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GOP Field Narrows to Five

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a few weeks since I surveyed the Republican presidential field, but recent developments seem to indicate it's time to take another look. While much attention has been paid to Fox's reshuffling of who will appear on which debate stage, virtually nobody's talking about the complete collapse of Carly Fiorina's polling.

Why It Makes No Sense That Christie And Huckabee Got Kicked Out Of Next Week's Main GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics

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'Green News Report' - October 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republicans pan government action on climate and energy at their t...

A Haiku Recap Of The Losers' Debate On CNBC

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Tonight on teeveeWe bail out some losersOn CNBC. Why do this, at all.It's a bafflement indeed.Alas, here we are. George Pataki here.Also we've Rick Sa...

First-Ever U.S. Presidential Candidates' Forum Held Abroad in Jerusalem, Israel, November 2-4, 2015

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Natasha Srdoc

US presidential candidates have been invited to participate in the first-ever US Presidential Candidates' Forum held abroad, focusing on foreign and defense policy issues.

Most GOP 2016 Hopefuls STILL Won't Back 9/11 Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

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GOP Energy And Environment Forum Canceled Because No One Was Going To Show Up

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

A forum for Republican presidential candidates to discuss energy and environment has been canceled "due to a lack of sufficient candidate partic...

GOP Field Narrows to Top Six

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican candidates have now entered a winnowing phase where voters are clearly indicating that there are only six viable candidates in the race. From an initial field of 17, two have dropped out, five are on life support (politically), and four are in stable but critical condition.

Predicting Next Republicans to Exit the Race

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race.

Job Subsidy-Scamming Perry and Walker Bite the Dust: Who's Next?

Greg LeRoy | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Greg LeRoy

I'm not one to invoke Higher Powers, but for those of us watchdogging corporate welfare, the early departures of candidates Rick Perry and Scott Walker are enough to suggest Divine Intervention. Two of the most outrageous subsidy sinners are gone. If Somebody Up There is meting out economic development justice, who's next to drop?

Friday Talking Points -- Beyond the Debate Stage

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something sneaking up on everyone in the political world is the surprising amount of GOP candidates who are open to ending a massive tax break for hedge fund managers. President Obama has noticed, and is pointing it out.

A Lot Of Trump's Most Vocal Opponents Will Probably Vote For Him If He Gets Nominated

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

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Snap Debate Reactions

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

CNN was (obviously) baiting everyone into getting into little personal spats, which did happen a number of times, but more than just fireworks this did provoke some interesting back-and-forth exchanges between candidates with differing (even, at times, opposing) viewpoints.

Former N.Y. Governor George Pataki Explains His Twitter War With Donald Trump

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Over the weekend, former New York Gov. George Pataki and fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to Twitter to snipe at one another -- Pataki tweeted that Trump is "unfit to run for president," and Trump responded by saying Pataki was "a terrible governor."

Friday Talking Points -- Bye-Bye, Rick!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I must admit I got it wrong when I predicted a few weeks ago that Perry would stay in the race longer than Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun betting who will drop out next!

Pataki Headquarters

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Blood in the Polls: Trump Isn't the First Republican to Alienate Women

Janesh Rahlan | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Janesh Rahlan

As the blood continued to flow out of Megyn Kelly's "wherever," Donald Trump was still sitting comfortably on top of the GOP primary polls. While Trump's supporter base likely represents a relatively small part of the GOP base, this incident is only adding to the GOP's alienation of women.

Report from Purple America: Can the Top 'Values Candidates' Predict Who Will Be the Next President?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Many Republican politicians call themselves "values candidates." What does that really mean? Is there another way to talk about "values" that expands the definition and lends more predictability to the success of the 2016 presidential election?

Fiorina Wins Republican Underdog Debate

David Cahn | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
David Cahn

Amid an ugly performance by unpolished candidates, mostly on the fringe of their own party, Carly Fiorina stood out with a decisive victory.

5 Boring Presidential Candidates Last Night's Debacle Made Us Wish We Could Bring Back

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Amanda Gutterman

Didn't last night's circus make you long for the days when politicians were wonks or accountant types? When political debates were boring, because the candidates actually talked about policy and you didn't want to yank your hair out?

My Quick Take on the Fox Kiddie Table Debate

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is confirming our long-held astonishment that he could be Governor of anything, let alone the 12th largest economy in the world. One day, and hopefully soon, Rick Perry will not seem like a blubbering doofus. That day is not today.

Bobby Jindal Says He'd Send The IRS After Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

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The Conservative Playbook -- A Romantic Fantasy

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Nelson

Racism, child labor, poverty, gender inequality and homophobia are not phenomena of the 21st century. They are our history. Over the past 5 or 6 decades the doors to these parts of our reality were kicked open and folks like those in Monday's focus group and forum audience don't want to look.

GOP Clown Car Madness: The 2016 Republican Debate Tournament

Russ Belville | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Russ Belville

When political wonks are prostrating themselves before Sheldon Adelson for a shot at his billions, you can't really expect us to care what politicians may or may not say in a public debate. Instead, let's set candidates in a series of one-on-one debates and run it NCAA March Madness style.

What to Watch for in the First GOP "Debate"

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Terry Connelly

This will work out to a total of about 10 minutes for each candidate over the life of the show. Sounds more like an extended high school musical audition than any sort of serious effort to identify the policy proposals and positions, and test the temperament, of the persons now seeking the presidency on the GOP side.