Monthly Archives: December 2009

You’re welcome, Connecticut

Not content to have pushed for preemptive military action in Iraq, Iran and Syria, now, your “Independent” Senator would like the U.S. to “act” in Yemen. “Somebody in our government said to me in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, Iraq … Continue reading

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Taliban releases video said to be of missing soldier

The Taliban releases a video — on Christmas Day, no less — purporting to be Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who disappeared June 30th after wandering away from his unit. The young man in the tape is wearing a U.S. … Continue reading

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Flight 253 ‘hero’ wants cash for disclosure

Welcome to the brave new world of temporary celebrity. From Mediaite: Here is a lesson in how journalism (and really, life) works in 2009: the passenger on Northwest Flight 253 being billed as a hero for helping subdue Umar Farouk … Continue reading

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The decline and fall of ‘Meet the Press’ – Newt Gingrich edition

I can hardly get through a whole episode of Meet the Press anymore, since Tim Russert passed and ceded the throne to Fox News contender David Gregory, whose legendary buddy act with George W. Bush somehow earned him the reputation … Continue reading

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Happy holidays from the Reid Report!

Whatever you’re celebrating today, be it Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or just the fact that you lived to see today, here’s hoping you’re enjoying it with beloved family and friends. And especially to those who cannot be with their … Continue reading

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… or how I stopped fighting and learned to deal with healthcare reform

Maybe I’ve just been beaten down by the wonks, or mugged by reality … Maybe I’m uncomfortable with the idea of being on the same side of any issue with the odd combination of Jane Hamsher, Grover Norquist and Fox … Continue reading

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Senate passes healthcare reform

The Senate votes on Christmas Eve for the first time in 114 years, and passes the health reform bill 60-39 (the Senate’s very own Don Quixote, Dan Burton, was absent.) Watch: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news … Continue reading

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Some morning glory for Little Orphan Healthcare Bill

Before you get out of bed this morning, the Senate will have held a vote to finally, for the love of God, end our long national nightmare by finally voting on healthcare reform. Joe Biden will be there — the … Continue reading

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Burned teen goes home for Christmas

Michael Brewer, the teenager who was set on fire by a group of classmates earlier this year, has gone home from the hospital:

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The presidents Really Big Healthcare Pitch, part two (Public option? What public option?)

President Obama is putting on the hard sell to convince Americans to love health reform, and rather than seeking to soothe the base, he’s employing a rather different strategy: denying he ever promised health reform with a public option. 

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