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The Big Clinton Story

(101) Comments | Posted November 27, 2007 | 5:49 PM

Look, I am concerned. I've just spent two weeks travelling and speaking with media elites in L.A., Chicago, NYC, and D.C. and among other things, I was repeatedly told that The New York Times and The L.A. Times are "sitting on a BIG Clinton story." What concerns me is that...

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3:10 to Iraq

(12) Comments | Posted September 7, 2007 | 8:46 PM

At a party once, I made a comment to Russell Crowe about his hair and he almost beat me up. So I haven't always been his biggest fan. But I have to admit, there are a lot of reasons to see 3:10 to Yuma this weekend. As the reviews will...

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Al Gore Is Running

(81) Comments | Posted June 2, 2007 | 2:36 AM

I mean, please. Let's get real. Of course he's running.

Are we to believe that a man who has spent most of his life in public office, like his father before him, is happy to turn away at the very moment the country -- nay, the world -- is...

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Gentleman Jack

(15) Comments | Posted April 27, 2007 | 1:00 AM

In the coming days, far fancier people than I will be telling the world what a superb man Jack Valenti was. This afternoon, Kirk Douglas, Steven Spielberg and Sumner Redstone were just the first of many names to offer superlatives about the former MPAA chief, philanthropist, author, Presidential Aide, War...

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So Long, Soledad

(41) Comments | Posted April 4, 2007 | 1:57 PM

I, for one, am going to miss Soledad O'Brien in the morning.

It was announced today that she and American Morning co-anchor Miles O'Brien have been transferred to other tasks at CNN. Unlike the other networks' morning anchors, Soledad had chops. And I'm not just referring to her Hassling...

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666 Days Left

(12) Comments | Posted March 25, 2007 | 2:35 PM

...That's all I'm sayin'.

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Draft Karl Rove's Son

(78) Comments | Posted January 16, 2007 | 3:03 AM

If you Google "Draft Andrew Rove" you get nothing. Your search "did not match any documents." I'd like to know why. And, yes, I realize even asking this question may get my passport revoked.

Our president calls Karl Rove his "architect." The powers that be genuflect to him in a...

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It's All About Ted

(20) Comments | Posted January 10, 2007 | 1:03 AM

My ears perk up when Ted Kennedy is in the news. Maybe it's because he's staring at me from my wall. As a writer, you spend a lot of time staring at walls, and mine has an enormous Warhol of Ted's glitter-encrusted head staring back at me.

Ted gave...

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How Bush Got to 20,000

(27) Comments | Posted January 8, 2007 | 4:30 PM

In Hollywood, they like to tell you there are only 12 stories, and they just keep getting recycled and retold in different ways. And Shakespeare did them all first, anyway.

Perhaps that's true in Washington as well. And perhaps someone finally let W. in on this little secret. Last summer,...

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Declassified Memo to Santa

(11) Comments | Posted December 26, 2006 | 12:33 AM

Look, Santa, it's bad enough Dreamgirls sucked, so for Christmas, I'd like someone to vote for in 2008. Someone other than Hillary, Biden, or Obama.

And I'm not alone on this.

Don't get me wrong, ya' gotta love 'em as Senators, but she can't win, as even her...

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There's Something About Mary Cheney (the sequel)

(51) Comments | Posted December 8, 2006 | 4:03 AM

Last May, I got an early draft of Mary Cheney's atrocious memoir, moronically entitled "Now It's My Turn." I started my review with:

Like many others, I was kind of hoping self-loathing lesbian Mary Cheney had just crawled off into a hole somewhere. Somewhere reserved for The Good Germans....

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We Are All Ted Haggard

(29) Comments | Posted November 7, 2006 | 3:22 PM

Like most Democrats, I feel like it's Christmas Eve. I'm very excited to see what's under the tree. I'm counting the hours. Maybe not counting them like AmericaBlog ("Santorum: 5 Hours Bitch"), but eager enough that I am actually enduring Joe Squintborough on my tv for any glimmer of...

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Fox News Labels Foley a Democrat

(94) Comments | Posted October 4, 2006 | 12:59 AM

Just as I was starting to feel sorry for myself for dislocating my shoulder and missing Arianna's book party, something comes along to make me forget about the pain: In 3 different cutaways, lasting over 15 seconds each, Fox News labels Mark Foley A DEMOCRAT! No, it's not the Vicodin...

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ABC's 9/11 Mockumentary: A Quick Review

(83) Comments | Posted September 11, 2006 | 2:43 AM

Putting aside the lies, half-truths, and bad camerawork of ABC's "Path to 9/11", the first half fails even by its own internal logic. Which is surprising for a movie from the producer of "Legally Blonde 2."

The writer, sock-puppet Cyrus what's-his-face, would like to insist that the Clinton Administration blew...

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...And The Emmy Doesn't Go To...

(21) Comments | Posted August 28, 2006 | 10:12 AM

The actual Emmy winners were the least interesting thing about last night's awards ceremony. In fact, the defining moment may have been when the director of the Emmy broadcast accepted an Emmy award for directing last year's Emmy awards, thanking the producer's of this year's Emmy awards, while directing from...

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One Last Reason to Hate Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

(3) Comments | Posted August 11, 2006 | 3:24 AM

They say you can tell a lot about a man by the fake pandemics he supports. So I really don't know why I was surprised to find Joe Lieberman had, of course, introduced the Bird Flu Bill.

The fake-Democratic Senator from Connecticut thought it was crucial taxpayers spend $50...

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America: The Lieberman of the Middle East

(12) Comments | Posted August 8, 2006 | 7:20 PM

I should be more upset about the war raging in the middle east. After all, who could tolerate the needless bloodshed, civilians indiscriminately blown away daily, Israel's security threatened yet again, Lebanon torn apart for the second time in 25 years? The answer is, we could. America. We are no...

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How To Sell Your Soul for the Cover of Vanity Fair!

(37) Comments | Posted July 9, 2006 | 4:48 AM

Like most people, I don't often think about Hilary Swank. Or her husband Chad Lowe. I've met them a couple times in the course of work, and they seemed lovely. So it was surprising when my computer started insisting I read about their marriage. Suddenly, I couldn't even check my...

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An Inconvenient Gore

(107) Comments | Posted June 6, 2006 | 2:24 PM

Here's the deal: Al Gore is still Al Gore. Most anyone who has seen "An Inconvenient Truth" can tell you, it's the same guy. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But the hype about the "new, improved Gore," the loosened-up dude, newly comfy in his skin, totally changed since...

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The Closeted President Bush

(69) Comments | Posted June 3, 2006 | 2:40 PM

"As this debate goes forward, we must remember that every American deserves to be treated with tolerance, respect and dignity. All of us have a duty to conduct this discussion with civility and decency toward one another, and all people deserve to have their voices heard." -- President Bush, backing...

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