Florida’s presidential primary election date is currently in blatant violation of RNC rules. | AP Photo Florida’s presidential primary election date is currently in blatant violation of RNC rules. | AP Photo

Florida Flouting Primary Rules. Again.

Florida has again scheduled its primary ahead of the deadlines set by the Republican and Democratic parties.

Obama’s Budget Proposal: Is It A Trap?

You don’t have to be Admiral Akbar to suspect that the President’s refusal to deal with entitlements in his budget proposal is a trap for the GOP.

Jay Carney Paid $270,000 By TIME While Working For Biden

Politico (Jay Carney got $270K from Time magazine after leaving) has uncovered a major payola scandal. Or is hyping a complete non-story.

Ron Paul Wins CPAC, Loses YAF

Ron Paul has won the CPAC straw poll for a second straight year. But YAF has voted him off its board over his opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Moderate Democrats Turning Against PPCACA’s Individual Mandate

Four Senators who just happen to be up for re-election next year are silently looking for alternatives to the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

What Robert Gibbs Isn’t

Mashup of White House spokesman Robert Gibbs telling reporters what jobs he’s never held

DLC: RIP

It really shouldn’t be a surprise that that Democratic Leadership Council is on its last legs.

Jane Harman Leaving Congress for Wilson Center Presidency

Rep. Jane Harman is leaving Congress to become president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Remembering Reagan, Palin Paints A Dark Picture Of America’s Future

Sarah Palin spoke about Ronald Reagan last night, but seems to have forgotten the optimism that is part of The Gipper’s legacy.

Rand Paul Is Right: End Welfare To Israel, And The Rest Of The World

The debate over Senator Rand Paul’s proposed $500 billion spending cut plan has focused almost exclusively on one issue, and one nation.

Virginia Thomas Now Lobbying Members Of Congress, So What?

Virginia Thomas’s political activism is once again a political issue.

The Eschatological Stylings of Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck seems to have more in common with End Time preachers than he does with a serious political analyst.

GOP To Drop “Forcible Rape” Language From Abortion Bill

In response to charges that it was attempting restrict abortion access beyond the boundaries of the Hyde Amendment, the GOP has agreed to drop the phrase “forcible rape” from its abortion bill.

Clarence Thomas has amended 13 years’ worth of disclosure reports. | AP Photo Clarence Thomas has amended 13 years’ worth of disclosure reports. | AP Photo

Clarence Thomas Failed to Report Wife’s Income

Clarence Thomas has amended 13 years’ worth of disclosure reports.

Joan Rivers Ditches Michelle Obama “Blackie O” Joke

Comedienne Joan Rivers tells Howard Stern why she ditched a joke calling Michelle Obama “Backie O.”

Sarah Palin Unfavorables Reach Critical Mass

Sarah Palin’s unfavorability ratings continue to climb. And there’s very little room for her recovery.

George Allen Running For Old Seat

George Allen is running for his old Senate seat.

Palin’s Missed Opportunity

Palin’s “blood libel” speech continued to keep here in the conversation about Tucson, and not in a positive way.

There Was A Shooting In Arizona, Sarah Palin Is Not The Story

Over the past two days, Sarah Palin has become the center of the media firestorm over the tragic shootings in Arizona, she doesn’t belong there.

“Heated Political Rhetoric” And The Giffords Shooting

The tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Arizona has started another debate about political rhetoric. It’s a stupid debate, and it’s utterly pointless.

Some Details About the Shooter

More breaking news on the shooting-in this case, about the shooter.

Democrats Filibuster Reform Package: On The Whole, A Good Idea

The filibuster reform package that Senate Democrats unveiled yesterday has much to recommend to it. Unfortunately, it’s probably doomed.

Minor Reshuffling of Obama’s Staff is Major News?

Why is the press gushing over routine movement in White House team?

History 101: Tariffs, Secession and the General Politico-Economics of Slavery

Those who argue that tariff increases, and not slavery, were the key reason for secession have some basic problems with the historical sequence.

New House Rules for the 112th

The new House Republican majority will force lawmakers to vote when they want to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, publish committee attendance records, ban former members from lobbying in the House gym and require new mandatory spending to be offset by cuts to other programs.

Republican Hypocrisy On Pork Barrel Spending

The incoming House Republicans aren’t making a good first impression.

Boehner Pulling a Gingrich?

John Boehner’s whining about being called a “hostage taker” by President Obama is reminiscent of Newt Gingrich’s whining about being “snubbed” on Air Force One.

Obama’s Tax Cut Compromise: Masterful Politics, Or A Fatal Cave-In?

President Obama is already taking heat from the left for his compromise on tax cut extensions, but will it actually hurt him in the end?

Republicans Aim to Fix Budget Process

Incoming House Speaker John Boehner plans a radical overhaul of how Congress spends our money.

Obama’s Federal Pay Freeze A Sign Of Clintonian Triangulation?

Is President Obama’s Federal pay freeze a sign that he’s moving to the right, or just pointless symbolism?

McCain and North Korea

McCain brings up “regime change” in re: the DKRP and China apparently isn’t doing enough.