The Incredibly Expensive GOP Intra-Party Battle
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the intra-party battle in the GOP, the astonishing amount of money beating up their own and how this fight may impact 2016.
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WaPo uses the dread number ‘2006’ when discussing Barack Obama.
I know that the election is in six months, and six months is an eternity in politics – but so is *nine* months.
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Money and the Tea Party
From January 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, the National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $49.6 million, but only gave $126,000.00 to candidate and other political committees. 71% of the money it spent went to its non-electioneering operations. That looks terrible. But it is not. For example, the NRSC has been paying former employees who are now outside consultants. Those outside consultants have worked to place | Read More »
Everything You Hate About D.C. is in the Podesta Divorce
Credit: GreenCorruptionBlogspot.com It is well-established that Americans do not trust the federal government and believe that government itself is the nation’s top problem. Naturally, much of that ill-will is focused on Washington, D.C., with its partisan elected officials, inept bureaucrats, bloated government, corruption, and those influence-peddling Washington lobbyists. The Podestas’ “lobbyist vs. lobbyist” divorce provides the perfect platform for the average American | Read More »
Is John Kasich The Most Formidable 2016 GOP Candidate You Don’t Know?
Authors Note: This piece was posted today on The Daily Beast. Unless you live in Ohio, or are a political junkie, chances are you have never heard of its Republican governor, John Kasich. But that will likely change after November’s mid-term election if Governor Kasich wins his reelection bid by a respectable margin – setting the chattering class off yapping about his increased 2016 presidential prospects. | Read More »
The Ted Cruz Effect in the Texas GOP Primaries
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the outlook for the GOP’s race to take back the Senate, why Republicans are better at midterm elections than Democrats and how the Ted Cruz effect impacted the Texas elections yesterday.
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Hillary to Publicly Endorse Terry McAuliffe on Saturday — Which Means Ken Cuccinelli Has Lost the VA Governor Race
If you need of some hard evidence proving that Hillary Clinton is running for President in 2016 — look no further than the Northern Virginia suburb of Falls Church on Saturday, October 19. There, Hillary Clinton will formally endorse her “good friend,” Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at a “Women for Terry” event. So why is Clinton’s late endorsement of a long-time friend for governor | Read More »
Tech at Night: Republicans are the real tech thought leaders. The FCC stalls innovation for a power grab.
How desperate do you have to be? The radicals at Public Knowledge are trying to take credit for Republican initiatives. To claim a lefty was the ‘thought leader’ behind phone unlocking is ridiculous. That was Derek Khanna. Even Washington Post says so.
AT&T is wishing for a modern FCC so that they can innovate with the IP revolution. Instead FCC is threatening the economy by stalling, and for the basest of reasons: to try a power grab.
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White House Celebrates Bisexual Visibility Day with an Official Closed-Door Event
Did you know that today is Bisexual Visibility Day? You may not be aware, but they are at the White House and will be celebrating with an official event. Seriously, this is not a joke. Today, in honor of Bisexual Visibility Day there will be a White House roundtable discussion “about issues facing the bisexual community” attracting bisexual activists from around the nation. This first-time | Read More »
Did Terry McAuliffe allow GreenTech to keep on fundraising, using his name?
Man, the Washington Post is really setting itself up for some severe criticism when they finally end up endorsing Terry McAuliffe. It’s like they’re providing us with all the information we need to discredit said endorsement ahead of time: …Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), is listed in a recent confidential memorandum to prospective investors as GreenTech Automotive’s “chairman emeritus.” The 70-page document includes photographs | Read More »
…Did WaPo just defend Jindal’s voucher program?
WaPo is beside itself over the Department of Justice’s suit against Louisiana’s voucher program: The government’s argument that “the loss of students through the voucher program reversed much of the progress made toward integration” becomes even more absurd upon examination of the cases it cited in its petition. Consider the analysis from University of Arkansas professor of education reform Jay P. Greene of a school that lost | Read More »
Christie Needs Conservatives
It is all but certain that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a likely candidate for president in 2016. New information reveals, however, that the governor will have an even tougher time mobilizing the conservative base of the Republican party than previously expected. A recent YouGov poll found that Christie is more popular among liberals than conservatives. The poll also shows that more liberals (43%) | Read More »
Keywords: Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Washington Post, circulation, problems.
Sorry about the title, but I want to make sure that Jeff Bezos – more accurately, his research team – sees this post. Mind you, I’m assuming that Bezos plans to introduce the Amazon customer service paradigm to the Washington Post, but surely this is not an unreasonable assumption, hey? Anyway, on to the purpose for this post. The Washington Post is doing it again | Read More »
Summer Reading List with Niall Ferguson and Conrad Black
This week on PowerTalk, I’m serving up our late summer reading list. That’s right, the last few weeks of August tend to be filled with cookouts, vacations and lounging by the pool. If you’re doing any of those things, or if you’re like me and you’re not, you still need a good book or two to get you through the dog days of summer. With | Read More »
Can Jeff Bezos Save Print Media?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the purchase of the Washington Post by Jeff Bezos, if he can use his vision and technology to change our consumption of news, and some amazing Bitcoin statistics.
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