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Archived Since:November 19, 2010

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Walker Hardens Tone on Abortion

“It was a memorable political ad: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin spoke directly into the camera in a 30-second spot last fall and called abortion an ‘agonizing’ decision. He described himself as pro-life but, borrowing the language of the abortion [...] The post Walker Hardens Tone on Abortion appeared first on Political Wire.

Deadline Nears on Homeland Security Funding Impasse

“The fledgling GOP-controlled Congress returns to the Capitol just days before its first major fiscal deadline as a battle over President Obama’s immigration policies has set up a showdown on whether to fund the Department of Homeland Security,” the Wall [...] The post Deadline Nears on Homeland Security Funding Impasse appeared first on Political Wire.

Walker Crippled Unions in Wisconsin

“The anti-union law passed here four years ago, which made Gov. Scott Walker a national Republican star and a possible presidential candidate, has turned out to be even more transformative than many had predicted,” the Washington Post reports. “Walker had [...] The post Walker Crippled Unions in Wisconsin appeared first on Political Wire.

Giuliani Says Obama Was Influenced By Communists

Rudy Giuliani doubled down on his claims that President Obama doesn’t “love America” in an interview with the New York Post — “claiming the commander-in-chief has been influenced by communists since his youth.” Said Giuliani: “From the time he was 9 [...] The post Giuliani Says Obama Was Influenced By Communists appeared first on Political Wire.

Walker Faces Heat on the Campaign Trail

“Scott Walker likes to say that the recall election he survived three years ago, when national media descended on Madison to cover his showdown with Big Labor, prepared him for the rigors of a presidential campaign. But the Wisconsin governor [...] The post Walker Faces Heat on the Campaign Trail appeared first on Political Wire.

Democrats Have Ignored Down-Ballot Races

“In the Obama era, the Democratic Party successfully has won the White House but all too often has ignored down-ballot races that determine control of Congress and state legislatures, according to a preliminary report by a Democratic National Committee task [...] The post Democrats Have Ignored Down-Ballot Races appeared first on Political Wire.

Walker Says He Doesn’t Know If Obama Is Christian

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he does not know whether President Obama is a Christian, the Washington Post reports. Said Walker: “I don’t know. I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that. I’ve never asked him [...] The post Walker Says He Doesn’t Know If Obama Is Christian appeared first on Political Wire.

Two Volatile Bush Presidencies

Pew Research: “The presidents with the starkest gaps between their highs and lows in job approval are George W. Bush and his father. George W. Bush’s 86% high came soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a moment of [...] The post Two Volatile Bush Presidencies appeared first on Political Wire.

Pence Still Mulling a White House Bid

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) “said he will not make a decision about whether to run for reelection to a second term in 2016 — or to get into the crowded GOP presidential field — until the end of April [...] The post Pence Still Mulling a White House Bid appeared first on Political Wire.

Why Democrats Lost in 2014

A new DNC report concludes the Democratic Party lacks a “single narrative” and must tighten its pitch to voters in order to compete in future elections, The Hill reports. Currently, the party is “loosely understood as a long list of [...] The post Why Democrats Lost in 2014 appeared first on Political Wire.

Quote of the Day

“I don’t question his motives. And I try not to question the president’s motives as being a good American or a bad American.” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), quoted by CNN, on whether President Obama loves America. The post Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Walker Says He Doesn’t Know If Obama Loves America

“In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gov. Scott Walker sought to stay out of the uproar over former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comments about President Barack Obama and love of country, saying those two could speak for [...] The post Walker Says He Doesn’t Know If Obama Loves America appeared first on Political Wire.

The Fall of America’s Mayor

“Rudy wouldn’t be Rudy if he backed down,” CNN reports. “But by amplifying his charge that President Barack Obama doesn’t love America, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani appears ready to risk sullying the powerful mythology that grew around his [...] The post The Fall of America’s Mayor appeared first on Political Wire.

Bush’s Wife Wary of Family Business

New York Times: “For 20 years, Columba Bush anticipated the day she would have to answer one big question: Would she support her husband, Jeb Bush, if he decided to run for president? Last summer and fall, as she wrestled [...] The post Bush’s Wife Wary of Family Business appeared first on Political Wire.

Clinton Vets Herself Ahead of Run

Hillary Clinton, “the subject of intense news media attention and public scrutiny for the last three decades, is preparing for another thorough vetting as she plans for a likely presidential campaign. In this case, however, it’s not Republicans trying to [...] The post Clinton Vets Herself Ahead of Run appeared first on Political Wire.

White House Works to Counter Netanyahu Visit

“In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for [...] The post White House Works to Counter Netanyahu Visit appeared first on Political Wire.

Quote of the Day

“At some point you have to start asking whether Matt Bevin should be medicated. The guy has no grasp on reality whatsoever and his delusions of grandeur are simply breathtaking.” — GOP strategist Josh Holmes, quoted by the Lexington Herald [...] The post Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

How to Get the Perfect Political Job

Just published: Political Job Hunt: An Insider’s Guide to Finding a Job That Makes a Difference. This 236-page ebook contains more than a hundred actionable tips to help you find a job in politics, public policy and government affairs. You’ll [...] The post How to Get the Perfect Political Job appeared first on Political Wire.

Clinton Is Inevitable Now

Nate Cohn: “I remember that Mrs. Clinton was ‘inevitable,’ and I see why today’s discussions of Mrs. Clinton’s strength sound familiar. But there is no equivalence between Mrs. Clinton’s strength then and now. She was never inevitable eight years ago. [...] The post Clinton Is Inevitable Now appeared first on Political Wire.

Obama Mocks Republicans on Economy

President Obama “ridiculed Republicans on Friday, describing them as a party seeking to mimic the Democratic Party’s middle class rhetoric even as Republican officials and candidates pursued policies that enrich the wealthy,” the New York Times reports. “In a speech [...] The post Obama Mocks Republicans on Economy appeared first on Political Wire.

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