New York’s cover story about the strained relationship between Obama and Wall Street doesn’t offer much in the way of new information, but author John Heilemann did pepper the article with some juicy Glengarry-Glen-Ross-meets-The West Wing-style quotes.
The best among them is a cringe-inducing moment in a section devoted to the lack Read More
Even if Fox News and the White House are not on the best of terms, the White House apparently wants to keep a fine relationship with the Wall Street Journal.
Ben Smith reported today:
Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel kept a backchannel open to News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, telling him the White Read More
If you spent the weekend immersed in March Madness, the political maneuvering in Washington, or–perhaps more sensibly–some long overdue sunshine, you may well have missed Rahm Emanuel’s appearance on “60 Minutes” last night. Honestly, don’t sweat it. It was disappointingly by the book. But do check out this unforgettable Web extra. Unforgettable why? Well, let’s Read More
Departing Congressman Eric Massa is certainly taking some of the shine off Rahm Emanuel Week.
“Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn,” Rep. Massa said this morning–in addition to describing an awkward shower encounter. “He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap Read More
This morning, The Times rushed out its 8,000-word, Sunday magazine profile of Rahm Emanuel–apparently not wishing to be too far behind the 4,600-word story about him that appeared in the New Republic and a 2,300-word story in The Washington Post (in addition to a column that preceded Read More
So, after some brief rumors that “salty” Eric Massa might rescind his resignation, it’s apparently still on for 5 p.m. Earlier today, the one-and-done congressman–who on Friday penned an open letter admitting to using inappropriate language around his staff–explained the situation that gave rise to the ethics complaint.
Mr. Read More
By bowing to Senator Joseph Lieberman and his obstructive pals in both parties on health care reform, President Obama has confirmed what Republicans always say about Democrats: They simply aren’t strong enough to govern. Or at least the Democrats elected last year—and their colleagues in the Senate leadership—don’t seem to be.
Their moment of truth Read More
Today, Michael Bloomberg’s coalition against illegal guns placed a full-page ad in the Washington Post urging lawmakers to prevent suspects on a federally maintained “terror watch list” from being allowed to purchase guns.
“500 mayors agree with the Obama and Bush Administrations: stop terror suspects from getting guns,” the ad says.
It’s Read More
Two major pieces of President Obama’s agenda are heading toward legislative action of some sort over the next several months. The first is health care reform, recently endorsed by both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The second is climate and energy legislation, approved by the Senate Environment Read More
Talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment—the creature born of April’s Endeavor–William Morris coupling—is hunting for new, combined office space in Manhattan, digs befitting its new image, whatever that may be.
Actually, if Ariel Emanuel is anything like Entourage’s Ari Gold (the character inspired by him) or his brother Rahm, we have some idea: cutthroat, sleek, Read More