On the Clinton campaign conference call this morning, spokesmen Howard Wolfson and Phil Singer once again directed attention to the fact that the Tony Rezko trial just started yesterday, and said that Barack Obama hasn’t answered all of the questions about it.
“The bottom line,” Wolfson began, “is that as Democrats prepare to vote and Read More
The longer-than-expected (and tougher-than-expected) Democratic primary contest temporarily claimed a victim in the Clinton press office this week, as spokesman Phil Singer took his first sick days since August in order to, as he told me, “clear [his] head and get over a stomach flu.”
Singer was off for a couple of days, he said, Read More
In 1965, fully 100 years after the death of the Confederacy, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, at long last enshrining into federal law the right of all Americans to participate fully and equally in the political process.
The following year, Barack Obama, then a wide-eyed Kindergartener who was suddenly free to dream Read More
That sharp, early exchange between John Edwards and Howard Wolfson should have dispelled whatever doubts may have existed about Hillary Clinton’s willingness to respond aggressively to criticism from her Democratic rivals. And the campaign hirings of Phil Singer and Blake Zeff, two other graduates of the Chuck Schumer School of Public Relations, provided Read More
Barack Obama met with some New York donors who are not committed to Hillary Clinton for 2008.
In what might be considered a rhetorical response to Hillary’s line about hope not being a policy, Obama said last night that in America, “We have an empathy deficit.”
One of Hillary’s prospective hires is Read More
When Harry Reid first tapped Chuck Schumer to lead the DSCC back in 2005, Republicans were still riding a wave of popularity. But an extreme reversal in the political climate, coupled with Schumer’s success in recruiting good candidates, has made for much more lofty ambitions. Gains are now a given. The question is simply whether Read More
Over at MyDD, former Corzine campaign blogger Matt Stoller sums up the reports of friction between Chuck and New Jersey Senator/Governor-elect Jon Corzine, including the blame emanating from Jersey on the subect of who leaked the Menendez announcement.
“No word yet on the next politician Schumer’s going to piss off,” writes Stoller Read More
In a sign that dealing with the New York press corps is the trial by fire I alleged to Andrea Tantaros it is, the Hill reports that the D.C. consulting firm that hands out “Flak Jacket” and “Bomb Thrower” awards to press operatives has, er, honored three New Yorkers: Hillary spokesman Philippe Reines, Chuck Read More
As we lurch incongruously toward both war and the holidays, the words-or rather, the word-of a great philosopher keeps playing over and over in my head. The word is merge , and it was uttered not by some Eastern mystic referring to becoming one with the universe, but by Phil Singer, perhaps Manhattan’s most talented Read More