“Republicans have always been trusted more on national security,” said Republican pollster Whit Ayres, “and Obama has been a weaker leader than people expected.”
Seth Meyers realized there are only a few kinds of books that ever sell these days — and the cottage industry of anti-Clinton writing is one of them.
A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.
All of the prospective Republican candidates for 2016 agree they would undermine President Obama’s nuclear deal between Iran and the U.S.
Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Lindsey Graham Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has long complained about President Obama trampling the Constitution, and over the weekend, we may have learned […]
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive During his nearly two decades in Congress, Senator Lindsey Graham has flip-flopped on many positions. But the South Carolina Republican has been remarkably consistent on one point: He’s pretty sure that terrorists are about to kill us […]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is hard at work on the Senate’s agenda — that is, of course, if Republicans take over in November. As Cortney O’Brien reports at the conservative site Town Hall, McConnell used the last day of the National Right to Life Convention to vow that he and his fellow Republicans would […]
In the years since the terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, his aide Sean Smith and CIA officers Tyrone Smith and Glen Doherty in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, President Obama’s congressional critics have complained long and loudly about his failure to apprehend the perpetrators immediately. Republican experts like Ted Cruz and Darrell Issa, […]
When South Carolinians head to the polls on Tuesday, it’s very likely that the Tea Party’s years-long effort to unseat Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will end with a whimper. Polls suggest that Graham is will crush his six primary challengers; according to The Huffington Post’s polling average of the race, the two-term incumbent is on track […]
By Michael A. Memoli and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared “drugged” and “very weak” in a Taliban video shown to senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the administration’s most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap. The Obama administration contends that there was increased concern that […]
By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The creation of a special committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks carries the potential for political gains — and risks — for Republicans. The House of Representatives voted Thursday create a special panel to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks, a vote pushed through by the Republican […]
Just days after House Democrats demanded an end to the House Oversight Committee’s “partisan investigation” into the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, three Republican senators requested a new inquiry into the incident. “We are once again calling for the appointment of a Joint Select Committee to investigate the terrorist attacks […]
To hear the Republicans shrieking about Crimea — from those howling simpletons on Fox News to the churlish statesmen of the United States Senate – all blame rests with Barack Obama. In the midst of a real and potentially dangerous crisis, every opportunistic politician and pundit on the right excoriates him as a president so […]
Dave Feliciano, a fringe challenger to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in South Carolina’s 2014 Senate race, made it clear on Thursday just how poor a job the Tea Party did in finding a serious candidate to oppose the two-term incumbent. In a news conference announcing an alliance between all four of Graham’s Republican challengers, Feliciano […]
WASHINGTON — Certain political clichés cry out to join the list of the biggest lies in the world. Today’s candidate: Partisan politics stops at the water’s edge. The sentiment was first voiced by Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Michigan Republican who became chair of the Foreign Relations Committee in 1947. Vandenberg was for real, providing enthusiastic […]
Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) — Two prominent Republican senators say that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told them — along with 13 other members of a bipartisan congressional delegation — that President Barack Obama’s administration is in need of a new, more assertive, Syria policy; that al Qaeda-affiliated groups in Syria pose a direct terrorist […]
South Carolina state senator Lee Bright (R), who is running a Tea Party-backed challenge to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in South Carolina’s Republican primary, is a magnet for controversy. Bright most recently grabbed headlines on Monday’s edition of Fox News Radio’s The Alan Colmes Show, when he suggested that teachers should be allowed to carry […]
As a perceived moderate and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Chris Christie has long been a target for some of the more vocal members of the Republican Party’s right wing. Many GOP pundits and politicians still blame the governor for meeting with President Obama after Hurricane Sandy struck the New Jersey coast, supposedly guaranteeing the president’s […]