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CNN Guest: Dems ‘Twisting Themselves Up in Knots’ Over Whether to Be Seen with Obama

16 hours agoNews : Mediaite

John King's Inside Politics panel wondered if Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was being "too cute" in trying to avoid President Barack Obama during his Wisconsin visit, but then tweeting that she met with him privately.

The NRSC's Remarkable Immigration Statement

Capitol Hill insiders widely consider President Obama's rumored plan to unilaterally extend amnesty to as many as five million of illegal aliens to be political suicide, essentially ceding control of the Senate in a single act. But a key question has been whether elite Republicans are willing to deploy the issue in weaponized form. Show More Summary

The Insiders: Someone must answer Bill O’Reilly

After living through the commentary and news coverage of Ferguson over the last two weeks and then hearing the blatant political grandstanding at Michael Brown’s funeral yesterday, I found myself wishing some thoughtful soul on the left would give a slow, patient, informed response to Bill O’Reilly’s “Memo” from his August 20 show, “The truth […]

Seth Meyers Avoids Politics, Embraces Insider Gags During Emmys Monologue

Seth Meyers kept politics out of his Emmy opening monologue Monday night, but he aimed most of the jokes at the industry crowd, not audiences at home. We’re in a gold-plated age of television, witness the crush of great shows up for Emmys. Show More Summary

Inside the Market’s Mind: Debt, Growth and Politics

Looking at growth and debt beyond developed countries, Moody’s forecasts that GDP growth for 2014 across the 20 largest emerging markets, excluding China, will only amount to 2.1%. Data from Thomson Reuters shows that 2014 is turning into a record year for issuing...

MOLLY BALL: Inside the Democrats’ Plan to Save Arkansas—and the Senate: The party’s desperate bi…

MOLLY BALL: Inside the Democrats’ Plan to Save Arkansas—and the Senate: The party’s desperate bid to hang onto the majority rests on an unprecedented political organizing effort in red states like this one. Also a lot of drama designed to encourage the base to turn out — like the Ferguson saturation-coverage, which is designed to [...]

The “Inside Politics” Forecast: Will Eric Holder be leaving the Justice Department?

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on “Inside Politics” to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead. WASHINGTON (CNN) – An exit strategy, proof of the Obama Midterm Drag, and insights into some of the most intriguing faces […]

Inside the Democrats' Plan to Save Arkansas—and the Senate

The party's desperate bid to hang onto the majority rests on an unprecedented political organizing effort in red states like this one.

Gold Is the Money of Kings, Debt the Money of Slaves

Former Senator Alan Simpson recently spoke with Financial Sense Newshour to give an “inside look” at Washington politics and the difficulty of implementing entitlement and tax reform. With U.S. debt levels steadily climbing, Simpson notes that eventually "debt is the money of slaves."

National Journal: America Should Declare War on ISIS

Note from Senior Management: Washington's premier journal for savvy political insiders today called for Congress to issue President Obama a new authorization for use of combat troops in Iraq to engage The Islamic State. We reprint here. Show More Summary

Who will run Gleneagles Golf Course? If it's not the city, who cares?

Gleneagles Golf Course As we watch today’s Recreation and Park Commission meeting on extending political insider Tom Hsieh’s no-bid contract to run the once-public Gleneagles Golf Course — which is being contested by a rival group headed...Show More Summary

The Insiders: Vicious payback against the Islamic State would be good policy

In politics, the rule is, “when in trouble make some rubble.” Although the president has been hesitant about taking strong, decisive action in the Middle East, the sickening killing of journalist James Foley is a good reason to take a stand. The president can — and should — seize the moment; but this moment, as […]

We want our politicians to act like LBJ. But not really.

last weekNews : The Newsroom

The problem with Barack Obama is that he just doesn't love the full contact sport of politics. He has no capacity for the inside machinations or tactical brutality we associate with a more sophisticated and celebrated president

The Insiders: Why Rick Perry’s indictment is bad for the United States

There are two prevailing lines of thought about the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). One is that it is good for Perry and his political ambitions, and the other is that it is bad for Perry and his political ambitions. On its face, it would require contorted logic to ever think that an […]

Good Manors: Swoon! Super-Genteel Pac Heights Manse Politely Asks $9.7M

The brick facade of 1735 Franklin Street, a landmark Pacific Heights mansion built in 1904, is both elegant and imposing, with a lofty (but not insurmountable!) hedge and intricately crafted iron gates. Inside, the home opens up into a...

The Insiders: August brings no rest for the Democrats

After several days off, I thought I might come back with a different perspective on our politics than what I had developed earlier in the summer. Perhaps things weren’t as bad for the Democrats as they seemed. Perhaps things were about to turn around for President Obama and his allies. Well, with 11 weeks to […]

FDL Movie Night: FRED

FRED gives an inside look at a grassroots political campaign, one that upset the prevailing powers that be, while providing an engaging portrait of a man who by embracing and loving himself has has found away to integrate his political skills with his true self. Show More Summary

The “Inside Politics” Forecast: Political fallout from teen’s shooting

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on “Inside Politics” to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead. WASHINGTON (CNN) – A Missouri Democratic family feud, a Kentucky Senate tactic worth tracking and some new nuggets about the busy […]

Carter: Cut Waste to Fund Education

Over at the AJC Political Insider, Greg Bluestein reports that if elected governor, Jason Carter will fund additional spending for education by cutting waste elsewhere. “You see it throughout the government. Everyone knows that it’s there,” said Carter, an Atlanta state senator, after a tour of a DeKalb high school. “We have not done a […]

Dear Comcast, you are the Devil and we hate you. Also, sign up for the Georgia Insider!

So if you subscribe to the Peach Pundit Daily (and why shouldn’t you? It’s free. Sign up here, NOW.) and you didn’t get yesterday’s dose of political wisdom and snark, it’s NOT OUR  FAULT. You have an email address that ends in “comcast.net,” which means that every so often your ISP (which is Comcast, and […]

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