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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank's Debate Drinking Game (VIDEO)

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

via The Washington Post Before Wednesday night's final presidential debate, the big question had been whether John McCain would hit Barack Obama with...

Playing with Matches: John McCain's Game Plan

Les Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Francis

We are now confronted with a new and more troubling phenomenon: a major party presidential campaign which appears to be predicated on the belief that American voters will be motivated more by fear than by hope.

WaPo's Dana Milbank Asks McCain Supporters For A Hug (VIDEO)

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

From Milbank's Washington Sketch column: ... Only the polka band, which entertained the crowd before the speeches, seemed unaffected by the pervasi...

Jason Linkins

Journalists Continue To Struggle With Basic Facts Of Presidential Transition | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Pear has a process story in yesterday's New York Times that describes the Presidential transition process that's ongoing for both the McCain an...

Dana Milbank Rocks The Eastern Media Elite

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's one great by-product of the web for print media: The opportunity to loose your funniest reporters on the medium and see what the heck happens n...

John McCain, Paris Hilton, and the Politics of Nothing

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The McCain camp knows that the only way they can win the election is to turn it into a carnival sideshow. If this is where they have taken the political discourse in early August, what have they got for us come October?

Mike Malloy's Anti-Obama Rant

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

The radio host abandoned all progressive logic and spent his entire radio show ranting against Obama to the amazement of listeners who have heard him push for Obama's election time and again.

Dana Milbank Leaving Countdown With Keith Olbermann

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank will no longer appear on MSNBC's Countdown. Keith Olbermann posted the announcement on Daily Kos: Dana ...

Context, Schmontext at WaPo

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

Sloppy, sensationalistic journalism (like that of Dana Milbank at the Washington Post) eventually makes all of us dumber. It eventually hurts all the candidates. Demand better.

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow Leads Chorus Of Truth On 'Presumptuous' Accusation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maddow was invited to take the matter on, and she led with this statement -- "This issue is weird when you look at the facts on which it is based." And she couldn't be more right.

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Fuels Outrage After Misquoting Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, in actuality, Obama was attempting to diminish his own importance, not place himself on a pedestal. It was an attempt at humility, not arrogance.

Irony in the House Dead? Not Yet

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The very same arguments that were made in 1948 against mingling the races in the military were made Wednesday against mixing homosexuals and heterosexuals the way they mix in the real world.

Emotional Day for Hillary Backers: My Report From the Speech

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Shrake

Slowly, famous people appeared on the floor. Terry McAuliffe did several laps, which I thought it was a little bit much. I don't think he deserved his ego moment -- losing elections doesn't earn you anything in my book.

Jason Linkins

WaPo's Milbank Compares GOP Lawmakers To Prostitutes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As extraordinary as it may be to see Republican lawmakers throwing dispute and critique in the direction of White House darling General David Petraeus...

Milbank: Clinton Team Down And Out Of Touch

Washington Post | Dana Milbank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They are in the last throes, if you will. As Vice President Cheney knows, such predictions can be perilous. Still, there was no mistaking a certain f...

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein

More Charges Of "Plagiarism," Even Worse Evidence | Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Plagiarism-gate," or whatever moniker is given to revelations that Sen. Barack Obama borrowed other politician's words, continued on Wednesday, despi...