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Paige Lavender

Rick Perry Announces He's Running For President In 2016, Because Why The Hell Not | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced on his website Thursday that he is running for president a second time, joining an already crowded Republican f...

Republican Contenders Face Tricky Balance At Major Conservative Event

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 24 (Reuters) - When the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition plays host to nine Republican White House hopefuls this weekend, the ...

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: Facebook's Zero Effect on My Presidential Election

Steve Bevilacqua | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Steve Bevilacqua

Tell Facebook ranters to STFU because they have zero effect on your decision-making process. If they argue, set them free. Unfriend them, block them, cut them loose forever. You can do it.

Ted Cruz Welcomes Rand Paul To 2016 Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) welcomed fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) to the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday. Cruz was the first Republican to ...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: 2016 Perks Of Being A Wallflower Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

2016 Perks Of Being A Wallflower Edition Here at Trail to the Chief, we are not cynics. Far from it. We actually think that politics an...

Jeb Bush: 'I Have Decided To Actively Explore' A Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said he has "decided to actively explore" a presidential run. Bush posted a note on Facebook Tuesday saying he wou...

Former Obama Aides Urging Warren To Run For President In 2016

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 former campaign staffers and organizers for President Barack Obama have signed on to a letter urging Massachusetts S...

Paige Lavender

Romney: 'Circumstances Can Change,' But... | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has insisted he won't be pursuing a White House run in 2016, but in an interview Tuesday, he did admit "...

Potential 2016 Candidates Picking Up The Pace Of Presidential Prep

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included. For months, many prospe...

Politics of the Holier Than Thou in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

I accidentally came across a graphic (in Spanish) being passed around on Honduras-related Facebook sites. At the top, there's a heading that asks the ...

Obama Prepares Biden For 2016 Race

Real Clear Politics | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

In case you haven’t noticed, President Obama and his vaunted PR machine are orchestrating a full-court press to boost the presidential stock of his ...

Final Forecast, or Rather Lack Thereof

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In the past, I have based my forecasts on the number of FoxNews TV viewers as opposed to the the number viewing the MSNBC/CNN combination. But the influence of television has waned and we all know that the number of people getting their news online has surged.

8 Suggestions for a Really Fascinating (!) Election Night

Lea Lane | Posted 01.03.2013 | Comedy
Lea Lane

Play a drinking game: Choose a word that won't get people sloshed before the first returns come in. "Democrat" and "Republican" won't do. On the other hand, to be sure that guests will drive home sober, choose the word "Bush."

Why An Expected Romney Boost Failed To Materialize

Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- A week ago, The Des Moines Register surprised the political world by endorsing Mitt Romney for president, the first time the storied Iow...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Pollster Denies Rush Limbaugh's Claim About Florida | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A pollster who predicted Mitt Romney would win Florida said that doesn't mean he's pulling out of the state, despite a claim to the contrary by Rush L...

Presidential Race, Interrupted (Even In Colorado)

AP | DAVID ESPO and JULIE PACE | Posted 12.30.2012 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney edged back into active campaigning on Tuesday while President Barack Obama stayed cl...

Why This Grateful Woman Is Voting for Obama

Lea Lane | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lea Lane

People of a certain age and a certain means often "vote their pocketbooks." To them I say, I am "voting my granddaughters."

Hey Undecideds: Some Offbeat Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama

Lea Lane | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy
Lea Lane

The election remains close, and the reality is that undecided voters may make the difference in swing states. Look, if you're still on the fence after all the ads and speeches and debates, climb down already. By now it's time to decide, don'tcha think?

About Turnout and Margins: Against the Conventional Wisdom

Curtis Gans | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Throughout the summer and through the major party conventions, the prevailing view was that the 2012 presidential election would be a high-turnout, extremely close contest. There is increasing reason to question these assumptions.

Mitt Romney: Campaign 'Doesn't Need A Turnaround'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

Following several weeks of widespread criticism and calls by some conservatives for an intervention, Mitt Romney defended his campaign and insisted he...

Romney's Compassion Void -- Turning Americans Against One Another

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

Governor, none of these people view themselves as a victim. They choose not to be. They do not have time to be victims.

Howard Fineman

Why The White House Race Isn't Over Despite Mitt Romney | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remember when Mitt Romney said that Palestinians don't want peace and aren't as culturally prepared for modernity as Israelis are? If...

GOP Convention Fails at Principal Political Goal: Convincing Swing Voters That Romney Understands Their Lives

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republicans tried very hard to tell stories that humanized the otherwise robot-like Romney. But here is the bottom line: when multiple speakers have to testify how authentic you are -- you're not.

David Moye

Romney Condoms 'Great For Any Position'; Obama Rubbers Won't Break 'As Easily As His Promises' | David Moye | Posted 08.24.2012 | Weird News

Politics and sex have long been intertwined, at least for some people. And if that's the case for you, there's now the perfect form of birth control. ...

Jason Cherkis

PHOTO: Paul Ryan Has Changed Little From His 1992 Frat Days | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan developed his political philosophy as an undergrad in the late '80s and early '90s at Miami University in Ohio. The New Y...