Daily Archives: December 3, 2010

(Video) ICYMI: Lionel sends Ron Christie over the edge

Bush devotee Ron Christie may have a name like a porn star, but he’s got a temper like a porn director. Watch him literally lose his cookies in a conversation with radio host Lionel on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC … Continue reading

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Dems sputtering on Bush tax cuts, plus Obama’s dilemma

What should the Democrats and the president do about the Bush tax cuts? Damned if they know.

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Friday video vault: ‘Savage’ by Eurythmics

Some of the best lyrics ever, and Annie Lennox (plus David Stewart.) Can’t beat that … Here’s the 1988 video directed by Christopher Dent:

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No shock jocks, but West’s new hire is moonlighting reporter who secretly taped cops

Allen West went the conventional route with most of his staff hires after the disastrous flirtation with hiring right wing shock jock Joyce Kaufman to be his chief of staff. (His new chief of staff worked for Congressman Bob Barr…) … Continue reading

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Florida follies: Haridopolos PR need clarified: Senate prez guilty on ethics charges

Well, at least we now have a window into why in-coming Senate President Mike Haridopolos hired that Blago P.R. firm…

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Friday clicks, round 2: Dems and Obama down by the schoolyard

As President Obama pulls off a surprise visit to Afghanistan, Greg Sargent speaks the truth: Obama increasingly needs to worry about the building meme that he is getting the crap kicked out of him by the schoolyard bullies in the … Continue reading

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The Bush tax cut time bomb, and David Waldman on reconciliation

Howard Kurtz at the Daily Beast writes up how the Bushies laid the ultimate tax cut trap for Democrats, by “sunsetting” the Bush tax cuts. They knew, of course, that once enacted, they’d never go away. Meanwhile, Congress Matters’ David … Continue reading

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Friday clicks: Rangel, Reid and Democrats negotiating their own surrender? **UPDATE**

UPDATE: Friday’s November jobs number has come in, and it’s disappointing. Unemployment has ticked up, and hiring slowed down in the private sector last month. Details here. Ezra Klein on the tiny silver lining here. Thursday was a tough one … Continue reading

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Florida GOP: here come the feds

Things just got interesting again in Florida.

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