Reading Time: < 1 minute “They are worried that Mr. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants, could win over Hispanic voters and that he would offer a sharp generational contrast.” However…the DNC believes: “[Rubio is still] peddling a tired playbook of policies that endanger our country, hurt the middle class, and stifle the American dream.” Source: Prospect of Hillary Clinton-Marco Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just pulled the plug on a bipartisan pension funding deal he’s been touting as the kind of solution he’d bring to America. So is what’s good for New Jersey good for the rest of the country? And has it been so good to New Jersey? WhoWhatWhy investigates.
Reading Time: 14 minutes When Republican Congressman Trey Radel was busted for cocaine in Washington, the Tea Party poster boy from Florida went straight to the political scandal playbook to try to salvage his career: He invoked God, family and forgiveness, then ducked into rehab. Is his career toast? Probably, though Newt Gingrich says Radel might get a do-over if his constituents think his rehab is for real. WhoWhatWhy put together thumbnails of some of the elders of Washington scandals who, over the past 40 years, have paved the path of duplicity for callow dudes like Radel. It turns out his drug denouement was a rarity. When it comes to turpitude in D.C., it’s usually about sex.
Reading Time: < 1 minute All those weaselly words politicians use? George Carlin was on the case.
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you didn’t really understand what Obama and Romney were talking about, you aren’t alone. Read about what it will take for clarity.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker and comedian David Feldman have a pretty serious conversation about pretty serious stuff.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Can/should a reporter call a candidate on semantic nonsense? Watch this video–in its entirety—and see reporter be reprimanded by Romney press secretary for sticking to his guns. Will this reporter keep his job? Stay tuned.