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Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) “has hired two prominent Washington defense attorneys and a public relations firm to respond to the swirling controversy and a potential ethics probe over how he has financed his lavish lifestyle,” Politico reports. “The move by [...] The post Schock Lawyers Up appeared first on Political Wire.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel “is headed to a politically risky runoff election in April after conceding he won’t reach the 50 percent benchmark he needs on Tuesday night,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Said Emanuel: “We have come a long way [...] The post Emanuel Can’t Avoid Runoff appeared first on Political Wire.
The last time Hillary Clinton ran for president, “she seemed torn over whether to emphasize her chance to make history, or to play down her gender and reassure voters that she was tough enough for the job,” the New York [...] The post Clinton Will Highlight Gender This Time appeared first on Political Wire.
Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) wants to ease health care rules because she has friends who left the country to find end-of-life treatments, Jon Ralston reports. Said Fiore: “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we [...] The post Lawmaker Says Cancer Is a Fungus appeared first on Political Wire.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) told the Los Angeles Times that he would not enter the race for Barbara Boxer’s seat in the U.S. Senate, leaving state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris (D) as the only major candidate. “Villaraigosa’s [...] The post Villaraigosa Won’t Run for Senate in California appeared first on Political Wire.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell endorsed Sen. Rand Paul’s “push for a Republican presidential caucus in Kentucky, lending heavy weight Tuesday to a proposal that had raised concerns among some members of the state GOP’s executive committee,” the Lexington Herald [...] The post McConnell Backs Paul’s Efforts to Run for Two Offices appeared first on Political Wire.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) is likely to launch a long-rumored U.S. Senate bid this week, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. “Strickland is expected to issue a morning statement, and all indications are that he will confirm his intentions [...] The post Strickland Expected to Launch Senate Bid appeared first on Political Wire.
President Obama “has officially vetoed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, marking his third rejection of congressionally approved legislation during his six years in office,” NBC News reports. “Congress could override the veto if two-thirds of both the [...] The post Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Legislation appeared first on Political Wire.
“In an extraordinary sequence, Mitch McConnell offered Democrats Tuesday exactly what they have been asking for — ‘clean’ full-year funding for the Department of Homeland Security. And Harry Reid said no — or at least, not yet,” Roll Call reports. [...] The post Reid Won’t Move on Funding Bill Until Boehner Caves appeared first on Political Wire.
“I would think, as we approach the 50th anniversary of Selma, that Republicans should be more sensitive about what they’re doing to this woman.” — Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), quoted by Bloomberg, on the stalled nomination of Loretta Lynch as [...] The post Extra Bonus Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.
Former Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) “is among those being approached” about a potential U.S. Senate campaign in California, the Sacramento Bee reports. “A distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution, he has over the decades repeatedly been mentioned as a likely [...] The post Dreier Urged to Run for Senate in California appeared first on Political Wire.
“Gruesome killings by the Islamic State, terrorist attacks in Europe and tensions with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia are reshaping the early Republican presidential race, creating anxiety among party voters and sending potential candidates scrambling to outmuscle one another [...]
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) frequently says he’s waiting for “God’s calling” to run for president, so he was recently asked under public records laws to provide call “a copy/transcript of all communications with God, the Lord, Christ, Jesus or [...] The post Walker Has Not Communicated with God appeared first on Political Wire.
A new Public Policy Polling national survey finds Scott Walker leads the Republican presidential field with 25%, followed by Ben Carson at 18%, Jeb Bush at 17% and Mike Huckabee at 10%. No other potential candidate gets more than 5% [...] The post Walker Leads the GOP Pack appeared first on Political Wire.
Coming later this year: Killing the Messenger: Clintonland, Kochville, and the Battle for 2016 by David Brock. New York Times: “Mr. Brock declined to comment… But one person involved in the production said it’s expected to be an outgrowth of [...] The post Killing the Messenger appeared first on Political Wire.
Jeb Bush “plans to reward his biggest early financial backers with a mid-April meeting in Miami with his likely campaign team,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The confab is being organized for so-called bundlers who have ‘met or exceeded’ their [...] The post Bush Invites Donors to Meet Campaign Team appeared first on Political Wire.
The New York Times reports Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) “is quietly telling donors that he is committed to running for president, not re-election to the Senate.” He’s expected to make a formal announcement in April. The post Rubio Appears Decided on Presidential Bid appeared first on Political Wire.
Rick Klein: “This is the era of manufactured crises, as President Obama is fond of pointing out. It is also, apparently, the era of manufactured crises without exit strategies. Two months in the new year surely felt like plenty of [...] The post Can Republicans Find a Way to Avoid a Shutdown? appeared first on Political Wire.
A new Elon Poll in North Carolina finds Hillary Clinton leading Jeb Bush in a possible presidential match up, 46% to 40%. The post Clinton Holds Early Lead in North Carolina appeared first on Political Wire.
Bloomberg: “Eight days after joining the Treasury Department as an adviser, Antonio Weiss was the lead U.S. official listed at a meeting with Wall Street executives. It’s a role typically played by the undersecretary for domestic finance — the same [...] The post Weiss Playing Same Role But Without Senate Confirmation appeared first on Political Wire.