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Entries by Will Thomas from 03/2008

Novak: Rove Peddling Romney As VP

Posted 03.02.2008 | Politics

Close supporters of Mitt Romney have been injecting into the political rumor stream an unsubstantiated report that Sen. John McCain obtained the vita...

Media Expert Decries Campaign Coverage

Posted 03.02.2008 | Politics

DALLAS — The founder of a prestigious institute on media and politics added his voice Saturday to the chorus of complaint over perceived press b...

Obama On College Trips To Mexico: "I Can't Entirely Talk About It"

Posted 03.02.2008 | Politics

Barack Obama took a break from the usual campaigning today, making a stop at the Texas-Mexico border and a local neighborhood festival. He was in the ...

Rezko Obama Questions Linger As Trial Approaches

Posted 03.02.2008 | Politics

Tony Rezko was obviously in trouble. He was a defendant in at least a dozen lawsuits, federal investigators in Chicago were poking around, and his nam...

Clinton: Obama's "Entire Campaign Is Based On One Speech"

Posted 03.02.2008 | Politics

Hillary Clinton belittled the sum and substance of Barack Obama's presidential bid Saturday as being based upon "one speech" opposing the Iraq war in ...

Frank Rich: McCain Channels His Inner Hillary

Posted 03.02.2008 | Politics

Before they were sidetracked into a new war against The New York Times, the Rush Limbaugh posse had it right about John McCain. He is a double agent. ...

Paul Krugman Attacks Obama On Electability

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

After their victory in the 2006 Congressional elections, it seemed a given that Democrats would try to make this year's presidential campaign another ...

Rezko Trial Begins Today

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Antoin "Tony" Rezko is set to go on trial Monday, but the defense is expected at every opportunity to try to put his chief accuser on trial as well. ...

Obama: Clinton Gotten "Desperate" In Campaign

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Barack Obama sat for an interview with Nightline, which was previewed on Good Morning America today. He dismissed the tone of Hillary Clinton's recen...

Obama Denies Assuring Canada on NAFTA

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

UPDATE: Canada's parliament took up the issue of Obama's position on NAFTA today, with Liberal leaders angrily accusing conservative Prime Minister St...

Internal Clinton Campaign Feuding Spills Into Public Again

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

As they mapped out a campaign schedule for Bill Clinton, top aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton kept his time short in South Carolina. They were probably...

Hillary: Obama Not Muslim "As Far As I Know"

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Via Ben Smith, Hillary gives a less than adamant answer to a question about Obama's religion on 60 Minutes. Hillary claims, "I take him on the basis ...

McCain Backtracks From "No New Taxes" Pledge

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Two weeks ago, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took the "Read My Lips" plunge, proclaiming that as president he would not raise taxes for any reason. "No new ...

Clinton Releases New Texas, Ohio Ads

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Sen. Clinton has two new ads out on the eve of primaries in Texas and Ohio. In the first, Clinton hits Obama on his inactivity while serving as chair...

GOP Congresswoman Wants Angelina To Testify On Iraq

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Virginia Rep. Thelma Drake has a new idea to maintain congressional support for the war in Iraq: Call in Angelina Jolie. The movie star -- half of th...

Dems Set To Cave On FISA, Immunity For Telecoms

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

The signs are unmistakably clear that what was always inevitable -- full compliance by the House Democratic leadership with Bush's demands on warrantl...

Creator Of Mystery Site HillaryIs44 Revealed

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

I wrote in December about a mysterious pro-Clinton, anti-Obama website called HillaryIs44, a site that floated sharply negative information about Obam...

Clinton Says She's Pushing Ahead

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

TOLEDO, Ohio — Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Monday she'll press on with the campaign after Tuesday's crucial primaries, argu...

Report: Bush Backed Covert Coup Attempt Against Hamas

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

After failing to anticipate Hamas's victory over Fatah in the 2006 Palestinian election, the White House cooked up yet another scandalously covert and...

Bush Says Gains in Iraq Will Continue

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush pledged Monday that security gains will continue in Iraq but offered no new details about how that promise will affe...

Bill Richardson Criticizes "3 AM" Ad, Praises Obama's Judgement

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Yesterday Bill Richardson gave an interview that has gotten a bunch of attention already, because in it he said that Dems should coalesce behind the c...

Penn Credits "3 AM" Ad With Momentum

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Mark Penn, the chief strategist for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential campaign, asserted today that an ad that raised the specter of a...

Rush Limbaugh Urges Texas Fans To Vote For Hillary

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

As Hillary Clinton battles to keep her presidential bid alive, she may be getting help from an unlikely source: conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh....

Lobbyist To Run McCain's Hill Effort

Posted 03.04.2008 | Politics

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has engaged a leading GOP lobbyist to coordinate his message and travel schedule with c...

Poll: Clinton Should Stay In Race Even If She Loses Texas Or Ohio

Posted 03.04.2008 | Politics

Democrats by more than a 2-1 margin say Hillary Clinton should stay in the presidential race even if she loses either the Texas or Ohio primary on Tue...