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OOPS: Does 'Montomayor' Top The List Of Perry Gaffes?

Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

No candidate in the GOP presidential field has had quite as many notable gaffes as Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas). From his infamous forgetfulness at a...

Fox Anchor's Big On-Air Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Tim Stenovec | Posted 07.02.2011 | Media

In his excitement following President Obama's speech Sunday night announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden, one Washington, D.C. Fox news anchor misspo...

WATCH: Tom Tancredo's Greatest Hits (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tom Tancredo has made headlines recently for his less-than-courteous involvement in the Colorado gubernatorial race. From threatening current GOP can...

When the Ink Clears: A Second Peek at Palm-Gate

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Sirucek

To America's comedians Sarah Palin is the gift that keeps on giving; to pundits she's the political actor who keeps on fascinating. Yet for all the coverage of the crib notes gaffe, a lot of people missed the point.

Friday Talking Points [107] -- What A Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Much of the frenzied activity took place this week behind closed doors (and most decidedly not on C-SPAN), as health care reform entered its final negotiating phase.

Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.

A Chance For You To Squander Your Time on Earth Like I Just Did

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

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How Joe Biden Became Gaffe-Proof

Slate | Christopher Beam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Joe Biden described an Obama ad attacking John McCain's inability to use a computer as "terrible," the world acted as if the Joe-pocalypse had fi...

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

The Education of a Cipher

Bill Parent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Parent

Real learning of complicated stuff takes time. Governor Sarah Palin has enrolled in a crash course called John McCain's Domestic and Foreign Policies. You cannot skip steps.

Vetting Joe Biden: My Conversation With His Classmate

Cristina Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristina Chang

When Joe was a teenager his friends laughed at his stated ambition to be president, but they knew he was determined to make a career of helping people.

Republicans In Denver: Ready To Strike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Salon today has a story about the Republican strategists in Denver who have "established a position behind enemy lines." Two dozen GOP operatives ha...

10 Obama/Biden Gaffes (So Far)

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Shrake

After Hillary dropped out, I lost my enthusiasm for this presidential campaign. But I'll tell you what. The fire in the belly that these two guys evinced on that stage today actually got me excited again.

Why the Right's Messaging is Working

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Why is the young brilliant upstart Obama only ahead by single digits. At least part of the reason is this: John McCain knows how to control his message.

Another McCain Gaffe? Calling Gen. Petraeus the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

I don't think McCain actually thinks Petraeus is the chairman of JCS. But within the context of all of his other gaffes, one has to wonder. Is he slipping and making simple mistakes on a regular basis?

Friday Talking Points [40] -- Obama Shines, McCain Whines

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Be careful what you wish for, John. That seems to be the message of the week for Senator John McCain. He took some campaign consultant's idea a few w...

McCain Bungles Czech Republic, Again (w/ video from NH)

Mike Caulfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Caulfield

"And as you know, the Czech Republic and Slovakia split years ago, and from time to time some of us misstate and Czechoslovakia, when the fact is, it's the Czech Republic..."

Another John McCain Gaffe -- Iraq Was the First Major Conflict After 9/11

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Was Afghanistan not major enough for him? It almost reminds you of when Rumsfeld was not impressed with invading Afghanistan because it did not provide a rich enough target environment.

Criticizing McCain's Senior Moments is Fair Game

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

If McCain, who brags about his foreign policy credentials, can't get the facts right about who shares a border with whom and who's helping who in different struggles, he is not qualified to lead this country.

McCain Owns First Foreign Policy Gaffe During Obama's Iraq Trip (VIDEO)

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Barack Obama began his trip to the Middle East and Europe, the media was already speculating about the possibility of a gaffe. Obama's travel "carr...

McCain's Cigarette Gaffe: A Cold Blood Commander-In-Chief?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Unlike most of veterans who respect human lives due to their profound and extraordinary experiences at wars, McCain's joking about people's lives is a disastrous trait for a president.

Another McCain Foreign Policy Gaffe

Ilan Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ilan Goldenberg

If the "average American" thinks that Ahmadinejad is the ultimate leader of Iran, it's up to the president to dissuade them of this notion -- not reinforce it.