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Election 2008 Coverage

'Game Change' Book Interview: Mark Halperin, John Heilemann Talk About 2008 Election On GMA (Video)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Game Change," a new book about the 2008 presidential election from New York Magazine's John Heilemann and Time magazine's Mark Halperin, was featured...

LBJ's Revenge

Philip Klinkner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Klinkner

Although many of the Great Society goals remain elusive, the new Democratic majority assembled by Obama represents the emergence of a Great Society electoral coalition.

Best Political Videos Of 2008 From The UpTake

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

It's hard to pick the "best" videos of the year. There are so many reasons that they can be good. So I've picked several based on my own categories.

2008's Most Laughable Political Antics

Daniel Kurtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Kurtzman

In a story about potential vice presidential picks, the AP referred to Joe Lieberman as "the Democratic vice presidential prick in 2000."

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

Ebenezer Scrooge - Hope, Redemption and the 2008 Election

Paula B. Mays | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paula B. Mays

The election of Obama also offers a chance for redemption: redemption from allowing unprovoked warfare, tacitly accepting torture, and permitting a denegation of our civil rights.

Caroline Kennedy Hires Joe Lieberman "Fixer" Josh Isay

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Kennedy's first move was to pick up the phone and start working the elites, then hire a political fixer whose specialty is deceiving voters.

Caroline Kennedy Lets Political Elites Know She Expects A US Senate Seat

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

It appears Ms. Kennedy thinks that US Senate seats are something to lobbied for amongst political elites when one decides one wants them, and that the public should be happy to simply fall in line.

Last US House Seat Filled on Grave of Stolen 2004 Election

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

This year, the Ohio Secretary of State is Democrat Jennifer Brunner... Brunner repeatedly went to court to defend an expanded right to vote and have as many votes counted as possible.

America's Choice: Destruction or Construction

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

America is suffering. She is, however, afflicted with an avoidable condition she brought on herself, like a hangover. Only this one's interminable and internationally contagious.

GOP: Imploding, Meaningless, and Run by Crazies, But not Dead

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.

Caroline Kennedy? Thanks But No Thanks

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Kennedy's leadership could have been helpful when we were getting the stuffing beaten out of us by a well-financed right wing for the past eight years. When things were tough, she was nowhere to be found.

Keep the Momentum Going

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. John Kerry

The progressive movement had what we want to believe was a seismic win on election day -- but it's really only seismic if it continues to reverberate.

Defending Liberty: How to Shift the Center

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

While Obama has supported many LGBT rights in the past and favors secular civil unions as a solution to the inequality currently imposed, he has stopped short of calling for full marriage equality.

Arab- and Muslim-Bashing Failed in '08

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

None of the Muslim-bashing during this political season dissuaded Arab Americans and American Muslims from playing a significant role in the elections, from the presidential contest to state and local races.

Covering The Election For $4,000

Chicago Reader | Michael Miner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sam Zell needs to know about this. Veteran political observer Stump Connolly covered the latest presidential campaign for 21 months and spent less th...

Delusion Profusion

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Years ago, I briefly dated an attractive, intelligent therapist. I thought we were two peas in a garden-variety neurotic pod until she described how she'd telephonically healed a client's tumor.

Did John McCain Lose Arizona?

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denis Campbell

We still do not have a final Presidential result in the state of Missouri, 14 days after the election. As was shown time and again this election, our nation's voting systems are badly broken.

Obama Says Local Press Tougher Than National Media At McCain Meeting (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama gave a little media analysis during his meeting with John McCain Monday in Chicago, Abdon Pallasch reports in the Sun-T...

Explain? How Do You Explain Saying

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

I am sorry anyone thought I wanted a real person dead -- I did not. But John McCain, Sarah Palin and all the zealot conservatives meant the dangerous things they said about Obama. They still mean it, and they've never apologized for it.

Margaret and Helen Are Taking Requests!

Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshuah Bearman

Cross posted, of course! Sure, sure, everyone loves Rachel Maddow and her sexy lesbian librarian glasses. But the best new political pundits minted...

Why American Jews Voted for Barack Obama

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

If the Republicans want greater Jewish support in the future, they will have to stop pandering to what they erroneously believe to be our fears, and instead move politically and ideologically in our direction.


Joan Garry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joan Garry

I will not listen to Wolf Blitzer -- with or without holograms -- talk about Palin's prospects for 2012 for another minute. I've had enough.

Election Withdrawal

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Clearly the entire country is coming to terms with the outcome of the election. Many are getting back to their routines, others are more engaged in current events.

Election Data: Military Communities Shift Democratic in 2008

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

The military communities that have paid the most in time and lives lost over the past seven years have moved considerably away from both Bush's policies and McCain's attempts to extend them.