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Mon. a.m. video: Yesterday’s talking head shows

If you slept in or went to church on Sunday morning, here’s what they were talking about,  courtesy of TalkingPointsMemo.

That was the week that was

Although there was a lot going on in national politics — economic stimulus money pumping out to the states, an omnibus spending bill that crashed and burned in Congress, new rules on bankruptcy — the national political media had one mantra last week.

All Rush, all the time. Video clip highlights of the back and forth are inside.


That was the week that was

What did you miss if you spent the week in a cave (one without access to newspapers, the Internet or cable television)?

Barack Obama held an economic summit, John McCain was in the audience and got to ask the first question.
Obama addressed a joint session of Congress; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was in the next segment and got to give the GOP response. Obama got good reviews; Jindal not so much.
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner’s rap performance sort of went viral (well, it got lots of play in Spokane.)
Obama announced an end to the war in Iraq, although it’s about 19 months from now (and doesn’t mean all the troops will be home even then.) John McCain said good idea…didn’t these two run against each other at one time? Military types said good idea.

Videos from the week that was are inside.

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