The evening newscasts on Tuesday night attributed Senator Arlen Specter's motivation for changing parties to how he realized he wouldn't win the Republican primary in Pennsylvania, but they also, just as they did with Senator Jim Jeffords in 2001, eagerly relayed -- without any challenge -- Specter's spin that, in the words of the TV journalists, he “had been driven out by the right-wing of the Republican Party,” the GOP's “increasingly conservative tilt” and “the fringe of the party.” CBS...
By Brent Baker | January 18, 2013 9:03 PM EST Conservatives have long joked that the national press corps see Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today, Newsweek – at least what’s left of it, an online product for tablets and e-readers – made it official.
About nine hours, up and down 87 feet, 50 miles from Pacific to Caribbean for fee of $200,000. From late Wed afternoon, Agua Clara locks with 24 inch clearance for US Navy ship, view from aft of my ship, look back from Limon Bay. #PanamaCanalpic.twitter.com/Ncg8C6OpbQ
At Pedro Miguel Lock, support buildings for it, cuts in rocky hills from blasting, ship beyond as we near Gatun Lake. Now have gone up 87 feet above Pacific, heading north to Atlantic. #PanamaCanalpic.twitter.com/JRPcojRWVA