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The Powell Endorsement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Powell's endorsement gives Obama a small bump, but it doesn't give him a huge positive boost on deeper foreign policy issues because Powell has destroyed his own credibility.

The Internet and the Death of Rovian Politics

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Age has finally become an issue for John McCain. But the problem isn't the candidate's 72 years; it's the antediluvian approach of his campaign.

Powell Stands Against Smears

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

We can only hope that Powell's words shake more Republicans from their electoral daze, and cause them to object to the damage the far-right smear campaign is doing to America.

Middle Eastern Bloggers Commend Powell for Support of Muslim Americans

John Liebhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Liebhardt

Why shouldn't a Muslim child born and raised in the U.S. not be able to dream that she could one day be the president of the U.S.?

Colin Powell Endorses Obama for President. Will the GOP Thugs Now SwiftBoat Him Too?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The big question is when and if -- and by how much -- McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and the Republican attack machine will attempt to impugn the character and military record of Powell.

The Myth Of Colin Powell's 'Obama's One Of Us' Vote

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Factually, most blacks don't vote for blacks just because they are black. It does not appear as though black America is handing Obama a "he's one of us" vote.

Jason Linkins

CBS' Schieffer: Powell "Saying Aloud What A Lot Of Republicans...Saying Privately" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, conservative critics offered some pushback on the General's decision, with several, most no...

Jason Linkins

Cartoonist Depicts Powell As Benedict Arnold In Blackface | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if Colin Powell needed one more reminder of the toxic level of political discourse that, in part, fueled his decision to endorse Barack Obama, poli...

Seth Colter Walls

Brzezinski: Powell Endorsement A "Comprehensive Indictment" Of McCain-Palin Ticket | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski tells the Huffington Post that Gen. Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama represents a "comp...

Powell: GOP Leaders Spreading Muslim Rumors

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kirby

It seems to me that Powell blamed officials of his own party for quietly encouraging, if not actually fomenting, lies about Obama being a Muslim.

Powell Endorses Obama

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Powell's endorsement of Obama for President is far more influential than any of the newspapers that have so far endorsed him.

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

The Huffington Post | Seth Colter Walls & Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will break with his party and vote for Sen. Barack Obama. "He has both style and subst...

Why A Powell Endorsement Would Matter

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

For all the smears being hurled about "palling around with terrorists" and "white flag of retreat," nothing can counter that like a Republican former 4-star coming out and saying "This guy loves America as much as me."

Colin Powell Is Ready To Endorse

Lawrence O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence O'Donnell

It now seems beyond doubt that Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama and thereby hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Republican campaign to hold onto the White House.

Bill Kristol: Colin Powell To Endorse Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News reports: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, Weekly Standard Publisher ...

Powell Met With McCain And Obama

Hotline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama and retired Gen. Colin Powell met privately two weeks ago in Powell's personal office in Alexandria. Peggy Cifrino, Powell's spokes...

Novak: Powell Will Endorse Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Novak, in a column on "Obamacons" (Obama-backing Republicans), says he expects a high-profile defection: Neither Powell, first-term secretar...

Colin Powell May Support Democrat Or Independent In 2008

CNN's Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican who served under President Bush, said Friday he may not back the GOP presidential nominee in Nove...

Colin Powell: I'm "Taking Joy" In Obama's Success

Tavis Smiley Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell appeared Monday on PBS's season premier of "Tavis Smiley" to share his views about the Barack Obama phenomenon,...