As New Jersey’s Democratic Party chairman from 2010 to 2013, John Wisniewski’s job was to attack Chris Christie on everything, from his spending of federal disaster aid to his personal use of a state helicopter. Few listened, and the Republican governor’s popularity soared.
Comcast Corp.’s MSNBC attracted the most viewers among cable networks covering the Democratic National Convention’s opening night, supplanting Time Warner Inc.’s CNN, which led the ratings four years ago.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele criticized Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul ’s views on anti-discrimination laws, yet said he expects Paul to join Republicans in fighting for civil rights.
San Francisco officials routinely lecture the rest of the U.S. about public health and the environment as they enact laws that, for example, ban McDonald’s Happy Meals and require businesses to compost their trash.
Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Chicago each had three students awarded Rhodes Scholarships, more than any other institutions, as the 32 U.S. recipients of the award were named today.