"Because you deserve someone in Congress who works as hard as you do."
After seeing that, I was left wondering two things: One, Was that a veiled shot at her leading Republican challenger, Sandy Treadwell? Cause no one seems to know what the hell that guy does for a living, or if he has ever put in a full work week. And two, Just how hard does Gillibrand think "you" work? Some of you might recall how the freshman congresswoman enthused to a Times Union reporter that . . .
. . . her new job in Congress is much more enjoyable and requires fewer hours than her former role as a law partner at Davis, Polk & Wardwell and then at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in New York City.
She can't be working that hard with votes like these.
In swing-state Colorado, the Republican Secretary of State
conducted the biggest purge of voters in history, dumping a fifth of
all registrations. Guess their color.
In swing-state Florida, the state is refusing to accept about 85,000 new registrations from voter drives – overwhelming Black voters.
In swing state New Mexico, HALF of the Democrats of Mora, a dirt
poor and overwhelmingly Hispanic county, found their registrations
disappeared this year, courtesy of a Republican voting contractor.
In swing states Ohio and Nevada, new federal law is knocking out
tens of thousands of voters who lost their homes to foreclosure.
My investigations partner spoke directly to Barack Obama about it.
(When your partner is Robert F. Kennedy Jr., candidates take your phone
call.) The cool, cool Senator Obama told Kennedy he was “concerned”
about the integrity of the vote in the Southwest in particular.
Which genius in the McCain camp thinks this is a good idea?
While Barack Obama meets Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown today, his Republican presidential rival plans to vie for attention by meeting the Dalai Lama. . . .
The meeting with the Dalai Lama could allow McCain to project strength on foreign policy by chastising China for its violent presence in Tibet, an effective counter-attack to Obama's high-profile foreign tour.
Who, exactly, is this meant woo? Richard Gere and the Beastie Boys? Aging hippies and stoners? Certainly not the Chinese, but hey, they aren't important.
A team of researchers at the University of Toyama in Japan, led by Masahiko Inouye, claim to have created the world's first stable artificial DNA molecules, made from synthesised nucleosides that resemble their natural counterparts.
We always get a kick out of Metroland's popular Best Of picks as they
have a way of cutting through the superfluous matter in justifying
their picks. And, actually, while our hearts don't bleed nearly as much
as the liberals over at the Capital District's alternative weekly, we
agree with them more often than not and this year is no different.
One in particular is just perfect. CB Smith, the gadfly from North
Greenbush, has been called a lot of things, and more than a few unfit
for print, but Metroland nailed it when they named him the Capital
District's "Best Political Irritant."
Just saw Mamma Mia! Cinematically, it's a mess. But I enjoyed it anyway. (Saw The Dark Knight yesterday. It's brilliant, as hyped.)
Oh. If you're wondering who Roy Del Ruth was. . . . His Wikipedia bio is useless. Dude was one of the highest-paid directors of the late 1930s, because he could put any kind of nonsense together into a decent musical.