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The Truth Behind The Hagel-McCain 'Rift'

Real Clear Politics | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

In Washington, personal relationships between politicians are almost always scrutinized for their transactional significance....

The Inevitable McCain Attack Ad

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry and Joe Long

What distinguishes the McCain-Davis-Schmidt approach is that they don't even care what their version of the facts are. They will literally say anything. We're pretty sure this ad will be out soon.

McCain's "Real Americans" Ad

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry and Joe Long

"Real Americans" from "Real America" give their carefully reasoned and meticulously constructed arguments against an Obama presidency. Behold the GOP base in all its glory.

Obama Defeats . . . Nixon?

Daniel Frick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Frick

Can Barack Obama succeed in laying Richard Nixon's ghost to rest? As Obama pledges bipartisanship and reaches across the aisle to John McCain, many of us can't help but hope that we've seen the end of the politics of denigration.

Bill Ayers Calls Obama A 'Family Friend' In Updated Book

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a new afterword to his 2001 memoir, Fugitive Days, Bill Ayers refers to himself as a "family friend" of President-elect Barack Obama, according to...

Keep The Lipstick Off The Pig

Tom Gilroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gilroy

However badly we'd love to flush the karmic toilet, how likely it is the forces that gave us Enron, Jack Abramoff, economic collapse and Blackwater has been humbled into changing their venal ways? Not a chance.

Bill Ayers Tells His Side: 'A Bit Surreal'

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Ayers, who stayed quiet throughout the presidential campaign even as he became its central lightning rod, finally broke his silence on Election D...

Stop the Last Big Lie

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Toby Barlow

Obama's position is a whole lot better for coal miners than John McCain's, whose big energy solution is not coal, it's nuclear.

Another Robocall On Obama's Aunt, Jeremiah Wright

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The last-minute, under the radar issue some Republican groups are pushing this year appears to be the news that Obama's aunt is an illegal immigrant. ...

McCain's Rev. Wright Attack Ad Can Drive Undecideds: Polling Science Tells Us So

Robert Kubey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kubey

The critical point is that it is easier to scare undecideds than uplift and inspire these same voters. The psychobiological study of fear demonstrates this.

Major Newspapers, Networks Don't Dig Deep When Covering McCain

Jim Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Kaplan

It is not enough to report what a candidate says. When he lies, distorts, or smears, he should be held accountable in print or on the air.

If Only Obama Agreed To McCain's "Town Hall" Meetings

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

McCain sticks to his absurd story that it was Obama who forced him to embark on one of the most fiercely negative campaigns in history.

McCain Campaign Resorting To Scam Emails

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

(SYOP News 10/31/08) In an attempt to cover last minute paid ads, the McCain/Palin campaign has resorted to emails sent from untrackable Nigerian URLs...

WATCH: John McCain's New Attack Ad "Closing Argument"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

With even the red states turning on him, I'm tempted to feel sorry for McCain. But then, I remember that he was the one who chose the path that led him to where he is today.

McCain/Palin Appeals to Prejudice, Fear and Anti-Intellectualism are Making it Close

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

The Palin/McCain camps have so completely played the press guilt about their personal views in favor of Obama, they can now say just about anything without paying a price.

Dear John McCain, A Farewell...

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

Is this how you really want to go out? Do you want the following hate-filled gems to be the final symbol of your failed campaign? Is this how you want to be remembered?

Jason Linkins

McCain Attack Ads By Hollywood Auteurs, Round Two | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, LandlineTV released a reel of spoofs, using the aesthetic of well-known Hollywood directors (John Woo, Wes Anderson, and Kevin Smith) as a ...

WATCH: My Reponse To McCain's Weird "Yet" Ad : "Anymore"

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

John McCain is so darn mavericky that's he's put out an ad that says Barack Obama isn't ready....yet. I myself do not have the mavercikish brain to wr...

Channel This Election Fervor Into Helping the Country

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

When the dust settles Tuesday, the lunatic fringe on both sides of the aisle will crawl back into their burrows, and the rest of us will be left to repair the damage done by the Bush Administration.

There Will Be a Crisis, No Matter Who Is President

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles J. Brown

It's been over a week since Joe Biden said that world events would test Obama in his first six months in office: "Mark my words. It will not be six ...

I Helped Pay for That, Too, Senator McCain

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

Yes. I helped pay for that extravagant half-hour Obama commercial. I contribute as much as I can afford.

Top McCain Advisor Learned Slime Tactics From Jesse Helms

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

During the '84 NC Senate race, one of Helms' top aides responsible for implementing a gay-bashing strategy was McCain advisor Charlie Black.

Projecting McCain

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aimee Liu

Virtually every attack McCain makes against Barack Obama is a projection of his own fear or loathing.

Crazy Woman in Pittsburgh? Republican Problems Run Deeper

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I hope McCain's team of Karl Rove wannabes make 20 or 30 more mistakes in the final days before the election.

Time For Hannity and Friends to Take a Xanax

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

It's over. The American people have spoken. If this election was a basketball game, it would be time to clear the benches and let the subs play out the clock.