Once Upon a Honeymoon: Andrew Sullivan’s Obama Love is Still Blind


Andrew Sullivan, who once wrote the essential politically incorrect essay, “What’s so bad about hate?” to refute the idea of codifying “hate crimes,” is ironically now the poster child for what can be so bad about love—blind love, that is.
The press honeymoon is getting a little sour; and “conservatives” who endorsed Obama like Christopher Buckley [...]

Obama’s Budget Blame Game


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The president blames his predecessor for his own fiscal profligacy.

The State of the Union: a Hollow Speech


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The era of big speeches is over.

“My God, He’s Still Talking!” Redux: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann, Part 30


Last week, Keith Olbermann infamously broke into MSNBC’s coverage of Scott Brown’s acceptance speech with the exclamation “My God, he’s still talking!”
Brown dared to talk for about 20 minutes to gathered supporters who had helped him pull off a historic victory, which changed the landscape of the nation politically.  To a large extent, we can [...]

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State of the Union: What Obama didn’t say about Terrorism


With only a cursory mention of the war on terror, three things were conspicuous by their absence in last night’s State of the Union speech: Gitmo, Miranda, and the New York terror trials.
On January 22, 2009, just two days after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama issued an [...]

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Join us at NewsReal Tonight for Live Coverage of the State of the Union


NewsReal will feature three kinds of coverage for the President’s State of the Union speech tonight at 9 PM EST:
Diane Suffern, Sandra Lee, Jeff Hedgpeth and Lori Ziganto will be live-tweeting throughout the speech. To follow them then click here and follow NRB’s list of bloggers on twitter.
F. Swemson will be live-blogging the speech at [...]

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Anger all around for Democratic leaders – POLITICO.com


President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be all smiles as the president arrives at the Capitol for his State of the Union speech Wednesday night, but the happy faces can’t hide relationships that are fraying and fraught. The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi […]