The broadcast networks refused to air the president’s immigration speech, with some insiders admitting the networks found it too political. Besides that, the speech was insulting to anyone remotely familiar with our system of government, and it assumes that his base is so unhinged it will stop at nothing to get what it wants. Obama […]
Insiders readers know, in politics, nothing is ever as good or as bad as it seems. And just when there is uniformity and conventional wisdom is firmly established, it’s time to start thinking about what might really happen over the next two years. The reviews and commentary on President Obama couldn’t get any worse, and […]
WASHINGTON — President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in American politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party. And the person who can play a decisive role in that battle is Jeb Bush. Yes, Democrats have their [...]Show More Summary
The most important struggle in American politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party.
The news, an old saying goes, doesn’t cover successful airplane landings. But there’s one extremely notable successful landing happening right now, and unless you’ve gone to the inside pages of your newspaper, you might have missed it: open enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act exchanges has begun, and in its first […]
What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Retention bonus versus retirement 2. Don’t want anything for Christmas 3. Show More Summary
I am hesitant to get into the politics of 2016 so soon after the 2014 elections, but it looks like next week’s Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida will be a showcase for several of the top tier contenders for the GOP presidential nomination. Anybody interested in 2016 should pay attention to the RGA meeting […]
Ever find yourself asking, "How can I win at office politics?" Well, Business Insider breaks down six strategies that can help you do just that! Though it's unpleasant to admit it, there's a lot more that goes into being successful at...Show More Summary
Since the first detainees were shipped to Guantánamo Bay in January 2002, media coverage of the US military prison has focused on it as a legal quandary and political dilemma. Details on life within its walls, on the other hand, have only dribbled out. Reporters’ access there is highly restricted, and few journalists — the Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg...
Word comes this morning from Jim Galloway and the AJC Political Insider crew that state lawmakers have finally realized that the state's gas tax is long overdue for an increase. And elected officials are sending signals that they're looking to take action in the next legislative session that starts in January.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Monday, November 10, 2014. Jon Hilsenrath explains how important the internal politics of policy-making boards have become to the actions of central banks.
Sunday on CNN's "Inside Politics," Associated Press White House correspondent Julie Pace said state-run Chinese media mocked President Barack Obama after the midterm election results by saying, "the American public had downgraded the...Show More Summary
Tuition fees could be set to rise in Northern Ireland following budget cuts to the Department of Education and Learning. In an interview with the BBC’s Inside Politics, First Minister Peter Robinson suggested that fees could be increased. “There may well be an opportunity for us to look at tuition fees and see whether that more...
As Insiders readers know, in politics, what’s supposed to happen tends to happen. Elections usually fit into a historical pattern, even though there are always unique circumstances, different candidates and topical issues at play. President Obama and the Democrats got shellacked in the 2014 midterms. That is exactly what was supposed to happen. A lot […]
"I don't really care to be president without the Senate," Obama reportedly conceded in June. Political analysts, and even some Democratic insiders, have long questioned whether President Barack Obama's frequent golf outings and extended vacations are further evidence that he has checked out on the presidency and is eager to hit the exits. Show More Summary
My being undecided, "independent", non-partisan is something of a glib inside joke in certain political circles, but as I stood in the voting kiosk yesterday, I paused, truly not sure what I was going to do.Unlike ridiculous Allison Grimes, I will not keep what I did a secret. Show More Summary
How do you win at office politics?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Answer by Michael O. Show More Summary
It turns out there is quantitative proof academia, Hollywood, and the media actually are dominated by liberals. In a data set provided to Business Insider, the non-partisan political analytics firm Crowdpac used information about federal campaign contributions dating back to 1980 to determine the political biases of various professions. Show More Summary
In this issue of Currents, political cartoonist Mana Neyestani talks about the terrors he experienced inside Iran's Evin prison, and how his work on a graphic novel-memoir helped him cope with the trauma (if you missed it, flip back to page 10). Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari also made his experiences inside Evin the subject of a 2011 memoir,...