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Florida Delegation STRANDED By RNC Organizers

Posted 08.28.2012 | Miami

Florida had a wrench thrown into its Republican National Convention plans when now-Hurricane Isaac barrelled past Tampa, but Tuesday afternoon organiz...

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich Campaign Threatens To Take Florida Challenge To Convention Floor | Sam Stein | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top official with the Newt Gingrich campaign said Thursday that the former House speaker would take a challenge over the allocation of...

Florida Primary Comes At A Price

AP | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- Florida broke the presidential primary rules – again – but officials figure it's worth a penalty for their state to maintain a re...

Sam Stein

Why Newt Gingrich May Not Be Bluffing | Sam Stein | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's announcement that he is taking his campaign to the Republican convention in Tampa is being dismissed as typical e...

Biden, Broward County and a Bounty of Electoral Votes

The Huffington Post | Ron Levitt | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL –- The Democratic National Committee announcement over Labor Day weekend that Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Florida...

Jason Linkins

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, With Good News From Florida | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For years, the word "Florida" has been something of a four-letter word for Democrats. Remember that whole recount thing that happened in 2000? Yeah, ...

"PUMAMAs" - And How the Clintons Can Channel the Power of Positive Resentment

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

While conventional wisdom says that Obama needs to reach out to disaffected Hillary supporters, another school of thought says nothing he can do will win them over. Only the Clintons can.

Sam Stein

Sources: DNC Florida Compromise Reached, Michigan Deal On The Table | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Party's Rules and Bylaws Committee is close to reaching a deal to seat the entire Florida and Michigan delegations, each with half of i...

Bill Clinton At Private Fundraiser In April: Seat Half The Delegates (Audio)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Saturday a video surfaced on YouTube containing an audio recording of Bill Clinton from a private fundraiser said to have been held on Tuesday, Apr...

After DNC Ruling Obama 66 Delegates Away From Clinching Nomination

AP | NEDRA PICKLER and BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Party leaders agreed Saturday to seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half-votes at this summer's convention with a ...

Watch The DNC Meeting Live

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The DNC is meeting today to determine the fate of the contested Florida and Michigan delegates. You can watch the events live here. Watch live vide...

Thomas B. Edsall

Clinton's Choice: Scorch The Earth Or Prepare To Fold | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Clinton campaign operatives face a crucial decision Saturday morning. Their first alternative is to go into the Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC) meet...

Seth Colter Walls

Clinton Rally Organizers: We'll Back Obama If He's Nominee | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"You're not going to write that we're a bunch of hysterical women trying to create havoc, are you?" The tone is part weary, part sarcastic, and a lit...

The Trap: Clinton's "Briarpatch" Strategy For The DNC Rules Committee Meeting

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

A compromise Democratic Party decision tomorrow on how to allocate the Mich. and Fl. delegates will not be a setback for Clinton. On the contrary, it will give her the fodder she needs to continue her campaign.

Florida Delegate Fight Continued

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Levitt

Without "100 percent recognition now," some Floridians are saying they will organize a convention floor fight, that if Obama wins the nomination, he must select Clinton as his running mate "or face a shellacking."

Obama, Clinton, McCain Descend On FL, Despite Delegate Mess

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Levitt

"Suddenly, the candidates are all like Ponce de Leon," one Democratic activist said. "They've discovered Florida." Clinton supporters are underlining the state's significance for the general election.

Anybody For Mud Wrestling?

Mitch Ceasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mitch Ceasar

Each passing day, I feel more wanted. It's my status as one of the remaining uncommitted superdelegates. I feel like a character in an ultimate reality game show entitled the Democratic Nomination.

Florida, Michigan cannot save Clinton

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Michigan and Florida alone can't save Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign. Interviews with those considering how to handle the two s...

Jimmy Carter: Florida, Michigan Shouldn't Count

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ormer President Jimmy Carter says delegates from Florida and Michigan should not be counted at the Democratic National Convention because they "disqua...

Florida Dems: Plan To Seat Delegates Almost Complete

AP | BRENT KALLESTAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's Democratic congressional delegation called on the national party Thursday to seat the state's delegation based on ...

The Five Stages Of Political Grieving: Acceptance Comes to Camp Clinton

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

Psychology may be too "elite" for the new Clintons, but it seems clear they're more than midway through the five classic stages of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.

Clinton Camp Stoops To Language Games And Overt Race Strategizing

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The press conference was marked by sad Clintonian parsing. The primary is close, depending on how you define "close." Gas prices are a white issue. African-Americans, as a mass, are Obama's "passionate supporters."

Clinton Camp Tries To Redefine Delegate Math

Washington Times | Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Times noticed that Sen. Clinton's website has changed the 'magic number' of delegates -- the number needed to secure the nomination. T...

Party Leaders To Hear Florida, Michigan Delegate Challenges

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A plan to award half-delegates for the disputed Michigan and Florida Democratic presidential primaries will get a hearing before pa...

Jason Linkins

Carville, Richardson Continue Catfight On Larry King Live | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even better than that staged WWE wrestling match between "Hillary Clinton" and "Barack Obama" was last night's hullabalunacy on Larry King between Jam...