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Video of the Scene at Obama's Austin Rally on Friday night (salon) - 2/23/2008 9:43:05 AM
One more HeadTurner- Lobbyist Black Does Business FROM JOHN McCAIN'S STRAIGHT TALK EXPRESS BUS (salon) as TPM says, the Snark fails.Today's Washington Post piece all about the fact that John McCain is surrounded by lobbyists on his campaign has gotten lots of attention today. It's key context for under.....- 2/23/2008 9:26:51 AM
McCain Caught in Lie Part 2- Paxson says he met with McCain and Vicki Iseman was there (salon) Let's remind that John McCain had a press conference the other day after the articles in a few newspapers came out about his ethical problems with lobbyists while he was sitting on a Senate committee .....- 2/23/2008 8:53:50 AM
Heh! Remember I talked about that weird collar thing Clinton had going on at the Austin debate? (salon) From Slate-a separated at birth photoFrom me yesterday.... Clinton was wearing a weird outfit that made it look like she had a golden dental appliance around her neck. It was because she had some.....- 2/23/2008 8:25:44 AM
McCain not thrilled with reporters right now after they actually are DOING THEIR JOB (salon) John McCain’s campaign plane is usually a pretty jovial place to be. The senator, his family and aides sit in the first few rows, while the press is stationed in the back of the plane. On most d.....- 2/23/2008 8:09:17 AM
Hard for McCain to expect ANYONE to respect campaign finance reform when he says Screw You to the FEC (salon) I Do understand what McCain is thinking. He wants to get his hands on a lot of dough that he's not supposed to at this point because... he OPTED IN FOR PUBLIC FINANCING. But the Federal Election Commi.....- 2/23/2008 7:57:22 AM
Woah! is TXDOT Cracking over the Trans Texas Corridor? East Texans Fierce Opposition (salon) NACOGDOCHES — In what may have been the first hint of victory for opponents of the Trans Texas Corridor, a high-ranking Texas Department of Transportation official said Thursday he regretted his.....- 2/22/2008 5:20:54 PM
Video- John McCain's Lobbyist Friends -Starring Vicki Iseman (salon) from Robert GreenwaldYou said "I'm the only one the special interests don't give any money to."Yet you have 59 lobbyists raising money for your campaign!Stop your lobbyist fundraising now, a.....- 2/22/2008 5:00:28 PM
SMU's getting the Bush Library-But that doesn't mean a lot of people LIKE it! (salon) Yet many academicians at the Methodist Church-owned university worry that some of the lessons of the Bush administration’s past pursued in future studies at the new Bush institute will tarnish t.....- 2/22/2008 4:37:00 PM
Russ Feingold Voted for Obama (salon) Yet many academicians at the Methodist Church-owned university worry that some of the lessons of the Bush administration’s past pursued in future studies at the new Bush institute will tarnish t.....- 2/22/2008 3:30:03 PM
The Rumours of John McCain and Vicki Iseman Go Back at Least A Year (salon) from Harper's MagazineAccording to a piece published today in The New Republic, “The McCain investigation began in November,” when Jim Rutenberg, a Times reporter, “got a tip.”.....- 2/22/2008 1:35:45 PM
Why did the Secret Service Stop Screening for Weapons at Obama's Wednesday Rally at Reunion in Dallas? (salon) Saw this via South Texas Chisme- in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.Doors opened to the public at 10 a.m., and for the first hour security officers scanned each person who came in and checked their belon.....- 2/22/2008 1:19:01 PM
Ooopsie! John McCain LIED yesterday when he said he never spoke with anyone from Paxson or Alcade & Fay (salon) Newsweek has the goods and it involves a deposition from the lawsuit regarding McCain/Feingold. You simply must read it, McCain just out and lied yesterday in his press conference. What's kind of funn.....- 2/22/2008 12:54:09 PM
Phony McCain, Iseman, and Lobbyists for the Cruise Industry (salon) from SalonEight years ago, when McCain's connection with Iseman alarmed his staffers, the most lucrative lobbying contracts won by Alcalde & Fay were with the cruise ship industry. In 2001 alone, .....- 2/22/2008 12:35:58 PM
Just Early Voted in Texas-And While the others are a secret, I voted Obama for president (salon) from SalonEight years ago, when McCain's connection with Iseman alarmed his staffers, the most lucrative lobbying contracts won by Alcalde & Fay were with the cruise ship industry. In 2001 alone, .....- 2/22/2008 12:33:36 PM
Hillary Clinton Spits on the DNC and US Citizens-Wants to get Florida and Michigan Delegates (salon) One more reason why I despise her. And it sure does show that she KNOWS she is a loser. Why else, since Obama has won 11 out of 11 primaries and caucuses (Her? ZERO) would she be desperately trying.....- 2/22/2008 11:30:11 AM
Another Republican Congressman Indicted- TODAY It's Rick Renzi of Arizona (salon) We mentioned a bunch of them before that are or have been under investigation. Well, this investigation on Renzi led to his being indicted.  He's quite the Poster Boy for the GOP. Here he is with.....- 2/22/2008 10:41:47 AM
Just How Much DID Shooting that Spy Satellite Out of the Sky Cost? (salon) from Early WarningLost in the shuffle of this "Right Stuff" mission to save the earth is the multi-gazillion-dollar satellite program itself -- and I say multi-gazillion because it is the po.....- 2/22/2008 10:36:49 AM
McCain's Straight Talk Express Bus Loaded with Lobbyists (salon) The other REAL story that came out fully in the press is about McCain's lies about lobbyists.For years, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has railed against lobbyists and the influence of "special inter.....- 2/22/2008 10:33:05 AM
How Kind! Gennifer Flowers Offers Advice to John McCain Hottie Vicki Iseman (salon) The other REAL story that came out fully in the press is about McCain's lies about lobbyists.For years, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has railed against lobbyists and the influence of "special inter.....- 2/22/2008 10:30:54 AM
Somervell County Salon was at the debate! (salon) I wasn\'t there but someone else from the site was. . i had planned to be at the debate watch party in Austin but for various reasons, it was not to be. So I watched it on the teevee and saw all t.....- 2/22/2008 10:13:30 AM
Sam Walls Comments on the Primaries from Cleburne, Texas (salon) I was reading an article in the Cleburne Times this morning about the stats in Johnson County, how many have early voted so far, if both parties think they have enough ballots, etc,. and then, heh, I .....- 2/22/2008 9:43:39 AM
If Adultery and Affairs Are No Big Deal, then WHY have I heard about Bill Clinton for years? (salon) Small whine here. Yesterday during all that John McCain news cycle, the pundits on both MSNBC and CNN were continually saying that nobody minds if McCain had an affair 8 years ago and that the REAL is.....- 2/22/2008 9:26:52 AM
Uh-Oh. Clinton's Latest Financial Report Shows She's NOT a Good Manager of Money (salon) Would YOU donate to the Clinton campaign?Nearly $100,000 went for party platters and groceries before the Iowa caucuses, even though the partying mood evaporated quickly. Rooms at the Bellagio luxury .....- 2/22/2008 9:20:48 AM
Obama for President Video in Spanish (salon) Would YOU donate to the Clinton campaign?Nearly $100,000 went for party platters and groceries before the Iowa caucuses, even though the partying mood evaporated quickly. Rooms at the Bellagio luxury .....- 2/22/2008 9:16:34 AM
Clinton Booed at UT/CNN Debate, Obama Came Out on Top (salon) Watched the entire thing on CNN, which I had to unblock on the teevee to see (and it's going to go BACK to being blocked when I get to it today) and found it gripping. I'm going to be going down to vo.....- 2/22/2008 9:02:00 AM
Oh, Please. Cindy McCain Says John McCain *Man of Great Character* (salon) (She's wondering if he will benefit from the same amount of plastic surgery she's had.)Okay. So here you have the woman who was the *other woman* with John McCain, who was cheating on his crippled, fa.....- 2/22/2008 12:26:41 AM
Video- A Land Called Paradise (salon) (She's wondering if he will benefit from the same amount of plastic surgery she's had.)Okay. So here you have the woman who was the *other woman* with John McCain, who was cheating on his crippled, fa.....- 2/21/2008 6:59:04 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Met with Gas Company Officials in Johnson County, Texas (salon) Gas company officials met Tuesday with U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, and Johnson County Commissioner R.C. McFall at the Cleburne Civic Center to discuss the Barnett Shale. Eighteen representatives f.....- 2/21/2008 5:30:43 PM
Obama and the Texas Longhorns at UT (salon) Obama wanted to know about a set of longhorns with the words "Don't Mess with Texas" situated between the locker room and the football field that players touch for luck on game days."So.....- 2/21/2008 5:26:52 PM
5 US Troops Killed in Baghdad by Roadside Bomb on Tuesday (salon) Obama wanted to know about a set of longhorns with the words "Don't Mess with Texas" situated between the locker room and the football field that players touch for luck on game days."So.....- 2/21/2008 5:22:24 PM
McCain was supposed to have an afternoon press conf-Looks like he wimped out (salon) Obama wanted to know about a set of longhorns with the words "Don't Mess with Texas" situated between the locker room and the football field that players touch for luck on game days."So.....- 2/21/2008 5:19:44 PM
Here's a link to John McCain's Letter to the FCC On behalf of his lobbyist client (salon) Obama wanted to know about a set of longhorns with the words "Don't Mess with Texas" situated between the locker room and the football field that players touch for luck on game days."So.....- 2/21/2008 5:02:10 PM
The Good Thing About McCain and his Cheating Ways Is He's Too Old To Do it Anymore (salon) at least, if you read the layer of botox in his forehead the same way you count rings around a tree. Because, in case you can't tell, the Republican double standard of being Oh So Horrified at Bill Cl.....- 2/21/2008 5:00:01 PM
Vicki Iseman and Cindy McCain-Separated at Birth? (salon) at least, if you read the layer of botox in his forehead the same way you count rings around a tree. Because, in case you can't tell, the Republican double standard of being Oh So Horrified at Bill Cl.....- 2/21/2008 4:44:04 PM
Heh! Wonkette Snarks at McCain and His Corrupt Lobbyist-Loving' Life (salon) at least, if you read the layer of botox in his forehead the same way you count rings around a tree. Because, in case you can't tell, the Republican double standard of being Oh So Horrified at Bill Cl.....- 2/21/2008 4:18:49 PM
McCain Lie O Day -Says He Doesn't Take Special Interest Money- (salon) I guess it must depend on what your definiton of "Special Interest" money is.According to the Center for Responsive Politics, McCain has taken nearly $1.2 million in campaign contributions f.....- 2/21/2008 3:56:33 PM
More on McCain's Dishonest Try to Use Public Campaign Financing as Collaterol for Bank Loan (salon) Seems the FEC (Federal Election Commission) thinks it's fishy, too.The government's top campaign finance regulator says John McCain can't drop out of the primary election's public financing system unt.....- 2/21/2008 2:52:33 PM
Things not allowed at the presidential debate tonight (pharper) I am going to the debate this evening and thought I would post on here the list of things that the TDP says we cannot bring to the debate:No weapons, cameras, cell phones, umbrellas, blackberries/PDAs.....- 2/21/2008 10:22:34 AM
Heh! Clinton Undefeated When She's in Uncontested Elections (salon) via Andrew SullivanThis just goes to show that Obama only wins in states that hold contested elections. Sure, he wins big in caucus states, he wins big in primary states, he wins big when turnout is l.....- 2/21/2008 8:23:49 AM
The Planting of the Plagiarism Stories by the Clinton Campaign-Due to Panic! (salon) From E&PIt's panic-button time.That explains why Clinton's aides accused Obama of plagiarism for delivering a speech that included words that had first been uttered by Deval Patrick, the Massachus.....- 2/21/2008 8:16:24 AM
The Democrat/Republican Adultery Double Standard for President (salon) Let's just count this up. How many known adulterers are running for president on the Democratic ticket? .... Um.... ZERO. How many on the Republican side? ONE. John McCain. (So far as I know, Huckabee.....- 2/21/2008 8:09:03 AM
Why'd the Story about John McCain and Vicki Iseman Come out NOW? (salon) If you've been following this story, you know that the NYTime slated it to come out in print last year, but it was spiked... until yesterday.Looks like there was more than one newspaper or political a.....- 2/21/2008 7:38:46 AM
More on Iseman and McCain- Affair Aside, Some Very Improper Lobbying Activity (salon) The Washington Post picks up where the NYTimes left off last night. To recap so far, the story is that John McCain was having an affair with a lobbyist whose clients appeared before him regularly on a.....- 2/21/2008 7:22:17 AM
A&M To Pay a 1 MILLION dollar fine for their lapse in biodefense safety (salon) The Washington Post picks up where the NYTimes left off last night. To recap so far, the story is that John McCain was having an affair with a lobbyist whose clients appeared before him regularly on a.....- 2/21/2008 7:08:47 AM
Vicki Iseman Had insinuated there was something going on between her and John McCain (salon) from today's NY Daily News.A Democratic political consultant told the Daily News said it was common knowledge on K Street, where many lobbyists have offices, that McCain and Iseman were good friends.&.....- 2/21/2008 7:03:25 AM
Angela Joiner, formerly of the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, Now at Radio Station (salon) from today's NY Daily News.A Democratic political consultant told the Daily News said it was common knowledge on K Street, where many lobbyists have offices, that McCain and Iseman were good friends.&.....- 2/21/2008 6:56:21 AM
Heh! Phil King's Telecom Pal Embarq Throws Him a Reception (salon) from today's NY Daily News.A Democratic political consultant told the Daily News said it was common knowledge on K Street, where many lobbyists have offices, that McCain and Iseman were good friends.&.....- 2/21/2008 6:39:21 AM
About Email Smears on Barack Obama (salon) We've said here before that we have a couple of times, through email, gotten a completely false and scurrilous email that attempts to paint Barack Obama in a false light, as a radical Muslim or a raci.....- 2/21/2008 6:16:29 AM
Current Texas Superdelegate endorsements (joe) DNCSenfronia Thompson - ClintonUS HouseHenry Cuellar - ClintonChet Edwards - ObamaCharles Gonzales - ObamaAl Green - ObamaGene Green - ClintonRuben Hinojosa Jr. - ClintonSheila Jackson Lee - ClintonEd.....- 2/21/2008 12:57:00 AM
Heh! Clintons use Henry Cisneros in Ad to tell Supporters To Get Out and Vote (salon) Remember Henry Cisneros?Former housing secretary Henry Cisneros was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on 18 felony counts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making false statements to .....- 2/20/2008 8:58:34 PM
Ooops. That Pesky Affair John McCain Was Having with Lobbyist Vicky Iseman Popped Up Again (salon) A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his.....- 2/20/2008 8:29:34 PM
Don't forget about the lunar eclipse that will start at about 7:45 CST tonight (salon) A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his.....- 2/20/2008 7:31:06 PM
Hah! Dewhurst and Craddick are Asking for Audit of TXDot (salon) A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his.....- 2/20/2008 6:31:41 PM
Thousands of Obama Supporters go to REUNION ARENA in Dallas and more have to be turned away (salon) Wow. I've been watching the DFW local news, and on the 2 channels I have going, they show the lines snaking around Reunion and then the entire thing FULL of people-all kinds of people, all ages, all r.....- 2/20/2008 6:29:25 PM
James Wolcott on Cindy McCain's Comment-*Paralyzed Of Making a Mistake* (salon) She has already been deployed by the McCain campaign as an editorial counterpoint, taken out of her cellophane wrapping long enough to soundbite that, unlike Michelle Obama, she's always been proud of.....- 2/20/2008 5:41:23 PM
Hundreds of Aggies from Prairie View Walk 7 Miles to Vote for Obama (salon) She has already been deployed by the McCain campaign as an editorial counterpoint, taken out of her cellophane wrapping long enough to soundbite that, unlike Michelle Obama, she's always been proud of.....- 2/20/2008 3:50:58 PM
Audio of Michelle Obama from Tuesday- WONDERFUL speech (salon) She has already been deployed by the McCain campaign as an editorial counterpoint, taken out of her cellophane wrapping long enough to soundbite that, unlike Michelle Obama, she's always been proud of.....- 2/20/2008 3:38:15 PM
MUFON is planning to come BACK to Dublin Texas on February 23rd (salon) This new meeting will be at 1pmSince the Empire-Tribune first broke the story about area residents spotting an unidentified flying object hovering in the skies above Erath County on Jan. 8, the cowboy.....- 2/20/2008 3:32:23 PM
Clinton -Queen of NAFTA, Outsourcing of Jobs and H1b Visas (salon) I read this comment by jobsanger about Clinton flip-flopping on her position about job outsourcing and remembered that I had written about it quite a bit that same time frame. First, a bit from jobsan.....- 2/20/2008 1:48:09 PM
Clinton-Democrats Need to *Get Real* About Winning Presidency. That's why I'm voting for Obama (salon) Get Real, Clinton. Most people don't like your brand of politics. If you have to resort to whisper campaigns in Texas calling people to try to scare them on crap information about Obama being a muslim.....- 2/20/2008 12:59:43 PM
Here's Scummy-Push Polling Against Obama Supposedly from the Democratic Party in Texas (salon) I'm making calls for Obama today and it's interesting to see how many people in this county have gotten that false email about Obama being a muslim that is completely debunked on Snopes. (Also interes.....- 2/20/2008 12:24:50 PM
Hillary Clinton and the Furniture in the White House (salon) Somebody told me today that she wasn't going to vote for Clinton because she had contempt for what Clinton did about White House furniture. I vaguely remembered some big brouhahah but had to look .....- 2/20/2008 12:38:29 PM
I'm excited-doing calldowns in the county for Obama and the first two calls I have done were for (salon) Somebody told me today that she wasn't going to vote for Clinton because she had contempt for what Clinton did about White House furniture. I vaguely remembered some big brouhahah but had to look .....- 2/20/2008 11:20:17 AM
Hillary Clinton over an hour late to her own rally (joe) I'm going to preface this with the note that this article is about the attack on Obama by Buffenbarger but it really stood out to me that had Clinton been on time that this would not have happened...b.....- 2/20/2008 10:36:22 AM
Got home last last night, turned on the teevee and there was a rerun of a Kirk Watson interview (salon) ...ohhhhh, THAT was a cringe moment. Chris Matthews of Hardball had Texas Senator Kirk Watson (from Senate District 14)  on, along with Cleveland US House Rep Stephanie Tubbs Jones, to .....- 2/20/2008 9:41:25 AM
Cindy McCain: The Homewrecker -OR- John McCain: The Unfaithful (joe) I was listening to something Cindy McCain said yesterday and it got me to thinking. I wonder how many republicans realize some things...about the person and spouse they are nominating to be presi.....- 2/20/2008 9:43:43 AM
Went to see and hear the The Chieftains at the Bass in Fort Worth last night (salon) That's either the third of fourth time we've seen them. I adore The Chieftains. if for some reason you're not familiar with who they are, they're an Irish music band that not only has one of the best .....- 2/20/2008 9:16:52 AM
TEN WINS IN A ROW for OBAMA... Geee, that means SOMEBODY has LOST 10 in a row (salon) Just woke up so I haven't looked for the Hawaii results yet. But I do believe people are speaking about what they DO NOT WANT as POLITICS AS USUAL!Barack Obama has surged past Hillary Clinton to open .....- 2/20/2008 9:04:07 AM
Heh! John McCain Keeps Calling Me (salon) from SlogHere's what I've learned: I hate John McCain's whimpering voice. He sounds pathetic, like I've hurt his feelings and he's about to cry. His voice begs for pity, and that's why it's so silly t.....- 2/19/2008 6:39:46 PM
On Obama's Sound Bite-Don't Call it Plagiarism and Also Fake Outrage from Hillary Clinton and her minions (salon) First up, Slate.The speed with which reporters have circled Barack Obama to defend him against charges of plagiarism coming directly from the Hillary Clinton campaign indicates that the press is in th.....- 2/19/2008 6:31:53 PM
Video from Texas.BarackObama.com of Chet Edwards (Us House Dist 17) Endorsing Obama (salon) First up, Slate.The speed with which reporters have circled Barack Obama to defend him against charges of plagiarism coming directly from the Hillary Clinton campaign indicates that the press is in th.....- 2/19/2008 6:18:35 PM
Geez, this is slimy... John McCain and Public Financing (salon) I have no idea if what John McCain promised to the bank is legal or not, but it sure is not only unethical but more than hypocritical on his part since at least part of what he is known for is, um, ca.....- 2/19/2008 6:15:58 PM
If I wanted to watch Fox Cable News, I'd Unblock the Channel-About MSNBC (salon) I think I've said I'd quit watching  before when Chris Matthews has infuriated me, but this time I mean it. I quit watching CNN quite a long time ago and the station is blocked, along with F.....- 2/19/2008 5:57:48 PM
Newsteamz.com is a Snooze-stream (pstern) Hold onto your "shorts" and your opinions!Every once in a while a new online news platform appears that we hope will be informational and bi- or non-partisan in nature. Several months ago su.....- 2/19/2008 1:37:35 PM
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