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Sometimes, it’s hard to separate the political news from your favorite “news of the weird” feed. There was so much weird stuff going on along the campaign trail that it’s hard to select the dozen best. But here’s our best effort: 1. Clint Eastwood and his chair. It was the most bizarre moment at a [...]
Most of the biggest political winners of 2012 didn’t even win an election this year: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards among them. But it didn’t hurt if you won an election. Ask President Obama, who won a surprisingly large victory [...]
The preparations were kicked off on Sept. 20, weeks before the nations picked who would be sworn in to serve as its president for the next four years.
Mitt Romney may have lost the election, but he did win something Wednesday: Politifact’s annual Lie of the Year…uh…award. Mitt took home the hardware for his statement that Barack Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China” at the cost of American jobs, say the nonpartisan factcheckers at Politifact. They [...]
Boehner’s troubles might stem from the fact that 26 percent of those polled didn’t know enough to say whether they approved or disapproved of his handling of the negotiations.
The political chasm is widening. A line has been drawn between two different ideologies, but not between Republicans and Democrats. This gap is between the Republicans and conservatives. “I think the Republican Party is devouring the conservative movement,” said radio host and conservative commentator, Mark Levin on Wednesday. Levin sat down with former Attorney General Edwin [...]
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi will announce on Wednesday morning in Washington whether she will run again to lead Democrats in the minority, after failing to win the net 25 seats she needed to regain the Speaker’s gavel that she lost in 2010 after four years as the highest ranking female politician in U.S. history. [...]
The Washington policy machine is all atwitter with the idea that the carbon tax’s time has come. It is an elegant three-run homer that would tackle climate change, tax reform and the budget deficit in one fell swoop. It would meet the conservatives’ quest for consumption taxes, the liberals’ quest for new revenues and the [...]
Fiscal conservatives, listen up: If you invested money in a political campaign in this cycle, one of the WORST people to give it to was Karl Rove. His return-on-investment — i.e. achieving the desired electoral result: 1 percent. One. Percent. ….of the $103 miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllion Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC rained on the various campaigns it [...]