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My Iowa Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The primary season officially gets underway tonight, as Iowa voters brave the winter weather and head to the caucuses. This will give political wonks some actual hard data to discuss, instead of just opinion polling and sheer speculation, so it's a big day on the political calendar for us.

Sanders Versus Trump, Revisited

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump in the general election? How preposterous an idea! Of course, when writing one of these articles a good rule of thumb is to always point out how speculative the concept all is, which I dutifully did.

How Trump Could Win It All

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've been noticing that Democrats -- all the way up to and including Hillary Clinton herself -- seem to be awfully complacent about the possible outcomes of next year's presidential race. This could be dangerous, because nothing in politics is ever written in stone.

Friday Talking Points -- Not Funny Anymore

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.

Why Gina Rodriguez Says Receiving Her Golden Globe Nomination Today Is 'Serendipitous'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.10.2015 | Latino Voices

It's a big day for Gina Rodriguez. The "Jane The Virgin" star received her second consecutive Golden Globe nomination on Thursday morning for Best Act...

Democratic Race Stabilizes

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Democratic primary race has stabilized and there simply hasn't been much movement at all in the past few months. The safe bet is on Hillary to win comfortably. Bernie has an outside shot but still a rather long one, and O'Malley has no chance whatsoever.

GOP Field Shrinks to Four as Jeb Fades

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a month since I last took a look at the Republican presidential horserace, and there have been a number of dramatic developments in the meantime. So it's time once again to cast an eye over the Republican field.

GOP Beginning to Face Stark Reality That Trump Might Become Their Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.02.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

Previously considered unthinkable, unconceivable and downright unimaginable, some Republicans are now struggling to come to grips with the fact that Donald Trump might actually become their party's standard-bearing presidential nominee.

Actor Michael Shannon on Chicago Theater

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.30.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Ever wonder what your life might have been like if you dropped out of high school? Well, for actor Michael Shannon, it put him on the path to being nominated for an Academy Award by the age of 34.

Biden's Exit Might Clinch the Race for Hillary

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Her strong showing in the debate began this trend, and if Biden's supporters put her comfortably over 50 percent in the Democratic race, the trend may become irreversible.

Predicting Next Republicans to Exit the Race

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race.

Sanders Versus Trump Would Be Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

America would, for once, get two candidates who refused to put on their party's usual muzzle.

Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.

Feeling the Bern

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders, to put this another way, doesn't need a focus group or a poll to tell him what he ought to stand for. He already knows what he stands for, and he'll freely tell you exactly what that is.

Candidate Speech Series: Hillary Clinton

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is wonderful to be back in Nevada and at Rancho. I am delighted to be joined by a number of young people who are going to talk with me, and all of you, about their lives and their stories, particularly immigration.

Candidate Speech Series: Lincoln Chafee

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns, which will be running all week long. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.

Candidate Speech Series: Martin O'Malley

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns, which will be running all week long. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.

Bobby Jindal Becomes 13th GOP Candidate

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But Jindal's time might have passed -- if it ever even existed. He's not as fresh a face on the political scene as he once was.

A Third Dubya Term?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are American voters now being given the option of choosing a virtual third term for George W. Bush? Astonishingly enough, that seems to be the direction his brother's campaign has chosen to head towards.

GOP Off to the Races Early

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party and the political media world are already off to the 2016 horse races. It is way too early for any real analysis of the public's mood, but that doesn't stop the oddsmaking within the Beltway. After all, the Democratic nomination race is setting up to be a snoozer, so why not get started obsessing over the Republican race?

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

The Haunted Hathaways Star Benjamin 'Lil P-Nut' Flores Jr. Receives News of 'Favorite TV Actor' KCA's Nomination

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

In a recent set visit to the Nickelodeon show, The Haunted Hathaways, I sat down with Ernie Hudson, who starred in Ghost Busters, with fellow actor, writer and producer Harold Ramis among others.

Those Who Nominate Dictate

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Power, whether in an electoral system or a corporate boardroom, originates with the people who control the nomination of candidates -- not with those who "vote" after this process is complete. The more nominees voters can choose from, the more diverse the actual choices become.

Tony Hale Practices Winning and Losing Emmy Speech For "Veep"

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The hilarious Tony Hale - best known for playing the mama-loving Buster Bluth in "Arrested Development" - has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy fo...

YouTube's Best Parodies of Oscars 2013 Best Picture Nominees (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

For your pre-Oscars 2013 enjoyment, What's Trending gathered YouTube's most popular parodies of the films nominated for Best Picture at this Year's Academy Awards.