So George H.W. Bush used an interview with CBS News last Friday to decry the lack of civility in modern politics and to brand Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow “sick puppies.”
“The way they treat my son and anyone who’s opposed to their point of view is just horrible,” the former president Read More
The final day of Michael Dukakis’ final—and most improbable, unconventional and just plain bizarre—campaign for political office began on a bad note Wednesday morning.
Influential Democrats in Washington, reacting to The Boston Globe’s endorsement of Dukakis for an interim Senate appointment a day earlier, had fought back by telling The Read More
This afternoon, the Massachusetts State Senate approved a bill that will allow Governor Deval Patrick to appoint an interim senator while the special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat plays out.
The House passed the bill last week, and Patrick will sign it either tonight or tomorrow. An appointment will Read More
For Democrats pushing to change Massachusetts’ Senate succession law, the timing couldn’t be much better: On the same day that a key legislative committee in Boston took up the Democrats’ plan to allow an interim appointment, Max Baucus released his long-awaited “bipartisan” health care plan—without a single Republican endorsing it, Read More
One of the more fascinating byproducts of the political upheaval unleashed by Ted Kennedy’s death could be an unexpected—and brief—return to the public stage for Michael Dukakis.
The former Massachusetts governor’s name has been widely circulated this week as a possible interim successor to the late senator—someone who would hold the Read More
At a press conference in the Bronx to announce the opening of a new Home Depot store, Michael Bloomberg was presented with the company’s
trademark orange apron, but declined to put on a pair of safety goggles, saying, “The last guy to put on a pair was Dukakis.” (Close enough?)
Bloomberg was offered the Read More
A handful of polls this week have found John McCain in a surprisingly close race in his home state. One survey in Arizona puts McCain ahead by just two points, 46 to 44 percent. Another has him ahead by five, 51 to 46, and a third gives him a four-point edge, 48 to 44.
In light of the Obama campaign's new ad about Sarah Palin, Kornacki digs up running-mate ads from the Dukakis and Humphrey campaigns. Read More
When John McCain’s campaign made it clear over the weekend that their stretch-run strategy would lean heavily on raising questions about Barack Obama’s personal history and past “associations,” Obama’s communications director provided a simple, almost indifferent reaction to The Washington Post: “This isn’t 1988.”
Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential nominee whose campaign was eviscerated that Read More
Maybe it will be Joe Biden after all. The buzz around him is only increasing. Here’s what Howard Fineman reported just a few minutes ago:
Within the last few hours I’ve spoken with two of the finalists for the role Read More