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Pundits' New Lament: Clinton Might Win, But She Won't Win The Right Way

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.06.2016 | Media
Eric Boehlert

That distant rumble you're hearing from the Beltway is the sounds of pundits eagerly excavating as they dig up the campaign goal posts established for Hillary Clinton's presidential run and reset them during the middle of the race.

Former Bush Strategist Likens Arizona's Anti-Gay Christians To Islamic Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist Matthew Dowd equated Arizona’s anti-gay Christians in support of SB 1062 -- newly passed legisl...

Former George W. Bush Aide Believes Chris Christie 'Could Actually Benefit' From Bridge Scandal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

In the eyes of one former George W. Bush aide, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) could stand to profit from the George Washington Bridge traffic trou...

The Presidential Debate Expectation Game

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Over the next two weeks, when you hear that Romney is a debating machine or that Obama is too smooth to fail, don't listen. We're not looking for the candidate who exceeds expectations. We want the best person for the job. For the electorate, the best way to win the expectation game is not to play.

Romney Sticks Silver Foot in His Mouth Again

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's one thing to fire off the inflammatory rhetoric when it's part of the day-to-day grind of a close election. It's another to shamelessly exploit for political purposes the deaths of Americans who've sacrificed their lives to make the world a better place.

Former Bush Strategist: Paul Ryan 'So Stretched The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

Former George W. Bush strategist Matthew Dowd slammed Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Sunday, taking issue with the facts presented ...

Congratulations, President Obama, for Safeguarding Religious Freedom!

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Angela Bonavoglia

Catholic women who choose to use birth control are making that decision based on one of the most cherished beliefs in the Catholic faith: the primacy of conscience.

Even as Romney Recovers, Newt's Attacks Are Killing His Chances In the Fall

David Paul | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The world is different now from when Karl Rove and Matthew Dowd crafted a political strategy in a world with no center. Today, the center looms, and Republican chances are zero if they cannot win the suburbs.

On Immigration Reform, GOP Candidates Should Ask "What Would Reagan DO?"

Frank Sharry | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

The latest Republican presidential debate, being held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, will undoubtedly feature endless paeans from the candidates to our nation's 40th President. Yet on the issue of immigration, the Republican 2012 field has a lot to learn from the Gipper.

Matthew Dowd Slams Media And Both Parties For Attacking WikiLeaks

National Journal | Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judging by the press accounts, Washington is still buzzing over WikiLeaks' release of classified U.S. government information, with both Republicans an...

Common Theme of Gulf Oil Spill, Wall Street Collapse: Unrestrained Corporate Recklessness

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Creamer

International corporations have no loyalty whatsoever to our country or its welfare. They are huge, free-floating international organizations dedicated to only one goal: making as much money as possible for themselves.

Think Again: On TV News, "Right" Makes Right

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

ABC News apparently thinks it's appropriate to invite former political advisor to George W. Bush, Matthew Dowd, to guest host ABC's This Week next week.

Matthew Dowd Guest-Hosting 'This Week' On ABC

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While ABC's "This Week" continues to search for a permanent host, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd will guest-host the program this Sunday. Dowd i...

Jason Linkins

Noonan's 'Catastrophic Success' Argument Was Better When Matthew Dowd Originally Made It | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In today's Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan is a-flutter with concern that "passage of the health-care bill will be, for the administration, a catast...

Sam Stein

GOP Wages Internal Debate Over Tax Increase For Afghan War | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two former advisers to George W. Bush had a spirited debate on Sunday morning over the possibility of a surtax to pay for a troop escalation in Afghan...

Sam Stein

Matthew Dowd: GOP Playing With Fire On Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, who was something of a reliable GOP heretic during the 2008 campaign, offered another off-message moment on Sunda...

Jason Linkins

The Most Unlikely Bedfellows In Politics | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ever since the Season of Transition began, it hasn't escaped the media's attention that President-Elect Barack Obama has been signing up his political...

Sam Stein

Obama's Foreign Policy Team Earns High Praise, But Concern About Clintons | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With President-elect Barack Obama set to announce his foreign policy team on Monday, the names expected to fill out the squad were widely praised on t...

Sunday Watch 11-02-08: In Which the Guesswork Pageant Flutters to an End

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

While McCain campaign manager Rick Davis affected not the slightest care in the world, Obama chief strategist David Axelrod refused to play the prophecy game.

Sam Stein

Bush Strategist: McCain Knows He Put Country At Risk With Palin Pick | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Matthew Dowd, a prominent political consultant and chief strategist for George W. Bush's reelection campaign eviscerated John McCain on Tuesday for hi...

Report: McCain Camp Divided Over Facing Clinton, Obama

Texas Monthly | Evan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night I moderated/facilitated a conversation at the Headliner's Club in Austin between old (and still) friends and (possibly future) collaborator...

ABC's Latest Hire: Former Bushie

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Matthew Dowd started out as a Democratic operative, then helped engineer George W. Bush's winning White House campaigns before growing disenchanted an...