Politico – The two states that voted Tuesday were tailor-made for the Democratic Party’s two candidates. Barack Obama’s sizable victory was due to the more liberal, independent, upper-class and West Coast electorate of Oregon. Hillary Clinton’s whopping victory was possible thanks to the more moderate, more blue-collar, Upper South electorate of Kentucky.
AP – The federal government is spending nearly $1.9 million on newspaper ads around the country that disclose hospital satisfaction rates, part of a unique campaign to improve health care through the power of publicity.
When presidents begin their lame-duck lap, top advisers are often the first to flee. And lo, it came to pass last week that President Bush found himself in the Holy Land without his Karl Rove.
Which may be why the president wound up doing his own political dirty work.