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  • Democrats have a 1 percent chance of winning back the House

    Democrats have a 1 percent chance of winning back the House By Chris Cillizza April 21 at 3:40 pm Ask any Democratic elected official about the party's chances of winning back the House this November and he/she will tell you that it's possible but not likely. That's true(ish) but requires a decidedly broad definition of the word "possible", according to the latest House election model by John Sides at the Monkey Cage Blog. Writes Sides: "The prognosis for Democrats isn’t any better: the median estimate is a small seat loss (to 196 seats). The chance of their regaining the House...
  • Jeb Bush is purposely poking the Republican base in the eye. Why?

    04/08/2014 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 7, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about immigration over the weekend drew massive headlines with some conservatives criticizing him for his latest apostasy on the issue. But, it's the lead-up to Bush using the phrase "act of love" that's actually the really important part of what he said. Here it is with our bolding added: "There are means by which we can control our border better than we have. And there should be penalties for breaking the law. But the way I look at this -- and I'm going to say this, and it'll be on tape and so be...
  • Drive-Bys Fret Over Obama Incompetence

    03/27/2014 2:29:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a story here by Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post: "President Obama Got Elected on Competence. Now People are Starting to Wonder." You see, ladies and gentlemen, the Drive-Bys are beginning to get worried. The very low approval numbers, around 40 -- I don't know how it's that high, frankly. But the disapproval number is almost at 60%. Six out of 10 disapprove of the way Obama's doing the job. That is really bad. Really worrisome, because, remember, these people back in 2007 and 2008 promoted Barack Obama as the single greatest living human being to...
  • Andrea Mitchell Claims Iran an 'American Ally' Before Bush Gave 'Axis of Evil' Speech

    01/28/2014 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    In a shocking declaration on her 1 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell asserted that one of America's fiercest enemies was actually a friend to the U.S. before George W. Bush came along: "Up until that moment, Iran was cooperating with the United States on the border of Afghanistan, it was post-9/11, Iran was more or less an American ally. By being included in the Axis of Evil, it turned the Iranian government in a completely different direction." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] The topic came up when The Washington Post's...
  • What Trailergate Could Mean for Davis in 2018

    01/24/2014 3:58:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Texas Tribune: The Brief ^ | January 23, 2014 | John Reynolds
    The Big Conversation The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza has put a different frame on the Wendy Davis storyline from this week — focusing less on the immediate implications of Trailergate and more on what this means for Davis' attempts to position herself for elections to come. Cillizza's main point is that Davis had to run this year for governor in order to take advantage of the national prominence afforded her from last summer's filibuster. Running this year makes sure she is in the mix in the next couple of election cycles, when Democrats are hoping to run stronger because of...
  • Jon Stewart Isn’t “President Obama’s Biggest Problem” ('Jon Stewart Is Way Too Conservative')

    10/25/2013 4:38:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | WEDNESDAY, OCT 23, 2013 | Alex Pareene
    Washington Post political blogger Chris Cillizza has discovered President Barack Obama’s “biggest problem.” It is “fanatical Republican opposition to his agenda and a money-captured political system that gives a minority party a great deal of power to act on that opposition.” Haha just kidding, no, it’s not that, it’s “Jon Stewart.” You know, the funny cable show talking guy. The one who does the jokes that you like. What makes Stewart a problem is that he has been strongly criticizing/making funny jokes about the Obama administration’s major healthcare #fail this week. Cillizza explains: “Stewart dedicated the entire first 10 minutes...
  • Rand Paul, 2016 Republican Front-Runner

    09/15/2013 7:01:45 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 92 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    The first eight-plus months of 2013 have convinced us of one thing: Rand Paul acts and the rest of the potential 2016 Republican presidential field reacts. On drones, Paul led a 13-hour-long filibuster that drew Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (among others) to the floor in support. On Syria, Paul was out front in his opposition to a military strike — a position that 30 of his Senate Republican colleagues shared as of this writing. Those 30 include both Rubio,who voted against the use-of-force resolution in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. ... Below are our rankings...
  • NBC: McCain moving to head off filibuster change

    07/15/2013 11:37:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/15/13 | Ed Morrissey
    In 2005, then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist threatened to end the filibuster for judicial appointments by forcing a mid-session rule change on a majority vote, an act that would have ended two centuries of precedent. Before he could act, though, the Gang of 14 arose, led by Republican John McCain, to preserve the senatorial tradition, brokering a deal that left conservatives fuming by depriving Frist of his partisan majority. Eight years later, with Harry Reid threatening to take the same action on executive-branch appointments, where is that Old Gang of Ours? According to NBC, at least McCain might be riding...
  • Washington Post's Chris Cillizza Calls Mark Sanford 'Turd In Political Punch Bowl'

    04/03/2013 10:35:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I find that the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza usually plays things pretty much down the middle, and subscribe to his Fix email blast. So it came as an unpleasant surprise to find in my inbox a little while ago a Cillizza email, linking to his current Fix column, tthat referred to Mark Sanford as "the turd in the political punch bowl." View the screengrab here.
  • Chris Cillizza Finds Decline In Americans' Trust In Government 'Depressing'

    02/07/2013 6:49:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Conservatives might take heart from a recent poll showing a decline in Americans' trust in government. But Chris Cillizza sees it as a "depressing reality." So wrote Cillizza in his "Fix" column in today's Washington Post. Let's consider what Thomas Jefferson's had to say about the need for a healthy distrust of government, and speculate as to why Cillizza is bummed out by the polling news. More here.
  • WaPo's Chris Cillizza Predicts 'Death by a Thousand Political Cuts' for Romney

    07/18/2012 6:07:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | July 18, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza warned Mitt Romney that he would suffer "a death by a thousand political cuts" if he does not release more tax returns. Cillizza further proclaimed: "...every day we talk about tax returns. Why hasn't he released them? What's in them?...the current position he has is untenable politically." Continuing to push for Romney to release more, Cillizza predicted: "...what we don't know is how much tax he did pay. And until he releases more...the Obama team, at least, is not going to let this go away." He then...
  • WaPost: California Senate race a dead heat in GOP poll (Fiorina 44, Boxer 44)

    10/21/2010 9:05:53 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 12 replies
    For months, Senate Republicans have insisted that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) can be beaten. Now, they have a poll that shows the race as a dead heat. Boxer and former Hewlett Packard executive Carly Fiorina (R) are knotted at 44 percent in a Tarrance Group poll conducted for the National Republican Senatorial Committee by Dave Sackett between Oct. 17 and 19. Among independents and those voters who decline to state a party preference -- a major target for both candidates --- Fiorina leads 47 percent to 34 percent. "[Fiorina] needs to improve upon this and get her ballot strength among...
  • According to Polls, Fred Thompson Foundering

    11/13/2007 11:13:48 AM PST · by pissant · 543 replies · 649+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 11/13/07 | Chris Cillizza
    The American electorate is a fickle mistress. Just ask former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.). When Thompson announced his candidacy for president just after Labor Day most national polls showed him running a close second behind former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the majority of state polls had him in the top three. No longer. Thompson's campaign has yet to take off as expected and voters -- especially in crucial early states like Iowa, New Hampshire and Florida. The most recent data comes from New Hampshire where two surveys were released over the weekend. The first, conducted by theUniversity...