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Hillary's VP Choice Will Show If 'Unity' Talk Is Just Hot Air

Jeff Cohen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

According to press accounts, Hillary Clinton is ignoring her party's progressive base. If she does so, she may open the door to a Trump presidency.

The Case For Julian Castro -- Why Obama's HUD Secretary Is The Right Man To Be America's Next Vice President, For The LGBT Community -- And America

James Duke Mason | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
James Duke Mason

Even then there was a lot of speculation about whether or not he might end up on the Democratic ticket come 2016; he showed a lot of promise, not just due to his superb oratory skills but because of his remarkable life story and the accomplishments he had accrued in just a short amount of time.

Friday Talking Points -- Stop All The Madness

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Stop all the madness... please. We simply have no other words to even attempt to explain or comment on all the shootings this week -- the two black men killed by cops, and the five cops killed by a racist and murderous sniper in Dallas.

A Guide To Choosing A Presidential Running Mate

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.03.2016 | Comedy

The odd thing about choosing a presidential running mate is you want them to be great, but not that great. When all is said and done, he or she can't ...

Could This Be Donald Trump's Vice Presidential Pick?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The main attributes of a vice president are to balance the ticket, help raise money and then step back for four/eight years until it is her turn to run. You want someone good, but not too good, especially if you have an ego the size of Trump's.

Ted Cruz's New Running Mate Isn't All That Popular

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

Among the many confusing things about Republican hopeful Ted Cruz's decision to announce Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday is this: She's...

Trump Veep Speculation

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sure, it's funny -- when you first consider it. But then the more you think about it, the more sense it actually makes. After all, is "Trump/Ventura 2016" really that much more outlandish than "Donald Trump, Republican presidential nominee" first sounded?

Elizabeth Warren Would Make the Perfect Running Mate for Bernie Sanders.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The 2008 Wall Street crash cost Americans $12.8 trillion and resulted in Federal Reserve bailout commitments of over $29 trillion. Only Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are addressing the structural issues that caused this debacle.

Could Ryan's Choice Put the House in Play?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Republicans' fears are true, could it mean Democrats have a much better chance at taking the House back in the upcoming elections? To put it another way, will we see "Speaker Nancy Pelosi" again next year?

Jon Ward

Paul Ryan's Challenge: Find The Right Amount Of Wonk | Jon Ward | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. -- One could easily imagine Democratic operatives cackling to themselves, "You're not in think tank-world anymore, Ryan!" as they watched...

Is Ann Romney's Horse A Factor In Timing Of Mitt Romney's VP Pick?

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

When Mitt Romney returns from his week-long trip to Europe this week, the media's obsessive coverage over who the Republican will pick as his running ...

Ted Nugent and Other Game Changing Running Mates for Romney

Flora Nicholas | Posted 07.15.2012 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

He does after all have a lot of attributes that will appeal to Republican voters all over the country. He's white, male and middle aged, as well as white, male and middle aged, and actually white, male and middle aged.

Romney's Running Mate Dilemma

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is a sad reflection on the state of the Republican Party, but nonetheless true, that nominating somebody with a basic knowledge of the economy, foreign policy and history was not a given.

Tambor Williams Announced As Maes's Running Mate

9News | Adam Schrager, Christina Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Dan Maes will announce Tambor Williams, a former Greeley state legislator who also once ran the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (D...

Hickenlooper Announces Running Mate: CSU-Pueblo President Joe Garcia

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Democrat John Hickenlooper has picked the president of CSU-Pueblo to be his running mate, numerous sources have told The Denver Post. Hickenlooper ...

Dan Hynes Would Consider Lieutenant Governor's Spot If Asked

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen's surprise decision to end his pursuit of the lieutenant governor's office has created a vacuum at the top of the Democratic ticket, b...

"Spontaneous" McCain: His Gut is His Achilles' Heel

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

This was one of those "spontaneous" things. Joe the Plumber had had his conversation with Obama about taxes, and the cameras had been rolling, and McCain had found out about it.

Her Own Party?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

It might look to some like Sarah Palin is Dick Cheney on steroids. It's okay to play contrarian with a running mate, but it will be considered insubordination when he's your boss.

The Ultimate Blind Date

Bridget Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bridget Wagner

Sarah Palin - A Fidgety Choice and the Makings for an Awkward Duo

Framing Sarah Palin

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats should stay away from the baby stories. They must resist the urge to comment at all on it. Let the media do the muckraking.

McCain Would Rather Win an Election Than Pick a Qualified Running Mate

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

A 72-year-old man with a history of health problems has to consider the possibility that his vice president might actually have to govern. He's not thinking about you or me. John McCain is thinking about John McCain.

The Punk And The Godmother -- A Timely Parable

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

The Punk had suddenly broken big and he was now the most popular artist at his label. His fans loved him. But there was a problem looming.

I'm Just Sayin': Biden's Ancient Word Theft No Longer an Issue

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

As the reporter who first revealed Biden's filching of Robert F. Kennedy's words, I hereby declare that the statute of limitations on those transgressions has expired.

Unconventional Wisdom: Obama-Kerry 2008!

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

Over the last few weeks, we have seen a man transformed, a man infused with energy, enthusiasm and a lightness of spirit that balance his gravitas. Kerry is inspired and inspiration is what Barack Obama needs.

20,000 Futures Contracts On Hagel As Obama VP Purchased On July 20th

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

In case you're wondering, July 20th is the day that Obama and Hagel were together in Afghanistan. Does a trader know something we don't?