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Archived Since:November 19, 2010

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Three Men in a Room

One day after the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D), U.S. attorney Preet Bharara criticized Albany’s political culture, Capital New York reports. Said Bharara: “There are by my count 213 men and women in the state legislature, and yet [...] The post Three Men in a Room appeared first on Political Wire.

Flashback Quote of the Day

“There are no victories in Washington only varying degrees of defeat.” – Former Sen. Wendell Ford (D-KY), quoted by the Louisville Courier Journal, in his obituary. The post Flashback Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wir...

Bridge Scandal Runs Up Christie’s Legal Bills

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) 2013 re-election campaign account “has accumulated $804,108 in debt from legal bills incurred in the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge scandal,” the Newark Star Ledger reports. “The campaign currently has $44,284 on hand [...] The post Bridge Scandal Runs Up Christie’s Legal Bills appeared first on Political Wire.

Is Kasich Taking a Different Path to the GOP Nomination?

“If Ohio Gov. John Kasich is thinking of running for president, he’s taking a very circuitous route. Mr. Kasich, one of several Republican governors seen as potential candidates, is spending much of this week traveling through six sparsely populated Western [...] The post Is Kasich Taking a Different Path to the GOP Nomination? appeared first on Political Wire.

Why Republicans Can’t Stop Talking About Rape

Sarah Kliff: “The events this week are a reminder that for all the party establishment’s promises to swear off talking rape — no more Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock moments — the problem is much more than a series of [...] The post Why Republicans Can’t Stop Talking About Rape appeared first on Political Wire.

Winning the Nomination Again Won’t Be Easy

Joshua Spivak: “What separates Romney from other comeback presidents is that he’s already received his party’s nomination and lost once before. The recent comeback kids did not receive the nomination in their first runs for office. For example, both Ronald [...] The post Winning the Nomination Again Won’t Be Easy appeared first on Political Wire.

What Will Republicans Stand For After Obama?

Charlie Cook: “Obama’s progress toward irrelevancy will begin to accelerate rapidly this fall, with the onset of presidential nomination debates, when the campaign becomes more of a 24/7 affair. Given that, since 2009, the organizing principle for most Republican campaigns [...] The post What Will Republicans Stand For After Obama? appeared first on Political Wire.

Walker Hires Top Iowa Strategist

The team that is building Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s political organization for a possible presidential campaign has brought on a GOP strategist with Iowa ties, the Des Moines Register reports. David Polyansky, “a Texan who played senior roles in two [...] The post Walker Hires Top Iowa Strategist appeared first on Political Wire.

What Pelosi Knows More About Than The Pope

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recalled for the Washington Post that when she was new to Congress and opposed a bill restricting abortion, “one of the Republican members got up and said, ‘Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies [...] The post What Pelosi Knows More About Than The Pope appeared first on Political Wire.

Clinton Documentary Stalls Over Control

“Martin Scorsese has tackled the mob, the Dalai Lama and the real-life Wolf of Wall Street. But he appears to have met his match in Bill Clinton,” the New York Times reports. “Mr. Scorsese’s partly finished documentary about Mr. Clinton [...] The post Clinton Documentary Stalls Over Control appeared first on Political Wire.

Yemen Government Falls

“Yemen’s president and cabinet resigned on Thursday amid a standoff with a powerful anti-American militia, signaling deep uncertainty for U.S. counterterrorism strategy in the country and the future of a drone program in what has become a cornerstone of the [...] The post Yemen Government Falls appeared first on Political Wire.

Matching Presidential Candidates With Their Predecessors

Brendan Nyhan: “Taking inspiration from sports analysts who use qualitative and quantitative methods to identify the best comparisons for individual athletes, I’ve identified the historical candidate who I think most resembles each of the top six G.O.P. contenders. I also [...] The post Matching Presidential Candidates With Their Predecessors appeared first on Political Wire.

Rubio Moves Forward With Presidential Bid

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) “has begun taking concrete steps toward launching a presidential bid, asking his top advisors to prepare for a campaign, signing on a leading Republican fundraiser, and planning extensive travel to early-voting states in the coming weeks,” [...] The post Rubio Moves Forward With Presidential Bid appeared first on Political Wire.

Why Romney Might Not Want to Run in 2016

The Fix looks at recent national polls and finds Mitt Romney “performs worse than he did in 2012 among almost every demographic tested (for which we have comparisons between the two polls and his 2012 showing). And that’s a comparison [...] The post Why Romney Might Not Want to Run in 2016 appeared first on Political Wire.

Quote of the Day

“My grand-daddy used to say you don’t learn much from the second kick of a mule.” — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), quoted by Bloomberg, on Mitt Romney running for president again. The post Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Conservatives Gather in Iowa

“The largest gathering of potential Republican presidential candidates so far will descend on Iowa on Saturday to test their messages at a forum shaping up as the informal starting gun for the 2016 campaign,” the New York Times reports. “The [...] The post Conservatives Gather in Iowa appeared first on Political Wire.

Bush Continues Fundraising Blitz

“Jeb Bush is crisscrossing the country on a 60-event fundraising blitz aimed at raising enough money to give other Republicans second thoughts about entering the race,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The fundraising effort, which Mr. Bush’s team has dubbed [...] The post Bush Continues Fundraising Blitz appeared first on Political Wire.

House Republicans Divided on Social Issues

“An emboldened group of moderate House Republicans put their leaders on notice this week that they intend to steer a more pragmatic course on social issues — including abortion, same-sex marriage and immigration — as the party tries to position [...] The post House Republicans Divided on Social Issues appeared first on Political Wire.

Top Republicans Call for Investigation Into Scott

As Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) “faced mounting questions about the ouster of the top state law enforcement chief and allegations of improper political meddling, two influential fellow Republicans called for an inquiry on Thursday into the potentially damaging accusations,” [...] The post Top Republicans Call for Investigation Into Scott appeared first on Political Wire.

Big Romney Donors Consider Other Options

The Center for Public Integrity “in recent days attempted to contact roughly 90 top Romney fundraisers from his most recent presidential run, including every federal lobbyist who helped him raise $30,000 or more.” “The vast majority willing to speak on [...] The post Big Romney Donors Consider Other Options appeared first on Political Wire.

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