August 13th, 2012
11:03 PM ET

How Ryan will change the Romney campaign

John King, Gloria Borger and Ron Brownstein discuss how VP candidate Paul Ryan will impact the race.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Gloria Borger • John King • Paul Ryan
July 13th, 2012
09:37 PM ET

Gloria Borger: Romney trying to turn the tables

Jim Acosta and Gloria Borger discuss the Romney campaign's strategy in responding to Obama's Bain Capital attacks.

February 23rd, 2012
12:55 AM ET

Video: Santorum felt 'smacked around a bit'

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum talks about his performance in the Arizona Republican debate.

Filed under: Gloria Borger • Rick Santorum
December 21st, 2011
10:45 PM ET

Video: KTH: Ron Paul and racist newsletters

Ron Paul is questioned by Gloria Borger about racist articles printed in a newsletter published under his name in the 1980s and 90s.

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Filed under: Gloria Borger • Keeping Them Honest • Ron Paul
December 21st, 2011
06:55 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Ron Paul on controversial newsletters

An earlier interview with Ron Paul ended when the Congresman removed his microphone during questioning about controversial newsletters sent using his name in the 1980s and 90s . Watch the preview video and see more of the conversation on AC360 at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

Filed under: Gloria Borger • Raw Politics • Ron Paul
April 13th, 2011
01:10 AM ET

Video: Reflections on Trump's birtherism

Editor's note: CNN's Piers Morgan and Gloria Borger sound off on Donald Trump's political rhetoric and Oval Office aspirations.

Related video: Obama's sister weighs in on Trump

Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Gloria Borger • Piers Morgan • Raw Politics
December 8th, 2010
11:55 AM ET

Opinion: Democrats, time to stop railing at tax deal

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Gloria Borger
CNN Senior Political Analyst

So I clearly remember one morning last summer when the issue of the Bush-era tax cuts came up during a breakfast with a top Democrat. I naturally asked what the party's game plan might be on extending those tax cuts. Would they make the issue of tax cuts for the middle class a centerpiece of the fall campaign? Or would they punt until after the election?

The Democrat's answer: We're not sure. (Shocking, I know.)

As it turns out, the Democrats actually did both: They had a go at the class warfare (GOP holding the middle-class tax cuts hostage for tax cuts for the wealthy) argument. Then they punted and didn't vote on the issue before the election.

So when the Democrats angrily declare President Obama a sellout on the issue of taxes, last summer comes to mind: If it was such a touchstone for Democrats, why didn't they vote on it before the election?

The real answer is they didn't have the votes. Scared moderate Democrats were balking at any votes to raise taxes. Oh, and one more thing: House Democrats didn't trust their Senate brethren to pass it.

So nothing happened.

And now, as they rail against Obama's compromise with Republicans (who, by the way, will have a lot more votes and control of the House next year), how about this thought: Where were you last fall?


Filed under: Democrats • Gloria Borger • Opinion • President Barack Obama • Raw Politics • Taxes
September 15th, 2010
04:00 PM ET

NRSC to go on offensive

Gloria Borger
CNN Senior Political Analyst

Washington (CNN) – As early as next week, the National Republican Senatorial Committee will "go on the offense," according to a senior Senate campaign strategist, laying out its path to victory in a number of Senate races – not claiming to be on the verge of a majority, but well on its way.

While the path to a majority just got a lot tougher last night with the defeat of Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware for the GOP nomination, this campaign strategist says "We're going to take our lumps after Delaware. But for all of the beltway narrative, we are winning in a lot of places."

Does that mean a majority? Maybe not, "but we're still going to win a bunch of seats."

Full story on the CNN Political Ticker

Filed under: 360° Radar • Gloria Borger
September 15th, 2010
03:04 PM ET

Borger: GOP created its own foe in Tea Party

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Gloria Borger
CNN Senior Political Analyst

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union" as well as participating in special events coverage.

(CNN) - Once upon a time, back after Barack Obama's impressive 2008 presidential win, defeated and depressed Republicans had to do something to prove they still had a pulse. So leaders went out of their way - and it wasn't easy - to recruit stellar, well-known, GOP candidates for Senate: a governor in Charlie Crist of Florida, a secretary of state in Trey Grayson of Kentucky, a seasoned and popular congressman in Mike Castle of Delaware.

At the time, it seemed like a really good plan. And it got even better when President Obama and his jolly band of congressional Democrats shepherded through some controversial, and unpopular, legislation. Huge bills to reform health care and stimulate the economy played right into the GOP wheelhouse: too much government, too much spending.

So as the White House and Democrats chalked up success after success, their poll numbers sank. Independent voters ran away scared. Republican voters were just furious. And GOP congressional leaders basked in the brilliant simplicity and effectiveness of their newfound anti-government message. In fact, they honed it - and harped on it - at every opportunity. The storyline almost seemed too easy, just too good to be true.

As it turns out, it was.


Filed under: Gloria Borger • Opinion • Raw Politics • T1
May 26th, 2010
03:08 PM ET

Borger: Oil spill's danger for Democrats

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Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°" and "State of the Union," as well as participating in special event coverage.
Gloria Borger
CNN Senior Political Analyst

Washington (CNN) – There was a theory, back in the day, that if the president could only pass health care reform, the glow of that victory would spur him on to better things: more wins, more credibility for the governing Democrats, more reasons to keep Democrats in power.

So much for that.

Right now, there's a hole in the Gulf. We watch it every day as it dumps who-knows-how-many-thousands of barrels of oil into the pristine water, endangering everything around it. Maybe the anti-government crowd thinks it's fine to wait for BP to fix it; most folks just want it fixed, period.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Democrats • Gloria Borger • Gulf Oil Spill • Raw Politics
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