The DNC Finally Offers Paid Internships. The GOP Has Paid Interns for 20 Years.
Starting in January 2018, the Democratic National Committee will begin paying some interns, in the form of stipends valued at up to $3,000. A spokesman for the DNC told the Huffington Post that chair Tom Perez’s mission for the intern program …
As Rich noted last night, we have learned finally, courtesy of the Washington Post, that Fusion GPS, the research firm that produced the notorious “Trump Dossier,” was funded by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Of …
By Attacking Flake, DNC Chair Tom Perez Gives the Game Away
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:
Yesterday Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, a Republican, denounced President Trump in withering terms. Notice Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez’s response to Flake:
“Senator Flake voted with Donald Trump 91 percent of …
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed at DNC Breakfast
Embattled outgoing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed this morning by protesters during a Florida delegation breakfast at the Democratic National Convention.
Wasserman Schultz, who will be resigning as a result of leaked emails showing that she and the …
Obama Pledges to Dutch, ‘We Will Not Rest,’ Heads to Fundraisers
POTUS message in condolences book at Dutch Embassy per WH: “we will not rest until we are certain that justice is done.”
— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) July 22, 2014
Obama’s schedule for the rest of the day:
President Obama’s fundraising …
The DNC’s Weird, Futile Gesture Against Boehner in Ohio
The DNC announced yesterday it will be spending some money in Speaker Boehner’s district on robocalls and web ads, tying him and the GOP leadership to the government shutdown.
The NRCC sends along word they will be launching an onlineYouTube …
DNC: Darn that Delicious Obamacare-Slamming Pizza!
Over at Twitchy, they note DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse is apparently irked at the Papa John’s pizzeria chain for CEO John Schnatter’s public criticism of Obamacare.
Quick, nobody tell him that the Obama campaign spent $1,500 on 20 separate …
RNC: $82 Million in the Bank for the Final Stretch
If Republicans have a big year in 2012 — still a big if — a significant factor will be the fact that the Republican National Committee is exponentially more effective this cycle than in the past two cycles.
Today Republican National …
DNC Vice Chair: That $700 Billion Isn’t ‘Necessary or Essential’ to Medicare
Vice-chair of the DNC Hispanic Caucus, Andres Ramirez, discusses the $700 billion at issue in the Medicare debate with King of Nevada Political Coverage Jon Ralston, and declares that, “Both campaigns are consistent that that money, in and of itself, is …
DNC Spokesman: Some of Bush’s Tax Cuts Helped the Middle Class
The RNC chuckles at DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse finding himself defending the Bush tax cuts:
Broadly speaking, Republicans and Democrats don’t want to see, especially at a time where the economy needs all the fuel it can get, …
How Class Realignment Broke the Democrats
On Thursday, Politico published two helpful reminders of the Democrats’ existence. Both stories reinforced the idea that, despite the ongoing tumult in the Republican party, it is actually the Democratic party that has been most disrupted by the realignment of …
Clinton Campaign and DNC Helped Fund that Infamous Trump Dossier
Making the click-through worthwhile: Hillary Clinton and the Democrats helped pay for the infamous Trump dossier; DNC chairman Tom Perez denounces Senator Jeff Flake, creating a disincentive for anti-Trump Republicans; Flake glides over the fact that Trump is only feeding …
Beware of Narratives and Misinformation
U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia was responsible for hacking Democratic National Committee e-mail accounts, leading to the publication of about 20,000 stolen e-mails on WikiLeaks.
But that finding was reportedly based largely on the DNC’s strange outsourcing of the …
Are Democrats Set to Win the Get-Out-the-Vote Fight in 2014?
Hmmm. The Atlantic’s Molly Ball takes a long look at the respective get-out-the-vote operations of Democrats and Republicans in Arkansas and sees a familiar disparity:
Republicans now have 11 offices open across Arkansas, party officials told me, all of them staffed …
What Issue Is Missing from the DNC, DCCC, and DSCC Home Pages?
Now that the Obama administration assures us HealthCare.gov is working smoothly, Democrats have no reason to run away from Obamacare, right? After all, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz both assured us Democrats will …
The President’s Perpetual Campaign Continues
The Pentagon accused China of cyber-espionage; the conflict in Syria is now “a brutal campaign of sectarian cleansing,” with death toll around 80,000; sectarian violence is spreading to Iraq and Lebanon; North Korea is issuing new threats; more bombings in Pakistan; …
Drone Coverage Reveals Our Partisan, Not Merely Biased, Media
The Morning Jolt for today is full of debate reaction, but also a longer look at a topic that got only a brief mention last night – our current policy of using drones and a presidential “kill list” of targeted …
Look Closely at the Cash-on-Hand Numbers . . .
Two quick questions.
Doesn’t this . . .
President Barack Obama has more than $88 million available to spend for the presidential campaign’s final stretch, giving him a sizable cash-on-hand advantage over Mitt Romney. . . . Romney has $50.4 million available to him at this …
The Romney/RNC Ant and the Obama/DNC Grasshopper
The Morning Jolt kicks off the week with a look at the lost art of persuasion, whether Tea Party activists are too busy working to hold protests anymore, an all-time classic correction from the White House pool reporters, and then …
Stephanie Cutter: Wisconsin Recall? What Wisconsin Recall?
On MSNBC, Chuck Todd just asked Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, if the DNC – controlled by Obama, remember – would be sending financial assistance to Tom Barrett, Wisconsin Democrats, and other folks hoping to unseat Wisconsin Gov. …