The consequences of income disparity have been a frequent topic of discussion in this space, specifically how much political opportunity the issue provides and which candidates and parties are best positioned to own it. I have joined others in arguing that forces as disparate as Elizabeth Warren and tea party advocates are attuned to renewed […]
Since everyone is sharing their Nelson Mandela stories, I will offer mine. I feel privileged to have one, even though it isn’t necessarily flattering to my political allegiance. My exchange with him took place in front of several others, so I don’t feel like I’m violating a confidence. In 2003, I was in Johannesburg for […]
By Meredith Shiner, Roll Call Outside Congress, Democrats and labor unions are fighting for an increase in the federal minimum wage. But inside the Dome, Democrats are strapped for political capital to pass legislation as they engage in a multifront battle against Republicans to extend jobless benefits and protect social programs cut by the sequester.
Conservative blogger Josh Barro comments on the political implications of the “War on Christmas” on Business Insider. Here’s a shirt recently sold by the National Republican Congressional Committee. It reads “‘Happy Holidays’ is what liberals say.” An NRCC spokesperson told Buzzfeed the shirt has sold out. Here’s the thing: Some people celebrate Christmas and some [...]
Padded, push-up bras are surprisingly contentious considering they're just small pieces of foam inside a bra. Of course, when they are on a woman's breasts, their significance and sexual nature gets exponentially magnified. Read mor...
Obama could have gotten help to the Americans fighting for their life in Bengahzi. He chose not to do so. Ex-Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino says Obama left those men to die for purely political reasons. It was an insider attack, planned for months. Show More Summary
"Now it was about a broken promise. But for Mr. Obama, the mounting criticism was more than political. It felt personal."From somewhere deep within the NYT front-page article "Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama," by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Michael D. Show More Summary
Former chaplain Gordon 'Dr. Chaps' Klingenschmitt also contends that parents who validate their trans children's identities are abusing those children in favor of pushing a 'political agenda.' read more
IT WAS Italian politics at its most extravagantly theatrical. Inside the Senate on November 27th as it prepared to vote on Silvio Berlusconi’s expulsion, some of his party’s female lawmakers appeared dressed in widow’s black. Outside,...Show More Summary
The White House has, according to insider reports, pretty much given up on defending most of ObamaCare, and is planning a 2014 political strategy that will focus heavily upon its Medicaid expansion. All the old technocratic pretensions...Show More Summary
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent Conservative lawmakers and political organizations promised to make Pennsylvania’s new $2.3 billion transportation spending plan a campaign issue, even before the last vote was cast to send the bill to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The state Senate voted 43-7 on Wednesday and the state House concurred with a 113-85...
Hillary Clinton will probably run for president in 2016, and will probably be her party's nominee in the general election, and the country's next president. Nothing in politics can be assumed, and Clinton is not guaranteed anything, but there is no politician in the country who is more likely to be the next president. Show More Summary
• Life inside the bubble. Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino talks about resigning during the prime of his career to run for political office.
(Credit: Tumblr) Leaked from today's 404 episode: - Scene from Mrs. Doubtfire helps 7 year old save her mom's life. - Crowdfunding political murder with Bitcoins on "The Assasination Market". - This gadget reaches inside your brain to help you lucid dream. Show More Summary
By Brenda Jubin: Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about the meltdown of the mortgage market, along comes The Mortgage Wars: Inside Fannie Mae, Big-Money Politics, and the Collapse of the American Dream (McGraw-Hill, 2014). Show More Summary
(CNN) - As 2016 chatter heats up, two political insiders spill their potential picks for their respective party's presidential nominee. CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said if Hillary Clinton doesn't run, Vice President Joe Biden might just take the cake. "I would love to see a woman in the White House and […]
Why the president's latest promise may be as ill-founded as his original one.
As quoted by Evan McMorris-Santoro at BuzzFeed and repeated in the headline. What the hell is a "flack jacket"? A jacket to keep flacks away? Perhaps he meant "flak jacket," I don't know. The flacks really have been annoying lately.
John Kerry and Joe Biden's effort to sustain talks with Iran is revealing the naked power of the Israel lobby inside our politics, as Senators quote what Israelis have told them, and Kerry says he just got off the phone with Netanya...
Two worlds are colliding, perhaps creating the perfect storm of political prowess. Jim Messina, an Obama insider who ran the president’s campaign...