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Entries by Jason Linkins from 08/2008

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 08.03.2008 | Politics

Good morning and welcome to your Sunday Morning Liveblog. This morning's session of psychological terrorism is the only thing standing in the way of ...

Vlogorrhea: Jason and Ana Get Sophomoric!

Posted 08.04.2008 | Politics

This past week was one where nobody in the world of politics felt like they needed to act like an adult, so why the hell should Ana or I?

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 08.10.2008 | Politics

Oh, hi! And welcome to your Sunday Morning Liveblog! I am Jason Linkins, and if you are a regular here, you'd know that I am now back from vacation,...

President Bush Not So Good With American Flags

Posted 08.10.2008 | Politics

So, apparently, even after seven years, President George W. Bush still hasn't learned how to correctly display the American flag. Glorious. We still...

Sportscaster Bob Costas Shows Up Political Colleagues In Bush Interview

Posted 08.11.2008 | Politics

It's not for nothing that Matt Yglesias seems to be nominating NBC Sports eminence grise Bob Costas for the Meet The Press chair. Last night's interv...

Wolfson Backtracks On Edwards/Iowa Claim

Posted 08.11.2008 | Politics

This afternoon, former Hillary Clinton flack Howard Wolfson, confronted by a Fox News colleague with actual Iowa polling that suggested Clinton wasn't...

Even Children Know O'Reilly Is A Hypocrite (WATCH)

Posted 08.11.2008 | Politics

Too Much Joy once sang, "My father said, 'Now son, never tattle never lie,' but I think he should have followed some of his own advice." That's the ke...

Campaign AdWatch: Hot White Women Like Obama (VIDEO)

Posted 08.11.2008 | Politics

Just when you thought the real world concerns coming out of Eastern Europe might send the Presidential campaign winging back in a more adult direction...

CNN Reports On 'El Chupacabra' Sighting

Posted 08.12.2008 | Media

Who said that August is a slow news month? Hard on the heels of our national obsession with the Montauk Monster comes more cryptozoology, this time f...

New York Times Revises McCain's Military Record With Correction

Posted 08.12.2008 | Politics

The New York Times carried a correction today for an August 9 story that essentially revises a key component of John McCain's military career -- that ...

NPR Correspondent Finds Obama's Christianity 'Ironic'

Posted 08.12.2008 | Politics

Via MediaMatters comes the news that NPR's Mara Liasson can't quite come to grips with the idea of a "liberal" being "Christian." because everyone kn...

McCain Assures Town Hall That Death Stalks The Supreme Court Justices

Posted 08.12.2008 | Politics

Earlier today, John McCain gave one of his famous Straight Talk Express Town Hall Extravaganza Applesauce Chat Revival Shows in York, Pennsylvania, an...

Focus On The Family Asks God To Rain Out Obama Speech

Posted 08.12.2008 | Politics

"Deus, dona mihi serenitatem accipere res quae non possum mutare, fortitudinem mutare res quae possum, atque sapientiam differentiam cognoscere." The...

Stephen Colbert's Latest Stunt: Hack The Democratic Convention

Posted 08.12.2008 | Politics

Over the past week, there have been rumblings that Democratic Convention-attending supporters of once (and future?) presidential candidate Hillary Cli...

Bayh As Veep? Advantage: McCain

Posted 08.13.2008 | Politics

The buzz on Indiana Senator Evan Bayh's shot at the vice-presidency has escalated this week, and the reaction in progressive circles has ranged from c...

The Masterful Math Of Tucker Bounds

Posted 08.13.2008 | Politics

I'm really enjoying McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds' response to this Obama ad today: "In the Senate, Barack Obama has voted in lockstep with Presi...

Colbert 'Bump' A Boon For Democrats, But Not Republicans

Posted 08.13.2008 | Politics

As Stephen Colbert often points out, political figures have a tremendous incentive to appear on his self-titled Comedy Central show. This is due to t...

RNC Stalks Obama In Hawaii

Posted 08.13.2008 | Politics

So, I get these emails everyday from the Republican National Committee, keeping me abreast of their Great Works. Naturally, knowing how concerned the...

Obama Nation Author Assailed By All Parties On Larry King Live

Posted 08.14.2008 | Politics

Jerome Corsi, Swift Boater and author of the newly released Obama Nation, appeared on Larry King Live last night to defend his smear-plagued, yet best...

Sen. John Cornyn Wants To Make Texas' Failed Health Care System The 'National Model'

Posted 08.14.2008 | Politics

The last time we had occasion to think of Texas Senator John Cornyn, it was when his staff put out that ridiculous "Big Bad John" video, which capture...

Joe Klein Lowers The Boom On Corsi, Matalin, McCain

Posted 08.14.2008 | Politics

Joe Klein, who's been recently fighting the same sorts of base attacks, makes a stern denouncement of the entire Swift Boatesque operation behind Jero...

Alan Colmes Goes Off During Edwards Panel, Assails McCain's Infidelities

Posted 08.14.2008 | Politics

Andrew Sullivan has a post up on a clip from the August 12th iteration of Hannity and Colmes that seems likely to bring mad creatine to the progressiv...

Jerome Corsi, 'Obama Nation' Author, Set To Appear On White Supremacist Radio Show

Posted 08.14.2008 | Politics

So, on last night's Larry King Live, one of the things that Paul Waldman brought up as a way of demonstrating Obama Nation author Jerome Corsi's lack ...

Does Michael Phelps Care About Georgia?

Posted 08.15.2008 | Politics

United States swimming phenom Michael Phelps continued his Beijing gold rush tonight, earning the gold medal on the back of a world-record-setting out...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 08.17.2008 | Politics

Good morning HuffPo readership and welcome to your Sunday Morning Liveblog, where I will be performing in the individual medley relay of pundit pain, ...