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U.S. photojournalist Scott Kesterson spent 15 months embedded with Canadian troops in Afghanistan in an effort to understand the conflict. See more CSPANJunkie videos here.
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Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office as attorney general to Eric Holder. The ceremony was held in the Attorney General’s Conference Room in the Department of Justice. See more CSPANJunkie videos here.
This ought to be an interesting one to watch in 2010 as Carnahan seeks to replace the execrable Christopher "Kit" Bond. No republicans have declared yet, but former Senator Jim "No Talent' Talent is said to be interested, as is former House minority whip Roy Blunt. If either of those two lunkheads gets the nomination Carnahan should win. State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, who lost a GOP primary last year for governor, is also said to be in the mix.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan entered the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, seeking to follow in the political footsteps of her mother and late father.
Carnahan, a Democrat, is the first candidate of either party to officially enter the race after Republican Sen. Kit Bond announced last month that he will not seek re-election in 2010.
She announced her candidacy in a video posted on her campaign Web site that highlighted the economy and her role as secretary of state in cracking down on investment schemes.
From The Situation Room Jan. 2, 2009. Michael Steele is completely clueless. Hey Steele, weren't you drawing a government pay check at one time? Maybe that didn't qualify as a job. I think the people working for the Post Office, Parks Department, IRS....etc., etc., etc. might disagree with you.
UPDATE: John Amato:
As soon as he had the chance, Michael Steele makes it perfectly clear why he's a perfect choice for the RNC. He can lie with the best of them. This statement was utter nonsense as Wolf Blitz looked on like a blow up doll.
BLITZER: But if there's an economic recovery and there are jobs created...
STEELE: Are you taking into account inflation?
And, first off, the government doesn't create jobs. Let's get this notion out of our heads that the government create jobs. Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created a job.
Small business owners do, small enterprises do, not the government. When that government contract runs out, that job goes away. That's what we're talking about here. And those two to four million jobs that are projected won't happen. Trust me.
Wolf moved on to a new topic immediately. Maybe Blitzer had a few voices in his ear piece and didn't really listen to Steele's answer, but to sit back and not respond to a LIE that big is insane. Watching the crazy stock market shows all year, most of the time they said that because of government hiring, the job reports didn't look as bad as they should have. We all know that FDR put people to work. Did the TSA get any work because of the federal government and the strict rules in airports? Steele is a clown and this is the type of lying that needs to be exposed always.
And as Duncan properly states:
As Dean says, we're living in the Republican alternative universe where government spending isn't stimulus. Stimulus is instead... well, no one really knows. You can argue about the effectiveness of various stimulus measures. You can argue about what spending priorities should be. But anything which involves buying stuff and paying wages or otherwise putting money into the pockets of people is stimulus.
Joe Scarborough during part of his daily freak out on Morning Joe. He looks like he's slowly coming more and more unhinged on there by the day from the little I can stand to watch of the show. Where was Joe Scarborough's concern over deficits when George Bush was throwing billions down the toilet with his invasion of Iraq? And he has an utter lack of concern over what high unemployment rates mean to average Americans or anyone else for that matter.
Mary Snow on The Situation Room Jan. 2, 2009 making an extremely flawed analogy.
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