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Dean: Keeping Lieberman As Chairman Is Shrewd Move

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
DNC Chair Howard Dean welcomed the decision to keep Senator Joseph Lieberman as head of the Homeland Security Committee and, consequently, in the Democratic Caucus, saying the move was pragmatic, magnanimous and politically shrewd. Speaking to the Huffington Post just moments after it was announced that Democrats in the Senate...

Obama Wants Lieberman To Remain In Democratic Caucus

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
President-elect Barack Obama has informed party officials that he wants Joe Lieberman to continue caucusing with the Democrats in the 111th Congress, Senate aides tell the Huffington Post. Obama's decision could tie the hands of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has been negotiating to remove Lieberman as chair of...

Obama Hires Progressive Liaison For Transition Team

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
Veteran Democratic official Mike Lux has been tapped by Barack Obama to serve as an adviser and progressive liaison during the transition period, the Huffington Post has learned. Lux, who worked on the Clinton administration transition efforts in 1992, confirmed the hiring but, citing a need for clearance, declined...

Top 60 Memorable Campaign Ads Of 2008

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
It is tradition in every campaign for each side to denounce the other as having run the sleaziest race in modern political history. And certainly it seems like every day brings with it a new attack ad deemed "the worst one yet." While historians are generally skittish...

Eagleburger Blisters Palin: "Of Course" She's Not Ready

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
A former Republican Secretary of State and one of John McCain's most prominent supporters offered a stunningly frank and remarkably bleak assessment of Sarah Palin's capacity to handle the presidency should such a scenario arise. Lawrence Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush and whose endorsement...

Obama Called "Traitor" Again At McCain Rally

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
John McCain's rally on Friday once again inspired furious reactions from his supporters, with one woman screaming "traitor!" as McCain criticized Barack Obama's tax record. "He promised higher taxes on electricity," McCain charged at the event in La Crosse, Wisconsin. "He voted for the Democratic budget resolution that promised to...

George Will: Palin Is Not Qualified

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
Famed conservative columnist George Will told a gathering of Senate aides on Monday that Gov. Sarah Palin is "obviously" not prepared to assume the presidency if necessary, two event attendees told the Huffington Post. Appearing at a Senate Press Secretaries Association reception at the Cornerstone Government Affairs office, Will offered...

The Smirk: Could McCain's Facial Gestures Define Debate?

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
As the spin of Friday night's debate settled in and both sides staked a claim to victory, one media narrative began to take hold: while Obama may have been over-complimentary of McCain, the GOP nominee was grumpy, mean, and downright contemptuous of Obama, much to his detriment. A clip...

At White House, McCain Plays Bailout Spoiler

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
Inside an intense White House meeting over the financial crisis on Thursday, where nearly every key player came to an agreement on the outlines of the bailout package, Sen. John McCain stuck out. The Republican candidate, according to sources with direct knowledge, sat quiet through most of the meeting, never...

McCain's Ad Cites Articles That Rip Him Worse Than Obama

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
John McCain's attack ad released Tuesday evening is perhaps the most outlandish yet this election cycle -- not simply because the spot claims that Obama lacks any substantive record on education policy (he actually can claim several achievements on that front), and not because McCain charges that Obama's lone...

McCain's List Of 300 Economists Filled With Skeptics

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
Three times in the past two days, Sen. John McCain has proclaimed that 300 economists have enthusiastically endorsed his "Jobs for America" economic plan. The number, line, and message are highly misleading. On Wednesday, Politico reported that a handful of those 300 had expressed reservations with McCain's "policy prescriptions."...

Lieberman, Graham Violating McCain Campaign's Ethics Rules?

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
Two of Sen. John McCain's top campaign chairmen are serving on the board of an independent organization that is behind a new attack ad against Sen. Barack Obama, an apparent violation of the Arizona Republican's new conflict of interest policy. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham both hold...

Superdelegates Turned Down $1 Million Offer From Clinton Donor

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
One of Sen. Hillary Clinton's top financial supporters offered $1 million to the Young Democrats of America during a phone conversation in which he also pressed for the organization's two uncommitted superdelegates to endorse the New York Democrat, a high-ranking official with YDA told The Huffington Post. Haim Saban, the...

Daschle Suggests Clinton Aide Should Resign For Starr Comparison

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
Former Sen. Tom Daschle on Friday suggested that top Clinton advisor Howard Wolfson should resign for comparing Barack Obama's tactics to those of Ken Starr. "It's comments like [Wolfson's] that make me question whether we do have the same standards," said the former Senate Majority Leader. "I don't think that...

Vicki Iseman: Who Is McCain Scandal Figure?

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
** MORE COVERAGE OF MCCAIN SCANDAL FALLOUT HERE ** On Wednesday night, an otherwise obscure telecommunications lobbyist by the name of Vicki Iseman was thrust into the media and campaign spotlight, after a New York Times story suggested that she and Sen. John McCain had a close relationship...

More Charges Of "Plagiarism," Even Worse Evidence

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
"Plagiarism-gate," or whatever moniker is given to revelations that Sen. Barack Obama borrowed other politician's words, continued on Wednesday, despite evidence that suggests all candidates -- not just the Illinois Democrat -- are guilty of the alleged crime. Late on Tuesday evening, Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign sent out...

"Plagiarism"? Clinton Borrowed Her Husband's "Invisible" Theme

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | May 25, 2011 | Politics
As she rolled out her White House effort in early 2007, Sen. Hillary Clinton embraced a campaign theme that accused the Bush administration of turning working class families into "invisible Americans." "For six long years, they have all been invisible," she told a crowd in Manchester. "Well, they're not...
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