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2008 Campaign

Sam Stein

Bill Clinton Advised McCain During Height Of 2008 Financial Crisis, New Book Says | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In retrospect, it is widely perceived to have been a mistake. As the financial crisis shook the country in the backstretch of the 2008 p...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Obama Vowed Never To Cut Social Security Cost-Of-Living | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

During the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama made two specific promises when it came to Social Security. "John McCain's campaign h...

Time for the President to Switch to South Paw

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

Just like the Apollo-Rocky II Superfight, the president's team has slogged it out and not just clawed back into the fight, but now has Romney on the ropes. But Romney is still standing, and there's a bunch of time left before the final bell.

Awkward: WH Adviser Took Speaking Fees From Group With Ties To Iran

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Last week, the White House and the Treasury both took steps intended to have a chilling effect on parties with business ties to Iran. Now, it's come t...

Game Change in Real-Time (Part IV): Palin Appears on 'SNL' and More!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

After months of promotion HBO's film on Sarah Palin and the 2008 campaign, Game Change, will air (finally) tonight.

Game Change as It Happened: Palin Booed at Hockey Game, David Brooks' Disgrace, More

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The only thing surprising to me is that anyone at this late date would be surprised by any embarrassing facts about Palin. The truth has been known almost within hours of McCain lifting her out of obscurity back at the end of August 2008.

Game Change As It Happened: When Tina and Amy Nailed Sarah Palin

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

HBO's film on Sarah Palin and the 2008 campaign, Game Change, will air this weekend. The only thing surprising to me is that anyone at this late date would be surprised by any embarrassing facts about Palin.

Wall Street Was a Slave Market Before It Was a Financial Center

Alan Singer | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

December 13, 2011 was the three hundredth anniversary of the law passed by the New York City Common Council that made Wall Street the city's official slave market.

Sam Stein

'The Real Romney': 2008 Campaign Aides Say 'The Bain Way' Didn't Work | Sam Stein | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

The failure of Mitt Romney's first run for the White House was, in many regards, an illustration of how inapplicable a background in private equity is...

Max J. Rosenthal

'Yes We Can' Was A Romney Reject | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Yes We Can" was the rallying cry of the Obama campaign in 2008, fueling a belief that his election would prompt meaningful change in Wa...

Sam Stein

Will The Second Time Be The Charm For Romney? | Sam Stein | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While he may be capped at roughly 25 percent support in national polls, it's become accepted theory that Mitt Romney is a smoother presi...


Shan Wells | Posted 10.10.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells


Obama Bus Tour To Stop In Illinois

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's bus tour through the Midwest next week will hit southern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and western Illinois--all states he carried in...

Take the Quiz: Will 2012 Race for White House Top These Wacky Quotes From 2008?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Already the 2012 race for the White House has shaped up as an hysterical ride, at least on the GOP side, but it will have a ways to go to top 2008.

Obama's Blackberry Moment

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

From the moment Obama lost control of his Blackberry, he started to lose control of his people and his party.

Political Campaigns -- It's Time for a Change

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

We have a short breather until the run-up to the next elections in 2012. Let's demand that our politicians run on the issues.


Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Schmock


When Women Don't Vote, Extremists Win

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

At least eight candidates currently on today's ballot are on record saying that if elected, they will work to eliminate abortion rights, even in cases of rape, incest or to protect a woman's health.

The Real Story of How the Media Created a Monster: Sarah Palin

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Imagine if McCain had picked even a neutral figure such as a Pawlenty or, say, Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2008. Yes, Obama still would have won. But if McCain hadn't picked Palin, it might have been a real nail biter.

Generation Y, President Obama, Changing the World, & Smthg we all Have 2 Face: Getting Older

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

As GenYers, let's not forget how those before us did things, including "The Greatest Generation" -- through a handshake, through a meeting, or through a conversation.

God's Plan

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

A lot of Republican candidates are running on God's plan this year. But can they produce the original? ...

Drill, Barack, Drill: Obama Reverses Position On Offshore Drilling (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama announced today a new energy policy that will open up waters along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and pa...

NYPIRG Demands Probe Of Paterson's Controversial 2008 Campaign Trip To Florida | By Kenneth Lovett and Stephanie Gaskell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A good-government group is demanding a probe into one of Gov. Paterson's controversial campaign trips to Florida, the Daily News has learned. The New...

All That Campaigning? It Mattered

Seth Masket | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Seth Masket

Political scientists have a difficult time showing campaigns actually affect votes. In a new paper, I found that had it not been for Obama's field offices, McCain would have won Florida, Indiana and North Carolina.

The Writer-in-Chief

Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Ross

Dreams from My Father had received a few impressive blurbs and favorable reviews, but had sold only a few thousand copies, so had been out of print for years.