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Sam Stein

McCain Admits Tensions Over Palin Among Former Staff (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) demurred once again when asked to divine the kind of candidate for president his former running mate, Sarah Palin, could be...

Sarah Palin's Presidential To Do List

Trish Wend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trish Wend


McCain Once Again Shows Republican Party Is Just 24 Years Behind Democrats

Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breuer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breuer

Palin does reinforce McCain's maverick image. He threw out the established guidelines for picking a VP and went with the Fox News method of simply picking the hottest broad he could find.

Sarah Palin: Average Hockey Mom or Spawn of Satan?

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Carman

Palin appears to have turned herself into a Barbie doll to advance her political career. Which, of course, will make feminists everywhere line up to vote for her. Especially Hilary supporters.

A Viewer's Guide to the Sarah Palin Nomination

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Carman

What does all of this mean? The friendly, apparently all-American demeanor? The rabid support of radical right-wing fundamentalists? The dogged, inexplicable hatred of trooper Wooten?

Sam Stein

Kristol Defends Palin But Says Lieberman Would Have Been As Good | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Kristol defended yet again of the choice of Sarah Palin as McCain's Vice President during a breakfast conference on Thursday. But the prominent n...

People Who Would Be Better VP Picks than Sarah Palin

Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Leo

Of course, many of these people are not Republicans. But if you're compromising everywhere else, why not on party affiliation?

Early Voting Flood in Swing States Predicts Obama Tsunami

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Banking base voters early is now allowing the Obama campaign to focus its energy in the home stretch on independent and undecided voters.

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein

Eagleburger Blisters Palin: "Of Course" She's Not Ready | Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A former Republican Secretary of State and one of John McCain's most prominent supporters offered a stunningly frank and remarkably bleak assessment o...

McCain Campaign Tried Using Assault Hoax to Slime Obama

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

According to one of the actual police reports documenting the charade's unraveling, Ashley Todd says she can't remember whether she mutilated her own face, or had someone else do it.

McCain and Palin Inciting Violence in North Carolina

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

In the wake of McCain-Palin visits to North Carolina, a string of election season crimes have occurred around the state involving violence, vandalism, and harassment.

The End of the Bradley Effect -- and the Dawn of The Palin Defect

Fred Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Goldring

I believe that the majority of independent swing voters who are on the fence about whether to vote for McCain or Obama will ultimately choose Barack in the voting booth because of Sarah Palin.

Signs of Growing Friction Between McCain and Palin

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Palin is in the driver's seat and plans to stay there. Her take-no-prisoners nasty streak and extreme right wing views have found kindred spirits now that she's fully staffed up with veterans of Bush.

Exclusive! Tapes Of Palin Debate Cram Session!

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

I KNEW we'd heard that voice somewhere before! And I knew we'd heard this ANSWER somewhere before! "Something doesn't smell right..." - David Letter...

Still More Questions About Sarah Palin and that Combed-Over Guy with the Creepy Smile Who Hangs on to Her Skirt for Dear Life

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Slansky

Knowing his parents as we do, what seems the likeliest inspiration for infant Trig's name?

Sarah Palin's Inbox Reveals Possible Troopergate Smoking Guns

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Why the secrecy? Why try so hard to cover up your e-mail trail? What exactly is Gov. Palin trying to hide?

Leaked: McCain's Earmark Memo to Palin

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Camp

Sarah Palin E-Mails Deleted Under Cover of Hacking Incident

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

A strange hacking incident earlier today tied up another loose end for Gov. Sarah Palin. Overnight, one of Palin's Yahoo e-mail accounts was compromi...

Mad Over Sarah Palin? Time To Get Busy for Obama.

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

How can progressives channel our outrage over the prospect of an unqualified, dangerously far-right wing pitbull with lipstick like Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency?

Palin Electrifies but Will She Signify? - Why Her Selection as VP May Cost Republicans the White House

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

No one denies that John McCain's choice of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his VP running mate was an act of desperation - but by an extraordinary str...

The View From Wasilla - God Help Us if Sarah Palin is Elected

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

I got a fascinating e-mail from a Wasilla, Alaska resident who was witness to Sarah Palin's tenure as mayor. Except for a New York Times article this...

It's Not About Palin; It's About McCain

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

If it turns out the person at the top of the ticket ultimately went with his gut rather examining the details it just feels that most Americans have already seen that horror movie for the past 8 years.

McCain's Voice Mail to Palin Leaked to Press (Listen)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Camp

Unqualified for Duty

Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

Palin simply does not meet what everyone should be able to agree is a basic requirement for the office of vice president: That she has given serious thought to the national and international issues of our time.

Who Knew Number Two?

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

If we take the McCain campaign's word that they were aware of it, wouldn't it have been more honest simply to make it known when she was named to the number 2 spot on the ticket?