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You Think The ‘Nanny From Hell’ Overstayed Her Welcome…

A boy prepares to surf at the beach in Natal June 16, 2014. In a project called 'On The Sidelines' Reuters photographers share pictures showing their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.    REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) - RTR3U2LT

Maybe you've heard about the infamous "Nanny from hell." After she quit working, the family who hired her fired her. And yet, she refuses to leave.

So Now There Are 750 American Troops In Iraq?

8:37 AM 07/01/2014

Remember how we were going to send up to 300 "advisers" to Iraq? That was sooo eleven days ago.

Tea Party Leader: McDaniel Should Be Nominee ‘Regardless Of What State Law Says’

12:51 PM 06/30/2014

This post has been updated below.

The Sad Death Of Mark Mayfield

2:27 PM 06/27/2014

As Alex Pappas noted earlier, Mark Mayfield, a Mississippi Tea Party leader who was allegedly involved in the scheme to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's wife in a nursing home, is dead of an apparent suicide. This is tragic.

‘Sore Loserman’

12:02 PM 06/26/2014

Every once in a while, someone writes the column that you wanted to write. Typically, this is annoying. But sometimes, they do it so much better than you would have, that all you can do is admire.

How Thad Cochran Flipped The Script … And Survived

9:55 AM 06/25/2014

Necessity is the mother of invention, and it was utter desperation that forced Thad Cochran's campaign to employ an unorthodox run-off strategy.

Could Poll Watchers Stop Chris McDaniel From Voting For Himself?

10:02 AM 06/24/2014

There's an interesting wrinkle in today's Mississippi run-off. Fearing that Sen. Thad Cochan would bring in Democrats to vote for him, a conservative outside group supporting conservative Chris McDaniel has pledged to deploy poll watchers in Mississippi.

Thad Cochran’s Daughter Rails Against New Right And … Mississippi?

8:32 AM 06/24/2014

Conservatives are often accused of divisiveness, but it is interesting to see how many "loyal" Republicans can't handle a loss -- or even adversity. Instead of putting on a happy face and endorsing the Republican nominee, of late, it has been moderate Republicans who seem more likely to take their ball and go home when they lose.

Does Oppo Research Belong in The Newsroom?

2:59 PM 06/23/2014

You've probably heard about the latest dustup over the Free Beacon's use of files from the University of Arkansas library. Their reporting has already had a major impact (big enough to garner the push-back they are now receiving), and much will be written about the latest wrinkle(s) to the story.

New Book: Beatles Breakup Led To Paul McCartney’s Depression

1:58 PM 06/23/2014

Tom Doyle's new book, Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s, opens with a portrait of a severely depressed Paul McCartney, mourning the breakup of the Beatles:

My World Cup Fling

10:37 AM 06/23/2014

Over at Grantland, Bill Simmons argues that our reaction to Sunday's match against Portugal (which ended in a draw after America surrendered a last-minute goal) says something about our lack of passion for the game:

HBO’s John Oliver Has Some Advice For Journalists

9:17 AM 06/23/2014

Comedian and host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, offered some advice for comedians -- and journalists -- during a recent episode of NPR's Fresh Air.

Can Conservative Revolutionaries Ever Become Congressional Leaders?

1:19 PM 06/20/2014

My latest column for The Week was motivated by the realization that -- after ousting Rep. Eric Cantor -- conservatives failed to prevent Rep. Kevin McCarthy -- who is arguably to Cantor's left -- from assuming Cantor's post as majority leader.

Chuck Todd Bashes ‘Paid MSNBC Contributor’ Brian Schweitzer

10:23 AM 06/20/2014

On the heels of Marin Cogan's profile of Brian Schweitzer (which resulted in his later having to apologize for some of his comments), NBC News' Chuck Todd bashed the former Montana governor on his MSNBC show, The Daily Rundown.

Rand Paul’s Powerful Pro-Life Video at Faith and Freedom Conference

9:00 AM 06/20/2014

Sen. Rand Paul has long been a voice for the Pro-Life cause, and if this is any hint, he will be talking about that today. This will play before his speech at Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference: WATCH:

‘Big Money’ Author Kenneth Vogel On McCain-Feingold’s Unintended Consequences

5:09 PM 06/19/2014

In reading Kenneth P. Vogel new book, Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp—on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics, one thing comes to mind: McCain-Feingold was an unmitigated disaster.

George Will Has A Question For Republican Presidential Aspirants

1:48 PM 06/19/2014

In his latest column, George Will poses this question to "Republican presidential aspirants":

‘Being Offended Is The Natural Consequence Of Leaving One’s Home’

9:15 AM 06/19/2014

The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins -- who wants the Washington Redskins to change their name on their own -- has a good column up on why the the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to cancel their trademark was a mistake.

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

4:57 PM 06/18/2014

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.'"