Sanford Not Planning to Resign

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) signaled Friday that he intends to serve out the remaining 18 months of his term, Politico reports. Said Sanford: “I remain committed to rebuilding the trust that has been committed to me over the next 18 months, and it is my hope that I am able to follow the […]

Signing Their Lives Away

Just published: Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence by Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan. From the book jacket: “In July 1776 fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy the British and sign the most important document in the history of the United […]

Friday Night Trivia

From the forthcoming CQ’s Politics in America: Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., donated more than half his liver to his brother-in-law. Reps. George Miller (D-CA) and Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) all share a Capitol Hill rowhouse of such notorious disarray that it merited a New […]

Republican Governors Most Likely to be Elected President

Ken Rudin ranks the 22 Republican governors by “their likelihood of ever reaching the White House (not necessarily in 2012, but sometime in the future).” Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty tops the list and Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is ranked as the least likely to ever become president. Visit Source

Publisher’s Catalog Features Sanford Book

“Before his little problem came up recently, South Carolina governor Mark Sanford (R) had a book scheduled for publication from Penguin’s conservative Sentinel imprint in March of next year,” the New York Observer reports. Within Our Means is billed as “a manifesto about fiscal conservatism — why the government needs to spend less and fix […]

Facebook Makes Opposition Research Easier

Facebook is becoming ubiquitous for politicians, and strategists tell CQ Politics the more it’s used the greater the possibility that Facebook will become a campaign weapon. Opposition researchers say they couldn’t be happier. Said one: “It’s a godsend for us.Most times you have to get someone’s enemies to give you an embarrassing photo. Now, candidates […]

Most Insiders See Health Care Reform Passing

The latest Congressional Insiders Poll looked at how likely it is that health care reform will be passed this year. Democrats: Very likely 62%, Somewhat likely 33%, Somewhat unlikely 5%, Very unlikely 0% Republicans: Very likely 13%, Somewhat likely 39%, Somewhat unlikely 39%, Very unlikely 8% Visit Source

Democrats Lead in Oregon Governor’s Race

A new DailyKos/Research 2000 poll in Oregon finds Democrats ahead in next year’s gubernatorial race. Former Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D) hold small, but significant leads over their potential Republican opponents. Kithaber beats former Sen. Gordon Smith (R), 46% to 37%, and tops Greg Walden (R), 44% to 38%. DeFazio beats […]

Quote of the Day

“But do you want to be non-partisan and get nothing? Or do you want to be partisan and end up with a good health care plan? That is the choice.” — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), quoted in the Charleston Gazette, expecting little Republican support in passing health care reform. Visit Source

Floor Fight

The Hill: “Two Democrats got into a verbal altercation — and according to one a physical one — on the floor of the House on Thursday night over an appropriations earmark one was seeking. After the House floor had largely cleared following a series of votes, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Appropriations Chairman David Obey […]

Reports Fan Flames of Speculation Over Steve Jobs’ Health

Once again, the technology mediasphere is engrossed with Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ health, and the questions are ricocheting off the virtual walls: What did Apple know? When did it know it? What is it legally obliged to reveal? This latest round of speculation was prompted by a weekend Wall Street Journal report revealing that Jobs […]

Intel Buddies Up With Nokia in Mobile Device Deal

In what’s being hailed as a milestone moment, Intel and Nokia announced they will work together on developing new mobile chipset technologies, as well as new devices to use them. What, exactly, those devices might be or when they might find their way into consumers’ hands remains unknown. Neither Intel nor Nokia executives wanted to […]