Criticism of the Department of Homeland Security isn’t hard to come by this morning, after Janet Napolitano said yesterday “the system worked” after a passenger nearly set off an explosive aboard a plane Friday.
(On the “Today Show” this morning, she said, “Our system did not work in this Read More
One of Sam Zell’s big theories for newspapers is to get more and more local.
While Newsday was still under Mr. Zell’s grasp, he managed to dismantle its national desk, and dispense with nearly every non-Long Island beat.
Even though it’s finally out of his control and into the, uh, gentle Read More
Newsday‘s star political reporter—and Hillary Clinton chronicler—Glenn Thrush is leaving the Long Island-daily for Politico. We’ve been wondering where Thrush would land after Hillary Clinton dropped out of the race, and now he’s got the perfect forum to advertise the big-time work he’s been delivering. He’ll be a congressional reporter for Read More
Outside, in line, BOILING. 11:22 a.m.
"Lanny, what now?" reporters ask Lanny Davis one by one. "We’re going to take the White House" is his talking point today.
And here’s a reporter who’s been covering Hillary for the whole shebang. What’s next for him? "Gonna take a week off."
Inside. There are 10 American flags Read More
Our Politicker colleague Jason Horowitz overheard an amusing thing in this morning’s Clinton Conference call with Howard Wolfson.
As Newsday‘s Glenn Thrush was introducing himself, he took the unusual step of tipping his hat to any—and all—possible buyers of his paper, jokingly referring to himself as, "Glenn Thrush of News Read More
It’s unlikely Rudy Giuliani will be asked to testify before Hillary Clinton’s congressional committee, according to Glenn Thrush.
Barack Obama won’t attend the Congressional Black Caucus/Fox debate in September, which is pretty much the end of it, says Ben.
The roster of Hillary Clinton’s press team is here. Read More
There is some discrepancy between Newsday’s Glenn Thrush and Barack Obama accounts of whether Obama ducked the “immorality” question.
Dan Janison thinks Hillary Clinton is the new Richard Nixon.
Roger Stone thinks Al Gore is the new Richard Nixon.
The son-in-law of the real Richard Nixon, Ed Cox, Read More
Glenn Thrush notes some interesting contributions to Hillary Clinton’s PAC, including $12,000 in October from a handful of health care providers in Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania.
In a speech today, Barack Obama said that “there are no good options left in this war” in Iraq.
Jerry Skurnik looked at Read More
Hillary Clinton is quitting her job on the Democratic policy steering committee in the Senate because of other time commitments, reports Glenn Thrush.
Time magazine has a Joe Klein story billed on the cover as “Why the Center is the Place to Be” but Greg Sargent says that “the story Read More
Jason and I have arrived!
We were greeted on the second floor by a cash bar. “Premium brands”
are 13 dollars. “Name brand drinks” are 11.75. Apparently it gets free-er later, which is good: Glenn Thrush is thirsty! The Bloomberg inauguration (also held here!) was the watermark in political parties.