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The Public’s Disenchantment

No one says it better than Thomas Oliphant… In his Friday column in the Boston Globe, Oliphant picks apart Bush’s poor showing in the polls (see Ron’s earlier post on the polls), his speech today and the “public’s disenchantment with this mess .” Here’s a few quips: SINCE WE ALL know — from President Bush […]

Terror Alert in NYC or Not?

Something funny is going on with this one… Mayor Bloomberg held a national press conference saying they had received a specific threat and then Homeland Security said there was no credible threat. “This is the first time we have had a threat with this level of specificity,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a nationally televised […]

Bush Poll Numbers Drop Further

It looked like his support might have been leveling off, but Bush’s approval ratings have dropped further to only 37% in the latest CBS News poll. Even his approval on fighting terrorism has fallen under 50% to 46%. 55% believe going into Iraq was a mistake (with 41% supporting the action). The number who say […]

Live Presidential Debate

West Wing will air a live show on November 6 featuring a debate between Presidential candidates Matt Santos and Arnold Vinick The show will be done live twice, once for the East coast and once for the Eest. NBC had a similar live show for the season premier of Will and Grace.

Bush: God Ordered Invasion of Iraq

A new BBC series quotes George Bush telling Palestinian ministers that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq and to create a Palestinian State. According to the BBC: President George W. Bush told Palestinian ministers that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq – and create a Palestinian State, a new […]

No Immunity for Rove

He can’t worm his way out… Federal prosecutors have accepted an offer from presidential adviser Karl Rove to give 11th hour testimony in the case of a CIA officer’s leaked identity but have warned they cannot guarantee he won’t be indicted, according to people directly familiar with the investigation. It’s reported that “Rove has already […]

Democrats Seek Probe into Agency Spending

Following up on last week’s conclusion by the GAO that “that the Education Department engaged in illegal “covert propaganda” by hiring Armstrong Williams to endorse the No Child Left Behind Act without requiring him to disclose he was paid,” Democratic senators (Kennedy, Lautenberg, Kerry and Dorgan) “pressed today for a criminal fraud investigation of the […]

John Kerry on Bush Speech and President’s Attacks on Critics

John Kerry issued the following statement in response to Bush’s speech on Iraq, today: “Today, the White House promised a “major address” and “unprecedented detail” on Iraq. Yet once again President Bush chose old truisms over the new answers that are needed. Every American agrees we must win the war on terror, but after today’s […]