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2012 Presidential Election: Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils Is Still Evil

Victor Palafox | Posted 01.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Victor Palafox

If you have listened to either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney speak in the past months, you might have heard them tell you how this is, by far, the most ...

Third-Party Candidates Could Tilt Election In Ohio

The Cincinnati Enquirer/USA Today | Jane Prendergast | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

They can't possibly win on Election Day, but third-party candidates definitely could matter in the outcome of Ohio's already close presidential electi...

Third Party Nominees Have Their Say in Obama's Home Town

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
Martha Rosenberg

A slate of third party candidates at the Hilton Chicago on Tuesday offered voters fresh and impassioned views about the economy, war on terrorism, war on drugs and election, legislative and educational reform.

Most Important Discussion You Probably Missed: Candidates Address Key Civil Liberties Issues

Ezekiel Edwards | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Ezekiel Edwards

As we predicted in early September, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have prioritized criminal justice reform. In fact, they've managed -- with the help of mainstream media and the debate moderators -- to sidestep much of that discussion completely.

Michael Calderone

Major Cable News Networks Won't Carry Third-Party Debate | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Larry King moderates Tuesday's third-party debate in Chicago, his former network, CNN, will not be carrying it live. And neither will...

Democracy Now! Hosts 2-Hour Third Party Presidential Debate After Obama and Romney Battle at Hofstra University

Democracy Now! | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Just hours after President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney face-off in a secretly negotiated town-hall debate, Democracy Now! breaks t...

The Fringe Candidate Who Could Cost Mitt Romney the Presidency

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The Constitution Party platform is, well, how to put it... absolutely mad. Unfortunately, this may not be stop their candidate from impacting the election.

Former GOP Congressman Threatens To Derail Romney

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

As Mitt Romney was ending his Virginia rally on Thursday, he made an unusually direct appeal to voters in the crucial swing state: “I’m counting ...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Searches For A Former Clarity: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 14 | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

One of the essential charges that's been levied at Mitt Romney by Team Obama Re-Elect is that he has, thus far, refused to offer any specifics in term...

Patrick Svitek

Possibly Romney Spoiler Faces Ballot Fraud Investigation In Virginia | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Less than a month ago, Constitution Party presidential nominee Virgil Goode was soaking up the best publicity that a third- party candidate could ask ...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Peeps Some Veeps: The Speculatron Weekly Roundup | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

For many years, Americans learned whom their presidential nominees had chosen as their running mates the same, dreary way. The nominee would approach ...

Jason Linkins

Romney Goes Double Negative | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

So far this year, the media has spent more time fretting about Barack Obama's negativity than it has on any of the arguments that were being mounted. Was Obama going too negative? Was it too soon? Oh no what is happening, in politics? And so the Obama campaign was broadly deemed to have "stumbled out of the gates." All of this presented Mitt Romney with a unique opportunity to come into June as the high-minded, positive candidate. Out of the gutter, above the fray, just talkin' economy with the folks, Obama is a nice guy who is in over his head. So we're at a loss to explain why Romney picked this week to cede this advantage, or at the very least risk, it by crawling down into the gutter himself. He closes out the month with a series of stunts that come across as either base or weird or vindictive, and none were absolutely necessary.

VA Congressman Uses Public Funds for Erotica

DailyKos | KFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to the story of Virgil Goode's office using taxpayer resources to promote the gay erotica film "Eden's Curve," residents of Virginia have ...

Lucia Graves

Virgil Goode, Former GOP Congressman, Backs Rep. Steve King's Comments On Obama's 'Racial Preferences' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King did not apologize for saying earlier this month that President Barack Obama "favors the black person," and now another GOP Congressman...

Jason Linkins

Pat Buchanan To Fix Conservatism At Conference In Virginia (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey! What a weekend for people in the D.C. area! Coming to the Birchmere is Charles Ross, acclaimed One Man Lord Of The Rings. I want to go to ther...

GOP Immigration Strategy: Full throttle on the wrong track

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Joshua Hoyt, executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, had a thorough piece in today's Chicago Tribune on just w...

GOP Rep. Goode Won't Concede Defeat

Charlottesville Daily Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., R-Rocky Mount, will file for a recount in his race against Democrat Tom Perriello. "Over the last few weeks, voters fr...

Dem Perriello Declares Victory Over Goode In VA

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roll Call reports: With the canvassing process virtually complete in Virginia's 5th district and attorney Tom Perriello (D) ahead of Rep. Virgil Goo...

Gutless Americans: Religion-Baiting Ascendant Heading into Election Day

Evan Derkacz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evan Derkacz

The following originally appeared on Religion Dispatches which is honoring Election Day with short posts from numerous contributors. *** The proble...

Sex, Drugs and Earmarks: Virgil Goode makes his party proud

Michael Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rogers

Virgil Goode Anti-gay Congressman "How does Virgil Goode (R-VA) square his condemnation of gay and lesbian Americans while helping to make Eden's Cur...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: Virginia Rep. Depicts Opponent As Scary, Dark, Bearded | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia Representative Virgil Goode -- whose primary contributions to the civic discourse has been ranty, slow-witted displays of Islamaphobia -- has...

Who Wants To Extend And Deepen The Bush Economic Miracle?

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

There is no getting around the fact that the Republican Party mania against the federal regulatory agenda protecting consumers and workers has been part of the McCain gestalt.

Virgil Goode: Dripping with Contempt and Hatred

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

So a doctor is concerned that so many of our poor smoke. He develops a plan to reduce the smoking rate of welfare recipients. He shares such plan with his Congressman, Virgil Goode (R, VA-5).

2008 Virginia CD-05 General Election:
Goode (R-i) vs Perriello (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

VA-05: Goode vs Perriello

2006 Virginia CD-05 General Election:
Goode (R-i) vs Weed (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

VA-05: Goode vs Weed