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Biden Speculation

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Joe Biden certainly has got the media talking. All it really took was one leak to Maureen Dowd and a meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren, and he's now seriously considering it. But a Biden candidacy bears political examination beyond the simple question of "Will he or won't he run?"

Candidate Speech Series: Bernie Sanders

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That is the nation we can build together, and I ask you to join me in this campaign to build a future that works for all of us, and not just the few on top.Thank you, and on this beautiful day on the shore of Lake Champlain, I welcome you aboard.

Candidate Speech Series: Hillary Clinton

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is wonderful to be back in Nevada and at Rancho. I am delighted to be joined by a number of young people who are going to talk with me, and all of you, about their lives and their stories, particularly immigration.

Candidate Speech Series: Lincoln Chafee

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns, which will be running all week long. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.

Candidate Speech Series: Martin O'Malley

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns, which will be running all week long. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.

Want a Puppet for President? Vote Scott Walker

Erica Payne | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Erica Payne

Today, the Agenda Project Action Fund -- known for hard-hitting ads such as "Romney Girl," "Republican Cuts Kill," and "Granny Off the Cliff" -- launched a new campaign with American Family Voices targeting Governor Scott Walker's ties to the Koch brothers.

Bobby Jindal Becomes 13th GOP Candidate

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But Jindal's time might have passed -- if it ever even existed. He's not as fresh a face on the political scene as he once was.

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.

Bernie Sanders Jumps In

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what you think his chances of winning the nomination (or the presidency), Bernie Sanders is going to force everyone else to focus on the little guy.

The End of Hillary's 140-Character Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The only way to get control of the situation is to, well, get control of the situation. Hillary Clinton has to take the reins for herself, and get out there and answer questions about the emails.

Please Run, Donald. Pretty Please?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

May I just take a moment to speak for all of America's political pundits, celebrity-watchers and late-night comedians, as I openly beg for such rich pastures of political amusement: "Please run, Donald. Please?"

Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says Abortion Is Bankrupting Social Security

John Aronno | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
John Aronno

Choice is hard. Life is hard. But Joe Miller has abandoned complexity in lieu of irresponsible soundbites. To make such a wildly inaccurate policy statement, purposefully and solely for short-term political gain, is a reprehensible breach of ethics and is beneath even the basement level of politics we associate with the modern day campaign.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Primary

Marianne Williamson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I am a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from California District 33. There are a little over fifteen weeks before California's primary election on June 3, and a funny thing happened over the last couple of weeks. I became a footnote!

Romney and Obama Need Something More Than Their Typical Campaign Rhetoric

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

It saddens me to realize none of the most important issues will ever make it into the presidential race. America will likely choose its next leader based on who can spend the most on divisive and negative corporate-backed television campaign ads.

To Walk It Back or Double Down, That is the Question.

Bill Santiago | Posted 11.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

Presently, it's Mitt Romney's turn. After a trouncing in headlines such as the New York Daily News' "Mitt Hits the Fan," over his tacit dismissal of 47 percent of the electorate as freeloaders, he's making the damage control rounds.

5 Pivotal Questions to Ask or Answer During the Hiring Process

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 09.19.2012 | Money
Rayanne Thorn

The following list was devised to prevent last minute candidate or applicant fall-out and control the spin of the interviewing and hiring process. Either side (interviewer or interviewee) can use this list to streamline the process.

10-Year-Old Fire Audit Ignored by Controller and City Council -- Public Safety Crisis in L.A. Continues

Kevin James | Posted 08.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

The LA Fire Department response time has been a serious failure, making our city more dangerous. While that concern is understandable and indeed warranted, I remain optimistic that the LAFD will solve this crisis.

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about...

Voting Maybe

Warren Adler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Warren Adler

I no longer take anything at face value. Like Freud asking, "What do women want?" I find myself asking this question without regard to gender...

Cain Gets Secret Service Protection After Death Threats

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Herman Cain on Thursday became the first Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection. Cain asked for the...

GOP Field Tightens

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Almost a full month ago, I placed four names in the "Frontrunners" category: Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney. This list hasn't changed at all.

Michele Bachmann Defends Her Speech at Waterloo (VIDEO)

Erin Gibson | Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

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Seven Republican Dwarfs

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Monday's Republican debate dashed any expectation that some populist candidate would rise from that side of the aisle, and in an honest way tap into voter resentment over the deep hurt that the Wall Street superrich have put on ordinary Americans.

Republican Field Shaping Up

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, there are only a few holdouts left on the sidelines, as most of the bigwigs (and some decidedly "smallwigs") have made their intentions known.

The Supreme Court Could Axe Efforts to Reduce Big Money

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The Court's ruling will likely determine the constitutional limits of rescue fund provisions and define the boundaries of public financing laws across the country.