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Beware Biden's Bombast

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Barack Obama's choice of Joseph Biden as his Vice-Presidential running mate has already run into criticism about conflicting messages. Many MSM writer...

Dude, Where's My Text Message?

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

First to know? Not quite. The best new media campaign in history botched their attempt to keep a lid on the VP pick in order to announce it via text messaging.

Obama's Mobile Moment

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Spalter

By going around the news media and even bypassing its own massive email list, the Obama campaign is attempting to build a direct, personal, and immediate connection with voters.

The Exciting And Distracting Veepstakes

L.D. Janakos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
L.D. Janakos

Guessing at running mate picks can be exciting but it's no substitute for actual participatory democracy. Indeed, we're more excited about our VP speculations than we are about any of the actual would-be candidates.

Seth Colter Walls

Biden Source Downplays VP Denial | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How big a deal is today's veepstakes comment from Sen. Joe Biden that "I'm not the guy"? A figure familiar with Biden's thinking says the remark is h...

Al From Is Wrong... Again

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

For years, the Democratic Leadership Council has been warning us about dangers of being associated with progressive values, ideas and policies. Time and again, their advice has proven disastrous.

Dear Barack: The Veep Choice That Could Shock the World

Steve Almond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Almond

My advice would to withhold naming a VP selection until the convention itself, and to nominate Hillary on live TV, during primetime.

Bill Clinton, Middle East Envoy?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Politically, this would give both the Clintons a personal stake in the race, and would go a long way towards healing the wounds inflicted in the primaries on both sides.

High Court Okays Exorcism -- Good for Bobby Jindal Or Not?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Any attention or debate over exorcism may just draw more attention to the 1994 Jindal article and his early views.

Clinton as V.P.? Grrr... Well, OK

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

Obama would do well to swallow the bitter pill and take Clinton on as running mate. And send Bill to be ambassador to anywhere.