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Dirty Little Secrets of Chris Christie: Not Too White, Not Too Stupid

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Before 2009, no candidate for governor had wanted to challenge the well-organized and wealthy teachers' union, the NJEA, and all had gone meekly before the union leadership seeking its endorsement -- until Chris Christie who, knowing he would never get it, announced loudly that he didn't want it.

Eric Cantor Praises Bob McDonnell, Paul Ryan As Possible VP Contenders

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Thursday threw his support behind two possible vice presidential contenders for Mitt Romney...

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AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Tag. I'm not it. Republicans considered to be up-and-comers are scrambling to declare a lack of interest in becoming Mitt Romney's...

Why Nikki Haley Won't Be the Republican VP Pick

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Haley has been seen as a new Republican star for many years and many political observers believed she would be right at the top of the VP short-list in 2012. But that's never going to happen. Why? One reason -- Sarah Palin.

The Campaign That Shall Not Be Known As a Campaign

AP | By NANCY BENAC | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They're writing books. They're making speeches. They're fawning over the big dogs. It's all part of the Campaign That Shall Not Be Know...

Campaign Ad or Ad Campagin?

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aemilia Scott

To keep us from making some unhealthy choices in the future, presidential campaigns need to be read with the eye of the consumer.

Will Palin Prevent Other Women From Becoming "The One"?

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

Palin's almost gleeful proclamation that she's just an everyday hockey mom and that experience is what we need in a VP, slams all the progress that women elected officials have been making for years.

McCain Campaign Working the Ref in the VP Debate

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

It is up to the media to point out that the attacks on Gwen Ifill are sheer political gamesmanship. Treating them as if they has any legitimacy is unacceptable.

Media Must Raise, Not Lower The Bar For Palin For Thursday's Debate

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Given that Bush has grounded the ship of state on an iceberg turned loose by global warming, the failure to hold Palin up to the same standards as any other vice presidential candidate would be an act of gross irresponsibility.

It's the Economy, Stupid!

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

At a time of crisis, intelligent rule and leadership are crucial for the masses and the world's economy. I am praying that level heads prevail, to save our country and our economy.

Dems Should Thank God For McCain-Palin

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

The best laugh in this selection is that McCain thinks he can snag the Hillary refuseniks with a female and appease the Religious Right with Palin's anti-abortion rights stance. He's going to lose on both counts.

Not a Good Sunday for Women

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

I'll be surprised if McCain doesn't pick a woman. I've long speculated before that such a move would make good sense as McCain seeks to appeal to swing voters.

Potential Obama VP Candidates Sam Nunn, Evan Bayh Join Security Talks

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Democrat Barack Obama warned Wednesday about the danger of "fighting the last war" as he pledged to focus on emerging nuc...

Girlfriends for VEEP

Sue Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sue Casey

Even if I weren't a girl, I'd be recommending that the smartest choice is that Obama's running mate be a woman. My three picks are Hillary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, and Olympia Snowe.

Bobby Jindal: Vetting McCain's VP Prospects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a fresh face, conservative credentials and a reformist streak, Bobby Jindal, 37 years old, has enjoyed his share of buzz as a potential vice-pres...