[credit provider=”AP”] New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie potential candidacy is being called the mainstream GOP’s saviour , but most Republicans aren’t all that enthusiastic about him, polls show.A Washington Post-ABC News poll released today shows that just 42 per cent of Republicans want Christie to enter the race — and […]
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney released a new web video today hitting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s plan for Social Security.
A handful of key staffers on Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign have left in the past few days — including her lead pollster and senior adviser.
[credit provider=”AP”] A Washington Post-ABC News released Tuesday shows a dramatic realignment of the GOP primary field — as a resurgent Herman Cain knocked Texas Gov. Rick Perry from the front-runner position.Perry’s campaign has suffered from gaffes and attacks by his opponents, and has thus far been unable to craft […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Michelle Obama is catching some flak for having her picture taken at a Target department store in what critics contend must have been a deliberately staged photo-op.On Friday, pictures of Mrs. Obama emerged showing her wearing a disguise and shopping at a Target store in Virginia. As the […]
A Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that a majority (55 per cent) of Americans believe Republicans will win next year, while only 37 per cent believe President Barack Obama will be reelected.
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta”] President Barack Obama is told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos just now that he is the underdog in the 2012 campaign.In a quote that will undoubtedly be repeated by his Republican opponents, Obama added that America is “not better off” than it was four years ago.
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s bare-bones presidential campaign is getting sloppy.
[credit provider=”AP”] South Carolina will move its presidential primary to January 21, setting off a scramble of early states to move their nominating contests into early January.The South Carolina Republican Party’s decision, first reported by CNN, is in response to Florida moving its primary up to January 31.
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Chris Carlson”] President Barack Obama said he is calling on Congress to hold votes on his jobs bill by the end of the month, after weeks of legislative stalling on the controversial bill.Speaking at the start of a Cabinet meeting, Obama said he would be in touch with […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of The White House”] Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is out with a memo today highlighting polls showing Republicans as out of touch with Americans on issues from immigration to financial regulation.”The campaign to win the Republican nomination has become a campaign […]
Presidential candidate Rick Perry explained over the weekend his support for a 2001 law that gave illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates in Texas by saying that, on the state level, it was the best option available.
The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis scoops that donors to a potential New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie presidential campaign have been told to make plans to be in Trenton on Thursday if Christie decides to run.
Harvard Professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren is tied with Sen. Scott Brown in a new poll, as Wall Street gears up to undermine her campaign.
[credit provider=”AP”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Saturday that if elected, he would be open to sending U.S. troops to Mexico to help fight the country’s violent drug war.”The way that we were able to stop the drug cartels in Colombia was with a coordinated effort,” he said at […]
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett hosted a fundraiser for the Obama campaign on Friday, with a ‘disappointing’ turnout, one guest told The New York Post.
Speculation that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reached new heights last week — and kept climbing over the weekend.
A just-published bombshell article in the November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine implicates Koch Industries, the company controlled by Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch, in dozens of criminal acts around the globe over the past three decades.
Just two weeks ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared to be on an unstoppable path toward the Republican nomination for president. Today, he’s parrying charges of suborning racism in the Washington Post and vying with businessman Herman Cain for the media’s attention.
[credit provider=”MSNBC”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry is facing scrutiny over a hunting camp frequented by his family over decades, bearing the racially-charged name “N****head.”The Washington Post broke the news of the name — which predated Perry’s family renting the land — and it is raising more doubts about Perry’s electability.
[credit provider=”NBC”] Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) told Meet the Press’ David Gregory Sunday that he hopes Democrats are nervous about their election chances next year.The Democratic governor said Sunday that such worries are warranted, because they reflect the feeling of the general population.
Businessman and 2012 Republican contender Herman Cain took to the Tonight Show on Friday to promote his new book — and offered his candid assessment of the rest of the field.
Businessman Herman Cain told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace that he would update the presidential march if elected.
[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/4251318245/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Speaking at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, President Barack Obama took a shot at his Republican opponents, calling them unpresidential for remaining silent while the audience at a debate booed a gay member of the military.Obama told the crowd that he doesn’t believe “in […]
The New York Times reports that a campaign-in-waiting has formed around New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is under increasing pressure to launch a bid for the White House.
The United States is in a very tough spot, economically and politically.
[credit provider=”AP”] Mike Huckabee is reportedly taking another look at throwing his hat into the 2012 Republican presidential race.According to Reuters, sources close to the former Arkansas Governor say he is rethinking bid after being approached by conservative activists unhappy with the current presidential field.
[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] Thaddeus McCotter, the 2012 presidential candidate no one ever noticed, ended his bizarre White House last week, after Fox News excluded him from last week’s debate.But that hasn’t stopped the Michigan Congressman from making an end-of-the quarter push for donations. In an email to his […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of MSNBC”] 2012 presidential candidate and perennial contrarian Ron Paul denounced President Obama today over what he called the “assassination” of U.S.-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.”I don’t think that’s a good way to deal with our problems,” Paul told MSNBC this morning. “Al-Awlaki was born here; he […]
And now it looks like whether you agree that Warren Buffett threw President Obama under this bus this morning on CNBC or not, the Republican National Committee thinks he did.
[credit provider=”AP”] Republicans, perpetually dissatisfied with the 2012 GOP presidential field, have set their eyes on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and don’t seem to be taking his no(s) for an answer.Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s meltdown at last week’s Florida GOP debate added new urgency to their pleas — several big […]
[credit provider=”Meet the Press” url=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032608/”] This will sound petty, but now that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is “seriously considering” running for President, the question needs to be asked.Is Christie too fat to be President?
[credit provider=”AP”] Yesterday, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a fool of himself by affectionately quoting Republican bete-noire John Maynard Keynes—and then attributing the quote to Republican hero Winston Churchill.”When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?…” Romney proudly told a cheering crowd of supporters, to […]
We dodged another shut-down bullet, but only until November 18. That’s when the next temporary bill to keep the government going runs out. House Republicans want more budget cuts as their price for another stopgap spending bill.
[credit provider=”AP”] Mitt Romney made a slightly embarrassing gaffe today, confusing the Brit every Republican loves with the Brit every Republican loves to hate.Defending himself from charges that he is a “flip-flopper,” Romney tried out his new favourite response:
Michele Bachmann has been busily promoting her strategy for winning the Iowa caucuses, but people close to her 2012 presidential campaign say it is looking less and less likely that she will be able to make it that far.
Mitt Romney appears to be making a comeback in national polls, but it is not clear that his campaign fundraising has kept pace.
Three congressmen returned to the Capitol today to vote for a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded for another four days, thus averting a shutdown when the fiscal year ends tomorrow.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of CNBC”] Fate was on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s side during his appearance on CNBC this morning.Faced with a hard line of questions about whether he really believes Social Security is an unconstitutional Ponzi scheme, Perry dodged and weaved for a few seconds before his feed went black.
[credit provider=”AP”] Herman Cain, the upstart 2012 GOP candidate, said Wednesday that the black community has been “brainwashed” into voting Democrats into office.In an interview with CNN tonight, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, said that African Americans have been told not to consider conservative points of view.
Businessman Herman Cain’s meteoric rise in the press is now making itself seen in the polls.
Struggling to breathe life into her ailing campaign, Michele Bachmann reassured her evangelical base that she is going to be the “comeback kid” in the 2012 presidential race.
[credit provider=”RPerry2012 via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/user/RPerry2012#p/a/u/0/riIYx6RJHI8″] Rick Perry’s presidential campaign has released a new web video that gives us a little bit of insight into what the Texas Governor does on his time off.The amateur video, titled “What To Do On A Day Off,” begins with a shot of Perry with […]
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign attacked Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday for having a “problem with the truth,” demonstrated by running an ad that was called “phony” by The Washington Post.
In an interview with Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin offered the strongest hint yet that she may not seek the presidency.
In 1952, Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson thumbed his nose at the new campaign messaging medium of concise television ad spots, thinking that voters would find them insipid. Dwight Eisenhower crushed him in the general election by an 11-point margin, giving Republicans the White House for the first time in […]
Has the bromance between Jamie Dimon and Barack Obama officially ended?
Economists believe President Barack Obama’s jobs bill would stave off another recession — though their economic projects are more bearish than the White House, and they predict it will not pass.
CNN is reporting that Florida is likely to move its presidential primary to the last day in January 2012 — setting off a shuffle as other early states move their primaries and caucuses in front of the Sunshine State.
President Barack Obama is in deep trouble in the key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, which combined with Florida will determine the outcome of the 2012 election.
[credit provider=”AP”] In a last-ditch effort to revitalize her ailing 2012 presidential campaign, Michele Bachmann and her campaign team have unveiled a new campaign pitch to win over conservative voters.In a four-minute slideshow sent to the campaign email list this evening, Bachmann campaign manager Keith Nahigian outlines his strategy for […]
[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] 2012 presidential candidates and political action committees are loading up inboxes with fundraising pleas in a final push to boost third-quarter fundraising numbers. The Rick Perry camp broke out the big guns with an email from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a high-profile endorser. U.S. Sen. […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Nearly a year before Solyndra went bankrupt and engulfed the White House in scandal, President Obama’s top economic advisors warned him about the risks of the clean-energy loan program that granted the solar company more than a half-billion dollars.The Los Angeles Times reports that, at an October 2010 […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Chris Christie’s brother Todd told the Newark Star Ledger this afternoon that despite escalating pressure to enter the presidential race, there has been no change in the New Jersey governor’s decision to sit out the contest.”I’m sure that he’s not going to run,” Todd Christie said. “If he’s […]
Chris Christie swears he is not thinking about running for president in 2012. Even his brother insists the New Jersey Governor is not running.
Mitt Romney has been giving President Obama a lot of flak for his ties to the “Harvard faculty lounge,” milking the anti-intellectual, Obama-is-an-elitist argument that plays so well with the conservative base.
A CNN/ORC poll released today shows the approval rating for the tea party movement at its lowest point since polling began in 2010.
President Obama’s chief political advisor David Axelrod acknowledged that his boss faces a “titanic struggle” to get re-elected in 2012.
Friday marks a major fundraising deadline for the GOP presidential candidates that will define the top-tier — perhaps for good.
[credit provider=”The White House”] Facebook is looking to try its hand at politics, filing papers this week to launch “FB PAC” to donate money to political campaigns.”FB PAC will give our employees a way to make their voice heard in the political process by supporting candidates who share our goals […]
The Democratic National Committee has released a new attack ad that is basically a montage of offensive audience reactions from the last three Republican presidential debates.
[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr / Wikimedia”] GOP front-runner Rick Perry just can’t catch a break.The Texas governor is under fire from former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Rep. Michele Bachmann for his answer at Thursday’s GOP debate to a hypothetical question about Pakistan losing control of a nuclear weapon.
[credit provider=”AP”] [Note: I get a lot of emails from politicians, political groups, and other inside-the-Beltway types, all the time. Occasionally, I get added to a mailing list that I quite obviously shouldn’t be on.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) took to The Daily Show on Monday night to take his libertarian positions to the mainstream.
[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nate/4439017429/”] Campus Republicans at UC Berkeley will host a controversial “diversity bake sale” tomorrow where prices will be determined by customer gender and race.According to Politico, the group will charge white men $2 for baked goods, Asian men will pay $1.50, Latino men will pay $1, black men […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Senate leaders reached an agreement Monday afternoon to prevent a government shutdown on Saturday — ending a weeks long stalemate.The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced earlier Monday that it does not expect to require additional funding this week to replenish its disaster aid fund — making moot the […]
A Treasury Department spokeswoman categorically ruled out the use of U.S. government funds to help with an IMF bailout of European banks through the European Financial Stability Facility.
The long crawl of presidential nominating contests affords plenty of time for candidates to fizzle, self-destruct, or drop out. Gaffes, scandals, and even tears can sink a campaign well before the party conventions gather to pick the nominees.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donald_Trump_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg”] Mitt Romney made the now-obligatory campaign visit to Trump Tower today to bow down to the real estate mogul/reality TV icon/birth certificate PI, following the footsteps of several of his 2012 GOP rivals.But unlike Rick Perry and Sarah Palin, Romney was camera-shy during his visit, reportedly […]
[credit provider=”AP”] With just five days to avert a government shutdown, congressional lawmakers have made little progress at ending a weeks-long stalemate over disaster aid.The House passed a temporary spending bill on Thursday night before leaving town for the week, which included spending cuts to green jobs programs to offset an […]
[credit provider=”Rita Quinn via Flikr”] There are two things that former Texas Governor Rick Perry plainly hates– regulation and the Federal Reserve. However, a new paper published by the Dallas Fed (via Ezra Klein), shows that Perry has those two hateful things to thank for the so-called “Texas Miracle” of […]
Since its inception in 1982, no Republican presidential candidate has won the nomination without winning Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] After a big debate performance at Thursday’s Fox News/Google and an upset victory at Thursday’s Florida Presidential straw poll, businessman Herman Cain’s campaign is on fire.With high-profile bookings on the Today Show, CNN’s American Morning, and Fox and Friends, Cain’s media blitz and recent successes are paying […]
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, released a statement Monday saying that she would oppose any effort increase funding for the International Monetary Fund to be used to bailout European banks.
Despite a poor showing in Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues to lead the GOP candidates, a CNN/ORC poll conducted over the weekend finds.
[credit provider=”perrytruthteam via Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GfdHx9_7rg”] He might be losing his foothold as the 2012 Republican frontrunner, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t going anywhere just yet.The Perry camp went on the attack this morning with a new web video and a press release slamming GOP rival Mitt Romney for having […]
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Former Godfather’s Pizza executive Herman Cain tells Yahoo’s Chris Moody that he considered dropping out of the GOP nominating contest at least twice.In a upset, Cain defeated Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Saturday’s Florida Straw poll — and though while his prospects for winning the nomination are […]
[credit provider=”Office of Governor Rick Perry”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s foreign policy positions might not be entirely clear after last week’s debate, but he has left no doubt about where he stands on Israel.The Texas Governor was in New York last week, wooing members of the city’s Orthodox Jewish community […]
Texas Governor Rick Perry is getting SLAMMED for his debate performance on Thursday night, with Fox News’ Brit Hume now declaring Perry’s campaign “is about one-half a step away from almost total collapse.”
[credit provider=”AP”] After Rick Perry’s poor debate performance, and altogether awful week, some Republicans are once again looking for a candidate who can beat Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination.Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of The Home Depot, is once again recruiting big-ticket donors to press New Jersey Gov. Chris […]
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, POOL”] For the first time this election season, President Barack Obama addressed a potential reelection opponent, using a fundraiser in California to criticise Texas Gov. Rick Perry, albeit not by name.Obama expressed bewilderment at the state of the Republican party — referring to GOP debate attendees […]
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told NBC News’ David Gregory that he is troubled by President Barack Obama’s rhetoric on the so-called ‘Buffet Rule.’
[credit provider=”The Response” url=”http://theresponseusa.com/”] Texas Governor Rick Perry’s once-surging campaign is on thin ice after flailing in three debates and suffering defeats in two key-state straw polls.Once limited to the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal or The Weekly Standard, concerns over Perry’s electability are now very much in […]
It’s high season for SNL as 2012 election campaigns heat up. This 11-minute GOP debate is a must watch (via Josh Brown)
[credit provider=”NBC”] NBC’s Saturday Night Live used its first cold open of the season to poke fun at the GOP presidential candidates.Host Alec Baldwin played Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and was asked by ‘Shep Smith’ if could “speak for more than 10 seconds without alienating your base.” The answer, of […]
Former pizza executive Herman Cain dealt a major blow to Republican frontrunner Rick Perry, scoring a surprising upset victory in Florida’s Presidency 5 Straw Poll today.
[credit provider=”Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/”] Last week, our dysfunctional government started playing another game of political chicken, this time over funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).With no new funding, FEMA will run out of money next week. Democrats want to give FEMA more money to keep paying for disaster […]
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer disputed claims that President Barack Obama has pivoted to reelection mode, telling NBC’s David Gregory that “we are a very long way away from the campaign.”
Like several 2012 presidential campaigns, Michele Bachmann’s campaign sent out an email today soliciting contributions for a third-quarter fundraising push.For the most part the email is pretty unremarkable. There are some choice Bachmannisms — “It is time to reach for the brass ring of liberty” — but otherwise it simply […]
[credit provider=”CNN” url=”http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/23/morgan-freeman-republicans-anti-obama-goals-are-screw-the-country-it-is-a-racist-thing/”] Actor Morgan Freeman tells CNN’s Piers Morgan that the Obama presidency made racism in this country worse — saying tea partiers are targeting Obama because of his skin colour.”The tea partiers who are controlling the Republican party…their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes […]
[credit provider=”ttstam via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ttstam/4177935719/”] A bipartisan group of Senators are planning on passing a bill rebuking China for its trade and monetary policies in October.Reuters reports:
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Charles Dharapak”] The Senate rejected the House funding measure to avert a shutdown Friday morning, setting off a high-stakes game of political showmanship with one week until the government runs out of money.In mostly party-line vote, the upper chamber tabled the House bill, which would have funded the […]
President Obama’s perceived problem with Jewish voters is so huge that The New York Times needed to run four (4) articles in one day to fully encapsulate it.
[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr / Wikimedia”] With President Barack Obama’s poll numbers somewhere between bad and awful, Republicans are facing the decision of whether to nominate a candidate closer to the party’s ideological base, or one who can appeal to a broader electorate.Tea Party firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann said […]
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson brought down the house at last night’s Google/Fox News Republican presidential debate with a middle-school “dog poop” joke.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was asked what whether he would re-institute the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning openly-gay service-members from the military, in the most shocking moment of the Fox News/Google Debate Thursday night.
[credit provider=”AP”] An already contentious debate over funding the government past September 30 intensified Thursday as Republicans amended their bill to be more amenable to GOP lawmakers and Democrats pledged to oppose it.In what is at latest government shutdown threat this year, without action by the start of the new […]
Tonight’s Republican presidential debate quickly devolved into yet another showdown between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as the two Republican frontrunners duked it out over Social Security, healthcare, and immigration.
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