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  • The Trump way often works

    10/02/2018 9:20:54 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Axios ^ | 2 Sep 2018 | Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen
    It drives the media, Democrats and more than half of America mad, but President Trump's unorthodox, jam-your-opponent style can be effective. What he's done: He erased NAFTA, as a word, and replaced the trade pact with a different name (the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA) and better terms for America. Sure, he infuriated Canada and Justin Trudeau, but he delivered the goods. (And helped some farm-state candidates just before midterms.) Show less His tax cut, jammed through last year, continues to juice a red hot economy that has consumers confident, stocks soaring, joblessness sinking. His wild, improvisational press conferences and...
  • Robert Mueller's secret files

    08/31/2018 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 75 replies
    Axios ^ | 31 August 2018 | Mike Allen
    With speculation hot among the president's legal team that today could be a day for action by Bob Mueller (last working day before Labor Day), remember all the evidence the special counsel has — or could have — that we haven't seen. Why it matters, from Bob Bauer, former White House counsel to President Obama, and now an NYU Law professor: "Investigators have the skills and resources to turn up evidence, including witness testimony, that goes beyond what anyone on the outside can imagine in the daily speculation about the Mueller probe." "How many had heard of George Papadopoulos —...
  • David Hogg: Parkland HS Has Become A Prison; "Hundreds" Of Racist Police

    03/25/2018 4:12:23 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 205 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 23, 2018 | Tim Hains
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas student and #NeverAgain activist David Hogg told Axios founder Mike Allen at an event in Washington on Friday that his high school feels "like a prison" since the shooting last month, with "hundreds of police officers" patrolling the campus. He said this is a problem because the police are racist against black students: "What I'm very concerned about is the racial disparity between white and black students. For example, black students get suspended at a rate three times higher than white students."
  • NBC boosts Axios out of the gate

    01/15/2018 5:42:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | JANUARY 24, 2017 | ERIK WEMPLE
    NBC boosts Axios out of the gate By Erik Wemple January 24, 2017 Start-up news site Axios, like all start-ups, begins life with a name-recognition deficit. The term itself is Greek for “worthy” and thus could describe a number of industries, including, say, an organic juice bar and dry-salt-therapy provider” in Tallahassee, Fla. Around these parts, however, Axios gains recognition from its co-founders, Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen — the Politico mainstays who upended the way that Beltway journalism is practiced. One of Politico’s most resounding lessons — and one that VandeHei, Allen and former Politico executive Kim Kingsley willed...
  • Leaders of both parties are already assuming Speaker Pelosi; Dem house takeover is “baked in”

    01/14/2018 2:47:17 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 102 replies
    Axios ^ | Jan 14, 2018 | Mike Allen
    Trump's day of reckoning ... The one thing that could dramatically diminish President Trump’s chances of avoiding impeachment and chalking up legislative wins is Democrats winning the House. And, thanks to series of recent developments, Trump knows this no longer just seems plausible, but probable. Show less Hill sources tell us that a House Democratic takeover is now likely. One strategist close to Republican leaders believes that a loss of the House is "baked in," and said top Republicans don't see a way to avoid it.
  • Report: Nancy Pelosi Now a Lock for Speaker of the House in 2019

    01/14/2018 1:11:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 14, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Axios.com’s Mike Allen reports that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is now considered a lock for Speaker of the House in 2019, as her party is expected to sweep the 2018 midterm elections. If so, it would be one of the most remarkable comebacks in political history, after Pelosi led her party to an historic defeat in 2010 after serving as the first female Speaker for four years, then clung to power over a shrinking minority party for eight. Allen notes: “It would take a flip of 24 seats for Dems to take over. The average loss for the...
  • Trump's Nightmare (Demovrats to gain +40 seats house?)

    01/14/2018 2:27:38 PM PST · by Angels27 · 94 replies
    Axios ^ | 1-14-17 | Mike Allen
    Trump's day of reckoning ... The one thing that could dramatically diminish President Trump’s chances of avoiding impeachment and chalking up legislative wins is Democrats winning the House. And, thanks to series of recent developments, Trump knows this no longer just seems plausible, but probable. Hill sources tell us that a House Democratic takeover is now likely. One strategist close to Republican leaders believes that a loss of the House is "baked in," and said top Republicans don't see a way to avoid it. It would take a flip of 24 seats for Dems to take over. The average loss...
  • Trump isn't adjusting well to life in the White House — he's reportedly experiencing 'cabin fever'

    02/19/2017 9:36:07 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 117 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | jeremy Berke
    President Donald Trump reportedly isn't adjusting well to life in the White House after his first month in office. That's according to Axios' Mike Allen's latest newsletter, in which he writes that a Trump adviser told him the president is experiencing "cabin fever" in the White House. Trump is reportedly experiencing headaches and frustration that he can't spend his evenings dining at restaurants like he could around Trump Tower in his old neighborhood in New York City. Trump's campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday — during which he castigated the news media and mentioned a nonexistent incident in Sweden...
  • The $5 Million D.C. Mansion Where The Obamas Will Live After Leaving The White House

    05/25/2016 2:10:00 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    According to Politico’s Mike Allen, Obama will lease the mansion from former Bill Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray. The home was sold in 2014 for $5,295,000 and has 9 beds and 8.5 bathrooms, according to the McFadden group. It has 8,200 square feet and was built in 1928.
  • Top Republicans believe Paul Ryan will be nominee

    04/04/2016 6:14:42 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 371 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/16 | Mike Allen
    On the eve of the Wisconsin primaries, top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal about their long-held belief that Speaker Paul Ryan will wind up as the nominee, perhaps on the fourth ballot at a chaotic Cleveland convention. One of the nation’s best-wired Republicans, with an enviable prediction record for this cycle, sees a 60 percent chance of a convention deadlock and a 90 percent chance that delegates turn to Ryan — ergo, a 54 percent chance that Ryan, who’ll start the third week of July as chairman of the Republican National Convention, will end it as the nominee.
  • Politico's Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen departing

    01/28/2016 4:50:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/28/2016 | Dylan Byers
    Politico is about to lose three of its most powerful and longtime leaders. Jim VandeHei, the co-founder and CEO of Politico; Mike Allen, author of the influential Politico Playbook; and Kim Kingsley, the company's chief operating officer will all leave the company later this year, sources with knowledge of the situation told CNNMoney on Thursday. Both VandeHei and Allen are expected to stay through the 2016 election. The exact date of Kingsley's departure is unknown. Politico is expected to release a memo regarding the news tonight, the sources said. VandeHei, Allen and Kingsley are three of Politico's most influential and...
  • D.C. REPUBLICANS Go Home For Holidays, Discover Trump Voters Are Real

    12/26/2015 9:15:11 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 85 replies
    politico.com ^ | December 26
    A Republican Playbooker who lives in D.C. is back home in New Hampshire for the week: "Driving around the state's capital [Concord] (which is more heavily Democrat than Republican) ... you notice ... lots of visible support for Bernie: lawn signs and bumper stickers. There are signs of support for Hillary too, but Bernie appears to be winning the passion race, if nothing else. A smattering of Ben Carson signs placed only at busy intersections. More paid media from Right to Rise than anyone. "I asked my folks, all longtime supporters of establishment Republicans, who they're backing: Trump. When you...
  • Jay Carney to Amazon

    02/26/2015 7:27:20 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | Mike Allen | Mike Allen
    Mike Allen’s Politico Playbook will report: “Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins Amazon on Monday as senior vice president for Worldwide Corporate Affairs.
  • Rand Paul Wins Maine straw poll

    04/27/2014 3:36:28 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 135 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/27/14 | MIKE ALLEN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who spoke Saturday at the Maine Republican Convention, was the big winner in the party’s straw poll. Paul took 26 percent of the vote, to 14 percent for the second-place finisher, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). With 690 ballots cast at the convention in Bangor, the order of finish was: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.): 176 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): 98 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: 70 Dr. Ben Carson: 62 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 60 Jeb Bush: 57 Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): 37 Mike Huckabee: 28 Condoleezza Rice: 26
  • Republican Cruz puts Clinton odds of White House win at 40 percent

    02/27/2014 1:38:05 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/27/2014 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a Tea Party favorite seen as a potential 2016 presidential contender, on Thursday put Democrat Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the White House at 40 percent. "The media thinks she is unstoppable, but they also thought she was unstoppable in the 2008 Democratic primary," which Barack Obama won en route to the White House, Cruz said of the former secretary of state and wife of two-term U.S. President Bill Clinton. ~snip~ Cruz, who spoke at a Politico Playbook Breakfast, was pressed by moderator Mike Allen on whether he planned to...
  • Chris Christie attacks N.Y. Times, David Wildstein - Mike Allen and Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com

    02/02/2014 11:15:06 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 2/1/2014 | Mike Allen and Maggie Haberman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after a low-key initial response to Friday’s explosive allegations about his involvement in a bridge-closing scandal, mounted an aggressive defense late Saturday afternoon, attacking The New York Times and a former political ally in an email to friends and allies obtained by POLITICO. “Bottom line — David Wildstein will do and say anything to save David Wildstein,” the email from the governor’s office says, referring to the former appointee who reignited the controversy.
  • Politico/WaPo Editors To Meet Over [Mike Allen's] Playbook Payola Scandal

    01/17/2014 3:12:01 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 14, 2014 | John Nolte
    It has been over two-months since Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple dropped a bombshell on Politico with a meticulously researched report that alleges Politico's influential Playbook editor, Mike Allen, rewards advertisers with glowing coverage. The response from Politico thus far has been to dismiss, downplay, and ignore Wemple's reporting as "nonsense."
  • Who is the most powerful man in ‘This Town’: Mike Allen or Matt Drudge?

    10/20/2013 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/2013 | Grae
    New York Times magazine correspondent and author of the explosive book “This Town” Mark Leibovich detailed intricate internal workings of Washington and compared two of the most powerful men in news and politics, Mike Allen and Matt Drudge, in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller. Mike Allen’s morning ‘Playbook’ email has the power to shape the political discussion, he explained, because hundreds of decision makers in the political circuit read it every morning. “These hundreds of people are TV bookers, and reporters, and hill staffers of both parties, and White House staffers, and lobbyists and a lot of people...
  • Scarborough's Surprising Support For Voter ID Laws

    08/26/2013 5:21:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough is frequently panned in these parts for his propensity to pummel his presumably fellow Republicans. So it's noteworthy when the Morning Joe host goes after the left for a change. It happened on today's show, when Scarborough defended voter ID laws, saying most Americans don't think it's racist to require a photo ID when you show up to vote. and scalding the left for trying fit to politicians in North Carolina and Texas with symbolic KKK hoods. Scarborough even forced a clearly reluctant Mike Allen of Politico to ultimately acknowledge his point. View the video here.
  • The new power triangle [McCain, Schumer & Hussein's CoS...Three Morons]

    07/24/2013 2:28:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/13 | By MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    Barack Obama, to hear his advisers tell it, has finally found The One he has been looking for: John McCain. “We have been looking literally for years for someone we can cut deals with, and finally someone has stepped up,” a White House official said. West Wing aides say they now talk with McCain roughly every other day. McCain, to hear fellow Republicans tell it, has finally found The Two he has needed to make such conversations worth the bother: Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat who can actually get things done in the Senate, and Denis McDonough, a White House...