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  • Politico editor John Harris: Voters are stupid

    Last night on Politico's live-stream election show, Politico editor-in-chief John Harris highlighted a provocative Politico story about "stupid voters." The Politico article by reporter Alexander Burns examines poll numbers from voters who still think Obama might be a Muslim, believe that the president can change gas prices, and appear to have conflicting opinions about the war in Afghanistan. The article quotes Tom Jensen of the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling who admits, “The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid. . . I tell a client trying to make sense of numbers on a...
  • Newt's Freddie Mac gig (Politico moving on to new target...Newt)

    11/15/2011 8:44:26 AM PST · by teddyballgame1 · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/2011 | Alexander Burns
    This, from Bloomberg News, is the kind of scrutiny that you draw when you start getting taken seriously as a presidential candidate: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said during a Nov. 9 debate that he earned a $300,000 fee to advise Freddie Mac as a “historian” who warned that the mortgage company’s business model was “insane.” Former Freddie Mac officials familiar with the consulting work Gingrich was hired to perform for the company in 2006 tell a different story. They say the former House speaker was asked to build bridges to Capitol Hill Republicans and develop an argument on behalf...
  • DNC campaigns for Obama jobs plan

    09/12/2011 3:50:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | September 12, 2011 | Tim Mak
    The Democratic National Committee is launching a new ad campaign Monday to build public pressure on Congress to back President Barack Obama’s job plan. The television spots feature clips from Obama’s jobs speech to a joint session of Congress last Thursday evening. “The next election is fourteen months away. And the people who sent us here, the people who hired us to work for them - they don’t have the luxury of waiting fourteen months… Members of Congress, it is time for us to meet our responsibilities,” Obama says in the clip. One of the ads emphasizes that the Obama...
  • White House thinks it has debt debate high ground (Delusional Obama and MSM)

    07/12/2011 4:05:49 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/12/2011 | By GLENN THRUSH & CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama’s deficit strategy is a combination of audacity, hope and — in the eyes of Republicans — chutzpah. Obama, vilified by opponents for ducking the debt debate earlier this year, has seized the opportunity to portray himself as the champion of a $4 trillion “grand bargain” on tax and entitlement reform. This, after Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who spent months pushing the president in that direction, pulled out of any attempt to “go big” over the weekend. “Obama wants $4 trillion in debt reduction, while GOP wants only $2-$3 trillion,” wrote veteran Democratic pollster Geoff Garin. “[It] seems...
  • 'Not Any Single Reporter At Any Media Organization Thinks Palin Should Be President'

    06/14/2011 5:24:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    People know that the MSM despises Sarah Palin. Still, it was shocking to hear the dirty little secret so openly stated . . . Jim Vandehei of Politico, on Morning Joe today: "If you talk to any single reporter at any media organization that we're aware of, I don't think that anyone thinks she can be president or should be president." View video here.
  • Anthony Weiner’s road back may be long (fits sex addiction)

    06/14/2011 4:32:22 AM PDT · by bronxville · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 06-13-2011 | Erica Lovely
    First came the crotch photos. Then came the lying and denial. Now, Rep. Anthony Weiner is seeking treatment for his misdeeds, leaving Washingtonians asking: treatment for what? Based on the New York Democrat’s behavior, which the congressman says includes sending lewd messages and images over the Internet to six women in the past three years, experts interviewed by POLITICO said he could suffer from an array of conditions that could merit treatment, including narcissism, obsessive-compulsive disorder or even some variety of sexual addiction. None of the possibilities comes with a silver-bullet treatment that delivers quick results — meaning that if...
  • Retraction Request: Politico Fabricates Palin Quote in New Hit Piece

    06/10/2011 12:07:33 AM PDT · by Syncro · 100 replies
    BigJournalism.com ^ | Jun 9th 2011 at 10:12 pm | Retracto, the Correction Alpaca
    Politico knew they likely wouldn’t get a quote from Sarah Palin for the latest hit piece they published so they made one up. One of the authors is the former chairman of the Democratic Party of Virgina.Politico wrote: Will Sarah Palin’s intensifying rivalry with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) cause the former Alaska governor to run for president?The first female Republican vice presidential nominee clearly believes she is the one who has paid the heavy dues by bearing the brunt of the “liberal elite” attacks to help build the tea party, social conservative wing of the GOP.Palin’s bus tour had some...
  • Confusion on Day 2 of Palin Bus Tour (Politico whines: Twitter best way to stay informed)

    05/30/2011 10:38:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | Monday, May 30, 2011 | Andy Barr
    Day 2 of Sarah Palin’s bus tour, and the former vice presidential nominee has prompted little more than confusion at exactly what she is up to. Palin started Memorial Day at the National Archives in Washington, but the only reporters who made it to her brief media availability there were those who happened to see tourists posting on Twitter that they had spotted her. SNIP Indeed, Twitter is about the only way to follow the former Alaska governor – unless you’re either Fox News host Greta Van Susteren or her husband, John Coale. The Fox News host is traveling around...
  • [POLITICO] Polls show rave reviews for SOTU

    01/26/2011 7:07:52 AM PST · by mrsmith · 41 replies
    politico ^ | 1/26/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Americans responded with overwhelming positivity to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, two polls conducted after the Tuesday night speech found...
  • Politico’s persecution of Sarah Palin

    01/16/2011 2:20:18 PM PST · by Starman417 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-16-11 | DrJohn
    And Politico effectively joins Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Politico's increasingly leftward lean has finally caused it to fall over entirely. The sheer volume of anti-Palin stories over the last week was breathtaking. It's clear that they have targeted Palin. To wit: First they were critical of Palin for not saying anything: Tucson shooting presents 2012 test Their widely divergent reactions — from Tim Pawlenty’s subtle distancing from his beleaguered rival, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin; to her virtual disappearance; to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s feeding of the right-wing base — are telling for what they show about the...
  • Obama takes opportunity Palin missed (You might need a second bag on this one...)

    01/13/2011 10:02:06 AM PST · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/2011 | Jonathan Martin
    In the span of a single news cycle, Republicans got a jarring reminder of two forces that could prevent them from retaking the presidency in next year. At sunrise in the East on Wednesday, Sarah Palin demonstrated that she has little interest — or capacity — in moving beyond her brand of grievance-based politics. And at sundown in the West, Barack Obama reminded even his critics of his ability to rally disparate Americans around a message of reconciliation. Palin was defiant, making the case in a taped speech she posted online why the nation’s heated political debate should continue unabated...
  • Sarah Palin: The un-Obama

    12/02/2010 5:03:37 AM PST · by earlJam · 269 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/2/10
    Sarah Palin is the un-Obama. That’s why she’s a political force, though she’s way beyond her 15 minutes of fame. That’s also why she’s a contender in 2012. Barack Obama is a prince of the meritocracy. Palin is queen of the north woods. Why does this matter? Because in presidential politics, opposites rule. If voters are unhappy with Obama, Republicans have to offer them the un-Obama. That’s a role Palin fits perfectly. Obama has degrees from Columbia University and Harvard Law School. Palin attended four colleges in six years before earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho. Obama...
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • GOP senators fight over failure

    11/03/2010 7:06:56 PM PDT · by Qbert · 126 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/2010 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. Movement conservatives pointed the finger right back at the establishment, accusing the National Republican Senatorial...
  • Darrell Issa signals restraint in Obama oversight

    11/03/2010 10:18:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/2010 | Josh Gerstein
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who will have far-ranging subpoena power in the new Congress as a result of Tuesday’s election, is going out of his way to dispel perceptions that he’s a partisan bombthrower who plans to use his newfound authority to paralyze President Barack Obama’s administration.“I want to prove the pundits wrong. My job is not to bring down the president. My job is to make the president a success,” Issa said on a midnight conference call with reporters, just after House Minority Leader John Boehner’s victory speech. Issa took a restrained view of his likely new post as...
  • Rove: Huckabee apologized

    10/28/2010 1:03:12 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 43 replies
    Rove: Huckabee apologized Ben Smith October 28, 2010 Karl Rove told a New York audience today that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee e-mailed him to apologize for a public shot at the former White House adviser. Huckabee, in the course of denouncing "elitism" in the Republican Establishment, told WABC's Aaron Klein that he was "disappointed" in Karl Rove's dismissal of Christine O'Donnell. Speaking to the Heritage Foundation in New York today, Rove was asked about the comment. Per The Nation's Neima Jahromi, whose outlet asked the question, Rove said Huckabee had apologized for the jab. Rove has become a target...
  • Democrats call Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell, and others stupid

    10/21/2010 4:40:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 21, 2010 | Ben Smith
    The 2010 election has devolved in its closing days into a battle – familiar in American history and high school alike – over who’s stupid, and who’s a snob. Republican candidates have served up their share of bloopers — humanoid mice, sunspots causing climate change – and Democrats have taken the expected delight in their opponents’ stumbles. But they’ve taken their mockery one step further – contending as a part of their closing argument that the tea party movement, its champion Sarah Palin, and the left’s favorite Republican candidate, Christine O’Donnell, are, frankly, dumb. Palin “has made ignorance fashionable,” the...
  • 'Year of the Republican Woman' Sets Politico Spinning

    10/12/2010 1:30:07 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 20 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 12, 2010 | Krista West
    From Tea Party activists to “mama grizzlies,” the number of female conservative candidates in this year’s election is unprecedented. This surge in the number of right-leaning ladies has not only caught the Democratic Party’s attention. Several media outlets have jumped on board to lend support to the female democratic candidates who are in danger of losing their seats.  Politico dedicated roughly 1300 words to the subject of female candidates in this year’s election in an Oct. 12 article, but it could only spare about 174 words on the conservative candidates. The article could easily double as a campaign literature touting...
  • Prosecutor alleges Department of Justice bias (Politico ALMOST reports the truth)

    09/25/2010 7:34:49 AM PDT · by milwguy · 12 replies
    poltiburo (er politico) ^ | 09/25/2010 | josh gerstein
    A Justice Department prosecutor defied his superiors by testifying at a U.S. Civil Rights Commission hearing Friday, where he leveled an explosive allegation: top officials in the department gutted a voter intimidation case against a fringe African American militant group because the suspects were black and their alleged victims were white. The prosecutor, Christopher Coates, also said the downgrading of the case against the New Black Panther Party was evidence of a Justice Department culture which discouraged “race neutral” enforcement of civil rights laws, frowned on prosecuting minority perpetrators and folded under pressure from black and Latino rights groups. After...
  • GOP confronts sore-loser syndrome

    09/21/2010 3:48:52 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 21, 2010 | Alexander Burns
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s decision to run for reelection as a write-in candidate has been greeted by conservative activists as the latest outrage in an ongoing struggle between establishment Republicans and the GOP’s activist base. Murkowski’s move ends the 2010 primary season about where it started: With a Republican legislator, well regarded within the Beltway, effectively bolting the party to look after their own fortunes. In the spring of 2009, it was Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter switching to the Democratic caucus in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to get reelected. Now, it’s Murkowski making a long-shot effort to win another term...
  • Obama, the one-term president

    08/17/2010 5:06:35 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/17/10 | Roger Simon
    Honest to goodness, the man just does not get it. He might be forced to pull a Palin and resign before his first term is over. He could go off and write his memoirs and build his presidential library. (Both would be half-size, of course.) I am not saying Obama is not smart; he is as smart as a whip. I am just saying he does not understand what savvy first-term presidents need to understand: You have to stay on message, follow the polls, listen to your advisers (who are writing the message and taking the polls) and realize that...
  • My Oh My, POLITICO Sure Has A Lot Of Corrupt Journolisters On It's Staff

    07/31/2010 2:21:38 PM PDT · by curth · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Sarah's Web Brigade ^ | 7/31/2010 | Gary Jackson
    It's no secret that POLITICO is a biased news organization. The online polictical blog is as progressive as they come. Very agenda driven. In our reporting we have already addressed the fact that Journolist members are solidly entrenched inside POLITICO's upper levels. Something Roger Simon, who calls the website home, tried to downplay. John Nolte over at Big Journalism isn't buying it, and has a simply marvelous retort: You say MSM, I say Politico. You say corrupt, I say Politico. Today, Politico’s Roger Simon was kind enough to almost scold JournoList for its lasting effect on his precious little profession...
  • Refudiating Palin’s critics

    07/31/2010 12:58:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2010 | Don Surber
    One of the delights about the Internet is watching new people use a new technology to make the same old mistakes. Consider the admissions by Politico and Greg Sargent that they regularly run items on Sarah Palin simply to drive traffic. From Politico: “More traffic comes from an item on Sarah Palin’s ‘refudiation’ faux pas than from our hundreds of stories on the complexities of health care reform or Wall Street regulation.” Perhaps if Politico were as vigilant in its coverage of health care reform and Wall Street regulation as it is every slip by Sarah Palin readers would be...
  • Politico: Theater of the absurd

    06/27/2010 6:11:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | June 27, 2010 | MIKE ALLEN & GLENN THRUSH
    On Wednesday, the same day President Barack Obama ousted his humiliated Afghanistan commander, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs walked into the Oval Office with more grim news: The cap on the gushing oil in the Gulf had been dislodged. “What?” Obama replied incredulously. “Well, why did it do that?” A remotely operated vehicle had knocked the cap right off, he was told, leaving oil rushing out as furiously as ever. “Let me get this straight,” Obama later told senior adviser David Axelrod. “A robot knocked off the Top Hat? Come on, guys. Are you kidding me?" Welcome to what...
  • Sarah Palin praises column linking Obama, Hitler

    06/25/2010 1:47:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 95 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2010 | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday encouraged her supporters to read an article comparing the BP escrow fund to Nazism. “This is about the rule of law vs. an unconstitutional power grab,” Palin tweeted, urging her followers to “Read Thomas Sowell’s article.” The article Palin points to was published on Monday and was widely criticized for writing that, like Adolph Hitler, President Barack Obama is stripping away the freedom of his citizen without mass protest. “When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately...
  • Haley win a boon for Palin, Romney

    06/23/2010 8:57:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 83 replies
    www.Politico.com ^ | 6/23/10 | ANDY BARR
    Nikki Haley may have been the big winner in South Carolina Tuesday, but she isn’t the only Republican whose star is rising in an early state that is key to winning the GOP presidential nomination. Both Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, and Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, were also winners in the 2012 sweepstakes. They got behind Haley at critical junctures in her campaign for governor while the rest of the potential GOP presidential field either endorsed another candidate or stayed out of the fray completely. . . . . . . Former Arkansas Gov. Mike...
  • Spill challenges small gov't message

    06/15/2010 1:23:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 289+ views
    Spill challenges small gov't message By: Kenneth P. Vogel and Giovanni Russonello June 15, 2010 03:33 PM EDT In the battle for messaging advantage over the BP oil spill, President Barack Obama and his allies are pressing a counterattack on conservative critics that has people like Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, on the defensive. Call it the hypocrisy argument, articulated by Obama last week when he said that “Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs...
  • The tea party's least favorite Republicans (McCain tops the list)

    03/13/2010 4:42:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 98 replies · 2,409+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-03-13 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    The tea party movement exploded onto the political scene in 2009 as a backlash to the agenda pushed by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, but a little more than a year later, a POLITICO survey found tea party activists unhappy with many of the biggest names in the Republican Party. And that could complicate GOP plans to harness the energy of the tea parties as they head into the November midterm elections with hopes of rearranging the balance of power in Washington. In a survey of more than three dozen grass-roots tea party leaders from 29 states, the party’s...
  • Six hours later, stalemate remains

    02/25/2010 2:42:28 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 40 replies · 1,147+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 02/25/10 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    Thursday’s health care summit wound down with President Barack Obama making clear he couldn’t sign on to the Republican plan for reform, wouldn’t abandon reconciliation and had no intention of scrapping his own plan – capping the six-plus-hour session with a dig at Republicans for pitching a bill that covers just a fraction of the uninsured. “Those steps don’t get you to the place people need to go,” Obama said of the Republican plan. Republicans said the same thing in their closing comments that they said at 10 a.m. – start over. Obama won’t. So the parties walked out of...
  • How can reporters reach Sarah Palin?

    02/24/2010 5:29:03 PM PST · by Al B. · 53 replies · 1,064+ views
    Politico ^ | Feb. 24, 2010 | Michael Calderone
    POLITICO’s Andy Barr reported earlier that Meg Stapleton, spokesperson and top adviser to Sarah Palin resigned to spend more time with family. Now CNN’s Peter Hamby follows up on the news and writes how not only did McCain campaign staffers and Palin insiders grumble about Stapleton’s handling of Palin, but also journalists. Members of the political press corps have also long been frustrated with Stapleton, who was the primary conduit between Palin and members of the media since the end of the 2008 presidential race, but rarely responded to phone calls or e-mails. When Stapleton did, they were often terse...
  • Romney gearing up for 2012 presidential run?

    02/15/2010 12:36:58 PM PST · by presidio9 · 190 replies · 1,963+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb 16, 2010
    Is Mitt Romney getting all the pieces together for another run at the White House? What seems to many as a forgone conclusion may soon become a reality, with the announcement of Matt Rhoades as executive director for Romney's Free and Strong America PAC. According to an article in Politico, Rhoades, who has served on other presidential campaigns and at the Republican National Committee was communications director for Romney's 2008 run. With the upcoming release and tour for Romney's new book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Romney's 2012 intentions may be one of the worst kept secrets in...
  • Why Cheney attacks

    02/13/2010 1:40:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 1,322+ views
    Why Cheney attacks By: Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei February 13, 2010 03:09 PM EST Former Vice President Cheney will appear on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, and it’s a safe bet what he will say: President Barack Obama projects weakness to terrorists and puts American lives at risk. It’s the kind of brutal charge — nuance-free and politically explosive — that has become a Cheney specialty since he left office 13 months ago. Cheney’s broadsides on Afghanistan policy, detention and surveillance policies, and Obama’s general philosophy about the U.S. role in a dangerous world inevitably dominate the news. No...