Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
A few weeks ago I paused in my channel surfing to catch the tail-end of an interview with T. Boone Pickens. His name was scrawled across the screen and I must admit, it was the name that caught my attention. I have two uncles with similar names, one is called Boone and the other goes by T-Bone. So seeing the name T. Boone on a 24-hour news network was, at first, a bit startling....Read more »
In a rite of passage more typical of college students on summer break, presidential hopeful Barack Obama embarked on a multi-day, multi-country journey of Europe and the Middle East.
To what end?
Hes not setting policy, nor is he involved in any specific negotiations. Instead, hes trying to boost his foreign policy credentials. And he has the audacity to claim...Read more »
Last week, the Green Party made history by nominating the first all-women-of-color presidential ticket. Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (who served six terms in Congress) chose Rosa Clemente as her running mate.
Rosa Clemente, 36, is a Puerto Rican of African descent. Cynthia McKinney is African-American.
Rosa was born in the South Bronx and is a graduate...Read more »
* He means not what he says! I have to come to the defense of my favorite talk show host John McLaughlin who was under fire earlier this week for referring to Obama as an Oreo. Insensitive, maybe, but if he knew how emotionally charged that word can be, Im sure he wouldnt use it. I think he was merely trying to break through to his 75+ audience. This coming from a girl called...Read more »
Oh, how I wish I was asked to predict the upcoming gaffes two weeks ago. I would have absolutely called someone from the McCain camp making the semantic argument that we arent technically in a recession and that Americans are a bunch of crybabies. But alas, five more predictions:
1. I think its a foregone conclusion that someone is going to refer to Obama as boy....Read more »
Kim asked for it, and you wanted it, too. The Republican version of a satirical cover, courtesy of political cartoonist David Horsey.
-Photos: Young John McCain
-Photos: John McCain at work and play
Emily...Read more »
Last month we started documenting the rash of art, crafts and fashions so far inspired by Barack Obama: Here's a sampling from that post:
[PHOTOS OF THE REST]
We spotted this latest mural example on Grand Street in Williamsburg just off Havemeyer Street. And it also happens to be near a really good new Italian restaurant - Fiore. So if you go check it out, stay for dinner. It's all in...Read more »
I hate to seem insensitive, but somehow I fail to see what all the uproar is over this week's New Yorker cover. I mean, if you can't laugh at the vicious stereotypes put forth by backwards paranoiacs, what can you laugh at?
This strike me as example No. 54,546,853 that the 24/7 nature of the news cycle is desperate for anything to feed the beast. Also, in an election season...Read more »
Periodically, I will try to post a quick round up of the quirky, odd, outlandish and tangential political buzz floating around the Internets. Think of it as TMZ for C-SPAN.
Heres for starters:
* Is McCain in fact eligible to be president? A law professor refutes McCains status as a natural born citizen. This may bode well for future President...Read more »
Sen. John McCain was visibly stumped by a reporters question regarding a comment made by his campaign co-chair, Carly Fiorina. Earlier this week, Ms. Fiorina stated:
There are many health insurance plans that will cover Viagra but wont cover birth-control medication. These women would like a choice.
A reporter mentioned to Sen. McCain on...Read more »