A Russian Internet group has leaked a trove of emails allegedly from inside the Kremlin, showing reports about the political activities of influential bloggers and independent journalists.
New York's mayor today called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car this weekend by a man vowing retaliation for the deaths of black men at the hands of white police. "I think it's important...
Too often political insiders, in evaluating presidential prospects, get hung up on ideology or even specific positions. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), they said, couldn’t get the GOP nomination in 2008 because he championed immigration reform, or Mitt Romney was ineligible for the nomination in 2012 because of Romneycare. Whether they should have gotten the nomination […]
The Tampa Bay Times reports: A Tampa Bay Times Florida Insider Poll of more than 150 of the state’s most plugged-in political players conducted after [Jeb] Bush’s big step toward running found that 8 in 10 said Bush would be stronger than [Sen. Marco] Rubio in the Republican primary, and nine in 10 said the former governor […]
In the midst of a lot of other events that have been monopolizing the headlines this week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did something very difficult and very important. Most of the political world wasn’t tuned in, but savvy traders were waiting for her comments Wednesday with a lot of trepidation. Yellen was pitch perfect in […]
Nearly a month into their hunger strike inside the Orumiyeh Central Prison to protest dangerous and inhumane prison conditions, 27 Kurdish political prisoners have been summoned and threatened with new judicial cases if they don't cease their hunger strike, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Two days ago a letter was sent to all 180 state Representatives (and presumably all 56 Senators) from Trey Childress of a group called Competitive Georgia. According to the Political Insider, the group is “a coalition of mostly business...Show More Summary
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is viewed as one of the NFL's best young players and a great role model for children. As it turns out, his trash-talking is something that parents would be OK with their kids hearing. Defensive players are used to hearing the likes of Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens and Steve Smith talking smack all game. Show More Summary
The image of himself on the cover of Chuck Todd's The Stranger might have seemed "lonely" to the president when he glanced across its cover at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington. But inside, it's as good an account as you'll...Show More Summary
From this Thursday's New Day on CNN, Inside Politics host John King and guests Tamara Keith from NPR and The Atlantic's Molly Ball did their best to try to dismiss what they called the "Elizabeth Warren caucus" in the Democratic party...Show More Summary
In yesterday’s Daily Jolt by the AJC Political Insiders, it mentioned that outgoing Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA-10) is looking to be hired to begin his post-congressional endeavors. He’s said that he’d be interested in a paid boardShow More Summary
Mark Cuban recently told Business Insider that there's "no chance" he would let his five-year-old son play football. Well, Cuban is not alone. In a recent survey by Bloomberg Politics, American adults were asked if they had a young son, would they want that child playing football. Show More Summary
Rick Santorum has matter-of-factly declared that he is running for president in 2016, telling the Washington Post’s national political correspondent Karen Tumulty that now he “get[s] the game.” Santorum makes the point that his 2016 run is going to be different – and obviously, it would need to be if he were going to win […]
This video is why I've lost hope that the Sunday shows have any reason to live. Euthanasia is the best option for every single damn one of them. This little discussion on CNN's Inside Politics is so ridiculous and stupid that it should...Show More Summary
Written by Doug Powers Shorter CNN segment: Democrats got creamed last month — how is this terrible news for the Republicans? From Newsbusters: On Sunday, CNN’s Inside Politics spent several minutes hyping the supposed headache Tea Partiers could give GOP leadership despite the Republican Party winning their 54th Senate seat following Saturday’s runoff in Louisiana. […]
President Obama recently unveiled a massive plan to overhaul immigration policy, which could protect millions of undocumented workers. But for all the political furor over the proposal, it's easy to forget that these undocumented immigrants are individuals, each with their own hopes, dreams, fears, and families. Show More Summary
There has been talk in political circles recently about the prospects of former Virginia senator Jim Webb challenging Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primaries. Just as Republicans feared John Glenn in 1984 and Wesley Clark in 2004, plenty of GOP leaders think Jim Webb would be a formidable challenger. But the things Republicans respect […]
Monday is the day when new county officials are sworn in. Sheila Kuehl has tapped a veteran of Zev Yaroslavsky's office to be her chief deputy. Details of the day inside.
As far as the social and political is concerned, I feel I have done well living as a non-fascist. I