It’s been a while since we’ve had a good Bush-administration-vs.-New-York-Times flare-up. But today the White House took the unusual step of issuing a public statement demanding that The Times retract the subhed to a front-page story in today’s paper.
The Times reported today that four White House lawyers were more involved Read More
From The Times' Jacques Steinberg:
Mr. Rather, 75, asserts that the network violated his contract by giving him insufficient airtime on “60 Minutes” after forcing him to step down as anchor of the “CBS Evening News” in March 2005. He also contends that the network committed fraud by commissioning a “biased” and incomplete investigation of Read More
With Monday cable coverage caroming back and forth from the resignation of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to the plea agreement for disgraced NFL quarterback Michael Vick, viewers could be forgiven for thinking that a White House now run by one of the world’s more ineffectual Major League Baseball franchise owners could benefit from a Read More
On Monday morning, Karl Rove stood next to President George W. Bush on the South Lawn of the White House and announced that he would be resigning from the administration at the end of the month. In front of the assembled D.C. press corp, he read a statement, and the President spoke. There was no Read More
Amnesty lives, after all. A week after the conservative base of the G.O.P. rallied to block the Senate’s plan for comprehensive immigration reform, President Bush commuted the 30-month prison sentence of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. The president’s procedural end-run around the justice system came just after the former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Read More
Rob Portman announced his resignation as President Bush's budget director today, which set off speculation that the 51-year-old Ohioan is preparing to re-enter electoral politics. Portman served six-terms as the representative of the Cincinnati area before joining the administration in 2005, and according to the AP's write-up he made it clear today that Read More
I tried asking Mike Bloomberg if the record-breaking fund-raising by some of the 2008 White House candidates makes it easier to use nationally the message he employed in the 2005 mayoral race: that a self-financed candidate isn’t beholden to campaign contributors.
After saying he’s not running, Bloomberg offered this gem: a pre-emptive argument that anybody Read More
Al Sharpton has some news for the Democratic White House candidates coming to his April 18-21 forum: he may criticize you, but that doesn’t mean he won’t endorse you.
Above, from an interview over the weekend, he explains to me how his 2008 endorsement decision is really all about his constituency, not him. Read More
Take note Kevin Sheekey. Mike Bloomberg isn’t the only independent businessman looking to run for president.
Daniel Imperato, a businessman and self-described “man of the globe” will be speaking to the Manhattan Libertarian Party (at 140 2nd Avenue around 7:30 p.m.) about his presidential bid.
“Being a man of the globe, Read More
Someday the Democrats may learn an important lesson about the collective wisdom of the media in the nation’s capital: On important questions of policy and politics, the Washington press corps is almost always wrong. They are always full of opinions about everything from clothing, haircuts and marital problems to political tactics, but the safest course Read More