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  • Eleanor Clift Praises Trump's No Labels Performance

    10/13/2015 12:28:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 13, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like we have yet another Flying Pigs Alert. Reliably liberal Eleanor Clift has praised Donald Trump's performance at the No Labels convention yesterday. Yes, you read that right. Not only that, Clift was also surprisingly critical of Bernie Sanders at the same event. Will political wonders never cease? Of course, Clift did deliver a bit of obligatory liberal slam against Trump in the first paragraph of her Daily Beast column so let us get that out of way before proceeding to her glowing praise of The Donald:
  • Clift Defends Hillary Clinton's Wealth: FDR Was Rich & Did Great Things For "The Little People"

    05/31/2015 1:41:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    On this week's edition of the syndicated public affairs show The McLaughlin Group, panelist Eleanor Clift argued Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's wealth could be good for her. "This is nice work if you can get it and it’s the way our society works right now," Clift said. Acknowledging Hillary Clinton "would probably be the richest president ever," Clift likened the former Secretary of State to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, saying he did great things for the "little people."
  • Opinion: What if candidate Cruz catches on?

    03/28/2015 5:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Pocono Record ^ | March 28, 2015 | Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift
    The voters are just getting to know the candidates running for president on the Republican side, and the months ahead will allow plenty of time to weigh their credentials and assess how they perform under pressure on the campaign trail. It will be a grueling experience for those who accept the challenge, and whoever emerges in the spring of 2016 joins the battle again in the fall against the Democratic standard-bearer. As the first official entry into what promises to be a crowded field, Texas Senator Ted Cruz got quite a ride from the media for his announcement this week....
  • Hard to Believe How they Defend the Paris Terrorists on McLaughlin Group

    01/12/2015 3:39:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I have been watching this stupid show for decades -somehow have an enduring affection for it- but it does get increasingly harder... Now hearing stalwart anti-immigrant Pat Buchanan stress the point that the French satire magazine Charlie Hedbo 'repeatedly provoked' the Kalishnikov-wielding jihadi's senseless slaughter came as a surprise to me, thus eliminating one of the few policy areas I still found myself agreement. You expect it from Eleanor Clift ('We have laws against hate crimes in this country, you know'), but I thought Pat was going to blame it on the immigration problem: once he's forgiving terrorists attacks like...
  • Scoring the McLaughlin Group's US Senate picks

    11/09/2014 5:36:30 AM PST · by relictele · 17 replies
    Self | 09 Nov 2014 | Self
    Hadn't watched the McLaughlin Group in quite some time as they had lost or jettisoned some of the more interesting panelists (and no, Jay Carney wasn't one of them!). The lineup seems to have stabilized although these poor folks are looking O-L-D...perhaps because they are. Felt bad for McLaughlin who apparently was wearing someone else's suit, so baggy was it on his frame. I'm not condemning anyone for aging or illness but it was a bit alarming. In the days before cable news and the internet, the McLaughlin Group were one of the few doses of political candor and a...
  • How Harry Reid Carpet-Bombed the South

    05/19/2014 9:52:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 18, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    Call it the Romney strategy: The Senate Majority PAC’s early wave of attack ads has been paying off in the polls in Democrats’ closest races.When the latest round of polls in key states showed vulnerable Democratic senators holding their own and the GOP’s dream candidate, Rep. Tom Cotton, an Iraq veteran and Harvard grad, down 10 points in his race against Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor, Republicans blamed the Senate Majority PAC as the chief culprit in shifting the landscape and upending the numbers. Formed in 2011 and staffed by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, it has been...
  • Eleanor Clift stands by claim US ambassador not ‘murdered’ in Benghazi

    05/16/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/16/2014
    A longtime political pundit under fire for claiming the American ambassador to Libya was not "murdered" in Benghazi is standing by her claim he died of smoke inhalation. "I'd like to point out that Ambassador (Chris) Stevens was not 'murdered;' he died of smoke inhalation in that safe room in that CIA installation," Eleanor Clift, a columnist at The Daily Beast, said Sunday on "The McLaughlin Group." While Clift may be technically correct in light of reports that Stevens died from smoke inhalation, she was criticized because the ambassador died as a result of a fire ignited during a terrorist...
  • Daily Beast Contributor: Amb. Chris Stevens was not “Murdered” in Benghazi

    05/12/2014 4:56:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | May 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Some people on the left have a moral and mental flexibility that would put Lilia Stepanova’s actual flexibility to shame. (Did you just google that name? Kinda cool, huh?) Eleanor Clift, columnist at the Daily Beast, is still blaming some obscure YouTube video for the terrorist attack on America’s consulate in Benghazi. But, that’s not the audacious comments that have sparked outrage. Clift, in her clinically psychopathic ways (seriously… Google the definition – I’m not making this up) declared that the American Ambassador, Chris Stevens, was not murdered… He “died of smoke inhalation”. This is like saying the people who...
  • McLaughlin Group‘s Eleanor Clift : ‘Ambassador Stevens Wasn’t Murdered’

    05/11/2014 10:24:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift said on Sunday’s The McLaughlin Group that late U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed the night of the Benghazi attacks, had not been murdered but had died from “smoke inhalation.” “I’d like to point out that Ambassador Stevens was not ‘murdered,’” Clift said, using air quotes, “but died of smoke inhalation in a CIA safe room.” This did not land well. “It was a terrorist attack, Eleanor,” panelist-for-life Pat Buchanan said. “He was murdered in a terrorist attack.” Clift responded that it was an opportunistic terrorist attack inflamed by the anti-Muslim video, the blaming...
  • Eleanor Clift: Ambassador Stevens wasn't murdered in a terrorist attack (Watch Video)

    05/12/2014 6:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    On this week's McLaughlin Group, the Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift showed an ignorance of the facts about the Benghazi terrorist attack that should disqualify her from commenting on it. Get a load of this: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ELEANOR CLIFT: I would like to point out Ambassador Stevens was not murdered. He died of smoke inhalation in the safe room in that CIA installation. SUSAN FERRECHIO: I don't think that's a fact, Eleanor. CLIFT: I think that is a fact. FERRECHIO: I've heard a drastically different story from people who are also in the know about that. So,...
  • ‘Moronic’: Columnist ripped for ‘despicable’ suggestion that Ambassador Stevens wasn’t murdered

    05/11/2014 1:41:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    twtchy ^ | 5/11/14 | staff
    Robyn @robdetf Follow How does genius Eleanor Clift think the smoke got there to begin with? #Benghazi The elites in the mainstream media never pass up an opportunity to further embarrass themselves. Tammy Bruce âś” @HeyTammyBruce Degree to which panicked liberals will go "Eleanor Clift: Amb Stevens Wasn't Murdered, He Died Of Smoke Inhalation" Â… Layla @Layla1951 Follow .@EleanorClift -Example of why Americans hate the mainstream media as much as they hate politicians ---lies lies lies! @HeyTammyBruce 11:22 AM - 11 May 2014 Eleanor Clift âś” @EleanorClift Check out my voter's guide to TuesdayÂ’s DC Primary via @thedailybeast...
  • UNREAL: Liberal Columnist Says Ambassador Stevens Was NOT Murdered In Benghazi Attack (VIDEO)

    05/11/2014 1:22:42 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 68 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2014
    Prepare to be appalled. This is Eleanor Clift, liberal columnist, talking about the attack in Benghazi with the panel on The McLaughlin Group on Friday. It wasn’t murder, it was SMOKE INHALATION? That is so patently absurd it’s hard to believe it’s not a parody. SMOKE. INHALATION. The poor reasoning here really requires no explanation. And that’s not the only digging she does in this hole. She goes on to suggest it really was all about a video, that Petraeus should be on trial, not Hillary, and basically sneer at the entire thing as if it was no more consequential...
  • Eleanor Clift: Chris Stevens Not Murdered, Died of Smoke Inhalation; Blames YouTube Video

    05/11/2014 1:21:53 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/10/2014 | Jeff Poor
    On this weekend’s “The McLaughlin Group,” Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift laid out the same reasoning for the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as Bill Maher had on Friday, which was to still blame the now infamous YouTube video.
  • Bozell Column: Obama, The Media's Favorite Autocrat

    01/29/2014 5:40:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Everyone proposes drinking games for the State of the Union speech. But it’s not just the president that can drive you to drink. It’s the opportunistic media elites deciding which branches of government have too much power, depending on which branches the Democrats presently control. After a lot of stalemate in 2013, the partisan media think it’s high time for the executive branch to go completely around the legislative branch. They think that now that Congress has proven itself unwilling to provide Barack Obama with the historical greatness he deserves, they should and must be driven around like roadkill. They’ll...
  • Clift: Rand Paul "Trying To Stir A Revolt Against The U.S. Government"

    03/11/2013 1:10:31 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 41 replies ^ | 3 10 2013 | staff
    <p>On this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group, regular liberal panelist Eleanor Clift accused Senator Rand Paul of trying to "stir a revolt against the U.S. government."</p> <p>ELEANOR CLIFT: I'm with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who basically said this was over the top and creating a sense that the government is really just waiting for this opportunity to drop a drone on you. But, I'll grant you the point. The ACLU put out a statement siding with Rand Paul and this is where the left and the right do meet.</p>
  • Eleanor Clift: Rand Paul "Trying To Stir A Revolt Against The U.S. Government" (barf alert!)

    03/10/2013 7:06:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 66 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4 hours ago
    <p>On this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group, regular liberal panelist Eleanor Clift accused Senator Rand Paul of trying to "stir a revolt against the U.S. government."</p> <p>ELEANOR CLIFT: I'm with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who basically said this was over the top and creating a sense that the government is really just waiting for this opportunity to drop a drone on you. But, I'll grant you the point. The ACLU put out a statement siding with Rand Paul and this is where the left and the right do meet.</p>
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Tireless Obamacare Push Vindicated by Supreme Court Ruling

    07/04/2012 12:43:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 4, 2012 | Eleanor Clift
    The wily House minority leader put everything on the line to pass the president’s health-care bill, remained confident it would survive legal challenge—and was proved right when the Supreme Court largely upheld it. Among her first phone calls were her husband (“Sweetie, we won.”) and Vicki Kennedy, Sen. Ted Kennedy’s widow, telling her, “Now Teddy can rest.” Ted Kennedy had long been the inspiration for health care as a right, not a privilege, calling it “the cause of my life,” and Nancy Pelosi, in her role as the first woman speaker of the House, had made it happen. Rushing to...
  • Eleanor Clift: Romney Withholding Tax Returns Because They'd Show Offshore Investments and...

    01/16/2012 10:06:27 AM PST · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 14, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has up to this point opted not to make his tax returns public. Not surprisingly, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift smells a rat and expressed her conspiratorial opinion during the predictions segment of PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday (video follows with transcript): ELEANOR CLIFT, NEWSWEEK: Romney’s refusal so far to release his income tax returns will be linked to probable investments in the Cayman Islands and the likelihood that he paid a very small percentage of his income in taxes.
  • Monica Crowley Laughs at Eleanor Clift's Foolish Comment About Obama, Reagan and Libya

    03/27/2011 12:11:20 PM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 27, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Eleanor Clift on this weekend's "McLaughlin Group" made a truly absurd comment about the disparate ways Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan handled Libya during their respective presidencies that left Monica Crowley in stitches. After Clift mocked Reagan by saying, "You don’t need leadership that goes into a Muslim country all alone," Monica laughed loudly before replying, "American presidential leadership, Eleanor, never goes out of style" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Eleanor Clift: Obama Lacks 'Feel' for Politics

    11/22/2010 9:19:53 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 22, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Eleanor Clint doesn't exactly say that President Barack Obama is completely clueless about politics but she comes pretty close to it in her latest Newsweek column. The lack of a basic ability to control the political agenda in Washington is a prospect that makes a committed liberal like Clift somewhat less than happy:Obama’s storied political career took him from the relative obscurity of the Illinois State Legislature to the presidency in such a short time that he didn’t get much of a feel for the nitty-gritty politicking that consumes so much of today’s partisan bickering. He didn’t have the benefit...
  • Eleanor Clift: Obama Justice Department Let Tom DeLay 'Off the Hook' in Spirit of Bipartisanship

    08/17/2010 6:17:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 17, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Justice Department has dropped its case against former House Majority Leader, Tom Delay, and Newsweek's Eleanor Clift is in mourning. She just can't accept the fact that there was no substance to the charges against DeLay and ascribes the dropping of the case to the Obama Justice Department trying to score points with Republicans in the interest of bipartisanship. Clift also manages to smear the late former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens in her angst over the dropped charges: The Justice Department’s decision to let former House majority leader Tom DeLay off the hook and end the six-year-long investigation that...
  • Newsweek's Clift: U.S. Won't Face Greek Debt Tragedy 'Because We Can Print Money'

    07/19/2010 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 19, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    We all probably knew the sentiment of the American left for just not getting the entire Tea Party movement concept, but this statement ought to cement that notion. On the July 18 broadcast of "The McLaughlin Group," host John McLaughlin asked his panelists what the long-term implications of national debt could be for the United States. "Is America in danger of the current debt crisis becoming a sovereign debt crisis as Mort [Zuckerman] mentioned, like the one that is now hitting Greece, yes or no?" McLaughlin asked. MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan warned it was more "imminent" than many people...
  • Smearing Republican Women

    06/17/2010 3:15:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 576+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 6/15/2010 | Brent Bozell
    In 1992, the feminists in the media rejoiced at what they called “The Year of the Woman,” when ten Democratic women (and one Republican) were running for the Senate in the aftermath of Anita Hill’s unproven sexual-harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas. Just two years before, seven Republican women (and two Democrats) ran. But the media yawned. In 1992, the evening newscasts aired 29 stories exclusively devoted to women Senate candidates. In 1990, there was one...on election night. In 1992, the morning shows interviewed women Senate candidates on 26 occasions. In 1990, there were zero interviews. This was all about the...
  • Newsweek's Clift Mocks GOP Women's Pro-Life Views as 'So Yesterday' (irony alert)

    06/14/2010 12:49:50 PM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 21 replies · 562+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/14/10 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, on this weekend's syndicated The McLaughlin Group, slighted conservative pro-life women everywhere when she applied California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina's "so yesterday" description of Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer's hairstyle to women who hold anti-abortion views in the Republican Party. Clift, in a segment about the primary victories of both Fiorina and GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman began actually crediting Sarah Palin as "Saint Sarah" for the wins as she claimed that the former Alaskan Governor is "emboldening conservative women" and "reshaping the religious right" but then went on to question if pro-life women candidates could win...
  • Newsweek’s Clift: U.S. Illegal Alien Wave a 'Happy Invasion'; Says 'We Love the Diversity of Food'

    05/02/2010 5:26:26 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 81 replies · 1,773+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Pure genius, I tell you. With an estimated half a million illegal immigrants residing in Arizona according to the Pew Hispanic Center, questions are being raised about what this means for the United States and its national identity. But according to Newsweek contributing editor Eleanor Clift, it's a "happy" thing with lots of upside. On the May 2 airing of "The McLaughlin Group," show moderator John McLaughlin raised the issue about the country's identity, particularly when it comes to English as the United States' primary language. "The bedrock is national identity," McLaughlin said. "If the national identity suffers by reason...
  • Biden Reveals Location of Secret VP Bunker

    Vice President Joe Biden, well-known for his verbal gaffes, may have finally outdone himself, divulging potentially classified information meant to save the life of a sitting vice president.
  • Shining Light On Cheney's Hideaway: Biden Reveals Top Secret Location to Eleanor Clift

    05/21/2009 2:10:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 640+ views ^ | May 15, 2009 | Daniel Stone
    This just in from Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, a frequent purveyor of political anecdotes. She bring us an enlightening one here regarding the (quote) undisclosed location (unquote) we heard lots about in the days after Sept. 11. Here's Eleanor: Ever wonder about that secure, undisclosed location where Dick Cheney secreted himself after the 9/11 attacks? Joe Biden reveals the bunker-like room is at the Naval Observatory in Washington, where Cheney lived for eight years and which is now home to Biden. The veep related the story to his head-table dinner mates when he filled in for President Obama at the Gridiron...
  • Newsweek's Clift Blames Capitalism for Woes Facing Obama

    04/27/2009 8:31:40 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 1,209+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 27, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    It's a response that might incite laughter, as it did from conservative pundit Monica Crowley and MSNBC paleocon talker Pat Buchanan. According to Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, the current problems facing the country and President Barack Obama are due to capitalism. Clift, appearing on the syndicated April 26 "The McLaughlin Group" gave Obama high marks for his first hundred days and said Republicans were misguided for attacking the growth of the size of government. "I give him a B+ because there's a lot of outcomes that haven't come in yet," Clift said. "But look, this isn't about the failure of government...
  • Eleanor Clift Losing Faith in Obama

    03/25/2009 6:54:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies · 2,259+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 25, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Is this a sign of the times? Liberal columnist Eleanor Clift has joined her ideological colleagues, Mika Brzezinski and Paul Krugman, in criticizing President Barack Obama recently. What set Clift off was Obama's evasiveness in revealing whether he approved or knew in advance the AIG bonuses provided by his stimulus bill. Clift takes aim at both Obama and Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, in her latest Newsweek column: Who would have thought 55 days into this administration we would be asking the question, what did he know and when did he know it? Word that a provision in the stimulus bill...
  • Eleanor Clift: Wright Had 'Prophetic Theology', Rick Warren 'Extremely Ignorant and Offensive'

    12/22/2008 1:57:15 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 29 replies · 1,295+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2008 | Ken Shepherd
    Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a voice crying in the wilderness that the mainstream media and middle class America weren't quite ready for and megachurch pastor Rick Warren is an ignorant evangelical rube who isn't totally without hope, given his awareness of AIDS and other favored liberal causes. That's essentially what Eleanor Clift preached to her choir in her December 19 "Capitol Letter" column, "Choosing a Church: Obama's next big decision -- and its implications." Wrote Sister Eleanor (emphasis mine): Black religious leaders did not stand up for Wright even as they understood and sympathized with the prophetic theology he was...
  • Eleanor Clift: Palin Reignites The Culture War

    10/03/2008 2:07:25 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 67 replies · 2,287+ views
    Sarah Palin strode onto the stage, cheeky from the start. "Can I call you Joe?" The normally voluble Joe Biden seemed restrained by comparison as Palin made her play for the working-class, Joe Sixpack voters that have been his bread and butter as a politician. She's short on facts, but she has command of phrases ("We're mavericks!") and she strings them together with good effect. Biden looked on with a mixture of awe and horror as she did her every-woman show, winking at the camera, celebrating hockey moms and giving a shout-out to her brother's third-grade class. She succeeded in...
  • The Damage Done

    04/18/2008 1:28:23 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 5 replies · 72+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 18th, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    The "bitter" answer, captured on audiotape, came in response to a question about whether Obama could win white rural voters because he is black. He basically said these voters have other grievances more salient than race, which is why they don't vote their economic interests and are vulnerable to wedge issues having to do with God, gays and guns. Clinton surely knows what Obama was trying to say, but seeing her path to the nomination narrowing, she manipulated his words for political gain. Fair enough. She hurts him, but she hurts herself more. Pollster Doug Schoen, who has advised her...
  • Is He American Enough? Obama battles a dangerous campaign storyline (Eleanor Clift)

    03/21/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    Some 50 delegates were reportedly poised to unite behind Barack Obama if he had won by even 1 point in Texas. He lost the popular vote by 100,000 ballots, and now we learn that 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton, probably not because of some change in party allegiance but because they thought she would be the easier candidate to beat. This kind of strategic voting often backfires (think Ralph Nader). The Texas crossovers are winners. By helping to prolong the Democratic race, they can claim credit for weakening the eventual nominee, whoever it turns out to be. Obama has...
  • Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift: Don’t Judge Obama on Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Remarks

    03/18/2008 12:41:06 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 69 replies · 1,430+ views ^ | March 18, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    One of the criticisms of the media's coverage of Sen. Barack Obama's candidacy - both from his opponents on the right and on the left, has been that he's been given a free pass on a lot of issue. The latest in particular had been the recently uncovered of Obama's former church minister, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who had made several incendiary remarks about race and the government. Eleanor Clift, known for her defense of Bill and Hillary Clinton on the syndicated show, "The McLaughlin Group," came to the defense of Obama in a March 17 appearance at The National Press...
  • Where Was the Outrage at Reno in 1993?

    03/16/2007 8:24:36 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 11 replies · 778+ views ^ | March 16, 2007 | Tim Graham
    Newsweek's Eleanor Clift on Friday morning complained, as many liberals have this week, that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has drained all the independence out of his office, that he's acting too much like the president's "personal lawyer." In 1993, when Janet Reno announced the mass dismissal of all 93 U.S. Attorneys, no one demanded her resignation for her lack of independence from the White House. In fact, it could be because someone else was coordinating with the White House on how to run the Justice Department, the felonious one-man Webster Hubbell. At that time, the Wall Street Journal editorial page...
  • Drive By Media Panic Over Old Democrats (Senate Democrats Have One Foot In Grave Alert)

    12/15/2006 6:29:44 PM PST · by goldstategop · 56 replies · 1,951+ views
    Rush ^ | 12/15/2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Eleanor Clift (this would be Newsweek but it's the MSNBC website) has a column called, "Dem[ocrat]s and the Johnson Crisis -- Tim Johnson's health crisis is a reminder of the fragility of the Democratic majority. What the party should do now," and let me just read you some excerpts of this. "Just as Wellstone’s untimely death cost the Democrats a key Senate seat, Johnson’s illness should inject a sense of urgency into the Democrats’ agenda. No one would have put the robust-looking Johnson on an endangered list. Democrats have plenty of octogenarians and septuagenarians to worry about making it...
  • Balance of Power (Eleanor Rodham Clift: Senator's illness a "Godsend" for Bush!?!)

    12/15/2006 5:37:14 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 30 replies · 1,075+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 12/15/06 | Eleanor Clift
    Tim Johnson's health crisis is a reminder of the fragility of the Democratic majority. What the party should do now. Dec. 14, 2006 - The possibility that the Senate might yet remain in Republican hands is a godsend for President Bush. With his Iraq policy in shambles and the Joint Chiefs of Staff resisting a last call to arms, Bush must have been wondering whether the higher power he consulted before taking the country to war had abandoned him.
  • Newsweek or Noticias Semanales? Mag Sees Things from Illegals' Perspective

    04/02/2006 5:01:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 447+ views
    Newsweek/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein April 2, 2006 In a week in which immigration has unquestionably been the big story, how did Newsweek choose to frame the issue? The national security implications of a porous border, perhaps? The impact on our economy of millions of illegals, some of whom work, some of whom are a drain on social services? Come on. We're talking the magazine whose most visible reporter is Eleanor Clift. Newsweek chose to focus on . . . the plight of illegal immigrants, with its cover blaring "Illegals Under Fire". Consider that editors examine every word on the cover of...
  • My Friend, Gene McCarthy, 1916-2005

    12/11/2005 6:32:38 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 60 replies · 2,527+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 11 December, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The reporting on the life and death of my friend, Gene McCarthy, has been woefully inadequate to the truth of the man, especially in his last three decades. Gene was an intelligent and honest man, who had the courage of his convictions. That included the courage to change his convictions when the facts required. The news media brought on a number of classic tax-and-spend liberals like Eleanor Clift to talk about Gene as if he was one of them. Of course, he was that, as a professor first elected as a Senator. But in his final maturity he was much...
  • Eleanor Clift displays her contempt for our troops

    08/31/2005 10:46:46 AM PDT · by Howie66 · 88 replies · 1,842+ views ^ | 30 August 2005 | Susan Jones
    Excerpted from article: "A group that supports the U.S. military is demanding an apology from Newsweek magazine's Eleanor Clift, who recently characterized America's armed forces as a "mercenary Army." Her comments -- made this past weekend on the syndicated TV program "The McLaughlin Group" -- were "unfounded and grossly inappropriate," said the Freedom Alliance. In an Aug. 30 letter to Clift, Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon asked her to retract her comment and apologize to the armed forces and their families. Clift made the comment during a discussion about military recruiting efforts: "But I think what we're coming to grips...
  • Clift: Iraq "Worse than Vietnam," Bush Has LBJ's Credibility Gap

    06/20/2005 8:51:18 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 53 replies · 1,230+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 6-20-2005 | --
    Newsweek's Eleanor Clift argued on the McLaughlin Group over the weekend that Iraq is now "worse than Vietman because Vietnam was a tiny country with no strategic importance and we could declare victory and leave. Iraq is at the nexus of terrorism and oil and it's a war that we don't know how to win and can't afford to lose."Predicting President Bush's "stay the course" rhetoric, she even compared President Bush's situation to Lyndon Johnson's plight during Vietnam: "The phraseology is going to be very reminiscent of the Vietnam era and the credibility gap that Lyndon Johnson experience because what...
  • Just the Beginning (Eleanor Clift and Newsweak Whine Some More)

    05/21/2005 12:56:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 47 replies · 1,575+ views
    Newsweak ^ | May 21, 2005 | Eleanor Clift
    May 20 - A Jewish friend after making her first trip to Israel said, “This would be a great place if they could figure out how to separate government and religion.” I was reminded of her sentiments this week as the U.S. Senate began debate on two of President Bush’s judicial nominees, Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown, hostages in the ongoing culture war between born-again religionists and the more-or-less secular society the Founding Fathers envisioned. When Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist accuses Democrats who oppose Owen and Brown of wanting to “kill, to defeat, to assassinate these nominees,” he...
  • Obituaries in the News: Thomas J. Brazaitis [Eleanor Clift's husband]

    03/31/2005 11:43:39 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 53 replies · 2,282+ views
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Thomas J. Brazaitis, a columnist for The Plain Dealer and former chief of the newspaper's Washington, D.C., bureau, died Wednesday at age 64. He was diagnosed six years ago with kidney cancer. Brazaitis died at his home in Washington, said Stephen Koff, who succeeded Brazaitis as bureau chief. Brazaitis wrote a column for more than 20 years, was bureau chief in Washington for 19 years and became the paper's senior Washington editor in 1998. He retired in 2003 as his health declined but continued to write his Sunday column, which was distributed by the Newhouse News Service,...
  • At Risk (Eleanor Clift Hysterical That Some Baby, Somewhere, May Not End Up Aborted)

    12/03/2004 3:43:55 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 139 replies · 2,335+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | 12/03/04 | Eleanor "Abort 'Em All" Clift
    Not since Margaret Sanger’s crusade to legalize birth control in the 1920s has family planning come under such assault. Pharmacists around the country are refusing to fill prescriptions for birth-control pills, exercising their right to “refuse and refer” under the industry’s code of ethics. These self-styled refuseniks are so ardent they generally don’t offer a referral, and in small-town America there is often only one pharmacy in town anyway. On Capitol Hill, conservative Republicans inserted a provision in the budget to extend conscience clauses throughout the health-care industry. Democrats cried foul, and GOP leaders pulled the measure for now. But...
  • Two Americas? Jonathon Edwards Had a Point

    11/24/2004 9:03:46 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 1,331+ views
    Apparently Senator John Edwards had a close brush with the truth some months back, though like the proverbial ''broken clock'' that shows the correct time twice each day, he didn’t linger for long on the cusps of reality. According to Edwards, we live in a split society, which he described as the ''two Americas.'' Edwards attempted to portray this nation as being divided between the ''haves'' and the ''have nots,'' by which he delineated between those who are financially well-off, as opposed to others who struggle to make ends meet. However, another far more insidious divide exists across the nation,...

    10/07/2004 1:26:34 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 443+ views
    Cheney Outshines Edwards; North Korea Outshines Iraq Written by Isaiah Sterrett Thursday, October 07, 2004 This is what happens when you choose your running-mate solely on the basis of his superior use of hairspray. Several days ago I was taking advantage of Al Gore’s best and most well-known invention, the world-renowned ''Internet,'' when I came across a column he’d written for The New York Times. (Someday, when I serve as vice president under an impeached, disbarred miscreant and then run a miserable presidential campaign which I lose to a virtually unknown politician from a dusty state, I look forward to...
  • Jack Anderson retires from nation's longest running column - to be replaced by Eleanor Clift

    07/24/2004 1:21:36 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 702+ views
    Press Release | July 23, 2004
    Nation's Longest Running Column Changing Guard; Jack Anderson Retires; Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift Share Byline WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2004--"Washington Merry-Go-Round" by Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn, the nation's longest running newspaper column, is changing bylines. The column, founded by Drew Pearson in 1932, was carried on by Jack Anderson, who joined Pearson in 1947, and by Douglas Cohn, who joined Anderson in 1999. Anderson, 81, who is suffering from Parkinson's disease, has retired from the column, and is being replaced by Eleanor Clift, who has served as "Washington Merry-Go-Round's" political correspondent for several years. Cohn and Clift, who...
  • MRC Alert: Liberal Media's Reagan-Bashing Record

    06/09/2004 10:04:18 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies · 1,792+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday June 9, 2004 | Brent Baker,Rich Noyes,Jessica Anderson
    Media Reality Check. "Liberal Media's Reagan-Bashing Record: While Reporters Now Praise Reagan's Humor & Optimism, They Disdained His Conservative Policies" Below is the text of a two-page Media Reality Check distributed by fax today, put together by the MRC's Rich Noyes,based on quotes gathered from the MRC archive by Jessica Anderson.This is only a small portion of the Reagan-bashing quotes we've gathered, so we will be distributing more in the future, but these are the best short ones which enabled us to squeeze as many as possible into a fax. We didn't want to go negative on the media before...
  • Keeping It Simple (Eleanor Clift BARF ALERT)

    01/09/2004 11:34:33 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 12 replies · 293+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | 1/9/03 | Eleanor Clift
    <p>Jan. 9 - The litany against Howard Dean is reminiscent of the bill of particulars against Al Gore. The specifics vary, but the pattern is the same: Gore claimed he invented the Internet, he said the male character in "Love Story" was modeled after him, and he took credit for uncovering Love Canal.</p>

    12/08/2003 6:34:12 AM PST · by Jaysun · 9 replies · 261+ views
    Jaysun ^ | January 21, 1997 | National Organization for Women
    I'd like to show you guys something that I came across on the National Organization for Women (NOW) website. The title of the discussion is: NOW Reframing Abortion Rights Briefing on "Breaking the Abortion Deadlock, From Choice to Consent" Here are a few excerpts from the discussion. I'll place a link to the full article at the end. Eileen McDonagh: Most likely, there is no constitutional right to abortion funding, even if you are suffering from a medically abnormal pregnancy that threatens to kill you. Currently, Congress and states do provide legislative funding for abortions when a women's life is...