GOP’s Special-Election Sweep Bodes Well for Trump Agenda
With U.S. representative-elect Karen Handel’s victory in Georgia and Ralph Norman’s in South Carolina Tuesday night, the Grand Old Party has won four of four contested special elections for the U.S. House since President Donald …
What’s Next for the Democratic Party?
In the last few days before November 8, the RealClearPolitcs average of generic-ballot polls had a generic Democrat favored over a generic Republican by about one percentage point. In the event, Republicans won the popular House vote — that is, the sum …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ron Estes held the deeply red Mike Pompeo seat in a special election yesterday, but only by seven points. Republicans were acting panicked about the race the last week or so, and last night showed they were right to be …
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’…
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 …
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 …
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 …