Something peculiar has happened. As I write, none of the Republican candidates for Senate has become a public embarrassment. On the contrary: For the first time in a decade, it is the Democratic candidates, not the Republican ones, who are fodder for late-night comics. That the Democrats are committing gaffes and causing scandals at a higher rate than Republicans not only may be decisive in the battle for the Senate. It could signal a change in our politics at large.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) is under fire for failing to support a key piece of legislation that would have stripped Americans fighting alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) of their citizenship and prevent them from returning stateside, where there is concern that they pose a significant terror threat.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) is under fire for her attendance at hearings held by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, with the Boston Herald pointing out that she has missed nearly half of the hearings, including one where intelligence officials warned of the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).
Throughout her political career, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown. Shaheen’s small business experience was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry.