Blue America Welcomes Judy Feder (VA-10)

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 11:00 am

Live interview with Congressional candidate Judy Feder of Virginia, who is challenging long-time incumbent Frank Wolf in the 10th district.


Liveblogging the Rules Meeting — The MI Challenge

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 10:18 am

The MI delegation is doing a much better job presenting its case than I thought it would.

Liveblogging the Rules Meeting — It’s Getting Hot In Here

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 9:04 am

Levin to Ickes: “You’re calling for a fair reflection on a flawed primary.” We’re trying to keep the party together for victory in November.

Bonior: Four major candidates stood with this committee to prevent nominating calendar chaos. This event, that happened on January 15, was not anything close to a normal primary election. Doesn’t mean that our state shouldn’t be represented, but does mean that the delegates should be split evenly between the remaining candidates.

Liveblogging the DNC’s Rules & Bylaws Committee

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 7:16 am

Howard Dean has kicked off this meeting with a great speech. He emphasized the superb turnout Democrats have had this year. And he emphasized how strong we are to be able come together and disagree.

He condemned the sexist and racist statements made over the course of the primary. When he said, “on the part of the media” there were some grumblings.

He then told a story about when he was running for President. He was really really angry at what the Democratic Party had done. And he was ranting. (I imagine it went something like Argghhhhhh!!) And then Al Gore called. It took him about 20 minutes, but finally, Gore said, “Howard, this is not about you, this is about your country.”

The speech made me proud to own a orange cap from Iowa.

Oh, and then he said, “we have to honor the voters who turned out, and also those voters who didn’t turn out in MI.”

I got a lot of stares, up here in the media seats, for clapping loudly.

It was a good speech. We did good when we elected that man.

Pull Up A Chair…

By: Saturday May 31, 2008 5:13 am

The vintage YouTube finds, where you unearth a gem are the best, aren’t they? What I love most about this Maria Callas performance from Tosca is that mid-way through her aria, her pitch falters on two successive notes. You can see her look as she hears it, and immediately begins a correction in the piece to overcome the evening’s strain or to minimize the pitch issue by cutting off one of the notes a bit abruptly. Would that every bump in the road, public or private, were managed so swiftly, eh?…

Late Late Nite FDL: Young Galaxy

By: Friday May 30, 2008 10:00 pm

Young Galaxy – Come And See

Late Night FDL: the price of forgiveness

By: Friday May 30, 2008 8:00 pm

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is Very Unhappy Indeed that mean people are questioning his forgiveness of Senator McCain’s great and good friend Rev. Hagee over that silly Great Whore business (particularly since McCain decided to reject both Hagee and his endorsement). He can’t imagine why anyone would think he was in the tank. Perhaps you can.

Media Mission Accomplished!

By: Friday May 30, 2008 6:32 pm

The media are not pro-Republican because they’re incompetent, lazy, or intimidated (although they probably are all those things); they are pro-Republican because their corporate owners demand it.  Because the GOP’s love of war, deregulation, and corporate welfare mean far more to the parent corporation’s bottom line than any extra revenue that might be earned through exceptional, or even competent, reporting and commentary.

We want to live in America.

By: Friday May 30, 2008 5:47 pm

What a shame living here keeps getting harder and harder for the middle and working classes to do.

Showdown at the SOFA Corral

By: Friday May 30, 2008 4:32 pm

ABC News reports from Iraq this afternoon: “Thousands of Iraqis filled the streets of Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood this afternoon to demonstrate against a long-term United States presence in Iraq, the first significant anti-American rally in the massive Shiite slum in more than two years.”

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