A Brief Defense of This Town From This Town
The Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt features a look at some of the potential primary challengers to South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham, Congress waking up and objecting to Obama’s effort to arm the Syrian rebels, and then this hot …
American Crossroads Brings Back a Familiar Term: 'Malaise.'
American Crossroads unveils a new, two-and-a-half minutes web video featuring outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. He stands against a blank white wall as animated graphs and charts illustrate his points beside him – including the infamous Obama administration projection of …
Haley Barbour, Coming to a Conclusion About What He Really Wants
For much of this week, I’ll be on the road – returning from an Easter getaway and then heading to Pittsburgh for coverage of the annual National Rifle Association Convention. But fear not – neither rain nor sleet nor …
Haley Barbour: No Presidential Bid Decisions Before Spring
Sounds like “spring” is the psychological deadline for gubernatorial potential presidential contenders: First Minnesota’s Tim Pawlenty, now Haley Barbour, speaking to a Mississippi television station:
While addressing Republicans in Baltimore for the annual Grand Old Party conference, Barbour said …
Ben Smith of Politico finds an old comment from Haley Barbour that will, I suspect, come to define him:
The context is a 1982 New York Times article on Barbour’s challenge that year to the octogenarian incumbent Democratic Senator, John …
Where Are the Aspiring GOP Presidents on the Tax Deal?
A reader writes in:
Question: What do Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, John Thune, and Rick Santorum have in common?
Answer: Apparently, all have been moved to a secure undisclosed location …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In past years, some cities have faced a bit of controversy about hosting the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. Of course, those who hesitate cut off their noses to spite their wallets: “Organizers …
Terry McAuliffe's Restaurant Deal With Haley Barbour
Hmmm. Does this anecdote reassure you about Terry McAuliffe’s skill with money?
In late 1999, [Haley] Barbour and Tommy Boggs were planning to open a downtown restaurant called the Caucus Room, which The Washington Post described as a “red-meat emporium” that “…
Shouldn't Any 2012 GOP Nominee 'Sweep the South'?
Mississippi governor Haley Barbour predicts that if nominated, Herman Cain will “sweep the South.”
Is that really something a potential GOP nominee should be bragging about? Isn’t the South the most heavily Republican region of the country? With one …
Haley Barbour, Still Traveling Like an Aspiring Presidential Candidate
When Nick Ayers, Haley Barbour’s right-hand man from his Republican Governors Association days jumped to Tim Pawlenty team, there was quite a bit of speculation that Ayers’ decision meant Barbour presidential bid wasn’t in the cards. But at …
Haley Barbour: 'The 'Citizens Council,' is totally indefensible, as is segregation.'
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour issues a statement about the recent controversy:
Dec. 21, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR’S STATEMENT REGARDING WEEKLY STANDARD ARTICLE
“When asked why my hometown in Mississippi did not suffer the same racial violence when I was a young man …
Haley Barbour Faces an All-Too Familiar, All-Too Exhausted Accusation
Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi, is increasingly mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012.
The Weekly Standard profiles him this week, and liberal bloggers are spotlighting one section where Barbour discusses segregation and racism in Mississippi in his …
Barbour, Thune, Shuler, and Boren Meet the NRA
Haley Barbour, governor of Mississippi, achieved a rare balance in his address at the NRA convention today. His speech concentrated on telling the crowd to stay focused on 2010 while he sounded very much like a 2012 candidate.
While he included the …