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Was Hillary Clinton the "original Elizabeth Warren?"

By Richard K. Barry Will Hillary Clinton ever be left enough for the left? Well, no. But she's trying.As Amy Chozick at the New York Times writes: For anyone who wondered what kind of economic message Mrs. Clinton would deliver in her campaign, the first few days made it clear: She is embracing the ideas trumpeted by Ms. Show More Summary

The Kochs pick Walker

By Richard K. Barry Looks like we have a winner in the so-call "invisible primary" among Republican presidential hopefuls, which is, as the New York Times describes it, "a period where candidates crisscross the country seeking not the support of voters but the blessing of their party’s biggest donors and fund-raisers." The reason? Charles G. Show More Summary

Come on Lindsey Graham, put a little hate in your heart

By Richard K. BarryWhen did we get to the point that someone's political viability is understood in terms of how much they personally dislike their opponent? Lindsey Graham says his friendliness with the Clintons should not deter Republicans from considering him for the Republican presidential nomination.[...]Show More Summary

And the money kept rolling in (and out)

By Richard K. BarryI would be very happy if voters found a way to wake up and smell the corruption. Turning disgust with billionaire super-PAC benefactors into a platform that moves voters has been an elusive goal for activists seeking to curb the massive sums sloshing through campaigns. Show More Summary

Only in America...

By Richard K. Barry In a piece in the Weekly Standard today, Stephen F. Hayes discussed a recent speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered in New Hampshire as part of his bid to secure the GOP presidential nomination. He’d been...Show More Summary

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Yet another Republican wants in

By Richard K. BarryIt must really gall some of the older political hands in Washington to see so many newbies run for the GOP presidential nomination. After all, press is currency in politics and with all the writing and talking about Cruz, Rubio, Paul, et. Show More Summary

Rand Paul's self-defeating realpolitik

By Richard K. Barry With statements like this, one would assume Rand Paul doesn't want the Republican presidential nomination all that badly. Rand Paul ripped into his hawkish rivals for the Republican nomination Saturday, suggesting...Show More Summary

Percy Sledge: "Take Time To Know Her" (1968)

By Richard K. Barry R&B legend Percy Sledge died last week. He was best known for “When a Man Loves a Woman,” which topped the charts in 1966. He was 74. "Take Time to Know Her" was a single released in 1968 from an album of the same name. It reached No. 11, which made it his second highest charting song (US Hot 100).

On the Hustings

Carly Fiorina Boston Globe: "19 potential GOP candidates stream into New Hampshire" Washington Post: "Huckabee says he’ll announce his presidential plans May 5" Time: "How Hillary Clinton is trying to win over liberal critics" Real Clear Politics: "Fiorina says she'd neutralize Clinton's gender arguments" New York Times: "Republicans in quandary over vote on Loretta Lynch"

Standing with Martin O'Malley (maybe)

By Richard K. Barry But let's get a better campaign photo. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is saying she expects Hillary Clinton to get a challenger or three and is working on setting up primary...Show More Summary

Too bad for Jeb Bush New Hampshire does not equal America

By Richard K. BarryIf the whole country was like New Hampshire, Jeb Bush would be the Republican presidential nominee in a walk. For Jeb Bush, New Hampshire serves as a linchpin of his strategy. Sandwiched between contests in Iowa and...Show More Summary

Kasich gets ready - time to rent more lecterns

By Richard K. Barry The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Ohio Gov. John Kasich will "launch a national political committee that would allow him to raise money and his profile as he considers a run for president in 2016." A source,...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's left-speak

By Richard K. Barry Don't you sometimes wonder how much Hillary Clinton is really enjoying having to share even a small part of the stage with "darling-of-the-left" Sen. Elizabeth Warren?Oh, sure, in the latest edition of Time magazine,...Show More Summary

Democrat Russ Feingold with big lead over incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

By Richard K. Barry Russ Feingold A poll released yesterday by Marquette University Law School showed Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson significantly behind former Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold. Johnson had 38% and Feingold had 54%. Show More Summary

Lincoln Chafee says Hillary Clinton shouldn't be president because . . . Iraq

By Richard K. Barry I'm very sympathetic to the argument that Hillary Clinton should continue to be hammered on that whole Iraq war thing, but, um, I sure wish we had someone more articulate making the case. Geesh! If you missed it, and that would have been easy, Lincoln Chafee, this guy, is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Show More Summary

Is it better for Hillary to have Democratic challengers?

By Richard K. BarryDoyle McManus at the Los Angeles Times discusses whether it would be a good or a bad thing for Hillary Clinton to get a challenger or challengers for the nomination. Like many pundits, I've written that it would be...Show More Summary

Good news for the economy, bad news for Republicans

By Richard K. Barry In what is surely good news for Hillary Clinton, a new Bloomberg poll finds that more Americans are feeling optimistic about the state of the economy and President Obama's handling it. Americans are becoming more optimistic about the country's economic prospects by several different measures. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's campaign launch video: It's morning in a more diverse America

By Richard K. BarryJames Hohmann at Politico writes that some Republican political operatives were not entirely scathing in their assessment of Hillary Clinton's campaign launch video. A significant — and surprising — majority of GOP...Show More Summary

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