ALBANY—Senator Kisten Gillibrand is calling for two Republican colleagues to remove their hold on the confirmation of John McHugh to be secretary of the Army.
McHugh cleared a senate committee earlier this month, but the body recessed until September without acting on his nomination after Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts placed Read More
URBANDALE, Iowa—Buoyed by a spate of favorable opinion polls and a palpable buzz around his candidacy, Senator John McCain returned to Iowa last night and brought three other senators along for the ride.
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Sam Brownback of Kansas—who endorsed Mr. McCain after abandoning his own run for the presidency—and John Thune Read More
Sam Brownback quit the Republican presidential race on Thursday, prompting a wave of speculation—perhaps the best press he earned all year?—about which of his foes he might throw his support to.
But that guessing game assumes that Mr. Brownback, who in polls was statistically indistinguishable from Duncan Hunter, had any meaningful support in the first Read More
At the tail end of this afternoon’s Republican presidential debate, CNBC’s Maria “The Money Honey” Bartiromo asked Fred Thompson how his first appearance on-stage with the rest of the G.O.P. field had gone.
“I’ve enjoyed watching these fellas,” he finally managed, after stumbling for something sufficiently light-hearted to sat, “But I gotta admit: it was Read More
Understandably, the chatter this week has been about which candidates will be most hurt by Fred Thompson’s just-announced candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
But on the eve of his declaration on Sept. 6, there was more evidence that the biggest x-factor in the G.O.P. race is not from Tennessee. The eight non-Thompson candidates debated Read More
Mitt Romney is proving true the old adage about public speaking—that what you say matters less than how you say it.
The former Massachusetts Governor was at it again on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 5, when, hours after a new Washington Post poll confirmed his front-running position in Iowa, the nine Republican presidential candidates Read More
Thank God for the Ames Republican Presidential Straw Poll.
It’s probably not the healthiest expression of democracy – the right to vote costs 25 bucks, with campaigns typically gobbling up chunks of tickets and handing them out to participants who might not be anywhere near Iowa come next January’s caucuses – but it sure Read More
Via the miracle of fiber optics, the Politicker is coming to you today from the relatively balmy state of South Carolina, the locale of this politicker’s birth. The big news here today is the death of another native son, James Brown–the story takes up the entire front page of the local newspaper, Read More
Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s widow, Elizabeth, was puzzled
to learn that her husband’s name had been cited in the Senate debate over gay
Republican Senators Sam Brownback of Kansas and John Cornyn of
Texas are the New Yorker’s unlikely new acolytes. “Senator Moynihan also wrote
that ‘the principle objective of American government at Read More