Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
About Chris Cillizza  |  On Twitter: The Fix and The Hyper Fix  |  On Facebook  |  On YouTube  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed

The Fix: January 22, 2006 - January 28, 2006

Fear and Negative Advertising in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the center of the political universe this weekend as the two national party committees take to the airwaves in a proxy fight aimed at shaping the battlefield on which the 2006 elections will take place. The Republican...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 27, 2006; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Republican Party  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

House Republicans: Reynolds Says Majority Not at Risk

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.) today said the upcoming midterm elections will be decided on local rather than national issues and promised that the GOP would retain its House majority after November. Rep. Tom Reynolds has the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 27, 2006; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  House  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Friday Line: Scandals Put a Few "Safe" House Seats in Play

Changes are afoot in The Fix's first Friday Line ranking of competitive House races in the new year. Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff's plea deal with federal investigators could seriously endanger several Republican incumbents. The the scope of the scandal seems...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 27, 2006; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  House , The Line  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Bob Ney Not Afraid of a Fight

Rep. Bob Ney, the Ohio Republican whose ties to the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff are being scrutinized by federal prosecutors, will formally announce his reelection bid at 5:30 ET this afternoon, setting off what is sure to be one of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 26, 2006; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  House  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Chatting With The Fix

I chatted online yesterday for the daily "Post Politics Hour" on washingtonpost.com.  There were more questions submitted than my hunt-and-peck typing could get to,  so I plucked out a few of the best leftovers and answered them below.  Enjoy! Boston:...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 26, 2006; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

R.I. Senate: Does Chafee's Future Hinge on Alito Vote?

With the confirmation vote on Samuel A. Alito Jr. nearing, Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R) faces a Hobson's choice that could dramatically affect his reelection campaign this November. GOP Sen. Chafee is being challenged on the left and the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 26, 2006; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Politics and the Court , Senate  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Americans United Moves Beyond Social Security Issue

A progressive group created last year to defeat President Bush's proposal to overhaul Social Security today announced that it is is re-forming and broadening its scope in hopes of influencing the public policy debate between now and Election Day. Americans...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 25, 2006; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

RNC Has Huge Fundraising Edge; Senate Dems Set Off-Year $ Record

With official financial reports due at the Federal Election Commission by Jan. 31, the national party committees are beginning to release their fundraising figures for 2005. The Republican National Committee raised $102 million last year and had $34 million in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 25, 2006; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Republican Party  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Parsing the Polls: Can Hillary Win the White House?

Nothing gets The Fix's pulse racing like chatter about the 2008 presidential race, and no potential candidate in that field is talked about more than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). So my interest was piqued earlier this week when the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 25, 2006; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Parsing the Polls  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

John Edwards Helps Senate Dems

John Edwards is providing campaign support for his former U.S. Senate colleagues in an e-mail appeal sent by his One America leadership committee earlier today. Unlike traditional requests for campaign cash, the Edwards e-mail is aimed at recruiting grassroots activists...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 24, 2006; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Mont. Senate: Burns Ad Responds to Ethics Issue

After months being pummeled by Democrats and the media over his ties to fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) is fighting back with a new television ad aimed at clearing the air. "I'm not going to stand here...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 24, 2006; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Republican Party , Senate  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

An Iowa Boost for Bayh

Who said good policy doesn't  -- sometimes -- make for good politics? Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), who is "considering" (wink, wink) a presidential bid in 2008, got a very nice boost Monday when a group of Iowa state legislators introduced...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 24, 2006; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

NRSC's Elizabeth Dole Dismisses Corruption Issue

Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) today dismissed concerns that congressional ethics issues could endanger the Republican Senate majority in 2006 and said her party is targeting a number of seats in Democratic-leaning states in the upcoming elections. "This is a bipartisan...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2006; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Republican Party , Senate  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Minn. Senate: Democrat Klobuchar Gets a Boost

Democrats got a major boost over the weekend when child safety advocate Patty Wetterling dropped her primary race for Minnesota's open Senate seat in favor of frontrunner Amy Klobuchar, the attorney for Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis. Wetterling, who is...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2006; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Senate  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Insider Interview: Iowa Democratic Operative Jeff Link

Jeff Link's nomadic political career has taken him from the Iowa river town of Burlington to the island paradise of Aruba and back -- all in the space of the last 15 years. One of the top Democratic operatives in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2006; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008 , Insider Interview  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company