Tag Archives: ABC News

Let The $4 Billion . . . Or $6 Billion . . . Or $9.8 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Everyone In The Pool Edition)

It’s an embarrassment of – not pandas – but TV spots in the presidential bakeoff betwen Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Call the roll (via ABC’s The Note): OBAMA ADS: ROMNEY’S OUTSOURCING, FEE HIKES. From ABC’s Devin Dwyer: President Obama’s campaign … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Sent The Hardworking Staff A Note About Gay Marriage

This is one hardworking Prez! First, thanks to Joe Biden’s premature ejaculation, Barack Obama pretzeled on his gay-marriage stance in this ABC News interview:   (See BuzzFeed’s helpful Obama gay marriage timeline here.) Then, Pres. Obama also made time to … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Online Privacy: Regular Or Extra-CISPA?

The U.S. House of Representatives has just tried to take a bite out of your online privacy (via ABC News): CISPA: Cybersecurity Bill May Pit Online Safety Against Privacy While all the focus was on SOPA and PIPA, the so-called Internet piracy … 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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Hey – Does This Violate the People’s Pledge? (III)

(Another in a series) From Politico’s Morning Score: MASSACHUSETTS SENATE SNEAK PEEK – “ROMNEY + BROWN = BFF”: The Massachusetts Democratic Party will blast out a 60-second web video later this morning that links Romney with Sen. Scott Brown (lots of … Continue reading

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Etch A Stretch

Mitt Romney can’t stand the gaff(e). Fred Barnes highlighted the problem in a recent Weekly Standard column: Gaffing His Way to Victory Mitt Romney is leading the league in gaffes. We know this because the media are counting. The Weeklists his … Continue reading

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Jay Carney (Barker) Flacks For White House

As part of the Obama Media Machine 2.0, the White House has reinstated its First Questions program (according to techPresident), “during which Press Secretary Jay Carney will answer on [sic] video questions posted on social media.” Representative sample:   The … Continue reading

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From Our Stating The Obvious Desk

ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd filed this insight in his weekly contribution to the conventional wisdom beat: After watching Fight Night in Vegas, or this week’s Republican debate, which heated up considerably, I was struck again by a truth … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Sarah Palin Edition)

( . . . at least for now, although it will be tough to top this one.) The hardworking staff realizes that this is a very long QotD, but really, it’s worth it. From ABC News’s The Note: WHAT ABOUT … Continue reading

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Agribusiness Mouthpiece Says ABC’s Claire Shipman Is NOT Shilling For Agribusiness

The hardworking staff asked the other day, “Why Is ABC Letting Claire Shipman Shill For Agribusiness?” At issue: [Today] an outfit called U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance is hosting The Food Dialogues, “a town hall-style discussion to address Americans’ questions about how their … Continue reading

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