Biden Asked Olbermann For Anger Advice: NYT

In an interview conducted before his suspension from MSNBC, Keith Olbermann revealed that Vice President Joe Biden once asked him for tips on how to channel his anger. Olbermann told the New York Times Magazine’s Deborah Solomon that, when he was still in the Senate, Biden had “asked me for advice about how to turn […]

Marge Baker: Power in Words

The results of this week’s midterm elections have spawned multiple analyses about why voters seem so disaffected with the Democrats and with President Obama. After rescuing the economy from global collapse, expanding healthcare to millions of Americans, securing measures to protect consumers from Wall Street excess, Democrats got hammered at the polls. Why weren’t they […]

Obama wins India business

MUMBAI (Reuters) – President Barack Obama announced $10 billion in business deals on Saturday as he arrived in India to boost U.S. exports and jobs after a mauling in mid-term polls, but he ran into immediate controversy over Pakistan. Read the full story from Reuters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Congressional Black Caucus Chair Barbara Lee Says Democrats Will Fight On

In an exclusive interview with New America Media Associate Editor and Huffington Post contributor Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Congressional Black Caucus Chairperson Barbarba Lee discusses the election, the GOP takeover, working with the GOP and Tea Party influenced House members, and the role of the Congressional Black Caucus. The interview was a New America Media production. […]

Joan Z. Shore: Send in the Clowns

It would take the sharp satire of Aristophanes, Voltaire, or Jonathan Swift to accurately describe the political landscape in America these days. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert can’t do it. And their Rally (with a capital R!) in Washington last Saturday was arguably the most infantile and useless event since the Children’s Crusade. Happily, less […]

Bush Admits Katrina Air Force One Photo Was ‘Huge Mistake’

More than five years after the fact, former President George W. Bush is admitting that having a photograph taken of him peering out the window of Air Force One at the Katrina-caused wreckage of New Orleans was a “huge mistake.” During an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer set to air next week, Bush had no […]

Upset Republicans Believe Tea Party Cost GOP Senate Control

WASHINGTON — Tea party-backed candidates helped and hindered Republicans, injecting enthusiasm into campaigns but losing Senate seats held by Democrats in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada that the GOP once had big hopes of capturing. Republican leaders and strategists are muttering that the same tea party activists who elevated Speaker-to-be John Boehner and the party to […]

Peggy Noonan: Sarah Palin A ‘Nincompoop’ For Reagan Reduction

Conservative columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan doesn’t like people demeaning the Gipper’s legacy, not even Sarah Palin, and not even if she’s only talking about the former president’s Hollywood career. She writes in her latest column of a recent incident in which Sarah Palin attempted to explain away a Karl Rove criticism over […]

John V. Santore: Obama Must Demand Real Discourse in D.C.

“Leadership isn’t just legislation,” President Obama told 60 Minutes this week. “It’s a matter of persuading people, and giving them confidence, and bringing them together, and setting a tone, and making an argument that people can understand. And I think that we haven’t always been successful at that, and I take personal responsibility for that.” […]