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Mining the WaPo: Robin Hood and the budget showdown to come

The House got cold feet on mortgage modifications. The key paragraph in the WaPo story: Under the provision, a bankruptcy judge would be able to cut the principal on a homeowner’s mortgage, lower the interest rate and extend the terms, … Continue reading

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Dana Milbank hubris watch

Dana Milbank, who turns out to be one of the snottiest sirens of the ego-centric “mainstream media,” is continuing to huff out defenses for his misquote of Barack Obama in a converstion with House reporters that Milbank didn’t hear first-hand. … Continue reading

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Milbank correction watch: day 2

We’re into day two, and still no correction from either Dana Milbank or the WaPo on his “refinement” of Barack Obama’s statement to Democrats on Capitol Hill. Dana has moved on, talking in today’s “sketch” (which I think can now … Continue reading

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Milbank correction watch: day 1.5

It’s been nearly a full day, and we’re still waiting for a correction from Dana Milbank, whose prissy, spurned media diva, spite-filled column calling the other guy (Barack Obama) imperial, has been debunked all over the web, from TIME Magazine … Continue reading

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How to counteract press corps bitchiness

The WaPo’s Dana Milbank has unleashed one of the crabbiest columns this side of Mayhill Fowler, deriding Barack Obama as an arrogant bubble-boy who (harumph) isn’t considerate enough to the press, including Dana Milbank! From today’s Washington Sketch column, cleverly … Continue reading

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The morning read

To the New York Times, where we learn one of the places the Pentagon got their ideas for how to torture prisoners: The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a … Continue reading

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Sunday best

My four must-reads for today: Sy Hersh has a new article about the Bush administration’s stepped-up covert operations against Iran: L ate last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations … Continue reading

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Hold on, mama … here comes Obama!

More from that ABC/WaPo poll, and it’s bad news for Mama: The latest poll put Clinton at 36 percent, Obama at 24 percent, Gore at 14 percent and Edwards at 12 percent. None of the other Democrats running received more … Continue reading

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Do people lie to pollsters? Old, twice-divorced, smoking Mormons sure hope so!

The new AP/WaPo poll is out, and it has some interesting info about people’s attitudes regarding the current president, and a future president to be. First, on the future: 21. On another subject: I’m going to read a few attributes … Continue reading

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In defense of Monica Lewinsky

The WaPo’s Richard Cohen comes to the defense of America’s fallen lady, and smacks down the media for continuing to treat her like a punch line: She is a branded woman, not an adulterer but something even worse — a … Continue reading

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