MANCHESTER, N.H. - Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Republican U.S. presidential primary on Tuesday by a comfortable margin in the second nominating contest of the 2012 election season, CNN projected.The network said with more than 10 percent of the vote counted, Romney won 36 percent of the vote and congressman Ron Paul was second with 25 percent. Read More
‘To be a little melodramatic, the budget would kill people,” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman recently told CNN about House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity. “No question.” With the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund set to run out of money Thursday, and with none of the federal government’s 12 appropriations bills signed into law so far, you can expect a lot more melodramatic quotes like this one in the coming weeks. Read More
The White House is pushing back against the growing narrative that Obama is "sitting on the sidelines," as reported by the New York Times yesterday, and letting Congress do all the work. Read More
CNN completely buried the headline in the write-up for their latest poll of 1,000 Americans. “Pessimism overflowing in new poll” reads the headler and the article goes on to report, “While some expect economic conditions to improve, a majority-59 percent-believes the economy will still be in poor shape one year from now. Read More
Last week was not a good one for Eliot Spitzer. The former New York governor and attorney general became a former cable TV show host when CNN cancelled his four-month-old snoozer of a political talkfest, mainly because of its abysmal ratings. The cancellation marked the end of what initially appeared to be a promising new career for Client No. 9. Read More
Jon Stewart is the king of mocking CNN, so when it came time to criticize the format of Monday's Republican Presidential debate, Stewart was merciless. Watch below: Read More
Last night, CNN's Piers Morgan interviewed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, briefly mentioning the Anthony Weiner scandals and asking the Governor if he had any skeletons in the closet. "Part of the thing of being a Catholic is you confess the sins. Obviously in light of Weiner-gate, Schwarzenegger-gate, and so on, is there anything you want to get off your chest?" Morgan asked. Read More
My Washington Examiner colleagues have given their ongoing reactions to the CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader two-hour debate at St. Anselm’s College (what a fab auditorium!) of six Republican presidential candidates. Here are my more or less immediate reactions to each candidate’s performance.
We will be covering the Republican presidential debate tonight live starting at 8 p.m., so join us here for our live coverage as the debate gets underway in New Hampshire.
We'll feature live updates and twitter commentary from myself and Phil Klein, Mark Tapscott, Barbara Hollingsworth, and Timothy P. Carney.
It’s going to be a very important event. Read More
Yesterday, Anthony Weiner had an incredibly testy 9-minute exchange with reporters who were asking him questions about the lewd photo posted on his Twitter account Friday night. Weiner repeatedly refused to say why he wouldn't ask the authorities to investigate what he alleged to be an illegal "hack" of his Twitter account (he's now downplaying the "hack" as a "prank"). At one point he called a CNN producer a "jackass" for pressing him on the question. Read More