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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: 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 ...

Sam Stein

McCain Critics Continue To Attack His Wealth | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The drawback of John McCain's attack on Barack Obama's "elitism": it makes his own wealth fair game. For the second time in as many days, critics of...

Sam Stein

Bush, Iraq, Energy, Osama: McCain/Obama Speech War | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In presidential campaigns, words matter. With Barack Obama belittled as an empty-suit orator and John McCain stifled by rhetorical blunders, the influ...

Sam Stein

Obama Continues His Energy, Anti-McCain Offensive | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming off a week in which he was compared to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and saw his standing in the polls drop, Democrats' chief concern when as...

Sam Stein

Obama: McCain's Not Running A Campaign To Be Proud Of | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama accused John McCain on Tuesday of running a campaign that the presumptive Republican nominee himself couldn't take pride in. Speaking at...

John McCain: Citizen of the US?

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

The Constitution must be amended so that all naturalized citizens (including McCain) can also seek the White House.

Sam Stein

Barack Hits Back: Ad Says McCain Taking Low Road | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to a harsh personal attack from John McCain, Barack Obama released a television ad late Wednesday evening accusing the the Arizona Republic...

Sam Stein

Obama 'Months Ahead' Of Gore/Kerry In Organizing Florida | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama is set to open more than a dozen offices in Florida in the next two weeks alone, a commitment of resources that his campaign says wi...

Why Doesn't Media Ask McCain: "You Have Served Your Country Honorably, Sir, but Exactly Which Wars Have You Won?"

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

McCain will opt for war as the first choice, not the last choice. With America now embroiled in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one has to worry about John McCain's desire to "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran."

Sam Stein

McCain Plays Catch-Up: Attends German Restaurant In German Village, Ohio | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is still playing catch up to Barack Obama. As the Illinois Democrat speaks before the picturesque Victory Column in Berlin today, the Ar...

Obama In Ramallah

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

We drove around the West Bank searching for Obama supporters, but even at venues with names in English, such as the Stars & Bucks cafe or Supermarket Baghdad, there were no Gobama banners to be seen.

Sam Stein

McCain Camp Attacks Obama's Holocaust Museum Statement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign implied on Wednesday that Barack Obama's commitment to preventing a future genocide was not sincere, attacking the Democratic cand...

Anchors Away! (On Obama's Overseas Adventure)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There's no doubt that Obama makes news differently than McCain. But there's a difference between covering candidates equally and meticulously allotting them equal time and coverage.

Thomas B. Edsall

Are Obama And McCain Ebbing Or Flowing? | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About a week ago, Republican media specialist Alex Castellanos asked pollster Scott Rasmussen to add a question to one of his surveys: If the November...

New Poll: Presidential Race Tied

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen Reports' latest poll shows Barack Obama taking 44% of the vote while John McCain gets 42%. When "leaners" are included the numbers are even...

McCain's "Knowledge Gap": It's An Issue

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

McCain's gaffe on Social Security indicates that he is not any better informed on major domestic policy issues than he is on foreign policy.

McCain Schools Obama On the Modern Press

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Obama and the Democrats are beginning again to demonstrate clumsiness in the face of GOP attacks. Obama appears to be admitting to shifting positions on Iraq but he hasn't shifted positions.

Sam Stein

Obama Camp Works To Put Focus On Afghanistan, Not Iraq | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, aides to Barack Obama continued what appears to be a concerted efforts to shift the foreign policy debate from Iraq to Afghanistan. Harpi...

Obama, Emily Dickinson, Hope and Me

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Those who believe that Obama (though he is too ready to compromise his principles) offers something good for America must remind the voters that McCain no longer has any principles to compromise.

Obama: I Will Never Question Others' Patriotism

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Monday he will never question others' patriotism during the race and bla...

Republicans Taunt Obama As Spineless Over FISA Reversal

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

It's not just the left questioning Obama's principles over the FISA flap. His opponents are pointing and laughing at him for being a panderer and accommodationist. And Obama hasn't even voted on the bill yet!

No Matter What, A Lefty Will Win the White House

New York Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While this year's presidential campaign has been marked by historic firsts, the nominations of senators McCain and Obama will renew one surprising tre...

Experience: Does Obama Trump McCain?

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We are in the opening days of a presidential campaign that pits youth against age, the virtues of experience against the freshness and riskiness of th...