After a day of ballot counting that saw her making no appreciable gains on challenger Joe Miller, Senator Lisa Murkowski has conceded defeat in the GOP Senate primary in Alaska: Incumbent Lisa Murkowski has conceded to challenger Joe Miller in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Speaking to reporters at her campaign headquarters in Anchorage, […]
There’s not really much to say about this video, so just watch:
The perfect storm of a bad economy and a new, massive, unpopular government entitlement program may be combing to cause serious damage to Democrats in November.
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has proclaimed, “The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.” Is he right?
While I don’t really think there’s very much that’s newsworthy about Meghan McCain’s new Book, her comments about Sarah Palin are generating some interest. Part of that reason is because of the fact, for two years, Palin was virtually the only aspect of her father’s 2008 Presidential campaign that the erstewhile blogger, Twitter user, and […]
Another depressing result from a new Newsweek poll: I’m not even sure there is a rational explanation for the fact that 31% of Americans believe something like this, and the fact that a majority of Republicans thinks that it’s probably true that the President of the United States shares the same goals as Osama bin […]
FOX reports that the entire combat phase of the Iraq War will cost less than President Obama’s stimulus. That’s not a useful comparison.
From Saturday’s live coverage of Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” Rally: H/T: Don Surber
The senior Senator from Utah is taking what is probably a minority position among Republicans: Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah) this week became one of the most prominent members of his party to voice his support for the Lower Manhattan mosque. In a local television interview over the weekend, Hatch said developers have the right to build […]
An obscure U.N. human rights report has become the latest political outrage of the day in the battle over Arizona’s controversial immigration law.
Have another drink: It’s good for you. Don’t take my word for it: It’s science. [A] new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that — for reasons that aren’t entirely clear — abstaining from alcohol does actually tend to increase one’s risk of dying even when you exclude former drinkers. The […]
CNN’s Rick Sanchez has apologized after referring to Barack Obama as the “cotton-picking president of the United States,” which some have termed “racially tinged.”
The airline industry turned a record profit for the 2nd quarter. Don’t expect it to last.
Delaware’s September 14th Republican Senate Primary is shaping up to be the next battle between the Establishment GOP and the Tea Party movement.
Capitalizing on the buzz from his weekend rally, talk host Glenn Beck launched a new online magazine called The Blaze overnight.
Republicans now have the largest lead in Gallup’s Generic Congressional Ballot poll that they’ve ever had.
I noted in a comment to Steven Taylor’s post about the politics of crowd estimates that the ridership numbers from the Washington, D.C.’s Metro system would give us at least some idea of how many people may have been in attendance at Saturday’s Glenn Beck rally at the Lincoln Memorial. Those figures were released today: […]
I ask only because he published his campaign manifesto in a British newspaper. Here’s an excerpt: I’m unemployed, and, if elected, I can teach the Harvard rich kids in the White House and the senate a thing or two. I will vote for any law and propose any measure to keep jobs in my state […]
Barack Obama hasn’t commented very much on the conspiracy theories about his birth or his religion, but he opened up in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams: (CNN) – President Obama dismissed on Sunday the results of recent polls that show a significant portion of the population have doubts about his citizenship and believe he […]
Lisa Murkowski’s one chance at political survival if she loses the ongoing vote count in the Alaska GOP Senate Primary has gone out the window.
The Nevada Senate race is, in many ways, a three-way in which none of the above could be a spoiler for Angle.
There’s been a lot of talk about Joe Miller in the week or so since the Alaska primary, but I would hazard to guess that most people outside Alaska don’t know much about him. So, here he is yesterday on Face The Nation: Judging from this interview, Miller strikes me as a fairly conventional Tea […]
Sarah Palin has done pretty well at helping Republicans win primaries this year, but her own political popularity isn’t any better than it was after she left office last year.
The floodwaters are starting to recede, although the disaster is far from over.
After several months of bad housing sales, politicians in Washington are starting to talk about bringing back one of the worst public policy programs of the last two years.
Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally raises, yet again, the tiresome fight over crowd estimates and their political significance.
As I’ve noted before, the debate over mosques in America has extended far beyond the two block area around Ground Zero where a group led by Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf plans to build an Islamic Community Center. One of those places in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where a planned mosque project has been the subject of protests […]
For many reasons, the housing market is unlikely to fully recover for the foreseeable future.
Via Calculated Risk, comes this chart showing that the Great Recession has impacted more than just people’s pocketbooks: The NCHS reports that U.S. births declined to 4.136 million in 2009, from 4.247 million in 2008. The birth rate declined to 13.5 from 13.9 in 2008 (births per 1000 total population). Births have declined for two […]
Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin held a rally on the National Mall, but at times it sounded more like an old-time religious revival than a modern political rally.
The Miller-Murkowski showdown is starting to get silly.
Yesterday was not a good day for Charlie Crist. First, in an interview with an Orlando TV station, Crist seemed to pretty clearly say that he would have voted in favor of the health care reform bill: ORLANDO — Gov. Charlie Crist stopped by the News 13 studios Friday to sit down with The Agenda […]
Talking Points Memo calls it the Best Tweet Evah, and they may be right: Philip J. Crowley is Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, and yes this is a Verified Account
The controversial Muslim center near Ground Zero may get public financing.
A federal appeals court has ruled that there’s no link between autism and childhood vaccines.
Jimmy Carter has managed to achieve as private citizen that which alluded him as president: Freeing an American citizen held hostage by a hostile government. An American held captive for seven months in North Korea stepped off a plane in his hometown Friday, looking thin but joyful as he hugged the former president who had […]
A rule allowing only white students to run for class president at a Mississippi middle school has been quickly changed after the Internet brought attention to it.
The housing market that existed from the late 1990s until 2007/08 was an historical anomaly, and anyone expecting a return to those days is fooling themselves.
If Republicans regain control of Congress, you could be seeing a lot of scenes like this on your television for the next two years.
The New York Times realizes that most Republicans just don’t care that Ken Mehlman is gay. Surprise, neither do most Americans at this point.
Up in Alaska, Lisa Murkowski and Joe Miller remain deadlocked and waiting for a vote count that could take two weeks to complete. In the meantime, though, the Senator is already considering other options for getting on the November ballot.