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Senator Lieberman: The Joe I Know

Jim Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Kennedy

As someone who worked for Joe Lieberman for more than 17 years, I'm often asked, "What's wrong with your old boss?" Some fellow former "Lieberstaffers" have even been privately critical of his recent actions.

Fox News "Can't Get a Straight Answer" from White House

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The hypocritical Republican crybabies at Fox are outraged over a heated exchange last Thursday between Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs and their White House correspondent, Major Garrett.

Cheney's "Privileged" Interview Already Leaked By Personal Lawyer

Emptywheel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know how Obama's DOJ claims that we can't see Cheney's interview with Patrick Fitzgerald because it's privileged? Well, Dick Cheney's lawyer alrea...

Where Are They Now?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

While times are tough for most Americans, one group is doing remarkably well. For former members of the Bush administration, the economic outlook remains bright and jobs are seemingly plentiful.

Lenin Rules!

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

It was Lenin, after all, who almost 100 years ago stated what has become the mantra of the angry Right and the deluded media nearly a century later: A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

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David Letterman: 'Dick Cheney Couldn't Care Less About Americans' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former White House flack-turned-tell-all author Scott McClellan made a guest appearance on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman, whose host, is, how sh...

James Baker Punches George Bush in the Face with New War Proposal

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

James Baker has joined his nemesis in recommending a stunning new piece of federal legislation -- a law designed to rein in future presidents who want to go to war half-cocked.

Listen to We, the People, Not They, the Obstructionists

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Republicans and their war bankrupted us and put us in harm's way. Now those same Republicans are helping Rush Limbaugh get his wish by making Obama and America fail.

Scott McClellan: White House Press Briefing Is Obsolete

Think Progress | Matt Yglesias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Asked by TNR to offer some advice to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, former Press Secretary Scott McClellan makes the provocative suggestion...

Hudson Crash Required Journalists to Collaborate

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The photographs taken at the site of the Hudson crash may be the best proof yet that citizen journalism is not only essential, but is here to stay.

Former Bush Aide: 'Mission Accomplished Banner Was My Fault'

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At his news conference yesterday, President Bush said the decision to put a "Mission Accomplished" banner on the aircraft carrier where he gave a spee...

A Challenge to Publishers: Say No to Gonzo

Andrew Foster Altschul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Foster Altschul

But what if the answer to publishers' problems lies not in finding the right book to publish but in finding the right book not to publish?

McClellan Twenty-Eighth Person to Join 'Slow Clap,' Personal Press Machine Still Popping and Locking

Desiree Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Desiree Burch

Did everyone get the press release this morning? Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has come out (don't get too excited) as the most r...

Sarah Palin: the All-in-One Reality TV Show

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Monroe Price

Palin is one-person reiteration of everything from "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (early round dismissal?) up through and including "Survivor."

The Winners and Losers of Campaign '08

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Winners: The Davids - Axelrod and Plouffe: they spearheaded a near flawless campaign. Katie Couric: her multi-part interview with Sarah Palin was the turning point in how the country saw Palin -- and by extension John McCain. And she did it in a way that left no room for accusations of being unfair or playing "Gotcha!" Michelle Obama: smarts, grace, style, charm, and a serious "good mommy" vibe -- she's got the whole package. Losers: Joe Lieberman: failed to deliver Democrats, independents, or Jews. And on the way to losing his committee chairmanships. Liddy Dole: her "Godless" ad will be taught in What Not To Do poli sci classes for a century. Joe the Plumber: the clock just hit 15 minutes, and the wakeup call will not be pleasant.

Ellen Degeneres Is Married. And I Don't Care.

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

I'm very happy for her. Thrilled for her, in fact. But, mostly, I don't care. It doesn't change my life one bit. Not at all. And that's exactly how it should be.

Palin Likens Her Supporters to the Worst Fans in Baseball

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if I needed one more reason to loathe Sarah Palin, here's another: she likened the Republican presidential ticket to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Palin et al: Please Talk About Corn

Susan Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Straight

On Friday night, Sarah Palin appeared on television as part of her interview series with Charles Gibson. I finally sat down to watch this woman, who ...

Scott McClellan To Obama: Don't Investigate Us

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There may not be second acts in America, but White House-press-secretary-turned-best-selling-memoirist Scott McClellan is looking for a third. ... An...

Rick Warren's Carnival of Confession

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

While Rick Warren is an improvement over Focus on the Family's James Dobson, he must teach evangelicals there is a better way than the selfishness of modern conservatism.

Wrong...Wrong...Wrong: Obama Lets Muslim Advisor Resign

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should convince the American public that he's not setting up a zero sum game between Muslims on one side and Christians and Jews on the other.

CNN Anchor Slams Impeachment as "Kabuki Theatre"

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

It seemed that most of the clearly biased shows on cable news had been publicly outed as such, but viewers learned there was yet another conservative Republican show:Election Center with Campbell Brown.

Bill O'Reilly Gets Apology From Scott McClellan (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former White House Press Secretary said recently that the Bush administration fed talking points to Fox News. O'Reilly knows for a fact that this can'...

Bill O'Reilly Takes On Scott McClellan Over Talking Points Claim, McClellan Backs Down

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update: Scott McClellan appeared on Bill O'Reilly's radio show to apologize for alleging that the White House fed him talking points (via ThinkProgres...

Scott McClellan: White House Fed Fox News Talking Points

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

For those of you not as politically savvy as FoxNews viewers, here's the technical way talking points work: The Bush White House told Fox News what to say and Fox News said it.