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Obama's Reverse Coattails

Andy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Rosenberg

An interesting thing has happened in the months since the primary. For a variety of reasons, it is Obama who is being helped by a strong down ticket surge in pivotal regions across the country.

Obama, McCain on National Security and Nuclear Proliferation

Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling

Where do Obama and McCain stand on these issues? To start, McCain, the nominee of what used to called the "small government party," wants to create two entirely new government organizations.

Jason Linkins

Tom Ridge Sums Up The McCain Platform | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, that's the end of the Republican National Convention. Quite a night! Quite a message! That's a lot to absorb, but let's let Tom Ridge summari...

I have Palinitus

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

Wow. Sarah Palin. Hurricane Gustav. Mitt Romney. The Republican convention. Tom Ridge. The plane circling LA with a broken wheel. John McCain. ...

John McCain Hands the Democrats a Gift

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

McCain makes fun of Obama for being a celebrity -- McCain just pulled off the political equivalent of Britney Spears' wedding to Jason Alexander.

Sarah Palin: You're No Dan Quayle -- and That's Not a Compliment!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

John McCain sold his soul in the bleakest of hopes that he could convert angry Hillary voters to his cause.

What We Will Learn About John McCain

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Joseph

If he picks Pawlenty, he's thinking long term, wanting to leave a legacy behind after he's gone, by picking a young, malleable guy who is conservative enough and will carry McCainism into the future.

Obama's Pick Creates GOP Opportunity

Michael Smerconish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

I know that some pundits, including Rush Limbaugh, are saying McCain can ill afford to alienate the right by selecting an abortion-rights advocate as a running mate. I disagree.

Pro-Choice Catholic Biden Fits with New Poll of Catholic Voters

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Biden understands the American value of separating personal faith from public duty in our democracy, and his positions on sexual and reproductive health issues demonstrate that clearly.

NYT's Bob Herbert Says Pro-Choice is THE Issue on Countdown

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Undecided women voters are the key, and pro-choice values are a significant advantage in 2008, according to New York Times columnist Bob Herbert.

The Ridge/Lieberman Fake-Out

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

I so hate to bust up this party, but do listen up: It ain't gonna happen. No way, no how. McCain is borrowing a technique from a guy named George W. Bush.

Memo to Netroots: Stop Tearing Down Obama's VP Shortlist

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

If the left is ever going to get serious about winning elections, we need to stop insisting on 100% ideological purity from our candidates. News flash: politics is about assembling winning coalitions.

The New Olympic Sport: McCain Takes the Gold in Freestyle Flip-Flopping

Elizabeth Shipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Shipp

Why the latest McCain flip-flop on a pro-choice running mate? Look no further than McCain's diminishing support among a key voting bloc: independent women. He needs them to win in November.

Battle of the Surrogates: Should We Be Picking a President This Way?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The Obama campaign has to be more selective in choosing its spokespeople, using more strong, smart advocates like Sen. Biden and Sen. Webb, and keeping Pelosi and Kerry as far away from the media as possible.