This fall's most star-studded book tour will feature Joan Didion, Seymour Hersh, Doris Kearns Goodwin and others reading coast to coast on behalf of an award-winning author they dearly wish could have discussed his work himself: David Halberstam.
We don't live in red and blue states anymore. That's yesterday's wisdom. Today we live in a purple nation, where Hawaii and New Jersey, and maybe even Michigan, are trending toward President Bush, and Ohio and Florida, and maybe even Arkansas, are falling into John Kerry's column. Even Missouri is tightening. Has anyone polled Wyoming recently? What about DC?
Hurricane Ivan slammed into the Gulf Coast early this morning with 130-mph winds, threatening any chance that President Bush or Sen. John Kerry would get much TV air time for the rest of the week. (Is it just us, or does every political reporter want to be covering that awesome storm? It sure beats the "debate over the debates.")
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush will not attend the graduation ceremonies of their twin daughters later this month in order to avoid disruptions for families of the other graduates, the White House announced Thursday.