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Quote of the Day

“There was a presidential candidate who ran in 2012 promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and that campaign pledge didn’t work out very well for him.” — White House press secretary Josh Earnest, quoted by The Hill, noting the [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I wish Reagan would rise from the dead and come back.” — Pat Robertson, on his television show The 700 Club, while noting President Obama “does not believe in America” and was mentored by “leftists who don’t really love this [...]

Winner Take All Budget Politics

“As House Republicans try to pass a 2016 budget blueprint, GOP leadership is relying on an obscure legislative procedure to try to break the impasse between staunch fiscal conservatives and defense hawks,” Politico reports. “The move is called called ‘Queen [...]

Baker Slams Netanyahu as Obstacle to Peace

Former Secretary of State James Baker harshly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, echoing White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough’s comments earlier in the day, Haaretz reports. Baker acknowledged his disappointment with “the lack of progress regarding a lasting [...]

Trump Raises Birther Charge Against Cruz

Donald Trump told Fox News he doubts Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) can legally run for president because he was born in Canada. Said Trump: “It’s a hurdle; somebody could certainly look at it very seriously. He was born in Canada. [...]

Democrats Cheer On Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid “has prompted an outpouring of excitement and delight — from Democrats,” The Hill reports. “To liberal activists, the firebrand Texan is much too far to the right for the nation at large and too extreme [...]

Emanuel Maintains Wide Lead for Re-Election

A new Ogden & Fry survey in Chicago finds Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) well ahead of challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D) in the race for mayor, 49% to 32%.

White House Unmoved by Netanyahu Apology

Even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israeli Arabs for comments made during his re-election campaign, “the White House issued a new signal that it remained furious with Mr. Netanyahu for campaign comments that also appeared to close [...]

Cruz Entry Sparks Fight for the Right Wing

Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) “splashy entry into the 2016 race Monday intensifies the early battle to consolidate conservative voters who are intent on denying the Republican Party establishment yet another presidential nomination,” the Washington Post reports. “In a primary fight [...]

Sequel to Mandela Memoir Coming Next Year

The Guardian reports there will be a sequel to Nelson Mandela’s A Long Walk to Freedom, one of the best selling political memoirs ever. “More than 20 years later, the world will finally get an answer with the posthumous publication [...]

Cruz May Be First But He’s Late to the Race

Harry Enten notes that what’s important right now in the GOP presidential race “isn’t where you stand in the polls; it’s where you stand with donors and activists. While Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker haven’t filed with the [...]

Why Ted Cruz Is a Long Shot for President

Nate Cohn: “Political scientists argue that the single most important determinant of the outcome of the nomination is support from party elites: those operatives who can staff a winning campaign; the donors who fund it; the elected officials and interest [...]

Netanyahu Apologizes to Israeli Arabs

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized “for warning last week that Arab citizens were voting in “droves,” comments that have been denounced by President Obama, other world leaders, American Jewish leaders and many Israelis as anti-democratic, race-baiting and fear-mongering,” the [...]

Quote of the Day

“People want folks who they believe in what they say and don’t change depending on what state they’re in.” — Gov. Chris Christie (R), quoted by Time, taking a shot at Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Murphy Will Run for Senate In Florida

Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) said he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016 Marco Rubio is expected to vacate, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Murphy defeated Rep. Allen West (R-FL) in 2012 “and was considered one of the most [...]

National Security Becomes Top Issue

Gerald Seib notes “two factors — the rapid rise of Islamic State as a broad threat to the international order and the likelihood of a highly controversial nuclear deal with Iran — are driving national security higher on the agenda [...

Stevens Prosecution Looms Over Menendez Case

“In 2008, the Justice Department took the unusual step of indicting a sitting United States senator. Prosecutors described the senator, Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican, as a crafty politician who concealed the expensive gifts that had been lavished upon him [...]

House Nears ‘Doc Fix’ Breakthrough

“The House is inching closer to a major deal on Medicare payments that could help cement a legacy for Speaker John Boehner,” The Hill reports. “Boehner has spent two months quietly working with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to finally solve [...]

Cruz Beat the GOP Establishment Before

As Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “launches his presidential campaign Monday, he will draw heavily upon his experience in 2012, when he shocked the GOP establishment and toppled a better known and better-funded opponent in a tea-party fueled primary win,” National [...]

History Stacked Against Third Democratic Term

Rhodes Cook: “The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee–whomever it turns out to be–will face resistance from recent history. Since the end of the 20-year Democratic run in the White House that began with Franklin D. Roosevelt and ended with Harry Truman, [...]

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