12:09 PM, Jul 8, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tells NBC News that he will "win the Latino vote." Here's video:
"I have great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me--you can look at the job in Washington--I have many legal immigrants working, many of them come from Mexico," said Trump. "They love me. I love them."
Trump added, "And I'll tell you something: if I get the nomination, I'll win the Latino vote. I will win it. Because I'm going to create jobs. Hillary Clinton is not going to be able to create jobs, I will tell you right now. Neither is Jeb Bush going to be able to create jobs.
"I will create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs that they don't have right now, and I will win that vote."
2:06 PM, May 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
David Axelrod has some advice for Hillary Clinton: stop doing what you're doing. Of course, Axelrod, a political professional, put it a little more gently today in an interview with CNN.
But his message remains clear: Clinton should meet with voters (something she's hardly doing), be honest (a constant Clintonian struggle), and throw caution to the wind (something her month-long presidential campaign clearly hasn't even bothered to try).
Watch Axelrod's comments here:
The Invisible Campaign.7:20 AM, May 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
It's been a month since Hillary Clinton officially announced that she was running for president. On April 12, Hillary launched her presidential campaign by releasing a video--and then going into hiding as she road-tripped half-way across the country.
3:55 PM, Jan 21, 2015 • By CARRIE LUKAS and HEATHER R. HIGGINS
Given that nine in ten African-American women voted for Democrats in 2014, it may be no surprise that a focus group of urban, female, African-Americans had mostly contempt for all things “Republican” or “conservative.” But what was shocking is that this group also, unprompted, uniformly opposed both extended unemployment benefits and a minimum wage increase, and volunteered conservative economic and moral arguments about their potentially destructive impact on job creation, costs, and conduct.
12:17 PM, Nov 16, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Two well-placed sources on Capitol Hill say that the Congressional Budget Office effectively used Jonathan Gruber’s model to score Obamacare. That model favors government mandates over market competition and claims that essentially the only way to achieve a large reduction in the number of uninsured Americans is to impose an Obamacare-like individual mandate. Moreover, because the model that the CBO used in scoring Obamacare is the same one it uses today, any alternative to Obamacare that doesn’t include an individual mandate — which is to say, any conservative alternative — wou
3:42 PM, Nov 13, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The White House is incensed, mad enough to spit, and angry as a mashed cat at Jonathan Gruber for saying that the Affordable Care Act had to be sold to the “stupid” electorate by deceptive means. It seems that once the bill was passed and signed into law Mr. Gruber couldn’t stop talking about how his team had put one over on the rubes, sounding at times like any ordinary flim flam man.
9:10 AM, Nov 12, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The search for the meaning of last week’s election returns has yielded many theories to account for why people voted for the party out of power and against incumbents. Sure is a mystery, there. What could possibly be behind such random voter behavior? There must be clues, somewhere, carved into stone. Angry men. Apathetic women. Frustrated youths. Frightened seniors … take your pick.
3:15 PM, Nov 6, 2014 • By MARK TOOLEY
It is often claimed that conservative religious voters, especially white evangelicals, are going the way of the dinosaur, consigned to demographic irrelevance. But they were a key component of the Republicans’ 2014 midterm victories. According to exit polls, Conservative religious voters made up as big a percentage of the electorate as ever, and they backed Republicans at least as strongly as ever.
'Fact'9:48 AM, Nov 4, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Election Day has just begun, but MSNBC is already saying it's a "fact" that minority voters are being disenfranchised in Texas:
"This voter I.D. law, I can tell you for a fact, is going to disenfranchise voters--disproportionately minority voters," MSNBC reporter Zach Roth said live from Texas.
8:01 AM, Oct 16, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
In speeches designed to fire up Democrats to vote in midterm elections, President Obama has at times described voters in his party as having a "congenital defect." Wednesday, First L
One in five black men under age 30 voted for Romney; youngest 'millennials' lean even more conservative.
8:20 AM, Aug 12, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
In the midst of rioting in St. Louis over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, the New York Times decided to stoke the embers of racial animus even further with an incendiary op-ed titled, "Can the G.O.P. Ever Attract Black Voters?"
8:13 AM, Jan 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Obama administration is worried that Israel is riling up American Jews, according to a report in the Israeli press. The allegations are detailed in a story headlined, "'US perceives Israel as encouraging anti-Obama backlash among Jews,'" which appears in the Jerusalem Post.