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Al Gore

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician, businessman, and environmentalist. Gore served in the United States House of Representatives (197785) and the United States Senate (198593) representing Tennessee. From 1993 to 2001, he was the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States, under Bill Clinton. Gore is an undeclared candidate. (More at Wikipedia)

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Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Hillary cancels television interviews: Sen. Hillary Cli (Read more...)

From: NewsBusters | Posted: 2008-01-29 15:46

Tuesday Open Thread

Chat away... (Read more...)

From: The Democrats Blog | Posted: 2008-01-29 14:36

First thoughts: FL showdown, sideshow

From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro*** The Florida showdown: The Romney-McCain race in Florida has become almost as entertaining as a Miami-FSU football game (circa '97-'02, of course) -- and about as heated, too. Yesterday, McCain... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-29 14:28

We Were Right

For you newcomers to Daily Kos, it's somewhat a tradition here to rip on the State of the Union speech. But in this case, the early reviews are already so bad, let's just say the only good thing is it's the last one of its kind we'll ever have to... (Read more...)

From: Daily Kos | Posted: 2008-01-29 11:38

Eerie Portents

  In Dallas, Texas, a washer-dryer combo suddenly caught on fire. In Kitchener, Ontario, a dog was covered in freezing rain. In Antarctica, a massive snow storm prevented aircraft from landing on Roosevelt Island. In Tokyo, a department store... (Read more...)

From: Doug Ross @ Journal | Posted: 2008-01-29 02:39

Where in the World is Al Gore?

China is taking a winter beating and things are getting really bad there. Chinese authorities have ordered urgent measures to be put in place to fight nationwide transport chaos caused by severe weather conditions. Ice and snowfall caused power... (Read more...)

From: The Sundries Shack | Posted: 2008-01-29 02:10

State of the Union Speech 2008, And Other Signs Our Long National Nightmare May Someday End

if (window.document.getElementById('post-5618')) window.document.getElementById('post-5618').parentNode.className += ' adhesive_post'; Leave your Open Thread thoughts on tonight's State of the Union Speech in comments below... POST-SOTU UPDATE: The ... (Read more...)

From: The BRAD BLOG | Posted: 2008-01-29 02:07

State of the Union Live Thread

George Bush's final State of the Union address -- sad isn't it? -- is scheduled to begin shortly -- the cabinet is entering now. It's always painful to watch Bush speak for any extended period of time, but this is a must-watch to see how he intends... (Read more...)

From: Mydd | Posted: 2008-01-29 02:00

The State of Our Union

George W. Bush has delivered the final State of the Union address of his presidency. There were (as we predicted)... (Read more...)

From: MotherJones | Posted: 2008-01-29 01:55


C&L is still having technical problems…. (Read more...)

From: Crooks and Liars | Posted: 2008-01-28 21:58

Silence, For Now, From Al Gore

With Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama, the list of star-aligning endorsements shrinks to about two: former Sen. John Edwards, if he decides to drop out, and, of course, former Vice President Al Gore. At this point, he has no (Read more...)

From: Marc Ambinder | Posted: 2008-01-28 21:42

Al Gore: My Ice Caps Are Melting, Melting! Ohhhhh, What a World, What a World!

Alan Caruba at Canada Free Press writes: Just how crazy is Al Gore? That was the question that popped, once again, into my brain as I read a January 24 Agence France Press news story out of the Davos meeting of business and political elite. Gore... (Read more...)

From: GINA COBB | Posted: 2008-01-28 18:25

False Pushback from Clinton Allies

Some supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, are inaccurately saying that her husband's comparison of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, to Rev. Jesse Jackson came only because a reporter had asked the former president whether a black candidate can... (Read more...)

From: Political Punch | Posted: 2008-01-28 18:21

Gore-Backed Current Media Inc. Going Public

I predict, boredom. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cable television upstart Current Media Inc. plans to go public later this year, giving investors a chance to assess the entrepreneurial skills of its co-founder, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. In... (Read more...)

From: ace | Posted: 2008-01-28 18:20

Interview with the Troll: The Troll Chronicles

"I see," said the troll thoughtlessly, and then slowly stumbled across the room."But how many posts do you have for me to comment on," the Troll asked."Enough for a troll, I think," said the Boy. (Read more...)

From: Shakespeare's Sister | Posted: 2008-01-28 18:16

State of the Climate: A Review

Qualifications for advising on climate change: 'checking the temperature' of blondes he's not married to.Philandering Democrat and failed 1988 presidential... (Read more...)

From: IMAO | Posted: 2008-01-28 18:04

Site Lock-Ups

Many of you have written to tell me the site frequently locks up, requiring you to kill the program with the Task Manager. If you have this problem, please let me know what script the site is getting bogged down... (Read more...)

From: ace | Posted: 2008-01-28 17:33

Kennedy: It's time for a new generation

From NBC's Ken StricklandSen. Ted Kennedy said he will "offer my help, my voice, my energy and my commitment to make Barack Obama the next president of the United States," according to remarks prepared for delivery today. And in not-so-subtle pushes ... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-28 17:32

Shrum on Kennedy endorsement: 'Deep and powerful reach' to Dems

Bob Shrum, the speechwriter-strategist associated with the Kennedy family for decades, tells us Sen. Edward Kennedy's endorsement has been influential in past Democratic nomination contests and could play a similar role for Barack Obama. "His reach... (Read more...)

From: USA Today On Politics | Posted: 2008-01-28 16:34

Are presidential primary endorsements really that significant?

There are plenty of endorsements to be made in a presidential primary. But how significant are they? -- Chad"And for the 2008 presidential primary, I endorse. . ."Sorry, there is no answer (Read more...)

From: BuzzFlash | Posted: 2008-01-28 16:10


Jacob Weisberg, somewhat bizarrely, is sitting here in 2008 writing about Bush's "compassionate conservatism" as if it's a part of his persona that we ought to (Read more...)

From: Matthew Yglesias | Posted: 2008-01-28 14:46

Sunday Snapshot

Lots of '08ers on the Sunday shows this weekend: Barack Obama was on "This Week": On SC: "We actually had more Democrats vote in the Democratic primary, or more individuals vote in the Democratic primary than in the Republican primary.... (Read more...)

From: national journal hotline | Posted: 2008-01-28 13:53

Bush Speech Calls for Pull-Out from U.S. Economy

(2008-01-28) — In his final State of the Union address tonight, President George Bush plans to announce that the U.S. economy has become such a quagmire that the federal government will begin a phased withdrawal. The nation’s chief... (Read more...)

From: ScrappleFace | Posted: 2008-01-28 11:32

Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM (Read more...)

From: Outside the Beltway | Posted: 2008-01-28 11:06

Blue haze parody

Get out those air guitars, it’s Jimi time. (Read more...)

From: Don Surber | Posted: 2008-01-28 09:40

Worst cold in 50 years hits China

Dozens dead, thousands stranded, hundreds of houses collapse. (Read more...)

From: Don Surber | Posted: 2008-01-28 03:24

Will Obama Make Massachusetts Competitive?

The potential impact of Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama is of course a question mark that looms over the campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. Personally, although the media is touting it as monumental, I'm not convinced it ... (Read more...)

From: Mydd | Posted: 2008-01-28 01:18

Interview: David Frum Says Conservatives Can Make a Comeback

This Guest Interview by Bill Steigerwald, columnist at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, is with former George Bush speechwriter David Frum, who argues that conservatives must change their message and adapt if they want to win elections. (Read more...)

From: The Moderate Voice | Posted: 2008-01-28 01:15

In Drive to Bridge Generations, Kennedy Backs Obama

(2008-01-27) — Demonstrating his broad-based appeal to youthful, as well as seasoned voters, Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama stands poised to receive the endorsement of Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. “As we veteran... (Read more...)

From: ScrappleFace | Posted: 2008-01-27 21:41

Florida on Tuesday

Just out, that Clinton will visit Florida after the polls close on Tuesday not to thank supporters: Senator Hillary Clinton will visit Florida to thank her supporters Tuesday night, January 29th.  She will visit the state a (Read more...)

From: Mydd | Posted: 2008-01-27 21:16

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