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Obama The Rationalist: Politico

Politico | JOHN F. HARRIS & EAMON JAVERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Barack Obama returns from Europe on Tuesday, he has in bright, bold strokes revealed his signature on the world stage: He is Obama the rationalist....

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 1, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eat The Press Operative Karla sends us the awesome cover of the April edition of D Magazine, featuring George W. Bush cold-chillin' in some Photoshopp...

Jason Linkins

Politico: 'Some Wonder' If Obama Is Doing Too Much...Michelle Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I tell you what, here in Washington, DC, you can't swing a stick without hitting NONE PEOPLE who "wonder is [Michelle Obama] is spreading herself too thin!"

Jason Linkins

Politico 'Reports' Rahm Emanuel Looking For Robert Gibbs | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, Politico, they have this thing called called "POLITICO 44," which they assert is a "Living Diary Of The Obama Presidency." And like all Politico ...

Politico, AP Push False GOP Talking Point On Tax Cuts

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico and the AP forwarded the false Republican talking point that President Obama's proposals to let the Bush tax cuts for wealthy taxpayers e...

Big Business Lobby Goes to War with Grassroots Workers Over Pro-Union Bill Today

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

The biggest battle between corporate power and workers' rights in over 50 years starts today with the official introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act by leading Democrats in the House and Senate.

Race Baiting Michelle -- Again

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The recent visit of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown cracked the window just enough to toss mud again at Michelle and of course hope some of the mud splatters on the president.

There's More to Influence on Twitter Than Being Famous

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

Al Gore, it's not really kosher Twitter etiquette to have 160,000+ people on your list and then only be interested in what two of them are tweeting.

The Media Business: It's the Perspective, Stupid

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

You can create a pretty sizable audience in a cost-effective manner if your publication's perspective is what we can call The Rest of Us -- a perspective focusing on how public policy affects ordinary people.

Jason Linkins

Politico Notes The Lack Of CEOs In Cabinet | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eamon Javers, working the POWER EQUATION for Politico, uses his powers of observation to note that Obama's Cabinet lacks a specific breed of American ...

Cheney: "Lions, Tigers & Bears...Oh My!"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

What Democrats have to guard against is the Cheney-inspired revisionism now hard at work to paint the Bush administration as the deserving father-protector of American security.

Cheney Unplugged

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The $60 million question, though, is where is our outrage that any elected official can break the law, and be arrogant enough to publicly admit it, confident that he will inevitably escape prosecution for his acts.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: February 4, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As the dawn breaks on a hopeful 2009, it is great to see the rise of a figure who so perfectly encapsulates the sense of responsibility and leadership...

Obama, The Press, And The "Bipartisan" Trap

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

While addressing the issue of bipartisanship the press holds only one party accountable: the Democrats.

Jason Linkins

Politico Provides In-Depth Tactile Analysis Of President | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, I've gotten a few emails today from people soliciting my comment over this story in the Politico by Andie Collier that goes to extremes to elucida...

Right On Cue, The White House Press Corps Awakens From Its Bush Slumber

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Beltway reporters have tossed aside the blanket of calm that had descended on them during the previous administration, a blanket of calm that defined their Bush coverage.

Media Drunk Tank: Officer O'Reilly

Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breuer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breuer

Bill O'Reilly now has a "Policing the Net" segment on his Fox News show. Seriously. This is coming from a guy who has roughly the sexual impulse control of Tommy Lee on Spanish fly.

Jason Linkins

Obama Press Meet-And-Greet Interrupted By Actual Question | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Obama's visit to the White House Press Corps yesterday was going according to plan, for about three minutes, until a Politico reporter suddenly did some journalism. From there, total buzzkill.

Jason Linkins

Politico Gives Mixed 'Case For Skepticism' About Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Life is returning to normal in Washington, DC this morning As clean-up crews get down to the messy business of picking up after yesterday's celebratio...

Mis-leading Ladies

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Governor Patterson would be wise to give Caroline Kennedy the opportunity to complete the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton's term in the Senate.

Military Leaders for Kids

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Powers

If we want to ensure that we have a strong, capable fighting force, we need to help America's youth succeed academically, graduate from high school and obey the law.

Harry Reid: The Most Corrupt of the Corrupt?

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

It now seems fair to consider the possibility that Reid and his allies might have decided to oppose any Blogojevich appointee ( as an act of political vindictiveness

Jason Linkins

Politico Dubiously Calls Clinton NH Win A 'Top Upset' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While the myth of New Hampshire is that the polls did a bad job capturing the mood of the electorate, the truth is that the media just did a bad job reading the polls.

Jason Linkins

Politico Explores Ramifications Of Obama's Beachwear | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Via Wonkette comes this latest exercise in journalistic superfluousness from Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown, TOTALLY nailing down the high-wire implic...

Jason Linkins

Obama's Churchgoing Habits Overexamined By Politico [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's hard for me to pick a side in the whole affair. This is because the stakes are so terrifyingly low! Nothing in our lives hinges on whether or when or where or how President-Elect Barack Obama goes to church. The only place is seems to matter is to media types, off chasing picayune inanities.