George W. Bush
William McGurn, WSJ columnist and former speechwriter for Murdoch, Bush, is named 'Post' editorial-page editor
The new editorial page editor of the New York Post will be William McGurn, a vice president at News Corp., the company that owns the newspaper.
The polls are looking good for Barack Obama: he's in a strong position to win a second term, and he might even win big.
"[Clinton] wrote a best-selling book in the middle of the campaign, with real ideas," said Michael Bloomberg today, during a forum in Chicago about immigration.
There is no good way to explain the president's comment today that the "private sector is doing fine."
Da"But what I've tried to do, as I've said to you is tell you stories that I tell my friends and family when we're around the fireplace or outside around the campfire and just tell stories. Yes, I do include the circumstances under which I left CBS News, a low time in my life, but let me say it to you directly, I'm not complaining and I'm well passed it. But I've seen rain I've seen fire, I've seen sunny days, and yes, starry nights. And life goes up and down and I fully understand that."
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
The head of the Log Cabin Republicans said in an interview that it was "unfortunate" that Richard Grenell wouldn't be working for the Romney campaign, after the openly gay former spokesman to the United Nations resigned his position today.
Joe: The deeper he drives the story into the Viacom/CBS conspiracy stuff, the more deeply he entrenches himself in the big distraction that killed the original story of Bush's National Guard service to begin with. It's like he's hammering on the rail that he got rode out of town on.(4)
MANCHESTER, N.H.—At about 6:30 p.m., a staffer at Newt Gingrich's Manchester headquarters whispered into the ear of a uniformed police officer that the former speaker was two minutes away and that they were planning to bring him in the back entrance. The two had been furtively checking in since shortly after the scheduled start time of 6 p.m., because of a few dozen Ron Paul supporters and Occupy Wall Street protesters crowded around the entrance.
"And I feel comfortable as a Republican because I get to define it the way I want to define it," Giuliani told a crowd of influence-wielders on a small stage at a Meatpacking District photo-studio and gallery. "And that makes it a real hard time getting nominated."
As Rakoff’s collection moves towards arguments against the constructed worlds of Rent and of LDS Utah, though, the sense of Rakoff’s book being hard to argue with becomes a weakness, not a strength. (This is leaving aside, for the moment, his lengthy condemnation of the Bush administration in the first essay—none of Rakoff’s demographic will disagree, but some may be hungry for some fresher red meat.)