Yesterday it broke that Hillary Clinton asked Huma Abedin to ice her relationship with Anthony Weiner, now that Clinton's presidential aspirations are changing from rumor to reality. An associate of Clinton's blabbed to a New York reporter for a feature on the all but certain Hillary 2016 campaign. ... More >>
He's running for public advocate (it's the race without a sex scandal)
Every so often rightbloggers look at their cause and their Party and chart a new course of action to guide them back to victory. Though their efforts have of late been about as successful as those of Wrong-Way Peachfuzz, you can't say they're quitters, nor that they aren't willing to try bold ideas ... More >>
Do looks matter for women in politics more than they do for men? According to a study released today by Name It. Change It., a joint project of
Since the 2012 Presidential election, conservatives have been trying to think up ways to revive their movement. Last week a number of them approached the subject, including George F. Will (basically you're doing great don't change anything), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (basically you're doing g ... More >>
Hillary Clinton is considered a top choice for the Democratic Presidential candidate in 2016. But the blood clot she recently developed after a concussion has both sides offering their opinions as to whether this will hurt her chances (presuming she decides to run, of course). Not surprisingly, it ... More >>
In terms of electability, what have we learned from Mayor Bloomberg? Well, for one, you don't have to come from a political background to win three terms as the head of New York City government. Two, being a billionaire can be a viable campaign strategy (sorry, Mitt Romney). Three, political lo ... More >>
In this article, a pundit argues that it'll be Hillary Clinton. If she runs, that is. Says the author: "The economy will proably be strong by then, and I don't think the Republican A-team--who sat this election out--is nearly as formidable as their supporters hope. "Hillary Clinton and Corey Bo ... More >>
A week after the party of Kang had their national convention, the party of Kodoshad theirs in Charlotte, NC. It was a lively affair, with a floor fight strong-armed by party bosses, and big speeches by Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sandra Fluke, and some guy running a crap economy who nonetheless no ... More >>
Mo Rocca talks peckers, Büchner heads for the hills: Our festival review roundup
In what we'd like to think of as an "antidote" of sorts to Holly Van Voast's surge in boob-flashings at Barnes & Noble book signings (a target of which recently included Hillary Clinton's husband, Bill), a man surprised the Secretary of State with his own version of an homage recently in Honolulu.
It's been a rough couple of weeks for Hillary Clinton! First there were those allergies that caused her to cover her mouth in the iconic Situation Room photo taken by White House photographer Pete Souza as the administration watched the raid on Osama Bin Laden. Then she was unceremoniously removed f ... More >>
This photograph of Barack Obama's national security team during the Osama bin Laden raid, taken by official White House photographer Pete Souza, moved us all. What were they thinking? What were they seeing? Look at those faces! Especially...Hillary Clinton. It's as if she'd seen a ghost. Or f ... More >>
The Daily BeastThe second annual Women in the World summit started on Thursday with a welcome from Tina Brown, Editor in Chief of Newsweek and the Daily Beast, who hosted the event, and ended with a farewell on Saturday. Over the course of the few days, an esteemed collection of women and me ... More >>
photo courtesy of APBottoms up.This past weekend, Bill and Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Hillary's mother, Dorothy Rodham, and newlyweds Chelsea Clinton and Mark Mezvinsky, were all spotted at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Long Island wine country.
Before you click away from this post thinking that it'll be just more blather about Chelsea Clinton's wedding, be aware that it is exactly that, but with a twist: outrageously huge porta-potties. Seriously. These rent-a-johns are bigger than my apartment by far, and carry a hefty cost of $15, ... More >>
Isn't that great? He spoke out today against the proposed Uganda law which would serve draconican punishments for same-same coupling, in some cases including the death penalty.
Sarah Palin, or maybe her ghostwriter, wrote in Palin's new book about sharing a hypothetical cup of coffee with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On Meet the Press today, David Gregory passed the idea along to Clinton, who said OK.
Here we have Hilary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, part of Power Plays, a new exhibit of Kellesimone's work at a gallery in, uh, Santa Monica. The Margaret Thatcher and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paintings are way more intense. They're on view until January 2nd. Recommended for political junkies and/or s ... More >>
In other world news, the North Korean bureaucracy has emitted a joke in response to Hillary Clinton's tough line on the communist state's weapons trading, and her comparison of its leaders to "unruly children" unwilling to behave properly at the great Adult Table of Nations. "We cannot but regard M ... More >>
Hillary Clinton fell on her way to the White House and broke her elbow yesterday, and will require surgery. Condolences pour in from all over the internet. "It must be a vast right-wing conspiracy" -- Holy Coast. "Was she confused and disoriented?" -- Ann Althouse. "When reached for comment by Bu ... More >>
While the chaos over her old seat increased, Hillary Clinton cheerfully took her new one this morning, receiving the diplomatic-corps equivalent of a rockstar reception at the State Department this morning. She made a little speech, much interrupted by cheers, in which she said she wants the foreign ... More >>
Despite a last-minute holding maneuver by Senator John Coryn of Texas, Hillary Clinton has been confirmed as Secretary of State in the Senate by roll-call vote, 94-2. The only nay votes came from South Carolina's Jim DeMint and Louisiana's David Vitter. Senate Republicans still have tax-evading Trea ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Politics of Meaning Author: Daniel Graham, Jr. Publisher: Preview Press Date: 1995 Discovere ... More >>
Our first lady (tick, tick, tick) Laura Bush is penning her memoirs, and reports say she's getting a way smaller advance than the eight million whoppers Hillary Clinton nabbed for a somewhat similar work. And I have some pretty good ideas as to why that is. First of all, with the economy (and publis ... More >>
Some of you have the sneaky habit of going away for Christmas and not clicking on my column, which this time was a saucily insightful year-in-review essay accompanied by a spread of moi photographed as various oddballs from '08 (Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Heath Ledger, and Amy Winehouse). So I'm ... More >>
The year in picturespictures of me!
Hillary Clinton for President was about $20 million in debt, and her and Bill's and Chelsea's and America's emails to former supporters weren't getting it paid. So Hillary swallowed hard and forgave her campaign $13,175,000 of her money. Such are the humorous vagaries of political accounting; but he ... More >>
In preparation for Hillary's ascension to Secretary of State, the donors to husband Bill's Clinton Foundation were revealed this week, As expected the list had some embarrassing names on it, like AIG, Lehman Brothers, the wife of Clinton pardonee Marc Rich, and Saudi Arabia, which allowed the New Yo ... More >>
It's rumored that Governor Paterson talked to Caroline Kennedy about taking over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat when Clinton joins Obama's cabinet. Some are enthused: "What better way to replace a Clinton than with a Kennedy?" says a Daily Kos poster. "SRSLY, this makes me moist!" says H. Allen Scott ... More >>
As you may have read in Press Clips' "Is Hillary ineligible for her new job? Of course she is," some people are saying that Hillary Clinton is Constitutionally prevented from becoming Secretary of State, to which post Barack Obama this week appointed her, because the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Co ... More >>
President-Elect Obama confirmed today that Hillary Clinton is his nominee for Secretary of State. Clinton thanked Obama and "my fellow New Yorkers," who she said had given her "the joy of a job I love" in "a state that I cherish," which she claimed "helped prepare me well" for the new office, as N ... More >>
In the state chief executive business, this is as good as it gets: Governor-by-default David Paterson will now get to pick not only a United States Senator to replace the now-official Secretary of State nominee, Hillary Clinton, but the state's top judge as well. No governor in recent history has ... More >>
Peggy Noonan has the Catholic equivalent of a hard-on for Hillary Clinton, who is the subject of Noonan's book The Case Against Hillary Clinton and, in political season, her every third or fourth column. When Meryl Streep based an evil movie character on Noonan, the former Reagan speechwriter told p ... More >>
Athena, Aphrodite, and a girl named Hillary
Richard Belzer performs at Comix on Saturday, November 1. It's not hype to say that this is the most important American election in history. I'm saying that because FDR was already in office when the Second World War started. And Lincoln was established before the Civil War began. Not only is th ... More >>
Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...