Olbermann ‘Doesn’t Answer’ to NBC News Standards

  Gawker MSNBC chief Phil Griffin suspended Keith Olbermann today for violating “NBC News policy and standards” by donating to three Democratic congressional candidates last month. But according to an NBC News source, MSNBCers have been exempt from those rules for years. NBC News rules explicitly bar employees from making political donations without prior approval,… More Olbermann ‘Doesn’t Answer’ to NBC News Standards

Rush and the Wingnuts’ Absurd New Obama Theory

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, for a 10-day trip through India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan, the longest foreign outing of Obama’s presidency. These people are absolutely insane.  The lie that they are perpetuating has… More Rush and the Wingnuts’ Absurd New Obama Theory

Mario Piperni: In Case You Still Don’t Understand What Happened November 2

Mario Piperni David Broder gets this first part right. What happened was that Obama ran into several crises that he and others had not anticipated, and the cumulative weight of those problems ended up frustrating him. The biggest problem by far was the economy, the virtual collapse of the financial system starting in the autumn… More Mario Piperni: In Case You Still Don’t Understand What Happened November 2

Can Barack Obama pull a Bill Clinton?

Personally, I’m counting on just that! Politico A young Democratic president comes into office with big ambitions, gets knocked back on his heels by Republicans in the midterm elections, then makes some deft moves to recapture the center and waltzes to reelection two years later. It sounds easy enough. And after Tuesday night’s humiliation, it… More Can Barack Obama pull a Bill Clinton?

Kondracke: Palin’s a ‘joke’

Politico At the Roll Call/CQ election analysis session at the Ronald Reagan Building this morning, Roll Call Executive Editor and Fox News contributor Mort Kondracke blamed Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint for Republicans’ failure to capture the Senate. “The people who got slapped the hardest in this election — besides Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama — are… More Kondracke: Palin’s a ‘joke’

Meghan McCain: Christine O’Donnell Is ‘Out Of Her Frickin’ Mind’ (VIDEO)

Well, I think we all figured that out a while ago, Meghan… Huffington Post Meghan McCain, daughter of recently reelected John McCain, came out fists flying on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday, landing punches on the jaws of Christine O’Donnell, Bristol Palin and President Obama. “I was never a fan of Christine O’Donnell,” McCain said of… More Meghan McCain: Christine O’Donnell Is ‘Out Of Her Frickin’ Mind’ (VIDEO)

Dan Froomkin: Obama Can Pursue Ambitious Agenda Without Congress’s Help

Huffington Post If President Obama wants to pursue a progressive agenda in the next two years, there are plenty of ways he can do that even without any help from Capitol Hill. At his post-election news conference on Wednesday, Obama offered more lip service to the notion of compromise. But the fact remains that the… More Dan Froomkin: Obama Can Pursue Ambitious Agenda Without Congress’s Help