Robert Schlesinger

Conservatives' Anti-Boehner Plot Has a Whiff of Government Shutdown About It

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The long knives are out for John Boehner on the right – again. National Journal’s Tim Alberta has a must-read today on a conservative plot to oust the House speaker next year … or put the squeeze on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor … or something.

According to Alberta, the frustrated right ...

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Boehner, John
Republican Party
House of Representatives
politics
tea party
Cantor, Eric

Are 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Rooting Against the Party in 2014?

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Who’s afraid of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? It may not only be the Obama administration, congressional Democrats and their allies. According to a new report from Time’s Zeke J. Miller, the ranks of people who are quietly rooting for Democrats to hold the Senate by the skin of their teeth ...

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Christie, Chris
Walker, Scott
Perry, Rick
Jindal, Bobby
2016 presidential election
2014 Congressional elections
Cruz, Ted
Paul, Rand
Rubio, Marco
politics

Top Democrat Welcomes Obama Onto 2014 Campaign Trail

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President Barack Obama presents quite a dilemma for Democratic candidates this year. They can’t run away from him, but given his upside down approval ratings (43 percent approve and 52.8 disapprove, according to the latest Real Clear Politics average of polls) do any dare run with him? One top ...

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Obama, Barack
2014 Congressional elections
politics
Van Hollen, Chris
Democratic Party
fundraising

Why Jeb Bush Is Picking a 2016 Tea Party Fight Over Immigration

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On his “The Fix” blog yesterday, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza noted that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been “purposely poking the Republican base in the eye,” and wondered why. Chris produces three sound reasons, but I think there’s a fourth he’s missing: that Bush is positioning

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Bush, Jeb
politics
tea party
2016 presidential election
Republican Party
immigration reform

Hillary Clinton Wouldn't Negate Jeb Bush's 2016 Dynasty Problem

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I was going to weigh in again on the Jeb Bush 2016 buzz (this time driven by a weekend confab at the George H.W. Bush presidential library celebrating the 41st president) and the problems that the former Florida governor would face if he runs, but the Washington Monthly’s Ed Kilgore went and ...

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2016 presidential election
Bush, Jeb
Bush, George H.W.
Bush, George W.
politics
Clinton, Hillary
Clinton, Bill
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