Mr. Carney served as a reporter for Bob Novak from 2001 to 2004, and from 2007 to 2008 as the senior reporter and, upon Novak’s retirement, editor of the Evans-Novak Political Report.
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  • Wealthy AARP: One Country’s Most Powerful Lobbies

    Retired people never had it so good.

  • Remembering Bob Novak

    Tim Carney’s tribute to his former boss.

  • ENPR: Obama Takes Office With Immense Political Capital

    Outlook President Barack Obama takes the reins of a nation diminished in prosperity, morale, and reputation. The hope and change he promises have inspired most Americans and nearly all of the news media to rally behind him. His youth and | Read More »

  • ENPR: Teflon Obama; and More Democratic Senate Gains

    Outlook Buyer’s remorse (or maybe “borrowers’ remorse”) on the bailout is one factor in the resistance to releasing the second half of the bailout cash. Republicans and Democrats are lining up behind a resolution to block the second tranche, citing | Read More »

  • ENPR: Burris and Richardson Flaps and Panetta Pick Enliven Washington

    Outlook Congress returned to town with two Senate seats in limbo. Things remained reasonably civil as Democrats blocked African American Roland Burris (D-Ill.) from being seated. As Norm Coleman (R) challenges the election results in Minnesota, Democrats held off seating | Read More »

  • ENPR: Blagojevich causes Democratic Headaches With Senate Appointment

    Outlook President-Elect Barack Obama is riding soaring popularity and a well-managed transition, and he has so far avoided any stain from the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). Blagojevich’s decision to appoint a Senate replacement for Obama could create | Read More »

  • ENPR: Illinois, Colorado, and New York Senate Vacancies Kick Off 2010 Race

    Congress Auto Bailout: The Republican-led rejection of the auto bailout probably doesn’t actually prevent a federal bailout of Detroit, but it does have noteworthy ramifications. Ten Senate Republicans backed the auto bailout, which means that Democratic "Nay" votes, absences, and | Read More »

  • Will Senators Recall Bill Richardson’s Scandalous Cabinet Record?

    One Democratic senator even promised to oppose Richardson for any future nomination…

  • ENPR: Blagojevich arrest causes headache for Obama

    Outlook The arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) provides a welcome distraction as Congress and the Bush Administration hammer out a bailout of Detroit. But for President-Elect Barack Obama, the distraction from his well-scripted transition combined with the attention | Read More »

  • ENPR: Chambliss Blocks Democrats Path to 60

    Outlook A 60-seat Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate is out of reach after Sen. Saxby Chambliss‘s (R-Ga.) comfortable win in the runoff election Tuesday. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) also looks like the slight favorite in his recount effort. Having | Read More »

  • ENPR: Obama Administration Looking More Like Clinton Third Term

    Outlook The defeat of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) brings the Democrats closer to 60 seats and spares Republicans the unseemly task of expelling the convicted senator from their conference. Obama continues to tap the Clinton Administration for his own administration, | Read More »

  • Rahm Emanuel: Darling of Special Interests

    Rep. Rahm Emanuel has close ties to the Wall Street firms and housing entities at the heart of the financial crisis.

  • ENPR: Alaska, Minnesota, Georgia Senate Races Leave 60 within Reach

    Obama Administration Transition: Obama’s honeymoon has already experienced a few minor ripples, but one of the most striking features of the Obama Administration—as far as we can glean from the president-elect’s early moves—is how firmly rooted it is in the | Read More »

  • ENPR: Election Results

    Overview The landslide election of a black President of the United States, unimaginable not long ago, highlighted the Democratic triumph Tuesday night. Sen. Barack Obama, garnered the largest popular vote total in American history and is buoyed by sizable Democratic | Read More »

  • ENPR Special Election Preview

    Outlook On the eve of the election, we continue to predict a narrow win for Sen. Barack Obama, certainly in the popular vote (about 52%), and likely in the Electoral College. With one change from last week–shifting Nevada from Republican | Read More »

  • ENPR Prediction: Obama Narrow Win, Dems 58 Senate Seats, 254 House Seats

    Outlook Sen. Barack Obama is poised to be the nation’s first black president, winning by a narrow margin, and enjoying very large Democratic majorities in both chambers of Congress–but short of 60 seats in the Senate. House Republicans face another | Read More »

  • ENPR: House: Double Digit Democrat Gain

    Outlook Some press reports suggest Sen. John McCain is writing off Colorado, Iowa, and New Mexico. If true, this means McCain is pinning his chances on pulling off an upset in Pennsylvania — a long shot, but probably the best | Read More »

  • ENPR: Republican Disaster at Hand

    Outlook An Electoral College landslide is in the offing, paired with Democratic tsunamis in congressional races. Riding the wave triggered by the economic collapse, Sen. Barack Obama‘s adept campaign, and Sen. John McCain‘s hapless candidacy, Democrats will come close to | Read More »

  • ENPR: Grim Picture for McCain

    Outlook Outlook: The picture is as grim for Sen. John McCain and Republicans as it is for the U.S. financial sector. If the election were today, Sen. Barack Obama would win in a blowout, with huge coattails at the Senate | Read More »

  • ENPR: Slightly-Tweaked Bailout Poised to Pass

    Outlook Detractors and supporters on Capitol Hill agree a bailout bill will pass Congress and be signed by the President. Right now, it looks like it won’t be very different from the one rejected by the House Monday. Sen. Barack | Read More »