Annie Lowrey looks at Darrell Issa's sources.
What's different here than you'll hear on Rush Limbaugh's or Sean Hannity's or Mark Levin's talk shows? Nothing, really. We could have used Tyrrell's need to make himself the Mary Sue of the story deprives us of a chance to see, in great detail, what he's observed as a much-liked, modestly influential conservative.
The Reason Foundation is based in California, but this interview was conducted in the magazine's D.C. offices -- although the location doesn't really matter when the Democrat is arguing for his party to break away from the golden state's mighty unions.
Depending on how you want to read it, Donehue's decision to stash away the damaging tape of Knotts is an act of civility, a favor to a Republican who's in some hot water of his own boiling, or both.
So definitely expect to hear this again. Republicans feel they they've opened up a new front, and they have the high ground.
Family Research Council spokesman J.P. Duffy has issued a statement on the "inaccurate internet reports" -- mine was here -- on the conservative group's stance on a resolution condemning an anti-gay bill in Uganda. FRC, said Duffy, does not support Uganda's bill -- although I don't know who said it did. Instead:
After the jump you'll find a memo from Lt. Col. Daniel Driscoll, the investigating officer in Lakin's court martial, which shreds Lakin's argument that Obama's records must be produced for this case.
Soltis's Winston Group produced the best survey of the movement. And Douthat is one of several conservatives who spent the end of the Bush years coming up with a plan for the GOP rather radically different from the "back to Coolidge" agenda of the tea parties.
What are the odds on an apology from Paul McCartney? Slimmer, probably, than the odds of Drudge picking Hair's story up.
Here, below the fold, is the FRC's lobbying report. I've put in a call to one of the lobbyists on this and will update when I hear back. Also below the fold is the resolution, which is stuck at 62 co-sponsors, all Democrats.
Why is this a story? I've had some trouble figuring that out. Malek's work from 39 years ago has haunted him since it was reported by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in 1976, but it didn't prevent his rebirth as a successful businessman, Republican activist, and party power-broker. In 1988, The last time the story broke -- aided, as it has been now, by newly released memos -- Malek had been appointed deputy chairman of the RNC during a presidential campaign. He quit that post, apologized, and explained himself.
"We offer numerous financial and health newsletters and content," Ruddy said, "and they are not 'conservative.' As a media company we can certainly own a mainstream media outlet and give that outlet independence. Newsmax's success is in its business model, not just its editorial approach. This business model can apply to other media, including Newsweek, without changing their editorial take."
It's a true pleasure to step away from your blog for a few days, check your e-mail intermittently, and get an e-mail pointing you to a hot story ... written by one of the people pinch-hitting on your blog.
FreedomWorks announced today that it is backing former Nevada State Assemblywoman Sharron Angle in next week’s Republican Senate primary.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is hosting a fundraiser in Minnesota Friday for Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate for Senate in Florida, Minnesota Public Radio reports.
A Wasilla newspaper is apologizing for suggesting violence could be used against the journalist who has moved next door to Sarah Palin.
Beck has a long history of attacking other people’s kids. In the past, he’s even attacked fetuses. In Phoenix in the mid-1980s, he once called the wife of a rival deejay and mocked her live on the air about her recent miscarriage. In Tampa, he repeatedly called the second-marriage children of Michael Schiavo (husband of Terri) “bastard children.” The tic is just one of the many recurring manifestations of Beck’s molten mean-streak, which runs a mile deep and often explodes like a volcano.
In a new ad, California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina mocks incumbent Barbara Boxer for calling climate change a national security issue. "Terrorism kills," Fiorina says, "and Barbara Boxer is worried about the weather."
On the heels of an FEC complaint filed by the Nevada Democratic Party, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden faces new questions about whether she is spending general election funds to purchase ads in the final days of a hotly contested primary.
When President Obama traveled to Pittsburgh Wednesday morning, he was accompanied by Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) -- but Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), who beat Specter in last month’s Democratic primary and is seeking his seat in the fall, was curiously nowhere to be found.
Nikki Haley is out with a new TV ad that prominently features her husband, as she beats back rumors about an affair with a conservative blogger in the days before the South Carolina GOP governor primary.
New data from the Federal Election Commission gives form to what we all could have guessed, given the tenor of the U.S. Senate race in Nevada this year: It's one of the most expensive in the nation, second only to Connecticut's in money raised and third to Connecticut and Arizona in spending.
But there was little evidence of real grassroots support for McGlowan. She raised only $87,093, which included $12,372 from her own pocket, and last night she scored only 15% of the vote in her primary. This endorsement could have come sooner.
The tea party may have elected a new member of Congress by defeating Rep. Parker Griffith (R-Ala.) in a primary.
Two-thirds of the front-runner pack in the Nevada GOP primary for the U.S. Senate are hustling through their final days before Tuesday's election -- at least, that we know of. We know that Sue Lowden, a former state senator and...
Good afternoon race fans! Amy Gardner here, one of the luckies helping fill in for Dave Weigel while he takes a richly deserved beach break. As he mentioned, I'm in Nevada today and tomorrow to check in on the Republican...
The past few weeks have been relatively kind to 2010 hopefuls with famous political pedigrees, but two candidates in tonight’s primaries may not be so lucky.
Plenty of conservative authors go to this well. Derbyshire, who has written bestselling books about algebra, elevates the material by doing -- or collating -- actual research, the best stuff from scientists and other authors.
Does Sen. Orrin Hatch's (R-Utah) amendment which criminalizes lying about your military record apply to Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in the same way it applied to the original target -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)?
A new Quinnipiac poll shows expanded offshore oil drilling and Arizona’s strict new immigration law garnering majority support among the American public. And it’s not just coming from the right.