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  • Romney Wins over Donors by Warning of Huckabee-Palin Ticket at Convention

    04/03/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 12 replies
    NRO Corner Blog ^ | 4-3-2012 | Katarina Trinko
    The Romney campaign, renowned for its oppo-heavy strategy, didn’t even have an oppo book on Rick Santorum a few days before the Iowa caucuses, so surprised were they by his surge. Jon Huntsman nearly decided in November to leave the GOP and run as an independent. And before one of the debates, Rick Perry sang “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” in a restroom. These details are from Mike Allen and Evan Thomas’ new e-book, Inside the Circus, as are these additional factoids below. Mitt Romney raised millions in March by warning would-be donors a brokered convention could mean a...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas rips Obama speech: ‘He was being a God [expletive] Democrat!’

    07/03/2011 9:55:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    A Mark Halperin misstep this is not, but Newsweek magazine columnist Evan Thomas had some pretty strong words for President Barack Obama Friday. On “Inside Washington,” host Gordon Peterson asked his panel to suggest a way to overcome the current impasse and get Congress and the White House moving on a budget deal. Thomas offered up a solution, but also expressed his frustration with Obama. “Yeah, because it’s happened before – Obama has got to be President of the United States,” Thomas said. “He has to be two things. He has to make a public case of how bad is...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: ‘The health care bill is a disaster’

    01/10/2011 7:25:20 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 10, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Sometimes criticism comes in the unlikeliest of places. On Friday’s “Inside Washington,” Newsweek columnist Evan Thomas, once an editor at the magazine with a long track record of having liberal positions (even once having likened President Barack Obama to a deity), noted the modest improvement in the unemployment number reported on Friday. However, nearly a year after Obamacare was passed and signed into law, he admitted Republicans were right for voicing their opposition of it. “It ain’t because of Congress,” Thomas said. “The unemployment will go down a little bit but the game in Washington will still be this unreal...
  • Barack Obama: "He's sort of God"

    08/21/2010 8:30:16 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 21, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Writing in The American Spectator, Andrew Cline describes how the president enjoys lecturing and haranguing: "Obama has never transitioned from his former job as a college lecturer. The reason is that he really doesn't see his new job as that different. It just has more perks, such as the ability to use force when persuasion fails. And the ability to have paid staffers step forward to clarify one's ill-considered remarks." Lecturer-in-Chief? Haranguer-in-Chief? Perhaps even these job descriptions are below Obama's pay grade. Let's remember how Newsweek editor Evan Thomas described his messiah:
  • Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama "Not Fundamentally Honest"

    01/26/2010 6:51:54 AM PST · by moose2004 · 64 replies · 3,187+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 1/26/10 | realclearpolitics.com
    Evan Thomas: "The chance Obama missed -- he really had a chance -- a lot of people saying 'okay, you're gonna change government.' He was not fundamentally honest."
  • Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama Facing Voter "Revolt"; They "Smelled Dishonesty and a Rat" - Video

    01/25/2010 1:33:01 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 953+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 25, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Newsweek's Evan Thomas saying President Obama is facing a "revolt" by voters because he was "not fundamentally honest" with the American people about the true options on Health Care, Jobs, etc. Thomas said Americans "smelled dishonesty and a rat" in the process Obama has used in trying to get his agenda pushed through. My, what a change. Just seven months ago, this same Evan Thomas said "Obama is sort of god" (Video below) . . . (VIDEOS)
  • Disposable People

    10/10/2009 12:53:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,851+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2009 | James Lewis
    This month reveals how deeply we have descended into an anti-human kind of Dante's Hell.  From Newsweek, which told us a month ago that "We Are All Socialists Now," last week's cover story was: The Case for Pulling the Plug on Granny. , written by Evan Thomas, the grandson of famous socialist  Norman Thomas, a six-time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. But now that we're all socialists, Evan Thomas can confess that he's just a Democrat. The fundamental delusion of Socialism is that there's a free lunch, plus free health care, free national defense (by decimating the...
  • McChrystal’s War - Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal believes he can win in Afghanistan

    09/27/2009 8:45:30 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 15 replies · 801+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 26, 2009 | Evan Thomas
    In Kabul, the entrance to the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force—the coalition of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan—is easy to miss. Ever since the Taliban blew up the main gate a month ago, visitors have been required to pass through a small metal door and down winding, dingy passageways topped with barbed wire. Inside the ISAF compound, grimy trailers, used to provide office space, are stacked up around a seedy, once grand building that was long ago a social club for officers of the British Empire. There was a bar, but a couple of weeks ago, Gen....
  • Nearer, My God: The deity in the White House.

    06/14/2009 7:30:29 AM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/22/2009 | Noemie Emery
    When Gerard Baker a year ago wrote in the Times of London that Barack Obama had "Ventured Forth to Bring Light to the World," it was widely acknowledged to be a clever satire, but this past week we have broken new ground in divinity politics. Forget the comparisons to our Slain Prince (John F. Kennedy), to our Good Father (Franklin D. Roosevelt), and even to Abraham Lincoln, the closest thing to a martyred saint that Americans have in our secular lexicon. These are mere mortals. According to those who should know--Chris Matthews of MSNBC, and Evan Thomas of the New...
  • Newsweek Editor Calls Obama "Sort Of God" - Literally (Evan Thomas: "He's sort of God."

    06/09/2009 2:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies · 1,714+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/6/2009 | MarcusCMarcellus
    [Evan Thomas:] "...he [Obama] has a very different job from Reagan was all about America and you [Chris Matthews] talked about it. Obama is 'we are above all that now.' We're not just parochial. We stand for something. I mean in a way, Obama's standing above the country, above the world, he's sort of God."
  • Evan Thomas of Newsweek said Obama is Godlike? SAY WHAT???

    06/09/2009 4:52:01 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 28 replies · 2,022+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 06092009 | TDC
    UNBELIEVABLE!
  • Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas: Obama ‘a sort of god’

    06/08/2009 9:16:25 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 76 replies · 3,357+ views
    “In a way Obama is standing above the country, above the world. He’s sort of GOD. He’s going to bring all different sides together.” - Newsweek editor Evan Thomas
  • (Video) Evan Thomas: Obama is Sorta God!

    06/06/2009 8:19:16 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 2 replies · 584+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 6 Jun 09 | John Stephenson
    EVAN THOMAS: Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn’t felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We’re seen too often as the bad guys. And he – he has a very different job from – Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something – I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’

    06/05/2009 4:26:44 PM PDT · by james500 · 158 replies · 5,937+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/5/2009 | Kyle Drennen
    Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God." Thomas, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, was reacting to a preceding monologue in which Matthews praised Obama’s speech: "I think the President's speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful...But what I liked about the President's speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility...The question now is whether the...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’

    06/06/2009 5:50:33 AM PDT · by Keltik · 59 replies · 1,675+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 5, 2009
    Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God." Thomas, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, was reacting to a preceding monologue in which Matthews praised Obama’s speech: "I think the President's speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful...But what I liked about the President's speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility...The question now is whether the...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’ (video)

    06/05/2009 10:13:02 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 54 replies · 2,522+ views
    newsbusters ^ | Kyle Drennen
    Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."
  • Obama’s Nobel Headache-- Paul Krugman has emerged as Obama's toughest liberal critic

    03/30/2009 4:06:56 PM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies · 763+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Mar 28, 2009 | Evan Thomas
    He's deeply skeptical of the bank bailout and pessimistic about the economy. Why the establishment worries he may be right. He criticizes the Obamaites for trying to prop up a financial system that he regards as essentially a dead man walking. He portrays Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and other top officials as, in effect, tools of Wall Street (a ridiculous charge, say Geithner defenders). These men and women have "no venality," Krugman hastened to say. But they are suffering from "osmosis," from simply spending too much time around investment bankers and the like. The day Geithner announced the details of...
  • Cracking the Vault

    03/22/2009 2:18:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 1,071+ views
    Newsweek ^ | issue dated Mar 23, 2009 | Evan Thomas and Mark Hosenball
    With help from a former UBS banker, the Feds are demystifying how the Swiss do business. Inside the tradecraft.___ Among the very rich, it's known as "the nut." That's the amount of money they need to salt away for a "rainy day"—for when the bubble bursts or the subpoenas arrive. It's enough money to keep paying for, say, the grandkids' private-school tuitions or the landscape gardener on Martha's Vineyard. ("Every Master of the Universe knows the number," wrote "The Bonfire of the Vanities" author Tom Wolfe.) Usually, the money is invested in something safe, such as T-bills. But sometimes it's...
  • We Are All Socialists Now.

    02/16/2009 4:10:12 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 24 replies · 723+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February, 16, 2009 | Meacham and Thomas
    We Are All Socialists Now In many ways our economy already resembles a European one. As boomers age and spending grows, we will become even more French.
  • Vanity: We are all Socialists Now

    02/10/2009 5:53:11 PM PST · by shineon · 54 replies · 1,436+ views
    I just read the cover of Newsweek. We are all Socialists now
  • Newsweek: Celebrating America As A New, Socialist France

    Newsweek: Celebrating America as a New, Socialist France by Warner Todd Huston Sunday, February 8th 2009 Newsweek’s Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas are tired of all this talk of socialism. We need to stop talking about yesterday’s news, they say, and embrace the great new fact that America is already a socialist country. They chortle that America is just like France. Meacham and Thomas chide Sean Hannity for using socialism as a dirty word because it “seems strangely beside the point.” The pair is enthusiastic about our new American socialist society! We are a European country and we like it,...
  • Newsweek: We Are All Socialists Now

    02/07/2009 9:57:41 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 64 replies · 4,003+ views
    newsweek ^ | John Meachum & Evan Thomas
    In many ways our economy already resembles a European one. As boomers age and spending grows, we will become even more French. [snip] We remain a center-right nation in many ways—particularly culturally, and our instinct, once the crisis passes, will be to try to revert to a more free-market style of capitalism—but it was, again, under a conservative GOP administration that we enacted the largest expansion of the welfare state in 30 years: prescription drugs for the elderly. People on the right and the left want government to invest in alternative energies in order to break our addiction to foreign...
  • Evan Thomas: 'A Disgrace' If McCain Beats Obama with Ayers

    10/11/2008 12:17:13 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 52 replies · 1,188+ views
    Published on NewsBusters.org (http://newsbusters.org) Evan Thomas: 'A Disgrace' If McCain Beats Obama with Ayers By Brent Baker Created 2008-10-11 15:08 Newsweek's Evan Thomas and NPR's Nina Totenberg, likely reflecting the attitude of many of their Washington press corps colleagues, declared Barack Obama's connection to unrepentant terrorist William Ayers as an out of bounds subject for the campaign. On Inside Washington [1], a weekly show produced and aired over the weekend by Washington, DC's ABC affiliate, but first broadcast Friday night on the local PBS station, Thomas, Editor at Large with Newsweek, charged: “If he loses the election because of...
  • McCain’s Mrs. Right (very good read)

    08/30/2008 2:43:29 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 231+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 8/30/08 | Evan THomas
    Sarah Palin posed for a photo spread in Vogue, but that's about as far as the glamour goes. She piles her hair up in a librarian's bun and wears what she calls "schoolmarm" glasses (one blogger compared her to "Tina Fey's sexier sister"). She was at one time a beauty queen, Miss Wasilla 1984, in her hometown, population: 7,000 or so. "We were really surprised when she wanted to do it," her father, Chuck, told the Vogue reporter. "That wasn't her thing." Basketball and hunting were more like it. Palin regretted the whole beauty pageant experience. "They made us line...
  • Up in the Sky, An Unblinking Eye

    06/01/2008 6:28:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 174+ views
    NEWSWEEK ^ | 6/9/08 | John Barry and Evan Thomas
    The hundreds of drones cruising over Iraq and Afghanistan have changed war forever."The whole art of war consists of getting at what is on the other side of the hill," said the Duke of Wellington, conqueror of Napoleon at Waterloo. In the murky kind of fight that marks modern warfare against terrorists and guerrillas, knowing what's on the other side of the hill—or inside a building—takes on a whole new urgency and meaning. Lt. Col. Scott Williams, who leads a unit of Apache helicopters in Baghdad, is in the business of "servicing" targets, by which he means anything from blowing...
  • Sit Back, Relax, Get Ready to Rumble - How Team Obama Plans to Battle GOP Onslaught

    05/11/2008 12:58:37 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 17 replies · 95+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 11th, 2008 | Richard Wolffe and Evan Thomas
    How do you know if Barack Obama is unhappy with what you're saying—or not saying? At meetings of his closest advisers, he likes to lean back, put his feet on the table and close his eyes. If he doesn't like how the conversation is going, he will lean forward, put his feet on the floor and "adjust his socks, kind of start tugging at them," says Michael Strautmanis, a counselor to the campaign. Obama wants people to talk, but he doesn't want to intimidate them. "If you haven't said anything, he'll call on you," says Strautmanis. "He's never said it,...
  • The Left Starts to Rethink Reagan

    05/04/2008 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 17 replies · 231+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 5/12/08 | Evan Thomas
    WILL: I was at the Truman library in Independence, Mo., last week, and was looking at a black-and-white photograph of Harry Truman giving a speech in a stadium in Los Angeles during the '48 campaign. Seated next to the lectern, right next to Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, is a man who had introduced Truman, and it was a 37-year-old Ronald Reagan. That was probably the last time he voted for a Democrat. And so Sean's right, he was the first Reagan Democrat, but what really made Reagan Democrats were Democratic policies. One of the worst things that ever happened...
  • 3 AM Ad: 'She Doesn't Strike Me as the Cool, Detached, Steady Person'

    03/05/2008 4:10:23 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 123+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Obama still has his fans in the MSM, or Hillary her detractors . . . Appearing on this afternoon's Hardball, the seemingly mild-mannered Evan Thomas of Newsweek took a surprisingly tough shot at Clinton, undermining the very premise of her now-famous "it's 3 AM" ad. Discussing Hillary's comeback, Evans offered his blunt assessment with no real prompting. EVAN THOMAS: What I don't get about his ad, the whole idea about 3 AM is you want coolness and detachment, right? She's not cool and detached. She's either really hot and angry, or she's icy cold and tough. But I don't think...
  • He Knew He Was Right(Evan Thomas eulogizes Bill Buckley)

    03/01/2008 7:57:58 PM PST · by kellynla · 10 replies · 291+ views
    newsweek ^ | 12:09 PM ET Mar 1, 2008 | Evan Thomas
    The Buckley dinner salons were held at Bill and Patricia's Park Avenue apartment, a ground-floor maisonette at 73rd Street in Manhattan. Literary sportsman George Plimpton might be there, chatting with statesman Henry Kissinger or novelist Dominick Dunne. At the same time, standing in the corner might be a lumpy, Trotskyite-turned-Catholic intellectual talking to a nervous Yale undergraduate. There were rarely politicians to be seen at the Buckleys' elegant home, but, standing by the Bösendorfer piano in the living room, guests often heard worldclass pianist Bruce Levingston playing the same Bach concerto he would be performing the next week at Carnegie...
  • In The Shadow of Bush (BDS in full bloom)

    01/20/2008 10:06:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 62+ views
    Newsweek ^ | January 28, 2008 Issue | Evan Thomas
    The president has left his party in a precarious state. But the GOP candidates running in the wake of his wreckage can learn much from his failures. We are all stars in the movies that play in our minds: not true-life stories, exactly, but life as we imagine it could or should be. Little imperfections are conveniently forgotten or smoothed over, messy relationships downplayed or deep-sixed. The future beckons brightly, even if the past was dark or dreary. This need to believe in an idealized self is especially strong in politicians. They must get up every day and sell a...
  • The Closing of the American Mind

    12/30/2007 6:17:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies · 815+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 31, 2007-Jan. 7, 2008 issue | Evan Thomas
    Partisan warriors may love our polarized political culture. Everyone else is turned off, and tuning out. ___ There are, as they say, two Americas. There is the America of the rich and the America of the poor, as Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards likes to point out. There is the America of Red States and Blue States, populated, as columnist Dave Barry likes to joke, by "ignorant racist fascist knuckle-dragging NASCAR-obsessed cousin-marrying road-kill-eating tobacco-juice-dribbling gun-fondling religious fanatic rednecks" and "godless unpatriotic pierced-nose Volvo-driving France-loving leftwing Communist latte-sucking tofu-chomping holistic-wacko neurotic vegan weenie perverts." These divisions seem to grow, and to...
  • Into Thin Air (Newsweek: we almost got Bin Laden in 2005)

    08/28/2007 10:52:50 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 18 replies · 992+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 3, 2007 | Evan Thomas
    The Americans were getting close. It was early in the winter of 2004-05, and Osama bin Laden and his entourage were holed up in a mountain hideaway along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Suddenly, a sentry, posted several kilometers away, spotted a patrol of U.S. soldiers who seemed to be heading straight for bin Laden's redoubt. The sentry radioed an alert, and word quickly passed among the Qaeda leader's 40-odd bodyguards to prepare to remove "the Sheik," as bin Laden is known to his followers, to a fallback position. As Sheik Said, a senior Egyptian Qaeda operative, later told the story, the...
  • NYS: Brawley Case of the South

    08/10/2007 9:07:07 AM PDT · by OESY · 29 replies · 1,328+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 10, 2007 | JOHN LEO
    If anyone ever starts a museum of horrible explanations, the one-liner by Newsweek's Evan Thomas about his magazine's dubious reporting on the Duke non-rape case— "The narrative was right but the facts were wrong" —is destined to become a popular exhibit, right up there with "we had to destroy the village to save it." What Mr. Thomas seems to mean is that the newsroom view of the lacrosse players as privileged, sexist, and arrogant white male jocks was the correct angle on the story. It wasn't. According to Duke's female lacrosse team and other women on campus, the male players...
  • Pincus Tags Fleischer As Leak Source ~

    02/12/2007 2:25:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1,806+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | February 12, 2007 at 8:25:6 PST | MATT APUZZO ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer leaked the identity of a CIA operative to Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus during a 2003 phone call, Pincus testified Monday as the first defense witness in the CIA leak trial. Pincus was one of the first reporters to learn the identity of Valerie Plame, the wife of former ambassador and prominent Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson. Pincus said he learned her identity July 12, 2003 but did not immediately write about it. Plame was outed by syndicated columnist Robert Novak two days later. Pincus testified on behalf of Vice...
  • Chris Matthews' wife tackles Plamegate while her husband says it's "too complicated" to discuss

    09/16/2006 8:10:29 AM PDT · by freedom4me · 42 replies · 2,036+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9-16-06 | Tim Graham
    When the show's ["Inside Washington"] substitute host Kathleen Matthews (wife of Chris Matthews) asked what the bottom line of Plamegate, Evan Thomas declared: "Nothing! Nothing! This is a big zero of a story that most of the American public has ignored, Washington has been feverishly consumed by, and it means something for Scooter Libby, who may go to jail, so it has some personal consequences, but in the great sum of American body politic, it means nothing."
  • Reality Check for 'Roe'

    02/26/2006 10:44:34 AM PST · by madprof98 · 54 replies · 1,184+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 3/6/06 | Martha Brant and Evan Thomas
    With the hard right hoping for reversal, the black-and-white war over abortion finds itself immersed in shades of gray.March 6, 2006 issue - At first glance, it appeared that the forces of the pro-life movement were on the march last week. The question of abortion is much more ambiguous than the louder voices on either side of the pro-life/pro-choice divide are willing to admit. The hard-line anti-abortion crusaders may be disappointed by the legal realities, at least in the short term. At the same time, the pro-abortion-rights interest groups are just beginning to grapple with an uncomfortable truth: that many...
  • The Shot Heard Round the World (Newsweek goes after Cheney Big Time)

    02/18/2006 10:45:54 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 84 replies · 2,212+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Feb. 27, 2006 | Evan Thomas
    If, as he ponders the Threat Matrix at his daily intelligence briefing, Cheney really sees himself as a modern Achilles or Hector on the plains at Troy, he is not just being grandiose. Cheney is often lauded as that rare No. 2 who, having no political ambition for himself, can give his all to the president. But Cheney's aloofness from the ebb and flow of politics and public opinion has apparently dulled his senses in a way that is not helpful to his boss, who has been busy lately defending his administration from criticism that it was badly out of...
  • Palace Revolt

    01/30/2006 3:25:32 PM PST · by Anthem · 65 replies · 1,891+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Feb. 6, 2006 issue | Daniel Klaidman, Stuart Taylor Jr. and Evan Thomas
    They were loyal conservatives, and Bush appointees. They fought a quiet battle to rein in the president's power in the war on terror. And they paid a price for it. A NEWSWEEK investigation. Feb. 6, 2006 issue - James Comey, a lanky, 6-foot-8 former prosecutor who looks a little like Jimmy Stewart, resigned as deputy attorney general in the summer of 2005. The press and public hardly noticed. Comey's farewell speech, delivered in the Great Hall of the Justice Department, contained all the predictable, if heartfelt, appreciations. But mixed in among the platitudes was an unusual passage. Comey thanked "people...
  • Palace Revolt ("They fought a quiet battle to rein in the president's power...")

    01/29/2006 8:14:40 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 11 replies · 985+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/29/05 | By Daniel Klaidman, Stuart Taylor Jr. and Evan Thomas
    Feb. 6, 2006 issue - James Comey, a lanky, 6-foot-8 former prosecutor who looks a little like Jimmy Stewart, resigned as deputy attorney general in the summer of 2005. The press and public hardly noticed. Comey's farewell speech, delivered in the Great Hall of the Justice Department, contained all the predictable, if heartfelt, appreciations. But mixed in among the platitudes was an unusual passage. Comey thanked "people who came to my office, or my home, or called my cell phone late at night, to quietly tell me when I was about to make a mistake; they were the people committed...
  • Full Speed Ahead

    01/03/2006 11:34:02 AM PST · by Xanadu2112 · 6 replies · 713+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/3/06 | Evan Thomas and Daniel Klaidman
    Jan. 9, 2006 issue - The talk at the White House in the days and weeks after 9/11 was all about suitcase nukes and germ warfare and surprise decapitation strikes. Every morning, as they crossed West Executive Drive on their way to work in the West Wing, Bush administration staffers recall seeing a plain white truck with a galvanized metal chimney. Sensors sniffing for pathogens or radioactivity, they guessed, though they couldn't be sure. Like just about everything else at that spooky time, the purpose of the truck was a secret.
  • Rosen: Liberals shine in media

    12/30/2005 6:39:11 AM PST · by rellimpank · 14 replies · 1,891+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 30 Dec 05 | Mike Rosen
    It's time for the 18th annual Media Research Center's awards for the most biased, manipulative or downright goofy quotes from liberals in the "mainstream" media. I'm honored to serve, once again, on MRC's distinguished panel of conservatively biased judges. Here are some of the highlights from among the winners and runners-up of Best Notable Quotables of 2005:
  • Full Speed Ahead (NSA spying, Newsweek shock alert!)

    01/01/2006 8:35:59 AM PST · by KCRW · 22 replies · 1,202+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | 01/01/2006 | Evan Thomas,Daniel Klaidman, Mark Hosenball, Michael Isikoff, Richard Wolffe
    Jan. 9, 2006 issue - The talk at the White House in the days and weeks after 9/11 was all about suitcase nukes and germ warfare and surprise decapitation strikes. Every morning, as they crossed West Executive Drive on their way to work in the West Wing, Bush administration staffers recall seeing a plain white truck with a galvanized metal chimney. Sensors sniffing for pathogens or radioactivity, they guessed, though they couldn't be sure. Like just about everything else at that spooky time, the purpose of the truck was a secret. Such chilling sights are not likely to inspire thoughtful...
  • Newsweek: Bush Most 'Isolated' President [ "None. None. Zero. Not one call," a baffled Murtha told.]

    12/11/2005 6:08:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies · 2,466+ views
    Newsweek: Bush Most 'Isolated' President George W. Bush may be the most isolated president in modern history, at least since the late-stage Richard Nixon, write Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas and Senior White House Correspondent Richard Wolffe in the December 19 issue of Newsweek. Lately, there are some signs that the White House is trying to dispel the image of the Bush Bubble (or Bunker), although Congressman Jack Murtha may disagree. When Murtha tried to write George W. Bush with some suggestions for fighting the Iraq war, as he had done for the president's father, the congressman's letter was ignored...
  • How Bush Blew It (Major barf alert)

    09/11/2005 1:04:32 PM PDT · by GreatOne · 125 replies · 2,726+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 19, 2005 | Evan "Scumbag" Thomas
    Sept. 19, 2005 issue - It's a standing joke among the president's top aides: who gets to deliver the bad news? Warm and hearty in public, Bush can be cold and snappish in private, and aides sometimes cringe before the displeasure of the president of the United States, or, as he is known in West Wing jargon, POTUS. The bad news on this early morning, Tuesday, Aug. 30, some 24 hours after Hurricane Katrina had ripped through New Orleans, was that the president would have to cut short his five-week vacation by a couple of days and return to Washington....
  • 'I'm So Sorry'

    08/15/2005 4:48:45 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 119 replies · 3,260+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 22, 2005 | Holly Bailey and Evan Thomas
    The grieving room was arranged like a doctor's office. The families and loved ones of 33 soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan were summoned to a large waiting area at Fort Bragg, N.C. For three hours, they were rotated through five private rooms, where they met with President George W. Bush, accompanied by two Secret Service men and a photographer. Because the walls were thin, the families awaiting their turn could hear the crying inside. President Bush was wearing "a huge smile," but his eyes were red and he looked drained by the time he got to the last widow,...
  • NEWSWEEK STORY: "I'm So Sorry" [Newsweek supports Bush over meeting with grieving families]

    08/14/2005 8:53:24 AM PDT · by nwrep · 66 replies · 3,026+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 14, 2005 | By Holly Bailey and Evan Thomas
    Aug. 22, 2005 issue - The grieving room was arranged like a doctor's office. The families and loved ones of 33 soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan were summoned to a large waiting area at Fort Bragg, N.C. For three hours, they were rotated through five private rooms, where they met with President George W. Bush, accompanied by two Secret Service men and a photographer. Because the walls were thin, the families awaiting their turn could hear the crying inside. President Bush was wearing "a huge smile," but his eyes were red and he looked drained by the time he...
  • The Qur'an Question (Newsweek)(DETAINEE put Koran near toilet, NOT guards)

    05/22/2005 8:01:26 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 36 replies · 1,128+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 30, 2005 issue | Evan Thomas and Michael Isikoff
    The International Committee of the Red Cross announced that it had provided the Pentagon with confidential reports about U.S. personnel disrespecting or mishandling Qur'ans at Gitmo in 2002 and 2003. VanNatta recounted that in 2002, the inmates suddenly started yelling that the guards had thrown a Qur'an on or near an Asian-style squat toilet. The guards found an inmate who admitted that he had dropped his Qur'an near his toilet. According to VanNatta, the inmate then was taken cell to cell to explain this to other detainees to quell the unrest. But the incident could partly account for the multiple...
  • How a Fire Broke Out (NEWSWEEK source is now unsure)

    05/15/2005 2:56:45 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 51 replies · 2,291+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 05/15/05 | Evan Thomas
    May 23 issue - By the end of the week, the rioting had spread from Afghanistan throughout much of the Muslim world, from Gaza to Indonesia. Mobs shouting "Protect our Holy Book!" burned down government buildings and ransacked the offices of relief organizations in several Afghan provinces. The violence cost at least 15 lives, injured scores of people and sent a shudder through Washington, where officials worried about the stability of moderate regimes in the region. advertisement The spark was apparently lit at a press conference held on Friday, May 6, by Imran Khan, a Pakistani cricket legend and strident...
  • Liberal Bias At Newsweek

    01/27/2005 5:57:17 PM PST · by UpHereEh · 23 replies · 1,085+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | January 27, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Evan Thomas of Newsweek was one of the few journalists who admitted that the mainstream media wanted John Kerry to win. He said media bias was worth as many as 20 million votes for Kerry. But that doesn't mean that Newsweek is free of liberal bias. We picked up a copy of the January 10 issue and were astounded by the examples of bias contained therein. Page 5 featured a "Conventional Wisdom" segment that criticized the President for vacationing and then "taking three days" to address the Tsunami disaster. That's a lie. The President addressed the problem on the day...
  • Wishing Godspeed to Libs Talking of Fleeing to Canada

    11/13/2004 3:42:08 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 258+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 13, 2004 | LISA FABRIZIO
    Lame Ducks and New Canucks When I was young, some thousands of my countrymen fled to Canada in order to avoid fighting the evils of communism in a distant land. More than thirty years later, some thousands of liberals are planning to ascend to the Great White North to avoid fighting the evils of conservatism in their own back yard. Although I’m not sure that flight is the proper response to the recent election results, I wish them a swift transition to a land more amenable to their sensitive, pacifistic dispositions and one that will accommodate their rampant Francophilia. Some...