Glover Park Group is one of the leading Democrat-leaning lobbying firms in town, and representing the top drug lobby, the top HMO lobby, Pfizer, Blue Cross, and UnitedHealth, the firm played a central role in crafting health-care reform. Read More
"Economic productivity begins and ends with the needs and purposes of the family household," Rep. Paul Ryan told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "Economic conservatism and social conservatism have the same moral root." Ryan's was a clear note of accord at a conference where discord was a major undercurrent: Some social conservative groups boycotted the conference because a gay Republican group had co-sponsored it. Read More
1. If you spot anybody wielding weapons and threatening passers-by at the polling place, then that means one of two things: Either (1) Obama is still president and the New Black Panther Party is at it again, or (2) Dale Peterson just lost his election to Alabama’s Agriculture Commission. Read More
The economy, taxes, spending, health care, and bailouts dominate the headlines and Tea Party rallies this year. But just beneath the surface, another issue is helping shape the midterm elections: abortion.
The Tea Party insurgency catapulting anti-bailout, anti-Obamacare, and anti-tax hike Republican outsiders past their establishment-backed primary rivals is also helping to eliminate pro-choice Republicans. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, the pro-choice money is flowing in. Read More
My 11th grade American History teacher was a good teacher and a total liberal. The day after the 1994 elections, she mumbled something about “anti-incumbent fever.” I went home and checked the newspaper, and confirmed that every single Republican senator and House member seeking reelection had won that day. The only Republican incumbent to lose in 1994 was liberal Republican David Levy who lost his primary to conservative Daniel Frisa. Read More
Bill Clinton’s had an awfully good week.
First, Al Gore gets embarrassed by Masseuse-gate. Read More
Labor unions, upset with Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln, poured $10 million into the primary challenge by Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. The White House, as is nearly iron-clad custom, backed the incumbent, Lincoln. Read More
Republicans are encountering some speed bumps on what they hope is the road to victory in the November elections. Their candidates for Republican open Senate seats in Ohio and Missouri are running no better than even in recent polls. The independent candidacy of Gov. Charlie Crist is threatening Marco Rubio's bid to hold the Republican Senate seat in Florida. Read More
The White House admitted Thursday that it offered Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff a job at the U.S. Agency for International Development, but it has never said specifically what it offered Rep. Joe Sestak to keep him from challenging Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Senate primary. Read More
Rasmussen’s poll today of the Pennsylvania Senate race has Republican Pat Toomey leading Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak, 45 to 38 percent. Read More