THE NOTE: Mitt's Mormon Gamble

Clinton's caught in a bit of a union flap in Nevada, with two union leaders "accusing Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign of using their names on a list of endorsers without their permission," per the AP's Kathleen Hennessey.

Clinton on Monday jumps on the housing crisis, with a call for a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and a five-year freeze on adjustable-rate mortgages.

"The Democratic presidential front-runner's move signals a likely priority shift for political candidates, from one dominated by foreign affairs and domestic issues such as health insurance to one that more directly addresses the economic well-being of individual Americans," Christopher Cooper writes in The Wall Street Journal.

"High oil prices, plummeting home values and an increasingly volatile stock market are making consumers nervous, and a credit crunch has them fretting about their personal liquidity." Washington Post columnist David Broder has the solution to the GOP's woes (and we're pretty sure it would make Tom Tancredo's head explode -- and convince Lou Dobbs to run for president): "If the Republican Party really wanted to hold on to the White House in 2009, it's pretty clear what it would do. It would grit its teeth, swallow its doubts and nominate a ticket of John McCain for president and Mike Huckabee for vice president -- and president-in-waiting."

Salon.com's Michael Scherer dubs Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, the "baby elephant" in the GOP room. "His message -- a vocal opposition to the war in Iraq, a strict libertarian interpretation of the Constitution and a wholesale rejection of the nation's economic policies -- have caused tens of thousands to rally to his cause, including many who typically shun the political game," Scherer writes.

Don't miss this from the Paul supporter who's producing gilded chocolate coins with Paul's face on them: "I would love to get raided by the feds . . . because I would eat all the evidence."

So Newt Gingrich isn't running for president, but the former House speaker can't stay away long enough to rule out No. 2. "Depending on the circumstances, I'd be honored to be considered and under some circumstances I'd probably feel compelled to say 'yes,' " Gingrich, R-Ga., said in a C-SPAN interview, as written up by the Washington Examiner's "Yeas and Nays" crew.

Three months after Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, pleaded not gay, the Idaho Statesman finds five men who think otherwise -- and four who are willing to say it on the record.

"They say they had sex with Craig or that he made a sexual advance or that he paid them unusual attention," the Statesman's Dan Popkey writes.

How wide is this stance? (Jiminy, couldn't stop myself there.) "The Statesman's investigation, which included reviews of travel and property records and background checks on all five men, found nothing to disprove the five new accounts.

The men offer telling and sometimes similar details about what happened, or the senator's travel records place him in the city where sex is alleged to have occurred, or his accusers told credible witnesses at the time of the incident."

The kicker:

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