Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
Other countries have had ministers of art or culture for centuries, music mogul Quincy Jones has asked: Why not the United States?
It doesn't seem like he's behind this petition to form a secretary the arts position in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet, but apparently others agree with the need.
Who are your suggestions should the position be formed?
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Meg will now entertain herself (and possibly only herself) with her assessment of the latest American institution's plea for federal help:
Looks like the world of pornography has gone a little limp.
Apparently, this is an industry that has not seen much growth lately.
Many Americans may think a bailout isn't necessary, but those in the know realize that Hustler, like AIG, is just...Read more »
Ben & Jerry's has discerned that the world doesn't quite have enough T-shirts, hats, calenders, beer, everything inspired by President-elect Barack Obama. It has rectified the situation:
The Web site doesn't state the flavor is named specifically for Obama, but "Yes Pecan"? Come on now.
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You cringed when you saw his name in headlines, but you're not getting rid of him that easily. Samuel Wurzelbacher/Joe the Plumber is to become a foreign correspondent at least for a couple days:
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Roland Burris on Tuesday (AP)
Who is Roland Burris? I mean, seriously, who is he? And look! He has a tomb in place.
-- At 71, hes but one year younger than Republican presidential nominee John McCain.
-- He last held office in 1995, the last year in his four-year stint as Illinois attorney general.
-- Burris was the states comptroller from 1979...Read more »
Pelosi and Reid on Tuesday (AP)
Congress convened Tuesday at noon to crack down on a highly anticipated stimulus plan, but two Senate seats were left in contention: Illinois, where the scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich defiantly appointed Roland Burris to President-elect Barack Obama's former seat, and Minnesota, where "Saturday Night Live" alum Al Franken was just certified winner...Read more »
Blagojevich and Emanuel circa 2003. (AP)
By Emily Ngo
President-elect Barack Obama is being careful. Very careful.
Obama is so intent on disassociating himself from scandal-plagued Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that he commissioned and completed a thorough report on his newly appointed staff's every relationship, conversation, suggestive glance with and at Blagojevich.
The...Read more »
By LaShawnda Jones
Is giving away a Senate seat really better than selling one?
I dont think so. Though, intrigued by the idea of Caroline Kennedy becoming a New York senator, I dont believe such a political position should be handed to someone just because ... just because shes interested. Just because she knows people who can put her in the position. Just because...Read more »
By Pete Catapano
The president's surprise visit to Iraq took a bizarre turn when a man threw both of his shoes at him during a news conference today. The attacker missed, and the president laughed off the incident later.
"All I can report," Bush joked later, "is a size 10," the AP reported.
Check out the video:
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The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said of allegations that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich brazenly schemed to sell Barack Obamas vacant Senate seat for cash or a plum job in the new administration. What about these five Illinois governors?
2006: Republican George Ryan, 74 was convicted on federal corruption charges and...Read more »