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Celeste Fremon

Entries by Celeste Fremon

Campaign Journal: Dialing The Big Sky

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2008 | 10:51 PM

Many of my LA friends and neighbors are in swing states right now, going door to door for Barack Obama. (Even my pal, notorious campaign curmudgeon and Huff Post Off The Bus editor, is in Nevada canvassing.)

For a variety of reasons, however, I am compelled to remain in California.

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At FOX News: If Your Guy Doesn't Win, Cook The Numbers!

(20) Comments | Posted October 8, 2008 | 5:58 PM

In a very odd moment I happened to catch at FOX News post-debate Tuesday night, conservative pollster Frank Luntz, who had gathered together a focus group of supposed undecideds to watch the debate, asked for a show of hands as to who won the thing. ("How many thought McCain won?...

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Clinton Slams Democratic Activists At Private Fundraiser

(4624) Comments | Posted April 18, 2008 | 7:30 PM

At a small closed-door fundraiser after Super Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton blamed what she called the "activist base" of the Democratic Party -- and in particular -- for many of her electoral defeats, saying activists had "flooded" state caucuses and "intimidated" her supporters, according to an audio recording of...
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With Her Eye On Nov. '08, Polls Dictate Clinton Crime Policy

(55) Comments | Posted December 3, 2007 | 11:46 PM

The following piece was produced by HuffPost's OffTheBus, and also appears on the author's blog,Witness L.A..

Why are so many progressives unhappy with the thought of Hillary Clinton becoming the Democratic nominee? Here's a perfect case in point:

This past weekend all the Democratic presidential wannabes spoke...

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Why I Heart Huckabee the Anti-Evolutionist (at least I did Wednesday night)

(56) Comments | Posted November 29, 2007 | 1:21 AM

The following piece is published on the author's blog, WitnessLA, as well as OffTheBus.

Watching the YouTube/CNN debate on Wednesday night, I was appalled to realize that if I alone was charged with choosing the next president of the United States, and the only possible POTUS...

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Hillary's XX Factor

(35) Comments | Posted November 16, 2007 | 8:07 PM

The following piece was produced by HuffPost's OffTheBus.

This piece is also published on Witness L.A..

The best line of the night in Thursday's Las Vegas debate--in terms of zinger value, anyway--came when CNN's Campbell Brown asked Hillary Clinton about a recent speech that Hil gave...

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Fatima Bhutto: Pakistanis Favor The GOP

(24) Comments | Posted November 14, 2007 | 9:26 AM

The following piece was produced by HuffPost's OffTheBus. It is also published at Witness L.A..

OffTheBus recently caught up with Fatima Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto's niece, whose father died under questionable circumstances at the hands of the police force under her aunt's rule.


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Can Obama's "Soft Power" Still Play Hardball?

(32) Comments | Posted November 5, 2007 | 3:10 PM

The following piece is published on Witness L.A. as well as OffTheBus.

A bare two months out from the first of the presidential primaries, the pollsters, plus the majority of the media, have all but called it for Hillary---and her recent prevarications and school-marmish lectures during the...

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Hillary's Macha Problem

(30) Comments | Posted October 18, 2007 | 11:24 AM

The following piece is published on the author's blog, WitnessLA, as well as OffTheBus.

It has been clear for some time that, whenever she debates her democratic rivals, Hillary Clinton is determined to position herself as the toughest guy in the room. But, now that---rightly...

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