Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t have as many friends as he says he does.
In the latest round of Cruz’s simmering debate with Sen. John McCain (who labeled Cruz a "wacko bird"), Cruz spoke of "my friend, the senior senator from Arizona" while painting him as out of touch with his party and country.
It usually takes a while for senators to learn how to weaponize compliments and imprecations of friendship, but Cruz is a quick study. - More
“As a matter of fact, I don’t think there’s anyone in public life who I’ve kind of sought out their approval or even much advice,” Weiner, who used to described Sen. Chuck Schumer as his mentor, told Talking Points Memo.
“I know that I have to prove myself to my colleagues in government just as much as I do to the rest of New Yorkers … I wouldn’t even consider asking the Clintons for an endorsement or support in a race like this.
I mean, obviously, the former president and the former secretary of state have bigger fish to fry.” - More
It was “a bad week for the White House,” according to the National Journal. USA Today said it was ”one of the most challenging weeks at the White House for the Obama administration.” The Washington Examiner went with ”Obama’s roughest week.” Our colleagues at The Fix dissented a bit: They didn’t think it was Obama’s worst week ever. Just his second-worst week ever. - More
Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.
The ex-congressman whose career imploded in a rash of raunchy tweets two years ago said in a YouTube video announcement late Tuesday that he's in the New York City mayoral race. He'd said last month he was considering it. - More
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell unloaded on the Obama administration on Sunday, accusing it of instilling a "culture of intimidation," as the White House continued to suffer brush back following a bombshell report that accused the IRS of targeting specific groups.
"What we're talking about here is an attitude that the government knows best," McConnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press"... - More
In one of his first visits to the city since winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey told a crowd of supporters gathered yesterday afternoon in the Straight Up Cafe that he is running on what makes Massachusetts special.
“What the Patrick-Murray administration has done is nothing short of a national example,” he said. - More
Rep. Jason Chaffetz reiterated Tuesday that the impeachment of President Barack Obama is possible as the White House faces scrutiny over its role in responding to the terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
“Look, it's not something I'm seeking,” the Republican congressman from Utah said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” - More