Last week, the New York Times reported on the steps Hillary Clinton is taking to prepare for a presidential run in 2016. Among them: “She is building stamina through tough new workouts with a personal trainer and yoga.” It could be a sign that the 66-year-old homeowner’s physical health is improving.
The good news is that you can see for yourself, thanks to an exclusive scoop from the Washington Free Beacon. Our investigators recently uncovered the following photos of the soon-to-be grandmother performing a series of unconventional yoga poses.
The last chance for Democrats to nominate a Hispanic candidate for one of its largest offices came and went Tuesday in Rhode Island.
Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) has unveiled a new ad attacking her Republican opponent, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, for cutting textbook funding in the state budget, which included significant pay increases for teachers.
The ad features a woman named Anna Stearns, from Black Mountain, N.C., who offers the following incomprehensible lament: “Under Thom Tillis’s leadership, they’ve cut textbook funding so much that I can’t help my son with his homework.”
What is she even talking about? That sentence is a total non sequitur. But whatever, the important thing to understand is that Anna is an independent voice speaking to the struggles of North Carolina’s middle class.
Or maybe not so independent, after all.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that President Obama may postpone his sweeping executive actions on immigration until after the midterm elections. Why? Because Democrats are begging him to:
The two-step plan would bow to the concerns of Democratic lawmakers running in Republican-leaning states who have expressed opposition to Obama’s plans to act unilaterally on the hot-button issue. Some Democratic senators have said he should wait for Congress to pass legislation.
Wait. Why would they want to do that? Aren’t the policies Obama is proposing on immigration wildly popular? That’s what they keep telling us, anyway. “I promise you, the American people don’t want me just standing around twiddling my thumbs,” he said earlier this month. If Democrats would simply stand with the president, then surely voters will reward them. Right?
As world-renowned data scientist Nate Silver explains: “Democrats Are Way More Obsessed With Impeachment Than Republicans.” For example, nearly every time the word “impeachment” has been entered into the Congressional record this month, a Democrat said it.
Surely the wingnuts at Fox News have been using the I-word more often than the intellectual pundits at MSNBC, right?
A crucial New York Times analysis predicts that Republicans now have a 60 percent chance of controlling the Senate next year, with the most likely outcome being a 51-49 seat split following the midterm elections in November. Republican candidates have slight leads in swing states such as Michigan, Louisiana, Iowa, North Carolina, and are within striking distance in Alaska and Colorado.
MSNBC’s all-star panel of political experts, however, is far more optimistic about the Democratic Party’s chances. On “The Daily Rundown” this morning, host Chuck Todd discussed the midterm elections with the Washington Post’s Dan Balz, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, and Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg Political Report. And while they didn’t really make any predictions, they all seemed to think that Democrats were fairly well positioned compared to their GOP opponents.
Liberals are freaking out about the Halbig v. Burwell case. At issue is whether Obamacare, as written, allows for the provision of subsidies to participants in healthcare exchanges not established by the states. The Obama administration and its liberal allies argue that it does, or should, because that’s what the people who wrote the law really mean, even if the actual statute suggests otherwise. But federal courts are split, meaning the case may ultimately end up before the Supreme Court.
In recent days, the liberal argument has been dealt an embarrassing blow, after videos surfaced of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber explicating arguing that non-state run healthcare exchanges not eligible for subsidies. Gruber now claims he committed a “speak-o—you know, like a type-o.”
If the case does end up being decided by the Supreme Court, we already know how liberals will behave. Like this: