Archive for February, 2008

Begich Forms Exploratory Committee

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich announced the formation of an exploratory committee, which would enable him to begin fundraising for a bid against corrupt Sen. Ted Stevens.  Begich hes led in at least one poll, though I expect that new polls in the next couple of weeks will show a tighter race.  Either way, it is […]

We Have Lost One of the Great Ones

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

RIP William F. Buckley, Jr.

Byrd Admitted to the Hospital

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest serving member of the Senate, was admitted to Walter Reed hospital last night due to a back injury sustained Monday night.  The injury is not life-threatening.  Here’s wishing Sen. Byrd a speedy recovery.

Kleeb Files in Nebraska

Monday, February 25th, 2008

After whiffing on attempts to recruit former Sen. Bob Kerrey and Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey, the Democrats now have a competitive primary that will split the Party in two all in a losing effort.  Upon failing to recruit Kerrey or Fahey, Sen. Chuck Schumer looked to Republican Tony Raimondo.  After some convincing, Raimondo changed his […]

Sen. Corruption Files for Reelection

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Sen. Ted Stevens, one of the most corrupt politicians in Washington (and that’s saying something), has filed for reelection.  Stevens, whose retirement would all but ensure that the GOP would hold the seat, instead decided to let his lion-sized ego get in the way of prudent politics.  Stevens is the target of a federal invesitgation […]

Wilson Lies About Pro-Life Position in Debate

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

In her first debate with Rep. Steve Pearce earlier this week, Rep. Heather Wilson took the opportunity to lie to Republican voters about her record.  “I am pro-life and pro-marriage…” said Wilson, apparently unaware that her record could be tracked.  Most recently, Wilson voted against an amendment offered by Rep. Mike Pence that would have […]

Smith Enjoys Double Digit Lead

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Sen. Gordon Smith, who is third on the list of incumbents currently being targeted by Democrats, continues to enjoy wide leads against both of his possible opponents.  Steve Novick, who entered the race last April and was generally viewed as too weak by the Democrat establishment, hence their failed search for a top-tier candidate, trails Smith by […]

Shows Drops Senate Bid

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Realizing that he had no hope of defeating America’s newest Senator, Roger Wicker, former Rep. Ronnie Shows abandoned his Senate bid, saying that he just couldn’t compete.  Shows endorsed former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove in his uphill battle for the seat.  Musgrove, of course, lost his last statewide bid when he ran for reelection, garnering less […]

KS Dem Drops Bid

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Democrats hoping to give Sen. Pat Roberts a scare in his bid for reelection suffered a crushing blow on Friday when businessman Greg Orman abandoned his bid, realizeing that the hill was just too steep.  The decision leaves Democrats with a single candidate, Lee Jones, who was blown away by Sen. Sam Brownback in 2004.  […]

Senate Votes Against National Defense

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

On Wednesday, fifty-one Senators voted to weaken American intelligence gathering and increase the risk of future terrorist attacks.  Forty-seven Democrats, including Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, determined that the comfort of terrorists is more important than the lives of American citizens.  Waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques were prohibited by the legislation.  Fortunately, the President does […]