Patrick Howley

Patrick Howley is a reporter in Washington.

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Democratic Leadership Races Show Massive Weakness

 

The Democratic Party’s political institutions are showing massive weakness, as the party seeks to move forward from its across-the-board loss in this month’s elections. Incoming Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen is taking over as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), it was announced Friday. Van Hollen is a mere senator-elect, and his prior […]

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New Online Encyclopedia Chronicles Warren’s Past

 

Cornell Law School professor and high-profile conservative blogger William Jacobson has launched a new website, ElizabethWarrenWiki.org, to definitively compile all of the information on the background of Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. “I decided after the election that I didn’t want this information to get lost. No single place brought it all together. So I […]

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Brown Beats Warren in Character

 

Democratic Massachusetts Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren took the stage alone at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston last night to deliver her acceptance speech after defeating incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown 53 to 47 percent. She resorted to many of the same divisive talking points that she’s utilized throughout her campaign, riling up her supporters […]

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Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

 

The day before the Massachusetts Senate election, the polls still have it a dead heat. Neither Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren or incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown can justifiably claim at this point to holding a numerical advantage of any substance. The race will be decided tomorrow by the good people of Massachusetts, and […]

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The Real Story of the Scott Brown Indian War

 

On Monday the online realm of the mainstream media reported that a group of Scott Brown supporters and staffers made vile racist hand gestures and hurled racially-charged epithets at Elizabeth Warren supporters near the Eire Pub in Boston, Massachusetts. “Casual racism and sports collide in Massachusetts,” reported the Pulitzer Prize-winning publication the Huffington Post. “Supporters […]

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Chelsea Lately

 

Buzzfeed reports that Chelsea Clinton, the uber-successful and talented NBC media personality and former “business consultant” and hedge fund industry pro, might speak at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday, possibly to introduce her father. In a recent “exclusive interview” with Vogue, she said that she might be considering a political career, having worked on her […]

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Akin Out?

 

Republican New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson has called for Missouri Rep. Todd Akin to “step aside” from his role as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Missouri. “As a woman and a mother, I found Representative Akin’s comments this weekend to be sickening and deeply offensive. There is no such thing as ‘legitimate […]

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Rudy Returns

 

Former New York City mayor and early 2008 Republican presidential frontrunner Rudy Giuliani is back in the spotlight during the current presidential campaign, acting as a Mitt Romney surrogate in Florida. Rumored to be working behind-the-scenes on a new Super PAC with Sheldon Adelson (and thus joining fellow Republican legends Karl Rove of Crossroads GPS […]

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On the Frum(p) Front

 

In response to the frenzied anticipation for David Frum’s debut novel Patriots (available in paperback May 7, so start pitching your tents outside Borders!) the Huffington Post has been serializing Frum’s cheeky Washington satire online. Today HuffPo features, on its exclusive left-hand column, part 5 of Mr. Frum’s entry into the arts and letters, and one of […]

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The Politics of Tragedy

 

President Obama declared in a press conference Friday that Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old African-American student fatally shot by Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in February, looks like his own hypothetical son. “If I had a son,” Obama declared, “he would look like Trayvon.” The racial implication of the president’s statement was clear. The man […]

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