'I want to go home.'11:09 AM, Dec 15, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The top Democrat in the Senate, Harry Reid, admitted today that he hasn't slept at home since May. The admission comes the same week Reid is beginning to plot his 2016 reelection.
"I hope that everyone understands so that we can move forward," Reid said on the Senate floor. "But we're going to have to be here until we finish our work, whether that's Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. So everyone should understand you can't be leaving.
"I know we all have things to do. I haven't been home, Mr. President, in such a long time. And I want go home. I bought a new home there, as everyone knows. I sold my place in Searchlight. I have a home in the greater Las Vegas area. I'd like to be able to see the home. I have not slept in it. We bought it in may. I have not been there."
Campaigner in chief taking this one off.7:25 PM, Nov 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama will be busy tomorrow -- but he won't be actively trying to influence voters as they head to the polls on Election Day. Instead, he's got a full day of meetings at the White House.
"In the morning, the President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press," the first event on Obama's schedule for tomorrow reads.
Here's the rest of the leader of the Democratic party's schedule for tomorrow:
6:00 PM, Nov 3, 2014 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Whether or not Jeff Bell comes from behind to win the New Jersey Senate race, he deserves credit for having run a classy, ideas-focused race. That's epitomized by his "closing argument," reproduced below. If a majority of New Jersey voters actually read this email, I do think Bell would win. The media complain a lot about the low quality of campaigns these days—but when an underdog candidate runs a high-quality campaign, they don’t bother covering it. It would be good if some of them acknowledged Bell's attempt to elevate the political discourse.
7:52 PM, Oct 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaking to the overflow crowd at a campaign rally at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, President Obama urged the crowd to make sure "cousin Pookie" voted in November's election.
11:35 AM, Oct 7, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
President Obama may not be, in his words, "on the ballot" this November, but that doesn't mean he's not on the campaign trail.
9:55 AM, Sep 20, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare. On the flip side, people who like Obamacare really don’t care about it very much. That’s a bad combination for pro-Obamacare candidates.
12:01 PM, Jun 27, 2014 • By JAY COST
Despite Hillary Clinton’s disappointing book sales, and a gaffe-prone publicity tour, she remains the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination. If anything, the last few weeks have only confirmed her advantage. Despite these disappointments and mis-steps, there is no substantial anti-Clinton movement building in the party. All we hear are crickets.
9:08 AM, May 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Paradise for the most dedicated supporters of President Obama would look like an eternal campaign. It would, in fact, be an eternal campaign. The speeches about hope and change would never end and there would be no messy governing to attend to. One could promise passionately, to make the Department of Veterans Affairs the envy of the world and say things like:
11:27 PM, Jan 28, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic senator Mark Udall of Colorado won't say whether he'll campaign for his own reelection with President Barack Obama:
Asked the CNN reporter: "Is he a liability for you, the president, back home?"
8:08 AM, Nov 26, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
5:42 PM, Nov 25, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
At a stop in San Francisco on a three-day fund raising swing along the West Coast, President Obama said during a speech that "sometimes people forget I'm not running for office again." The president was talking about Republicans in Congress and the immigration reform that he is trying to get through the House:
12:07 PM, Jul 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama announced today that his administration would follow the models pioneered by Google and his presidential campaign to make government smarter: