Late Late Nite FDL: The Budos Band

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 10:00 pm

Ethiopian jazz with The Budos Band performing Yene hassab gwadegna.


Late Night: A Few Words about F-Words

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 8:00 pm

Let’s say a few words about the F-word.

Clinton Supporter Shows Bruises She Received Being Ejected From Meeting

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 6:20 pm

Deborah Foster, a Long Island school teacher and Hillary Clinton supporter who was ejected from the Rules & Bylaws Committee meeting on May 31, 2008 shows her bruises. Foster and others were shouting “Denver, Denver” when security removed them from the meeting.

Puerto Rico: The Tiger Has Landed.

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 5:32 pm

The sky may be gray and rainy, but the Convention Center in San Juan is swathed in purple and high spirits.

Obama Breaks His Ties With Trinity Church

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 5:02 pm

Marc Ambinder at The Atlantic breaks the news out of the DNC meetings:

6:26: The Obama campaign confirms that Sen. Barack Obama has quit Trinity United Church in Chicago.

Clinton Supporter Ejected From Rules Meeting, “McCain Will Be Our Next President”

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 4:25 pm

Things grew increasingly contentious toward the end of the Rules Committee meeting, and a Clinton supporter — who identified herself as Harriet Christian — was ejected from the room. I followed her into the hallway and she had her say for the cameras…

A Little Civility, Please, Lanny…

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 4:07 pm

I saw Lanny Davis in the lobby here at the Rules Committee meeting. I had my video camera and I wanted to ask him what he thought of his good friend Joe Lieberman who is now running around saying Barack Obama is the candidate of choice of Hamas. But steam was coming out of Lanny’s ears and it didn’t seem like the best of times…

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Charles R. Morris: The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 2:00 pm

When I was asked if I’d like to review Charles R. Morris’s The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, I replied “why not, it’s a book I should have already read anyway.” I’m glad to be able to say that I was right, unless you’ve been intimately involved in financial markets for the past two or three decades, Morris’s book has something to teach you about why the current financial crisis is happening.

Liveblogging the Rules Meeting — When You Break for Lunch at 3PM…

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 1:45 pm

We’re still waiting in the RBC members to return. Remember–they had lunch together, and there’s the sense that they’re close on at least FL, though probably not MI. But there’s also the question of whether they decide the FL challenge before deciding the MI one. After all, if they seat MI at full strength, they’d have to seat FL at full strength … wouldn’t they?

The Jena 6: Will Their Biased Judge Be Recused?

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 1:38 pm

he six young people facing trial on a variety of charges in Jena, Louisiana, are now awaiting word on whether their effort to have the white judge at the center of the controversy over their prosecution recused. Yesterday a hearing on the recusal at least gave them some hope of a fair trial, though not a speedy one….

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