Ace college debater Hillary Rodham may have destroyed her less intellectually agile opposition, but now she faces an intellectual equal who also happens to exude the kind of political charisma that won her husband two terms as president. To negate his words she says they are cheap… which is another way of calling him a liar.
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Now that John McCain is the presumptive GOP nominee, it will be interesting to see what he does in the Senate this year.
Will he continue to rubber stamp Bush’s failed policies? If he does, I don’t see how he can defend it and win in November especially since Bush’s ratings are now below 30%.
Or will he now work with Dems in a bi-partisan leadership role to get things done and even override GW where applicable? This is the only chance he has to get elected especially if the Dem nominee is Obama.
The Senate Ethics Committee said Wednesday that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig acted improperly in connection with a men’s room sex sting last year and had brought discredit on the Senate.
In a letter to the Republican senator, the ethics panel said Craig’s attempt to withdraw his guilty plea after his arrest at a Minneapolis airport was an effort to evade legal consequences of his own actions.
Craig’s actions constitute “improper conduct which has reflected discreditably on the Senate,” the letter said.
The Senate passed legislation Wednesday to bar the CIA from using harsh interrogation methods including waterboarding, a simulated drowning technique denounced by rights groups as torture.
The Democratic-led Senate voted 51-45 in favor of a bill calling for the Central Intelligence Agency to adopt the US Army Field Manual, which forbids waterboarding and other types of coercive interrogation methods.
A senior Justice Department official says laws and other limits enacted since three terrorism suspects were waterboarded has eliminated the technique from what is now legally allowed, going a step beyond what CIA Director Michael Hayden has said.
“The set of interrogation methods authorized for current use is narrower than before, and it does not today include waterboarding,” Steven G. Bradbury, acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, says in remarks prepared for his appearance Thursday before the House Judiciary Constitution subcommittee.
In John McCain, congressional Republicans are grappling with the notion of a presidential nominee most didn’t expect or want.
Now, struggling under a raft of retirements that has dimmed their chances of regaining control of the House and Senate, Republicans are coming to terms with the idea of the Arizona senator at the top of their ticket in November.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s crushing losses in Maryland and Virginia highlight an erosion in what had been solid advantages among women, whites and older and working-class voters.
While this week’s results can be explained by those states’ relatively large numbers of blacks and well-educated residents — who tend to be Barack Obama supporters — her presidential campaign could be doomed if the trends continue.
Clinton is holding onto some of her supporters who are largely defined by race and often by level of education, such as low-income white workers and older white women, exit polls of voters show. She’s been losing other blocs, again stamped by personal characteristics, such as blacks, men and young people both black and white, and better-educated whites.
American presidents do not predict recessions. It’s just not done. Even in their annual budgets that look five years ahead there’s never a forecast of even brief hard times. It’s always slow, steady growth.
Two reasons suggest themselves. Americans want their leaders to be optimists. They don’t much care for pessimists as the dour President Jimmy Carter found out when he ran against the congenitally sunny Ronald Reagan. The other reason is that such is the power of the bully pulpit that the prediction might become self-fulfilling.
It’s Obama’s to lose now. The race is as good as over.
On the Democratic side that is. The Obama Phenom is gaining velocity and surge, not losing it. Sen. Barack Obama will get his comeuppance from the media—the kind of sorting-through-each-pebble raking that all front-runners endure. But he’ll get it after he passes the magic number of 2,025 delegates that allows him to slip his finger through the Democratic gold ring — the nomination. His raking will come too late to benefit Sen. Hillary Clinton.