Tag Archives: Congress

Thoughts and Prayers


here’s what bugged me most abt debates this wk and how they were framed by moderators: if you didn’t know better, you’d think Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush was President. i.e. there was so little acknowledgement that we have mad … Continue reading

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Ex-NRP reporter owns up to ‘colluding’


Newsflash: Reporting on Congress is like participating in the theater of the absurd. So why wait until you’re no longer covering D.C. to give us your honest opinion of the job? From Truthdig: Andrea Seabrook left NPR this summer to … Continue reading

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‘Occupy’ news that’s not fit to print in NYT


If you haven’t seen Naomi’s Wolf’s analysis of the nationwide, federally supported crackdown against Occupy encampments, that’s because you don’t read Reader Supported News or foreign newspapers such as Guardian. No way the corporate media in America will investigate stories … Continue reading

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Warren way too honest for Obama’s inner circle


I hope she runs Scott Brown’s pickup truck off the road, I’ll root for her all the way, BUT… I won’t forget how Barack Obama turned his back on Elizabeth Warren for her loyalty, not to mention her effectiveness at … Continue reading

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Obama offers new spiel, but no New Deal


I wasn’t surprised that Paul Krugman didn’t slam my good buddy Barack’s jobs plan, a mix of tax cuts and increased government spending that makes more sense than anything congressional Republicans will ever put together. But I thought it excessively … Continue reading

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Pre-speech e-mail from my buddy Barack


I received an e-mail from the president late Thursday afternoon as he was preparing for last night’s important jobs speech. The chief addressed me as “David” and signed his message “Barack.” I was so moved by this personal gesture, I … Continue reading

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No relief in sight from Eric Cantor disaster


I refer to the less-than-esteemed U.S. Rep from Virginia. The dapper super-nerd with the smug grin who badgered Barack Obama during debt ceiling negotiations. The Tea Party lap dog whose strategy for rising in the GOP ranks is to recite … Continue reading

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