David Corn

Washington Isn't Spooked by the Secret McConnell Tape
April 11, 2013

On Tuesday, Mother Jones reporter David Corn released audio of Senator Mitch McConnell and his reelection campaign staff yukking it up over the various zany quotes and writings of Ashley Judd, who was considering a run against McConnell at the time.

How Mother Jones Got That Story
October 10, 2012

How David Corn teamed with a president's grandson and the mysterious "A.O." to break the "47 percent" story.

New York Journal
March 01, 2011

The fact is that almost everyone has dirty hands. Everyone: politicians (even “statesmen”), banks, governments, international organizations, newspapers, universities, scholars—they are now mortified to (have to) admit that they made common cause with Muammar Qaddafi and his favored son Saif.  Thursday’s Financial Times carries a half-page article by Michael Peel on some of Qaddafi’s intimates: Tony Blair, the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science, the Carlyle Group (America’s most politically wired investment ensemble), the great revolutionary democrat Hugo Chavez, etc.

Feeling Obama's Pain
December 10, 2010

Temporary extension of tax cuts that benefit only a very small, very rich portion of the public is a terrible idea. It steers tax relief to the people who least need it and it stimulates the economy in a notoriously inefficient way. Liberals have every right to be angry about the deal. But does that mean Obama was wrong to make it?

Does Obama Need Close Contact?
January 21, 2008

David Corn thinks his campaign theme won't work as the race moves to bigger states and a focus on advertising: With Obama, it's not about his career highlights, it's about him. To buy his case, a voter must believe in him, have faith in him, place hope in him--must have (or feel) a connection with him. And this is where the problem kicks in. In the small and early states, a presidential candidates can forge a connection with voters. There are direct interactions: meet-and-greets, town hall gatherings, rallies. Word of mouth can spread.