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Topic: Morning Jane | By CJP | May 28, 2008

beach-chair-2.jpgGood morning, Janes! It’s finally summer, but just because school’s out doesn’t mean your brain gets a vacation. Get ready the girls of summer smart enough to put SPF on your body and info in your brain. Here’s your Morning Jane…

Top Domestic Story: Campaign 2008

  • Concerned about a visible breakdown in party unity, the Obama campaign is asking its supporters not to come to this Saturday’s highly anticipated DNC meeting in Washington “passionately as they feel about this campaign.” On the other side, the Clinton campaign is coordinating transportation and lodging for her peeps. [The Hill]
  • The RNC is hammering Barack Obama for incorrectly stating, “I had an uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps.” Obama’s campaign clarified that he was speaking of a great uncle, who was among the first soldiers into Buchenwald. Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops. [CNN]
  • Clinton backer and Boston mayor Thomas Menino says the Clinton years were great, but he doesn’t think an Obama-Momma combo is a dream ticket. “If she got back into the White House, she’d bring along Big Daddy, and he would overshadow the president.” [Boston.com]

Top International Story: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is calling for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to step down while corruption charges against him move forward, saying, “He can do this in any of the ways open to him – suspension, vacation or resignation or declaring himself incapacitated.” Olmert denies charges that he accepted $500,000 in illegal campaign contributions. [BBC]

PLEASE let this be true: Gas prices may have peaked. For now. Citing a drop in crude prices, decrease in demand, and stable wholesale gas prices an oil analyst says, “We’re overdue for a small ebb.” [USA Today]

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan drops a bomb on his old bosses with his book, “What Happened.” He says George Bush is “plenty smart enough to be president,” but often convinced himself of his own spin. McClellan says he overheard a campaign call when Bush said he couldn’t remember if he’d ever used cocaine, and “I remember thinking to myself, ‘How can that be? [Washington Post]

Tori Spelling is headed back to “90201,” the pilot script has leaked, and our internal struggle to admit we’d actually watch it continues. [E Online]


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