At a speech at the Heritage Foundation, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made clear his skepticism about an earmark moratorium, saying that “it’s really just a question about discretion.” He didn’t want to give the president a “blank check,” which he believes would occur once the Senate passes an earmark moratorium.
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It's highly doubtful there could be a more vivid demonstration of the truth of Lincoln's maxim about knowing when to keep your mouth shut than the post-election statements about the GOP victory by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Here's Pelosi: Read More
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Former Bush White House political mastermind Karl Rove sits down with Flash Report's Jon Fleischman to talk about the California Senate race, the GOP presidential race for 2012 and everything in between.
In the course of the conversation, Rove drops this intriguing observation: Read More
Las Vegas -- The Republican Party has filed a complaint with the Nevada Secretary of State about alleged collusion of the management of casino giant Harrah's, several unions, and the Harry Reid campaign to push Harrah's unionized employees to vote for the Senate Majority Leader over Republican challenger Sharron Angle. Read More
UPDATE: For an update on this story click here: Former official from the Federal Election Commission slams Reid. Read More
Could we be seeing a Senator Christine O’Donnell in the making? Yeah, I doubt it — but in a superwave scenario anything is possible. But I also doubt that this Democratic strategy of trying to scare people into going to the polls is smart politics. And to put the most charitable spin on it, that seems to be what’s going on: Read More
Pollster Scott Rasmussen has a must-read oped in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal. It is crucial to understanding many things about the 2010 mid-term congressional election, but most especially the difference between mere populism and the desire for self-government. Read More
A former official with the Federal Election Commission, Hans von Spakovsky, blasted the Reid campaign, saying they are clearly engaging in coercion and illegal coordination under federal campaign finance rules. “I’ve never seen anything this blatant,” he told The Examiner. Read More
Here's one of my nominees for the very best political campaign ad of the 2010 mid-term congressional campaign: Read More
So, you're a congressman who voted for President Obama's economic stimulus program, Obamacare, TARP, and cap-and-trade. How would you feel if you knew a week before the election that two-thirds of the registered voters in your district want to throw out you and the rest of Congress, and start over? Read More