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Scrambling for Delegates? Remember 3 Lessons From Scrabble for Politics

Christine Pelosi | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

I love Scrabble and play it daily as a release from politics and law. As the race for Barack Obama's successor heats up, herewith three lessons from Scrabble for politics: knowledge, vision, and flexibility.

My Iowa Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The primary season officially gets underway tonight, as Iowa voters brave the winter weather and head to the caucuses. This will give political wonks some actual hard data to discuss, instead of just opinion polling and sheer speculation, so it's a big day on the political calendar for us.

CPAC Delegates Registration

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Beyond the Pageantry of the Democratic National Convention

Liz Glover | Posted 11.10.2012 | Media
Liz Glover

For what has thus far been a very "populist" and "inclusive" Democratic campaign, there is also an absurd display of wealth.

Critical Musings on the RNC From a Tampa Resident

Gary Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Stein

The buses have finally left, the barricades are being sent to wherever they came from, and Tampa is getting back to normal, whatever that is. I took ...

Jon Ward

No More Ron Paul Revolutions (At Least Not The 2012 Version) | Jon Ward | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The key to the Ron Paul movement's insurgency this year hinged on one thing: It could pick off delegates to the GOP national convention...

Ron Paul Aftershock: Romney Campaign Moves To Rewrite Convention Rules

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign successfully pushed a rule change through the GOP convention rules committee Friday that would prev...

Rick Santorum To Hold Call With His RNC Delegates

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who mounted a spirited and often contentious challenge to Mitt Romney during the Republican presiden...

Today Marks An Important Anniversary For Women

2012 Demographic Convention | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

On this day in 1908, the Democratic National Convention was hosted in Denver. It marked the first time a major party held their convention in a Weste...

Ron Paul Campaign Claims Supporters Assaulted At Louisiana GOP Convention

The Huffington Post` | Jon Ward | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

Ron Paul's campaign accused security officials at Saturday's state GOP convention in Louisiana of assaulting some of their supporters, resulting in on...

Jon Ward

Ron Paul Not Likely To Endorse Mitt Romney, Adviser Says | Jon Ward | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top adviser to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Tuesday that the insurgent presidential candidate will probably not endorse Mitt Romney fo...

Romney Nets Big Gain

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney won nearly all the convention delegates a three-primary sweep, adding to a lead that will be insurmountable without a d...

Romney's Halfway There

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is halfway to clinching the Republican nomination for president. The former Massachusetts governor inched up to 572 de...

Elise Foley

Rick Santorum Explains When He Would Leave The Race | Elise Foley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said on Sunday that he would drop out of the race if Mitt Romney gathered the 1,144 delegates needed ...

Jason Linkins

Rick Santorum Has Finally Realized That Every State's Primary System Is 'Different' | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Byron York has a piece up today about Rick Santorum's campaign and its "new delegate math" that really doesn't expand too much on all of the reports o...

Jon Ward

Pro-Santorum Super PAC Lays Out State By State Strategy For Taking Romney's Lead | Jon Ward | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum's presidential campaign has divulged a few specifics about how they think they can catch up to Mitt Romney in the race for...

Jason Linkins

Santorum Wants You To Know That He Has More Delegates Than You Think He Has, Maybe | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

All reported accounts of how many delegates each of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates have won should of course come with caveats. They are, after ...

Why Romney Aides Are Comparing The GOP Primary To Monty Python

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — His confidence surging, Mitt Romney pointedly ignored his Republican rivals on the eve of Tuesday's high-stakes primary election in Il...

Jon Ward

How To Pick Off Delegates: A Reader's Guide To Republican Combat | Jon Ward | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Ron Paul campaign says it is "courting delegates" in Iowa and other states, trying to win over as many as possible to support their ...

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum, Ron Paul On Track To Get Most Of Iowa's Delegates | Jon Ward | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are best positioned to win the most delegates in Iowa as the Republican primary process moves forward, making...

Mitt Romney Campaign Memo: 'Nothing Has Changed'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The Romney campaign is out Wednesday morning with a memo once again emphasizing its delegate lead. The campaign says they have "at least 511 delegates...

Romney Makes Surprising Gains

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum won Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi but he didn't gain any ground in the race for delega...

The Voodoo Math of the GOP Nomination

Chris Ladd | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

Take all those factors together and you can see that Romney's "I'm mathematically inevitable" pitch is more spin than reality.

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum's Focus In Delegate Fight With Mitt Romney: State Conventions | Jon Ward | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum's newly hired delegate counter released a memo Monday that showed the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign is increasing...

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum Predicts He'll Win 'Vast Majority' Of Iowa Delegates | Jon Ward | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum predicted on Sunday that he will out-organize both Mitt Romney and Ron Paul in Iowa, and that he will end up with the "vas...