10 Things That Caught My Eye This Week
1. Lord have mercy.
UPDATE: Death toll rises to 28 after gunmen attack bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt https://t.co/U69w8IkTt6 pic.twitter.com/Z3CGPdWbjZ
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 26, 2017
God protect the Coptic Christians.
2. “My friend …
Is the Abedin/Weiner Laptop the Last of It?
A nagging question has been lost amid the tempest over the FBI’s revival of the Clinton e-mails investigation. As everyone knows, the file has been reopened because of a trove of e-mails found on a laptop shared by top …
Does Anthony Weiner Not Understand the Internet?
Anthony Weiner’s at it again. Here’s USA Today:
Anthony Weiner, the Congressman who resigned from office after pursuing women on Twitter and sending lewd photographs of himself, is in the spotlight again for all the wrong reasons.
While his wife, …
Bob Filner and the Bad Boys of American Politics
The final Morning Jolt of the week features the shocking news that the NSA behaves as badly as we always feared; a review of Planes, the latest Pixar/Disney effort to separate parents from their money; and then this big …
The Most Carlos Dangerous Game
Really long Morning Jolt today. Besides today’s preview on the sleaziest mayoral candidate in the country (Carlos Danger – er, Weiner) and the sleaziest mayor in the country (Bob Filner), there’s news of a new group forming to retire Lindsey …
Can Anthony Weiner Get Voters to See Beyond His Scandals?
The only thing holding back Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign is the fact that the candidate is Anthony Weiner.
The intriguing thing about Weiner’s video announcing his mayoral candidacy is that if it weren’t from Anthony Weiner, almost everyone would concur …
Could You-Know-Who Be Considering a Comeback?
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Guess Who’s Getting Ready to Run for Mayor of New York City?
The Anthony Weiner comeback story… is beginning.
The Atlantic looks at his recent filing with New York City election …
Anthony Weiner, Tainting Our Political Class
Anthony Weiner’s press conference ended this hour. (It’s worth recalling that these things aren’t finished until the paperwork is competed and everything’s official; Sen. Larry Craig (R., Idaho) famously announced his intent to resign, thought about …
How Long Until This Weiner Is Burned to a Crisp?
So . . . guess who gets a lot of attention in the Tuesday Morning Jolt?
Sometimes, Under Intense Heat, Weiners Split Open
So, did anything happen today?
Perhaps nothing for the rest of the year, will equal Andrew Breitbart strolling up to …
CNN’s American Morning: Romney, Weiner, Me.
I have another early-morning appearance on CNN’s “American Morning” today, scheduled to pop up sometime shortly after 7 a.m. EST. The topics du jour are Mitt Romney’s campaign kickoff and this double-entendre-laced scandal on Capitol Hill that you …
The ‘Evil Political Operator’ at the Anger Games
‘Hate is a more powerful motivator than love.” According to the new Netflix documentary Get Me Roger Stone, that is one of the “rules” the self-described Republican “agent provocateur” has lived by. Stone, of course, is a showman. The “evil …
Wait, the New Emails Came From Anthony Weiner’s Devices?
This news may represent the most 2016 moment in all of 2016. It turns out the “unrelated investigation” that triggered the FBI’s decision to re-open its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server was none other than — drum roll, please — its …
Anthony Weiner’s Other Destructive Obsession
It will not surprise you to see that Anthony Weiner is in another sex scandal again, or that he’s managed to find a new creepy depth to reach.
Weiner must rank among the saddest men in modern American life: …
Why Democratic Women Stick By Their Creeps
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
It is not necessarily the most important question before us, but it is one that persistent and widespread this week: Just what is Huma Abedin thinking?
The delightful Kemberlee Kaye asked why …
Did Sanford’s Comeback Trigger the Weiner and Spitzer Bids?
If former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford’s comeback bid for the U.S. House had failed earlier this year, it’s possible that scandal-ridden former governor Eliot Spitzer and former congressman Anthony Weiner wouldn’t have launched their comeback bids.
“If he …
Comparing Our Two Most Recent Improbable Comeback Attempts
The Wednesday edition of the Morning Jolt features a lot of discussion on what we know, and don’t know, about the Boston Marathon bombing, and then this gradual return to “normal” politics:
Contemplating the New Sanford-Weiner Era
Oh, goodness, do …
Anthony Weiner, With Pants, Voted Today.
Boy, in that special election in New York’s 9th Congressional District, Democrat David Weprin just can’t catch a break. Now Anthony Weiner is admitting he voted for him.
In the linked report, it says that Weiner “showed up …
What Is Bill Clinton Thinking as He Watches Weiner?
The Wednesday Morning Jolt features a look at Michele Bachmann adviser Ed Rollins’s slam of Sarah Palin and Obama’s argument on the economy, but first . . . what is Bill Clinton thinking as he watches the Weiner scandal unfold?
As promised, here’s the video of my appearance on CNN’s “American Morning” today, wondering if Rep. Anthony Weiner fears filing a false police report, along with an interesting exchange on the value of looking at the unemployment rate …
MSM to Weiner: No, Really, We Can’t Believe Your Story
A bit of Weiner-roasting in the Wednesday morning Jolt:
. . . Sometimes you just have to give a Weiner story time to cook on the grill.
New York magazine can no longer hide their skepticism of his story: “We won’…