NRLC-PAC endorses Dan Coats (R CAND, IN-SEN).
The endorsement of Dan Coats by NRLC-PAC (link) is no less painful for Brad Ellsworth for being completely unsurprising: As a member of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, Dan Coats was a leading champion for pro-life policies. Dan Coats was the author of key pro-life amendments, including a law that prevents the government from penalizing medical training programs for refusing to | Read More »
Joe Biden Opens His Mouth: Dick Blumenthal edition.
It’s enough to make you wonder whether the White House wants the Democrats to keep Dodd’s seat: Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday took an unexpected dig at Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) for misstating his military service record. While speaking at a barbecue for wounded soldiers, he commented about veterans coming home from the Vietnam War. Biden, who has a penchant for being | Read More »
EPA’s Lisa Jackson admits responsibility to Gulf…
…by belatedly canceling a Democratic fundraising appearance: Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson has canceled her appearance at a Democrat fundraiser hours after Politico published a story detailing that engagement. Jackson was scheduled to appear at a breakfast in Manhattan Thursday to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. An EPA spokesman noted that the appearance was scheduled before the oil spill occurred.
EPA head to fundraise for DSCC while oil spreads.
Priorities, folks: priorities. Apparently Lisa Jackson figures that if Interior Dept CoS Tom Strickland could go white-water rafting while the oil spread, she can go raise money for the Democrats: As the Obama administration struggles to contain the massive oil spill threatening the Louisiana coast, one of its top environmental officials will be the featured attraction at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats next week in | Read More »
Heck, ‘Road to Nowhere’ is worth at least *2* million.
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) I think that you should go for two million, David Byrne. I think that you should get an immediate injunction against, or seizure of Crist’s bank account – or whatever it is that they call it. And a groveling apology. Heck, want a pony? Charlie Crist should give you a pony. David Byrne is suing the governor of Florida, alleging that | Read More »
Battered Media Syndrome: the endgame?
(Via @jeffemanuel) It really has been a while since the last press conference, hasn’t it? Will Barack Obama go an entire year without holding a formal news conference? He’s getting close: The president’s last full-scale session with the press was on July 22, 2009, which was 307 days ago. [snip] In its defense, the White House says Obama answers a lot of questions from reporters, | Read More »
Obama not leading in Gulf. And this was a *surprise*?
Do you know what is the fun part of these poor reviews of Obama’s Gulf performance? [Chris] Matthews, speaking during an appearance with Jay Leno on NBC’s “Tonight Show,” said Obama’s response “scares me. He’s been acting a little like a Vatican Observer here. When is he actually going to do something?” [James] Carville, one of the President Bush’s harshest critics in the wake of | Read More »
Rasmussen: Support for Obamacare repeal almost 2-to-1.
I almost wish I hadn’t written this: it would have been perfect for this Rasmussen poll on Obamacare. Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan passed by congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Obama | Read More »
The Joe Sestak thing is kind of a big deal, actually.
I have to disagree with Jim Geraghty here that Rep. Joe Sestak’s (D) admitting that the White House tried to bribe him reflects well on Sestak. Either Sestak is lying about this, in which case he’s, well, a liar who did so for crass political gain; or Sestak’s telling the truth about this, in which case he’s pretty much explicitly participating in a cover-up of | Read More »
All even in the House special election net tally.
I’d like to put the history of special elections in the 111th Congress to date in context of well, the 111th Congress. Which is to say that, after all the drama and excitement that we’ve seen thus far, the end result is that… we’re right back to where we started. Race Old New Switch? Net NY-20 Dem Dem No 0 IL-05 Dem Dem No 0 | Read More »
Joe Sestak admits bribe offer.
Marvel, my friends, at the moral heroism put on display here: If you define ‘moral heroism’ as ‘reluctantly and inarticulately admitting that one was offered a bribe by the White House, while neglecting to alert the relevant federal authorities of the alleged crime in question,’ of course. Which apparently Joe Sestak does. Watch that video to the end to see DNC chair Tim Kaine disassociate | Read More »
‘ZOUNDS! AG Cuomo (D) running for Governor!
Imagine my shock. Andrew Cuomo, following in the footsteps of dad Mario and two scandal-scarred predecessors, announced his long-expected campaign for governor by promising a crackdown on corruption. “I don’t work for the lobbyists,” Cuomo told his supporters Saturday afternoon in lower Manhattan. “I don’t work for the politicians. I don’t work for special interests. I work for the people of New York. Period.” The | Read More »
500 SEIU bully-boys vs. 1 14-year-old.
Nina Easton* got to meet the faux-populists of SEIU up close and personal: Last Sunday, on a peaceful, sun-crisp afternoon, our toddler finally napping upstairs, my front yard exploded with 500 screaming, placard-waving strangers on a mission to intimidate my neighbor, Greg Baer. Baer is deputy general counsel for corporate law at Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), a senior executive based in Washington, D.C. | Read More »
Liberal Mask Slipping Watch, Libertarian Edition.
Mind you, Matt Welch is not surprised that it has; otherwise, his fairly comprehensive evisceration of this Salon article whining about the maturity level of libertarianism would have been a good deal more, ah, exercised. I imagine that being editor-in-chief for Reason generally means that one gets used fairly quickly to the pander-then-minimize cycle that libertarians get from both Democrats and Republicans – I say | Read More »
Gerry Connolly (D, VA-11): are your consituents bigots?
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) Given the way that the Democratic party’s leadership has been viciously attacking supporters of the Arizona immigration law, this is a fair question to ask. It turns out that a county which is partially represented by Rep. Connolly (Prince William County, Virginia) has been checking the immigration status of suspects since 2007: For the last three years, a county in Virginia | Read More »