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…But Is He Conservative?

Politico's running a little story about Herman Cain – he allegedly sexually harassed two women while running the National Restaurant Association. Will this hurt Cain?  Almost certainly not.  The reason?  The GOP base doesn't give a damn who they nominate as long as the person is as conservative as humanly…

Ron Paul will run for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Paul will on Friday launch his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, according to Politico and CNN. It would make him the second candidate to jump in the race this week after Newt Gingrich. The Texas iconoclast announced his exploratory committee last month. He…

Congressional Republicans not happy with 2012 slate: report

Congressional Republicans are grumbling that they don’t see a frontrunner for their party’s 2012 nomination, nor do they particularly like any of the current candidates. “Everybody’s looking for a Ronald Reagan, and they don’t see one,” Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) told Politico. Few Republicans have voiced their intention to run,…

Supreme Court justice’s wife brands self ‘ambassador to tea party movement’

Fresh off a recent controversy about his potential conflicts of interest in the Citizens United decision, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas faced new questions this week about his judicial impartiality. This time, legal ethicists raised questions about the lobby group launched recently by Thomas’ wife, Virginia. Critics say Virginia Thomas’…

Rep. Giffords husband to return to space: report

WASHINGTON – The astronaut husband of wounded US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords plans to be at the helm of the Space Shuttle Endeavour when it makes its final launch in April, Politico.com reported Friday. Astronaut Mark Kelly was due to make his announcement at a NASA press conference in Houston, Texas…

Nation’s poorest state spent over $500,000 on governor’s travel

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s use of the state’s pricey jet plan has mixed state business with pleasure and national politics, according to a Politico review of the jet’s flight log. The poorest state in the nation has spent over $500,000 on the governor’s air travel since 2007. Barbour has used…

Fox, ABC News reporters bicker at ‘tightly controlled’ Politico brunch

A picture on the web shows Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace enjoying cocktails with fellow colleague Brett Baier and their respective wives Sunday. But, according to another report, Wallace wasn’t all smiles at the party. “While the rest of the guests were casually mingling at Allbritton Communications’ Sunday morning…

Using anonymous quotes, Politico paints Pelosi as ‘authoritarian’ assassin

Soliciting quotes from anonymous political aides is a hallmark of Washington journalism, where some of the choicest news morsels come only if the persons leaking them to you is able to protect their identity — and their career. But a Monday story published by the D.C.-centric Politico takes the use…

Colbert makes Cheney look silly for Obama disses

It’s not just Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart who can use conflicting clips to make a politician look silly. Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Politico that President Barack Obama is “trying to pretend we are not at war,” and he claimed that Obama had banished the term “war on terror.”…

On The Dumb Pills Again

Yes, Politico, choosing current elected officials for roles in a new administration may result in people they know being appointed to their vacant seats. The solution, obviously, is to appoint orphans to everything. UPDATE: To be clear, the issue isn’t that nepotism and dynastic tendencies are actually good things. It’s…

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