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What Obama Needs to Do in Denver

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

It is time, once and for all, for Democrats to burn the Kerry playbook. It is the same playbook used to guide one losing Democratic campaign after another for decades.

Swift Boat Sugar Daddy's Other Water Issues?

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

Harold Simmons has written a check for all of the $2.87 million it's costing to run ominous-sounding ads in Ohio and Pennsylvania about Obama's relationship with William Ayers.

Culture Zohn: Dear Democrats, Please Wake Up!

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

McCain was droll, offensive without being nasty and very relaxed. He was handy at spewing mixed-up rhetoric about his position and Obama's on the war, oil drilling, NATO and tax cuts -- It was seductive.

T. Boone Pickens: From Swift Boater To Pluralist

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

In just a few years Pickens has moved from being a totally partisan political animal to a man who is looking for the partial truth in the disparate views of a variety of people.

The New York Sun's Obama Frame-Up

Joel Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel Whitney

What The Sun had hoped to paint as Islamic extremism was an important agreement between a candidate and a Muslim human rights group to look at ways not to persecute Muslims.

Unlike 2004, Mainstream Media -- Even AP -- Hit Back at New"Swiftboat" Book

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Among the Corsi pieces this week one stands out. It appeared Thursday night via The AP, written by one of its top political reporters, Nedra Pickler -- a journalist the liberal blogosphere has frequently criticized.

Seth Colter Walls

Obama Campaign Punches Back Hard Against Corsi Smears | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As promised, Barack Obama's campaign is hitting back hard against smear author Jerome Corsi's New York Times best-selling book The Obama Nation. In a...

The Wesley Clark "Scandal:" Democrats Get Sucked Into the Same Old Republican Trap

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In the past couple of weeks Obama has reversed course on a number of issues in a centrist ploy to out-McCain McCain. Be careful, Barack, that and a few more episodes in the wuss-suitand you'll be waking up empty-handed November 5th.

Vets Fighting To Reclaim "Swift Boat" Name

New York Times | KATE ZERNIKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Years ago, when William Miller talked about being in the Vietnam War -- if he talked about being in the Vietnam War -- he would tell people he served ...

Friday Talking Points [35] -- Tim Russert Memorial Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Nobody seriously annoyed me this week, but I will launch a pre-emptive finger-wagging, to anyone on the left who can't resist the urge to be disrespectful of Tim Russert's memory right now.

The Swift-Boating of Graeme Frost

Time | KAREN TUMULTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you listen closely to the two-minute radio address that 12-year-old Graeme Frost delivered last week for the Democrats, you can hear the lingering ...