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West Wing and Other Quality Shows Receive Recognition

On rare occasions, quality wins out on television: Two recently departed NBC programs, White House drama “The West Wing” and gay-themed comedy “Will & Grace,” picked up bids for the TCA’s Heritage Award, which recognizes long-running programs of lasting cultural or social impact. The third Heritage nominee was the CBS drama anthology “Hallmark Hall of […]

Bush Learned of Killings After Reporters Asked Questions

Bush may have been troubled by the reports of the killings of Haditha, but this wasn’t a top priority at the White House. AP reports that Bush learned of the killings “only after reporters began asking questions.” Asked when Bush was first briefed about the events in Haditha, White House press secretary Tony Snow replied […]

Brad Blog Reports Kennedy to Question 2004 Election in Rolling Stone Article

Brad Blog reports that Bobby Kennedy, Jr. has an article in Rolling Stone to be released later this week questioning the results of the Ohio vote in the 2004 election. According to Brad Blog: The article — headlined on the cover as “Did Bush Steal the 2004 Election?: How 350,000 Votes Disappeared in Ohio” — […]

Changing the Electoral College

The Los Angeles Times reports on an interesting plan to change Presidential elections: Seeking to force presidential candidates to pay attention to California’s 15.5 million voters, state lawmakers on Tuesday jumped aboard a new effort that would award electoral votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide. As it is now, California grants […]

Bush Troubled by Reports of Iraq Killings

In his first public comments on the allegations that Marines killed about two dozen unarmed Iraqis in the western city of Haditha last November, President Bush said today that “he was troubled by allegations that U.S. Marines had killed unarmed Iraqi civilians and that, ‘If in fact laws were broken, there will be punishment.’” Bush […]

Reid Acted Unethically By Not Breaking the Law

TP Muckraker has the skinny today on the developing of story of Harry Reid and the boxing tickets… One more detail that the AP’s John Solomon left out in his piece on Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). The crux of Solomon’s story was that Reid acted wrongly by accepting free boxing tickets from the […]

Jeb Bush’s Letter Praising Swift Liars

Hat tip to Peter Daou of the Daou Report, for the copy of Jeb Bush’s letter to the Swift Boat liars posted for the first on the Grit. The letter was noted in the NY Times on Sunday (see Ron’s post here). Excerpt from the Times: “The president’s brother, Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, sent […]

Quote of the Day

“If you have a renegade band of rightwing extremists who get hold of power, the whole thing goes to the right.” –Al Gore in interview with The Guardian when discussing whether his politics have shifted towards the left.