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Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.03.2016 | Home
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Liberal Blogger Hired To Defend Redskins From Racism Charges Calls It Quits

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.08.2014 | Home

The Virginia political blogger who was hired to help defend Washington's football team against accusations of racism resigned Monday night, claiming t...

George Allen Apologizes For 'Macaca' Comment

Roll Call | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

"During my last campaign, I never should have singled out that young man working for my opponent," Allen said. "He was just doing his job. I was wrong...

Huckabee's Moment

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lea Lane

Politicians lose favor for many reasons. Sometimes it's a buildup of things so overwhelming that even the under-informed get it: Sarah Palin's increas...

Howard Fineman

Virginia: The Second Civil War | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Civil War was mostly about Virginia: whoever controlled it would win the war. The presidential election of 2012 is shaping up the same way. In a stunning reversal of recent history, Barack Obama won Virginia, and with an equally stunning 53 percent of the vote. Now the issue is whether he can do it again. There is no more important strategic question.

George Allen: 'Macaca' Was A 'Made Up Word,' Not A 'Racial Insult'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), fresh off an official comeback announcement, recently sought to address his use of the racial slur "macaca" during h...

Video Cameras Keep Candidates Honest on Campaign Trail

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The ubiquitous video cameras on the campaign trail do more than catch gaffes. They also show how politicians change their messages in front of different audiences.

What Part of "It's Never Off the Record" Don't You Get?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Alderman

The digital age and the internet has further limited what a public figure should and should not say. But that does not change the first commandment of all public dialogue: you are never off the record!

Chris Christie's 'Macaca Moment' on Health Care

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Christie is now on film, getting short with someone for daring to question the whims of the health care industry. 2009-09-28-Untitld1.jpg

Jason Linkins

No, Virginia, This Is Not A "Macaca Moment" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lots of people think that Bob McDonnell's college thesis "The Republican Party's Vision for the Family" may prove to be his undoing. And lots of those people seem to be working for the Washington Post.

George Allen Could Make Comeback In Virginia: Poll

The Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Public Policy Polling releases a fascinating survey of the Virginia electorate, one that gives former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), defeated in a razor-t...

Macaca Day 2009: From George Allen to Claire McCaskill, Video Trackers to Town Haters

Dan Manatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Manatt

Town Halls -- perhaps they should be renamed "Town Hates" -- have become the front lines of an anti-government revolt by various groups, including health care reform opponents.

Jason Linkins

George Allen To Pen Treatise On "The Triumph Of Character" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Via Wonkette comes the news that former Virginia senator and mutterer of racist exotica George Allen is going to be writing a book, and that book is g...

GOP 'Trackers' Follow Dems, Hoping For A 'Macaca' Moment

McClatchy DC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rep. Chris Carney was walking down a Capitol Hill street when suddenly -- bam -- an anonymous Republican with a video camera who'd been following him ...

Saltsman and Allen: Separated at Birth?

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Katie Halper

These two Southerners share a striking resemblance and a gift for race-based humor. But could they also share genes? Or alleles, at the very least?

HuffPost's DNC Panel: Game Change -- How the New Media Are Impacting the '08 Race

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

Tech advances -- and the new media they've made possible -- have had a game-changing effect on the political world. To explore this brave new world of broadband politics and political coverage, HuffPost is hosting a discussion during the Democratic National Convention.

Courting the Pro-Palin Hooters Demographic in Va.

Riley Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riley Murray

Republicans in Augusta County have been working to sustain a rise in base enthusiasm for the McCain-Palin ticket. The Party's large "I'm Voting for the Chick" signs are cropping up across the county and are most popular with male small-business owners.

Happy Macaca Day!!! The 2nd Anniversary of the Birth of YouTube Politics

Dan Manatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Manatt

Just two years ago, the modern age of YouTube/Web Video Politics began: On 8.11.06, Sen. George Allen, a shoo in for reelection and early favorite fo...

Bill Clinton's "Macaca" Moment

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Winer

There's too much control of the political process by the press, and that's too easily manipulated by the candidates. We'll see that play out in the fall as press favorites, Obama and McCain, compete.