From the daily archives: Friday, December 16, 2005

UAW Endorses Hackett, Brown Responds

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Update: (from The United Auto Workers said its 17 area councils and 10 at-large representatives had voted 26-1 for Hackett)

We’ve been hearing about this for awhile, but it goes official now. Ohio UAW is behind Hackett. This is surely a blow to the Brown campaign, thought how big electorally it remains to be seen given the weakened power of unions:

States Largest Union Comes Out Strong for Iraq War Veteran

Columbus, OH – Paul Hackett, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate, today received the endorsement of the United Auto Workers. The UAW is Ohio’s largest union with more […]

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To Win or Not to Win

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Editor@OH2 has a post up about Mean Jean responding to Dean. Mean Jean Responds to Dean…poetry – hot damn! Sorry, punchy for being on vacation for TWO FREAKIN WEEKS. My only two weeks of the year. So, anyway, The Schmidtster says shame on Howard. But Editor points out that our own Prez has stated we can’t win a GWOT anyway. Just to refresh the memory:

Now sure, he’s talking and an endpoint to global terror and she the Iraq war, but according to George Iraq is the key battle in said war…one he says we cannot win. So […]

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Filibuster 1 – Cloture 0

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The Senate voted down cloture 52-47 in a critical vote to limit the debate on the reauthorization of the Patriot Act (CNN WaPo).

Did the NSA news weaken the case and erode support for cloture?

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Sir, Can I Take That One?

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Thank you, sir.

A question was asked over at BFD and I have the time (just began my vacation!) and the inclination to answer it…more fully than in my driveby comment. Question is: “Oh Critics of the war in Iraq, where are you now?”

Right here, Jonathan. All over the place. Just because there is a purple finger syndrome doesn’t mean we’re all Joe Lieberman now. You can count me as a critic of the war who did not evaporate after a seemingly successful Iraqi election. The […]

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Novak Leaving CNN at Year’s End

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Update: Novak to Fox – duh! Nothing to do with political views though…oh no!

“Novak said the switch to Fox had nothing to do with finding a more comfortable home for his views.”

“I don’t think that’s a factor,” Novak said. “In 25 years I was never censored by CNN and I said some fairly outrageous things and some very conservative things. I don’t want to give the impression that they were muzzling me and I had to go to a place that wouldn’t muzzle me.”

via Media Matters:

After 25 years of serving as a CNN commentator and […]

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