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Sarah Palin Vetting

Palin Fallout Continues Into 2012 Race | RICHARD W. STEVENSON | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Let's say you're moving steadily toward wrapping up the Republican presidential nomination and you allow yourself to begin thinking ahead to the quest...

John McCain Still Pallin' Around With Lobbyists

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

There is an air of both tragedy and farce as the Arizona Republican primary for the United States Senate comes to a conclusion this Tuesday. Incumbent John McCain has been forced into the sludge against an unworthy opponent, J.D. Hayworth, in what is likely to be the final campaign of his political career. He may have once branded himself a political reformer, but with John McCain, the democratic process has always come with a price attached.

Get Your War On: Palin And Rape Kits (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In this week's GYWO, no means no, unless you have 500 bucks to sink into your own rape investigation. When the guys start looking into this whole rape...

Get Your War On: Moose Meat (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In this latest installment, Accounts Receivable is having a bit of a rough day, and can't find a shoulder to cry on. Will he be able to contain his ou...

The Shooting Star

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

There is reason to believe Palin is turning on her benefactors. She is eager to consolidate the right and deflect blame for her predicament.

The Vet Who Didn't Vet

Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Dickinson

2008-10-24-dickinson.jpgIf School House Rock made a campaign ad it might look something like this.

"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.

Palin's Wasilla To Rape Victims: Bring Your Checkbook

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

For four years, Palin didn't seem to have a problem with charging rape victims to solve their own crime. I guess that's one way to be a "Maverick."

SAT Question for Sarah Palin (Hint: Think MLK)

Elizabeth Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Austin

A community organizer is like a mayor, except ...

Speaking Of Judgment

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Marovitz

The idea that a woman of such limited experience should suddenly emerge on the national stage and be a heartbeat away from the presidency without a thorough vetting process is very scary.

Already Lying

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Smiley

A perfect demonstration of the McCain-Palin ticket and future governing pattern -- act on impulse, cover it up by lying, demonstrate over and over that your own ambitions are more important than security and good governance.

Former Gov. Thompson Defends Palin Vetting

NBC 5 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson defended the McCain campaign's vetting of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in an interview with Carol Marin at ...

Palin's Earmarks Called "Objectionable Pork" by McCain?

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

As part of her executive experience that the McCain campaign so highly promotes, Sarah Palin requested $2 million in earmarks that were classified as "objectionable pork" by.... John McCain.

Jason Linkins

Palin's Trip To Ireland? A 'Shannon Stopover' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At some point, one has to expect that we will finally come to know all there is to know about Sarah Palin. But until that day comes, here's another t...

Epic Fail: McCain Campaign Magnifies CNN/Palin Debacle

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

With all the talk about the vetting (or apparent lack thereof) by the McCain campaign, it's no surprise staffers didn't vet the campaign's response to CNN's Palin questions. And playing the victim in the wake of the disastrous appearance has done the campaign no favors.

McCain's Judgment Questioned Over Palin Pick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times leads with a story today about McCain's judgment in picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. The article points out numerous holes ...

McCain Vetting Team Didn't Interview Palin Until Day Before VP Offer

Washington Post | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was not subjected to a lengthy in-person background interview with the head of Sen. John McCain's vice presidential vetting te...

Katharine Zaleski

Prediction Market Starts Betting On Chance That Palin Will Withdraw From Ticket | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** As of 10:07pm Tuesday, traders on the Intrade prediction market are selling the chance that Palin will drop off John McCain's ticket at 1...

What McCain Didn't Know About Sarah Palin

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A few days before John Kerry introduced John Edwards as his running mate, a select few members of Kerry's research staff were given five names, told t...