Meet the Press Panel Makes Case for Switching to Decaf
Making the rounds today is this kerfuffle between Representatives Dave Brat (R., Va.) and Charlie Dent (R., Penn.), being jointly interviewed by radio host Hugh Hewitt and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson on Sunday morning’s Meet the Press. There’…
Perspective on Boehner’s Resignation . . .
Perspective on Boehner: Tried to explain it to our Colombian au pair. Her response “So what now? A revolution?”
— Nicole Kaeding (@NKaeding) September 25, 2015
Wife of Kissing Congressman Helps Bail Out Leaking Campaign
Congressman Vance McAllister, the Republican from Louisiana’s Fifth District who was caught soul-kissing a staffer on a leaked surveillance video in April, is getting support from his wife in a new video. But polling in the district suggests that marital …
The 2014 House Retirement Scorecard: Better Districts for GOP
Would you rather have fewer members of your party retiring, or more members of the other party retiring in swing districts?
At this point, eight House Democrats and 17 House Republicans are retiring at the end of their 2014 terms or aiming …
Redistricting, Not the Cause of the Continued GOP House Majority
Below, I mentioned:
The media is speaking increasingly loudly about the president’s mandate; what they fail to realize is that every member of the House GOP thinks he was reelected (or in the case of the new members being …
I Thought Only the Taxpayers Were Supposed to Lose Their Shirts
From today’s Morning Jolt:
A Political Horror Movie, Starring Christopher Lee
Well . . . didn’t see this coming:
Rep. Christopher Lee, R-N.Y., abruptly resigned from the House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon after a report emerged that he had sent flirtatious …
Is It Hot in Here? Or Am I Just a Profiteering Climate Scientist?
I wrote yesterday about George Mason University professor Jagadish Shukla. Besides being the lead signatory of a now-vanished letter recommending the federal government use RICO laws to prosecute skeptics of anthropogenic climate change, Dr. Shukla is also the head of …
Time for the House to Vote on Ebola Travel Restrictions
Last week 27 Congressional lawmakers, including three Democrats, wrote a letter asking the president to direct the CDC, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol and other relevant agenciesto begin “more active screening of travelers from affected countries in West …
Another Assessment Pointing to a GOP House Majority in 2015
The election-watchers over at the liberal blog Daily Kos take a look at the 71 U.S. House of Representatives races they deem most likely to be competitive in 2014. Their conclusion isn’t too different from my assessment last week that the …
Time for Republicans to Experiment in Getting Out the Vote
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
It’s Time for Republicans to Experiment in Getting Out the Vote
One of the recurring lines I’ve heard in my “where do Republicans/conservatives go from here” conversations is, “Why …
That Other Big Political Fight in 2012
Over on the home page, a look at the GOP prospects for holding the House of Representatives in 2012. I figure it will get many comments and links and Facebook likes, as it’s one of our biggest articles.
A Bold Early Prediction from a GOP Pollster
Republican pollster Glen Bolger:
Control of the House of Representatives after the 2012 elections will still belong to the Republicans. IF Barack Obama stages a political comeback (which is certainly within the realm of possibility), Democrats will start the presidential coattails …