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Hillary Clinton Does Not Understand Her Own Supporters

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential choice was her first true opportunity to alert the various constituencies that make up the Democr...

Tim Kaine Calls To Deregulate Banks As He Campaigns To Be Clinton's VP

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is on Hillary Clinton’s short list of potential vice presidential nominees. He’s also actively pushing bank ...

Mike Pence: A Right-Wing Record On Steroids

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential nominee speaks volumes about just how dangerous a Trump Administration would be.

Does The VP Pick Even Matter?

Margie Omero | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Margie Omero

These are exciting political questions, eliciting no shortage of educated guesses and snarky tweets. But what's harder to find is real data. The public polling -- while not flawed -- ultimately just measures underlying partisanship or the hard ID of the different candidates.

Trump Son-In-Law Blocking Christie VP Bid

Laura Goldman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

Sources close to Jared Kushner, who is Ivanka Trump's husband, say that Kushner has been telling them that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be ...

Trump Meets Indiana's Pence As Vice Presidential Search Nears End

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump conducted a round of last-minute talks with his top potential picks for vice presidential runn...

Mike Pence, Leading Trump VP Candidate, Has Sealed Off Records From His 12 Years In Congress

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues his veepstakes tryouts, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) has emerged a...

What We Talk About When We Won't Shut Up About Vice Presidential Speculation

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics

Sometime very soon, we’re going to find out if Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin was correct when he predicted that Democratic presidential nominee Hillar...

Trump's Veep Picking Process Sounds Dodgy As Hell

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

If you're like, say, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) -- who's given presumptive GOP presidential nominee and foaming man-possum Donald Trump three weeks to ...

Harry Reid Wants Elizabeth Warren To Be Vice President

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) believes Elizabeth Warren should be the running mate of presumptive Democratic presidential n...

A FiveThirtyEight Guide To Veepstakes Speculation

FiveThirtyEight | Paul Vale | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics

Choosing a running mate is one of the first major decisions that a presidential nominee makes; it’s an early window into his or her personality, pri...

Newt Gingrich's Sad Audition To Be Trump's Vice President

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics

Now that reality-television star and gilded yeti Donald Trump has pretty much secured the GOP nomination, attention has begun to shift to who might cl...

The 2016 Veepstakes Are A Race No One Would Want To Win

Politico | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics

If you’re masochistic enough to plow through the next three months of vice presidential speculation, you might want to pause and ask a more fundamen...

The Syracuse Ticket: Trump a Speaker With a Speaker

Will Bower | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Will Bower

With Speaker Paul Ryan's recent announcement of his hesitancy to support Donald Trump -- occurring just as we're entering Veepstakes season -- I find myself eager to play yenta, ready to make a perfect match between the Donald and a certain other Speaker of note.

Get Ready For The Veepstakes, Everybody!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

For all we argue which American presidents were successful and which were failures, one has to be impressed with the glowing achievements of American ...

Friday Talking Points -- Scary Medicine

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney opened up several new lines of attack on his taxes this week -- such as labeling him "Mister Thirteen Percent" for his admitted tax rate. Even juicier is attacking what Mitt Romney would pay under Paul Ryan's budget plan.

PHOTOS: 27 Rejected Romney VPs

Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy

Rejoice! For we never have to hear the word "veepstakes" again! When Romney made the announcement that he had chosen Rep. Paul Ryan as his running ...

Jason Linkins

Only Those Who Guard the Mystery Of Mitt's Tax Returns Shall Be Unhappy: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Aug. 10

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

For as long as anyone can remember, mankind has yearned to see 10 consecutive years of Mitt Romney's tax returns. And for nearly as long, Romney a...

Vice or Virtue - Which of Romney's Veepstakes Contenders Stands with You?

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

As the speculation intensifies, and as all the punditry focuses on what is right for Romney, or for the Republicans, it is worthwhile to remember that the issue priorities and positions of his ultimate VP choice should really matter to us, too.

Romney Veepstakes 2012: Why Mitt Should Pick Chris Christie

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Christie isn't necessarily a right-wing ideologue of the kind desired by conservatives, but he's a fighter who would take the fight directly to President Obama. Conservatives would love that.

Bachmann Makes Bold Prediction

Patch.com | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Put on the spot by her host recently at a St. Michael, MN manufacturer, Rep. Michele Bachmann didn't hesitate when she made her prediction for the per...

Romney May Have No Choice But To Pick Paul Ryan

nymag.com | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Conservative anxiety has stalked Mitt Romney since the outset of his presidential campaign, expressing itself in a series of hopes that a nominee who ...

VEEPSTAKES: A Video Guide For Turning A Serious Decision Into A Game

Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

It's August of an election year! The conventions are weeks away! Everyone's on vacation! You know what that means. It's time to play VEEPSTAKES! The r...

Michael Calderone

Romney's VP Selection Process Prompts Memories Of Veepstakes Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- In July 1988, CNN's John King was camped outside the home of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis when he got a sign the Democratic presiden...

Romney On Veepstakes: 'I Give You Nothing On That'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

In an interview with CNN that aired Sunday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney dodged the question of who he has in mind for a vi...