Senate Dem: The West Is Afraid to ‘Provoke Putin’
President Obama needs to rethink his unwillingness to provide Ukrainian military forces with lethal weapons to fight Russia, according to a Senate Democrat who scoffed at political leaders who fear “provok[ing] Putin.”
“I think that was his initial assessment,” …
The Media’s On-and-Off Corruption/Stupidity Narratives
The media’s disinterest in Colorado State Rep. Joe Salazar, the latest politician to opine about rape and the proper options for women in response to the threat, illustrates a great deal about the recurring narratives in our political media, …
Heralding a Bad News Cycle for Senator Menendez
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
The Words ‘Underage Prostitutes’ in a News Bulletin Can Ruin Any Senator’s Day
So, I guess Senator Bob Menendez will be canceling his Miami Herald subscription, huh?
Bob Menendez Gains an, er, Interesting Primary Challenger.
New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez has a primary challenger!
Er… who’s running on the platform, “I have proof the NSA was behind 9/11.”
You scoff, but this candidate, Jeff Boss, received more than 2,400 votes – in the 2010 Democratic primary …
Bob Menendez: Polls Don’t Really Capture How Popular I Am
File this away for the next time the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee cites a PPP survey: “Earlier this month, Public Policy Polling found that only 37 percent of New Jersey voters think [New Jersey Sen. and former DSCC Chair Bob] Menendez …
Only 47 Percent of N.J. Democrats Like Sen. Bob Menendez
Obviously, it’s very early, but these are some interesting numbers for Sen. Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey:
With one more national election behind him, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez now faces one ahead — his own. And according …
Menendez Approval Drops 15 Points in One Month
Boy, amazing what all of those favors-for-donors stories and “allegations of underage prostitutes” headlines can do to a lawmaker:
New Jersey voters disapprove 41 – 36 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is doing, a 15-point drop in less …
Bob Torricelli Thinks Bob Menendez Will Be Just Fine
The first Morning Jolt at the week looks at the persistent evidence of a struggling American economy, wraps up a chaotic and weird Super Bowl, and…
New Jersey Senator Bob ‘John’ Menendez, Still Embattled
Great news, Senator Menendez. …
A November Surprise for Senator Menendez
No poll this cycle has shown incumbent Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) ahead by less than 9 percentage points, and he’s ahead by 18 to 22 points in most recent polls.
Of course, all of those polls were taken before the …
Christie’s Job Approval: 52 Percent
This morning, Quinnipiac brings good news to both New Jersey governor Chris Christie and President Obama:
New Jersey voters approve 52 – 40 percent of the job Gov. Christopher Christie is doing and say 54 – 35 percent that his first year in office …
Yes, the 2012 Attack Ads Are Beginning Already.
The Agenda Project is running an attack ad against Scott Brown, declaring him “full of it” and suggesting he violated a pledge to lower taxes . . . by supporting the Bush tax cuts. You see, in the mind of the Agenda Project, …