Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has long struggled to imagine a successor with the combination of star power, experience and grit to fill his shoes.
But not long ago, he was struck by an inspiration: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the retiring secretary of state.
In a phone call confirmed by three people, Mr. Bloomberg encouraged Mrs. Clinton to consider entering the 2013 mayor’s race, trading international diplomacy for municipal management on the grandest scale. She would, [...]
An unconfirmed report says Mitt Romney is courting Gen David Petraeus, the hero of the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, to be his vice presidential pick.
The Drudge Report cites an unnamed source who overheard President Barack Obama talking about the Republican candidate’s desire to name Petraeus as his running mate.
It remains to be seen whether the four-star general, who is currently the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, would even [...]
As the The Drudge Report-drives speculation that Condoleezza Rice is now a contender in the Republican veepstakes, surrogates and supporters in Mitt Romney’s orbit say Rice electrified Romney’s circle with a speech she delivered last month at the candidate’s closed-door fundraising retreat in Park City.
Rice’s forceful, and surprisingly partisan 13-minute address — audio of which has been obtained by BuzzFeed — won her two standing ovations from the gathering of big-money donors and [...]
Google “sequestration”. The Federal government is getting its budget axed on January 2013. Will be chaos I promise you.
Sequestration could boost unemployment, altering 2012 politics
The looming threat of sequestration is proving to extend beyond the walls of the Pentagon, making its way into the political arena as the November elections get closer.
Not only will the additional $500 billion in defense cuts have an effect on the lives of more than [...]
Joan Rivers, who recently penned I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me, doesn’t generally veer into political territory, but made an exception in a CNN interview that aired Wednesday — affirming that she does, indeed, hate everyone. Asked about her thoughts about the two presidential candidates, Rivers expressed a cynical outlook, deeming both President Obama and Mitt Romney “idiots.”
Responding to a question about how she feels about the two, Rivers promptly replied, [...]
During the daily press briefing at the White House, Press Secretary Jay Carney was pummeled with questions surrounding about Joe Biden’s comments supporting gay marriage on ”Meet the Press” yesterday.
On Sunday, Biden said he was “comfortable” with the concept of gay marriage and equal rights for gay couples.
On Monday, in a further attempt to clarify those remarks, Carney said that the Vice President Biden was expressing his “personal views.”
“He has his [...]
April 29, 2012
In the modern political arena, we are provided a myriad of false choices, while our supposedly elected representatives skillfully and purposefully obfuscate and maneuver around real, permanent solutions. This is because the vast majority of the power and influence today’s ruling elite enjoy across the Western world is derived precisely because of perpetual, seemingly unsolvable problems. In many cases, these “problems” are manufactured by the very people [...]
WITH his ratings at record lows, scandal-hit Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today quipped his party should change its name to “Go Pussy!” in the latest gaffe likely to incense swathes of voters.
“We will change the name of the People of Freedom because people no longer carry it in their hearts,” the 75-year-old told lawmakers from his ruling coalition in parliament, Italian news media [...]
Rep. Doug Lamborn and President Obama. (Rep. Doug Lamborn’s office)
For those who still think the election of Barack Obama as the nation’s [...]
by Chris Martenson
1.Â What led you to start Zero Hedge? Was there a particular story or moment? For many of our readers, you have become the CNN of the Great Collapse (this is seen as a positive thing). Is this what you set out to be?
Zero Hedge was started two years ago in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crash, as coined by Bill Buckler, when we [...]