In 2004, former mayor Ed Koch committed an act of Democratic treason and endorsed George W. Bush in his re-election bid against John Kerry. In Koch’s estimation, Bush could be counted on to keep the country safe, and that pre-empted any concerns about their domestic policies.
In an email to his mailing list this afternoon, Read More
Multiple sources have said former HillPac lawyer Reshma Saujani is considering a primary challenge to Representative Carolyn Maloney, the Manhattan Democrat who threatened to run for Senate earlier this year.
Saujani has a compelling biography for a candidate.
She’s the daughter of immigrants who fled from violence in Uganda, and has degrees from Harvard Read More
In the last several days, some of the attention in our nation’s capital has shifted back to the issue of climate change. Most concretely, EPA has finally taken the essential step of regulating Carbon Dioxide as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act. Meanwhile, over in the U.S. Senate, Senators Kerry and Boxer have introduced Read More
As expected, the counter offensive to climate change policy is well underway. The coal industry is gearing up its lobbying effort and even Sarah Palin is calling cap and trade “cap and tax”. Her view is that regulating greenhouse gasses will cost rather than create jobs. There will be much more of this, and the Read More
In the wake of last year's marathon Democratic primary season and the procedural controversies it produced, it's no surprise that the party has chartered a blue-ribbon commission to recommend changes for the 2012 process.
This is hardly the first time Democrats have sought such an overhaul; in fact, it was once a quadrennial event. Read More
John Kerry and Hillary Clinton both wanted – and probably still want – to be president, a reality they joked about when their paths crossed on Tuesday.
As Jason Horowitz noted, Clinton, Barack Obama’s soon-to-be confirmed secretary of state, accidentally addressed Kerry, the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as "Mr. Read More
Judging from the order of questions Hillary Clinton received at today’s confirmation hearings, it is clear that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee thinks the gravest concern facing the United States is Iran’s apparent pursuit of nuclear weapons.
In his first question to Clinton, Kerry asked what carrots and sticks the Obama administration was thinking of Read More
Hillary Clinton’s confirmation hearings are now underway. Sitting next to Chuck Schumer, who introduced her, and in front of her daughter Chelsea, Clinton nodded as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee made their opening remarks.
John Kerry, the committee’s new chairman, and a onetime hopeful for the job Clinton is poised to assume, opened the Read More
Like the sun rising in the east and the L.A. Clippers losing more games than they win, you can count on the losing candidate in any election talking about putting the nastiness of the campaign in the past and giving the winner a chance to succeed.
In that sense, John McCain’s comments in an extended Read More