I’m very skeptical that any significant legislative deals will be reached between congressional Republicans and President Obama over the next two years because Republican members have almost no incentive to compromise.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 12, 2014 12:43 pm|
|By: Cenk Uygur Tuesday November 4, 2014 7:02 am|
Discussion of potential challengers to Hillary Clinton for 2016 presidential primaries
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 22, 2014 8:00 pm|
The Democratic base is more satisfied with their party than the Republicans base is with theirs, according to Pew Research.
A plurality of Republican-leaning voters think the Republican party hasn’t done a good job of representing their views on the big issues of abortion, immigration, government spending and same-sex marriage.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 31, 2013 2:40 pm|
Anyone expecting or even hoping that the Republican Party starts to moderate in the near future doesn’t understand the dynamics driving the party.
|By: paiagirl Tuesday May 28, 2013 7:35 am|
In the ongoing squabble over former Hawai’i Senator Inouye’s seat, DINO (Democrat In Name Only) Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) continues to maintain her sense of entitlement and has announced she will primary Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI).
|By: Elliott Sunday January 15, 2012 7:31 pm|
Jon Huntsman threw in the towel this evening.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 10, 2012 9:15 am|
Today is finally the date of the New Hampshire primary. People all over the state are currently going to the polls to vote on who they want to be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. The polling agrees Romney should win by double digits, and the drama may be over whether Huntsman overtakes Ron Paul for second.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 10, 2011 1:00 pm|
While President Obama has spent weeks crisscrossing the country publicly promoting his American Jobs Act, ironically in Washington his administration has been focused on lobbying Congress to approve a package of job-killing free trade deals. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the NAFTA-style South Korea Free Trade deal could cost America roughly 159,000 jobs while Colombia would export another 54,000.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday July 31, 2011 10:12 am|
Whenever the talk of a primary comes up, I always ask “who is going to do this?” The answer is always someone like Bernie Sanders or Jan Schakowsky, the same people whose job it is to put the Good Liberal Housekeeping Seal of Approval on whatever piece of neoliberal shit the White House cooks up to please the bond vigilantes. The people who suddenly become okay with war when the White House says so, who shake their fists in the air with outrage right before they fold, the people you can count on to always be there when there’s nothing they can do…and are nowhere to be found when they can.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 19, 2011 7:57 am|
The supposed logic behind the switch to the top-two primary was to get all candidates to run their campaigns, from the start, directed at everyone in the district across the political spectrum, instead of first catering to the small group of primary voters in each party. So, the candidates are basically already running what we would consider big, expensive, general-election-style campaigns for the “primary,” and they will need to sustain this big, general-election-style campaign for the months until the runoff election.