From tireless intern Bharat Ayyar: Congressional hopeful Eric Massa, a retired Navy commander, held a conference call with reporters this morning, and outlined his plan for veteran health care, which he says has been neglected by Washington.
“I don’t care how much it costs. I don’t care,” Massa said. He added later, “Supporting Read More
John Edwards could have taken the Jim Webb route when NPR grilled him yesterday about his interest in reprising his role as the Democratic vice presidential nominee, but instead he said this: "I am prepared to seriously consider anything, anything he asks me to do for our country."
If Barack Obama were Read More
This post has it right: No one saw this one coming. Senator Jim Webb, the former Republican and Reagan-era Navy secretary who has been touted as the perfect tough-guy complement to Barack Obama, unexpectedly and very publicly withdrew his name from VP consideration today.
The most immediate beneficiary of this could be Read More
A TIME TO FIGHT: RECLAIMING A FAIR AND JUST AMERICA
By Jim Webb
Broadway, 255 pages, $24.95
Jim Webb is often mentioned as a possible running mate for Barack Obama. As a former Republican, his presence would lend substance to Mr. Obama’s talk of bipartisanship; as a senator from red-trending-purple Virginia, he might give Read More
Now is the season for idle vice presidential speculation, and this year the field of potential nominees in both parties is unusually large.
Among Democrats, much of the chatter is understandably focused on Hillary Clinton, who, to judge from some revealing public comments from key supporters, wouldn’t mind being offered a spot on Barack Obama’s Read More
Though the Democratic nomination has yet to be decided, Barack Obama and John McCain have begun acting very much as if the general election has already started, exchanging direct criticisms and sizing each other up. And, while neither has talked publicly about it at this early stage, both men are doubtless pondering the running-mate question. Read More
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 10 — If the receptions Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton respectively received at a gathering of influential Democrats last night in Richmond is any indication, Clinton is in for another tough result when Virginia holds its primary on Tuesday.
The stark difference in enthusiasm was noticeable even in passing. Outside the Stuart Read More
When Democrats needed someone to offer their official, nationally televised response to President Bush’s State of the Union Message in January, the choice was obvious: Jim Webb, the no-nonsense ex-Marine and ex-Republican who’d built his improbable Senate victory two months earlier on opposition to the president’s stay-the-course mantra.
Six months later, they continue to Read More
Now that the campaign of John McCain has evaporated, it’s almost certain that next year’s Republican nominee will not make a full-strength, years-long military push aimed at “victory” in Iraq the centerpiece of the G.O.P.’s fall ’08 message.
So when Mr. McCain’s foreign policy soul mate, Lindsey Graham, the Republican from South Read More
The day after the election — as the AP was declaring victory for the Democrats in Virginia and, therefore, the Senate — the less-talked-about candidate in that squeaker of a race was on her way to Oklahoma, to check on one of her daughters who had been having health problems.
Glenda Gail Parker, a Read More