Tag Archives: MSNBC First Read

‘Scott Brown: Where Am I?’

The peripatetic Scott Brown (R-Elsewhere) got a little dazed and confused at a New Hampshire GOP fundraiser on Thursday. From Politico (via MSNBC’s First Read): Scott Brown: Where am I? Scott Brown on Thursday night broke a cardinal rule of … Continue reading

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PBS NewsHour Needs A Subscription To The New Republic

Last night’s PBS NewsHour featured an interview with former Pres. Bill Clinton about, among other things (like the Missus running for president), the Clinton Global Initiative. From the newscast’s transcript: JUDY WOODRUFF: So the Clinton Global Initiative, this is your ninth … Continue reading

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When A Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

Well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • About a week ago, the Boston Globe ran a story about CBS’s decision to stop broadcasting the … Continue reading

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Let The Wild South Carolina Rumpus Begin! (Teddy Turner Edition)

Every now and again, a political race comes along that’s just flat-out fun. Current leader in the clubhouse: The South Carolina congressional GOP primary to fill the seat Tim Scott vacated when he was appointed U.S. Senator by Gov. Nikki … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton And Bar Rafaeli Are An Item

Hillary Clinton has a post-Foggy Bottom website, per MSNBC’s First Read: “Hillary Clinton has found her post-State Department home on the World Wide Web,” Politico notes. “HillaryClintonOffice.com [see here] is bare-bones so-far, sporting only a picture of the former Secretary of State … Continue reading

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Brown/Warren Senate Race: We’re Number Ugliest! (II)

First, as the hardworking staff duly noted the other day, it was the Daily Beast and MSNBC’s First Read. Now it’s BuzzFeed: The Ugliest Campaign In America A plan to keep it civil has backfired badly in Massachusetts. Scott Brown … Continue reading

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Let The Whatever-Billion-Dollar Rumpus Begin! (Romney Vapid Response Edition)

It’s “September in July,” reports Friday’s Politico Playbook. “SEPTEMBER IN JULY. With CMAG’s Mitchell West: … [T]he volume of presidential advertising feels more like 60 days out … than dead-of-summer July. So we picked a hot market—… Columbus, OH—and took a … Continue reading

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What’s Mitt Romney’s Problem?

As a service to our splendid readers, the hardreading staff checks out a lot of dailypolitical digests, and sometimes the contrasts are just too big to ignore. Case in point: The “Romney Problem” as articulated by MSNBC’s First Read and … Continue reading

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Presidential Jobapalooza! (Mitt Romney “Did So” Edition) [New Series!]

Mitt Romney’s penurious campaign (it has spent under $5 million dollars on advertising since clinching the Republican presidential nomination vs. umpteen million dollars spent by GOP Super PACs) is actually dropping some coin on a TV spot defending his jobs … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion . . . Or $6 Billion . . . Or $9.8 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Romney MA Jobs Edition)

The Obama campaign continues its sandblasting of Mitt Romney’s jobs record as Massachusetts governor, running this ad in CO, FL, IA, NC, NH, NH, NV, OH, PA, and VA (via MSNBC’s First Read).   First Read notes that Romney has taken … Continue reading

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