Publius

Latest News

Live Stream: The Victory Sessions

Live Stream: The Victory Sessions

The Victory Sessions with Host Stephen K. Bannon.  It’s a gathering of thought provoking conversations on Politics, Economics, and Culture, where understanding unites us and ignorance divides us.  The Victory Sessions can be heard every Sunday night from 6pm-8pm. Click here to listen live

Poll: Majority of Wisconsin Voters Oppose Walker Recall

Poll: Majority of Wisconsin Voters Oppose Walker Recall

Most Wisconsin voters approve of the job embattled Governor Scott Walker is doing and oppose the effort to recall him from office before the next election. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely Wisconsin Voters at

Olympia Snowe to Retire from Senate

Olympia Snowe to Retire from Senate

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – In a surprise announcement, moderate GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe said Tuesday she would abandon her campaign for a fourth term–a contest she was expected to win easily–because she is frustrated by a polarized atmosphere in Washington. The move dealt

Tuesday Open Thread: Primary Edition

Tuesday Open Thread: Primary Edition

Today, voters in Michigan and Arizona have their turn in voting on the GOP nominee. Check BG throughout the day and evening for results and analysis.

GOP Debate Open Thread

The Final Four GOP candidates meet up tonight in Arizona. This will be the last debate before Super Tuesday on March 6th. Check BigGovernment throughout the night for reactions and analysis. Debate starts at 8pm EST on CNN.

Monday Open Thread: Presidents' Edition

Today is Presidents’ Day. It’s traditionally a celebration of the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but the current culture tells us not to focus on individuals but, rather, to have a more vague, general and non-specific celebration of

Poll: Obama Trailing 3 GOP Challengers in Swing State Iowa

A new poll shows President Barack Obama trailing three of the four GOP presidential candidates in the key swing state of Iowa. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads Obama by 46 percent support to 44 percent among likely Hawkeye state

Terror Suspect Arrested Near U.S. Capitol

From the Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON–Federal agents on Friday arrested a man who they allege planned carry out a suicide bombing at the U.S. Capitol, part of a sting operation in which undercover agents posing as al Qaeda operatives provided fake

Thursday Open Thread: Hezbollah Edition

Today, in 1985, the terrorist and anti-semititic group Hezbollah is founded. Rumors of Media Matters’ or David Brock’s involvement are unconfirmed at this time.

Rasmussen: Santorum Opens Big Double-Digit Lead in Ohio

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum continues to ride his polling momentum into Ohio where he leads Mitt Romney by nearly two-to-one in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of Republicans in the state. The new statewide telephone survey of Likely Republican

Obama Budget: Tax Hikes and Another $1 Trillion Deficit

The 2013 budget being released Monday will propose public works spending while seeking tax increases on the wealthy and corporations to claim progress on the federal deficit in his upcoming budget. The spending plan projects a deficit for this year

Palin: Romney Needs to Work Harder to Win Conservatives

Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin issued a warning to Mitt Romney Saturday, calling on the former Massachusetts governor to do a better job explaining his record to conservatives or risk dampening voter turnout in November if he wins the Republican presidential

Romney Wins Maine Caucuses

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster says Mitt Romney has won the Maine caucuses by a slim margin, giving him a much needed boost following losses in three other contests in the past week. The former

No Hat Trick for Paul: Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll

From the Washington Times: Mitt Romney won The Washington Times/CPAC Presidential Straw Poll on Saturday, and also nipped Rick Santorum as the top choice of conservatives nationwide, according to a new version of the poll conducted for the first time this

Ron Paul Makes Push to Win Maine Caucus

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Mitt Romney hoped to avoid a fourth straight election setback Saturday in the GOP presidential nomination race, but feisty Ron Paul could extend that losing streak with a victory in Maine’s caucuses. Romney, the one-time front-runner,

BREAKING: Bachus to Face Insider Trading Probe

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), whose financial transactions while ranking member of the House financial services committee were exposed by Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer, is now the target of an insider trading inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics, according to theWashington

House Overwhelmingly Passes STOCK Act

(Reuters) – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed on Thursday a bill to curb insider trading by lawmakers and other government officials, despite objections from both Democrats and Republicans that it was weaker than a version passed by the Senate

EXCLUSIVE: Cory Booker & Newark to Occupy: See Ya

Newark, New Jersey–home of superstar Democrat mayor and future presidential contender Cory Booker–has just told Occupy protestors to take a hike. In a letter sent to Eric Richardson, the Occupy activist who recently told Lee Stranahan about racism within the movement, Kenneth

Wednesday Open Thread: Not Mitt Edition

With wins in MN and MO (Update: and CO!), Rick Santorum takes another turn at the “Not Mitt” candidate. Perhaps Willard will realize he has a real problem.

Caucus Open Thread

GOP voters in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri vote today. Colorado and Minnesota are caucuses. Missouri is a non-binding primary.

UPDATED: Santorum's Big Night: Wins Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado

Update: The Colorado GOP Chair has announced that Rick Santorum has won the caucus of the Centennial State. WASHINGTON (AP) – A resurgent Rick Santorum won Minnesota’s Republican presidential caucuses with ease Tuesday night and reached for victory in Colorado, raising fresh questions

Court: CA Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California’s same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the 9th

Tuesday Open Thread: EU Edition

Today, in 1992, the Maastricht Treaty was signed, creating the European Union. This year may well see the end of that utopian vision.