Sunday, September 28, 2008

News Nuggets 30

This picture definitely goes under the category of "What the @#$% is THAT!?!"  It's a Giant Grey Rabbit, a breed raised in Germany.  It weighs in at 35 pounds!

Here's the first cut at the debate coverage and other issues.  Particularly notable are the stories about McCain's gambling & lobbying ties, the Tina Fey impersonation, and John Cole's comment about the emerging narrative concerning the debate.  Happy reading ...  and viewing this time!
McCain and Team Have Many Ties to Gambling Industry from the New York Times

The Narrative Starts to Settle in from the blog, John Cole's Balloon Juice

McCain's Debate Ploy from the Guardian of London

John McCain's Latest High Stakes Gamble from the Wall Street Journal

Saturday, September 27, 2008

News Nuggets 29

WHAT A WEEK!  This edition of News Nuggets only captures a few of the gems from the last several days -- most of these relate to McCain's end-of-the-week DC bailout stunt and especially Sarah Palin's CBS interview.  Not much here on the debate from last night yet.  Look for those in an upcoming Note.  Concerning the first item up from the National Enquirer, some may dismiss this story given the source -- but it is my experience that WHEN IT COMES TO STORIES ABOUT POLITICAL FIGURES, the Enquirer has a pretty good track record.  John Edwards and Gary Hart can atest.

Sarah Palin Lover Revealed from the National Enquirer

Palin's Problem from National Review

Cell Phones and Polling from the New Republic

Drama King to the Rescue from the Washington Post

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

News Nuggets 28

Lots of interesting stuff in the last several days, particularly on Sarah Palin and Obama, his background and campaign.

Case Study: Obama as a Law Professor from the New York Times

Mean Girl from Salon

The Biggest Story of the Campaign from the Guardian of London

Obama backers from DC go West from the Washington Post

Sunday, September 21, 2008

News Nuggets 27

What a week!  The Wall Street mess dominated -- and the top couple of stories below capture well how bad things were looking on Thursday.  The Bill Moyers interview of Kevin Phillips below is excellent -- and very sobering!

Behind Closed Doors, Warnings of Calamity from the New York Times

Shock Forced Paulsen's Hand from the Wall Street Journal

Bill Moyers' Interview of Kevin Phillips from Bill Moyers' Journal

Friday, September 19, 2008

News Nuggets 26

Some movement towards Obama this week.  He seems to be increasing his attacks on McCain.  Lots of disturbing economic news -- and Obama has been talking a lot about it with McCain trying to avoid the topic or mess it up

Why Obama's Health Plan is Better from the Wall Street Journal

Financial Russian Roulette from the New York Times

What, Me Worry? from Slate

Obama's Surge from The Nation

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Check this out!

Just thought I'd let everyone who has been receiving my regular News Nuggets that I've put together this new website.  It will centralize a lot of the resources I regularly consult and have my latest Nuggets posted.  You will receive a note telling you when their are new nuggets with a link.  If you have trouble with it, please let me know.  Below are the newest nuggets!

News Nuggets 24

For Whom the Poll Tells