PPP on the Brown-Warren Senate Race: A Polling Post-Mortem
Polls are back in the news, with the release of four public polls and an internal Gabriel Gomez campaign poll in the June 25 Massachusetts special Senate election to replace John Kerry. 3 of the 4 public polls show Ed Markey with a distinct but still surmountable lead, an average of 6 points; the fourth shows him up by 17 and looks like an outlier, | Read More »
Race for the Senate Heats Up in Final Days
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Grace Wyler to discuss the race for the Senate, the media firestorm brewing over recent comments by Richard Mourdock, and Obama’s closing argument in these final days of the campaign.
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Elizabeth Warren (D CAND, MA-SEN) staffer attacks, threatens cameraman.
How does Senator Scott Brown keep managing this? ‘This’ being defined as “An aide to Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, appears to have knocked the video camera of a Republican tracker after an event this weekend in Martha’s Vineyard.”
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MA-SEN: Sen. Scott Brown’s lead confirmed?
Apparently, there are people who are shocked by this: According to a Kimball Political Consulting survey of registered voters in Massachusetts, Senator Scott Brown has a 6 point lead over Democrat Elizabeth Warren (49 percent to 43 percent) with 9 percent undecided. The figure is just within the survey’s 4 percent margin of error. President Obama continues to hold a double digit lead over former | Read More »
Did Elizabeth Warren (D CAND, MA-SEN PRI) actually claim minority status for her own benefit, after all?
I hate to admit being wrong, of course, but I’m pretty much stuck here. You see, last week I RedHotted a post where in passing I more or less indicated that I didn’t think that it was particularly fair to ding MA senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren for her claims of Native American ancestry. When I read the story, it seemed that she had merely repeated | Read More »
Conflicting polls in the Massachusetts Senate Race
I’m happiest when all the polls in a race match up. It means we have a very good idea of how a race is going for the candidates in it. So, naturally, I’m not happy about the Massachusetts Senate race right now. Seeing a 10 point swing from poll to poll, giving both candidates opposing 5 point leads, means we have to dig deeper to | Read More »
New Gang of Five Coalesce Around McConnell’s Excrement Sandwich
If I had voted for a bill that not only screwed my party, but also screwed the country, I would keep a low profile. If I had passed a bill that was unworkable for businesses and helped preserve the entities that precipitated the housing crisis, I wouldn’t show my face in public for a while. Evidently, there are five GOP senators, some of which have | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren’s inaccurate Karl Rove whining.
So let me set the background, here. Crossroads GPS is a 501(c)(4) associated with American Crossroads (a 527 advocacy group which has Karl Rove advising it; this will be important later), and it put out this ad on Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren (who is running, of course, against Republican Senator Scott Brown). Said ad helpfully points out that Warren was up to her eyeballs | Read More »
Tech at Night: Tell Scott Brown and the Senate to repeal Net Neutrality
Oops. It’s midnight as I type this out. I just remembered I’d better do Tech tonight, so here goes. Fortunately I already did my reading! Urgent in the Senate this week is the upcoming vote on Net Neutrality repeal, which was already passed by the House. We need 51 votes, not 60. Less Government has a list of Senators to contact with this urgent message: | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Chuck Grassley
, Eric Holder
, George Soros
, Incentive Auctions
, Michael Copps
, Motorola Mobility
, Net Neutrality
, PATENT WARS
, Robert McDowell
, scott brown
, Sprint Nextel
Scott Brown’s Common Sense: A Tax Receipt
Good ideas sometimes take a while to ripen in Washington, D.C. such as Andrew Langer’s 2008 idea to send taxpayers a receipt of what their dollars bought: “We believe that the government ought to provide a receipt to each taxpayer in October of every year — a note of thanks detailing the total amount in federal income taxes paid by the filer for the prior | Read More »
Omnibus Spending Bill Loaded with Earmarks and New Spending
What do you call the Senate’s Omnibus Spending Bill? An Earmark Bonanza — An Earmark-A-Thon — The Earmark-bus. Clearly, this bill is an outrage to the taxpayer and conservative Senators. The Senate is about to vote on an Omnibus Spending Bill funding the federal government for the year. House and Senate appropriators crafted a bill in secret and, just yesterday, provided text to Senators and the American people. | Read More »
Democratic 2012 Massachusetts strategy: Kennedy.
Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy. They’re trying to recruit Victoria Kennedy (Ted Kennedy’s widow) for the seat for 2012. They actually tried to get her to run in 2010, but she refused – and she’s supposedly refusing now, but apparently the possible challengers to Scott Brown have already been collectively weighed by the state party, and found wanting. So there seems to be no better options for | Read More »
Today in Washington – July 13, 2010
Hurricane Ken Salazar just hit the Gulf of Mexico. The Interior Secretary reimposed a 6 month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf — a moratorium that will cause economic devastation to workers in the Gulf region. According to the Washington Times, “saying oil companies still are at risk of another catastrophic spill, the Obama administration announced a new moratorium Monday on drilling in the outer | Read More »
This Week in Washington – July 12, 2010
Congress is preparing a massive push to get legislation passed this month before the long August recess. People prepare in different ways. President Obama prepared for the legislative push with a round of golf while the President’s Press Secretary Robert Gibbs blamed Republicans for all of the Obama Administration’s problems. This should be an interesting month of political posturing before Congress disappears for a month of | Read More »
Today in Washington – June 30, 2010
Clearly, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court Elena Kagan does not believe in a limited federal government. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) asked her whether the federal government has the power to tell Americans that they have to eat “three vegetables and three fruits every day.” Kagan declined to use that question as an opportunity to state that the federal government has limited powers and used the question as | Read More »