Stories tagged with Politics

Some Trump backers face tough re-election bids for Senate

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 1, 2016 at 9:15am   |   0 Comments

Will Donald Trump’s tumultuous campaign for the presidency hand control of the U.S. Senate to the Democrats?

Think tanks are hardly quaking in their boots

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 8, 2013 at 11:48am   |   1 Comments

In calling on the country’s top banks to disclose their donations to think tanks, Elizabeth Warren is not the tough regulator but the kid exclaiming that the emperor has no clothes.

Two losers in Mack household

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 10, 2012 at 11:32am   |   0 Comments

What are the odds that husband and wife get pink slips on the same day?

Perry drops out

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 19, 2012 at 9:52am   |   0 Comments

Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race Thursday, throwing his support to Newt Gingrich.

The year of the super PAC

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 13, 2012 at 8:21am   |   0 Comments

Three ultra-rich men have the power to prolong the GOP presidential primary, Politico noted Thursday.

American Enterprise Institute: Safe house for Bush alumni

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 3, 2012 at 7:39am   |   0 Comments

The Cheneys can always count on a warm welcome at the American Enterprise Institute.

Cain drops bid for presidency

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 3, 2011 at 1:51pm   |   0 Comments

Herman Cain announced Saturday that he would “suspend” his campaign.

The Republicans have a dog problem

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 3, 2011 at 9:04am   |   0 Comments

Dogs are undoing the GOP.

New owners of 76ers: A large, bipartisan group

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 21, 2011 at 10:01am   |   2 Comments

In the age of hyperpartisanship, it’s worth noting when people of different political stripes can agree on anything.

High-powered Florida household works toward a different outcome this time

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 17, 2011 at 6:04am   |   0 Comments

One of the more interesting names on the Obama bundler list: Allison Tant of Tallahasee, FL, who has raised at least $50,000 for the president’s re-election bid.

Haggling over price

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 13, 2011 at 9:35am   |   0 Comments

Rick Perry’s statement during Monday’s GOP debate, that he couldn’t be bought for a $5,000 donation, brought to mind an exchange sometimes attributed to Winston Churchill, sometimes to George Bernard Shaw.

Loeffler joins Huntsman campaign

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 9, 2011 at 11:43am   |   0 Comments

As a Republican presidential candidate from Utah who’s given slim chances of election, Jon Huntsman just scored a substantial Texas victory.

Schultz’s boycott idea may not make much of a dent

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 16, 2011 at 11:40am   |   0 Comments

Starbucks chief Howard Schultz may be overestimating the political largesse of his fellow CEOs.

Rick Perry makes it official

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 13, 2011 at 3:25pm   |   0 Comments

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his candidacy for president Saturday, devoting much of his speech to criticism of the Obama administration.

Harold McGraw’s phone is probably ringing as you read this

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 9, 2011 at 11:04am   |   0 Comments

If ever a chief executive occupied the hot seat, it’s Harold McGraw III.

The super PAC and the invisible man

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 8, 2011 at 8:30am   |   0 Comments

Faster than a viral video, more powerful than a K Street lobby shop, able to leap campaign spending limits in a single bound, it’s the super PAC!

Luxembourg - landing pad for American bundlers

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 28, 2011 at 11:52am   |   0 Comments

Where do bundlers go to lick their chops after successful political campaigns?

Grover Norquist, Republicans’ Rasputin

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 27, 2011 at 8:41am   |   2 Comments

How is it that someone who has never held elected office, who was a pal of Jack Abramoff, who worked as a lobbyist for Microsoft and Seagram & Sons, who has described bipartisanship as “date rape,” has become a congressional puppet master?

Swift Boaters for Rick Perry

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 22, 2011 at 8:27am   |   0 Comments

A presidential bid by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, widely regarded as imminent, could bring back the old Swift Boat gang.

Major GOP donors also work together helping Michigan college

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 13, 2011 at 12:44pm   |   0 Comments

Western Michigan, the state’s GOP stronghold, has long boasted some big-money contributors to conservative causes.

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