Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bereft of many good options ahead of the November midterms, Democrats have been eager to use the fringe impeachment chatter as a cudgel against Republicans. The gambit has not gone unnoticed on the right.
Senior Defense Department officials told Fox News anchor Bret Baier that the latest U.S.-led military operation in Iraq probably won't have a name — unlike the 2003 invasion, which was dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom.
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet announced Thursday evening that the newspaper "will use the word 'torture' to describe incidents in which we know for sure that interrogators inflicted pain on a prisoner in an effort to get information."
Annette Bosworth, the former fringe U.S. Senate candidate in South Dakota who once conducted an entire news conference surrounded by walls that were spray-painted with vulgar terms, says she is in the middle of a three-day fast.
Kennedy, the one-name wonder who now serves as the semi-youthful libertarian voice at the Fox News empire, believes that a trio of Republican politicians are — surprise, surprise — just like three bands that peaked when she was an MTV VJ in the 1990s.