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McCain Pounds Obama... In NCAA Picks, That Is

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The "First Bracket" may have brought President Obama some unwanted scrutiny this past week, but a number of lawmakers -- like most Americans -- preppe...

Sam Stein

Meghan McCain Knocks Obama For Going On Leno (And Gets Her Facts Wrong) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain family remains a tough one for the president to win over. Half an hour or so before Barack Obama's interview on the Tonight Show was set t...

Sam Stein

Coulter: McCain v. Obama Was Like Helen Thomas v. George Foreman In His Prime | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more interesting dynamics of the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend in D.C. has been how eager conservatives have been t...

Sam Stein

McCain Confronts Obama On Marine One (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the closing session of the president's fiscal responsibility summit on Monday, high-ranking members of Congress were asked to put on their reportor...

Sam Stein

Dems Fed Up With McCain: "Angry Old Defeated Candidate" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are growing increasingly frustrated with the brash political attacks Sen. John McCain has launched against Barack Obama in the weeks since t...

McCain Hits Obama For William Lynn Pick

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former Raytheon lobbyist nominated to be deputy defense secretary despite President Barack Obama's ban on hiring lobbyists will s...

Sam Stein

McCain Praises Clinton, Draws On Obama's Inaugural Address | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Hillary Clinton's ascension to the post of Secretary of State has never really been in doubt, even after Sen. John Cornyn put a hold on a confirm...

Sam Stein

McCain: GOP Must Work With Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reverting to the role of Republican foil that made him an unpopular figure for many conservatives, John McCain argued on Friday that historical circum...

Why McCain Could Break the Presidential-Loser Mold

Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like the sun rising in the east and the L.A. Clippers losing more games than they win, you can count on the losing candidate in any election talking a...

McCain Tells Letterman: "I Don't Want To Talk About The Bleeping Campaign"

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — John McCain paid a lighthearted visit to David Letterman on Thursday, joking: "I don't want to talk about the bleeping campaign." Th...

Dems See McCain Role In Congress

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Before resting from the grueling presidential race, John McCain began discussing with senior aides what role he will play in the Senat...

Wash Post: Obama, Democrats Hold A Commanding Position

Washington Post | David S. Broder, Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama and the Democrats hold a commanding position two days before Tuesday's election, with the senator from Illinois leading in states whose e...

McCain Forced To Campaign In Arizona

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are making a late play for Arizona as new polls show home-state Senator John McCain with a shrinking single-digit edge over Barack Obama. A...

Israeli Daily Denounced by French Government for Attack on Obama

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

Citing alleged insider knowledge of talks conducted between Obama and French President Sarkozy, Haaretz's front page story berated the U.S. Democratic candidate as "utterly immature." The strategy backfired.

McCain Running Robocalls In Home State Of Arizona

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain and the Republican National Committee are now running robocalls attacking Obama as weak on terrorism -- in McCain's home state of Arizona,...

Sam Stein

McCain Ad: Obama Wants Higher Taxes For Workin' Joes | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Expanding on his closing argument, John McCain put out an ad on Tuesday morning that accuses Barack Obama of pushing redistributive tax policies and w...

McCain Hiring Field Organizers Who Support Obama

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The UK Times reports that some of John McCain's canvassers are actually supporting Barack Obama -- they're just there for the money. Two women walk o...

McCain Camp Waging Ground War Under the Surface Out of Sight

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

Something strange has been going on here in North Carolina. In Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Pittsburgh, Johnstown -- and now here in Durha...

538's Nate Silver: How McCain Could Win

NY Post | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With nine days to go until the election, John McCain's electoral map is in tatters. According to, Obama presently holds leads of five or ...

Jason Linkins

Obama Camp Pushes Back On Interpretation Of Radio Remarks | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's pretty clear that, having finally found their narrative at the very last minute in the form of a plumber named Joe in Ohio who thinks that Obama ...

Teachers Can't Vouch for McCain's "Voucher Plan"

Cheryl Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cheryl Lubin

As a high school teacher who dips into my own wallet to buy paper and pencils for students in the second largest school district in the land, I recognize the dangers of a pro-voucher McCain administration. Vouchers are not, as Obama so succinctly put it, the panacea for failing schools.

Dozens Of Call Center Workers Quit Over McCain Attacks

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attack...

What Is a Maverick Anyway?

Sarah Moglewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Moglewer

According to Webster's Dictionary, maverick means "unbranded calf." In the case of McCain, could it mean someone who goes out against the pack? Well, in this case, that definition doesn't apply.

Even Practical Omaha May Be Welcoming Change This Election

The Ballot Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Ballot Box

By Brad Davis OMAHA -- This city touts a market area of nearly 1.3 million, but it's still the sort of place where people ask where you went to high ...

The Four Types of Undecided Voters

Barbara Dehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Dehn

With eight days to go, and two totally different candidates, how can anyone still be undecided? Turns out, there are lots of different kinds of undecided voters. They don't fall neatly into an easily parodied pigeon hole.