Washington Post, By Sebastian Payne & Robert Costa, September 30
While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences.
Cruz’s core [...]
A trove of secret documents details the US government’s global push for shale gas.
Mother Jones, By Mariah Blake, September/October ’14
One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton’s plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state [...]
It seems like so very long ago, many of us here at The Agonist gave up on Barack Obama. It was long ago – six years now – which is a long time considering the progress the United States could have made had Obama been the leader he promised to be. My disillusionment was almost [...]
New York Times, By Manny Fernandez, August 15
Austin, TX – A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts on Friday, charging that he abused his power last year when he tried to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to cut off state financing to her [...]
…I would have laughed in your face. But it did:
Why abandon K-Street, and acknowledge, then reject, the Big Business perception of the GOP? They’ve had the Republican Party’s back for some time, right? In the past, the largest companies favored one party over the other because they understood a pro-capitalist, low-regulation government benefits [...]
AP, By Will Weissert, June 10
Austin, TX – Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country’s citizenship — doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016.
Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said Cruz’s action became official May 14 and that Texas’ [...]
So the Teabaggers have another chance to pick off a few incumbent Republicans that they deem as too cozy with Obama.
Voters head to the polls today in six states to cast ballots in a the [...]
So Karl Rove got caught with his tongue firmly up his ass cheek by one of his own media outlets and now he’s been forced to jog back some comments:
Last week, Karl Rove questioned her capacity for the White House and reportedly said she had brain damage.
The New York Post reported on Tuesday [...]
ABC News, By Benjamin Bell, May 11
He’s a 42-year-old freshman senator, but when asked by Jonathan Karl on “This Week” if he’s ready to be president, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida answered without hesitation.
“I do … but I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run … I [...]
Monica Lewinsky has a column in this month’s Vanity Fair in which she opens up about The Affair.
I don’t really have to tell you which one, do I? Unless you are younger than 20, maybe 21, it would have been really [...]
You may have blinked and missed it. At any rate, tomorrow will be a bellwether for this November, and 2016:
Pax Americana continues to crumble before our eyes. The belief that the United States has a divinely-inspired obligation to police the entire world has always been most strongly held among Americans themselves; some of the beneficiaries of this largesse, such as the Vietnamese and most recently the Iraqis, never quite showed the gratitude America felt [...]
…Joe Biden got out in front of the White House and shamed them into a policy change:
Justices rule in favor of Alabama tycoon Shaun McCutcheon, but critics claim ruling allows wealthy individuals to buy influence
The Guardian, By Dan Roberts, April 2
Washington DC – The supreme court has struck down limits on individual campaign contributions, ruling that federal caps on combined donations to candidates, parties and political action committees are [...]
PHOENIX(NYT) — A federal judge in Kansas on Wednesday ordered federal election authorities to help Kansas and Arizona require proof of citizenship of registering voters, in a decision that could well set a trend for other Republican-dominated states.
Judge Eric F. Melgren of United States District Court in Wichita ruled that the federal Election Assistance [...]