don't look now, national political media, but it looks like Senator John McCain is about to flip-flop "refine his position" on Iraq...

The Upside Of Jesse Helms: Memorable Resistance

Posted 07.08.2008 | Politics

Throughout his lengthy career, Jesse Helms did the Republican Party no favors. A shambling, verminous bag of bigotry, Helms' presence at the forefron...