Albert R. Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist appearing on Mondays. Hunt also hosts "Political Capital with Al Hunt," airing Fridays on Bloomberg Television at 9pm ET. In his four decades at the Wall Street Journal, he was a reporter, bureau chief and executive Washington editor and wrote the weekly column "Politics & People." Al also directed the Journal's polls, was president of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and a board member of the Ottaway community newspapers. He was a panelist on the CNN programs "The Capital Gang" and "Novak, Hunt & Shields." Al is co-author of books on U.S. elections by the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution. His Bloomberg column also appears in the International Herald Tribune.
President Barack Obama has made U.S. military help for Iraq’s beleaguered government contingent on fundamental changes by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who for eight years has resisted American calls for a more inclusive government.
Republicans won’t be harmed in the November election by the intra-party schism that ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, though inaction may affect the party’s presidential chances in 2016, a former congressman and party strategist said.
President Barack Obama said he’ll decide over the next several days whether to commit the U.S. military to helping Iraq slow an offensive by militants, while warning that the conflict won’t end unless Iraq’s leaders bridge political differences.
Former U.S. Representative Tom Davis, a Virginia Democrat, said in an interview airing this weekend on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” that Republicans won’t be harmed in November’s congressional election by the intra-party schism that ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, though inaction may hurt the party’s chances of winning the presidency in 2016.