In which Dr. Ben Carson wows the crowd and the Tea Party gets its due: CPAC 2013 day 3

So Rand Paul won the CPAC straw poll, squeaking out a victory over Marco Rubio, with no other contender coming close. Good to see two pro-life politicians scoring big. I’d feel even better if I thought their pro-life stands accounted for the 1-2 finish. On this last day of CPAC, I left early so I… Read More In which Dr. Ben Carson wows the crowd and the Tea Party gets its due: CPAC 2013 day 3

In which I encounter new faces & old friends: CPAC 2013, day 2

National Harbor, MD evening:¬†Anyone who has worked as a campaign staffer knows how it feels the day after the election when everyone’s suddenly unemployed. It’s good to see co-workers find good jobs post-election. I ran into one of those good guys today at CPAC. Tommy Schultz, NH communications director for Romney/Ryan, is now with JDA… Read More In which I encounter new faces & old friends: CPAC 2013, day 2

In which I get my bearings & fail at tech: CPAC day 1

National Harbor, MD 8:00 p.m.: I leave the evening banquet to others. I can see from my news feeds that Jim DeMint is getting plenty of coverage, as is Lee Greenwood’s rendition of “Proud to be an American.” Good for them. CPAC just tweeted that Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina will be introducing Mitt… Read More In which I get my bearings & fail at tech: CPAC day 1

NH House kills HB 483, rejects informed consent again

The New Hampshire House voted this morning to reject HB 483, Rep. Jane Cormier’s bill to establish informed consent requirements for abortion. The vote on the inexpedient-to-legislate motion was 229-121. “Pro-choice means pro-information,” said Cormier to her colleagues before the vote. “Full information and disclosure are not ideological.” In effect, a majority of House members… Read More NH House kills HB 483, rejects informed consent again

Eat your heart out, Fox News: follow me to CPAC for pro-life coverage

I’ll be taking Leaven¬†slightly-outside the Beltway later this week, as I head to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland from Thursday through Saturday, March 14-15-16. There will be hundreds of reporters and bloggers there to follow every word from the rock stars at the main podium. I’m less interested in the… Read More Eat your heart out, Fox News: follow me to CPAC for pro-life coverage