Lanny Davis

Dan Snyder Acknowledges Existence of People He Prefers to Slur
March 25, 2014

Washington football team owner made a fatal error in his latest effort to resist changing his team's name: He acknowledged the continued existence of Native Americans.

One Washington Lobbyist's "Secret" Mission: To Empower a Dictator
October 22, 2013

In a big piece for The Washington Post, Paul Farhi has done his best to profile D.C. super-lawyer Lanny Davis.

How Obama’s Take on a Football Team Name Explains His Presidency
October 06, 2013

Addressing the name of the Washington, D.C.

Finally, a Dictator Does Something that Lanny Davis Cannot Tolerate
August 27, 2013

The last time we heard from Lanny Davis, he was doing what he does best: representing a dictator.

Is Mark Leibovich Too Soft on Washington? (An Interview)
July 16, 2013

Leibovich on Washington cynicism, 'House of Cards,' 'Veep,' and whether he is too much of an insider to write the book.

Life After the Ivory Coast
Lanny Davis's book party was a beacon of bipartisanship. Just don't mention Laurent Gbagbo.
March 06, 2013

Lanny Davis's book party was a beacon of bipartisanship. Just don't mention Laurent Gbagbo.

Lanny Davis, Victim
June 18, 2012

Howard Kurtz has some big breaking news today: Lanny Davis, the former Clinton strategist, and Michael Steele, the former RNC Chairman, are upset about partisanship, and have decided to open up a new lobbying firm to combat the vicious negativity in Washington. (Viewers are encouraged to watch the video of Kurtz “interviewing” the two men, which includes Kurtz exclaiming, “You're both very attractive guys!”) The best part of Kurtz’s piece was this quote from Davis: “I get more heat and more vitriol from my side than from conservative Republicans,” says Davis.

Sell-Outs
October 12, 2011

Welcome to TNR’s 2011 list issue. Last week we named DC's most over-covered stories, most over-rated thinkers, most powerful, least famous people, TNR's favorite people and the worst words in Washington. Today's installment: DC's sell-outs. EVAN BAYH When Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh announced that he did not intend to run for office in 2010, on the eve of the deadline for the primaries—despite pleas from both President Obama and Rahm Emanuel to stay in the race—he opened up another Senate seat for Republicans and left Democrats scrambling.

The Diploma Factories
March 03, 2011

If you have been following your dispatches from the alternative universe of the conservative movement, you have recently learned that the Obama administration has singled out a new industry to crush beneath its jackboot. The victim in question is the for-profit college industry—Strayer University, ITT Tech, Kaplan University, and so on—singled out apparently at random and threatened with onerous new regulation. “Is it the profit in for-profit that has the Administration uneasy?” asks the Heritage Foundation.

Lanny Davis and Ivory Coast, Ctd
December 28, 2010

[Guest post by Isaac Chotiner] Last week, I wrote an item criticizing Lanny Davis for representing the government of the Ivory Coast. That government has recently been accused of ignoring election results and clinging to power illegitimately. Davis sent TNR the following in response to my post: I am responding to a factually inaccurate assertion in an opinion commentary posted by Isaac Chotiner on this blog last week. Mr.