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Sam Stein

McCain's Financial Crisis Timeline | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When John McCain held an unexpected news conference mid-Wednesday afternoon he addressed the current economic crisis with direness previously unseen. ...

Friday Night's Debate: How Obama Can Deliver the KO

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

I believe foreign policy is McCain's weak spot, one that has not been exploited, but one that I believe Obama will pounce on on Friday night.

McCain's Childish Act Is Enough To Outsmart Media

Richard Gizbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Gizbert

Because Obama hasn't agreed to McCain's unprecedented town hall proposal, McCain is telling us Obama deserves what he's getting. John McCain's argument isn't just nonsensical. It's petulant.

Sam Stein

Obama: For McCain, The "Ol' Boy's Network" Is A Staff Meeting | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some fiery rhetoric just now from Barack Obama on the campaign trail, as the Illinois Democrat ripped into McCain for a couple of questionable stateme...

Women -- Repubs, Dems, Hillaryites -- Speak-Out For Obama-Biden

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

Explaining that she was a Republican her entire life, she says, "The current Republican Party has destroyed the country economically" and that "The religious right now owns the GOP."

Sam Stein

Obama Ad Goes After McCain For 'Fundamentals Are Strong' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama camp, sensing blood, released a new ad this morning taking John McCain to task for calling the fundamentals of the economy "strong" in the m...

Sam Stein

Obama Ad Calls Out McCain For Employing Lobbyists | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an ad that hasn't officially been released to reporters, the Obama campaign goes hard after John McCain for employing big-time lobbyists in high ra...

Obama Camp: Saving Counterpunch For After 9/11

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign launched a broadside against Sen. Barack Obama yesterday, accusing him of a sexist smear, comparing his campa...

Sam Stein

Obama Camp Starts Going After McCain's Sexism Record | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For most of Wednesday, surrogates to Barack Obama counteracted the contrived charge that the Senator had demeaned Sarah Palin in his totally unrelated... To McCain Camp: Stop Distorting Our Work | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A McCain-Palin ad has calling Obama's attacks on Palin "absolutely false" and "misleading." That's what we said, but it wasn't about Oba...

Sam Stein

No Flag Pin For McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These topics are trivial in the long run. And Democrats would be hard pressed to make an issue out of this when they've been bemoaning the use of it a...

Polls: Obama Wins Post-Convention Bounce

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The Palin announcement was intended to steal the spotlight from the Democrats and blunt whatever bounce Obama was hoping to generate in Denver. According to a rash of poll this weekend, however, it was not to be.


Buddy Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Buddy Winston


John McCain's Dick Move

Greg Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Saunders

I don't know if the John McCain we've been seeing lately is the real McCain or "Candidate McCain," but either way, John McCain is turning out to be a real jerk.

WATCH: McCain & My Mom

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

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Democrats Seek To Reinvent Themselves In The New West

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

Among the eco-friendly buildings, bikes and Obama shirts, one could forget McCain is close in the polls and the war in Iraq rages on. In Denver, the sun is shining and the streets look clean, as if last night had been a gulley-washer instead of only a few drops of rain in the desert.

Biden And Our Twenty-First Century Election

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Donahue

Obama has decided to go for more than a basket of states that are too close to call two months out. This has nothing to do with battleground states, as evidenced by the size of Biden's Delaware. This is about scope and ideas.

Obama Simply Must Pick A Man (4-Star General) Or A Woman (Hillary Clinton)

John Lumea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Lumea

In fact, it's a hopeful sign that Obama will likely choose a generalist -- Richardson or Biden -- and not a general, and, if a woman, not the one who called him "irresponsible" and "naïve" and set up the GOP for the general election.

Sam Stein

In A Bind, GOP Throws Kitchen Sink At Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prompted, it seems, by concerns over John McCain's foot-in-the-mouth admission that he did not know the number of houses he owned, aides to the Senato...

Sam Stein

Fineman: McCain Is Trivializing His POW Past | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once a remarkable and respected aspect of his biography, John McCain stands on the brink of "trivializing" his past as a prisoner of war, which has be...

Reading The Pictures: Looking Into McCain's And Obama's Soles

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-08-19-mccain_plane_ferragamo.jpgJust like Cheney wearing those beat up loafers on a diplomatic trip to the Middle East, the focus here is not fashion -- it's character.

Yo Obama/Axelrod/Plouffe: Here's Some Good Advice on How to Kick Some Butt and Shape a Winning Narrative

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Obama can both reconnect his inspirational personal story to the American dream and create a counter-narrative of McCain selling his soul to the Rovian devil, he can take back control of the campaign narrative.

Sam Stein

Obama To McCain: Dignify Your Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was a thread of stern if not defensive outrage in Barack Obama's address at the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday. The Illinois Democrat did n...

Sam Stein

Obama: You'd Think This Would Be Easy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama implicitly acknowledged on Monday that common sense suggests he should be doing better in his campaign for the president. "We've got wo...

Sam Stein

When "Losing One's Bearings" Is An Appropriate Campaign Attack | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in March, the McCain campaign was apoplectic after Barack Obama, responding to claims that he had been endorsed by Hamas, accused the Senator of ...