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Vance McAllister Considers Comeback After Consulting God, Constituents

In another display of excellent decision making, Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) — otherwise known as the Kissing Congressman — is considering reversing course and pursuing re-election in the fall. The disgraced congressman, who made headlines earlier this year when a video showing the married father of five locked in a passionate embrace with a staffer was […]

June 18, 2014

Michigan’s Rep. Camp Won’t Run For Re-Election

By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican who has in recent years chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, will not seek re-election this year, adding to the growing number of Michigan members of Congress heading toward the exits. Camp, 60, made the announcement official Monday, saying […]

April 1, 2014

Wall Street Gives Obama Another Look: $70 Million In New Fundraising

While Barack Obama’s policy choices have often irked his progressive base and his occasional jabs at “fat cat bankers” have rankled the thin-skinned titans of Wall Street, he has had surprisingly little trouble raking in their fundraising dollars. The Democratic National Committee and his re-election campaign reported gathering a combined $70.1 million in the quarter […]

October 13, 2011

Obama Campaign Offers Preview Of Fall Slugfest With Mitt Romney

The Obama campaign has started to act as if the Republican presidential primary is over and Mitt Romney, who has been racking up endorsements from establishment Republicans and columns from liberals touting his relative moderation, is already their general election opponent. At 11:40 Wednesday morning, the president’s re-election team blasted an email announcement that David […]

October 12, 2011

Rick Perry Gets In And Obama Reelect Responds

The Obama campaign statement, courtesy of spokesman Ben LaBolt, on Texas Governor Rick Perry entering the presidential race: “Governor Perry’s economic policies are a carbon copy of the economic policies of Washington Republicans. He pledged to support the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan that would preserve subsidies for oil and gas companies and tax cuts […]

August 13, 2011

Why The 2012 Conventional Wisdom Could Be Wrong

Since 1944, exactly one Democratic U.S. president has been re-elected to a second White House term. So when the one man who has accomplished that feat — Bill Clinton — says of the incumbent president, Barack Obama, “I’ll be surprised if he’s not re-elected,” you know he’s speaking as somebody who personally knows more than […]

July 6, 2011