Tag Archives: ABC’s The Note

Campaign Symbolism 101: Donald Trump’s Emergency Landing

It turns out Donald Trump lost altitude in more than just the Iowa caucuses this week. Exhibit A: Mechanical troubles forced Trump Force One to make an emergency landing in Tennessee on Wednesday. From ABC’s The Note: Donald Trump’s Private … Continue reading

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Let The Wild Chuck Hagel Rumpus Begin! (Americans For Whatever Edition II)

Add another voice to the Americans for Chucking Chuck Hagel chorus. From ABC’s The Note: Anti-Chuck Hagel Forces Take To The TV Airwaves An upstart organization run by several former Romney campaign staffers is hitting the airwaves in five states … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum: Barack Obama = Benito Mussolini

Utterly failed former GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum (R-Empty Sweater Vest) has been trying to get back into the political conversation with statements like this (via ABC’s The Note): OBAMA SOUNDS LIKE A ‘TWO-BIT DICTATOR.’ Santorum railed against Obama’s use of executive power: “Going … Continue reading

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Obama Campaign Does “Number One” On Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts Debt Spiral

Barack Obama’s campaign has launched its latest Mitt-seeking missile in the form of a TV spot about titled “Number One,” which refers to the per capita debt in Massachusetts while Mitt Romney was governor.   Transcript: When Mitt Romney was … Continue reading

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What Would President Romney Do?

The Romney campaign has launched its first general-election TV spot, which sketches out the first day of a Romney presidency. Via MSNBC’s First Read:   Transcript: What would a Romney Presidency be like? Day One, President Romney immediately approves the … Continue reading

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Super (Val) PAC: Handy Clip ‘n’ Save Guide

Third-party political groups are all the rage these days, thanks to the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision deregulating corporate election expenditures. Bottom line: Newly constituted Super PACs can collect as much money as they want from whomever they want … Continue reading

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Online Political Digests Now Have An Ad-ed Feature

Because we’re all about you, splendid readers, the hardworking staff reads lots of online political digests, from Politico’s Playbook and Morning Score to ABC’s The Note, MSNBC’s First Read, The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet, The Daily Caller, The Weekly Standard’s … Continue reading

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Public/Private Sector Compensation Bakeoff (Karl Rove Edition)

Just before the Banana Republic of Wisconsin eliminated both collective bargaining rights and voting rights, deep-pockets political action committee Crossroads GPS, a wholly owned subsidiary of America’s billionaires and America’s bilious Karl Rove, launched a reported $750,000 ad campaign “taking … Continue reading

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Donald Trump (Rhymes With Chump) For President!

Short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump (as the late, lamented Spy magazine dubbed him back in the late, lamented ’90s) is once again considering a run for the highest office in the land. (As opposed, presumably, to developing the highest office building … Continue reading

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