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  • Yeah, Democrats Don’t Want Wasserman Schultz To Run For Senate Either

    02/28/2015 11:32:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/22/15 | Matt Vespa
    By now, you’ve probably heard about cannabis-gate. DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz allegedly put a deal forward where she would switch positions on medicinal marijuana if a Democratic donor withdrew criticism of her for not backing a related statewide initiative last year; it was defeated by a narrow margin. John Morgan, the donor who slammed Schultz for not backing the measure, contributed heavily to the pro-medical marijuana campaign. Of course, Schultz has denied the consideration of any deal regarding this debacle. Yet, there’s more; Democrats don’t want Debbie to run either. She’s turned off many within Democratic circles, with...
  • 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.
  • Lethargic Politico Labor Reporter Goes MIA

    02/22/2015 3:36:25 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Politico labor reporter Mike Elk continues to set new records in the annals of extreme lethargy. Not only has he written a pathetic total of only five stories since he came on board at Politico in the middle of October, he can't even be bothered to write or even contribute to currently breaking important labor stories. Yesterday Politico published a story about the Secretary of Labor in the wake of the settlement of a big labor dispute that caused a slowdown in container freight traffic on the West Coast for several months. Where was Mike? Gone. Not only did he...
  • George W. Bush Is Intervening in Iraq—Again

    02/13/2015 10:24:54 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 12, 2015 | MARK PERRY
    ate in the evening of Sunday, January 18, an eleven-member delegation of tribal leaders from Iraq’s western Anbar Province arrived in Washington, D.C. Just as their plane was touching down, Islamic State units back in Iraq attacked the compound of one of the delegation’s senior leaders, Sheik Ahmed Abu Risha, killing nine Iraqi police officers and wounding 28 of the sheik’s guards. A nearby Iraqi military unit failed to respond to repeated calls for help. The brutal attack underscored the purpose of the Anbar delegation’s visit: The tribal leaders believed that they could defeat the Islamic State—but only if the...
  • Politico Boy Wobbly Wrote Only 5 Stories in 14 Weeks; Gripes About Overwork

    02/02/2015 1:32:14 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 2, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    On Saturday, Newsbusters' Tom Blumer wrote about the work strain that young Mike Elk, a Politico reporter who wants to unionize his workplace, imagines himself to be enduring. Well, a quick check at Politico reveals that the Boy Wobbly wrote a grand total of five stories since October 16. On average only about one story every three weeks. Such a strain! The best (and most laughable) part of the story is this money quote from Elk destined to live on for all eternity unto the end of time: “I can’t work the kind of hours I did when I was...
  • 28 Year Old Politico Reporter: "I can’t work the kind of hours I did when I was 24"

    01/31/2015 4:50:31 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 31, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    WORK?! Maynard G. Krebs had an aversion to it and 28 year old Politico reporter Mike Elk seems to think too much of it is demanded of him. One big difference is that while Krebswas a free thinking spirit, Elk's solution is regimental union solidarity of a style that went out of date over 60 years ago. Sorry, Mike, but it is hard to picture you being beaten down by the Pinkerton police of the bosses or living on slave wages when you are well paid at Politico which, luckily for you, tolerates (and probably laughs at) your organized labor...
  • Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’ (Michael Schiavo)

    01/31/2015 3:01:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Kruse
    CLEARWATER, Fla.—Sitting recently on his brick back patio here, Michael Schiavo called Jeb Bush a vindictive, untrustworthy coward. For years, the self-described “average Joe” felt harassed, targeted and tormented by the most important person in the state. “It was a living hell,” he said, “and I blame him.” Michael Schiavo was the husband of Terri Schiavo, the brain-dead woman from the Tampa Bay area who ended up at the center of one of the most contentious, drawn-out conflicts in the history of America’s culture wars. The fight over her death lasted almost a decade. It started as a private legal...
  • O'Malley PAC hires ex-Braley staffer in Iowa

    01/27/2015 9:20:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Waterloo Courier ^ | 1/27/2015 | Ed Tibbets
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has hired a Democratic staffer in Iowa, as he considers a potential 2016 presidential bid. O'Malley's political action committee hired Jake Oeth as a consultant, beginning in mid-December, the PAC confirmed Tuesday. Oeth was the political director for Bruce Braley's Senate campaign last year. Politico first reported his hiring. O'Malley's PAC also said it has brought on Brad Elkins, who will be based in Washington, D.C. Both have Iowa experience. Elkins was sent by the O'Malley camp to Iowa last year to work for Jack Hatch's unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign. O'Malley, who left office after last...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • Ex-Obama aide takes president to task for 'not being tough enough' with Iran

    01/25/2015 7:04:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Writing for the online Politico newsmagazine, Ross argues that American allies in the region are growing more apprehensive over what they see as growing Iranian influence in the region. Former US peace envoy Dennis Ross (L), seen here with late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2000 Former US peace envoy Dennis Ross (L), seen here with late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2000. (photo credit:REUTERS) Dennis Ross, the veteran Mideast hand and former peace envoy, criticized his former boss, US President Barack Obama, for “not being tough enough” with Iran in light of the stalled nuclear talks and the recent...
  • Politico’s Taking More Hits Than Harry Reid Fighting Gym Equipment

    01/11/2015 4:11:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2015 | Betsy Rothstein
    The site took another big hit Friday morning when it lost Maggie Haberman, who is going to the NYT and taking her unmatched Hillary Clinton coverage with her. NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet did warn in a recent memo that they’d carefully make a few outside hires after a recent spate of layoffs and buyouts. In recent months, Politico has made a lot of serious changes, including positioning Susan Glasser in the suburban Virginia bureau as editor. John Harris, meanwhile, is still editor-in-chief in title, but has fled to Brussels to start up Politico Europe — taking a page out...
  • New York Times scoops up Politico's Clinton beat reporter, Maggie Haberman

    01/09/2015 9:25:05 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 9th, 2015 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    Politico senior political reporter Maggie Haberman has been scooped up by the New York Times. “Thrilled to say I am joining [the New York Times], and very grateful for the opportunity. I remain incredibly grateful to Politico for an amazing run,” Haberman said in a tweet. Her forthcoming move to the Times was announced by Politico in an internal memo Friday. At the Times, Haberman will anchor First Draft, the newspaper's political webpage, and will "help drive [the newspaper’s] campaign news during the day," New York Times Washington Bureau Chief and Political Editor Carolyn Ryan said in a memo.
  • Politico Ignores Facts in Steve Scalise 'Scandal'

    01/06/2015 11:39:32 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 6, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick (with help from Charles Henrickson)
    House majority whip Steve Scalise spoke at a white supremacist event in 2002. That's a fact, Jack! Only one problem is that it is most definitely not a fact when the real facts are examined. This is something Politico neglected to do when publishing a smear job on Scalise. Whether one politically supports or opposes Scalise, he doesn't deserve being smeared over something that didn't happen. This reportorial crime against basic journalistic ethics was committed by Politico perps John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman. Here are their flat out declarations about something Scalise supposedly did despite facts to the contrary:
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...
  • Bill Richardson: Kim Jong Un a 'victim' of bad publicity

    01/03/2015 4:08:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | January 2, 2015 | Kendall Breitman
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a “victim” of bad publicity, according to Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor and U.N. ambassador. “He has been the victim, Kim Jong Un, of a lot of bad press, a lot of bad international attention, with the Sony hacking, with [being] taken to the International Criminal Court by some U.N. countries, a number of other very destabilizing moves that he has made, shooting the missiles, nuclear testing,” Richardson said on Friday on MSNBC’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall.”
  • “Black people don’t work for Politico”

    01/02/2015 2:10:02 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-15 | DrJohn
    Politico posted a nasty article highly critical Of Congressman Steve Scalise: Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, is already getting hit from both the left and right after his office admitted it was “likely” that he spoke to the white supremacist group at a hotel in a suburb of New Orleans. On Tuesday, The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee condemned Scalise, the House majority whip, and quoted popular conservative blogger Erick Erickson, who raised questions about Scalise’s “judgment” in appearing before the extremist group. Both Erickson and the DCCC wondered how Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who faces a leadership election in...
  • McCain's big purge: The Arizona senator’s team has been ridding the state’s GOP apparatus of his tea

    12/30/2014 9:39:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | December 30, 2014 | Alex Isenstadt
    Nearly a year ago, tea party agitators in Arizona managed to get John McCain censured by his own state party. Now, he’s getting his revenge. As the longtime Republican senator lays the groundwork for a likely 2016 reelection bid, his political team is engaging in an aggressive and systematic campaign to reshape the state GOP apparatus by ridding it of conservative firebrands and replacing them with steadfast allies.
  • Fiorina: 'Racist tone' to border debate

    05/01/2010 9:46:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 787+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/1/10 | Dave Cantonese
    California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina voiced support Friday for Arizona’s new immigration law even as she deplored a “racist tone” that’s developed in some corners of her party over the highly charged issue. The former Hewlett Packard CEO said the law’s passage stemmed from Washington’s failure to address the problem of illegal immigration through stricter border enforcement and a practical temporary worker program. But when asked in an interview with POLITICO if Republicans needed to make any changes in their approach to the growing Hispanic community, Fiorina replied, "There has been a very unfortunate racist tone that has emerged in...
  • GOP learns lessons from Sam Brownback's tax scare

    12/26/2014 12:43:31 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/14 | Rachael Blade
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Republican governor are delaying big dreams of nixing the income tax as they face budget shortfalls. And Missouri Republicans, once jealous of their neighbor Kansas’ massive cuts, are thankful they trimmed less. Call it the Brownback effect. Story Continued Below . . Republicans once idolized Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as a tax cutting superstar — now he’s a lesson in what not to do. “It’s a cautionary tale on a national scale … Many of us felt that...
  • GOP Scrooges Hit Lee and Cruz

    12/23/2014 5:55:21 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 12/23/14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Well. What a coincidence. As Americans depart for the Christmas holiday, the horrifying news of what the New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton correctly calls the “assassination” of two New York police officers, the Scrooges in the GOP Establishment have busied themselves attacking Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. Not once. Not twice. But three times in three different places. Up there in the Boston Globe, former New Hampshire Republican Senator John Sununu (not to be confused with his ex-governor father) has launched an attack on Texas Senator Cruz. Out in Utah, former Utah Republican Senator Robert Bennett is in print...
  • They’re Coming for Mike Lee

    12/22/2014 1:13:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/22/14 | Erick Erickson
    It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has more than once anticipated Senate GOP leadership strategy based on their conversations with him. So when Manu Raju says the establishment intends to go on offense against the tea party by beating Sen. Mike Lee in the Utah Republican Primary, we can be sure Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY),...
  • Head of Pro-Abortion Group May Lead Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign

    12/22/2014 11:25:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/22/14 | Steven Ertelt
    One of the top possible candidates to lead Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has dropped out of contention. That has left the door open to the presidential of a leading pro-abortion group to become her campaign manager should she decide to run for presidential in 2016.Clinton is a longtime pro-abortion activists, opposing any pro-life limits on abortion and backing taxpayer funding of abortions. That gels with the views of Emily’s List, which opposes even a late-term abortion ban and requires that all of the candidates it endorses support forcing Americans to fund abortions.Now, reports indicate that Emily’s List’s president may run...
  • BREAKING: Politico Story Confirms Michelle Obama Was Lying About Racist Incident At Target

    12/19/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by RummyChick · 149 replies
    gotnews ^ | 12/19 | johnson
    Michelle Obama was lying about a racist incident at her September 29, 2011 trip to Target in a People Magazine story, Gotnews.com has learned. The careful orchestrated press event occurred in Alexandria, Virginia’s Route 1 Target store. Obama has told two different, conflicting accounts about her Target experience. The first time she claimed she helped someone because of her height in a 2012 appearance with David Letterman. Now she’s claiming there was a racist incident in People Magazine. She is also lying about having any interactions with customers. In fact, the store was under strict control by the Secret Service...
  • Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington

    10/20/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 20, 2014 | David Corn
    Bilderbergers, the Iraq invasion, Alex Jones—the GOP senator has routinely flirted with America's paranoid fringe.This past summer, Rand Paul, the libertarian senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential wannabe, was the GOP's It Girl. The New York Times Magazine splashed his mug on the cover and asked, "Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?" It noted that Paul possessed a "supple mind" and was a "preternaturally confident speaker." Washington Post political prognosticator Chris Cillizza pronounced Paul the "most interesting voice in the GOP right now," and Politico gave him the No. 1 spot on its list of the 50 "most...
  • POLITICO: Ted Cruz apologizes to colleagues over antics

    12/16/2014 1:29:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/16/2014 | MANU RAJU
    Ted Cruz privately apologized to GOP senators Tuesday for interrupting their holiday schedules by his surprise tactics that effectively brought the Senate into session over the weekend. According to five senators who attended Tuesday’s caucus lunch, Cruz offered the apology in unsolicited remarks, saying that he regretted if any of his colleagues’ schedules were ruined by his maneuvering. He didn’t say whether he would do something similar again, senators said. And unlike a contentious lunch last year after GOP senators pointedly blamed Cruz for prompting the government shutdown, no sharp words were directed at the Texas freshman at Tuesday’s lunch,...
  • When 'Justice' Trumps Accuracy, Journalism Loses

    12/15/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    JOURNALISTS, SAYS Jorge Ramos, shouldn't make a fetish of accuracy and impartiality. Speaking last month at the International Press Freedom Awards, Univision's influential news anchor told his audience that while he has "nothing against objectivity," journalism is meant to be wielded as "a weapon for a higher purpose: justice." To be sure, he said, it is important to get the facts right — five deaths should be reported as five, not six or seven. But "the best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth...
  • Hillary in 2016? Not so Fast

    12/15/2014 2:56:12 AM PST · by kingattax · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2014 | By Melanie Kowalski
    It was not such a long time ago that former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton was viewed by the Democratic poobahs and her worshiping public minions as a shoe-in for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, and ultimately the White House. But life happens, and life has found Hillary Clinton. In a recent Politico article, "Delay of Game", we're getting another read-between-the lines indication that Clinton, Inc. a.k.a. “Billary” (Bill + Hillary = Billary) is in rethink/regroup mode. This run for the presidency is as much Bill’s as it is Hillary. And she will need him in full...
  • Ted Cruz does it again (Made Kelly Ayotte miss "The Nutcracker!")

    12/13/2014 6:39:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | December 13, 2014 | Manu Raju, Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte returned home to New Hampshire Friday, planning to see “The Nutcracker” with her daughter this weekend. But there was an unexpected conflict: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz, along with Utah Sen. Mike Lee, took to the floor Friday night to demand Republicans stop President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration and scuttled a bipartisan agreement to push back votes until Monday, effectively forcing the Senate to return for a rare weekend session and cast a marathon series of procedural votes. Senior Republicans say there’s a problem with Cruz’s strategy: The GOP lacks the votes to stop Obama...
  • Elizabeth Warren is catching fire

    12/14/2014 2:14:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | December 13, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    Ready for Warren? Run Liz Run? Run Warren Run? Draft Warren? Progressive activists haven’t agreed on what to call the movement urging Elizabeth Warren to run for president, but they largely concur on this: with every recent anti-establishment move the Massachusetts senator grows more attractive as a 2016 candidate, both in her own right and as a progressive foil for Hillary Clinton. Such sentiments were on vivid display this week at RootsCamp, a gathering of some 2,000 progressive activists held in Washington, D.C. The event was held as Warren and others on the left have been denouncing the “cromnibus” spending...
  • Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away

    11/03/2014 12:38:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/2014 | By RACHAEL BADE
    A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules. Their message to the IRS: Sue me. But the tax agency is doing anything but. Although the IRS was sued itself for not enforcing the law and admitted about 100 churches may be breaking the rules, the pastors and their critics alike say the agency is looking the other way. The agency refuses to say if it is acting. At the same time, the number of pastors endorsing candidates in what they call Pulpit Freedom Sunday...
  • Politico vs NBC News: A Tale of Two Grubers

    12/10/2014 4:01:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It was the best of Grubers, it was the worst of Grubers. It was a Gruber shamed before Congress, it was a Gruber unshaken before Congress. Okay, so which Jonathan Gruber appeared before Congress because it seems as if NBC Nightly News and Politico were watching two entirely different Grubers. First the NBC News Gruber in which reporter Kelly O'Donnell describes his public shaming:
  • Liberal Politico asks: Will Jonathan Gruber Topple Obamacare?

    12/09/2014 9:24:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    We shall see. Gruber has had plenty of help. The President, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Kathleen Sebelius are more to blame for Obamacare’s troubles than Mr. Gruber even if he is the program’s “architect.”Jonathan Gruber in his now famous panel discussion at Penn simply told the truth as he saw it. A key reason, the key reason, Obamacare limped its way across the finish line was because of the deception employed by its champions. The ignorance of the American people, Gruber explained, was to be manipulated for their own good, and it was. And truly, from start to finish...
  • UVA Newspaper Editor: 'To Let Fact Checking Define Narrative Huge Mistake'

    12/06/2014 7:45:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Liberals aren't going to let mere facts get in the way of a good story. A Politico magazine article on the UVA rape accusation debacle, in which the accuser's allegations have unraveled, quotes a student newspaper editor thusly: "to let fact checking define the narrative would be a huge mistake."
  • On Social Media, Hillary and Cruz Lead the 2016 Pack

    12/04/2014 10:21:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | John Blosser
    In the battle for Internet attention in the 2016 presidential race, two candidates stand head and shoulders above the others when it comes to social media — but that doesn't necessarily mean they are headed for a win. In fact, on the Republican side, the Internet winner is far down the list of potential GOP candidates for 2016. In the last 10 months, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have been running neck-and-neck in attention on social media sites, Politico reports. However, despite his Internet popularity, Cruz came in at ninth in a CNN November...
  • On social media Clinton, Cruz lead 2016 potential presidential candidates

    12/04/2014 9:49:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 4, 2014
    In the world of Twitter and Facebook hashtags, the potential 2016 presidential candidates who generate the most buzz are former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, according to Politico. On Facebook, Clinton and Cruz together racked up 40 percent of posts and comments having to with the 2016 presidential race. On Twitter, both got 47 percent of mentions on the topic. And while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attracts plenty of media attention, he’s virtually ignored on social media, getting a lowly 3 percent of Facebook mentions and 2 percent of tweets, Politico noted. Sen. Marco...
  • Al Sharpton: Rand Paul’s outreach to blacks could hurt Democrats in 2016

    11/25/2014 6:32:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    The Rev. Al Sharpton says Rand Paul’s efforts to engage black voters could present a strategic challenge for Democrats: If the Republican senator runs for president, fewer African Americans may be motivated to show up and vote against him. The civil rights activist and TV host had breakfast with the Kentucky senator last week, and the pair discussed the need for criminal justice reform before disagreeing over how to deal with the immigration system.
  • Trolling the GOP - [Obama's] plan to mess with Boehner’s leadership strategy?

    11/19/2014 12:53:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Scher
    <p>When the Obama administration last week began the process of preparing the media and the public about the president’s plan to unilaterally suspend deportation for as many as 6 million illegal immigrants, it did not go to a Latino outlet like Univision. It did not communicate to the liberal base via the Huffington Post or even old standbys like the New York Times and the Washington Post. The “exclusive” went to Fox News.</p>
  • GOP oil titan: Keystone’s irrelevant (Harold Hamm)

    11/15/2014 4:11:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/14 2:26 PM EST | Updated 11/14/14 8:42 PM EST | Darren Goode
    Republican oil mogul Harold Hamm says Congress is wasting its time debating the Keystone XL pipeline. “It’s not relevant at all, in my opinion. And here we are making it relevant now? Forget it,” the billionaire CEO of Oklahoma-based Continental Resources told Politoco in an interview Friday, just before the House passed a bill aimed at approving the pipeline. […] Hamm said his company, which had planned to use Keystone to ship some of its North Dakota crude, is already using other pipelines for half of its oil. And the percentage is growing. “We’re supporting other pipelines out there; we’re...
  • Politico Downplays Jonathan Gruber as Obamacare Architect

    11/15/2014 7:08:44 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 15, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Stop it! Stop it right now! Please don't refer to Jonathan Gruber as an Obamacare architect. He actually had a relatively minor role in the Obamacare scheme of things. Since Politico is now unable to ignore the Jonathan Gruber scandal as they tried to do earlier this week, they have switched gears to craft a story by Politico health reporter Paige Winfield Cunningham to portray him as  much less than an architect of Obamacare. Ironically, this same reporter as recently as July also referred to Gruber as an Obamacare architect. First let us check out Cunningham's attempt to downplay the...
  • Politico Belatedly Buries Gruber Video Scandal With Brief Misleading Reports

    11/12/2014 3:14:59 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 12, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    On Monday your humble correspondent speculated how the New Republic or Politico or other liberal sources would spin the Jonathan Gruber video scandal story in which he boasted about perpetrating Obamacare deception in order to get it passed. I offered bonus points to whichever liberal site could dream up the most creative spin control to explain away the viral video. Well, congratulations to Politico for the most entertaining spin. How did they do it? Besides being rather late to the story, they finally got around to it today, they were careful to bury it with no reference to any of...
  • Concha: Wasserman Schultz’s Time As DNC Chairwoman About to Expire

    11/07/2014 1:05:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-6-14 | Joe Concha
    When mentioning the most polarizing figure in the Democratic party outside of the president himself, that one person who creates a visceral reaction every time he or she speaks, one of the following contestants is invariably in the running for top prize: A) Eric Holder B) Susan Rice C) Charlie Rangel D) Debbie Wasserman Schultz But with Holder on the way out, Rice (thankfully) muted lately after a series of unintentionally comical Sunday talk show appearances, and Rangel stuck somewhere between stupid and 1866, first prize falls to the DNC Chairwoman — who may be forced to update her LinkedIn...
  • Fire Valerie Jarrett: If Obama wants to shake things up, his closest adviser should be first to go

    11/07/2014 9:05:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 7, 2014 | Carol Felsenthal
    Almost since the start of Barack Obama’s presidency, people who have actual, real duties in the West Wing of the White House—the working, executive part of the government, that is—have been urging him to do something about Valerie Jarrett. Push her into the East Wing, where she can hang out with Michelle Obama and the White House social secretary, or give her an ambassadorship—or something—but for Pete’s sake get her out of the way of the hard work of governing that needs to be done. Now it’s really time to do it. Let’s stipulate right away that it would be...
  • Press Gives Obama Raspberries For Remarks

    11/06/2014 5:14:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | John Merlin
    If the reaction to President Obama's post-election press conference is any indication, he's in Dutch not only with voters but with the mainstream press as well, after several gave Obama two thumbs down for his performance. The Daily Beast's Jonathan Alter, for one, was not impressed. "His post-election press conference was too long, too provocative and too stingy in his phoned-in praise for the winners. Obama managed the extraordinary feat of making (Senate Minority Leader Mitch) McConnell look gracious by comparison." Politico's White House reporter, Josh Gerstein, poked holes in Obama's defense of his record. "President Barack Obama and his...
  • Politico Headline: 'Bill Clinton Plugs Kay Hagan in N.C.'

    11/02/2014 10:34:34 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Novermber 2, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Bill Clinton Plugs Kay Hagan in N.C.." If you have not already burst out laughing or at least smiled then you must be sorely lacking in the humor department. That was the actual title of a Politico article. To make matters worse, or funnier, the story was accompanied by a photo of Bill Clinton and Kay Hagan with the latter wearing a blue dress. So was this an example of Politico showing a sly sense of humor? Probably not since their bias leans left and would not want to set Kay Hagan (or Bill Clinton) up for mockery at this...
  • Tale of Two Headlines: Dems Want to Switch Focus to 2016, and Politico Complies

    10/31/2014 4:32:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did the editor of Politico's Daily Digest notice that the arrangement of the two top stories this morning played directly into the Dem playbook? We sure did. The first headline is "Democratic donors prepare for disappointment," and the sub-headline reads "The plan is to shift focus to 2016, when Democrats face a much more hospitable Senate map." And sure enough, Politico's very next story obliges Dem desires. The headline: "Why a GOP Senate could be short-lived," and the sub-headline reads "A half-dozen blue-state Republicans could be in trouble during the 2016 elections."
  • Politico Writer Already Raining on Possible Scott Walker Victory

    10/29/2014 3:11:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 29, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    WAAAAAAH!!! Hey Scott Walker! Even though there is a good chance you might win re-election next week you're not going to enjoy it. That pretty much sums up the bitter attitude of Politico writer Alexander Burns who concedes that even though Walker could win, it somehow really won't be a victory. Is this a portent of the attitude of others in the mainstream media toward Republican victories? Perhaps but for now let us join Burns in his Heart of Bitterness:
  • Politico's Poll and Conservative Strength: Conservatives Still Vastly Outnumber Liberals in America

    10/23/2014 7:38:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Every national poll by every recognized polling organization shows that conservatives dramatically outnumber liberals in America. For a covertly leftist establishment media, complete with organs of subtle propaganda and selective misinformation, the best strategy for handling the uncomfortable fact of a conservative majority in America is to hide or at least contort it. Treating conservatives like a despised minority is the very heart of leftist demonology. The left purports to represent America and claims vast powers because it is the champion of ordinary people. Terms like “radical right wing” and “extreme conservative” are the essence of leftist rhetoric. It is...
  • Bachmann under 24/7 guard after ISIS threat

    10/21/2014 12:46:36 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 10-20-14 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – The danger posed by ISIS to Americans has come to the homeland for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and a national publication may be making the ominous threat even worse. Politico has reported federal officials are taking an online threat to the congresswoman so seriously she in now under 24-hour protection by a security detail. However, Politico may be adding fuel to the fire by incorrectly reporting that the congresswoman had called on President Obama to declare war on Islam. “Bachmann has been publicly critical of not only ISIL, but also Islam, calling on President Obama to declare war...
  • Kay Hagan's October Surprise

    10/19/2014 2:10:34 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Campaigning for the Senate in 2012, former Harvard law professor cum left-wing populist Elizabeth Warren touched down in North Carolina and told voters, “The game is rigged.” She was more right than she knew. As it turns out, North Carolina’s Democratic senator was doing some of the rigging. Now, Kay Hagan’s political future may depend on how voters react to the story. Hagan’s vote for the 2009 stimulus, coupled with revelations that the legislation resulted in taxpayer funding for her family’s businesses, has emerged as an October surprise in a race hitherto marked by her unexpected resilience in a difficult...
  • 'Obama Hasn't Had Your Back': Priebus Zings Wasserman Schultz With Reference to Politico Story

    10/19/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Non-political junkies might not have noticed, but Reince Priebus got in a real zinger against Debbie Wasserman Schultz today. In a joint appearance on Fox News Sunday, DNC Chair DWS claimed that the key question for voters will be "who has my back?" Shot back RNC Chairman Priebus: "the President hasn't had anybody's back: not even your back." That was a reference to the Politco story "Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz" reporting on President Obama's disdain for Debbie. Since 2012, the White House has wanted to dump DWS as DNC Chair. She is so shut out of meetings with...