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The great Daniel Schorr has died at 93. Worked at NPR right up to July 10. Rare media guy who got MORE hard-hitting as aged. Once had lunch with him and had a blast.
Good luck with that: Obama needs 8 Senate Republicans in order to pass his new arms control treaty with Russia.
Felix Salmon: Why Obama, in the end, will nominate Elizabeth Warren.
Van Jones at Netroots Nation: Hey, lay off Obama a little bit.
Fun: what Henry Rollins has to say about Breitbart, Vilsack and Sherrod.
See my new interview with Valerie Plame Wilson.
Because of a Senate 46-51 vote, House Dems have to give billions of aid meant for schools and students to war funding, foreign aid, medical care for Vietnam War veterans and the troop surge in Afghanistan.
THE LIFE OF FRIDAY
Good Morning America reports today that Obama has told its correspondent re: the Sherrod affair that they “jumped the gun, partly because we now live in this media culture where something goes up on YouTube or a blog and everybody scrambles. … I’ve told my team and I told my agencies that we have to make sure that we’re focusing on doing the right thing instead of what looks to be politically necessary at that very moment. We have to take our time and, and think these issues through. … If there’s a lesson to be drawn from this episode, it’s that rather than us jumping to conclusions and pointing fingers at each other, we should all look inward and try to examine what’s in our own hearts.”
So even "An Inconvenient Truth" did not get us a climate bill this week and here’s a take on the Democrats’ surrender, especially by the centrists. Kate Sheppard on Democracy Now agrees. So can new film "Countdown to Zero" — without Al Gore — doom nukes?