8:48 PM, Sep 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Rick Perry met with Henry Kissinger to talk foreign policy, the Texas governor announced on Twitter.
"It was an honor to speak with Dr. Kissinger today and hear his thoughts on America’s foreign policy challenges," wrote Perry.
Perry, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2012, is considering a 2016 presidential run.
3:51 PM, Sep 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden is headed next week to Boston for an "event." The White House did not say what kind of event the vice president plans to attend.
Here's the announcement from the White House:
Vice President Biden to Travel to Boston, Massachusetts
9:41 AM, Sep 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsuburg is defiant: She is not stepping down. Ginsburg made the comments in a recent interview with Elle magazine.
"I’m not sure how to ask this, but a lot of people who admire and respect you wonder if you’ll resign while President Obama is in office," said the interviewer.
'It's almost impossible for the average American to understand how totally political Washington is today.'7:43 AM, Sep 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Bill Clinton was asked about Barack Obama's political situation by former aide George Stephanopoulos on ABC Clinton of course has some words for Republicans and "how totally political Washington is today" (as opposed to when Clinton was in the White House?). But surprisingly Clinton also claims a certain element of the media has always opposed Obama.
10:14 AM, Sep 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon reports:
Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.
10:19 AM, Sep 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden spent the weekend in Aspen at a private equity conference. That's a fact the White House tried to downplay.
This is his how Biden's official public schedule read:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
5:13 PM, Sep 18, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A powerful speech on foreign policy by Florida senator Marco Rubio:
Here's the prepared text of the address:
1:08 PM, Sep 18, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A new poll finds that 58 percent of likely voters are “more likely” to support members of Congress who vote to stop Obamacare’s taxpayer bailout of insurance companies. Half of that 58 percent (29 percent) are “much” more likely to do so. Meanwhile, only 15 percent of likely voters are “less likely” to support such members, with only 6 percent being “much” less likely to support them. In other words, almost four times as many voters would reward members of Congress for voting to stop the bailout as would punish them for doing so.
8:47 AM, Sep 18, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
It is a common enough thing in party politics. The candidate with the most money, best organization, most favorable press, etc., is a disappointment to the purists of the party. Winning isn’t enough. What does it profit a party if it gains the whole world and loses (in the present case) its progressive soul?
9:25 AM, Sep 16, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Over the weekend in Iowa, President Bill Clinton got caught on a hot mic at the Harkin Steak Fry agreeing that Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu can't bring peace between the Israelis and Palestinians:
“If we don’t force him to make peace, we won’t have peace,” a spectator at the Steak Fry told Clinton.
5:31 PM, Sep 15, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
At an event today at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren said it was "fair" when an activist compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to the Holocaust.
“Eva Moseley, I’m not a student, I’m not an alumnae, but was in faculty life. I was also a Holocaust refugee and I’m extremely concerned that Jews don’t do to another people what was done to them,” said the activist.
6:31 PM, Sep 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton was confronted on the rope line after an event today in Iowa by immigration activists. Her response: “You know, I think we have to elect more Democrats.”
Clinton's response about electing more Democrats was in response to a question about whether she "stand[s] by the president's delay on immigration."
Clinton ignored follow-up questions.
Not ready for Hillary.10:19 AM, Sep 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Tom Harkin, the top Democrat in Iowa, tells ABC News that he has serious questions about where Hillary Clinton stands on the issues:
"But some Democrats still have their doubts," says ABC's Jonathan Karl. "Some progressives are a little uneasy with Hillary Clinton and is she going to be too hawkish on foreign policy, is she going to be too moderate on economic issues?"
10:07 AM, Sep 12, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Hillary Clinton is widely considered, should she enter the 2016 presidential race, the Democratic front runner. But the former secretary of state is shrinking rather than building an already limited website presence.