Gun Control: “it’s not clear what exactly Obama will do now, or how hard he will push for more gun-control limits.” [Perry Bacon Jr.]
Gun Control: “The contours laid out in [Obama's] op-ed are similar to the plan currently being pushed by [Mayors Against Illegal Guns] and Sen. Chuck Schumer.” [Sam Stein]
On August 6th, ten Midwestern Democratic Senators sent a letter to President Obama that began the hardball phase of creating climate policy as it moves from the House’s Waxman-Markey bill to Senate deliberations in the fall. In this letter, the Senators insist that climate change legislation must protect U.S. manufacturers from unfair foreign competition. They Read More
Eastern Savings Bank is suing hip-hop mogul Damon Dash for money he owes on his two Tribeca apartments; he reportedly hasn’t paid his $78,000 per month mortgage since January. [
Top Chef is filming tonight at Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin on West 51st Street. [Eater]
Actor Orlando Bloom made out with his on-again Read More
Evan Bayh has now been a serious vice presidential contender for three consecutive elections. In 2000, he was one of Al Gore’s four finalists (Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and John Edwards were the others), in 2004 he was given a serious look by Kerry’s campaign, and this year he Read More
Right now, the clock is ticking and it’s only 2.49% of the way to its goal, but what will happen if the new Facebook group 100,000 Strong Against Evan Bayh For V.P. hits its number? From the group’s description:
Obama’s judgment about the war was the central tenet of one of the two best Read More
If, as I have argued relentlessly that he should, Barack Obama decides that an established reputation for national security and foreign policy expertise is a prerequisite for any potential running-mate, the question then becomes: Who passes the test?
Tim Kaine, eight years removed from a then-weak mayoralty and just Read More
Barack Obama’s response to one of Tom Brokaw’s six attempts to engage him on his running-mate search on yesterday’s Meet the Press, which I wrote about last night, is getting some attention today.
Asked by Brokaw whether geography will dictate his selection, Obama said:
"I’m going to want somebody with integrity. I’m Read More
According to the conventional wisdom that governs the career calculations of most ambitious politicians, there are two ways to get ahead in elected politics.
The simplest way is to run for the office you covet when it comes open and to win it—or, failing that, to wage a noble-but-losing campaign that puts you first in Read More
“This is a serious election,” said Chuck Schumer on a conference call about Hillary Clinton’s campaign this morning. He added that voters choose Clinton when they “get close to decision-making time, when they know this is for real."
Schumer spoke after Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana, who said that Hillary had started to win Read More
Every four years, a special class of candidates emerges from among the contestants in the Presidential primaries: those who are really running for Vice President.
These would-be Veeps are not your garden-variety also-rans, the Dennis Kucinich and Duncan Hunter types who rather hilariously mistake their uncontested biannual victories in gerrymandered Congressional districts for some sort Read More