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The Reelection of Joe Biden to the Strange Office of Vice President

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Newly reelected Vice President Joe Biden has hinted that he is likely to seek the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency in 2016.

The Next Generation of Kentucky's Political Leadership

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

I recently asked a number of people in the "political know" of Kentucky the question. "Who do you see emerging as the next leaders of Kentucky?"

Understanding Dick Cheney: The Power of the Undefeated Ex-VP

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Dick Cheney occupies a historically unique position: He is an ex-VP who left office electorally undefeated and has not sought the Presidency. As a result, he retains some of the trappings of an undefeated elder statesman.

Nancy Pelosi's Political Balancing Act

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

Pelosi's first priority is to maintain her speakership, and that means protecting her Democratic majority through the 2010 elections -- even if it means bucking her own party's president.

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.