Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“I think the interrogations were in violation of the Geneva Convention against torture that we ratified under President Reagan. I think that these interrogations, once publicized, helped al Qaeda recruit.” — Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), in an interview on Face the Nation, on the Bush administration’s interrogation methods. In a related Time piece, McCain says […]

Will Deeds Get a Boost?

Many analysts believe Creigh Deeds (D) was pushed to victory in Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial primary by a timely Washington Post endorsement that helped him in the Northern Virginia suburbs. Now many wonder if today’s brutal piece in the Washington Post about his Republican opponent, Robert McDonnell (R), will do the same for Deeds in this […]

Two Senators Back Vicki Kennedy for Husband’s Seat

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) — two of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s closest friends in the Senate — said on CNN they thought his widow, Vicki, would be a good temporary replacement for him if Massachusetts legislators change the law to allow an interim appointment. Said Dodd: “We talk frequently. […]

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“I hope you go out of business.” — Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), quoted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to the newspaper’s director of advertising. Visit Source

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“I just think it’s an outrageous political act that will do great damage long term to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions, without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say.” — Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in an interview on Fox […]

South Carolina Republicans Mull Impeachment

“Fifty-six Republican members of the South Carolina state House met Saturday in Myrtle Beach, and not a single one voiced support for embattled Republican Gov. Mark Sanford,” numerous sources inside the meeting told Politico. “But despite a growing number of calls for his impeachment, few legislators expect that Sanford will be pressured from office.” Visit […]

McDonnell Thesis Raises Questions

The Washington Post digs up a master’s thesis written by Virginia gubernatorial candidate Robert McDonnell (R) in which he described working women and feminists as “detrimental” to the family. McDonnell also said government policy should favor married couples over “cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators.” And he described as “illogical” a 1972 Supreme Court decision legalizing the […]

Japan Ousts Ruling Party

Japanese voters “appear to have soundly rejected the ruling party that has set the nation’s course for more than half a century, choosing instead an untested rival to grapple with a weakening economy and rapidly aging society,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The upstart Democratic Party of Japan will likely win 321 seats out of […]

Obama’s Eulogy for Kennedy

Mrs. Kennedy, Kara, Edward, Patrick, Curran, Caroline, members of the Kennedy family, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Today we say goodbye to the youngest child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy.  The world will long remember their son Edward as the heir to a weighty legacy; a champion for those who had none; the soul of the […]

Bennet May Have Primary Challenger

Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D) looks ready to mount a primary challenge against Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). Urged to challenge Gov. Bill Ritter (D) as he seeks re-election in 2010, Romanoff “has instead turned his attention to next year’s Senate race, sources close to Romanoff told the Denver Post. One source reported that […]

Sussing Out the Wireless Playing Field

The Federal Communications Commission is taking a closer look at the practices of the wireless industry, potentially the first step toward more regulations intended to push down prices and increase choices for consumers. At its first meeting with all five commissioners seated since the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the FCC voted unanimously this week […]

Will the Microhoo Machine Clear Antitrust Regs?

Yahoo and Microsoft hope that by joining forces, they can tilt the balance of power in Internet search away from Google. First, however, Yahoo and Microsoft have to convince regulators that their plan won’t hurt online advertisers and consumers. As the U.S. Justice Department reviews the proposed partnership, approval figures to hinge on this question: […]

Intel’s Stronger Outlook Fuels Tech-Sector Cheer

Intel has boosted its sales forecast for Q3, providing an injection of confidence to the tech sector, where it’s viewed as an industry bellwether. Intel now expects revenue for the third quarter to be $9 billion, plus or minus $200 million, compared with the previous range of $8.5 billion, plus or minus $400 million. Wall […]

Clash of the Consoles Gets Down and Dirty

Congratulations, patient cheapskates: You’ve won the waiting game. Now you can get a well-equipped video game system for a somewhat reasonable price. The two most-advanced consoles on the market have dropped in price over the last few days, just in time for all of that back-to-school homework to get ignored. The Sony PlayStation 3 was […]

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