Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Hey guys,

Just wanted to update you on some things. Originally, I had planned on resuming blogging in early August, but I'm going to be taking a few more months off as I work on another writing project, which I'll share with you once it becomes a reality.

Prez16 isn't gone for good. It's just on hiatus. You know, like the Roman empire. I'll keep you updated as things progress and, once again, thanks for being awesome readers.

Monday, July 15, 2013


Hey guys,

Prez16 will be quiet for the rest of July as I try to finish a non-related project during the relative calm of summer. I'll start blogging again in early August.

See you then!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

Howard Dean claims that someone of "Barack Obama's generation" will challenge Hillary in a 2106 primary (photo: Mr. Wright)


PPP Iowa poll: Rand Paul 18%....Chris Christie 16%....Paul Ryan 15%.....Jeb Bush 14%....Marco Rubio 11%.....Ted Cruz 10%....Rick Santorum 6%....Bobby Jindal 2%.....Susana Martinez 1%.

Chris Christie:

a. Christie loses to Hillary, 46%-40%, in a new Quinnipiac national poll.

b. Christie stomps all over Biden, 46%-35%, in the Q poll.

Marco Rubio:

a. "RubioDefund ObamaCare or no spending deal." -- Paige Winfield Cunningham, Politico.

b. "Patty Murray: Rubio's threat to shut down government is 'absurd'." -- Ramsey Cox, The Hill.

Rand Paul:

a. Paul loses big to Hillary Clinton, 50%-38%, in a Q national poll.

b. Paul ties Biden, 42%-42%, in the Q national poll.

c. "Rand Paul brings bill to halt U.S. aid to Egypt, post-'coup'." -- The AP.

d. "Rand Paul: I've got Mike Enzi's back vs. Liz Cheney." -- Alexander Burns, Politico.

e. "Rand Paul defends 'incredibly talented' aide despite neo-Confederate ties." -- Benjy Sarlin, MSNBC.

f. "Rand Paul upsets marijuana activists by saying the drug is 'not health'." -- Steven Nelson, U.S. News & World Report.

g. "Rabbi Rand Paul." -- Eliana Johnson, The National Review.

Ted Cruz:

a. "John Cornyn hires campaign aide with Ted Cruz ties." -- James Hohmann, Politico.

Paul Ryan:

a. "Ryan: Delaying mandates will help repeal ObamaCare." -- Andrew Stiles, National Review.

b. "Paul Ryan explains farm bill vote switch." -- Erik Wasson, The Hill.

c. "More kudos for Paul Ryan." -- Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter.

Rick Perry:

a. "Rick Perry's October trip to Israel sign of another White House bid." -- Ralph Hallow, Washington Times.

The rest:

a. "Sheheen edges Nikki Haley in first fundraising report." -- Shawn Drury, Columbia Patch.

b. "Sarah Palin: Mark Begich making me 'cheery'." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.


PPP Iowa poll: Hillary Clinton 71%.....Joe Biden 12%....Elizabeth Warren 5%....Mark Warner 2%....Kirsten Gillibrand 2%....Cory Booker, Andrew Cuomo, and Martin O'Malley 1%.

Hillary Clinton.

a. Hillary leads Chris Christie, 46%-40%, in a new Quinnipiac national poll.

b. Hillary takes down Rand Paul, 50%-38%, in a Quinnipiac national poll.

c. "Bill O'Reilly says Hillary Clinton will be president if Republicans don't 'put forth smart solutions'." -- Huffington Post (VIDEO).

d. "Hillary Clinton taps speechmaking gold mine." -- Amy Chozik, New York Times.

e. "Bill Clinton raises cash for Terry McAuliffe." -- Maggie Haberman, Politico.

f. "Howard Dean: Hillary Clinton will face primary rival." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.

Joe Biden:

a. Biden is trounced by Chris Christie, 46%-35%, in a Q national poll.

b. Biden only manages a 42%-42% tie with Rand Paul in the Q poll.

c. "Joe Biden calls for vision and maturity in U.S.-China relations." -- David Yin, Forbes.

d. "Biden discusses 'warming in relations with Malaki, Barzani." -- Kuwait News Agency.

Cory Booker:

a. "Booker: Newark budget to include property tax cut." -- The AP.

b. "Voter registration site linked to pro-Booker group." -- Jonathan Tamari, Philadelphia Inquirer.

c. "Pallone touts support for ObamaCare in first ad." -- Jonathan Tamari, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Sens. Warren, McCain push to break up big banks." -- CBS News.

b. "Elizabeth Warren hits big banks where it hurts: New bill would restore Glass-Steagall." -- Halah Touryalai, Forbes.

c. "Warren presses Wall Street regulators to take more bad actors to trial." -- Ben Goad, The Hill.

d. Glenn Kessler gives Warren two pinocchios for her claim that the U.S. earns $51 billion in profit on student loans. -- Glenn Kessler, Washington Post.

Howard Dean:

a. "Howard Dean: Hillary Clinton will face primary rival." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.

The rest:

a. "Gillibrand on call with Napolitano: Disaster declaration needed for NY counties affected by flooding." -- Robert Harding, Auburn Citizen.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Good morning, 2016!


Hillary Clinton:

a. "Hillary Clinton to address auto dealers 2014 convention." -- David Shepardson, The Detroit News.

b. "Hillary Clinton speaks at private equity event." -- Maggie Haberman, Politico.

c. "Is 'Battleground Texas' a Hillary Clinton vote machine?" -- Wayne Slater, Dallas Morning News.

d. "Is Hillary Clinton peaking too soon?" -- Jill Lawrence, National Journal.

Joe Biden:

a. "Biden: China cybertheft must stop." -- USA Today video.

b. "Biden coming to Rhode Island to honor Nuala Pell." -- The AP.

Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Senate fails to move forward with lower student loan rates." -- Ramsey Cox, The Hill.

b. "Failing grade for Elizabeth Warren." -- Jordan Graham, Boston Herald.

Cory Booker:

a. "Booker reports $4.6 million campaign haul." -- Jonathan Tamari, Philadelphia Inquirer.

b. "On S. Jersey tour, Cory Booker talks technology, jobs." -- Maddie Hanna, Philadelphia Inquirer.

c. "Senate hopefuls are cordial during Newark appearance." -- Michael Linhorstand and Melissa Hayes, NorthJersey.com.

Andrew Cuomo:

a. "100 protesters say No Fracking Way to Governor Cuomo in Ithica."-- Sam Smink, WETM.

b. "Cuomo on Greek yogurt pilot program for schools: 'It is a win-win for the state'." -- Robert Harding, Auburn Citizen.


Marco Rubio:

a. "Immigration bill puts Marco Rubio in hot water with tea party." -- Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times.

b. "Rich Lowry, William Kristol march in 'lox' step." -- Dylan Byers, Politico.

c. "Americans more pro-immigration than in past." -- Lydia Saad, Gallup.

d. "The GOP's pie-in-the-sky plan to win Hispanic votes." -- Joshua Green, Bloomberg.

e. "Marco Rubio: Abortion bill a 'work in progress'." -- Burgess Everett, Politico.

f. "Sen. Rubio's reproval." -- A.B. Stoddard, The Hill.

Chris Christie:

a. "NJ court: Christie can't abolish housing agency." -- Geoff Mulvihill, The AP.

b. "Democratic candidates agree: Christie fumbled foreclosure crisis." -- Joe Tyrell, NJ Spotlight.

c. "N.J. governor OKs letting teens help with rebuilding." -- Bob Jordan and Kristi Funderburk, Asbury Park Press.

Rand Paul:

a. "Rand Paul: President Obama thinks he's above the law." -- interview with Greta Van Susteren.

b. "Rand Paul courts Jewish leaders." -- Alex Pappas, Daily Caller.

c. "Kentucky Democrats broil Mitch McConnell over Rand Paul's 'Southern Avenger' aide." -- Phillip Bailey, WFPL.

d. "Q&A: Rand Paul on guns, pot, drones and his potential 2016 presidential bid." -- Andrew Doughman, Las Vegas Sun.

e. "Next stop for Rand: Vegas." -- David Catanese, The Run.

f. "Paul disappoints anti-Lamar group." -- Knoxville Metro Pulse.

g. "Rand Paul is no Ron Paul -- so who will inherit the Paul Army?" -- David Freelander, The Daily Beast.

Scott Walker:

a. "Walker thinks abortion bill will survive legal challenge." -- Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio News.

b. "Top administration official sees Gov. Scott Walker running again." -- Tom Kertscher, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

c. "Congresswoman Gwen Moore: Scott Walker will lose if he runs for president." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Paul Ryan:

a. "Paul Ryan working behind the scenes to push comprehensive immigration legislation." -- Paul Kane and Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post.

b. "Paul Ryan's sensible case for immigration reform." -- Matthew Yglesias, Slate.

Ted Cruz:

a. "Cruz urges Texas Senate to pass 20-week abortion ban." -- Daniel Strauss, The Hill.

The rest:

a. Santorum is holding a rally on the Texas Capitol steps today in support of the abortion bill.

b. "NH's Ayotte to participate in hearing on bombings." -- The AP.

c. "Mark Begich: Sarah Palin may not be Alaska resident." -- Burgess Everett, Politico.

d. "Sarah Palin for Senate? Don't bet on it." -- Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

Andrew Cuomo on Spitzer/Weiner races: "Theater"


Hillary Clinton:

a. "Hillary Clinton Super PAC turns to Obama team." -- Maggie Haberman, Politico.

b. "Clinton speaks to women leaders at Bryn Mawr College." -- Cherri Gregg.

c. "Anna Wintour [Vogue editor] hoping for Hillary to run." -- Caitlin McDevitt, Politico.

Joe Biden:

a. "Vice President Joe Biden salutes 19 fallen Arizona firefighters as heroes." -- The AP.

Video here.

b. "Biden recounts family tragedy in Arizona." -- Ruth Tam, Washington Post.

c. "An economics lesson for Joe Biden: If the minimum wage tracked inflation, it would be $4.07/hour." -- Michael Saltsman, Wall Street Journal.

Andrew Cuomo:

a. Andrew Cuomo's take on Spitzer/Weiner: "I am just watching the theater that is going on in New York City this political session."

b. "Cuomo not optimistic on FEMA funds." -- YNN.

Cory Booker:

a. "Cory Booker doubles down." -- Matt Taylor, Salon.

Read the interview; it's a good one.

b. "Booker touts Newark record in second ad." -- Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill.

c. "As Booker runs for Senate, Newark faces development uncertainty." -- Heather Haddon, Wall Street Journal.

d. "Out in front, Booker hits the boardwalk and beaches." -- Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ.

Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Warren spars with Manchin on student loan proposal." -- Alexander Bolton and Peter Schroeder, The Hill.

b. "Elizabeth Warren's student loan fairness act gains endorsement of more than 1,000 professors." -- Tyler Kingkade, Huffington Post.

c. "Profits on student loans ruin long-term prospects." -- Jack Reed and Elizabeth Warren, Politico.

Martin O'Malley:

a. "O'Malley names new top lobbyist." -- Erin Cox, Baltimore Sun.

b. "Terry McAuliffe to get fundraising help from Martin O'Malley, Anthony Brown." -- Ben Pershing, Washington Post.

c. "O'Malley makes historic court appointments." -- Bryan Sears, OwingsMills-Reisterstown Patch.


Marco Rubio:

a. "Immigration reform heads for slow death." -- Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei, Politico.

b. "Rubio is losing support among Republican voters." -- Micah Cohen, New York Times.

c. "Charlie Crist's political memoir to explain why he left GOP." -- Adam Smith, Tampa Bay Times.

Chris Christie:

a. "With Christie in Sun Valley, Buono releases ad criticizing his out-of-state travel." -- Melissa Hayes, NorthJersey.com.

Rand Paul:

a. "Rand Paul aide has history of neo-Confederate sympathies, inflammatory statements." -- Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon."

b. "Rand Paul's team has another white supremacist." -- Alex Seitz-Wald, Salon.

c. "Co-author of Rand Paul's book celebrated the assassination of Abraham Lincoln." -- John McCormick, Weekly Standard.

d. "Rand Paul aide comments on shock jock past: 'I abhor racism'." -- Alex Pappas, Daily Caller.

e. "Rand Paul's problems with the fringe." -- Matt Berman, National Journal.

f. "Why Rand Paul won't get rid of his neo-Confederate co-author." -- Dave Weigel, Slate.

g. "Is Rand Paul the answer to the GOP's foreign policy problems?" -- Daniel Drezner, Foreign Policy. Drezner's answer: No.

h. "Rand Paul to object to James Comey nod." -- Burgess Everett, Politico.

Bobby Jindal:

a. "Botching immigration again: It's time to get something done." -- Bobby Jindal, National Review.

b. Reihan Salam's take on Jindal's "rather strange" op-ed.

John Kasich:

a. "Kasich calls for summer legislative session to extend Medicaid." -- Catherine Candisky,
 Columbus Dispatch.

b. "Planned Parenthood to criticize Ohio gov. on TV ad." -- The AP.

c. "So soon? Ads aimed at 2014 election hit airwaves." -- Joe Vardon, Columbus Dispatch.

d. "Coming to a town near you: Governor's budget tour." -- Chrissie Thompson, Cincinnati.com.

e. "Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern goes Carly Rae Jepsen on Gov. John Kasich." -- Henry Gomez, Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

Rick Santorum:

a. "Santorum to jump into Texas abortion battle." -- Paul Steinhauser, CNN.

The rest:

a. Bob McDonnell is finished for 2016, but his awful year continued last night when his son was arrested for public intoxication.

b. "Palin mulls Senate bid." -- Jonathan Easley, The Hill.

c. "Democrat Vincent Sheheen names campaign manager for 2014 SC governor's race." -- Andrew Shain, The State.

d. Susana Martinez "attends firefighter memorial." -- The AP.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

Chris Christie wins the endorsement of an influential, black, Democratic minister

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Chris Christie:

a. "Christie wins endorsement of black ministers, who call for school vouchers." -- Salvador Rizzo, The Star-Ledger.

b. "VIDEO: Bishop Reginald Jackson endorses Christie, slams Dems on education." -- Minhaj Hassan, Politicker NJ.

c. "Jon Bon Jovi, Chris Christie join forces." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.

d. "Christie has millions of dollars in campaign cash." -- Michael Symons, The Daily Journal.

Scott Walker:

a. "Judge blocks new Wisconsin abortion law." -- Scott Bauer, AP.

b. "Walker hopes to expand insurance to low-income adults without children." -- Shamane Mills, Wisconsin Public Radio News.

Marco Rubio:

a. "Marco Rubio in tough spot on abortion." -- Burgess Everett, Politico.

b. "Marco Rubio spurned by original Tea Party supporters over immigration." -- Patricia Murphy, The Daily Beast.

Rand Paul:

a. "Rand Paul mocks Rick Perry: Can't remember third good reason for him to be president." -- Eric Dolan, The Raw Story.

b. "Rand Paul blasts 'neocons' for backing 'military junta' in Egypt." -- Justin Sink, The Hill.

c. "John McCain and Rand Paul say it's a coup in Egypt, but only one of them wants to cut foreign aid. Guess who!" -- Dave Weigel, Slate.

d. "The world according to Rand Paul." -- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post.

e. "At least Rand Paul is happy." -- Ed Kilgore, Washington Monthly.

Ted Cruz:

a. "Ted Cruz: GOP did 'weepingly terrible job' defining itself to Hispanics, minorities." -- David Drucker, Washington Examiner.

b. "Ted Cruz tweets 'RIP IRS' license plate." -- Patrick Howley, Daily Caller.

c. "Cruz statement on Perry announcement." -- the Journal.

Paul Ryan:

a. "Paul Ryan wants ObamaCare's new cost." -- Elise Viebeck, The Hill.

b. "Ryan's campaign raises $1 million in 2nd quarter." -- Kent Cooper, Roll Call.

c. "Republicans meet to talk immigration." -- Jake Sherman and Seung Min Kim, Politico.

Bobby Jindal:

a. "Governor Bobby Jindal says 'No' to U.S. Senate race in 2014." -- Melinda Deslatte, The AP.

b. "Whatever happened to Bobby Jindal? The feud that helped knock the shine off a Republican golden boy." -- Marin Cogan, New Republic.

Rick Perry:

a. "Perry won't run again in Texas (VIDEO)." -- Cameron Joseph, The Hill.

b. "Rick Perry sets his course." -- Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard.

b. "Rick Perry: Strategic retreat to presidential campaign." -- Ed Kilgore, Washington Monthly.

c. "Why Rick Perry shouldn't run for president again." -- Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post.

d. AllahPundit's take at Hot Air.

Susana Martinez:

a. "Gov. Martinez's office evacuated over suspicious email." -- Las Cruces Sun-News.

The rest:

a. "Feds weigh Santorum probe for alleged campaign finance violations." -- Keenan Steiner, Sunlight Foundation.

b. "House Democrats want apology from Nikki Haley on voter fraud claims." -- Jeremy Turnage, WISTV.

c. "SC Gov. Nikki Haley says she was abused as a child." -- David Dykes, The State.

Note: This is not the first time she's discussed it -- she briefly wrote about it in her memoir.

d. Re: Huckabee. "Defending life in Austin: Texas rallies for the pro-life cause." -- Lily Smith, Live Action News.

e. "The GOP is more serious than Sarah Palin." -- Peter Wehner, Commentary.


Hillary Clinton:

a. "Hillary Clinton reveals a campaign-ready hair style at the dedication of an Arkansas children's library in her name." -- Daily Mail and AP.

Hillary's new 'do (photo: AP)

b. "Hillary Clinton gets a Little Rock library." -- Catalina Camia, USA Today.

c. "Oscar de la Renta comes to Ark, where pantsuit he designed for Hillary Clinton is on display." -- The AP.

d. "Democratic oppo group rushing to Hillary Clinton's defense." -- Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

e. "Not like Ike." -- Paul Krugman, New York Times.

f. "The campaign strategy Hillary Clinton can't avoid." -- Seth Mandel, Commentary.

Cory Booker:

a. "Booker backs raising federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over two years." -- Max Pizarro, Politicker NJ.

b. "Lonegan denounces Booker's child poverty combat plan." -- Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ.

c. "Frank Lautenberg family backs Frank Pallone, knocks Cory Booker." -- Emily Schultheis, Politico.

d. "Booker brushes off Lautenberg family nod." -- Heather Haddon, Wall Street Journal.

e. "Booker campaign plucks key Lautenberg staffer." -- Matt Friedman, Star-Ledger.

f. "Booker jokes about his poor golf game during TV appearance to promote charity tournament." -- Jeff Goldman, Star-Ledger.

Joe Biden:

a. "@JoeBiden hasn't tweeted in more than five months." -- Evan McMorris-Santoro, BuzzFeed.

Andrew Cuomo:

a. "Exclusive: Cuomo and Bloomberg take their rivalry to the water." -- Kenneth Lovett, New York Daily News.

b. "Cuomo may call Legislature back for flood relief." -- The AP.

c. "Governor Andrew Cuomo signs amendment to NY Safe Act allowing exceptions for retired police." -- Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com.

Kirsten Gillibrand:

a. "Gillibrand: Congress should spend more for parole oversight to prevent 'heinous crimes'." -- Mark Weiner, Syracuse.com.

Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Warren urges Senate to confirm consumer watchdog." -- Kevin McCoy, USA Today.

b. "Warren: It's 'just plain wrong' to make 'obscene profits' on student loans." -- Ramsey Cox, The Hill.

Martin O'Malley:

a. "O'Malley announces $650 million in Prince George's County transportation plans." -- The AP.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

Cory Booker hits up Kelly Ripa's show today (photo: Ebony)

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Cory Booker:

a. "Newark Mayor Cory Booker set for LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL today." -- BWWTVWorld.

b. "Cory Booker makes child poverty his legislative priority." -- Ruby Cramer, BuzzFeed.

c. "Booker on Twitter: Model for pols or cautionary case?" -- Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics.

d. "Booker's opponents may use his friendship with Christie against him." -- Raymond Hernandez, The New York Times.

e. "Democratic rep "very concerned' about Booker's relationship with Christie." -- Tom Kludt, Talking Points Memo.

Hillary Clinton:

a. "Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library dedication Monday." -- Erin Hawley, KATV in Arkansas.

b. "Both sides eye Clinton as she seeks right balance." -- Ken Thomas, The AP.

c. "Hillary Clinton's answer to the has-been charge." -- Maggie Haberman, Politico.

d. "Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to show some Southern hospitality to Anna Wintour and Oscar de la Renta at Little Rock reception." -- Leslie Larson, New York Daily News.

e. "Clinton aide joins Obama on health care." -- Robert Pear, New York Times.

Joe Biden:

a. "Biden World urges vice president to rev up fundraising." -- Anna Palmer and Maggie Haberman, Politico.

b. "Biden rouses Virginia Dems, gives GOP a tea party label." -- The AP.

c. "Joe Biden surprises diners at Virginia fish restaurant." -- Bob Lewis, The AP.

Andrew Cuomo:

a. "Cuomo to keep urging White House for flood damage funding." -- Sara Tracey, Observer-Dispatch.


Scott Walker:

a. "Could former Trek executive Mary Burke unseat Scott Walker?" -- Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

b. "Why challenging Scott Walker is so challenging." -- John Nichols, Capital Times.

c. "Scott Walker signs bill to restrict abortions." -- ABC News radio.

d. "Planned Parenthood to close Appleton clinic after Act 37 signing." -- A.J. Bayatpour, WITI.

e. "Planned Parenthood fights Wisconsin abortion law." -- Phil Levin, WMTV.

f. "Sarah Silverman wants Gov. Scott Walker 'anally probed' before making decisions." -- Breitbart News.

g. "State-mandated transvaginal ultrasounds: Where are the medical societies?" -- David Kroll, Forbes.

h. "Wisconsin private schools gear up for voucher program." -- Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

i. "Gov. Walker signs unemployment benefit changes." -- The AP.

Rand Paul:

a. "Lamar Alexander ad features tea party favorite Rand Paul." -- The AP.

a. "Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul forge alliance that crosses establishment, tea party lines." -- The AP.

Ted Cruz:

a. "Ted Cruz to keynote Tea Party rally in Florida." -- Cameron Joseph, The Hill.

b. "Senator Ted Cruz joins CCU's Western Conservative Summit." -- Colorado Christian University.

c. "Ted Cruz's dad rocks the house at Free the People Conference (VIDEO)." -- rightwingnutz, Red State.

d. "Ted Cruz's dad explains why Obama is 'just like' Fidel Castro." -- Stephen Webster, The Raw Story.

Chris Christie:

a. "Obama offers Chris Christie shelter from the storm." -- Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

b. "Christie handed pot-for-tots bill by New Jersey Democrats." -- Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg.

c. "Christie says Obama lacking in leadership." -- The AP.

d. "Same-sex marriage may be a nonissue for Christie." -- Matt Katz, Philadelphia Inquirer.

e. "Raids on dedicated funds climb under Christie." -- Mark Magyar, New Jersey Spotlight.

The rest:

a. "Mike Huckabee, Duggar family head Monday pro-life rally in Texas." -- Concerned Women for America, Life News.

b. "Too soon! Republican presidential hopefuls already swarming Iowa." -- Ben Jacobs, The Daily Beast.

c. "Gov. Perry: 2016 run is 'an option'." -- Cameron Joseph, The Hill.

d. "Spokesman denies rumor Gov. McDonnell is resigning." -- Margaret Matray, The Virginian-Pilot.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

Julian Castro seems to be comfortable with the idea of Clinton-Castro 2016. (photo: mayorcastro.com)


Hillary Clinton:

Latino Decisions Poll: Hillary would beat Rubio among Latinos, 66%-28%, as does Joe Biden, 60%-28%.

a. "When Hillary was already Hillary." -- Robert Pinsky, Slate.

b. "What if Clinton passes in 2016?" -- Maggie Haberman, Politico.

c. "Warren Buffett welcomes Hillary to Twitter." -- Meredith Bentsen, The Hill.

d. "Why Republicans should shut up about Hillary Clinton's age." -- Matt Lewis for The Week.

e. "Reagan biographer Craig Shirley has advice for how Hillary can handle the age issue." -- Matt Lewis, Daily Caller.

f. "'A lifetime of experience' may hinder Hillary Clinton in 2016." -- Stuart Stevens, Daily Beast.

Cory Booker:

a. "Cory Booker's new balancing act." -- Ruby Cramer, BuzzFeed.

b. "Cory Booker, New Jersey mayor, rescues allegedly abused dog with Twitter's help." -- Huffington Post.

c. "Stop the haters: Shmuley Boteach and Cory Booker bring hope to American politics." -- Rabbi Evan Moffic for Huffington Post.

d. "Did I make Cory Booker too Jewish?" -- Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for Huffington Post.

e. "Steve Lonegan's long shot." -- Robert Costa, National Review.

Julian Castro:

a. "Does San Antonio mayor Julian Castro want to be the vice-presidential nominee in 2016?" -- Adrian Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed.

Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Sen. Warren: The U.S. government shouldn't treat students like 'profit centers'." -- Sacha Pfeiffer and Lynn Jolicoeur, WBUR.

b. "Warren asks why Sallie Mae is ripping off taxpayers to screw over students." -- Stephen Webster, The Raw Story.

c. "Washington's $279 billion fraud: Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid fight Obama and the GOP on student loans." -- Wall Street Journal.

John Hickenlooper:

a. "Colorado gun laws go into effect facing immediate backlash." -- Stephanie Condon, CBS.

Andrew Cuomo:

a. "How Andrew Cuomo is trying to capitalize on gay marriage." -- Matt Berman, National Journal.

b. "Skelos on Cuomo's probe: Two can play at that game." -- Jon Campbell, Politics on the Hudson.

Cuomo went fishing over the weekend (Photo: Mike Lynch, Adirondack Daily Enterprise)

Kirsten Gillibrand:

a. "It's time to stop the student debt spiral." -- Kirsten Gillibrand, Syracuse.com.

b. "Gillibrand tells female students: 'We need to do more'." -- Sean Dobbin, Democrat and Chronicle.


"2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote." -- Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions.

Marco Rubio:

a. "How Marco Rubio won on immigration." -- Chris Cillizza, Washington Post.

b. "GOP groups offering cover for lawmakers on immigration." -- Jeremy Peters, New York Times.

c. "Oh, go ahead, destroy Marco Rubio." -- Mickey Kaus, Daily Caller.

d. "Rubio's immigration strategy worked brilliantly, but disappointed many." -- Byron York.

Chris Christie:

a. "Chris Christie's dance to keep up with gay marriage." -- Matthew Cooper, National Journal.

b. "New Jersey Democrats mobilize to override Christie's gay marriage veto." -- The AP.

c. "Christie's summer playlist includes Springsteen, Black Eyed Peas." -- UPI.

Rand Paul:

a. "Rand Paul must balance dad's role, differences in '16." -- Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics.

Paul Ryan:

a. "Paul Ryan to boost House Republican fundraising." -- John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman, Politico.

John Kasich:

a. "What makes Ohio's new abortion law unique." -- Rachel Weiner, Washington Post.

Jeb Bush:

a. "Jeb Bush calls on majority of House Republicans to support immigration reform." -- Catherine Thompson, TPM.

Kelly Ayotte:

a. "New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte knows her stuff on defense issues." -- James Jay Carafano, Washington Examiner.

Also read "Will Republican super-donors rein in Karl Rove and other GOP rogue elephants" by Ralph Benko at Forbes.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

This is the portrait of Howard Dean hanging in the Vermont State House

I won't be blogging next week, and will see you again on July 1.


Howard Dean:

a. "On the left, Howard Dean open to presidential bid." -- Peter Hamby, CNN.

Dean on Hillary: "She is not going to have a pass. There will be other people who run."

Hillary Clinton:

a. "Hillary Clinton has dinner with Mayor Thomas Menino in Boston." -- Michael Levenson, Boston Globe.

b. "Elizabeth Dole: Hillary Clinton the 2016 'front-runner'." -- Katie Glueck, Politico.

Joe Biden:

a. "Biden: 'A lot can go wrong' on immigration." -- Reid Epstein, Politico.

b. "Joe Biden: Obama wouldn't be president if today's immigration laws existed in past." -- Jennifer Bendery, Huffington Post.

c. "Biden draws cheers at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast." -- Washington Post video.

d. "Biden urges final push on immigration reform." -- Ashley Killough, CNN.

e. "Biden talks immigration, calls Senate Amendment 'mean'." -- WTMA.

Andrew Cuomo:

a. "Cuomo reiterates desire for abortion vote." -- Jimmy Vielkind, Capitol Confidential.

b. "Questions raised whether Cuomo can investigate Legislature." -- The AP.

Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Warren: Don't delay on cross-border derivative rules." -- Peter Schroeder, The Hill.

The rest:

a. "Despite no real threat, [Mark Warner] quietly ramps up 2014 reelection bid." -- Ryan Nobles, NBC12.

b. "Data you can believe in: The Obama campaign's digital masterminds cash in." -- Jim Rutenberg, New York Times.


Marco Rubio:

a. "Rubio hails border deal, hopes immigration bill finds 'support it needs'." -- Jonathan Easley, The Hill.

b. "Rubio breaks with Gang of Eight on Cornyn Amendment." -- Andrew Stiles, The Corner.

c. "Rubio: I understand why people are frustrated." -- CNN.

d. "Marco Rubio's aide doesn't think some Americans can cut it. He's right." -- Dylan Matthews, Washington Post.

e. "Disney workers' children urge Rubio: Push immigration plan." -- Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel.

Chris Christie:

a. "The Christie-Chiesa conundrum." -- Maggie Haberman and Manu Raju, Politico.

b. "Christie calling in reinforcements for N.J. election bonanza." -- Salvador Rizzo, Star-Ledger.

c. "Christie Creme doughnuts a sign of Gov. Christie's 2016 presidential run?" -- Jenna Portnoy, Star-Ledger.

"Expanding nationwide in 2016": Via The Star-Ledger, an intern at Christie's office brought this into work this week  (photo: Star-Ledger)

Rand Paul:

a. "Rand Paul seeks to strip path to citizenship." -- Aaron Blake, Washington Post.

b. "Rand Paul wants to block Obama from sending aid to Syria." -- Alex Pappas, Daily Caller.

c. "Rand Paul holds reconciliation meeting with Jewish Republicans." -- Haaretz.

d. "Sen. Rand Paul asks FBI for answers on drone use." -- James Carroll, Courier-Journal.

e. "Rand Paul may save Republicans. Ted Cruz may kill them." -- Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg.

Susana Martinez:

a. "NM Gov. Susana Martinez cites security in refusing to release details on expenses for officers." -- Jeri Clausing, The AP.

Fun fact: Her hubby took a six-day alligator-hunting trip in 2011.

Ted Cruz:

a. "Ted Cruz launches national petition against Gang of Eight's bill." -- Tony Lee, Breitbart.

b. "Ted Cruz: Let's go into Syria, secure or destroy Assad's chemical weapons, then get out." -- AllahPundit, Hot Air.

c. "Sens. Cornyn, Cruz write Kerry about journalists missing in Syria." -- The AP.

d. "Rand Paul may save Republicans. Ted Cruz may kill them." -- Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg.

Scott Walker:

a. "One-on-one with Wisconsin's First Lady." -- Lacey Crisp, TMJ4.

She thinks prez buzz is "flattering", but promises that she and Scott don't talk about it at home.

The rest:

a. "The Great Sarah Palin Revival Tour of 2013: Is the former VP candidate turning libertarian?" -- Nick Gillespie, Reason.

Only if libertarian is spelled P-O-P-U-L-I-S-T, he notes.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

"I'm never alone, I'm all alone all the time." -- Gavin Rossdale 


Marco Rubio:

a. "Rubio to Hannity: A border security amendment is coming today." -- Matt Lewis, Daily Caller.

b. "Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration bill: No 'parades' for me." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.

a. "Will becoming the face of the Gang of Eight sink Marco Rubio?" -- RushLimbaugh.com.

b. "Right rips Rubio as Republican immigration votes slip away." -- Alexander Bolton, The Hill.

c. "Left, right hit Marco Rubio with TV ads on immigration." -- Byron Tau, Politico.

d. "Tea partiers boo Marco Rubio's support for Gang of Eight immigration bill." -- Jennifer Bendery and Elise Foley, Huffington Post.

e. "Tea party activists fed up with Rubio on immigration." -- Jordan Fabian, ABC News and Univision.

f. "Rubio criticized for English requirement for immigrants." -- Orlando Advocate.

There's one pundit who takes a sanguine view of Rubio's political standing -- Jenn Rubin.

Rand Paul:

a. "Senate rejects Paul's 'trust but verify' immigration amendment." -- Ramsey Cox, The Hill.

b. "Sen. Rand Paul takes on IRS at tea party rally." -- WDRB.com.

c. "The Rand Paul moment." -- Rich Lowry for Politico.

d. "Rand Paul's party." -- The AEI's Henry Olsen for National Review.

e. "Is Rand Paul going mainstream, or vice versa?" -- Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

f. "Paranoia strikes deep: the press and Rand Paul." -- Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic.

The New American has a new interview with Rand Paul.

Here's an interesting something from it -- he's asked how his immigration proposal would differ from the "Gang of Eight's" and "the one offered from Marco Rubio and the rest of the group."

Paul then refers to the Gang of Eight's bill as "The Rubio bill" twice. Contextually understandable, or slap?

Ted Cruz:

a. "Ted Cruz unhappy with Gang of Eight 'bragging'." -- Jose DelReal, Politico.

b. "Ted Cruz: Immigration bill establishes affirmative action for illegals." -- Dimitrios Halikias, National Review.

c. "Cruz: Immigration just a 'crock' sold to GOP to buy Hispanic votes." -- Catherine Thompson, Talking Points Memo.

d. "Ted Cruz: Oppose immigration reform in name of 'our humanity'." -- Greg Sargent, The Plum Line.

e. "Ted Cruz blasts Gang of Eight immigration reform bill on Rush Limbaugh show." -- Charlie Spiering, Washington Examiner.

f. "Cruz: Reid 'starting to get nervous' about passing immigration bill." -- Daniel Strauss, The Hill.

g. "How Ted Cruz's father shaped his views on immigration." -- David Welna, NPR.

Love this. Ted Cruz's dad renounced his Canadian citizenship 48 years after leaving Canada. Why so long, NPR asks.

Cruz's dad: "I don't know. I guess laziness, or -- I don't know."

Chris Christie:

a. "Chris Christie mourns the death of New Jersey's James Gandolfini." -- Charlie Spiering, Washington Examiner.

Bobby Jindal:

a. "Bobby Jindal signs 6 gun bills into law." -- Lauren McGaughy, Times-Picayune.

b. "Jindal signs equal pay bill for state workers." -- The AP.

c. "La. Gov signs law allowing students to gather for prayer on school grounds." -- Katherine Weber, Christian Post.

d. "Why Bobby Jindal has to play dumb." -- Matt Lewis, The Week.

Jeb Bush:

a. "Jeb Bush to raise money for Maine gov. reelection." -- The AP.

b. "What Bill Clinton and Jeb Bush have in common." -- Ramesh Ponnuru and Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg.

c. "Jeb Bush right on immigration." -- Steve and Cokie Roberts.

Paul Ryan:

a. "Paul Ryan's mentor." -- Robert Costa, National Review.

b. "Paul Ryan: 'We need' immigration fix." -- Rebecca Elliot, Politico.

Rick Santorum:

a. "Rick Santorum to speak at Iowa Family Leader summit." -- Jason Noble, Des Moines Register.

The rest:

a. "2016 tea leaves." -- Andrew Sullivan, The Dish.

b. "Republican presidential prospects lay groundwork for invisible primary." -- Reid Wilson, National Journal.

c. "Ayotte: Congress should act now to prevent student loan rate hike." -- Political News.

d. "Bob McDonnell could have been a GOP MVP. But his party may have to do without him." -- Jill Lawrence, National Journal.


Hillary Clinton:

a. "Democrats start transitioning from President Obama to Hillary Clinton." -- Emily Goodin, The Hill.

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel to Goodin about Hillary: "I had a conversation with her where she said she needed time to see to some personal interests, and I said, 'the second you are ready -- and I do not mean the minute and I do not mean the hour -- but the second you are ready, I hope you will call me."

Sen Jeanne Shaheen also to Goodin about Hillary: "We're talking to her about helping me in my reelection effort.... I'm hopeful that she will, and I'm also hopeful she's going to run for president."

b. "Hillary Clinton's interconnected ideas: Part 1." -- Lanny Davis, Huffington Post.

c. "Children's Library may be named for Hillary Clinton." -- THV11.

d. "The Hillary bandwagon." -- A.B. Stoddard, The Hill.

Joe Biden:

He'll be in Las Vegas tonight for a speech to the League of United Latin American Citizens Youth and Young Adults Awards banquet.

a. "Vice President Joe Biden to visit Dartmouth, South Boston for Markey on Saturday." -- Jim O'Sullivan, Boston Globe.

b. "Biden calls for DC voting rights during tribute." -- Valerie Bonk, Bloomberg.

Cory Booker:

a. "South Jersey Democrats endorse Newark Mayor Cory Booker for U.S. Senate." -- Carly Romalino, South Jersey Times.

b. "The bare minimum: Oliver and Booker champion wage hike, but mum on election appeal." -- Max Pizarro, Politicker NJ.

c. "Holt: I'm no Cory Booker." -- Jonathan Tamari, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Andrew Cuomo:

a. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo breaks up Women's Act into 10 bills." -- Syracuse.com.

b. "Cuomo creates panel to investigate NY Legislature." -- The AP.

c. "Cuomo's Tax-Free NY legislation makes changes, including name." -- Thomas Adams, Rochester Business Journal.

Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Elizabeth Warren opposing Obama trade nominee Michael Froman." -- Zach Carter, Huffington Post.

b. "Froman easily confirmed by Senate to take helm of trade office." -- Vicki Needham and Ramsey Cox, The Hill.

The rest:

a. "Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opens office in Washington." -- Allison Sherry, Denver Post.

b. "Gov. John Hickenlooper remains undecided on school financial support." -- Allison Sherry, Denver Post.

Days that Hillary Clinton has FROZEN THE FIELD: 226

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