Rich Galen

Posted February 26, 2015

The new, improved Hillary Clinton gave a speech that was treated as if it was the official opening of the Hillary for President campaign.

Posted February 19, 2015

By this time next year we will have likely have been through the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primaries.

Posted February 16, 2015

Speaking of college dropouts, I got involved in a Tweet-fest over the weekend about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's lack of a college degree.

Posted February 11, 2015

It starts, I think, with a fish. It is so pervasive in America that there are at least two names for it: "A Fish Story" or "The One the Got Away."

Posted February 09, 2015

Last week, the Projectile Sweat Moment (henceforth known as the PSM) occurred when the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (henceforth known as the FCC) declared his intention of reclassifying the Internet as a Title II "Communications Service" rather than its current position as a Title I "Information Service."

Posted February 05, 2015

Barack Obama and his foreign policy team have got to come to grips with the fact that the comic book world in which they are living has no relationship to the real world.

Posted February 02, 2015

The decision by Gov. Mitt Romney to drop out of the nominating process for President about three weeks after he had surprised most of the Washington-based punditry by appearing to be serious about getting into the race.

Posted January 29, 2015

But, for all the words that will come out of Washington, we must not ignore the drumbeat of violence that is growing in volume day after day from radical Islamists around the world.

Posted January 26, 2015

The best thing about Iowa's self-promoted position as the opening act of the primary season is: It's only four letters long. Thank God the center of the political universe isn't located in a place called Chickasawhatchee, Georgia.

Posted January 22, 2015

The reactions to the President's State of the Union address are in and, while you might have thought they were divided by ideology, it wasn't so cut-and-dried.

Posted January 21, 2015

Overall: This was not Barack Obama's best speech. It was modest in its scope and scale; it was almost desultory in its delivery; it was as if the President wanted to take a victory lap just two months, two weeks, and two days after getting blitzed in the mid-term elections on November 4.

Posted January 19, 2015

Not content with overseeing the largest - in terms of both numbers and scope - seat losses by any President in American history during his term, Barack Obama has set his sights on causing potential nominees for his office to have to run against his schemes in 2016.

Posted January 15, 2015

Because most of the national political reporters are based in, and work from Washington, DC, they tend to focus on elections for Federal offices: President, Senate and House.

Posted January 12, 2015

More than 3.7 million people marched in France Sunday to show solidarity against terrorism in the wake of the horrific events in Paris late last week.

Posted January 08, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh) acted like a House Speaker and send forth word that the kind of naked disrespect shown to the leadership during Tuesday's vote would not be tolerated.

Posted January 05, 2015

At approximately noon on Tuesday January 6, 2015 the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate will bang their gavels calling their respective Chambers to order and, for the 114th time since 1789, a new United States Congress will begin.

Posted January 05, 2015

At approximately noon on Tuesday January 6, 2015 the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate will bang their gavels calling their respective Chambers to order and, for the 114th time since 1789, a new United States Congress will begin.

Posted December 29, 2014

CNN was agog (not a word I get to use in a sentence every day) with the results of a new poll released right before Christmas that showed President Barack Obama's job approval ratings shooting up in the polls.

Posted December 22, 2014

Two New York City cops, Wenjian Liu (38) and Rafael Ramos (40), were murdered Saturday afternoon sitting in their marked car parked near what in New York is known as "a project" - typically a high-rise, low cost housing structure - where they were attempting, by virtue of their visibility, to protect the residents.

Posted December 18, 2014

John Ellis Bush - better known as Jeb Bush - has announced he is "actively exploring the possibility of running for President of the United States" in the election of 2016.

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