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AFTER WISCONSIN: Trump, Cruz and Kasich

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

If Trump falls short on the first ballot, Cruz - for now - is more likely to prevail. "I've come this far in life. I've had great success. I've done...

Paul Blumenthal

Washington Lobbyists Embrace Romney | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney opened up numerous lines of attacks in July on President Barack Obama for playing the inside Washington game by cutting deal...

Sam Stein

Informal Romney Adviser And Top GOP Lobbyist Helping Walmart | Sam Stein | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top GOP lobbyist with informal ties to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is among the group of officials h...

The GOP's Indispensible Man

Roger Stone | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Roger Stone

Charlie Black has been a key figure in the campaigns of Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and John McCain. Romney is both wise and lucky to have him.

Jon Ward

Former Pawlenty Colleagues, Mentors Don't Recognize The Man Running For President | Jon Ward | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Those who have known Tim Pawlenty for a long time are stumped by a simple question: What happened to him? It's not just his presiden...

John McCain Still Pallin' Around With Lobbyists

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

There is an air of both tragedy and farce as the Arizona Republican primary for the United States Senate comes to a conclusion this Tuesday. Incumbent John McCain has been forced into the sludge against an unworthy opponent, J.D. Hayworth, in what is likely to be the final campaign of his political career. He may have once branded himself a political reformer, but with John McCain, the democratic process has always come with a price attached.

GOP Raised Wall Street Cash During Obama's Cooper Union Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From HuffPost Hill newsletter: HuffPost's Arthur Delaney from the front lines of our Republic's slow rot: While President Obama begged Wall Street t...

Jane Norton Denies Being A Lobbyist; Record Much More Hazy

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In an interview with a Colorado Springs radio talk show host Tuesday, Former lieutenant governor and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jane Norton ...

Michelle Malkin Rips Jane Norton For Ties To McCain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Conservative firebrand Michelle Malkin didn't have to look far to find an example of what she argues is the selling out of the Republican party. In a...

Michael Bennet At Center Of Senate Health Care Debate, Target Of John McCain Robocalls

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The National Journal reports that the National Republican Senatorial Committee is paying for an automated phone campaign that will feature John McCain...

McCain Adviser Black Goes Back To Lobbying

Washington Times | Jeffrey H. Birnbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Charles R. Black Jr., a top adviser to presidential candidate John McCain, is returning to his former profession: lobbying. Mr. Black will go back to...

Top McCain Advisor Learned Slime Tactics From Jesse Helms

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

During the '84 NC Senate race, one of Helms' top aides responsible for implementing a gay-bashing strategy was McCain advisor Charlie Black.

Reading The Pictures: Have A Little FU With Your National Crisis

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-09-25-shaw_salterSchmidt.jpgIs this what a senior campaign staff would look like having just been forced to take earth-stopping measures in response to a national crisis they likened to 9/11?

John McCain: Campaign Lobbyist in Chief

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

John McCain's attempted co-opt of the Obama campaign's change message avoids the fact that McCain has surrounded himself with a campaign staff of top ...

Sam Stein

McCain's Russia Lobbyists Confuse Georgia Defense | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of John McCain's forceful rebuke of Russia for sending invading forces into Georgia, scrutiny has been placed on the role McCain's chief f...

Seth Colter Walls

Track The Lobbyist Money That Bankrolls McCain's Campaign (And His Advisers) | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When it comes to tracking the lobbyists and companies who either work for or have contributed to John McCain's presidential campaign, now you can play...

McCain's Lobbyist Loophole

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

McCain's policy ignores the problem with having a campaign run by corporate and foreign lobbyists: they are happy to abandon their lobbying work temporarily to get valuable chits with the potential future president.

Death in the Afternoon

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

What Charles Black and Hillary Clinton said were not "accidents" as they were in the past. It is likely that words like these will become the accepted political dialogue of the future.

Sam Stein

McCain Heads To Colombia, Already Tied To Country By Lobbyists | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain will travel to Colombia to highlight his support for a free trade pact with that country. It is a trip that comes with a...

John McCain and Charlie Black's October Surprise

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

If they really see political gold in another 9-11, what would stop them from being delighted if Bush attacked Iran if the timing were right, say in mid-October?

Let McCain Be McCain

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

McCain is not "confused"-- not in the way the media means, anyway. It's just hard to remember scripted lines and the arguments they make when they go against your better judgment.

McCain Advisor's Terrorism Comment Highlights the Right's Historic Use of Fear: How Progressives Can Overcome It

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Fundamentally, the centuries-long battle between Progressives and the right wing has been a struggle between empowerment and domination.

FearWatch '08: The McCain Campaign Takes Feargasm Advice From Bill Kristol

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Even though Sen. McCain didn't truly denounce Charlie Black and, instead, basically supported the lobbyist's awful statements, the very serious cable news people are giving McCain a pass on this thing.

This Word Sounds Like That Word! Obama, Osama, And Other Media Tongue-Twisters

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here is a fact of life: If you are having a conversation with someone about Obama and Osama, there is a very good chance that someone will slip up somewhere. But honestly, it's really no big deal.

The G in GOP Stands for Ghoul

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

Charlie Black gave away the mindset -- the same chilling, dreadful policy-making mentality under whose influence we've already suffered for almost eight years -- of the McCain campaign.