The Campaign Spot

New Hampshire AG: We’re ‘Partway Down the Trail’

Drew Cline passes on word from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office: “We have had some success in getting partway down the trail that leads to the source of those calls. But we are not all the way down that trail. Today and yesterday and every day we have been working to get us to . . . that determination of who ultimately was responsible for it.”

Like many voters, I’d like to have the guilty party named so that I can take that into my voting calculus. There’s a stink coming off of those push polls, and if the trail led back to a Republican candidate, it might be enough to dissuade me from checking that box when the Virginia primary rolls around…
By the way, as other articles have noted, John McCain was among the first to call for the NH AG to get involved. That’s why he’s not on my list of suspects; as I speculated last month, I’d be looking at a George Soros type, someone who wanted to test negative messages, make another GOP candidate look bad, and who didn’t care about ever working in Republican politics again.

Most Popular



Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, everyone. Hope it has been a good one. Yesterday, I had a tale in my Impromptus column. I had been to Harvard, to conduct a couple of interviews, and I waxed nostalgic. In Widener Library, there are bag-checkers -- people checking your bags on your way out. Ages ago, there was this ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Rolling Back Dodd-Frank

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would roll back parts of Dodd-Frank. The vote was 67–31, with 17 members of the Democratic caucus breaking party lines. If the legislation passes the House and is signed, it will be the largest change to the controversial financial-reform package since it became law in ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Hillary’s Other America

I am still chuckling at Hillary Clinton’s speech in India. Among the things she said: If you look at the map of the United States, there is all that red in the middle, places where Trump won. What that map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that own two thirds of America’s Gross Domestic product. ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Samantha Power Regrets

‘I’ve had a lot of bad ideas in my life,” former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power tells Politico. “Though none as immortalized as that one.” Wow. It’s a major concession. And what might “that one” be? Not standing idly by in the White House while Iranians protested a fixed election in 2009, then ... Read More