A Brief History of the Craziest Congressional Campaign of the Year
If anyone in Hollywood writes a movie script based on one Congressional campaign of the 2014 midterm election season, Tinseltown should look no farther than California???s 52nd congressional district. A film about this political drama, which pits freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters against former city councilman Carl DeMaio, might not garner any Oscar nominations, but it has all the scandalous allegations and sexual intrigue of a silver-screen blockbuster.
The Note: Ebola Digs In
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE LATEST FROM NEW YORK: A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for??Ebola??and is being isolated at a Manhattan hospital, city and state officials said last night. ABC News report that the doctor, who...
Success and Fun: the Bradlee Effect
But we have to be able to do serious things, without taking ourselves too seriously. The world can be a heavy place, so why not try to add some lightness more to our life whether in our professions or our partnerships. Doing serious things in a fun way might be a paradox, but it is the path to succeeding.
Close To Home
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IT???S PRECISELY THE KIND OF ATTACK THAT U.S. OFFICIALS FEAR: While there is no indication that the events in Canada pose a direct threat to the U.S., President Obama told reporters the shootings in Canada underscore that the U.S. must...
Ebola Czar Ron Klain Starts His Job - Quietly
Newly-installed Ebola Czar Ron Klain appeared for the first time today with his new boss President Obama in the Oval Office ??? and said not a word. In fact, the president didn???t even introduce Klain or acknowledge him during a brief press avail after their...
Chuck Norris Gives Texas Voters a Kick, Boosts GOP Candidate
Walker, Texas Ranger returned to the Lone Star State on Wednesday, but not to fight bad guys. He???s swooped in to lend a helping hand to Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. ???Chuck Norris doesn???t campaign with Greg Abbott,??? Abbott???s campaign spokesman Avdiel Huerta said. ???Greg...
2014's Weirdest And Wackiest Campaign Ads
As one campaign ad ironically admits, nobody likes political ads. But we think you???ll get a kick out of these. From castrated hogs to talking dogs, the ads may lack gravitas -- but they seem designed to attract attention.
Why Political E-Mails Are Getting Even Weirder
Like car salesmen itchy to make quota, political campaigns ooze with desperation as the first of each new month approaches. The Federal Election Commission counts donations monthly in an election year like this one, and candidates get eager to post impressive numbers before the deadline as signs of momentum and strength. So they soak their backers in pleadings, proddings, urgings, come-ons and sometimes even threats all via email -- a source of campaign fundraising that???s exploded over the last decade.