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2004 Election

Sacrifice, GOP Style

Steven Conn | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

I feel a certain sympathy for Donald Trump at the moment. After Khizr Khan delivered his Joseph Welch-like "Have you no dignity, sir" speech at last ...

In 2004, Bill Clinton Addressed The Prospect Of Becoming 'First Gentleman'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 06.10.2016 | OWN

Twelve years before Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to become a major party's presumptive nominee for president, there was already cha...

Here's The Real Story Of The Most Memorable Iowa Concession Speech Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

Later tonight, a dozen candidates for the presidency will lose the Iowa caucus. None of them, it stands to reason, will deliver a barnburner concessio...

The Day Howard Dean Came THIS Close To Leaving The Democratic Party

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean launched his bid for the presidency in 2003, he attracted a huge following by slamming the Democrat...

Natalie Jackson

No, Fox News Probably Doesn't Change Election Outcomes | Natalie Jackson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

A recent Washington Post article indicated that if the Fox News Channel had not existed, then-Vice President Al Gore would have gotten 1.3 percent mor...

Voter Suppression: Because if the Poor All Vote, They'll Vote the Bums Out

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Region III of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) convened in Columbus this week. A highlight of the event was the address by honored guest and keynote speaker, Ohio Senator, Nina Turner.

Re: Bush's Dodge

Maurice Tracy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maurice Tracy

You do not get to use my life as a political wedge to help secure your reelection under the vague, and oddly named (and anti-gay and anti-woman), banner of "moral values" and then turn around and claim that you "do not want to wade back into the debate" because you are "out of politics."

Hillary 2016 Gets Early Boost From Top Retired General

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Wesley Clark, the retired general and former presidential candidate who endorsed then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) early in her 2008 run for the Whit...

Why The Onion Won't Endorse John Kerry

Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy

Sen. John Kerry is expected to waltz through the nomination process for secretary of state, having shown near unanimous support on both sides of the a...

2004 Redux: The Election Will Come Down Again To Ohio, But Not As Romney Hopes

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

It is possible that Paul Ryan's levelheaded charm might carry Wisconsin, and possibly even Iowa, but, without Ohio, a whole lot of other things must go right for Mr. Romney. And, right now, the electoral numbers aren't adding up.

The Likeability Question: Shallowness Wrapped in Election History

Tyler Wells Lynch | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Tyler Wells Lynch

I wish America could vote for Obama because of his record and not in spite of it; I'm mostly proud of the president's record (mostly), but we're all too shallow to allow something like "performance" corrupt our precious vote.

Howard Dean Advises Obama: 'Avoid Being Irritable'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

Eight years removed from his own presidential run, Howard Dean revealed on Sunday what he thinks will matter in Wednesday's 2012 presidential debate....

Voting Wrongs

Elizabeth Drew | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Drew

The current voting rights issue is a coordinated attempt by a political party to fix the result of a presidential election by restricting the opportunities of members of the opposition party's constituency -- most notably blacks -- to exercise a Constitutional right.

Rather Outspoken

Leslie Griffith | Posted 07.21.2012 | Media
Leslie Griffith

Dan Rather's latest book, Rather Outspoken, reminds us that reporters had best be careful when they set about the business of digging up news.

The Facts: Gay Marriage Didn't Tilt 2004 Election

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

The gay marriage initiatives in 2004 on the ballot in 11 states had no discernable effect on turnout among conservatives. Yes, that's right, none. Not even in Ohio.

Is Minority Voter Registration Really Declining?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

To understand my contention that The Washington Post's analysis is flawed, I must explain how the voting and registration questions are asked.

Sam Stein

Kerry Campaign Vets On Complaints Over Obama's Bin Laden Ad: Too Bad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For veterans of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, the past week of debate over the fairness of making political attacks out of na...

Bush-Linked Group In 2004: 'Would You Trust Kerry Against These Fanatic Killers?'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

Our piece about the accuracy of the Obama campaign ad questioning whether Mitt Romney would have taken Osama bin Laden out notes that the shaky logic...

Don't Underestimate Santorum

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While Democrats will decry Santorum's views on social issues, and the Republican base will rally behind him, most truly independent voters may largely ignore his extreme conservatism on social issues, simply because they don't really care about the wedge issues.

Evangelicals May Not Be the GOP's Trump Card

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Some take the surge by GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum as a convincing sign that the evangelicals are back. The joy is premature.

Howard Dean as John the Baptist and Other Big Ideas at the Little Idea

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Ari Berman does a wonderful thing in his new book Herding Donkeys -- he investigates how common sense usurped power in Washington.

Dow Hovers Near 11,000: This is Obama's Market

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

A Democratic president's success is due to the policies of his Republican predecessor, and his failures are a consequence of his own policies.

Today I Left the Democratic Party

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Campbell

With any relationship, when the bad far outweighs the good, perhaps it's time to move on. This is honestly how I've felt for the past few years with the Democratic Party

2000-2009: America's Lost Decade

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

When historians update the history of the United States and ponder when we lost our way and punted the mantle of global supremacy to China, they'll conclude this past decade was the turning point.

Ridge: Take That Untrustworthy Jacket Off My Trustworthy Book!

Talking Points Memo | Ben Frumin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's backpedaling book tour continues! As we've reported, Ridge's new book, The Test of Our Times: America ...