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  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Doctor-turned-Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) using the 1950???s Desi Arnaz term ???you???d have some ???splainin??? to do??? during a jocular exchange with Supreme Court nominee Sonia...
  • Paul Kirk 'superb steward:' Kennedy seat

     
    by Mark Silva The governor of Massachusetts today named Paul Kirk Jr., a former Democratic National Committee chairman and close friend and former aide of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, to serve as a temporary replacement for the deceased......
  • Kennedy successor: Kirk, friend, adviser

     
    by Mark Silva The governor of Massachusetts this morning plans to appoint Paul Kirk, a former Democratic National Committee chairman and close friend and former aide of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, to serve as a temporary replacement for......
  • Barbecuing your way to a TV show

     
    If you can't beat them, barbecue them. That's the attitude of John Markus. The Emmy-winning sitcom writer, whose credits include "Taxi," "The Cosby Show" and HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," has gone reality with "BBQ Pitmasters," which looks at the......
  • FTC and Department of Justice will duke it out to see who gets to review Comcast-NBC

     
    There may be a tug-of-war brewing in Washington, D.C., over whether the Federal Trade Commission or the Justice Department will join the Federal Communications Commission in reviewing Comcast's anticipated deal to take control of General Electric Co.'s...
  • Sitcom producer John Markus gets cooking on BBQ reality show

     
    If you can't beat them, barbecue them. That's the attitude of John Markus. The Emmy-winning sitcom writer whose credits include "Taxi," "The Cosby Show" and HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show" has gone reality with "BBQ Pitmasters," which looks at the......
  • Sen. Al Franken shuts up Joe Lieberman -- and the comic wasn't joking

     
    Democrat emotions running high over healthcare and the urge to get even with Lieberman is strong....
  • While you shop, Congress talks: Healthcare comments here from Boehner, Obama, Steele, others

     
    Video, presidential text, joy to outrage as winter cold grips global warming talk. Happy Holidays....
  • Ticket Replay: Will Al Franken's Mick Jagger impersonation (real video here) liven the Senate?

     
    Or will it cause some heart attacks in thye world's most elite club of elderly suits?...
  • Will Massachusetts be Obama's third-time charm or third strike?

     
    Democrat flies to the rescue (?) of Martha Coakley's Senate campaign against a surging Republican Scott Brown. Text....
  • Liberal talk-radio network Air America crashes

     
    No survivors for the twice-bankrupt liberal radio network. Off-air today....
  • Scott Brown: Washington by storm

     
    by Michael Muskal On the day when Democrats seemed to ease away from immediate action on healthcare overhaul, the man whose Senate career was built on opposition to the current legislation took Washington by storm. Sporting a we-can-work-together...