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Bipartisanship Achieved!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ted Cruz wanted to be on television. That's pretty much it, in terms of any effective result that he achieved. In fact, it was so obvious that the worst invective against Cruz continues to come from his own party.

Palin's Latest Obama Lies

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Banned from attacking Ayers? Not at all. Palin's assault was scripted by the very "elitists" and the "brainiacs in the GOP machine" she continues to malign.

The Unhinging of John McCain

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

In case anyone hasn't noticed, Arizona Senator John McCain has been making a fool of himself lately, on a weekly if not daily basis, his rants seeming to be fueled by an unhealthy mix of anger and envy, with not insignificant hints of racism and misogyny thrown in for good measure.

The Lies of Sarah Palin: "Words Straight Out of the Confederacy" (Excerpt)

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Geoffrey Dunn

Contrary to what she has promulgated afterwards about believing in victory until the end in 2008, Sarah Palin, according to John McCain advisors, had long believed the loss was inevitable -- she had clearly set her sights on 2012.

Jason Linkins

'O: A Presidential Novel' Flops With Readers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What is "O: A Presidential Novel," exactly? If you believe Mark Halperin, it's a work of campaign slashfic written by Mark Salter so that he could get...

Mysterious Author Of Obama Book Revealed?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Time's Mark Halperin claims to have solved the mystery of the anonymous author behind O: A Presidential Novel, saying that the scribe is none other th...

Jason Linkins

Mark Salter Caught Up In 'O' Speculation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Well! It looks like I may have been wrong about this: Time's Mark Halperin claims to have solved the mystery of the anonymous author behind ...

Palin Usurped "Concession" Speech

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Headlines recently declared "Sarah Palin's Speeches Were Ready but Never Seen -- Until Now." While Palin did not deliver her concession speech on election night, she did deliver most of it eight days later.

Top McCain Aide: Press, Obama Made Him Change

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The morning after John McCain's defeat, Mark Salter, McCain's closest aide and biographer, sipped coffee in the courtyard of the Biltmore Resort and S...

In John Edwards' Country

Robert Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Draper

Six years ago, John Edwards was looking ahead, and with good reason. No Southern politician seemed to have a more glorious future.

The Straight Talk Train Wreck

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

2008-10-30-mccainpull.jpg I'm not one to kick a man when he's down, but I feel compelled to share a cautionary tale of my own firsthand experience with the Straight-Talk Express. That hell-bent freight train rolled over me a couple years ago and I haven't felt the same since.

McCain Loyalist Salter Turned Into Media Litigator

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I see the bias for Obama all over," he said, and let that hang there. His office TV was muted, but his crazed beeper was signaling him every minute o...

McCain's Narrative Problem

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

His campaign seems based on one idea alone: because of who he is -- not what he has done as a senator, not what he wants to do as president, but who he is -- John McCain should be president.

Jason Linkins

McCain Aide Mark Salter Goes On Curse-Filled Rant Against Andrew Sullivan | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No matter what one thinks of the McCain campaign -- and no matter how the election turns out -- this interview presages the must-read books that are sure to come from McCain campaign staffers around this time next year.

Jed Lewison

Unsuspended: McCain Aide Confirms Several Hours Of Debate Prep...Last Night | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to MSNBC's David Shuster, McCain Aide Mark Salter has confirmed that last night John McCain spent two or three hours preparing for tonight's...

Sam Stein

When "Losing One's Bearings" Is An Appropriate Campaign Attack | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in March, the McCain campaign was apoplectic after Barack Obama, responding to claims that he had been endorsed by Hamas, accused the Senator of ...

Is John McCain Responsible for His Own Negative Campaign?

Robert Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Schlesinger

It's McCain's campaign, not Steve Schmidt's or Mark Salter's or anyone else's. We might joke otherwise, but John McCain does take credit for his bizarre ads.

McCain: You've Got Authenticity -- It's Time for Something Else

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

We value authentic individuality. It's part of our national DNA -- which is why McCain has been so front-and-center all these years. He's nailed authentic -- and it isn't enough.

McCain and Me: Hero Worship Dies Hard (But When It Does...)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The way the McCain camp has reacted to my revelation about his not voting for Bush in 2000 is further confirmation that he is now willing to say or do anything, or sling mud at anyone, to satisfy his hunger for the White House.

LA Times Corroborates Arianna's McCain-Bush Report

Los Angeles Times | James Rainey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A report by liberal blogger and author Arianna Huffington that John McCain had admitted not voting for George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential race sp...

John McCain's Do Or Die Push In The Granite State

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Photo by Joshua Skaroff With just hours left to seal the deal with New Hampshire voters, Arizona Senator John McCain is presenting his final argumen...