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Et Tu, Senator McCain?

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

What's most troubling about the McCain camp's desperate decision to attack on Sen. Obama is that they understand the nastiness, the pettiness, the just-plain-wrongness of what they're doing.

Obama Can Use Humor to Connect with Voters and Corner McCain

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

The crowd always has the power - the power to not give the comedian the laugh. If you want people to elect you leader, it's best to avoid putting yourself in a position of having less power.

You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Whatever you believe about Bill Ayers and the Weathermen, the fact remains that he is not running for president. But John McCain doesn't really have any other arrows left in his quiver.

John McCain Gets Dirty

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Mom always told me that if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all. But then, Mom was never a Republican running for president.

Projecting an Obama Victory

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The poll numbers so far this month have fostered the belief that the current economic crisis is close to dooming the McCain campaign. But any crystal ball that offers assurance of an Obama victory is a piece of junk.

Jason Linkins

Fox And Friends Hosts Grapple With Reality On Ayers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign has decided that the key issue facing America today is why an eight-year old Barack Obama wasn't Maverick enough to stop William A...

Question for Gov. Palin: Who Would Jesus Smear?

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

If Palin won't repent for us and won't repent for America, I hope she'll at least remember Lee Atwater's dying remorse and restrain herself for her own sake.

Your Money or Your Life!

Max and the Marginalized | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max and the Marginalized

Like a cartoon convenience store robber shouting "Your money or your life!" at the clerk, McCain has staked his campaign on a last-ditch effort to make voters sufficiently afraid of Obama.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dow?

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

That's right, Americans are mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore.

Over Two Dozen Lies Refuted About Ayers And Obama

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

The gutter politics of the McCain campaign is reaching down once again to denounce Obama for his distant past links to Bill Ayers in an unprecedented guilt-by-association attack for a presidential campaign.

Ayers Movie Script Riding Obama Coattails

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A co-writer of a movie script about the life of former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers is hoping the mountains of attention generated by Ayers' ...

McCain's Desperate Claim: Obama is Dangerous. Vote for Me If You Want to Live!

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

McCain and his hatchet mom VP nominee are desperately trying to expose the "real" Obama to the people of America; but what they are really exposing is how morally corrupt McCain has become. And how complete has been his transformation from a noble reformer into an ignoble hack, willing to abandon his most deeply held values in his lust for the presidency. Read More The Winner of Debate II? "That One" McCain twice laid out the criteria for how the American people should judge the candidates: In tough times, we need someone with a steady hand on the tiller. By that measure, Obama was the clear winner. He was centered where McCain was scattered. Forceful where McCain was forced. Presidential where McCain was petulant. Read More

Wolfson: The Race Is Over; Ayers Can't Save McCain

TNR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perpetually fretting Democrats will not want to accept it. The campaigns themselves can't afford to believe it. Many journalists know it but can't say...

The Heels Are on and the Gloves Are Off

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

In many ways, Palin bears a strong resemblance to the current President with her managed syntax, intellectual incuriosity, and abuse of her executive powers.

Obama Finally Fastest In TV Ad Wars

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

It's all negative all the time now in the TV ad wars. For once, Obama has stolen a march on McCain in the campaign hit parade. And his attack strategy seems to be much more on the axis of decision for this election.

GOP Strategist: McCain "Appears Desperate"

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the McCain campaign announced this weekend that it would start attacking Sen. Barack Obama via guilt by association, peddling smears about people...

Ed Rendell Delivers -- For McCain

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, an all-out Hillary supporter, now supporting Obama in a state that will be key to McCain's fortunes a month from now, continues to be a loose cannon.

Why Is New York Times Ignoring McCain's Own Bill Ayers?

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On October 4, The New York Times published a 2,140-word front-page article about Sen. Barack Obama's association with former Weather Underground membe...

Bill Ayers Again Haunting Obama

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama's association with former terrorist, now urban educator Bill Ayers is looming in the closing days of the presidential race, as Obama's pa...

New York Times Plays Race Card to Raise Circulation

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Trey Ellis

The New York Times' non-story about Obama's casual relationship with Bill Ayers is their version of the odiously unfunny New Yorker cover of Obama dressed like a terrorist.

Reading The Pictures: New York Times Plays The Ayers Card

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

With Obama opening up a strong lead in the polls, it's hard not to feel the Times is adhering to some juvenile rule of parity in which each candidate gets whacked in turn.

Op-Ed Writer Tells Apple: Leave Me Alone! (But Thanks)

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Klein

Before long, you realize you've read hundreds more words amplifying Apple's message, squeezing whole minutes more out of the traditional 30-second spot.

Obama Challenges Radio Station For Airing Ayers Smears

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick and Steve Schmadeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just hours after Democrats formally nominated Barack Obama for president, his campaign launched a call-in offensive to WGN radio to protest the appear...

Thomas B. Edsall

High Risk | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's campaign took a risk this week when it decided to aggressively combat an inflammatory pro-McCain television commercial put on the air o...

U of I At Chicago Opens Ayers Records, Reporters Hunting For Obama Ties

ABC 7 | Kevin Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Journalists and political operatives from both parties are busy poring over a massive number of files released Tuesday morning at UIC's library. Repu...