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Occupy Wall Street comes to Capitol Hill

Occupy Wall Street comes to Capitol Hill

Occupy Wall Street activists brought their cause to Capitol Hill Tuesday, invading Senate and House offices and prompting the arrest of at least one protestor. Capitol Police arrested a protestor in the office of Tea Party Republican Vicky Martzler (R-MO) on a charge of illegal entry but police reported office sit-ins at other offices, saying […]

Gallup: Gingrich surges, Romney fades, Paul drops

Gallup: Gingrich surges, Romney fades, Paul drops

The latest Gallup daily track poll shows former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich surging further ahead of previous frontrunner Mitt Romney while Ron Paul fades to a distant third and into a virtual tie with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Gingrich has 37 percent in the nationwide poll and Romney […]

Can Newt sink Romney’s political ship?

Can Newt sink Romney’s political ship?

The Good Ship Romney’s once-smooth cruise towards the GOP Presidential nomination has sprung a leak, probably from a land mine named Newt Gingrich. With Gingrich continuing to surge in polls, Romney faces a dilemma — how to sink the attack sub Newt without alienating the GOP voters he needs to win the nomination. Gingrich has […]

Gingrich gains from Cain’s withdrawal

Gingrich gains from Cain’s withdrawal

With Herman Cain out of the GOP Presidential sweepstakes, Newt Gingrich benefits most. Republican conservatives who saw Cain as a viable alternative to the more moderate Mitt Romney are likely to turn to Gingrich — at least for the time being and until something more palatable comes along. Still, Gingrich carries a lot of baggage […]

Cain throws in the towel

Cain throws in the towel

Like Richard Nixon in the final days of his doomed Presidency, Republican presidential challenger Herman Cain tried to ignore he obvious. Sources close to the Cain campaign tell Capitol Hill Blue that even those closest to the candidate didn’t know until the last minute Saturday if he would abandon his campaign or not. But, dogged […]

Gingrich’s always-massive ego is out of control

Gingrich’s always-massive ego is out of control

Talk to Republicans and Democrats alike about former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and one word emerges. Ego. In a field where ego reigns supreme, Newt Gingrich’s ego is considered supersized by those surveyed by Capitol Hill Blue. “He’s out of control,” says former Congressman and MSNBC talk show host Joe Scarborough. In recent […]

Herman Cain: Dead man walking

Herman Cain: Dead man walking

Scandal-scarred Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain may not admit it publicly yet but his hobbled campaign for the GOP nomination is over. That’s the consensus of Republican campaign operatives and political professionals contacted by Capitol Hill Blue and other news organizations. Comments from those who run and advise campaigns for a living range from “he’s […]

Is ‘New Newt’ an electable commodity?

Is ‘New Newt’ an electable commodity?

Meet the “New Newt,” a repackaged Newt Gingrich currently grabbing the spotlight as the GOP flavor of the month in a crowded and volatile race for the presidential nomination. Some see him as the long-sought conservative alternative to frontrunner Mitt Romney. Others see him as just another Washington establishment hack with too much political baggage […]

Cain considers dropping Presidential bid

Cain considers dropping Presidential bid

Beleaguered, scandal-tinged GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain is “reassessing” his campaign and may drop out of the crowded Republican field, Capitol Hill Blue has learned. While top campaign aides deny the “reassessment” may result in withdrawal, sources close to the Cain campaign say paid staff are already on the phone seeking jobs elsewhere. “There’s a […]

Barney Frank calling it quits

Barney Frank calling it quits

Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, gerrymandered into a more conservative Congressional district, will not seek re-election. “I do not choose to run for Congress in 2012,” Frank said Monday. Both outspoken and articulate, Frank is one of the strongest liberal voices in the House. He served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007-2011 […]