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Sam Stein

McCain Pollster Explains Loss, Calls Frank Luntz A Moron | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chief pollster for John McCain's presidential campaign offered a candid diagnosis of how his candidate was done in, on occasion reserving harsh wo...

GOP Senator Demint: McCain Betrayed Republican Principles

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint on Friday became one of the first high-profile Republicans to publicly criticize John McCain following his electoral de...

Rick Davis Calls Palin's $150,000 Shopping Spree A "Failure Of Management"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(CNN) -- Rick Davis, the campaign manager for former John McCain's White House bid came to Sarah Palin's defense in an upcoming interview with the Nat...

What Really Happened To The Old John McCain

New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A defining moment of the "old" John McCain--as many Americans, even some of his friends, have begun to refer to him as he was before his run for the P...

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...

One Sentence Helps Explain Why the GOP Lost

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

In one clear sentence, we are given an insight into the conservative mindset. In one simple question, we see more than just a sense of entitlement, almost to the degree of noblesse oblige.

Schmidt: "He's Going To Cross The Finish Line Head Up"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Steve Schmidt, McCain's top strategist, talks about the final day of the campaign: He's [McCain's] been working very hard over the last 100 days of ...

You May Have Missed the Best Interview of the Election

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brett Ashley McKenzie

A word of advice: if you're going to call someone a socialist, you had better make certain you understand what one is prior to a national media appearance.

Is The Election About to be Stolen in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Elsewhere?

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

It would be a travesty if Obama won the national popular vote by a large margin, but lost the Electoral College narrowly because of electronic-voting manipulation in two or three states.

Photo Essay -- Joe The Plumber At Midnight In Miami

Stephen Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Elliott


Tampa McCain Rally: Where Is Everybody?

The St. Petersburg Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About 30 minutes before John McCain is scheduled to lead a rally outside Raymond James Stadium, looks like maybe 1,000 people here. What's up with tha...

Sam Stein

Obama And McCain Turn To Two Different Robocall Tactics | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the election less than 48 hours away, the Obama and McCain campaigns are trying entirely different tactics vis-à-vis robocalling to advance thei...

AP Poll: Obama Supporters Gleeful, McCain's Glum

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- That smiling guy walking down the street? Odds are he's a Barack Obama backer. The grouchy looking one? Don't ask, and don't necess...

AP: Does Palin's Maverick Label Still Stick?

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A loyal Democrat, Kenny Powers never shared Sarah Palin's conservative politics. But the United Way organizer confesses a fo...

Final weekend: Obama confident, McCain seeks upset

AP | BETH FOUHY and DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Warmed by the cheers of thousands, John McCain and Barack Obama plunged through the final weekend of their marathon race for ...

McCain's Mountain Of A Problem

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Our model does not make any specific adjustments for early voting, but it is presenting a major problem for John McCain in three states in the Mountai...

Michael Goldfarb: We All Know Which Anti-Semite I'm Talking About

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jeez. Can somebody please tell these dorks to do their frickin' homework before they go on television? If one is the McCain Campaign National Spokesman, one should at least do that.

Sam Stein

Closing McCain Ad Returns To His Biography | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign put out on Friday what could be the last television ad it airs this cycle -- a largely biographical spot that includes footage of ...

New President, New CRA

Mark Winston Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Winston Griffith

This nation doesn't need a weaker CRA, but a re-conceived and far stronger tool in the effort to ensure ready access to quality, non-discriminatory, financial services in all communities.

McCain Campaign Donor's Giving Raises Questions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Big campaign donors typically come with deep pockets and influence. But in Illinois this election cycle, no one not running for office himself has giv...

Campaign of "Crazy Talk"

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Brusin

Our economy, foreign policy, and health-care system might need change, but nearly all Americans agree that our political process and values need change.

The Republican Party Has Jumped the Shark

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

But Joe the Plumber discussing Middle East politics? The shark has been definitively jumped.

Top McCain Aides: 'Palin Simply Knew Nothing About National And International Issues'

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign continues to snipe at each other over the handling, and subsequent effect, of Sarah Palin on the campaign trail. According Nicole ...

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.

McCarthyism Redux: The McCain Campaign's Calumny Express

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Viewed in isolation, any one of several recent incidents might be dismissed as an aberration. Together, they form a disquieting, unmistakable pattern.