9:39 AM, Jul 23, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Daniel Halper, THE WEEKLY STANDARD's online editor and author of Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, writes for Politico magazine:
When I started to write Clinton, Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, I knew the reaction to expect. I was well aware that the former (and perhaps future) first family and its massive retinue of loyalty enforcers, professional defamers and assorted gadflies would rue my intent to examine the real Clintons—especially in my search for the real Chelsea Clinton, who until now has been a media-protected nonperson despite her aggressive public activities on her family’s behalf and despite raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from her role as former first daughter.
MSNBC’s David Shuster learned this the hard way when he was suspended from the network for saying, “But doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?” in a live TV hit on how the former first daughter was being used by her mother’s 2008 campaign. The Clintons hit the roof over the single relatively banal comment, as I report in my book, and lobbied the head of parent company GE to get Shuster off the air.
I also had a feeling that some of the sources I spoke to, for and not-for attribution, including alleged Clinton mistresses who’ve stayed out of the press and remain loyal to Bill, would alert the Clintons to what I was doing and help them prepare a counterattack.
Read the whole thing here.
10:23 AM, Jun 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In the print edition of Politico, columnist Roger Simon asks, "Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Stop Talking?"
It's a provocative title for a piece on someone who might be the first female president of the United States. So provocative, in fact, that Politico changed the title for the online edition of the column. "Can Hillary Clinton be herself and still win?" the title now reads.
12:31 PM, Oct 1, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Virginia-based trade publication Politico says that President Obama is winning by shutting down the government.
9:31 AM, Apr 30, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
According to Virginia-based trade publication Politico: "The Weekly Standard, the flagship publication for national security conservatives, has obsessively promoted [Congressman Tom] Cotton’s speeches and campaign activities." (Which might only be considered obsessive if one didn't compare our coverage of Cotton to Politico's coverage of the White House Correspondents Dinner.) Nevertheless, we don't want to disappoint our friends at Politico, so here's a link to their profile of Cotton:
10:45 AM, Nov 12, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With the election over, members of the mainstream media are now claiming victory over the conservative media. Jonathan Martin of Politico writes about how insular Republicans were blindsided by the Democrats' success last week and chalks it up to "Kaelism"--recalling the movie critic Pauline Kael's claim in the 1972 landslide election that she only knew one Nixon voter. Here's an excerpt:
11:55 AM, Oct 30, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A Huffington Post writer caught political reporters talking on Politico's livestream, predicting that there's "a 40% chance that [Mitt Romney] says something stupid." Via Twitter:
5:37 PM, Oct 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The weakest response to Mitt Romney's foreign policy address, which he delivered earlier today at the Virginia Military Institute, comes from Virginia-based trade publication Politico.
9:05 AM, Aug 16, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Can you find the "MOST INTRIGUING SENTENCE" in today's Playbook from Politico? It's from these paragraphs: