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August 30, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Christine O'Donnell was threatening to make trouble for Sarah Palin's speech this weekend to a tea-party group in Iowa, but it looks like O'Donnell won't be showing up after all. After it was widely reported that the former Delaware senatorial candidate, author, and TV interview flight risk would speak before Palin at the Indianola, Ia. event Saturday, the organizers of the "Restoring America" rally have apparently changed their minds. One of the rally's organizers, Charlie Gruschow, said, that “there were issues with the schedule of the event,” adding that the group, Tea Party of America received “some comments from people planning on attending the event questioning” the decision to add O'Donnell to the agenda.
August 18, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. Former Delaware Senate candidate and current not-witch Christine O'Donnell walked off Piers Morgan's CNN show over gay marriage questions. ( Los Angeles Times ) "The Lone Ranger" may still go before the cameras. ( Los Angeles Times ) An autopsy confirms that "Real Housewives' " Russell Armstrong did indeed commit suicide. ( Los Angeles Times ) A "Man of Steel" casting call has revealed the first hints of the top secret film's plot.
August 17, 2011 | By Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times
Christine O'Donnell is promoting her new book, "Troublemaker," whose title is from a Time magazine reference to the former Delaware Senate candidate and "tea party" favorite. In the book, and in recent interviews, O'Donnell has made no secret of one of her big regrets — and her feeling of betrayal at the hands of Bill Maher, a man she had considered a friend. On "Real Time With Bill Maher," the HBO host featured a bit of 1999 video from "Politically Correct" with O'Donnell. In her new book, she says the clip showed a "nothing comment" about a boy she'd known in high school who dabbled in the occult and it started a "modern-day witch hunt – with me cast as … well, as the witch.
August 16, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry got into the race for the GOP presidential nomination, and within 24 hours, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty got out. Perry didn't exactly chase Pawlenty out of the race; the Iowa straw poll (in which T-Paw finished a distant third) did that. But the two developments are closely related. They're linked by the fact that Barack Obama is very beatable. A lot of the preliminary autopsies of the Pawlenty campaign focus on two lines of argument.
July 26, 2011 | By Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch
Forget President Obama, House Speaker John A. Boehner and the less-interesting-than-their-name-suggests "Gang of Six. " When the history of the Great Debt Ceiling Debate of 2011 gets written, the main character will not be a Beltway negotiator, or even a politician. The only reason Washington is even talking about proposals to slow the growth of government spending, instead of robotically jacking up the nation's credit line for the 11th time in a decade, is that a large, decentralized group of citizen activists has spent the last few years loudly telling politicians from both parties one consistent message: restrain your own power or face our wrath.
December 31, 2010 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Christine O'Donnell, who was backed by the conservative "tea party" movement in her unsuccessful bid for a Senate seat from Delaware, denied Thursday that she had misused campaign funds, and she criticized opponents for pursuing a federal investigation into her spending. "There's been no impermissible use of campaign funds whatsoever," O'Donnell said on ABC's "Good Morning America. " "You have to look at this whole thug-politic tactic for what it is. " Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, O'Donnell was more explicit, castigating mainstream Republicans and Democrats.
December 30, 2010 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Christine O'Donnell, who famously denied that she was a witch, said on Thursday that she was innocent of any financial irregularities connected to her failed campaign for the U.S. Senate. Speaking on morning talk shows, O'Donnell, who rode a wave a "tea party" movement unhappiness to wrest the Senate nomination from the candidate favored by Delaware's GOP, rejected accusations that campaign funds were misused. She also blamed liberal political enemies for persecuting her. "There's been no impermissible use of campaign funds whatsoever," O'Donnell insisted on ABC. "You have to look at this whole thug-politic tactic for what it is," she said.
November 4, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Sarah Palin is urging Republicans to see their 2010 victories as the start of a longer effort to "revive and restore" America, a goal that she says is possible only if President Obama is ousted in 2012. In an online commentary, Palin outlines how she would like to see the new Republican forces in Congress follow through when they take control, and what it would mean for the next election. "The 2012 story should be about conservatives in Congress cutting government down to size and rolling back the spending, and the Left doing everything in its power to prevent these necessary reforms from happening," she writes for the National Review . "In the next two years, if all we end up doing is adopting some tax hikes here, some Obama-agenda compromises there, and a thousand little measures that do nothing to get us out of the economic mess we're in, the same voters that put the GOP in office will vote them out in the next election.
November 3, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
The U.S. Senate will remain in Democratic hands but will undergo a distinct rightward shift as a result of Tuesday's election, in which Republicans picked up at least six seats by late evening. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) narrowly won reelection against "tea party"-backed Sharron Angle and helped prevent a GOP takeover. But the conservative victories will alter the Senate, prompting incumbents from both parties to look warily to the next election. Republicans gained seats in Arkansas, where Rep. John Boozman defeated Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln, and in Indiana and North Dakota, where moderate Democratic senators are retiring.
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