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Clinton Emails

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The anti-Clinton forces consider it a victory to see yet another round of email stories written, of course. But in all the investigating and document dumps, they have never uncovered any sort of bonfire-sized scandal to inflame public passions -- it's all been pretty small-scale stuff.

The End Of Hillary Clinton's 2008 Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton worked for party unity, but only after a very hard-fought and contentious primary season. I offer these reminders up, because now she finds herself in the opposite role. And it seems like everyone's memory has gone fuzzy when recalling the final two months of the 2008 race.

How About a Jewish President?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While the media is currently having lots of fun asking their hypothetical "gotcha" question over a non-existent Muslim candidate, the possibility that Bernie Sanders could become America's first Jewish president should be a valid topic for conversation in the midst of this campaign.

For Those Women Who Are Still Undecided Voters the Night Before the Election

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Our nation is changing -- for the better. Our multiplicity of cultures and religions is a strength, not a deficit. We didn't see Sikhs, Muslims, gays, African-Americans or tattooed people in Leave It to Beaver but we do in Milwaukee and Minneapolis and middle America.

The Lessons of the Drudge/Hannity False Alarm

John Ziegler | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media
John Ziegler

As someone who has had extensive contact with all three of the primary "partners" in this story (Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson) I feel pretty confident that I can piece together the basic progression of events.

Rahm 'Livid' Over Controversial Ad

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is "livid" over a proposed $10 million ad campaign funded by TD Ameritrade founder Jo...

Sam Stein

Romney Repudiates Planned Reverend Wright Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top aides to President Barack Obama's presidential campaign have long prepared for a general election battle far more divisive and nasty...

The BlackVoices Sunday Sermon Roundup

Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices

Welcome to The BlackVoices Sunday Sermon Roundup, where we offer sermons from a diverse range of religious and spiritual leaders from across the count...

Betrayal and Backlash: A Personal Account of Why I'm Bamming Bam

Danny Schechter | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

I have to admit that I was once seduced by the idea of Barack Obama.

Obama’s Pastor Delivers Fired-Up Sermon In Colo.

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.13.2011 | Denver

Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr., pastor emeritus of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ whose controversial rhetoric and relationship to then-can...

The State of Denial Has Zero Electoral Votes -- But It Seems to Be Winning

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

Apparently in addition to being a socialist, a terrorist, a Kenyan, a Nazi, a granny killer, and like Hitler -- Obama is not even really our president. The whole thing was just a big liberal lie.

Rev. Wright Returns To Trinity Pulpit

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time since his retirement last spring, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. returned to the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ this mornin...

Would The Wright Card Have Worked?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was the dog that didn't bark -- or at least did little more than whimper. Even as the Pennsylvania GOP went on TV this weekend with a last-ditch a...

GOP Mailer: Obama's Friends "Hostile To America"

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Jewish Coalition -- which recently hit Pennsylvania mailboxes with a mailer implying a vote for Obama could produce a second Holocaust ...

Election 2008 Haiku

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

The battleground states are morphing red, purple, blue.

A Muslim American's Take on Colin Powell's Speech

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

Powell's surprisingly tolerant words reflect a growing Republican self-awareness of previously unchecked "smear by Muslim association" rhetoric.

Sam Stein

Reverend Wright's Church Bulletins: On Philanthropy, Race, And Life In The Spotlight | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, Sen. Barack Obama distanced himself from his controversial former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying in part that he no longer recognize...

Sam Stein

The (Innocent) Obama Tapes Mark Penn Wanted Released | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday evening, the Atlantic Magazine released its long awaited opus on the downfall of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. The piece, titl...

O'Reilly Wants Proof That FoxNews Is Racist: Read Your Own Columns, Bill

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

Short of saying that Barack wants to sleep with your daughter, O'Reilly used just about every button meant to alarm his white fans to the fact that a President Obama could set off race-laced fireworks.

Politics on the Couch: Hating the Haters

Justin Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Frank

Voters need to overcome their fear in order not simply to hate the haters -- they need to recognize who in fact the haters are.

By Any Means Necessary

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

Barack Obama has gone back on his word, Barack Obama is a hypocrite ... I couldn't be happier. Truth is, if what's necessary to win in November is some outright cheating, I'd be all for that, too.

Are We the Change We've Been Searching For?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The country does not simply need to change political parties in the White House; it needs a change of direction, which leaves the Democrats as the de facto party of change.

Sam Stein

Ed Koch: Obama Is A Sure Loser, Clinton Should Fight On | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Democrats coalesce around Sen. Barack Obama, one of Hillary Clinton's must outspoken supporters is not mincing words: the party is walking needless...

Who Are You Calling a Tabloid?

Lara Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lara Cohen

At Us Weekly we know that every celebrity breakup has two sides -- yet the news media failed to apply that same basic due diligence to the Wright story.

Yes He Will. Because Yes, We Can.

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Obama's candidacy has hit its low point. Yet there is no indication whatsoever that superdelegates are inching toward Clinton -- quite the contrary.