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  • Sarah Palin to rally conservative online army

    06/04/2012 3:02:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4,2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    The conservative blogosphere has yet to move past the death of patron saint Andrew Breitbart, but it will get a major jolt this month from an equally provocative hero: Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee has committed to delivering the keynote address at Right Online, the annual gathering of conservative bloggers and online activists organized by the Koch-backed non-profit group Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The June 15-16 conference will be the first time the event is held on a different weekend and in a different city from the liberal online activism conference upon which...
  • Newt Gingrich's twin campaigns (Inside Look at Newt's Campaign)

    03/20/2012 3:17:43 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/20/12 | JONATHAN MARTIN and GINGER GIBSON
    That cheery, DIY effort masks a different campaign, one that is slowly expiring in all the usual ways of terminal campaigns at the end-stage: cash is running low, supporters are griping about not getting paid and aides are valiantly trying to convince themselves as much as the press that, really, there is a path forward.......To a degree rarely seen in presidential politics, Gingrich is his own strategist, scheduler and press secretary.“He makes the decisions about 99.9 percent of the campaign,”.........“They never build any structure to live past the next state,” complained one GOP strategist who advised Gingrich in one key...
  • Politico editor John Harris: Voters are stupid

    Last night on Politico's live-stream election show, Politico editor-in-chief John Harris highlighted a provocative Politico story about "stupid voters." The Politico article by reporter Alexander Burns examines poll numbers from voters who still think Obama might be a Muslim, believe that the president can change gas prices, and appear to have conflicting opinions about the war in Afghanistan. The article quotes Tom Jensen of the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling who admits, “The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid. . . I tell a client trying to make sense of numbers on a...
  • Rick Perry seeks OK to create super PAC

    02/16/2012 2:36:56 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | February 16, 2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    It’s not unusual for candidates to use leftover cash from aborted campaigns to form political action committees. But traditionally politicians have opted for so-called leadership PACs that allow them pay for political staff, travel the country and dole out contributions to favored candidates – all of which helps them keep themselves in the political spotlight and curry favor for potential future runs. Super PACs, which were spawned by a 2010 federal court ruling, could be used to maintain a political staff and fund a politician’s travel, but not to make donations to candidates. On the other hand – unlike leadership...
  • Mitt: The eggshell candidate

    01/23/2012 3:06:44 AM PST · by trumandogz · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 1.23.12 | JONATHAN MARTIN and JOHN F. HARRIS
    Perfect resume, perfect looks, perfect family, and a perfect roster of skilled campaign operatives and blue-chip endorsements: Mitt Romney has them all. Yet he comes out of his drubbing in South Carolina with a perfect dilemma.
  • Facebook/POLITICO poll: South Carolina users cool to tea party (Baloney Alert!)

    01/17/2012 11:52:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 14, 2012 | Emily Schultheis
    Almost two-thirds of adult Facebook users in South Carolina say they aren't fans of the tea party, according to a Facebook poll conducted today with POLITICO. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said they are "not at all supportive" of the tea party, compared with 20 percent who were "somewhat supportive" and 18 percent who were "very supportive." Of those surveyed, women were slightly less supportive of the tea party. Just 35 percent were either "somewhat" or "very" supportive of the movement, compared with 42 percent among men. The results only represent the sentiment of South Carolina users on Facebook, not...
  • Poll: Conservatives embrace Romney

    01/10/2012 5:34:36 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 139 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/10/2012 | MJ LEE
    Mitt Romney is the only 2012 candidate whom a majority of Republicans — including conservatives — consider an “acceptable” GOP nominee for president, according to a Gallup Poll Tuesday. In the new survey, 59 percent of all Republicans said Romney would be an acceptable presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Just 46 percent said the same for Newt Gingrich and 45 percent for Rick Santorum, who were trailed by Rick Perry at 37 percent, Ron Paul at 29 percent and Jon Huntsman at 21 percent. Romney is also the only candidate whom the majority of both conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans...
  • New Hampshire primary: Where's the tea party?

    01/09/2012 1:44:27 PM PST · by Syncro · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 1/9/12 | KENNETH VOGEL |
    New Hampshire primary: Where's the tea party? By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 1/9/12 4:32 AM EST Updated: 1/9/12 3:11 PM EST New Hampshire might seem like ground zero for a tea party offensive.But ahead of the Republican primary Tuesday, there’s no sign that the populist conservative movement is poised to shape the presidential results in the “Live Free or Die” state — or anywhere else, for that matter.Instead, activists in the Granite State have divided their loyalties — and even seem resigned to seeing their sworn enemy Mitt Romney win his second straight victory.The situation in New Hampshire and across...
  • After Iowa caucuses, GOP elites seek 'consensus' candidate

    01/04/2012 5:57:46 PM PST · by bigbob · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | 1-4-12 | Jonathan Martin
    A group of movement conservatives has called an emergency meeting in Texas next weekend to find a “consensus” Republican presidential hopeful, POLITICO has learned. “You and your spouse are cordially invited to a private meeting with national conservative leaders of faith at the ranch of Paul and Nancy Pressler near Brenham, Texas, with the purpose of attempting to unite and to come to a consensus on which Republican presidential candidate or candidates to support, or which not to support,” read an invitation that is making its way into in-boxes Wednesday morning. The meeting is being hosted by such prominent conservative...
  • Newt Weeps at Iowa Stop

    12/30/2011 10:21:25 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 95 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/30/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    A drastic departure from his usual image as a stoic, policy-drive candidate, Gingrich cried more than once in recalling how even today he still cries when he sings Christmas carols. GOP pollster Frank Luntz asked the tear-evoking question. "I get teary-eyed everytime we sing Christmas carols," he said, starting to choke up. "My mother sang in the choir and loved singing in the choir. And I don't know if I should admit this, but when I was very young she made me sing in the choir and we had pictures of me at a very young age singing in the...
  • Morning Joe: Portman Predicted As Romney VP Pick

    12/30/2011 5:23:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With not one Republican primary vote cast yet, we're getting way ahead of ourselves by speculating about whom Mitt Romney might pick as his vice-presidential running mate. But Willie Geist did invite Politico's Mike Allen to make his "bold predictions" for 2012. And Allen delivered, prognosticating that Romney would pick Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman as his ticket-mate. Mark Halperin strongly seconded Allen's assertion. View the video here.
  • At Republican debate, Newt Gingrich rolls on with steady performance

    12/11/2011 4:31:00 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies
    politico ^ | December 11, 2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    In a campaign that has been chiefly shaped by debates, Newt Gingrich demonstrated Saturday night why he tops the polls — and why he won’t easily be dethroned. Facing tough questions from his Republican rivals and debate moderators in Des Moines, Gingrich parried blow after blow without losing his cool or showing the much-discussed undisciplined side of his personality. It was the former House speaker’s first debate as the undisputed frontrunner and not only did he stand up to the fresh scrutiny, he reminded Republican primary voters of his command of the issues, his intellectual dexterity and his self-assured, forceful...
  • Conservative pundits turn down Newt

    12/09/2011 11:04:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies
    Conservative pundits turn down Newt By: Alexander Burns December 9, 2011 10:42 AM EST The conservative opinion elite has reached a consensus on Newt Gingrich: He’s not the one they’ve been waiting for. In the days since Gingrich leaped to the forefront of the Republican presidential race, the nation’s most prominent right-leaning commentators — many of whom have spent the last year pining for alternatives to Mitt Romney — have rendered a swift and caustic judgment on their party’s latest out-of-right-field challenger. In columns dripping with disdain, they’ve argued that Gingrich isn’t just undesirable as an opponent for Romney —...
  • Rahm: Whose 'character, judgment' do you want in the WH?

    11/19/2011 5:51:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Nov 19. 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to give a full-throated defense of his former boss, President Obama, at the Iowa Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, where he'll make the first national speech of his current career. At another point, he'll say, "In the next four years there will be more challenges and more crises that will determine the economic vitality of the middle class and the economic future of this country. Whose character, whose judgment, do you want in that office?" He will also focus on the issue of people doing their "fair share" and middle class preservation.
  • Herman Cain thumbs nose at New Hampshire Union Leader

    11/17/2011 8:18:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | November 17, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    POLITICO's Reid Epstein, on the ground in Manchester, N.H., reports: Herman Cain's campaign stuck a finger in the eye of the most powerful conservative voice in New Hampshire on Thursday, blowing off a scheduled interview with the Union Leader newspaper. Continue Reading Before Cain's no-show, the campaign had requested the 10 a.m. meeting, scheduled for 60 minutes, be shortened to 20 minutes. Cain also told the Union Leader it would not allow C-SPAN cameras to record the sit-down, as it had the paper's meetings with Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum. The Associated Press reported Cain's meeting with the...
  • Newt's Freddie Mac gig (Politico moving on to new target...Newt)

    11/15/2011 8:44:26 AM PST · by teddyballgame1 · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/2011 | Alexander Burns
    This, from Bloomberg News, is the kind of scrutiny that you draw when you start getting taken seriously as a presidential candidate: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said during a Nov. 9 debate that he earned a $300,000 fee to advise Freddie Mac as a “historian” who warned that the mortgage company’s business model was “insane.” Former Freddie Mac officials familiar with the consulting work Gingrich was hired to perform for the company in 2006 tell a different story. They say the former House speaker was asked to build bridges to Capitol Hill Republicans and develop an argument on behalf...
  • Politico's Mike Allen: 'Very Possible' Dems Will Win Back House Majority

    11/15/2011 4:39:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was this sober political analysis, or merely an MSMer pining for the good old days of Speaker Pelosi? On Morning Joe today, touting a Politico Pelosi puff piece about her "golden touch," Mike Allen claimed it was "very possible" that Democrats would retake the House majority in 2012. View the video here.
  • Mitt Romney: Allegations against Cain must be “addressed seriously” (WATCH VIDEO)

    11/08/2011 1:21:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Was it wise for Mitt Romney to offer any opinion on Herman Cain’s campaign crisis? Romney tells George Stephanopoulos in an interview today that he finds the allegations “serious” and particularly disturbing,” although Romney declines to answer whether they are disqualifying if true. All he says in that regard is that Cain has to address the allegations directly: Mitt Romney today for the first time characterized sexual harassment allegations facing fellow GOP candidate Herman Cain as “particularly disturbing.”“These are serious allegations, George,” said Romney in an exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC News and Yahoo. ”And they’re...
  • Romney: Cain allegations 'particularly disturbing'

    11/08/2011 10:30:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/8/11 | AP
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says allegations that rival Herman Cain groped a former employee are "particularly disturbing" and must be addressed. Romney told ABC News/ Yahoo! on Tuesday that he will not judge whether Sharon Bialek's claims against Cain are true. He declined to say whether they are disqualifying. ... Romney .. "These are serious allegations and they're going to have to be addressed."
  • VIDEO: MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Politico’s Jonathan Martin snicker at journalism’s ‘code of ethics’

    11/07/2011 2:49:10 PM PST · by martosko · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2011 | Jeff Poor
    The Society of Professional Journalism’s code of ethics is apparently unknown to, and easily dismissed by, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. On “Andrea Mitchell Reports” Monday, the anchor introduced Politico’s Jonathan Martin after playing a clip of former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain suggesting some reporters at an event in Texas check the Society of Professional Journalism’s “code of ethics.” “Jonathan Martin is the senior reporter for Politico and broke the original story,” she said. “I assume you read the journalistic code of ethics, whatever that is.” Martin replied by saying he had his copy “well-thumbed.”
  • Lawyers See Cain Accusers as Free to Talk

    11/06/2011 9:48:17 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Nov 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    The women who accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment more than a decade ago have effectively been released from any agreements they signed pledging not to talk about the alleged episodes, according to employment lawyers. On Friday, the group Cain headed at the time, the National Restaurant Association, agreed to release one of the women from her confidentiality pledge—at least to allow her attorney, Joel Bennett, to release a carefully drafted statetment saying she stood by the charge. But because Cain has called the charges fabricated and at least in one instance suggested one of his accusers...
  • Politico's Martin Still Can't Explain Exactly What Herman Cain Did

    11/06/2011 2:07:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 6, 2011
    (VIDEO AT LINK) In an interview with Howard Kurtz on CNN, Politico's Jonathan Martin still can't explain what exactly it is that Herman Cain reportedly did to the women who received payouts from the National Restaurant Association. Mr. Martin's main argument is because the story hasn't been fully challenged, it must be true. Here's a partial transcript of the back-and-forth between Martin and Kurtz. Howard Kurtz, CNN: "Jonathan Martin, let's talk about the first story last Sunday, you and three colleagues reported this and what it didn't contain in the way of details. Here's the language from the story. Sexually...
  • Razing Cain

    11/06/2011 8:11:52 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 6, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    The media have been up to their usual tricks this week, smearing a Republican candidate with innuendo and anonymous charges. As the always fair minded James Taranto notes, Cain seems as much a victim as a villain in this latest mediagenic tale: With virtually no facts available, a fair-minded person cannot possibly draw any conclusions from these stories. Maybe Cain behaved badly. Maybe the women were unhappy in their jobs and took advantage of a legal regime that--especially in the wake of the furor over Anita Hill's unsubstantiated accusations of ribaldry against Clarence Thomas--is highly indulgent of sexual-harassment allegations. Maybe...
  • With No Specifics to the Accusations, Herman Cain Wins This Fight

    11/04/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | 11/04/2011 | By Jim Geraghty
    Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the former employees of the National Restaurant Association who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, spoke to Wolf Blitzer live on CNN moments ago. Bennett said that in his legal opinion, what occurred between Cain and his client met the legal definition of sexual harassment. But despite repeated questions from Blitzer, he refused to specify what the alleged actions were, and he said his client would not be appearing to shed any further light on the matter. When Blitzer pointed out Cain’s vehement, blanket denial, Bennett replied, “In all my years of lawyering,...
  • Politico publishes 90 stories on Cain scandal

    11/04/2011 12:31:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 4, 2011 1:55pm | Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer
    November 4, 2011 1:55pm 76 Comments Politico publishes 90 stories on Cain scandal byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Follow on Twitter:@charliespiering Herman Cain (AP Photo) How much is too much? Politico broke the Cain sexual harassment story last Sunday night, launching organization wide coverage filling up a full week of heavy coverage on their scoop. Since the scandal broke, the political reporting juggernaut has published at least 90 online stories on further developments and public reaction to the story.I've posted the entire list below since the story broke.
  • One of Politico’s smear merchants Ken Vogel used to work for George Soros group

    11/01/2011 2:26:05 PM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | October 31, 2011 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    One of the authors of Politico’s smear piece on Herman Cain about alleged “inappropriate behavior” in the 1990s was Ken Vogel. If your read any of Vogel’s pieces at Politico they are usual smear articles on either Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and other conservatives. So it’s only fitting that according to CNSNEWS, Ken Vogel is a George Soros disciple. Vogel used to work for the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity in Washington. Consider the source: Ken Vogel of Politico used to work for the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity in Washington and has been involved...
  • Romney Supporters Banned From Free Republic

    11/01/2011 1:05:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 897 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Nation ^ | By Emily Schultheis, Politico
    Free Republic founder Jim Robinson has a message for supporters of Mitt Romney: go away. In an email to POLITICO this afternoon, Robinson admitted that the site routinely blocks Romney supporters from posting -- and offered no apologies for the practice: Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Governor Romney is none of the above. His record is that of an abortionist, gay rights pushing, gun grabbing, global warming advocating, big government, mandate loving, constitution trampling, flip-flopping liberal progressive with no core values. That and the fact that he is the chief architect and advocate...
  • The Curious Timing of the Herman Cain Accusation (Could a GOP campaign be the source)

    11/01/2011 6:43:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/01/2011 | J. Robert Smith
    For Herman Cain, forget the treats; just bring on the tricks. Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is the subject of a bombshell accusation on Halloween day that he sexually harassed two women during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association. Cain stoutly denies the charges. The curious thing about the accusations against Cain are their timing. Why now? Why did Politico break the news now, as opposed to weeks before or later, if Cain secured the GOP presidential nomination? Did Politico only obtain the story now, or had it been sitting on the report for a while? Why now? Early...
  • Conservative site [Free Republic] on Romney: 'Enemies of the constitution ... are not welcome here'

    10/31/2011 8:11:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 303 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 103111 | Ben Smith
    In an email to POLITICO this afternoon, Robinson admitted that the site routinely blocks Romney supporters from posting -- and offered no apologies for the practice: Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Governor Romney is none of the above. His record is that of an abortionist, gay rights pushing, gun grabbing, global warming advocating, big government, mandate loving, constitution trampling, flip-flopping liberal progressive with no core values. That and the fact that he is the chief architect and advocate for ObamaCare disqualifies him for any consideration whatsoever on Free Republic as a potential nominee...
  • We Should Not be Surprised by the Left's Racist Hit Job on Herman Cain

    10/31/2011 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 30, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I guess I shouldn't be surprised, folks. After all of these years, none of us should be surprised, but I still am. Look at how quickly what is known as the mainstream media goes for the ugliest racial stereotypes they can to attack a black conservative. You know who's laughing himself silly today is Bill Clinton. (imitating Clinton) "Yeah, I really did it. Ha-ha. They praised me and they went as far out of their way as they could. Even my old buddy Carville is out there and he's saying, 'Look what happens when you...
  • Former Campaign Aide Says Cain’s Behavior ‘Never Even Bordered on Inappropriate in the Slightest’

    10/30/2011 9:33:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 50 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 103011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    You have to read pretty far down into the Politico story before you find that response from Herman Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon, and the article sticks all the exculpatory material at the end: Ron Magruder, Denise Marie Fugo and Joseph Fassler, the chair, vice chair and immediate past chairman of the National Restaurant Association board of directors at the time of Cain’s departure, said they hadn’t heard about any complaints regarding Cain making unwanted advances. “I have never heard that. It would be news to me,” said Fugo, who runs a Cleveland, Ohio, catering company, adding such behavior would be...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cain Hit-Piece Article JournoList Martin a "Punk" on Beck Show (Rewind)

    10/31/2011 12:15:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck Show Oct. 2010 via YouTube ^ | 31 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    This guy--who slammed Herman Cain yesterday--tried to get Sarah Palin, too. She called him a "punk" on Glenn Beck's Radio show nearly one full year ago. @ 00:48, and further exposes Politico's method of hatchet jobs and then not retracting nor accepting responsibility afterwards when proven WRONG. PALIN CLIP HERE ON JONATHAN MARTIN. Furthermore, this Jonathan Martin (Politico) individual, we have come to find out was:a) Almost nominated to be in the top 10 of a list of worst liberal journalists in the United States. Helen Thomas went on to claim the top spot.b) Was exposed as member of the...
  • Politico’s Jonathan Martin Smears Palin with False Facts (Flashback: Herman Cain hit piece author)

    10/30/2011 11:07:39 PM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Oct 21st 2010 | Retracto, the Correction Alpaca
    In his piece today entitled “Sarah Palin is wreaking havoc on the campaign trail, GOP sources say,” Politico’s Jonathan Martin (who was tasked with the Republican Party beat for the website for the 2008 elections) falsely claims Sarah Palin backed out of a scheduled interview with talk-radio host Mark Levin: According to a source familiar with the situation, she backed out of planned interviews with conservative talk-show hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin the morning she was scheduled to talk to them. Levin contested this claim on his facebook page, and has asked Politico to retract this statement: This is...
  • Karl Rove Says Cain’s Finished, Zogby Says He ‘Trounces’ Romney Head-to-Head

    10/30/2011 8:51:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 119 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/11 | AWR Hawkins
    When Gov. Sarah Palin was deciding whether or not to get into the presidential race, Karl Rove was popping up on Fox News to talk about why her skin was too thin for the job. And when Gov. Rick Perry was thinking about his entrance into the race, Rove was Johnny-on-the-spot with reasons why a Perry candidacy would not be viable either. Now Rove’s moved on to Herman Cain, whose candidacy he’s doing all he can to sink, sidetrack, or otherwise derail.
  • Coulter:Politico's Smear Of Cain Shows Liberal Media "Terrified Of Strong, Conservative, Black Men"

    10/30/2011 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | Oct. 30, 2011
    Ann Coulter responds to a report from the "liberal publication" Politico that Herman Cain sexually harassed two women while he was the president of the National Restaurant Association. The most damning part of the report, which is not well sourced, seems to be that Mr. Cain made "physical gestures" that weren't sexual in nature, but made the women uncomfortable: There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable and that they regarded as improper in a professional relationship.
  • Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

    10/30/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 344 replies
    Exclusive: Two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer and Kenneth P. Vogel October 30, 2011 08:00 PM EDT During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave...
  • Herman Cain plans to cut back on campaign events

    10/29/2011 1:44:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 199 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/11 | Associated Press
    <p>Presidential candidate Herman Cain isn't lacking in confidence about his 2012 prospects.</p> <p>He says he expects to finish first or second in each Iowa and New Hampshire.</p>
  • Evangelicals more aware of Mitt Romney's faith

    10/28/2011 6:11:54 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    Evangelicals are more aware of Mitt Romney’s Mormon religion than they were at the beginning of the summer, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute. The PRRI poll showed that a majority of white evangelicals — 53 percent — now know that Romney is a member of the LDS Church. That’s a 9-point increase since July. White evangelicals were the only religious subgroup in the poll to show a growing awareness of Romney’s faith. They’re also the only respondents among whom a majority knew Romney was a Mormon. The 9-point increase is not a dramatic leap,...
  • Santorum hits Cain on gay marriage in Iowa

    10/17/2011 5:35:15 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | Maggie Haberman
    Rick Santorum has a new target in Iowa - Herman Cain. Santorum, who is trying to appeal to social conservative voters in the Iowa caucuses, seized on the new frontrunner's comment on "Meet the Press" that he wouldn't push for a federal amendment banning same-sex marriage during a Radio Iowa interview: “The idea that this is issue should be left to the states is the position Barack Obama takes and it’s not the right position...There needs to be a uniform definition of marriage in this country.” Continue Reading (snip) “Leaders should be out there advocating for what is in the...
  • In spotlight, Herman Cain survives Attacks

    10/12/2011 4:56:29 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 155 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/12/11 | Staff
    Herman Cain woke up Tuesday to another day of soaring polling numbers, showing him moving into second place behind Mitt Romney and pushing Rick Perry out of the spotlight. The day ended with the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO under attack from his rivals, both on stage and in a series of post-debate press releases meant to tear him down. But from his new center-stage spot next to Mitt Romney, Cain calmly weathered every jab from them, the moderators and even the Democrats, walking out from the Dartmouth auditorium having done little to hurt his standing.
  • Mitt's moment

    10/04/2011 7:56:52 PM PDT · by freespirited · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/11 | Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman & Ben Smith
    If Mitt Romney can’t start locking up the GOP nomination now, he may never be able to. The former Massachusetts governor’s charmed path toward the presidential nomination was made even smoother Tuesday when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opted out of a campaign and recommended that voters choose the candidate with the “best chance” of beating President Barack Obama. No white knight from Trenton, N.J., or anywhere else is riding into the race as the establishment’s savior. Romney’s would-be chief rival for the nomination, Rick Perry, is dropping in the polls amid doubts from conservatives and pragmatists. And the one...
  • Sarah Palin-affiliated law firm made early-state deadline inquiries

    10/04/2011 10:34:57 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 206 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Ken Vogel and I both have sources telling us that calls were made on behalf of a mystery candidate to various early states to determine presidential filing deadlines. Continue Reading The calls were made by representatives of the law firm Baker Hostetler - a firm that employs lawyer Mark Braden, who represents Sarah PAC, her political action committee. As Ken notes, while he nor representatives of Palin’s campaign would comment on the calls, Palin is the only GOP politician eying the presidential race who is represented by the firm. It wouldn’t be the first time that her representatives have sought...
  • Mitt Romney’s risky immigration play

    10/04/2011 1:59:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | October 4, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mitt Romney has finally found a groove on the right. But he could find himself stuck there if he wins the GOP nomination. With Romney’s recent move to wield the immigration issue as a club against Rick Perry — painting him as “soft” on a topic that resonates with the Republican primary electorate — the former Massachusetts governor is taking advantage of a rare opportunity to outflank Perry on the right among conservatives. After the Texas governor wounded himself with his remarks in the last debate, Romney seized on the issue of illegal immigration, trying to paint Perry as an...
  • Perry reels after Florida flop

    09/26/2011 4:33:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 25, 2011 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    ORLANDO – The alarm bells are ringing for Rick Perry’s presidential campaign. The Texas governor, who leaped to the top of national polls immediately after his August kickoff, finds himself suddenly reeling from a pair of setbacks in the country’s most prominent political battleground. First, Perry drew a round of scathing reviews for his unfocused debate performance in Orlando Thursday night. Then he suffered a thumping defeat in the Florida GOP’s straw poll – to long-shot candidate Herman Cain, no less – that amounted to a vote of no confidence from dissatisfied activists. The back to back stumbles added up...
  • Could Perry take the fight to suburbia?

    09/19/2011 2:13:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | September 19, 2011 | Jonathan Martin and Dan Hirschhorn
    .....The issues, in short, are who can get to 270 electoral votes and whether Perry is too bluntly conservative to be viable in large swaths of purple America. Choice A: The Hippocratic oath strategy — first do no harm. Under this approach, the party would nominate the safe-but-not-sexy Mitt Romney to keep the election focused as much as possible on Obama and to have a better chance to appeal to swing voters and independents. Choice B: Go big. Given the nation’s economic troubles and the vast majority who believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, pastels just won’t...
  • Rick Perry's governing style: Secrecy over straight talk?

    09/15/2011 1:38:41 PM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 9/15/11 | KENNETH P. VOGEL & BEN SMITH
    Gov. Rick Perry’s straight talk may have made him an instant star of the Republican presidential field, but even some of his supporters say his frank one-liners don’t reflect his governing style in Texas, where Perry has been criticized as one of the most secretive governors in the country. At home, Perry has fought for years to keep even mundane details of his schedule, spending and decision-making away from reporters and the public. He faces pending lawsuits over his office’s refusal to release travel records and a clemency review for a since-executed inmate. He’s under pressure from open government advocates...
  • Romney adviser: Perry 'has lost'

    09/07/2011 8:25:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 226 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 7, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney's campaign leapt just now on Rick Perry's restatement of his view that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" and that promising to maintain it in its current form is a "monstrous lie." "PERRY DOES NOT BELIEVE SOCIAL SECURITY SHOULD EXIST," read the headline of Romney's press release. Romney adviser Stuart Stevens emails: He has lost. No federal candidate has ever won on the Perry program to kill Social Security. Never has. never will.
  • Dick Cheney takes a shot at Sarah Palin

    09/02/2011 9:16:56 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 165 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/02/2011 | Alexander Burns
    On Laura Ingraham's show, Dick Cheney gave this barbed answer on whether Sarah Palin was the right choice for vice president in 2008: “Well I’ve never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska midterm. I’ve never heard that adequately explained so that I could understand why, how she decided in her first term to step down and still be—I’d like to know more about that.”
  • Perry fires back at pro-Bachmann super PAC

    09/01/2011 2:12:25 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 161 replies
    Politico ^ | September 1, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry's campaign just responded to the attack ad that a pro-Michele Bachmann super PAC unveiled last night, which it is airing in South Carolina, and which hits him on his spending record as Texas governor: “Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become America’s top job-creating state,” said Ray Sullivan, RickPerry.org’s communications director. “Congresswoman Bachmann’s front-group ad is patently and provably false. Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.”
  • Is Rick Perry dumb? (Stupid article by an Obama campaign staffer disguised as a reporter)

    08/29/2011 3:37:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/29/2011 | By JONATHAN MARTIN
    Another Texas governor who drops his “g’s” and scorns elites is running for president and the whispers are the same: Lightweight, incurious, instinctual. Strip away the euphemisms, and Rick Perry is confronting an unavoidable question: is he dumb - or just misunderestimated? Doubts about Perry’s intellect have hounded him since he was first elected as a state legislator nearly three decades ago. In Austin, he’s been derided as a right-place, right-time pol who looks the part but isn’t so deep – “Gov. Goodhair.” Now, with the chatter picking back up among his enemies and taking flight in elite Republican circles,...