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New JFK Tapes Revealed

Kudos to NBC Nightly News for devoting significant time Monday night to new audio tapes from a Jan. 5, 1960 conversation with then-Sen. John F. Kennedy. Brian Williams and NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss shared some clips on the television broadcast. Among other things, Kennedy discusses a recent vacation...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 14, 2008; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (33)

Jewish Democrats Asked to 'Schlep' Home for Obama

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo. By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: "If Barack Obama doesn't become the next President of the United States I'm going to blame the Jews." So says Jewish -- and infamously potty-mouthed -- comedienne Sarah Silverman in an edgy new video...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 25, 2008; 03:33 PM ET | Comments (7)

Latino Voter Registration Drive Goes On-Air

A multi-million-dollar ad campaign designed to encourage voter registration and increased political participation among Latinos who are legal residents was launched today nationwide on Spanish-language television and radio stations. The National Association of Latino Elected Officials, in cooperation with National Council of La Raza, Univision, State Farm, and other groups...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 7, 2008; 01:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Craigslist Founder on Politics

Craigslist.org is considered by many one of the best places to find a new apartment, sell an old toaster, or even seek out love. Beyond rentals and purchases however, Craigslist is also popular with Web users looking to vent political thoughts. That's a good thing, according to the site's founder,...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 20, 2008; 05:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

'Daisy' Co-Creator Passes Away

Tony Schwartz, who helped conceptualize and produce Lyndon Johnson's famous "Daisy" ad, died Saturday in New York at age 84. The infamous ad aired only once, is considered one of the most famous political TV ads of all time, and inspired future "fear" ads. Here's a look at it: The...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 16, 2008; 10:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Is Obama Still Hiring?'

The top 10 things heard in Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters. Sound bite: "No. 2. It's not the end -- you can always get fat and make a global warming documentary."...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 5, 2008; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (2)

Video Highlights of the DNC Meetings

A few video highlights from Saturday's Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee meetings in Washington, D.C. The first one gives you a sense of the crowd outside the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. A few hundred supporters, mostly from Florida, chanted, argued, then later marched to a nearby rallying point:...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 1, 2008; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (28)

McClellan Hits the Talk Show Circuit

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan spoke with NPR and appeared on NBC's "Today" show this morning to talk about his new book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception." Here's the entire "Today" interview, conducted by NBC's Meredith Vieira: Listen to the NPR...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 29, 2008; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (1)

A Year's Worth of Political Conversation

washingtonpost.com's PostTalk program is marking its first anniversary of interviews with presidential candidates, congressional leaders, governors, and other newsmakers. Chris Cillizza reviews year one: Note: Please upgrade your Flash plug-in to view our enhanced content. var thisObj = "flashobj041008X12v"; var so = new SWFObject("http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/player/wpniplayer_blog.swf", thisObj, "454", "305", "8", "#ffffff"); so.addParam("allowScriptAccess",...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 11, 2008; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Looking Back on Kennedy's 'Houston Speech'

As Mitt Romney prepares to give a widely-anticipated speech about "Faith in America," here are clips of John F. Kennedy's address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, on Sept. 12, 1960 at the Rice Hotel. "I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant, nor Jewish. Where no...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 6, 2007; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Halloween Gets Political

A few "tricks" and "treats" for your Halloween 2007. First off, the AP recently asked voters which of the 2008 presidential candidates would make the scariest costume. Continuing her dominance in the polls, Hillary Clinton beat out every other Democratic and GOP contender, earning 37 percent of the vote. Rudy...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 31, 2007; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Life's A Toll Road: Drew Carey's Libertarian Debut

The ubiquitous Drew Carey, new king of game shows, has also started an online show for libertarian magazine Reason. Turns out that Carey is a libertarian himself, a political flavor that is getting more and more attention on the web (lots of libertarian blogs there) and in this election...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 17, 2007; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jenna Bush's Secret Service Details Leaves The Keys In The Car

Jenna Bush continues her media tour this week to promote her new book, "Ana's Story," about a young girl living with HIV/AIDS. So far she's been on 20/20, the Today Show, Larry King Live. She's also done several newspaper interviews, and this morning stopped by CBS's The Early Show. As...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 4, 2007; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (4)

Kerry Responds to Taser Incident

Cable news is all over the story of the Andrew Meyer, the 21-year-old University of Florida student tasered by university police, after he refused to stop questioning Sen. John Kerry about the 2004 presidential election. Video (like the one below) show officers pulling Meyer away from a microphone after he...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 18, 2007; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (392)

Karl Rove's Shrink-Wrapped Goodbye Gift

The presidential campaign has provided just a smattering of news in recent days, which makes sense considering we're in the closing days of summer. But the folks at the White House provided us with a real gem today, in the form of Karl Rove's goodbye present. Colleagues shrink-wrapped his car,...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | August 29, 2007; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (14)

YouTube Impacting (Local) New Hampshire Politics

The "YouTubization" of American politics has gone local, and it's doing so in New Hampshire of all places. As if the residents of Manchester, N.H. didn't have enough politicking to worry about already, a city mayoral candidate has attacked his opponent with an online video. New Hampshire's primary day is...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | August 23, 2007; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (16)

Jon Stewart on Dick Cheney

With all the coverage of Dick Cheney this week, and his recent assertion that he's not a member of the executive branch, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has a thing or two to say about the vice president:...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 27, 2007; 09:26 AM ET | Comments (10)

20 Years Ago Today...

President Ronald Reagan at Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin -- June 12, 1987. Sound Bite: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 12, 2007; 04:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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