Monthly Archives: April 2012

Barack Obama: Yente-in-Chief

From Julianna Smoot at Obama for America: Friend – Let’s not beat around the bush here. George Clooney. President Obama. You, plus your mom, best friend, spouse, kid… whoever you want to bring along as your guest. At George Clooney’s … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion . . . Or $6 Billion . . . Or $9.8 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Ads ‘n’ Ends Edition)

More grist for the campaign mill: • The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action has teamed up with the goo-goo League of Conservation Voters to launch a $1 million ad campaign “aimed at calling out ‘Governor Romney’s pledge to protect … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren & Bob McDonnell Are An Item

Once around the (voting) bloc, James, and don’t spare the horses. Item: Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Kidding (Ever) New spot from presumptive (but not taking anything for granted) Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren (D-Pledge Edge?). Transcript: I grew up in a … Continue reading

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“Girls” Will Be . . . Bad

The Missus and I finally caught up on the premiere episode of HBO’s widely acclaimed (representative sample here) new series Girls, and here’s what we have to say: If that’s not the most insufferable group of of young gals around, … Continue reading

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To Beeb Or Not To Beeb

The hardworking staff will appear live on the BBC’s Newshour Tuesday from 8-10 am EST (wakeup call: 6 am, which we usually see from the other side). So . . . no soup for you tonight.

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There’ll Always Be A Brookline (Apologies To The New Yorker)

The People’s Republic of Brookline is all aTwitter over the new multispace parking meters that recently replaced single-space meters around town. From Sunday’s Boston Globe: Outcry over new parking meters An outcry against the multispace parking meters that replaced hundreds … Continue reading

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Why The New York Times Is A Great Newspaper (Wal-Mart de Mexico Edition)

In a characteristic gesture of self-congratulation, Sunday’s New York Times ran a full-page ad saluting its 108 Pulitzer Prizes, including this year’s duo of Jeffrey Gettleman (International Reporting) and David Kocieniewski (Explanatory Reporting). Ensconsed in the 2009 slot is David … Continue reading

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Scott Brown’s Drinking Game

Massachusetts junior Sen. Scott Brown (R-Am I Senior Senator Yet?) seems to be having it both ways regarding his current drinking habits. From Saturday’s Boston Globe: Brown says he will not drink until Nov. election US Senator Scott Brown says … Continue reading

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WSJ: Elizabeth Warren’s Tax Epiphany

For months now, the Wall Street Journal has been on Elizabeth Warren like Brown on Williamson. The latest example, from today’s WSJ editorial page: Elizabeth Warren’s Tax Epiphany The liberal heroine finds an ObamaCare levy to repeal. Nut graf: In an … Continue reading

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Are Scott Brown’s Donors Being Fleeced?

Remember last month when the vaunted People’s Pledge obligated Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-I Got Your $336.99 Right Here) to pony up because, as the hardworking staff noted, “[a]n outfit called Coalition of Americans for Political Equality (CAPE PAC) launched … Continue reading

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