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Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

Explain It or Stop It: Lessons in Transparency

Alan Kelly | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If necessity is the mother of invention, then our preoccupation with influence is the mother of the Playmaker system. Whether as buyers of products or voters for politicians, we are today as consumed by the meaning of things as their messages.

Thinking the Unthinkable: Donald Trump, GOP Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

The very concept has moved from the surreal to the possible. So it's time to actually think about what it would mean for the country and for the Republican Party.

Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.

ALEC Confidential: Inside The Secretive Group's Annual Conference

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

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Feeling the Bern

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders, to put this another way, doesn't need a focus group or a poll to tell him what he ought to stand for. He already knows what he stands for, and he'll freely tell you exactly what that is.

Donald Trump: The Bull in a China Shop

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Laws

Donald Trump is the bull in a china shop, and I mean that in the nicest way. His competitors, delicate breakables, are lined up on the shelf, concerned that any bold move could topple them to the ground.

The Not-So-Secret Reason Why Women Lack Political Power

Charlotte Hill | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

When these economic elites are predominantly male -- the names of Jeb Bush's super PAC donors read like a bachelor party guest list -- this means that American public policy is disproportionately influenced by men. Decisions about whether to prioritize issues like paid sick leave, affordable child care, birth control access and equal pay are not ultimately made by the people they impact most: women.

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.

Dollars Or Sense

Dave Spencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Dave Spencer

While money can't buy you love, it can certainly help win you an election and even more so, enact or defeat legislation.

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.

Immigrants, Immigration Reform and the 2016 American Presidency.

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 07.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Stephen Balkaran

Whether we admit or not, the Hispanic vote not only became a political weapon in 2012, but in 2016, the Hispanic vote will dictate who will become the future leader of the free world.

QUIZ: How Much Do You And Bernie Sanders Agree On?

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.13.2015 | Comedy

You know how you feel about Hillary. You know how you feel about Jeb. But there are so many more presidential candidates that need to be savagely deni...

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.

Myanmar's Constitutional Challenges

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Nehginpao Kipgen

In what some thought could be a game-changer to Myanmar's political landscape, several constitutional amendments were voted down in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, or Union parliament, on June 25.

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.

Beware: Not All States Want You to Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Some politicians have tried to manipulate voting laws for their benefit, that's not right. We need integrity in our elections and voting that's free, fair, and accessible.

Why Presidential Candidates Are Talking About the Unique Threat Posed by Wall Street's Megabanks

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

The handful of Wall Street's sprawling too-big-to-fail "banks" pose a unique, dangerous threat to America's families, workers, financial system and economy, which their "hide and disguise" strategy tries to conceal.

Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush could wind up being America's next president. That's a statement that my fingers would actually refuse to type for several other Republicans, just because attempting to substitute "Donald Trump" or "Carly Fiorina" in that sentence would be so downright laughable.

Jeb Bush: Still Not Hispanic -- Or Our Friend

Senator Darren Soto | Posted 06.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Senator Darren Soto

Because he speaks Spanish and tells the story of his immigrant family, it's assumed that Bush has a more favorable record than his fellow Republicans on issues of importance to Hispanic families. But Latinos in Florida know that Jeb isn't, and never has been, on our side.

Rick Perry Tries Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

He, obviously, wants to follow the trail Bush blazed from the Texas governor's office to the Oval Office. However, this will be the second run for Perry, and he'll have to improve significantly on his previous performance to even have a chance of doing so.

Turkey's Election and Its Firsts

Aylin Unver Noi | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Aylin Unver Noi

Turkey had a parliamentary election on Sunday with 87 percent voter turnout, meaning 45 million citizens cast their votes. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that won 41 percent of the votes came first.

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.

A Third Dubya Term?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are American voters now being given the option of choosing a virtual third term for George W. Bush? Astonishingly enough, that seems to be the direction his brother's campaign has chosen to head towards.