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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?

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.

GOP Debate Prep

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The second debate of the Republican nomination race is fast approaching, so in preparation I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the entire GOP field once again. First, though, a word about the debates themselves.

Only One Republican Hasn't Been Invited To The Next GOP Debate Yet

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - All but one of the 17 Republicans vying for the party's presidential nomination have made the cut so far for the next d...

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?

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.

'Green News Report' - August 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.06.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Polluters and their allies line up to attack Obama's new landmark emissions rule; Majority of Americans support cutting emissions and fighting global warming; and Republicans get a new 2016 contender -- try to guess his position on climate change.

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.

Yet Another Republican Is Running For President. Seriously.

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore filed the paperwork on Wednesday to join the race for the Republican presidential...

Jason Linkins

Former Virginia Gov. Might Also Run For President Because Why Not? | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

If you were worried the GOP presidential field was going to top out at a measly 17 candidates, never fear: Jim Gilmore is going to be the next Republi...

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore To Run For President Because Why Not

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

July 7 (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore said on Tuesday he would join the crowded race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination...

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

McCain's Bumper Sticker Strategy

Emily Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Pease

The simple-minded bumper stickers are back, and boy do they look good on the rear window of a 4x4: "Drill Here Drill Now." The policy they propose, though, doesn't look so good.

Field Report, Virginia: Blue Boots In The Red Zones

Riley Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riley Murray

The infusion of national resources builds on a surge of grass-roots volunteerism. "I can remember when you could hold a committee meeting in a phone booth. This campaign will put us on the map!"

2008 Virginia Senate General Election:
Gilmore (R) vs Warner (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

VA-Sen: Gilmore vs Warner

Jason Linkins

Jim Gilmore Announces That He Will Enter, Later Lose, Virginia Senate Race | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jim Gilmore today announced his intention to seek the Senate seat being vacated by outgoing Republican Senator Mark Warner. A handful of Virginians l...