Senator Robert Menendez, who now heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has reached out to Caroline Kennedy to gauge her interest in filling the empty seat Hillary Clinton will leave when she joins the Obama administration as secretary of state, according to one Democrat familiar with the negotiations.
According to the source, Menendez and Kennedy Read More
Tuesday morning the pageant of democracy began in earnest. At 6:15am on West 120th street off Morningside Drive, I stood with my neighbors in the longest polling line I have seen in more than two decades of voting on the Upper West Side. Reading about the death of Barak Obama’s grandmother as I waited in Read More
It seems like only a few glandular cases are obsessed with the fact that Barack Obama knows Bill Ayers, the vintage ’60s “revolutionary” and former mad bomber, with everyone else including the New York Post dismissing the charge as a low blow.
But the Ayers controversy is only the spearhead of a massive Read More
Only one half of the Democratic ticket is actually set. With this afternoon’s acclamation vote, Barack Obama is now officially the party’s candidate for president. But Joe Biden, his handpicked running mate, must still win the convention’s formal blessing. Technically, the party could go through another time-consuming roll call of the states to nominate Biden, Read More
Theodore Sorensen, who was John F. Kennedy’s speechwriter and one of his closest advisers, approves of the speech Barack Obama delivered yesterday to 200,000 Germans in front of the Victory Column in Tiergarten.
"I thought it was a magnificent, historic speech," said Sorensen, who helped draft Kennedy’s famous 1963 "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. "It Read More
President of NBC Universal, Jeff Zucker, will file a defamation suit against Harvey Weinstein if he calls him his friend again in public. [P6]
Not-yet-fired Elle fashion director, Nina Garcia, has been asked to take a lesser title at the magazine, but was also told that if she leaves all together, she will Read More
Nothing is original in late-capitalist America!
Before Pamela Anderson, Rob Lowe, and Paris Hilton paved the way for sex tapes, apparently, there was a black and white video of Marilyn Monroe performing oral sex, which just sold to “a New York businessman” for $1.5 million, The New York Post reports.
The silent, Read More
After studying the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy, linguist Mark Liberman found that their speaking styles are “radically different.”
Then there’s Barack Obama.
His keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly earned him a reputation as one of the Democratic Party’s great contemporary orators. And that reputation has Read More
Upon tuning in for Mitt Romney’s much-hyped speech on religion Thursday morning, many viewers probably asked the same first question: What’s George Bush doing there?
The former President invited Mr. Romney to deliver the address at his presidential library in College Station, joined him on stage and even offered a personal introduction.
And it makes Read More