The Boston Herald reported today that an “upbeat U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy completed his last day of radiation and chemotherapy treatment yesterday, according to an e-mail to friends and family from wife Vicki Kennedy.” “He remained strong and was able to stay on schedule throughout this shock-and-awe phase of the treatment and his doctors – and we – are enormously pleased with his progress,” Vicki said in an e-mailed update sent yesterday.[...] “As you can imagine, after six weeks, we’ve really come to know and respect the entire Mass. General treatment team – doctors, nurses and technicians – and, even in the midst of this very serious business, we’ve shared a lot of laughter. But that’s not surprising to … Continue reading
Matt Yglesis has a post expanding the poll from the Pew Hispanic Center, that I posted about here the other day. Yglesis says: Back during the primaries, everyone kept formally admitting that it was wrong to engage in the form of inference “candidate X lost group A in a primary, and therefore he’s likely to lose group A in a general election against candidate Y of the other party” but I often got the sense listening to and reading pundits that they didn’t really believe that. But the Pew Center’s latest findings on public opinion among Hispanics should remind people that this is a very important caveat. Barack Obama did quite a poor job of persuading Latinos to vote for him … Continue reading
From The Hill on Wednesday: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) wants to hold Rules Committee hearings in September on the presidential primary process, an effort that could remind the public of her party’s contentious nomination battle just two months before the general election. Feinstein, chairwoman of the committee, says the hearings will be limited and won’t be conducted in a way that diverts Democrats’ focus from the general election. Apparently there’s no objection to DiFi’s plans for a Rules Committee hearing on the presidential primary process as Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), said “the party’s leadership knows of Feinstein’s plans and does not oppose them.”
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According to Congress Daily, 9 of 12 targeted Republicans running in the most competitive U.S. Senate races this fall “are either skipping the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn., or have not decided whether to attend.” Among those who will not attend: Ted Stevens of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine and Bob Schaffer of Colorado. Six others have not yet decided: Roger Wicker of Mississippi, John Sununu of New Hampshire, Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, Gordon Smith of Oregon, John Kennedy of Louisiana and Steve Pearce of New Mexico. [My View] If nothing else tells the story of the 2008 election, Presidential and downticket, these Senators running away from their own party’s biggest event tells us that this election is … Continue reading
Poor old John… Apparently, John McCain is “anxious to counter the blanket media coverage” that Barack Obama received on his trip to the Middle East and Europe and so now McCain is “weighing whether to announce his running mate in the coming weeks before the spotlight shifts to China and the opening of the Olympic Games next month.” Now word has it that McCain is now “in a position to make [the decision] on short notice.”
Me thinks K-Lo needs to go back to school to answer her own curious question: If Obama could go to Germany and give a speech in English and be not only understood but well-received, why does he say we all need to learn another language? It’s mind-boggling that K-Lo doesn’t seem to know that in Germany everyone learns English in school.
According to a poll released today, Barack Obama is picking up steam among Latino voters and he is “winning support from the vast majority of those who had voted for rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primaries.” The national survey, conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center, showed that 66 percent of Hispanic registered voters supported Obama, compared to 23 percent for Republican John McCain. The other 11 percent were undecided. Hillary Clinton carried the Latino vote in the primaries but now “more than three-quarters of Latinos who had voted for Clinton now say they are for Obama,” showing that unity is truly the desire of Democrats.