Wednesday May 15
Mark Sanford Sworn in to House
Mark Sanford, the former Republican governor of South Carolina who left office under the cloud of an extramarital affair more than two years ago only to mount a political comeback with a special election victory earlier this month, was sworn into the House of Representatives this evening, saying he was "simply humbled to be here." Sanford made ... (more)
Wednesday May 15
The Las Vegas Sun
Ex-SC Gov. Sanford reclaims House seat in comeback
Republican Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor whose extramarital affair sank his political career in 2009, is returning to Congress to reclaim his old House seat as he forges a comeback.
Tue May 14, 2013
DeMint Group: Just Say No To Medicaid Expansion
Days after releasing a poll showing South Carolinians evenly split on the question of Medicaid expansion , a conservative-leaning think tank has released a new report urging policymakers to reject this "free money." "This allegedly good deal will only bring turmoil to the state's budget in the future," former U.S. Sen.
Mon May 13, 2013
Ted Cruz for President? Not So Fast
When a former GOP governor asked me the other day whether he would see another Republican elected to the White House in his lifetime, I asked him exactly how old he was.
Maybe Jim DeMint’s resignation wasn’t such a big loss after all
When South Carolina's Republican Senator Jim DeMint resigned to head the Heritage Foundation most 'outside the Beltway' conservatives were at first apprehensive about the net effect it would cause.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Huffington Post
'Is This Fox News Or The National Enquirer?'
After voters chose to give him a second chance on Tuesday, former-governor-turned-newly-elected Rep.
Rep. Mark Sanford says no hard feelings against House Republicans
Newly elected U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford , R-S.C., said Sunday he looks forward to working with Republicans even after they pulled funding from his campaign.
The playbook that worked so well for the conservative senator and think tank in 2007 backfired this year, writes Jamelle Bouie.
Sat May 11, 2013
Opinion: Benghazi: Search for truth or witch hunt?
Dean Obeidallah, John Avlon and I kick off this week's episode of "The Big Three" podcast by tackling Congress' Benghazi hearings from three distinct perspectives.
Fri May 10, 2013
Republicans Stoke 2016 Speculation With Visits to Early Voting States
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Author of Heritage Report on Immigration Resigns
The Heritage Foundation said one of the authors of a report released this week criticizing a bipartisan Senate plan to revise U.S. immigration laws has resigned.
US News & World Report
Obama, Gridlock and the Make Believe Leadership 'Crisis'
Punditry is divided into two classes these days: those blaming President Obama and his perceived failure to "lead" for the gridlock that has consumed our government and those who believe that since the president has to deal with a coequal branch of government, blame should spread beyond that end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Rubio vs. the Right
Conservatives are pummeling Marco Rubio-which is the best thing that could have happened to him.
Real Clear Politics
The Political War over Think Tanks
The Heritage Foundation found itself embroiled in controversy over its immigration reform report Wednesday, forced to fend off attacks about its methodology and defend itself from criticism that one of the report's co-authors once wrote that Hispanic immigrants are less intelligent than white Americans.
Thu May 09, 2013
Charleston City Paper
Documentary screening tonight on Alvin Greene, voting technology
Remember Alvin Greene, the unemployed homebody from Manning who somehow won the Democratic nomination for a South Carolina seat in the U.S. Senate back in 2010? So does filmmaker Jason Grant Smith, writer and director of the documentary I Voted? . At a free screening tonight, Smith will show clips from the film and hold a public discussion along ... (more)
New York Magazine
Frank Rich on the National Circus: Benghazi Isn't Watergate
Every week, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture.
How Jim DeMint wants to fix America
Here is what Jim DeMint concluded after serving 14 years in the U.S. House and Senate: Washington is irreparably broken.
Charleston City Paper
The Agenda: Deconstructing SC-1, Sanford hearing called off, Graham stockpiles for primary
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who faces re-election next year, has over $5.4 million in his campaign bank account, second only to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, which Politico says is an indicator of Graham's substantial self-grown poltiical strength, a double-edged sword since his visibility and outspokenness is also the reason for a vocal ... (more)
Capitol Hill Blue
Sanford: A comeback kid and potential wild card
Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford celebrates his victory with a large crowd in the South Carolina first district congressional race at Liberty Tap Room in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
MSNBC's Wagner and Joy Reid Giddy Over GOP 'Alienating People of Color, Immigrants'
On Monday's The Last Word on MSNBC, substitute host Alex Wagner and MSNBC contributor Joy Reid rejoiced over the prospect of Republicans "alienating" minorities as Wagner devoted a segment to the disagreement between former Senator Jim DeMint of the Heritage Foundation and Senator Marco Rubio over the economic impact of immigration reform.