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2016 Upsets Typical Republican Succession Formula

David Boaz | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
David Boaz

Republican presidential campaigns are supposed to be simple. Republicans nominate the next guy in line. More precisely, Republicans nominate the guy who ran second the last time around. (And so far, it's always been a guy.)

Trumpty Dumpty Will Have His Great Fall

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

Trumpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Trumpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Trumpty together again. As far as we know, Donald Trump, unlike Richard III, does not have a hump. He has a lot of money. That is his crutch, and that may doom him in the end.

Sam Stein

How Hard Will The Republican Senate Campaign Committee Punish Tea Party Agitators? | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Tired of watching outside groups meddling in Republican primaries, the group tasked with electing Republicans to the Senate threw a sharp jab Friday. ...

Michele Bachmann Among 'Worst Bosses On Capitol Hill'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

The congressional office of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) maintains one of the highest staff turnover rates, according to a report from the Washingt...

Why Mitt Romney IS NOT Like a Bad Haircut

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Everything is done to trivialize the consequences of the race. Failing to point out the lies told by a Ryan or a Romney at the time that those lies are spoken, and allowing these lies to fester and grow. For me this is a betrayal by a free press of their obligation as guardians of the truth.


Richard C. Leone | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

Overall, Republicans will have a big edge in the no limits contribution game this year and are likely to warp Congressional races in their direction. But at the presidential level will outspending be the key to swamping the campaign effort of President Obama?

Campaign 2012: Show Me the Money

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

One of the most famous quotes of the Vietnam War came after the battle of Ben Tre when a US military officer said, "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it." That's the situation Obama is in. In 2012 it may be necessary to destroy the political process in order to save it.

AFL-CIO Rolls Out New Romney Video, 'Meet Mr. 1 Percent'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Revealing some of its messaging strategies for the election, the AFL-CIO released a video Monday painting GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as "Mr....

Sam Stein

Rick Santorum Erases All Anti-Romney Content From His Website | Sam Stein | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum may not be ready to endorse Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. But he and his staff are certainly moving swiftly to clea...

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum Tells Voters To Ask Of Candidates: 'Where's Their Soul?' | Jon Ward | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

MIAMISBURG, Ohio -- Rick Santorum sought Monday to stem the bleeding here in the Buckeye State, hoping to hang on to a lead over Mitt Romney that has ...

Washington Post Slams Rick Santorum

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

The Washington Post weighed in Monday on Rick Santorum's recent comments about the separation of church and state, arguing in an editorial that "he’...

Sam Stein

GOP 2012 Candidates Spending Hardly Any Campaign Money In Iowa | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The longstanding theory that the Iowa caucus is won by retail politics has been deeply challenged in this election cycle, as Republican ...

Sam Stein

Perry, Cain Consider Showing Voters Less | Sam Stein | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If modern political theory holds that how a candidate runs a presidential campaign is the great indicator of how he or she will perform ...