Prominent Democrats, Suddenly Quiet on Russia and Ukraine
Look, wildly over-hyped messianic Democratic Party rising stars like Sen. Cory Booker don’t do foreign policy, okay?
After giving my two hour lecture, I wondered what the Senator from New Jersey’s thoughts were on the saber-rattling going on over the …
The Pitfalls of Judging a Booker by His Cover
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
The Pitfalls of Judging a Booker by His Cover
Today is NOT Election Day in New Jersey; apparently the GOP sent out an erroneous Tweet Monday afternoon suggesting it was. Cue the …
Cory Booker, Suddenly Not Quite So Opposed to Syria War
New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker, in a chat with the Huffington Post on August 28: “My posture on Syria is that we should not be going to war. We should not be unleashing missiles.”
New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker, …
What Steve Lonegan Must Do in the Next Two Months
Credit where it’s due: Yesterday in New Jersey’s primary elections, Republican Steve Lonegan received more votes statewide (102,481) than the Democrats’ second-place finisher Frank Pallone (69,311) and third-place finisher Rush Holt (59,922).
Of course, Newark mayor/media superstar/Silicon Valley schmoozer Cory Booker …
Cory Booker’s Wild Hype-to-Accomplishment Ratio
Cory Booker has the largest hype-to-accomplishment ratio of anybody on the political scene since#…#well, since a guy who had been in the U.S. Senate for two years decided to run for president.
Newark is pretty much the same …
Hey, Remember Cory Booker's Pledge?
Over in New Jersey:
Hours after Chris Christie set the special election clock in motion, New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) started making a round of calls telling people [he] plans to run for the Senate, sources confirmed to …
Hillary’s $85,000 Global Exit Interview
The U.S. State Department spent $85,000 on a “Global Townterview” with Hillary Clinton — that’s the actual term used by the department — at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on January 29. The event occurred one week before Secretary Clinton …
From the last Morning Jolt of the week, breaking and sad news:
Awful News Out of Ankara
Back when I lived in Ankara, I went into this building plenty of times — I begin today in shock.
Turkish police say …
Meet the First Democrat Challenging Chris Christie
In New Jersey, some Democrats are still hoping that Newark mayor Cory Booker decides to challenge incumbent Republican Chris Christie. But one other Democrat has thrown her hat in the ring, Barbara Buono.
Buono is a longtime fixture in New …
Cory Booker’s Conscience Held Hostage, Day One
On Morning Joe, Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s subsequent video explaining that he has no real quarrel with the tactics and methods of the Obama campaign is compared to a “hostage tape.”
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, …
A Thin Silver Lining in New Jersey
Last night, Democrat Cory Booker won New Jersey’s special Senate election over Republican Steve Lonegan.
Booker won 713,594 votes and 54.6 percent; Lonegan won 579,388 votes and 44.3 percent.
Turnout was low for several reasons, most notably that it’s a special election …
Remember Last Year, When a Candidate’s Tax Returns Mattered?
Dear mainstream media,
If you wanted to know why more and more Americans don’t think of you as something they read or watch, and increasingly think of you as something they step in, one big reason is the ludicrous double-standards …
Lonegan, Booker Both Oppose U.S. Action in Syria
Steve Lonegan, the Republican nominee in New Jersey’s special election for the United States Senate, spent yesterday and today emphasizing his opposition to intervention in Syria.
“While there has been much tragedy, the war in Syria is not simply between …
It’s New Jersey’s Primary Day, or as Booker Calls It, ‘Coronation Day’
Today is the primary election for New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election, prompted by the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg. On the Republican side, Steve Lonegan and Alieta Eck are competing, with Lonegan favored.
On the Democratic side, Newark …
The Hard Realities of Cory Booker’s Reign in Newark
American Commitment Action Fund, a conservative super PAC, is launching a web video that brutally contrasts the campaign boasts of Newark mayor Cory Booker with the ugly realities of life in the city and the way he governs. In short, …
Obama Scheduled to Take $359,500 Flight Today
Today, President Obama boards Air Force One and flies to Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Lemont, Illinois, to deliver a speech on weaning the nation from oil and gas.
If the flight to Chicago takes about one hour, and another …
Geraldo: I Won’t Decide on A Senate Bid for a While
Over on his Facebook page, Geraldo Rivera clarifies his level of interest in running for U.S. Senate in the state of New Jersey in 2014:
The deadline for the relevant filings for the November 2014 New Jersey election to fill the …
Lautenberg to Booker: I’ll Spank You! Now Get Off My Lawn.
The midweek edition of the Morning Jolt features more reactions to Obama’s inaugural address, the election results in Israel, and then this sudden Democrat-vs.-Democrat spat in New Jersey:
Lautenberg: Respect Your Elders, and Get Off My Lawn!
The Flawless Communicators on the Obama Campaign Strike Again!
Today’s Morning Jolt discusses two books – Jonah’s The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas and Phil Klein’s new e-book, Conservative Survival in the Romney Era. There’s …
Now Axelrod Is Fuming, ‘Booker!’
In the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Suddenly David Axelrod Is Fuming a Christie-Esque ‘Booker!’
Newark Mayor Cory Booker… not only does he save people from burning buildings, not only does he shovel sidewalks, not only …