Reasons Not to Run for President
mwuerker: Why Armey won’t run “I’ve got 34 goats that depend on me daily” http://is.gd/eNrZQ
Sarah Palin takes on Brian Williams →
How many people jammed the National Mall Saturday... →
BREAKING : Stephen Strasburg has "significant... →
sbnation: Wow. A devastating blow to the rookie phenom and for baseball in general. Oh man, this is a devastating blow to the DC area as well. After the dismal year the Skins had last year and the Caps early washout in the playoffs, are we never meant to have a decent national team? Grim news but here’s hoping the rookie recovers as quickly as possible.
NY TIMES: Former FEMA director Michael "Heckuva... →
Exclusive: Bristol Palin Is Coming to Dancing With... →
DWTS has routinely been the place where washed up stars try for one final shot at glory. Is Bristol really at that level already? Do you approve of this casting?
Top Democrats are growing markedly more pessimistic about holding the House,...– Democrats privately fear House prospects worsening - Jim VandeHei and Alex Isenstadt and Mike Allen
Pakistan Relief Fund set up by the State... →
brooklynmutt: soupsoup: The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is to provide support for urgent relief and recovery operations. Cash donations allow aid professionals to procure the exact items needed (often in the affected region); reduce the burden on scarce resources (such as transportation routes, staff time, warehouse space, etc); can be transferred very quickly and...
Race to the … what? Gov. David Paterson stumbles over his words during remarks on N.Y. winning Race to the Top funds and makes a very embarrassing gaffe.
What to watch in Tuesday's primaries - Charles... →
Big primary night tonight, folks. In Alaska and Arizona, incumbent Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and John McCain face vigorous challenges from the right. In Florida, the open Senate and gubernatorial contests have attracted self-funding outsider candidates whose free-spending candidacies are testing the resolve of each party’s political establishment.
While I was there [in 1998] I stayed in a cheap hotel and had the window open. I...– Welcome to D.C., Tea Partiers! - DCist (Via TBD’s Andrew Beaujon) This is the sole comment on the Maine Tea Party website’s helpful guide to DC for folks who’ll be attending Saturday’s “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial. This might be only...
Re: your post on Obama and his faith
“No- faith in a particular religion is not necessary for political office; and additionally keeping the continued equation of “muslim” with negative qualities is a terribly bigoted idea. America is not a theocracy- and the President is free to practice whatever religion he likes. Even if he WERE of the Islamic faith, it shouldn’t matter one iota.” - (via rzinz) [note...
Should Obama show his faith?
“A startling increase in the number of Americans who believe, incorrectly, that President Barack Obama is a Muslim is spurring fresh debate about whether he needs to — or should — do more to convince the public of his Christian faith.” Let us know what you think Tumblr, we’ll try and reblog/repost as many as possible throughout the day.
Nearly a third of all Republicans believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim,...– 31% of Republicans believe Barack Obama is Muslim
The Most Powerful Republican in American Politics... →
And no, it’s not Sarah Palin.
Is it wrong for media companies to make political...
So far, 69% of visitors to the site voted ‘Yes, it taints the objectivity of their news organizations.’ Let us know your thoughts!
This is not our regularly scheduled rant!
buzzfeed: soupsoup: langer: Really more of a backup rant seeing as the rant we’d originally lined up for this time slot was pre-empted at the last minute at pain of both Doree1 and Katiebakes2 auto-close-tabbing3 our asses—but hey, we got rants to spare around here! So! Let’s begin. See that you guys? The print media! They’re on Tumblr! I mean you heard, right? You didn’t miss the last...
In Trouble? Head to Facebook.
niemanlab: After the 911 call, the Facebook post is a top choice for disaster response http://j.mp/bZPHDU (via @lfmccoullough)
North Korea Joins Twitter [REPORT] →
mashable: North Korean media outlet Uriminzokkiri — one of the few local outlets to write in English for a foreign audience — has opened a Twitter account: To follow or not to follow?
McChrystal will teach grad students a course in leadership at the Jackson...– Stanley McChrystal to Yale - Gordon Lubold - POLITICO.com
PLAYBOOK FRIDAY CONTEST: What do these eight people have in common: Donna...– Mike Allen’s Playbook 24/7 - POLITICO.com
Tonight and Thursday: Perseid meteor shower →
fuckyeahspace: Every year in August, the earth passes through a cloud of rock and dust, creating one of the most active and well-known annual meteor showers the planet knows: the Perseids. Tonight and Thursday will be the best nights for catching a glimpse this awesome event. Ohhh, Thanks for the reminder! Perhaps it’s a good idea to cast our eyes to the heavens this evening and, in the...
- Harry Reid ad: Sharron Angle ‘dangerous,’ ‘crazy’ As campaigning around midterms kicks into high gear, we get another highly watchable political ad. The latest is a “hard hitting” spot from Senate majority leader Reid, taking aim at opponent Sharron Angle. Though, we doubt that this one even comes close to Ben Quayle’s “worst president in...
Ted Stevens, Alaska icon, dead at 86 - John... →
Former Sen. Ted Stevens, an icon of Alaska politics who used the influence he gained during 40 years in the Senate to further the interests of his state and its citizens, died Monday night in a plane crash in a remote part of the state. Stevens was 86.
Ted Stevens may have been in plane crash - John... →
Breaking News: Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens may have been on a small airplane that crashed in a remote part of southwestern Alaska, according to media reports Tuesday morning. Former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe may have also been aboard the airplane.
Some leading tea party activists are concerned that their efforts to reshape...– Ken Vogel in “The tea party’s growing money problem”
Soup: Why TBD.com is better executed than most... →
Today TBD.com launched, a local Washington D.C. news site that understands how the web works. First, they’re linking out to stories that they didn’t write. Sites like Techmeme and Mediagazer are eating the lunch of MSM news sites because people don’t want to have to search all over to… Have we mentioned we’re proud of our sister site, Tbd.com? Because we are!
In Case You Missed It, TBD.Com Launched Today
TBD.com - Washington DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia News
TBD Set to Launch Next Week
niemanlab: Six reasons to watch the launch of new local news site, TBD http://j.mp/aiMdXL
Hey, Bravo: Try spotlighting social heroes instead... →
You know, what? Forget it. We’re going to forgo Tumblin’ about last night’s awful premiere of RHoDC and instead highlight this excellent article by the Post’s Robert McCartney. Well said, sir.
Breaking News: Senate confirms Kagan →
The Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s solicitor general, as the newest Supreme Court justice.