Jeffrey Toobin’s latest book portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as increasingly cranky and partisan — and infuriated with Chief Justice John Roberts over the court’s recent decisions on healthcare and immigration.
Toobin, who writes for The New Yorker and also covers the court for CNN, credits Scalia for a sea change in how both sides of the political spectrum think about the law. But he says the justice’s bombast has [...]
Simon Black on JUNE 4, 2012
June 4, 2012
New York City
This past Friday, Barack Obama was at a Minneapolis-area Honeywell plant touting his economic recovery credentials to cheering disciples. One of the excited faithful was a young boy, fifth-grader Tyler Sullivan, who took the day off from school to hear the President speak.
The President was full of the usual bombast about how Congress needs to work with him to ‘build a strong economy’, and how he [...]
The musical selections for the president’s campaign events seem carefully calibrated to appeal to a wide range of voters.
Politico‘s Mike Allen scored a sweet scoop this morning: the 29-song playlist for President Obama’s re-election push. Unlike Allen’s usual fare, this isn’t about political maneuvering and Washington wheeling-and-dealing. Or is it? Given the famous discipline of the Obama campaign, it’s fair to assume this list is carefully calibrated to appeal for optimal demographic [...]