7:48 AM, Jun 24, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Conservative super PAC American Crossroads has a new ad running in Arkansas calling Democratic senator Mark Pryor a "rubber stamp" for Barack Obama.
"Mark Pryor has voted with Barack Obama at least 90 percent of the time," says the voiceover in the 30-second spot. "For the failed stimulus, for higher taxes, more spending, trillions more in debt, and more job-killing regulations. And Pryor cast the deciding vote for Obamacare."
Watch the full ad below:
American Crossroads founder Karl Rove says the group is spending $440,000 on the ad buy.
Pryor is up for reelection this November and faces first-term Republican congressman Tom Cotton, who is giving the incumbent Democrat a tough fight. The Real Clear Politics poll average shows Pryor and Cotton locked in a virtual dead heat, with Pryor holding a one-point advantage.
Ask Stephen Colbert.1:40 PM, Feb 2, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in January 2010, Stephen Colbert has been satirizing campaign finance laws on his Comedy Central show.
11:53 AM, Jan 15, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A particularly interesting Fox News Sunday discussion on the Internet-only "Panel Plus" segment this morning:
What about the “millions of primary voters” after the first three states?11:32 AM, Jan 12, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
I’m flattered to be welcomed by Karl Rove, writing in today’s Wall Street Journal, to membership in the GOP establishment. I’m even more pleased by Rove’s statement that “No group of power brokers can pressure others into uniting behind one candidate. Millions of primary voters and caucus-goers will select the GOP's nominee. That's good enough for most of us.”
Rick Perry versus the Bush machine.Sep 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 01 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
At last week’s Republican debate at the Reagan Library, a long-simmering Texas political feud made its grand entrance onto the national stage. Politico’s John Harris asked GOP presidential frontrunner and Texas governor Rick Perry about his former political adviser Karl Rove’s recent statement that Perry’s views on Social Security were “toxic.”
Bush’s FEMA director makes his case.Jun 20, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 38 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Michael D. Brown says he got a bad rap. With the statement, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job,” on September 2, 2005, George W. Bush made Brown, then director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the name and face of governmental incompetence after Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast. Ten days later, Brown resigned.
The GOP gambles on entitlement reform.Apr 11, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 29 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
If there is one thing that political strategists, pollsters, and elected officials of both parties have agreed on for decades, it’s that entitlement reform is a sure political loser. Social Security is the “third rail”—touch it and you die. Suggest changes to Medicaid and you don’t care about the poor. Propose modest reforms to Medicare and you’re the target of a well-funded “Mediscare” campaign that ensures your defeat.
CREW's hypocrisy on donor disclosure goes ignored.12:03 PM, Mar 24, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Yesterday, Michael Shear of the New York Times wrote a one-sided report on Crossroads GPS, the conservative nonprofit founded by the left's bogeyman, Karl Rove. Crossroads recently launched wikicountability.org, a website that aims to push the Obama administration to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests.
2:38 PM, Jan 14, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Hill reports that Vice President Joe Biden has named Bruce Reed his new chief of staff:
Reed, a former Clinton aide and the longtime head of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), is the latest in a long line of former Clinton aides to join the Obama administration in recent weeks.
Reed replaces Ron Klain, who announced his return to the private sector earlier this month.
2:20 PM, Dec 14, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
The names of those involved are quite familiar: Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, Norm Coleman. But the tactics these conservative insiders are using are different. They are slowly trying to catch up to the left—by using its techniques as their own.
The New York Times Magazine gets the governor right.10:04 AM, Nov 17, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
Earlier this fall, Vanity Fair published an error-ridden and badly sourced hatchet job on Sarah Palin. It was par for the course. But it was disappointing nonetheless for anyone who hoped that, one day, the mainstream media would actually take Palin seriously and cover her in a responsible manner.