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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.

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.

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.

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?

Bill Clinton, Middle East Envoy?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Politically, this would give both the Clintons a personal stake in the race, and would go a long way towards healing the wounds inflicted in the primaries on both sides.

Take Me Out to the Vice Presidential Nomination

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

A McCain-Giuliani ticket could restore the Republican brand name, particularly among independents in the north, who, while not yet sold Obama, are certainly unlikely to vote Republican for Congress.

Edwards' Endorsement Frees Obama In Picking Running Mate

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

Clinton doesn't help Obama with his electoral map in November. He needs someone who has both pull in the states he wants to win and who can help repair rifts with rural white voters. Two names immediately come to mind.

Obama Asks Supporter: "Will You Be My Running Mate?" VIDEO

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While it's well-known that Obama's supporters can be particularly passionate about his candidacy, seldom does one see such passion in an Obama support...

The New Zell Miller: The Democrats Need To Boot Joe Lieberman Before The Conventions

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

Lieberman will likely blackmail the Democratic party come convention time, which is why he should have been thrown on his keister years ago, before he was in a position to boost the Republicans.