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  • Politico Lead Story: 'Is It Time to Ditch the Star-Spangled Banner?'

    09/14/2014 4:44:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 13, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    There is apparently no more important story or issue right now at the Politico than Ted Widmer's question about our national anthem: "Is It Time to Ditch the Star-Spangled Banner?" It is currently the lead item at the web site, complete with a huge picture of the American flag. The "beheading by ISIL of a British aid worker" and Wisconsin's court-granted ability to implement voter-ID in the fall elections are both apparently less important. - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2014/09/13/politico-lead-story-it-time-ditch-star-spangled-banner#sthash.B4XsZOqY.dpuf
  • Politico: 'Vox not living up to the hype, explained'

    08/23/2014 12:08:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 23, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The science is settled. General Electric Vox is now widely recognized as a tedious Web laughingstock. I could Voxsplain it to you with a whole bunch of annoying and condescending Voxcards but others have already done so including James Taranto last month in the American Spectator. However, while his criticism and that of others might be Voxsplained away by founder Ezra Klein as just having a political axe to grind, now even the liberal Politico has written Vox off as mostly hype and little substance as you can see in the article by Dylan Byers:
  • Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out

    08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administration’s self-described foreign policy...
  • Ouch! Politico Kicks David Gregory as He Exits NBC

    08/14/2014 5:05:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 14, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Gregory is now the poster boy warning for that old adage: be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down. And now that Gregory is on the down career escalator because of his quick removal today from both Meet The Press and NBC News as you can read here at Newsbusters, Dylan Byers at Politico has given him a swift kick on his way out the door. Apparently Gregory was not very nice to the folks who worked at NBC News as you can see below. Perhaps Gregory can take this as...
  • Pollsters: 'Everything is terrible'

    08/10/2014 7:36:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 10 Aug 2014 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Polls from major networks, researchers and newspapers agree: America’s in a bad mood. In just one week, polls found politicians of all stripes are hitting approval numbers with record lows. The president finds himself roughly as popular as a trip to the dentist. The entire Democratic Party gets the thumbs down. Oh, and so does the Republican Party. But it doesn’t stop there. Americans are also bummed out about the future in general, especially the economy. Things are so low that even an old favorite, sugar, polled poorly. (See the latest congressional polls from POLITICO's Polling Center) Pollsters say it...
  • Joe Scarborough turns on Israel

    07/31/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/31/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Joe Scarborough on Thursday had harsh words for Israel’s actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in “indiscriminate” killing. “This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”
  • Egypt’s ‘Not-So-Subtle’ Message to John Kerry [runs his entourage thru metal detectore]

    07/25/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 23, 2014 | Sharona Schwartz
    “This was a not-so-subtle message delivered by the el-Sissi regime that the ties between the United States and Egypt have cooled considerably,” Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told TheBlaze on Wednesday. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki brushed off any concerns about the security screening, tweeting that Kerry was focused on the objective of his mission – securing a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. The Jewish-American news site the Algemeiner termed the incident “symbolic,” describing it in part as “humiliation in Egypt.” The International Business Times observed that foreign governments “normally trust U.S....
  • Politico Ignores Democrat Opposition to White House Placing Immigrant Children In States

    07/19/2014 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Reading this Politico item on Obama's botched handling of immigration policy, one would think Democrats are all for embracing scores of illegal immigrant children now in the U.S. for an indeterminate period of time. Obama's foes on border crisis: Democrats “They sure didn’t check with me,” said Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “I don’t know who they checked with, but I just think it was kind of a quick reaction without really thinking about the humanitarian aspects of this.” In fact, many prominent Democrats are not only taking the Obama administration...
  • Democrats’ Record of Failure

    07/17/2014 10:00:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Reince Priebus
    In a recent Politico op-ed as detached from reality as her political views, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz wrote, “Come November, voters will have a choice between a Democratic Party trying to fix our nation’s problems and a Republican Party interested only in standing in our way.” I’d like to know what Democratic Party she’s talking about. Because it’s certainly not the one that controls the White House and the U.S. Senate today. It’s certainly not the Democratic Party she belongs too. If that party is “trying to fix our nation’s problems,” they clearly don’t know what they’re doing. Consider...
  • Michele Bachmann, Van Jones spar on border fight

    07/16/2014 2:20:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    CNN’s Van Jones went head to head Tuesday with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann over the border crisis, saying the congresswoman crossed the line in scapegoating the surge of unaccompanied migrant children for crimes committed by other undocumented immigrants. “Are you scapegoating every one of these kids?” Jones asked Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, on CNN’s “Crossfire.” “Well, hold on a second. There are lines that can’t be crossed here. I’m sorry congresswoman, I’m sorry congresswoman. There are lines that can’t be crossed here.” Bachmann, who acknowledged that 57,000 children have crossed America’s southern border into the country in recent months, also...
  • Ron Paul: Police manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect scarier than attack

    04/29/2013 5:09:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said the law enforcement that swarmed around Boston in the days following the marathon bombings was scarier than the actual terrorist attack. “The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city,” he said on the Lew Rockwell website, Politico reported. “This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.” The terror attacks on April 15 in Boston killed three and injured 264. Mr. Paul, a former libertarian political candidate who served in Congress as...
  • Dana Milbank's Heritage disaster

    06/17/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | June 17, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank set off a flurry of outraged tweets on Monday night after posting a highly critical recap of a panel event at the Heritage Foundation that, he says, "deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering." Video of that panel has since surfaced and -- in my view -- Milbank grossly misrepresented the nature of that exchange. The woman in question, Saba Ahmed, an American University law student, does not seem to have been "taunted." Both panelists who responded to her accepted the premise of her question...
  • The Democrats' best shot in Mississippi

    06/27/2014 2:20:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 206 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2014 | ANNA PALMER
    Democrats were crossing their fingers that Chris McDaniel would be the Republican nominee in Mississippi. But since Sen. Thad Cochran has prevailed, they are trying to do the unthinkable — unseat a six-term GOP senator. McDaniel supporters are irate that Cochran won a GOP primary by reaching across the aisle. Now some of his backers are ambivalent about whether they’ll come out at all in November — and if they don’t, that could create a rare opening for a Democrat here.
  • Kochs launch new Super PAC for Midterm Fight

    06/17/2014 8:25:34 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 1 replies
    Politico` ^ | June 16, 2014 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and DARREN GOODE
    During a closed-door gathering of major donors in Southern California on Monday, the political operation spearheaded by the Koch brothers unveiled a significant new weapon in its rapidly expanding arsenal — a super PAC called Freedom Partners Action Fund. The new group aims to spend more than $15 million in the 2014 midterm campaigns — part of a much larger spending effort expected to total $290 million, sources told POLITICO., The vast network of political nonprofit groups they helped build has mostly funneled its unprecedented political spending into issue-based campaigns that usually slam Democrats for supporting big government but seldom...
  • Why Big Business Fears the Tea Party: Dave Brat driving corporate America to the Democrats'

    06/16/2014 3:33:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/16/2014 | Michael Lind
    The primary election defeat of House majority leader Eric Cantor by the little-known Tea Party conservative David Brat has shocked business and financial elites as well as politicians and pundits. Conservative intellectuals such as Tim Carney have been arguing for a while that the right should adopt a new populism that targets “crony capitalism” and the collaboration of public and private elites at the expense of workers and small businesses. Brat is the first conservative candidate to have achieved a major electoral success by taking this line. He denounced Cantor for being too close to Wall Street and K Street,...
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • Hillary Clinton: I'm the Real Victim of Benghazi

    05/31/2014 3:26:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hillary Clinton may not be much at administering the State Department, but she’s certainly a pro when it comes to expressing outrage at her own persecution. For the woman who is supposedly the world’s most powerful feminist, her sense of victimhood remains surprisingly strong. That’s never been more true than in her new book, Hard Choices, which points out that she – not the four men who died in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of September 11, 2012 – is the victim. The Clinton camp reportedly leaked the 34-page Benghazi chapter of Hillary’s latest tome to favored outlet Politico. The...
  • Memo to Journalists: Quote Hillary to Hillary: "It Is Our Job to Figure Out What Happened"

    05/31/2014 4:16:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    “It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video." This statement is part of Hillary's 36 page "fog of war" chapter on Benghazi in her forthcoming memoir, a chapter obtained at least in part by Politico's Maggie Haberman, and it appears to be indicative of how she filled those 36 pages without answering any of the crucial questions about the events of that night and the following day. This line refers to the killers. And this line is of course a straw man, easily recognized after the president's straw man Woodstock at...
  • The Politico Poll and Conservative Strength: A leftist lie out there that people keep believing.

    05/21/2014 10:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/21/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Politico has come out with a new poll, and the results in many ways are encouraging for Republicans. The population sample was from competitive House districts and competitive Senate races, so these results are particularly important in terms of winning congressional races legitimately in play in both houses of Congress. Voters are more likely to vote for Republican candidates than Democrat candidates; those voters who strongly support one party over the other also favor Republicans; and voters who are enthusiastic about voting also favor Republicans. If this pattern in swing districts and states continues through to November, Republicans will not...
  • Politico Poll: 71% support comprehensive immigration reform

    05/20/2014 8:13:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/20/2014 | AllahPundit
    Nothing makes a diehard eeyore like me happier than a depressing poll, but even I’ve got to call BS on this one. C’mon, Politico.That 71 percent includes 90 percent of Latinos, 78 percent of Democrats, and 64 percent of Republicans — and frankly, I’m surprised the totals for each aren’t higher. Except to the small minority of the population that follows immigration news closely, the phrase “comprehensive immigration reform” is almost totally meaningless. News junkies recognize it as a term of art to describe a compromise on border security and legalization; to everyone else, which is pretty much everyone,...
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Geithner praises Obama

    05/18/2014 3:50:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner praised President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying he was "excellent in crisis." “I had an amazingly good experience with this president in this White House, ...who was willing at that time to put policy ahead of politics in a way that was very important for the country," Geithner said on CBS's "Face the Nation." “He was excellent in crisis. Good at making decisions. Very tough on the rest of us, very tough on all of us to examine all the options. And I never felt I was in a position where they put a political...
  • Jill Abramson ousted from New York Times

    05/14/2014 2:28:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | Dylan Byers
    New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper on Wednesday, sources familiar with the news informed POLITICO. Managing editor Dean Baquet will take over as executive editor, effective immediately. The news of her departure was met with shock throughout the newsroom. Senior editors were unexpectedly summoned to a 2 p.m. leadership meeting at the Times headquarters in New York. The news was then announced in a staff-wide meeting by publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. In his announcement, Sulzberger said Abramson’s departure was related to “an issue with management in the newsroom,” and had nothing to do...
  • Jay Rockefeller: Some Obama foes think he’s the ‘wrong color’

    05/06/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 6, 2014 | Kathryn A. Wolfe, deputy transportation editor
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller unloaded on lawmakers Tuesday, accusing some of blocking efforts to solve urgent problems during Barack Obama’s presidency “because he’s the wrong color.” Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), who will retire at the end of the year, made his comments during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on transportation funding, saying he’s confounded by the “lack of will to keep ourselves from dropping into rivers and rolling over bridges that are no longer there.” “It’s an American characteristic that you don’t do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here,” he added. “I understand part of it....
  • Trey Gowdy threatened with harm; Capitol Police kick off ‘active, open investigation’

    05/07/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Capitol Hill police are investigating emailed threats to Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina congressman tabbed to head a special panel to probe the White House’s response to the Benghazi terrorist attacks. Politico reporters and journalists at other news outlets say they’ve received at least two emails that threaten harm to Mr. Gowdy due directly to his leading role on the panel. Capitol Police refused to comment on the actual threats, except to say that “an active, open investigation” has been launched, Politico reported.
  • Marco Rubio backs Joni Ernst in Iowa primary

    05/05/2014 12:10:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 5, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    Sen. Marco Rubio jumped into Iowa’s contested Senate primary on Monday, throwing his support behind conservative candidate Joni Ernst. After indicating in recent weeks that he would stay away from GOP primary season, the Florida senator decided to wade into one of the most consequential Senate races in the country by backing Ernst. Not only does Iowa hold the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus in 2016, but the state also will be central to the battle for the Senate this fall — unlike contested primaries in red states such as Oklahoma and Nebraska. Rubio made the announcement through his Reclaim America PAC...
  • Nigerian ambassador demands Cruz apology

    10/24/2013 8:10:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | TAL KOPAN
    The Nigerian ambassador to the United States on Thursday decried Sen. Ted Cruz’s joke earlier this week that “Nigerian email scammers” built the government’s health care exchange website, saying his comments are offensive and demanded an apology. Ambassador Ade Adefuye told POLITICO that Nigerians are “disappointed and shocked” by Cruz’s comments. “We deplore the statement, and we demand an apology, and we demand it be withdrawn,” Adefuye said. Cruz (R-Texas) made the remarks Monday night in Houston at a “Welcome Home” event with tea party supporters. The following day, Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) criticized the comments and said they appeal...
  • Read the Confidential Document Left Behind at the Democracy Alliance Meeting

    05/05/2014 10:17:14 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 5 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    The Democracy Alliance takes pains to ensure that its work disbursing millions of dollars to top left-wing organizations remains secretive and free from public scrutiny. But a document left on the floor of the group’s recent gathering reveals for the first time the names of a number of individuals involved in the effort. It lists new Democracy Alliance “partners,” individuals who every year must pay $30,000 in dues and contribute at least $200,000 to the groups that DA supports. It also reveals names of DA “advisers,” foundation participants, and individuals getting a “sneak peek” at the group’s activities. Among its...
  • My Oh My, POLITICO Sure Has A Lot Of Corrupt Journolisters On It's Staff

    07/31/2010 2:21:38 PM PDT · by curth · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Sarah's Web Brigade ^ | 7/31/2010 | Gary Jackson
    It's no secret that POLITICO is a biased news organization. The online polictical blog is as progressive as they come. Very agenda driven. In our reporting we have already addressed the fact that Journolist members are solidly entrenched inside POLITICO's upper levels. Something Roger Simon, who calls the website home, tried to downplay. John Nolte over at Big Journalism isn't buying it, and has a simply marvelous retort: You say MSM, I say Politico. You say corrupt, I say Politico. Today, Politico’s Roger Simon was kind enough to almost scold JournoList for its lasting effect on his precious little profession...
  • You can love Palin without wanting her to be president (Journolist Alert)

    08/30/2010 9:55:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 235 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/10 | Journolist Liberal Ben Smith, pissant's latest hero
    A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll offers what is, I think, a somewhat misleading way to look at Sarah Palin. The poll finds that 59% of Americans and 40% of Republicans don't think she'd make an "effective president" -- numbers that come very close to disqualifying her even in the primary, if she chooses to run. This trouble imagining President Palin is constant across the polling since soon after she was chosen as John McCain's running mate, and it reflects both her own lack of experience and the higher bar set for a woman -- Hillary Clinton did years of...
  • Hope vs. change (0 presser: Chuck Todd, "How have you changed Washington?")

    09/10/2010 10:14:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies · 1+ views
    POLITICO ^ | September 10, 2010 | Ben (JournoLista) Smith
    President Obama's response to a simple question from Chuck Todd just now -- how has he changed Washington? -- revived a central campaign tension. The tension was between hope and change, between his promises of a new tone and of new policies. It seemed hard to imagine he'd get both, and from the start there was little question that he'd take policy victories at the expense of harmony, as there seemed little room for compromise on his terms with a reduced, and more conservative, Republican congressional minority.
  • Why In God’s Name Is The GOP Consenting to Let a Journolist Member Moderate a Debate? (Oct 11)

    10/06/2011 6:03:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | October 6, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    Before the MNSBC-Politico Debate, I wondered why in God’s name the Republican candidates would bother giving press and air time to a bunch of liberals asking snide questions down their noses to the GOP about issues not one person cares about.After that debate it convinced me the GOP candidates should be more discerning in their debates. And now, as Ben Domenech notes and I too can confirm, I think the candidates should boycott the Washington Post Bloomberg debate on October 11th. The debate is billed by the Washington Post as “exclusively” about the economy. I had relished them having this...
  • Politico gives away the game

    04/29/2014 8:47:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/29/14 | Thomas Lifson
    If you ever wondered what the real political issue of the day is when it comes to presidential politics, an article in Politico gives you the answer. Wall Street Big Money wants a presidential candidate who will allow the financial games enabling hedge fund billionaires, investment banks, and other financial engineering specialists to continue their merry ways. This group dominates the top one percent of the top once percent of income earners – the people who have expanded their share of national income, while the rest of the one percent (and the rest of us) get to divvy up the...
  • Yeah, I Wrote the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Memo

    04/28/2014 5:43:07 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 41 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 04/27/2014 | Chris Lehane
    I stand by every word of it. And it’s even worse today. Of the thousands of Clinton presidential records released to the public last week, one among them has received of the bulk of attention: a 332-page memo from 1995. The memo, which offers an in-depth analysis of the right-wing media, describes how conservative conspiracy theories about the Clintons passed from the fringes to the mainstream. (...) Let’s go all the way back to the summer of 1995. At the time, my then colleague (and current business partner) Mark Fabiani and I were working at the White House as lawyers...
  • Report: Wall Street Republicans Prefer Hillary over Ted Cruz, Rand Paul

    04/28/2014 5:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 28, 2014 | Tony Lee
    The permanent political class and their donors think a Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton battle in 2016 would be a win-win scenario, and many Republican Wall Street donors would rather have Clinton in the White House than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) or Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). According to a Politico report, "the darkest secret in the big money world of the Republican coastal elite is that the most palatable alternative to a nominee such as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas or Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky would be Clinton." “If it turns out to be Jeb versus Hillary we would...
  • Wall Street Republicans' dark secret: Hillary Clinton 2016

    04/28/2014 9:39:19 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-28-2014 | Ben White
    NEW YORK — The biggest parlor game on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms these days is guessing whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president and save the GOP’s old establishment base from its rising populist wing. The second most popular game is guessing what happens if Jeb says no. Two dozen interviews about the 2016 race with unaligned GOP donors, financial executives and their Washington lobbyists turned up a consistent — and unusual — consolation candidate if Bush demurs, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t recover politically and no other establishment favorite gets nominated: Hillary Clinton....
  • Rand Paul Wins Maine straw poll

    04/27/2014 3:36:28 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 135 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/27/14 | MIKE ALLEN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who spoke Saturday at the Maine Republican Convention, was the big winner in the party’s straw poll. Paul took 26 percent of the vote, to 14 percent for the second-place finisher, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). With 690 ballots cast at the convention in Bangor, the order of finish was: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.): 176 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): 98 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: 70 Dr. Ben Carson: 62 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 60 Jeb Bush: 57 Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): 37 Mike Huckabee: 28 Condoleezza Rice: 26
  • Al Gore not divorced from wife Tipper, longtime girlfriend confirms

    04/27/2014 4:31:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/25/14 | Leslie Larson
    Al Gore, though not divorced from wife Tipper, confirmed he is indeed dating environmental activist Elizabeth Keadle. “I don’t want to get into my personal life, but we’re a couple,” the 66-year-old former presidential candidate told Politico. The former Vice President and his wife shocked supporters in 2010 when they announced their separation after 40 years of marriage. The parents of four have yet to actually divorce. One year after the split, their daughter Kristin told People magazine she couldn’t imagine her parents ever dating other people — but her prediction failed to prove true.
  • James Lankford Interview, Part 1: Immigration Reform Supporter

    04/25/2014 5:08:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Napp Nazworth
    Lankford added that there is not widespread support for, and he is opposed to, an amnesty program, but that does not mean there should be absolutely no path for some who are currently unauthorized immigrants. "Take the 11 million who are here illegally, does that mean that all 11 million cannot be citizens? No," he said. "I think there have been some people here who have been engaged, follow laws, all except for the entry laws, which is a misdemeanor, ... . What do you do in those situations? ... What do you do with an infant? There's a lot...
  • George Stephanopoulos renews with ABC

    04/24/2014 1:06:04 PM PDT · by illiac · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/24/14 | Dylan Byers
    George Stephanopoulos, the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" and principal host of "This Week," has renewed his contract with ABC News, a network spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. The contract, which network sources described as long term, will see Stephanopoulos remaining at the helm of both programs, even as he dials back his hosting duties on the Sunday program. The news was first reported by TVNewser. "We expect him to remain with us for many, many years," Heather Riley, an ABC News spokesperson, told POLITICO. "This represents what he wanted – he is commited to GMA and This Week and understands...
  • Ted Cruz's Worst Nightmare Is Coming True [Because Obamacare is working according to Politico]

    04/23/2014 2:08:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 04/23/2014 | RICHARD KIRSCH
    Last August, as conservatives barnstormed the country seeking to build support for a cockamamie plan to shut down the U.S. federal government unless Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, said something surprisingly prescient about the president’s signature health-care law. “President Obama wants to get as many Americans addicted to the subsidies because he knows that in modern times, no major entitlement has ever been implemented and then unwound,” he said. The worry, according to Cruz, was that once the ACA went into effect, we’d all be “addicted to the sugar.” Then, it...
  • Obama calls Kanye a 'jackass'...

    09/14/2009 6:22:22 PM PDT · by mathprof · 192 replies · 7,331+ views
    politico ^ | 9/14/09
    ABC News reporter Terry Moran caused quite a commotion tonight on Twitter following after writing: "Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a "jackass" for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential." Although it wasn't long before Moran removed it, with over a million followers, the tweet quickly bounced around Twitter through various users. Now, an ABC spokesperson explains to POLITICO what happened:
  • The Tea Party Radio Network

    04/17/2014 10:48:08 PM PDT · by scott55 · 2 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | 4/17/14 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Glenn Beck worked the crowd like a preacher at a rally this month in Louisville, Ky., declaring that God had responded to conservatives’ prayers by sending a slate of tea party candidates to wrest control of the Republican Party from Mitch McConnell. But there was a more earthly benefit to the arrangement that brought Beck to the rally. It was organized by the tea party nonprofit group FreedomWorks, which had endorsed the candidates — and which has paid more than $6 million in recent years to have Beck promote the group, its initiatives and events. ..............
  • The Stupid Hounding of Condi Rice

    04/17/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | April 16,2014 | Rich Lowry
    Rice’s recent speaking gigs on college campuses and her ascension to the board of the file-sharing company Dropbox have sparked protests calling for her to be disinvited, cashiered and generally isolated and shamed --snip-- When the University of Minnesota invited her to give a lecture Thursday as part of a series marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the herd of independent minds that is the school’s faculty roused itself. Roughly 200 of them demanded that the invitation be revoked, mostly for her association with George W. Bush’s interrogation and detention policies, but also because she is unfit...
  • How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

    04/15/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2014 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on the scene. About 10 years ago, when he was just 28, Polis was one of four wealthy Colorado Democrats who pooled their considerable personal resources to create a state-of-the-art political machine that was ruthlessly effective in turning this once-red heartland state a stunning shade of blue. But Polis wouldn’t run with that...
  • Haley Barbour: Jeb Bush stance like Reagan’s

    04/09/2014 8:04:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/8/14 | UCY MCCALMONT
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Jeb Bush’s recent comments that some illegal immigration is an “act of love,” saying it’s very similar to what former President Ronald Reagan thought. “What people want you to do: Tell the truth,” Barbour said Tuesday at the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit. “And if Jeb feels that way about it — it sort of reminds me of my boss, Ronald Reagan.” Barbour, who was an aide in Reagan’s administration described what the president used to call the “gates test” during a panel Tuesday with Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. “Ronald Reagan...
  • Rove to Jeb Bush: Maybe tone it down with the “illegal immigration is an ‘act of love’” bit

    04/08/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    The clip comes from Politico but the translation comes from Mark Krikorian: Karl Rove to Jeb Bush: Wait til _after_ the election to say what you really think http://t.co/Dk3JXnjhmj— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) April 8, 2014 The weirdest thing to me about Jeb’s “act of love” comment is that, as recently as last year, he was positioning himself as some sort of hardliner on the citizenship issue. Remember? No citizenship for illegals, he said; permanent residency is fine but to grant them full citizen privileges would offend the rule of law. Fast-forward a year and now lawbreaking is an act of...
  • Karl Rove: Jeb Bush 'Act Of Love' Remarks 'Inartful'

    04/08/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday, former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove reacted to remarks from former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) that called certain types of illegal immigration an "act of love"...
  • The Media Won’t Cover Leland Yee’s Alleged Gun-Running Because They’re Democrat Operatives

    04/01/2014 8:36:00 PM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/1/2014 | Bryan Preston
    The only thing I can do with this Glenn Reynolds column is endorse every single word of it. It is absolutely right.....If he hadn’t been forced out of the race by being arrested, what would Leland Yee have done with the California secretary of state post? There’s a question that no one in the media will even think of pursuing.
  • Leland Yee Blackout: CNN Mocks Citizen Who Wants Coverage of Arms Trafficking Scandal

    03/30/2014 7:40:08 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/14 | Tony Lee
    CNN dismissed complaints that the network was not covering last week's shocking arrest of Democrat Leland Yee, the California state senator who was arrested for alleged arms trafficking and bribery, and falsely asserted that it does not give attention to state senators. That standard did not apply to Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, whom CNN covered relentlessly. This was long before she even considered a gubernatorial run after filibustering a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and make those conducted before then safer. Viewers and readers on Friday complained that the network, just like Politico, was not reporting or...