The Courtship

In the spring of 2005, New York Times columnist David Brooks arrived at then-Senator Barack Obama’s office for a chat. Brooks, a conservative writer who joined the Times in 2003 from The Weekly Standard, had never met Obama before. But, as they chewed over the finer points of Edmund Burke, it didn’t take long for the two men to click. “I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging,” Brooks recently told me, “but usually when I talk to senators, ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Derek Hawkins - Aug 31, 2009 - 10:11 AM PDT
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Derek Hawkins
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Cynthia Gilbert
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by Cynthia Gilbert - Aug. 31, 2009

Really enjoyed the piece, but a bit of a background "gossip" piece for those interested in the Washington behind-the-scenes power players.

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by Patricia Blochowiak - Aug. 31, 2009

Liberals like Obama less and less. At least one conservative likes Obama more and more. And we're supposed to think that Obama is liberal after he supports traditional financiers, supports charter schools and military academies, and won't even put single payer on the table? I don't think so.

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