Arlen Specter is going to bat for the other team:
Mr. Specter, who provided President Barack Obama the critical vote for his $787 billion stimulus plan, faced a powerful challenge in 2010 from former Rep. Pat Toomey, who hoped to unseat Mr. Specter in a Republican primary.
Mr. Specter met personally with Senate Majority [...]
The president told Harry Reid that there was something special about his talent for speechifying:
Everyone knows President Barack Obama can deliver a great speech, including the president himself, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The paperback version of Reid’s book, “The Good Fight,” is coming out May 5 with an epilogue called [...]
Hillary Clinton, 2005:
Hillary Clinton, marking the fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, yesterday assailed both her presidential rivals, saying that Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain would gladly take the baton from President Bush on a failed policy and that Democrat Barack Obama did not follow up his antiwar words [...]
Porter Goss suspects it:
A disturbing epidemic of amnesia seems to be plaguing my former colleagues on Capitol Hill. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, members of the committees charged with overseeing our nation’s intelligence services had no higher priority than stopping al-Qaeda. In the fall of 2002, while I was chairman of the [...]
What (s0me) pols are reading back in Washington.
But House Republicans are tearing through the pages of Amity Shlaes’ “The Forgotten Man” like soccer moms before book club night.
Shlaes’ 2007 take on the Great Depression questions the success of the New Deal and takes issue with the value of government intervention in a major [...]
Nancy Pelosi’s antipathy to the elevation of Rep. Jane Harman – a ranking member of of the House Intelligence Committee – to the chair of that committee in 2006 makes more sense in the light of this story:
Rep. Jane Harman , the California Democrat with a longtime involvement in intelligence issues, was [...]
The president “endured” a 50-minute diatribe from one of the usual sources:
President Obama endured a 50-minute diatribe from socialist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega that lashed out at a century of what he called terroristic U.S. aggression in Central America and included a rambling denunciation of the U.S.-imposed isolation of Cuba’s Communist government.
Exercising your constitutional rights like that.