The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Michelle Nunn Pulls a Grimes?

Trouble for Democrats in Georgia: Another Democratic Senate candidate has refused to say whether she voted for President Obama: This time it was Michelle Nunn in Georgia. The same question has tripped up other red-state Democrats on the campaign trail. On two occasions over the past week, Kentucky’s Alison Lundergan Grimes has been panned for […]

The #Ebola Media Epidemic

It was probably only a matter of time before CNN producers figured out that Ebola is cable-news ratings gold. Today I was babysitting my infant grandson and, on a whim, turned the TV to CNN and left it there all day, while they were wall-to-wall with URGENT BREAKING EBOLA UPDATES the way they do with […]

The Election Thing

Let me say, to begin with, that elections matter. From 2009 (the Doug Hoffman campaign in NY-23) through 2012, nobody argued more strenuously than I did about the importance of winning elections, and nobody covered campaigns with the kind of gonzo fanaticism that I brought to the gig. In the past couple of years, however, […]

Never Let a Crisis, Etc.

Democrat shamelessness is highly contagious: After [ABC "This Week"] host  George Stephanopoulos highlighted how “Nate Silver’s team at FiveThirtyEight gives the GOP a 59% of retaking the Senate” [former Obama administration official] Van Jones shamefully urged Democrats to use Ebola as a talking point in 2014: We can’t let the Republicans get away with some […]

Senate Poll Wars

Less than seven weeks before Election Day 2014, the epic struggle to control the media narrative continues: Democrats are now (very slightly) favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab, The Post’s statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. Election Lab puts Democrats’ chances of retaining their majority at 51 […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 09.11.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Obama Promises No Long War Against ISIS; Some Legislators Skeptical Dem Senators Begich, Udall skeptical that president can keep that promise Saudi Arabia to host “train-and-equip” program against Islamic State Obama orders airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State Plan poses test for Democrats, Republicans alike EU Delays Sanctions As […]

Nate Silver: Almost 2-to-1 Chance Republicans Win Senate Majority

The poll guru himself phrases it as a percentage — 65.1% — but the overall situation looks very good for the GOP: The bottom line is not much has changed. The FiveThirtyEight forecast model gives Republicans a 65.1 percent chance of winning the Senate with the new polling added, similar to the 63.5 percent chance that […]

Can Mitch McConnell Survive?

Sam Youngman of the Daily Beast has a feature-style article about the annual Fancy Farm barbecue in Kentucky that is the traditional kickoff of the campaign season there, focusing on the Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell rolled up his sleeves and walked to the podium […]

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