You don't make hundreds of millions of dollars buying and selling companies without being a slick salesman. Saying whatever you have to say to make "the sale". Fact-checkers be damned. The salesman doesn't care after he has your money... (Or vote.)
Candidates' debates have since 1960 become indispensable media elements in a presidential campaign. Some politicians can be well-prepped for these high-visibility bouts... and others simply cannot.
Only in the past week, instead of staring down and psyching out their opponents, as boxers usually do at weigh-ins and press conferences, these two politicians, and their surrogates, have so effusively praised the other guy to the point of it being more over-the-top than a Lady Gaga concert.
Are American citizens really expected to feel guilty about not paying enough tax? When we see such incredible government waste, should we be eager to fork over more money to see it so much of it squandered?
Eliot Spitzer and Kellyanne Conway are asked: a) why did Obama got a 5 point "bounce" after both Conventions -- personality? policy? Michelle-Bill?; b) was Romney's attack on Obama during a foreign crisis a blip or blunder? Then: Are we "better off?" Are Chicago teachers and kids?
Columnist Clarence Page was voluble in his musings about Campaign 2012. He felt the magic of four years ago was long gone and the Democrats are simply in hunker-down, re-elect the president mode.
You don't have to be a progressive or liberal to know the battleship the Romney-Ryan campaign just sailed in on is already sunk. Senior Obama Strategi...
From a leadership perspective, we wonder: What has the president learned in his first term? What would make him more apt to get congressional support in his second term? What would Obama 2.0's "change" be?
During the conversation, Axelrod revealed a personal moment linked to the passing of the health care law, when overcome by emotion, he found himself "having a big cry" in front of President Obama.
The Pentagon and the Obama Administration are heatedly debating the weaponization of Larry Summers.
No group of human beings is uniquely predisposed toward evil. But society and government are supposed to discourage people from from acting on their worst impulses, and when it comes to the corporate class they -- and we -- have failed.
With high amplification from social media, every surrogate can fall for the lure of self-importance, misspeaking for their candidate -- sometimes with dire consequences.
As the son of a woman who worked while raising me and the grandson of two more women who worked, I am shocked by how this conversation has taken such an anti-working women turn.
President Obama spoke out and did his part. Now we must demand a national conversation about the war of words and its impact on women and girls. It's not the president's responsibility to police the airwaves -- that's our job.
Impassive, unflappable, a survivor -- these are now the key qualifications for winning a presidential nomination. After seven months of grueling, v...
By giving a rousing "State of the Climate Address," Obama would draw a line in the sand between reason and recklessness, a line between concerned mothers and the Koch brothers.