Obama Double-Backpedal Liveblogging

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 5:55 pm

Should be eleventy-dimensional chess at its best. Or an incoherent mess – not that our poor three-dimensional brains would ever be able to tell the difference.


State Of The Union Liveblogging

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 5:55 pm

Well, it’s that time of the year again. We get to listen to a right-of-center Democrat speak, followed by a Tea Party senator delivering a GOP rebuttal, followed by yet another Tea Party senator delivering a Tea Party rebuttal. So, kinda like the Sunday talk shows.

Election Live Blog – Part 3 – Obama Wins

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 7:38 pm

Democrats have now secured enough Senate seats to hold onto the majority in that chamber while Republicans have been projected to keep control of the House. The Presidential race still hasn’t been called yet but it is looking very bleak for Mitt Romney at the moment.

Election Live Blog – Part 2

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 5:00 pm

It is election night and so far things are looking good for President Obama. The exit polling, which is not always accurate, currently has Obama winning in the critical swing state of Ohio.

Election Night Live Blogging

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 4:00 pm

At last, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! It’s the day we finally don’t have to watch any more campaign ads for, like, at least a year.

Anecdotally, I’ve been hearing that turnout is pretty good, which is a little surprising to me given my belief that the overwhelming majority of voters on both sides are casting votes against the other guy than enthusiastically supporting their guy. I would really like to see polling numbers on that, as I can think of few better indicators of the breakdown of democracy when neither party can offer a presidential candidate that anyone* believes will enthusiastically represent their interests.

2012 Presidential Debate Thread, Take 2

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 5:57 pm

Aaannnd we’re back! Town hall style! Will the rematch be any different from the opener? Will Obama emulate Joe Biden’s strategy of laughing maniacally at all of his debate opponent’s whoppers, or at least, y’know, mention it whenever Romney says something full of, ahem, malarkey? Or will he follow nominal Democrat Lanny Davis’s sage advice to just continue nodding at everything Mitt says?

Vice Presidential Debate Liveblogging

By: Thursday October 11, 2012 5:55 pm

At last, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! No, seriously – Biden vs. Ryan is almost guaranteed to be more interesting than Obama vs. Romney. Ryan is flat-out crazy, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen Joe sleepwalk through anything.

RNC Finale Liveblogging

By: Thursday August 30, 2012 6:00 pm

Well, the lie-a-palooza that is the Republican National Convention is mercifully drawing to a close, and all that remains to be seen now is whether Mitt can convince non-Republicans (or Republicans, for that matter) that he’s even remotely likable or trustworthy, and whether he’ll break up the perfect game by accidentally saying something factual. I know, you’re not supposed to jinx it by talking about it, but it’s just so exciting!

Late Night FDL: “8″ Watch Party

By: Saturday March 3, 2012 7:45 pm

I do want to congratulate Judge Vaughn Walker on snagging Brad Pitt as the actor playing him, as I had thought they’d use Brad to play that intrepid front-row Firedoglake liveblogger….

Watch Party! Live Reading of Dustin Lance Black’s “8″ Tonight 7:45pt

By: Saturday March 3, 2012 4:50 pm

RSVP to AFER here to set up a window to watch the reading. This live Los Angeles production includes such stars as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Campbell Brown, Chris Colfer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Vanessa Garcia, Cleve Jones, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Morrison.

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