Garance Franke-Ruta

Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor at the Prospect. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She was a 2006 recipient of a fellowship at the Joan Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University.

Recent Articles

CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER CHIEF FOR HUCK.

LifeNews.com -- the A.P. of the pro-life movement -- is reporting that the head of a major crisis pregnancy center advocacy group is trying to mitigate the weight of the National Right to Life Committee's endorsement of Fred Thompson by coming out in favor of Mike Huckabee:

One day after National Right to Life endorsed former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, the leader of a national pregnancy center organization says he's backing Mike Huckabee. Tom Glessner, an attorney and the head of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, says he supports the former Arkansas governor.

THE DATA-DRIVERS.

This may paint me as a bit of a geek to say, but I thought the most interesting part of Ryan Lizza's latest New Yorker opus on Barack Obama, the candidate that Lizza did more than any other writer to push into the 2008 race, was on the Obama campaign's use of microtargeting data:

LIGHTNING ROUND.

SPITZER THROWS IN THE TOWEL.

Does anyone else remember back when Eliot Spitzer could do no wrong and was being hailed as the most likely candidate for first Jewish president? It seems like a very long time ago.

CNN is reporting that Spitzer, who was in DC meeting with the New York delegation, will announce plans to withdraw his controversial driver's licenses for illegal immigrants proposal today.

The RNC already sent out a press release, crowing: "Hillary Left Holding The Bag."

--Garance Franke-Ruta

LIGHTNING ROUND.

Special all Clinton round:

  • Former Bush-Cheney '04 webmaster and RNC e-Campaign Director Patrick Ruffini starts a Facebook group "Official Petition Against Hillary Clinton "They Look Like Facebook" Insult," responding to Mark Penn's assertion that Barack Obama's supporters "look like Facebook." Mike Turk, former e-Campaign Director for Bush-Cheney '04 and a friend of Ruffini's, posts the link; they get 389 supporters in less than 24 hours. Still unanswered question: Is this all in good fun or are the dynamic duo working for a new G.O.P. client?

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