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Published: 03/2/11

Sheila Jackson Lee: 6 Wild Allegations From the Daily Caller Profile

By  Mary Phillips-Sandy - AOL News
Sheila Jackson Lee: 6 Wild Allegations From the Daily Caller Profile

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, is the subject of a long profile by conservative writer Jonathan Strong at The Daily Caller, and, perhaps not surprisingly, the picture Strong paints isn't pretty. The Daily Caller is a news and opinion site founded by Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney. Jackson Lee did not speak to Strong on the record (or at all), so the profile is based largely on statements made by her former and current staffers, not all of them named. While the congresswoman is a frequent target of right-wing complaints, she...

Published: 02/8/11

My Farewell* Post to Politics Daily Readers

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
My Farewell* Post to Politics Daily Readers

For the last couple of years, I have been honored and privileged to be a part of the superb Politics Daily team. It is with some reluctance that I announce my imminent departure from PD for The Daily Caller. PD remains a unique place on the Web, where diverse and often nuanced opinions are welcomed and encouraged -- and where civil debate over incredibly serious (and occasionally trivial) political ideas and news takes place on a daily basis. But while I have loved my tenure at PD, recent news that AOL had acquired The Huffington Post -- and that Arianna Huffington would become editor in chi...

Published: 01/3/11

RNC Chairman Race Could Hinge on Abortion; Steele Said to Lack Re-election Votes

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
RNC Chairman Race Could Hinge on Abortion; Steele Said to Lack Re-election Votes

Monday at 1 p.m., candidates for the hotly contested RNC chairmanship will take part in a debate organized by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Daily Caller. (The event will take place at the National Press Club, but you can watch it live here.) Viewers are encouraged to submit questions, and one regarding the candidates' pro-life credentials is highly likely to come up. Among those hoping to oust the embattled Michael Steele is Maria Cino -- a behind-the-scenes GOP player who organized the party's 2008 national convention, has close ties to Speaker-elect John Boehner, and has been end...

Published: 12/30/10

Tucker Carlson's Bowtie Becomes Twitter Punchline After Michael Vick Comments

By  David Knowles - AOL News
Tucker Carlson's Bowtie Becomes Twitter Punchline After Michael Vick Comments

Is it a fashion statement or an impediment to clear thinking? Two days after Fox News host Tucker Carlson said that Michael Vick should have been "executed" for his role in a dogfighting scandal that sent the NFL quarterback to prison for 18 months, a backlash of criticism has focused on Carlson's trademark neckwear. Leading the charge against Carlson and his bowtie was none other than normally jovial "Today" weatherman Al Roker, who hit Twitter with the following message for his 62,000-plus followers: .bbpBox20539342107709440 {background:url(http://a0.twimg.com/profile_background_images/5...

Published: 10/19/10

O'Donnell's Constitution Question Floors Audience

By  David Knowles - AOL News
O'Donnell's Constitution Question Floors Audience

(Oct. 19) -- Where better to learn about the U.S. Constitution than at a law school? Unfortunately for Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, that education -- which came at Delaware's Widener Law on Thursday -- was courtesy of her opponent in the race, Democrat Chris Coons, in the midst of their second debate. After scolding Coons for his lack of knowledge of constitutional law for stating that intelligent design should not be taught in public schools (a matter decided in a scathing decision in the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District), O'Donnell challenged her rival on his ...

Published: 09/24/10

Daily Caller: National Review's 'Pledge to America' Editorial Was 'Prearranged'

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
Daily Caller: National Review's 'Pledge to America' Editorial Was 'Prearranged'

The other day, I blogged about how conservative RedState blogger Erick Erickson disagreed with the National Review over the GOP's "Pledge to America." National Review endorsed it, while Erickson called it "dreck." Now, The Daily Caller is reporting that National Review's endorsement was already in the tank before the pledge was unveiled. As the Daily Caller reported: ... skittish rank-and-file members were reassured at a Wednesday night caucus meeting by leadership aides who distributed a National Review editorial praising the "Pledge." The National Review editorial had been prearranged, ho...

Published: 08/14/10

Bloggers Matthew Yglesias and John Hawkins Prove Politics Is Broken

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
Bloggers Matthew Yglesias and John Hawkins Prove Politics Is Broken

Political bloggers have the job of reporting on -- and analyzing -- politics, but they are also becoming a sad reflection of our bitter and broken political system. On Friday, two blog stories came to light that serve to illustrate the decline of domestic political bonhomie. To be sure, we will not be talking about either of these stories a month from now. Still, they provide a snapshot of the current state of political discourse. On the conservative side, RightWingNews' John Hawkins asked several conservative bloggers to help compile a list of "The 25 Worst Figures in American History." ...

Published: 07/21/10

Liberals on 'Journolist' Wanted Government to Shut Down Fox News

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
Liberals on 'Journolist' Wanted Government to Shut Down Fox News

Appearing on Fox News' "Hannity" on Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson announced that The Daily Caller would publish more controversial e-mails from the now defunct Journolist -- a listserv where hundreds of liberal journalists and academics would share information. "We're breaking a story," Carlson told Sean Hannity, "that contains exchanges between members of Journolist, in which some suggest that the federal government shut down Fox." This, of course, comes on the heels of revelations that Journolisters had attempted to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright in 2008. Carlson was right about...

Published: 07/20/10

Daily Caller Exposes 'Journolist' Attempts to Kill Stories About Rev. Jeremiah Wright

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
Daily Caller Exposes 'Journolist' Attempts to Kill Stories About Rev. Jeremiah Wright

The Daily Caller is out today with another big story, highlighting the Journolist -- a now defunct listserv where hundreds of liberal journalists and academics would collaborate and share information. Today's column reveals that in 2008, several liberal journalists on the list were overtly discouraging others from covering the Rev. Jeremiah Wright story -- his incendiary remarks were an embarrassment for the Obama presidential campaign -- and, in at least one case, plotting to undermine the reputation of conservative journalists. Arguably, this is the most disturbing section from the story...

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