A President for All Women
Josh Kraushaar, the political editor of the National Journal, spent ten paragraphs today kicking around the subject of Hillary Clinton’s rather wide and deep unpopularity among Male-Americans. I say “kicking around” because Kraushaar accidentally stumbled upon the reason why it’s happening, but he didn’t notice it. Pretend you are surprised to hear that a new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll… shows her favorability rating with men at a | Read More »
Quinnipiac Poll Shows Senate Split in Swing States
A new swing state poll released by Quinnipiac is showing a split on U.S. Senate races, which doesn’t necessarily put the party at risk of losing the Senate, but does make things more difficult in a year where Republicans should be doing well across the board. Florida The tragic loss of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% in the Senate could very well | Read More »
Philip Bump is a Hack. Clinton’s email was at risk.
Philip Bump, Washington Post reporter, is ready to criticize or talk down every candidate for President not named Hillary Clinton. But her, he’s ready to stick up for. He claims that “our technical ignorance” is hurting her. Sorry, I’m not technically ignorant. I’ve personally set up email servers from scratch. And Hillary Clinton was negligent in keeping her email on servers far below the appropriate | Read More »
Andrew Malcolm on the Crazy Race for Speaker of the House
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca discusses the minutes from the recent Fed meeting, then legendary journalist Andrew Malcolm talks about Kevin McCarthy’s surprise exit from the House Speaker race and where the GOP goes from here.
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Hillary Clinton Disclosed Identity Of CIA Source From Sid Blumenthal
There comes a time when a “scandal” becomes a crime and in the case of Hillary Clinton, revealing the identity of a CIA source certainly seems to fit that description, even to a non-lawyer like me. Trey Gowdy, tired of leaks from Democrats on the Select Committee on Benghazi, designed to make Hillary Clinton look sympathetic, sent a blistering letter to Elijah Cummings who has | Read More »
After getting its butt kicked, Obama administration warns Russia of Syrian “blowback”
Ever since the Russians started their intervention in Syria, the theme coming out of the White House has been that the Russians will get “bogged down” in Syria. When you read stuff like: Two U.S. officials told The Daily Beast they more or less hoped that Russia did dive into what they called the “quagmire” of Syria, a conflict that the U.S. has kept at | Read More »
Obama to throw up hands and quit on Syria
So three years, billions of dollars, and hundreds of thousands of shattered lives later the Obama administration is contemplating, according to Bloomberg, a “retreat” on Syria. A week into Russia’s military intervention in Syria, some top White House advisers and National Security Council staffers are trying to persuade President Barack Obama to scale back U.S. engagement there, to focus on lessening the violence and, for | Read More »
Feature, Not Bug.
You need to read the opening of Ben Domenech’s Transom today. Just ponder this part. But for those in the media claiming this lack of leadership clarity and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 56%’s failure to launch is some terrible thing for the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential stakes – I’m sorry, it is to LOL. This Congress is incredibly unpopular, and | Read More »
Paul Ryan is a Dangerous Pick for Conservatives
“Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) N/A% is one of less than a dozen Republican congressmen to have voted for every bailout to come before Congress.”There is a cult of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) N/A% that is as strong as any cult of personality in American politics. It’s just the people who eschew populism and conservative politics are the ones in | Read More »
Chaos in the House
There’s a lot of speculation going on right now that the chaos in the House of Representatives illustrates to the public that the Republican Party is dying. While I think the party is perhaps deathly ill, what’s going on in the House is proof that there is a panacea for the illness. Ask any moderate Republican in the House what the illness is, and they | Read More »
The Washington Whirlwind and the Rumor Mill
“I would rather err on the side of telling readers what is going on in a play by play and having to update than have a media elite in Washington decide what you and I should know.”Let’s get everybody up to speed here. Yesterday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 56% backed out of the Speaker’s race after he, [mc_name name=’Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)’ | Read More »
Former Prostitution Ring Leader Thinks the GOP Has a Governance Problem
Politico has trotted out Barney Frank to explain to its readers what is wrong with the House of Representatives these days. Predictably, Barney Frank’s hot take is that the GOP is a “plague on government.” I mean, exact words. Now, the first thing that we ought to observe about this tiresome and predictable explanation is that it is a pretty ballsy take for a guy | Read More »
Matthew Keys is guilty and should go to prison for his hacking
Sometimes you can read a story about an alleged criminal, and it’s hard to tell if the person was actually guilty or not. But in the case of Matthew Keys, convicted of breaking into the LA Times website as part of a conspiracy with the online network Anonymous, it’s obvious he’s guilty as sin and deserves to be put away.
Moderates Are the Problem in the House GOP
In the wake of the stunning exit of McCarthy from the leadership race, fingers are pointing and blame is flying like crazy. The media is happily carrying the narrative that the current chaos in the House GOP is the result of the conservative caucus being intractable and unreasonable, even though no one knows for sure why McCarthy ultimately exited. Here is the problem with this | Read More »