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Someone Just Polled Eric Cantor’s District To See Why He Lost

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Rather than simply guessing what happened to Rep. Eric Cantor, a political firm called Silver Bullet LLC has gone into the field to find out what went wrong. They surveyed people who voted in the Republican primary election in Virginia’s 7th district, and found a few things of interest, including the fact that:

Disenchanted Obama Voter: ‘It’s Time For Somebody New … Like Hillary.’

2:17 PM 06/18/2014

A Wall Street Journal story on President Obama's falling poll numbers included this quote from a disappointed former Obama voter: "'It's time for somebody new,' she said, 'like Hillary.'"

Interview: Christie Explains Why Every Cop In NJ Will Carry Life-Saving Drug Now

4:09 PM 06/17/2014

Chris Christie knows he's saving lives.

T.W. Shannon vs. James Lankford

9:43 AM 06/17/2014

It hasn't garnered as much attention as it might, but the upcoming open senate primary in Oklahoma is yet another surrogate battle between the outsiders and the insiders. (It's more complex than that, of course, but this is the simplistic narrative that will frame how the outcome is interpreted.)

Why The Media Missed The Dave Brat Story

10:24 AM 06/16/2014

Yesterday, Fox News' Media Buzz ran a segment on why the media botched Eric Cantor's loss.

Did Eric Cantor Learn The Lesson Of Lugar Too Well?

8:54 AM 06/16/2014

After political survivors like Mitch McConnell and Orrin Hatch effectively fended off conservative primary challenges, the conventional wisdom was that they -- unlike Sen. Richard Lugar, for example -- took these contests seriously from day one.

For Hillary Clinton, It’s Been ‘Hard Choices’ and Tough Interviews This Week

1:06 PM 06/13/2014

Move over, "No Drama, Obama!" If the rollout for Hillary Clinton's new book is any indication, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president will be fun to cover in 2016.

‘Embarrassingly Wrong’? Let’s Talk About That Daily Caller Poll In Virginia

4:19 PM 06/12/2014

When Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost on Tuesday night to conservative David Brat, it stunned not only observers, but his own campaign. You just knew blame would be assigned. After all, this wasn't merely an embarrassment for Cantor, but for the press, who had been similarly asleep at the wheel.

The Time Dr. Ben Carson Knifed Someone

12:34 PM 06/12/2014

The first person ever to go under Dr. Ben Carson's knife ... was stabbed by him in school.

Immigration Reform — And The Dangers of Right-Wing Populism

9:25 AM 06/11/2014

I'll spare you my thoughts on last night's shocking primary surprise, and just focus on one of the potential consequences: The triumph of right-wing populism, and -- more specifically -- the death of immigration reform. To be honest, I think it was already dead, but if not, this was the final nail in the coffin.

Did Team Obama Really Ask Hillary To Attack Sarah Palin?

4:27 PM 06/10/2014

As you might have heard, there are revelations in Hillary Clinton's new memoir that the Obama campaign asked her to attack Sarah Palin.

WaPost: Chris McDaniel Looks ‘Like He’s In A Fraternity’

10:14 AM 06/10/2014

Robert Costa, the former National Review scribe turned Washington Post reporter, doesn't pull any punches with his latest profile of Chris McDaniel, going so far as to note that the conservative Senate candidate "looks a bit like he’s in a fraternity."

Gallup: Being Unemployed Is Depressing

9:11 AM 06/10/2014

A survey by Gallup confirms what we already knew: Being unemployed for a long time is depressing.

Is Hillary Clinton The Only Hope For Democrats?

2:03 PM 06/09/2014

In the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher employed the slogan, "There is No Alternative," to explain why free market reforms were desperately needed for Great Britain's economy to avoid collapse. Today, Ross Douthat is using those same words in regards to another would-be Iron Lady, Hillary Clinton -- whose candidacy is desperately needed by Democrats hoping to avoid the collapse of their political coalition.

Story Of ‘Lost’ Co-Creator Damon Lindelof Shows Perils of Twitter

8:56 AM 06/09/2014

About a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote a column about Why I hate Twitter. Actually, I kind of have a love-hate relationship with the social network -- but I was reminded of the potential downside when I read a recent New York Times piece on the push-back Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof received.

Thad Cochran’s Plan B: Woo Democrats

10:05 AM 06/05/2014

Having failed to fend off the primary challenge of conservative Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, strategists advising Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign seem to have come up with an unorthodox theory for winning the June 24 runoff election: If you can't win the game with the current electoral universe, change the universe.

Former Clinton Press Secretary Cites Hillary’s Age: Says There’s A ‘Reasonable Proposition’ She Won’t Run

4:12 PM 06/04/2014

Former White House press secretary Mike McCurry believes Hillary Clinton is "struggling" with the decision over whether or not to run -- and he suspects there is a "reasonable proposition" she will decide against it.

The Koch Brothers’ Next Step: Make The GOP More Libertarian?

11:00 AM 06/04/2014

Senior editor for Mother Jones, Daniel Schulman, has written a fascinating book called Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty. While some might have suspected it would be a hit piece, the book has turned out to be an evenhanded look at a fascinating, if controversial, family. The other week, I wrote about his condemnation of Harry Reid's criticism of the Kochs. And yesterday, I had a chance to talk with the author, myself, about the book.

Tiananmen Square Students Were Victims of Communism

8:45 AM 06/04/2014

Today marks 25 years since the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square.

On Blogging Every Single Day

5:25 PM 06/03/2014

On his ESPN radio show today, Tony Kornheiser talked about the difficulty of hosting a daily radio show.