Hugh Jass Burgers: Inside the Lundergan Family Restaurant

Will ties to disturbing bro culture sink a Kentucky Democrat's unlikely Senate bid?
(Hugh Jass Facebook)

Meet Jerry Lundergan: father of Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, former chairman of the state Democratic Party, and loyal subject of the Clinton empire. With his “political ties, his flair for the dramatic and his deep-pocketed friends,” Lundergan is widely viewed as an asset to his daughter’s campaign. Here he is with a (relatively) younger Hillary Clinton in 2005:

Alison Lundergan Grimes Explains the Iron Dome

Middle East expert Alison Lundergan Grimes. (AP)

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes showed off her impressive foreign policy knowledge this week, telling the Lexington Herald Leader that Israel’s Iron Dome system “has been a big reason why Israel has been able to withstand the terrorists that have tried to tunnel their way in.”

It was not immediately clear whether Grimes had any idea what she was talking about, but a Free Beacon graphical analytics team has sought to recreate her thought process.

Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Ellison Barber election tip sheet

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D.), one of the vulnerable incumbents this cycle, has a slight lead over, Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is considered the top Republican.

Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Ellison Barber election tip sheet

In five years, Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) has not received a roll-call vote on a single amendment he brought to the floor.

Press Groups Pressure Senate Leaders to Pass Shield Law

Bill would allow journalists with knowledge of a crime to refuse to testify
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill / AP

A group of the nation’s largest media companies, press organizations, and First Amendment advocacy groups urged Senate leaders to promptly pass a bill that would protect reporters from being compelled to reveal their sources in court.