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John Kasich thinks there is a hunger within in the GOP for a feisty realist. Earth to John Kasich…there is no hunger within in the GOP for a feisty realist. Anyway, here is Kasich dropping truth bombs on Carson and Trump: “Do you know how crazy this election is?” he shouted during a pre-debate rally […]
Who is to blame for economic “growth” that leaves middle class people out in the cold? Is it the unrestrained greed of international banks, or immigrants and a turning away from traditional family values? Poland’s Law & Justice party just won big with a new answer to that question – “BOTH”
Eff this guy. Good riddance. Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) suspended his 2016 campaign for the Democratic nominee for President Tuesday, but didn’t rule out a third party bid. “I’m stepping aside from the Democratic primary process,” he said. “As of today, I’m not involved in the Democratic primary process.” Webb spoke at a […]
The evidence from Canada suggests that the Democratic Party’s strategy of taking such good care of the 1% (in the guise of being hard nosed austerity hawks) might be an electoral loser in the long run. From Robert Reich’s FB:
Tonight, Canadian politics veered left. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party captured a majority in Canada’s 338 seat-Parliament — thereby putting an abrupt end to nearly a decade of Conservative governance under Stephen Harper. Harper’s Conservatives went into the campaign pledging balanced budgets. In sharp contrast, Trudeau promised three years of deficits in order to more than double spending on infrastructure. The Liberals also promised to raise taxes on Canada’s “wealthiest one per cent” — earning more than $200,000 — so taxes on middle-class families could be lowered. Trudeau and the Liberals argued now is the time for Canada to invest in its future rather than embrace austerity economics, and that Canada’s rich should pay their fair share. Evidently most Canadians agree.
Politico reports that House Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the name of a CIA source during a back-and-forth exchange with Democrats about how sensitive the information was and whether its presence in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email account constituted a security breach. The email posted Sunday on the panel’s website included […]
Jeb Bush is about to walk into a haymaker.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stated the fact that that George W. Bush was the President when we were attacked by Islamic extremists.
“He was President,” Trump said. “Blame him, or don’t blame him, but he was President. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.”
“I think I’m much more competent than all of them,” Trump said.
“Say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time,” Trump told Bloomberg.
Jeb Bush’s responded with the threadbare lie that his brother “kept us safe.” I don’t see how this isn’t terrible news for the faltering Bush campaign. The more Trump reminds the GOP base of Bush;s incompetence, and the more Jed tries to respond to those attacks by sticking his fingers in his ear holes and chanting “He kept us safe” the more Bush looks like a complete buffoon.
That’s how it is looking. Ted Kauffman appears to be activating Joe’s (vast?) network of political supporters.
Someone not named a variant of Brian to make it a three way.
Rep. John Carney’s decision last month to run for governor has opened up his at-large seat to Delaware Democrats hoping to make it to Washington.
The day after the three-term member made his announcement, state Sen. Bryan Townsend, a corporate lawyer in Wilmington, got into the race. A week later, state Rep. Bryon Short, a small business owner and former aide to Sen. Thomas R. Carper, followed suit.
Now a third Democrat is expected to get into the race.
Lisa Blunt Rochester, who served as Delaware’s first African-American female secretary of Labor, is likely to announce her campaign in the coming weeks, a source who is familiar with her thinking told CQ Roll Call Thursday.
In a safe Democratic district that President Barack Obama carried twice, the winner of the primary will almost surely win the seat.
EMILY’s List has met with Rochester, and is encouraging her to run.
“Lisa Blunt Rochester has been a fierce advocate for Delaware families,” EMILY’s List Communications Director Marcy Stech told CQ Roll Call. “We are excited to see that she’s taking a serious look at this race — she would be a strong leader in Washington who knows how to create opportunity for all.”
It is well overdue, but the leadership of the Democratic Party finally gets it. The GOP is the problem. Hillary Clinton called out the GOP and their malfeasance in no uncertain terms, and it was a huge hit. She sounds determined to tell the truth about the GOP on the campaign trail. In so doing she’ll drag the GOP’s cynical policies into the light of day and allow a legion of down ticket Democrats to adopt the message. There are far fewer Republicans in this country than there are Democrats. If, rather than pandering to the wishy/washy “center” she shows the country what the GOP has really been up to, she will win in a landslide and may well sweep away the GOP majorities in Washington and numerous state legislatures.
Here are her finest moments from the debate:
GOP sources are telling Politico that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is looking to move a bill that would lift the debt ceiling before he steps down. According to the Politico report, published Wednesday… GOP leadership is willing to put forth a standalone debt ceiling bill — a so-called “clean” bill — before a new speaker takes over Boehner’s gavel.
You really have to wonder what is coming next. THE GOP has gerrymandered its way into a nearly unbreakable majority which it can’t use because at least 30 House Republicans are certifiably insane.
I mean Copeland is no idiot (unless maybe he is…?). Maybe he does read this stuff and actually thinks it is somehow rooted in reality. DEGOP Chair Responds to Democratic Presidential Debate Newark, DE – The Chairman of the Delaware Republican Party, Charlie Copeland, released the following statement this evening following the Democratic Primary Debate: […]
The NJ names names and turns up the heat on Sneaky Pete.
Delaware lawmakers quietly awarded their top political aides in Legislative Hall thousands of dollars in raises earlier this year, even as they reduced or eliminated general pay increases for rank-and-file state employees, according to a review of payroll data by The News Journal.
House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, a Rehoboth Democrat who approved the raises, ducked questions from The News Journal, ignoring repeated requests for comment. “Pete is not available to comment about this,” said Drew Volturo, a House Democratic spokesman.
Drew Volturo has been on the other side of this, so I’m not sure why he is going with this stonewalling approach. Maybe the Dem “leadership” has some broadside attack on teachers in he works that they plan to use to push this off the front page? It wouldn’t surprise me.
I feel like a spectator this year. I just can’t get excited about the Presidential election. Maybe it is because the GOP field is so utterly non-electable that the whole enterprise feels even more like kabuki theater than it normally does. Or… maybe it is because I like and I’m pretty comfortable with either Sanders or Clinton..?
This admission, by Chaffetz, is going to enrage conservatives who think that the point of government is to waste taxpayers money on partisan witch hunts.
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz has just admitted that the GOP’s investigation into Planned Parenthood’s misuse of federal funds turned out to be a dud.
“Did I look at the finances and have a hearing specifically as to the revenue portion and how they spend? Yes. Was there any wrongdoing? I didn’t find any,”
We have to start treating the American South, with their open carry and voter suppression like a pariah nation, similar to South Africa in the 1980’s and 1990’s. If they want “open carry” and voter suppression, fine. They just don’t get that stuff and also get to be treated like grownups.
Daniel Hamermesh, an economics professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, plans to withdraw from the university because of his concerns about the campus carry law that will go into effect in Texas in August 2016.
According to a Tuesday report from the university’s student newspaper, The Daily Texan, Hamermesh will teach at University of Sydney next fall.
Josh Marshall makes an important point.
The only thing amazing about this is how it took a momentary remark by McCarthy to suddenly make what everyone knows into an acceptable point of public discussion: namely, that the Benghazi Committee was not only a transparently political exercise (that’s hardly unprecedented) but just a complete crock by every definition. Without McCarthy’s clumsy remark, DC’s establishment press apparently didn’t realize this was the case or didn’t think it was an acceptable point of discussion. That’s amazing.
Your “liberal media” everybody… Fair and balanced!
Early Saturday evening, an 11 year-old boy from Jefferson County, Tennessee, took his father’s unlocked shotgun and shot and killed, with premeditation, his 8 year-old neighbor, McKayla Dyer, from inside his house – because she wouldn’t show him her puppy.
According to the local news station WKRN-TV (video below), the boy had a history of bullying the little girl. Her mother, Latasha Dyer said: “He was making fun of her, calling her names — just being mean to her…I had to go the principal about him, and he quit for a while, and then all of a sudden yesterday he shot her.” The boy, whose name is being withheld by authorities, has been charged with first degree murder, but a judge is to decide in the coming days whether or not to transfer the case to adult court.
We need to stop calling these incidents accidents.
The New York Times reports today that Hillary Clinton is organizing “leadership councils” in every state, comprised of dozens of top Democratic state officials and super-delegates to the nominating convention (“super-delegates” automatically become convention delegates because of the offices they hold.) The councils will round up supporters, act as surrogates in the news media in […]
When your campaign has to continually assert that you haven’t dropped out, it is a bad sign. That’s where Rand Paul is right now, as he tries to assure donors that he is still running for the GOP nomination… “but also, by the way… donate to my Senatorial campaign, because that is the real campaign.” That’s a paraphrase.
Robert Reich’s list of everything that is STILL wrong with the Trans Pacific Partnership are the very reasons Tom Caper and Chris Coons love it so fucking much.
For the record I have nothing against Marshall. In fact, I happen to like the guy, in spite of his resume. Back when I knew him, he was one of the sharpest and funniest guys involved in DE politics with the possible exception of Matt Denn. He probably still is. So there is that. Mat Marshall as a integral part of the Short campaign probably means that Townsend has a steep uphill climb. But the close connection to Carper is also significant. There is a saying – When You Dance With the Devil, the Devil Don’t Change – the Devil Changes You.
With Marshall’s close links to Carper, it is hard to imagine that the Bryon Short campaign isn’t going to be run as a Team Carper subsidiary.
Kevin McCarthy admitted what everyone already knows. The Benghazi hearings and investigations were concocted to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.