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Penn Out (Sorta); Garin In

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As by now you have probably learned from every media outlet in the known universe, pollster Mark Penn has resigned as chief political strategist for t...

"Outliers" for April 4

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Mark Penn meets with the Columbia's U.S. ambassador to discuss a free trade agreement then admits to an "error in judgement," drawing comment across t...

Mark Penn: "Obama Really Can't Win The General Election"

USA Today | Mark Memmott and Jill Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though the campaign later argued that he hadn't said it, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's chief campaign strategist told reporters this morning that Sen....

Clinton Camp Hires Another Pollster

MSNBC News | Chuck Todd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

First Read has learned that the Clinton campaign has hired Democratic pollster Geoff Garin to do polling for the campaign. Garin and his firm has plen...

Obama Camp: Penn Comments "Divorced From Reality"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama spokesperson Tommy Vietor released this statement in response to Clinton strategist Mark Penn's claim that Obama could not win a general electio...

Behind The Scenes Of The ABC News/Facebook Debate

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Last night DoubleSpeak had a behind-the-scenes view at the ABC News/Facebook debate. We spent most of the evening in the press filing center but did ...

Jason Linkins

Mark Penn Is Apparently Not To Blame For All Of Clinton's Missteps

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Clinton campaign worked to reverse the trend of negative media coverage that they felt had been running against them, there was a certain brill...

War Raging In Clinton Campaign Over Penn

Washington Post | Peter Baker and Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the bruised and bitter staff around Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tuesday's death-defying victories in the Democratic presidential primaries in Ohi...

Photo Of Mark Penn's Townhouse Renovations

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As HuffPost previously reported, Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's chief strategist, is angering his D.C. neighbors by undertaking multi-million dollar ren...

Jason Linkins

L.A. Times Captures Clinton Camp In-Fighting, Fingers Bill, Penn

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One emerging narrative of how the Clinton campaign ended up going from front-runner status to late-stage delegate scavengers is that hers was a good c...

Penn Credits "3 AM" Ad With Momentum

Washington Post's The Trail | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mark Penn, the chief strategist for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential campaign, asserted today that an ad that raised the specter of a...

Clinton Adviser Harold Ickes: Blame Penn

New York Observer | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harold Ickes definitely doesn't buy the argument that Mark Penn isn't responsible for everything that has happened to the Hillary Clinton campaign. "...

Internal Clinton Campaign Feuding Spills Into Public Again

LA Times | Peter Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As they mapped out a campaign schedule for Bill Clinton, top aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton kept his time short in South Carolina. They were probably...

Cramer On Mark Penn, Bush, And The Tanking Economy

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Monday March 3, "Mad Money's" Jim Cramer stopped by "Morning Joe" to talk about the tanking economy and who's getting hurt the most, Bush's disconn...

Thomas B. Edsall

Mark Penn Ties Drag Clinton Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Clinton campaign struggles to pull out of a potentially terminal nosedive just four days before the decisive Ohio and Texas primaries, much of ...

Jason Linkins

Mark Penn Annoys His Georgetown Neighbors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One great thing about being a Democratic campaign consultant is that win or lose, you are going to get paid. So even though Clinton pollster Mark Pen...

Mark Penn Responds To Critics: "If We Lose, I Will Take My Share Of The Responsibility"

NY Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

He said that more than 70 percent of the expenditures had been for direct mail, printing and postage. "No one ever expected the campaign to be this b...

Harold Ickes Takes Shot At Mark Penn

The Swamp | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's no secret that Hillary Clinton's tactical commando Harold Ickes isn't crazy about the campaign's top strategist Mark Penn, and a little of that c...

Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's Chief Strategist, Angers His Neighbors

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton pollster Mark Penn has recently been criticized by Clinton loyalists like Leon Panetta and Harold Ickes for leading her campaign down ...

Mark Penn Defends Clinton Campaign Strategy

New York Observer | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mark Penn thinks that people have the wrong impression about him, and about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. "I think that people misundersta...

Clinton Camp Spends $33 Million On Consultants

Politico | Kenneth Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Rodham Clinton started the year flush with cash, but by the beginning of this month, she'd blazed through most of it -- spending $11 million ...

Clinton Aides Split On Whether To Attack Obama

NY Times | Adam Nagourney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton meets Senator Barack Obama at a one-on-one debate in Austin on Thursday night, one of her final opportunities to c...

"When This Is All Over, I'm Really Looking Forward To Seeing You"

New York Times | PATRICK HEALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To her longtime friends, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton sounds unusually philosophical on the phone these days. She rarely uses phrases like "when I'm...

Clinton Camp: Winning Primaries Is Not "A Sign Of Who Can Win" General

Politico | David Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign has begun an eleventh hour effort to implore Democrats to support her by framing her as the strongest general election...

Mark Penn: Obama Independent Support Would "Evaporate" In General Election

Election Central | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a conference call with reporters just now, Hillary pollster Mark Penn sought to make the case for her electability by dredging up bad memories of t...