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Michelle Obama Didn’t Say That

The Chicago Sun Times and right wing blogs were all over Michelle Obama earlier today claiming she took a swipe at Hillary. She didn’t. Michelle Obama was talking about how she and her husband deal with their family life on the campaign trail. Here’s the claim from the CST: Michelle said she travels with her […]

Leahy Threatens to Charge White House With Contempt

Senator Pat Leahy threatened to pursue pursue contempt charges against the White House when Congress reconvenes next month over their response subpoenas for internal White House documents on the NSA’s domestic surveillance program. “Time is up,” said Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “We’ve waited long enough.” […]

Bush Hates America’s Children

Apparently, Bush pulled a fast one on Congress in attempt to go around their vote to expand SCHIP: The Bush administration, continuing its fight to stop states from expanding the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, has adopted new standards that would make it much more difficult for New York, California and others to extend coverage […]

Olbermann’s Countdown On NBC

On TV Newser Monday: Countdown with Keith Olbermann is getting a tryout on NBC. The NYTimes reports, Countdown will air before NBC’s broadcast of this Sunday’s pre-season game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. Says NBC SVP Phil Griffin, “The world has changed, and I think people have come in line with the smart, […]

Is Fred Thompson Violating FEC Rules?

A liberal blogger filed an FEC complaint against Fred Thompson on Monday, “accusing the likely presidential candidate of breaking the law by violating the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) “testing the waters” clause.” In his complaint, blogger Lane Hudson laid out a “number of examples ranging from Thompson’s extensive fundraising to quotes from the senator and […]