WELCOME TO DAYBOOK, our daily collection of media and politics hits/misses plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick. Return for updates during the day. Keep up with fresh items via @gregmitch at Twitter. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out my new book on the wildest left-wing election campaign and the birth of "media politics" here.
The depressing postponement of repeal of DADT in the Senate—a profile in lack of courage.
Still reeling from criticism from base on tax cut plan, Obama proposes overall tax overhaul for next year… Obama’s EPA is also retreating on long-expted toughter emissions standards in face of growing GOP strength… David Brooks hails "Obama’s Very Good Week." Enough said… Dave Weigel of Slate tweets: "Is anyone selling a ‘YES, WE CAVE’ shirt yet?"
Our man Jeremy Scahill’ s testimony at House Judiciary Committee today on covert US shadow wars.
Here is my live blog today on WIkiLeaks news and views.
The "Palestinian Gandhi" remains in Israeli prison. Also, check out recent great doc film Bodrus for background on a predecessor.
Don’t miss my live book chat about my "The Campaign of the Century" (Upton Sinclair’s race for governor of California and birth of media politics) and ask your Q at Fire Dog Lake tomorrow at 5 pm ET