Alvin Greene (D CAND, SC-SEN) up on felony charge.
You know, South Carolinian political shenanigans are ever so much more fun when they’re not aimed at anybody on your side: South Carolina’s surprise Democratic nominee to challenge U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is facing a pending felony charge. Court records show 32-year-old Alvin Greene was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student. The felony charge | Read More »
AR-SEN (D): Lincoln chosen to be beat by Boozman.
Some people like to talk big. “We’re going to take out Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas,” said Moulitsas. Seeing as Politico just called it for Lincoln… no, we’re going to take out Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas. You’re going to stay home and play your theme song. I hear that it’s Ned Lamont’s favorite. Moe Lane PS: Your polls are bloody awful. Has anybody told you that | Read More »
South Carolina Results.
First off: Haley and Barrett will face each other in a runoff. Given that Nikki came within a fraction of winning this outright and got twice Gresham’s votes, I think that maybe the Congressman should think about whether he wants to continue.
Primary results open thread.
I know, inadequate for ten states, but I’m feeding one kid and am about to give the other one his bath. So deal. [UPDATE] In SC: GOV: Haley/Barret 47.7/22.8, 57% in. SC-01 Scott & Thurmond looking likely for the runoff. SC-03 Duncan & Cash looking likely for the runoff. SC-04 Gowdy over Ingless… 49.6/23.7, with 50% in.
The factory, the government, and the boom.
Let me tell you a story (via Instapundit). Once upon a time there was a owner of a packaging material factory in Maine who found out one day that there was a major oil leak disaster going on in the Gulf of Mexico. It turns out that a useful item for oil leak containment – known as ‘floating oil containment boom,’ or just ‘boom’ – | Read More »
Lee Fisher (D CAND, OH-SEN) and sweet, sweet corporate lobbyist money.
Dirty, dirty lobbyist money, too – at least, if you’re a progressive – but that just adds that little sparkle to Lee’s eyes, I’m betting. He’s got that look. Lobbyists for drug, oil and hedge fund industries to mix, mingle with Lee Fisher and Sherrod Brown Read the entire article, which first lists some of the Big Pharma, Big Oil, and hedge fund clients of | Read More »
His ego wrote checks his skills* can’t cash, Froma.
Froma Harrop is very, very upset that mean people are picking on President Obama: Gulf Coast residents are supposedly mad at President Obama for not keeping the oil from threatening their beaches and marshes. We hear this in stereo — from political opposition on the right and liberal pundits bored by the president’s cerebral approach to problem-solving. Stopping the waves is a job for Neptune, | Read More »
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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Emanuel and DeLauro and Greenberg. AGAIN.
Andrew Malcolm notes that Rahm Emanuel, while head of the DCCC, received free rent from the latter two (a married couple) for five years. Rosa DeLauro is a Congresswoman from Connecticut: Stan Greenberg’s consulting firm worked recently on a British Petroleum rebranding campaign. One of Greenberg’s companies (which included James Carville and Bob Shrum) also did a lot of polling work for… the DCCC. But | Read More »
Obamacare Deja vu. And vu. And vu…
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: June 6, 2010. White House and Allies Set to Build Up Health Law WASHINGTON — President Obama and his allies, concerned about deep skepticism over his landmark health care overhaul, are orchestrating an elaborate campaign to sell the public on the law, including a new tax-exempt group that will spend millions of dollars on advertising to beat back | Read More »
White House breaks campaign promise on commercial whaling ban.
Now he’s just messing with us: The Obama administration is leading an effort within the International Whaling Commission to lift a 24-year international ban on commercial whaling for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the remaining three countries in the 88-member commission that still hunt whales. [snip] [Environmental] groups have run ads in major newspapers highlighting Obama’s campaign promise in 2008 to “strengthen the moratorium on commercial | Read More »
PPP: SC-GOV Haley/Barrett 43/23.
Eight points away from making a runoff unnecessary. Nikki Haley hasn’t suffered any damage whatsoever after accusations of multiple extramarital affairs and is headed for an easy first place finish in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Governor of South Carolina. Haley has a 20 point lead, getting 43% of the vote. Gresham Barrett looks like the favorite for the second runoff spot. He’s at 23%, followed | Read More »
DNI nominee Clapper unlikely to be called out on WMD issue.
Theoretically, the confirmation hearings for proposed DNI James Clapper could be an opportunity for fireworks… only not in the way that one would think. It turns out that he’s a potential lightning rod for criticism from the Left: President Obama’s choice to be the next director of national intelligence supported the view that Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq sent weapons and documents to Syria in | Read More »
Rangel equates Obama with Cheney.
Guess he’s not counting on the President to campaign for him, then. Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country’s hunger for oil. “I challenge anyone to tell me we aren’t there because of the oil,” said Rangel, who kicks off his | Read More »
J Street apologist miscounts Israeli options.
This is amusing, in a darkly humorous sort of way: More recently, Daniel Levy, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation and a member of J Street, said in an interview: “America has three choices. Either say, it’s politically too hot a potato to touch, and just pay the consequences in the rest of the world. Or try to force | Read More »