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Palin Rallies

Shocking Racism at Palin Rally: Al Jazeera Report Starts Controversy

Tony Burman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Burman

On October 12, one of our reporters interviewed people attending a Sarah Palin rally in St. Clairsville, Ohio. It was raw and it was real.

Secret Service Denies Blocking Reporters at Palin Rallies

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"It's not a function of the Secret Service to prevent or limit reporters from interviewing the people at events," said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. "We've never been asked by any campaign to do that."

McCain Volunteers Finally Roused In Northern Virginia

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

I peered inside the huge glass windows and saw something unexpected: rows and rows of people on phone banks, dozens of them. It was completely unlike the other McCain "victory offices" I've visited.

Palin Rallies Skew Heavily Male: "Our Kind Of Woman"

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is not unusual for fans of Sarah Palin to shout out to the Alaska governor in the midst of her stump speeches. It is noteworthy, however, that the ...

Racism At Palin Rally: "Blacks Will Take Over" (VIDEO)

Crooks & Liars | David Neiwert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was kind of strange, dintcha think, that John McCain came to the defense of his supporters last night after Barack Obama pointed out that people at...

A Whole Lotta Stupid

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

In a few weeks close to fifty million Americans will vote against their own interests by choosing John McCain. Why? Idealism, greed, racism, and fear for starters. I tend to believe the main reason is stupidity.

A Video Letter from the Nation's Mayors to Obama and McCain

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio all face midyear FY2009 budget gaps and city governments are increasingly pessimistic about their economic health.

The Hate Rally That Wasn't

John Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Leo

Murray Kempton once wrote that everything is known about the Mafia except whether it exists. I feel the same way about the great wave of racism and rage detected at McCain-Palin rallies by bloggers and pundits.

Sam Stein

McCain-Palin Rallies: The Worst Hits (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With three weeks to go in the election, the current, most influential narrative is that the crowds at John McCain events have become so vitriolic as t...

Republican Congressman Criticizes Palin Rallies

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Veteran Republican Congressman Ray LaHood criticized his party's vice presidential nominee Friday, saying that Sarah Palin's vitriolic campaign rallie...

Palin Rallies Ignite Widespread Talk of 'Fascism'

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

Even if 'fascist' is not a very accurate description of Sarah Palin -- neither sociologically nor historically -- public concern in response to her campaign events is a social fact well worth noting.

Sam Stein

Another McCain-Palin Introducer Declares "Barack Hussein Obama" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the second time in three days, the speaker at a McCain campaign rally used Barack Obama's middle name "Hussein" in a demeaning fashion to ignite t...