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: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

Palin's 2012 Two-Step

For those people who doubted whether the Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) resignation decision yesterday was freighted with 2012 presidential implications, we present two pieces of evidence.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 4, 2009; 9:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (217)
Categories:  Eye on 2012  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Top 10 Reasons To Love Texas (and Happy 4th!)

The Fix is spending the Fourth of July somewhere down in Texas -- what better place to celebrate the nation's independence than in this most independent of states! -- and thought we would honor the day with our top 10 reason to love the Lone Star State.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 4, 2009; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Palin To Resign, Focus on Presidential Run

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is looking to build a national political operation in advance of 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Miller, File) Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will resign her office later this month, according to several sources familiar with her decision,...

By Paul Volpe  |  July 3, 2009; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (714)
Categories:  Governors  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Case Against Richard Nixon

Earlier this week we made the case for Richard Nixon's inclusion in the Fix Political Hall of Fame. Today we make the opposite argument.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 3, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Hall of Fame  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Kristol vs Schmidt, Round 2

The war of words between conservative columnist Bill Kristol and Steve Schmidt, the former campaign manager for John McCain's 2008 presidential bid has ensnared another senior adviser, Mark Salter, who leaped to Schmidt's defense after a recent appearance by Kristol on Fox and Friends.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 3, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Republican Party  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Liberal Groups Defend Climate Change Vote

A coalition of liberal interest groups is launching ads in 17 congressional districts over the July 4 weekend that thanks members of Congress for their vote in favor of President Obama's climate change legislation, a direct counter to a series...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 2, 2009; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  Democratic Party , House  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Most Important Number in Politics Today

4 That's the number of days of the Fix July 4 vacation that starts today. (Ok, so it might not be the most important number in politics but it is sort of important to Fixistas, right?) We still have...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 2, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Most Important Number  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Morning Fix: A Sarah Palin Rebound?

After enduring months of derision within Republican circles for her role as the party's 2008 vice presidential nominee and her uneven performance as a national figure this year, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is experiencing something of a rebound among the D.C. chattering class in the 48 hours since the release of a very tough profile on her in Vanity Fair magazine.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 2, 2009; 6:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (373)
Categories:  Morning Fix  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Most Important Number in Politics Today

That's the number of Republican state legislators in South Carolina who have gone on the record to call for Gov. Mark Sanford to step aside in the wake of his disappearance and a series of admissions of dalliances outside of his marriage.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 1, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
Categories:  Most Important Number  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Mouthpiece Theater: Bananas

The latest installment of Mouthpiece Theater for your viewing pleasure.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 1, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Mouthpiece Theater  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Hall of Fame: The Case For Richard Nixon

Today begins the first of three weeks of analysis and argument over the three nominees -- Richard Nixon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Tip O'Neill -- for inclusion in the Fix Political Hall of Fame.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 1, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Hall of Fame  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Morning Fix: How Franken Won

Sen.-elect Al Franken's (D) victory over former Sen. Norm Coleman (R) in the Minnesota Senate race was among the closest (a 312 vote margin) and longest (it ended 238 days after election day) contests in modern political history.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 1, 2009; 5:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (173)
Categories:  Morning Fix  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Minn. Supreme Court Rules for Franken; Coleman Concedes

Updated, 4:05 p.m. ET: Former senator Norm Coleman conceded to Democrat Al Franken, ending the Minnesota Senate race that has drawn on since November and clearing the way for Franken to become the 60th Democrat in the Senate. "The Supreme...

By Paul Volpe  |  June 30, 2009; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
Categories:  Senate  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Sanford Admits To More Contact With Mistress

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's admission to the Associated Press today that he had five encounters with his Argentine mistress over the course of a single year including two overnight stays in New York isn't likely to fundamentally alter the resignation sweepstakes currently swirling around him.

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 30, 2009; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (273)
Categories:  Eye on 2012 , Governors  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Most Important Number in Politics Today

9,823 That's the number of words in Todd Purdum's opus on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the August issue of Vanity Fair.

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 30, 2009; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
Categories:  Eye on 2012  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Morning Fix: The Fight That Wasn't

If there was any question of whether Republicans had given up on the idea of turning the nomination of judge Sonia Sotomayor into a major political fight, the events of the past 24 hours have effectively erased those doubts.

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 30, 2009; 5:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Morning Fix  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Fix Political Hall of Fame: The Nominations Are In!

The Fix Political Hall of Fame has officially opened its doors! Today, we unveil the first three nominees to join our inaugural class of Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan in the hallowed halls.

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 29, 2009; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
Categories:  Hall of Fame  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Most Important Number in Politics Today

44 That's how many House Democrats voted against President Barack Obama's climate change bill late Friday night.

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 29, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  House  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

How To Not Sound Like an Idiot on TV

When the good folks at You Tube approached us about participating in their new Reporters Center project, we thought: What the heck.

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 29, 2009; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Morning Fix: A New Republican Leader?

Dispirited Republicans looking for national leaders amid a wash of scandals that have dominated national news over the fortnight got a bit of good news on Sunday with an inspired performance on "Meet the Press" by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R).

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 29, 2009; 5:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (125)
Categories:  Morning Fix  
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