The Daily Caller

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Dems attack Tom Cotton’s bio. But is it true?

A few weeks ago, I predicted that in order to defeat Rep. Tom Cotton in the Arkansas Senate race, Democrats would have to try to attack his time working as a management consultant for a global management consulting firm.

Republicans should assume Hillary is healthy

1:32 PM 03/27/2014

TheDC's Alex Pappas sparked controversy recently when he reported on the proliferation of rumors that Hillary Clinton "will not run for president again because of health concerns." The story grew legs when Politico's Roger Simon penned a piece about the piece about the rumors. (To his credit, Simon didn't throw stones -- which was good, inasmuch as reporting on the existence of rumors is pretty widespread.)

How Ted Cruz killed IMF expansion: A timeline

9:24 AM 03/26/2014

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats dropped International Monetary Fund reforms that were holding up passage of an aid package for Ukraine. Conservatives declared victory, having always viewed the inclusion of the reforms as (at best) a non sequitur, and (at worst) potentially harmful (as the New York Times reported, the reforms would have ironically given more authority "to emerging economic heavyweights like China, Brazil — and Russia.")

Hobby Lobby counsel: ‘The general tenor of the questions was in our favor’

12:48 PM 03/25/2014

The Supreme Court heard arguments this morning on the controversial Hobby Lobby case, which pits ObamaCare's contraceptive mandate against religious liberty.

Marco Rubio uses Uber as an example to talk about free markets and big government

5:28 PM 03/24/2014

Until I talked to Sen. Marco Rubio this afternoon, I had no idea you couldn't buy a Tesla in New Jersey, the best sunscreen isn't even on the market in America, or that Miami Dade County, Florida has a taxicab crisis.

The Big Bang Theory (and not just the TV show)

4:37 PM 03/24/2014

The flap over vouchers for private schools (that teach creationism) is the latest reminder that we've burned too many calories arguing about this particular skirmish in the culture war.

Obama gets history wrong: Says Dems tend to ‘get clobbered’ in midterms

11:20 AM 03/21/2014

"President Barack Obama told Democratic donors that Democrats tend to 'get clobbered' in midterm elections," reports Politico.

Is Hillary a ‘human shield’ for a weak 2016 field?

10:22 AM 03/21/2014

Maggie Haberman is out with a terrific piece today, titled "Hillary Clinton’s delay: Frozen field or human shield?" In it, Haberman quotes smart sources who are able to make pretty compelling arguments either way.

Can Rand reach young progressives?

2:35 PM 03/20/2014

If only Nixon can go to China, then maybe only Rand can go to Berkeley. (Or, at least, maybe only Rand can get a standing ovation at Berkeley.)

Who wants to ban Internet gaming?

4:43 PM 03/19/2014

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that "Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is preparing to introduce a bill that would restore the pre-2011 federal ban on Internet gaming, a spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday. It would join a similar bill to be sponsored in the Senate by GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina."

The unsettling truths behind why we’re obsessed with a missing airplane

3:24 PM 03/19/2014

Beyond simple curiosity, there are deep-seated, primal reasons we are so obsessed with the conspiracy theories surrounding missing Malaysian Flight 370.

Thomas Roberts exposes Mike Barnicle’s ‘straight, white, male’ privilege

10:30 AM 03/19/2014

Whenever Joe Scarborough takes a day off, I have a simple rule for judging whether or not Morning Joe is worth watching. If there is more Thomas Roberts than Willie Geist, that's a warning sign. And if Al Sharpton is also part of the equation, I turn it off.

I invented the Republican ‘hipster glasses’ thing

2:44 PM 03/18/2014

It's important to play against type. For this reason, during college, I relished showing up for my poly sci classes with unruly hair and a shirt once worn by a gas station attendant. Had I looked like a typical College Republican (I reasoned) my liberal professors might have had an easier time dispatching my (then) libertarian-leaning arguments.

The courage to lede

2:11 PM 03/18/2014

I'm at a writer's conference today, which means I'm part coach and part student -- which, come to think of it, is pretty much what this blog is about, too. This morning, I sat through an hour on how to write a good lede (pace Jake Tapper, this is the more fun spelling).

The left’s attempt to co-opt Irishness (and St. Patrick’s Day)

10:57 AM 03/17/2014

They say you should never let a crisis go to waste, and I suppose this applies even if that crisis was a potato famine that occurred more than a century and a half ago.

Ezra Klein, Paul Ryan — and the left’s demand for strict conformity

4:59 PM 03/13/2014

An observation: The American left is very unhappy when conservatives or liberals play against type.

For Rubio and Rand, running for president and re-election would pose challenges

12:13 PM 03/13/2014

Legend has it that Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés scuttled his ships upon arriving to the mainland, signaling to his men that they could either sink or swim -- but they could not retreat.

What is Ted Cruz’s foreign policy?

2:30 PM 03/12/2014

Ever since the Ted Cruz vs. Rand Paul foreign policy schism officially became a "thing," I've been trying to answer a simple question: What is Cruz's foreign policy, anyway? (Watch the short compilation video above, and I think you may be surprised by the rhetoric.)

Mark Pryor’s mess: Why he attacked Tom Cotton’s ‘sense of entitlement’ over his military service

1:07 PM 03/11/2014

You've probably heard about it. It might be the biggest gaffe in the most hotly contested U.S. Senate race this year. Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor recently uttered these infamous words: "I think that's part of that sense of entitlement that he gives off is that, almost like, 'I served my country, let me into the Senate.'"

Can you have a wildly successful career — and a life?

8:49 AM 03/11/2014

A young colleague recently attended a networking event where the speaker advised the room of aspiring journalists to avoid balance in their lives. "Really successful people," the speaker averred, "don't have balance."