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Cut And Run?

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

Here is the Billionaires' power-pop punk ode to John McCain, the warrior, featuring our resident rock god, J. Paul Geddy Lee.

RNC Chair Blames McCain For Palin Clothing Costs

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC Chairman Mike Duncan throws back the blame for Sarah Palin's wardrobe by telling MSNBC that the McCain campaign asked for the RNC to pay for the c...

Talking With The F.B.I.'s Undercover Source In Alaska's VECO Corruption Case

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Prewitt: "It's going to be a tight race, but Stevens could still win this thing. Stevens has been around so long, and we do have a very partisan situation up here in Alaska."

My Three Day Obama Campaign Coverage Experience (PHOTOS)

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

Last week I was contacted by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) about covering my Republicans for Obama activities. They have a worldwide viewership...

The Plumber Can't Fix the Leaks

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

Joe the Slogan sees that he might have to pay a little bit higher taxes, decides he won't bother buying the business, and supposedly jobs are lost. This is what a candidate for president holds up as a hero?

Sarah Palin Refuses To Answer Whether Or Not Abortion Clinic Bombers Are Terrorists

Oxdown Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I just watched some highlights of Brian William's interview with Sarah Palin and John McCain. This exchange was shocking: Brian Williams: Back to th...

Sarah Palin's Clothes Versus Europe's Leading Ladies

Times Online | Carolyn Asome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Does it really take £90,000 (the amount Sarah Palin's campaign wardrobe has cost so far) to cut it on the global stage? Other leading political ladie...

It's About the Students, Stupid!

Marc Lampkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Lampkin

When was the last time a teachers' union sued to demand higher academic standards? When has a teachers' union ever demanded more accountability in our classrooms?

Polls Show Obama Wins On Tax Issue

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, John McCain has turned to an argument that has served Republicans well in recent history, using stump...

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

Two Quit Call Center Jobs Over Anti-Obama Robocalls

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least two people have quit their jobs at call centers over scripts that accuse Barack Obama of working closely with Bill Ayers. The Charleston Gaze...

GOP Gives Up Hope For Last-Minute Obama Smear Campaign

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP operatives don't foresee a massive infusion of money for ads against Obama. Photo: AP For the GOP, the cavalry apparently isn't coming. Republic...

Hillary Clinton Campaigns For Franken

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fourteen days before the election, supporters of senatorial candidate Al Franken crowded the McNamara Alumni Center and bopped to Beach Boys songs whi...

Charlie Cook: Six Reasons This Election Is Over

National Journal Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most unsettling aspects of this campaign is that for an election cycle so turbulent, with so many surprising twists and turns, over the las...

Palin's Makeup Artist Even More Expensive Than McCain's (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post via The Washington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today the Washington Post's Sleuth reports that Sarah Palin is spending more than John McCain on her own celebrity makeup artist. McCain's September ...

Electoral Math -- Obama Holds His Lead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

More and more, it is looking like Virginia will be the state that decides Election Night in Obama's favor. Sure, it could be Florida or Ohio, but my guess is that the vote-counting is going to take a while in both of them,

Campaign Journal: Negative Campaign Tactics Backfiring?

Lori Jewett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lori Jewett

Lori Jewett is an OffTheBus grassroots correspondent. Each week she contributes a campaign journal documenting her life out on the trail. "He's a t...

Friday Talking Points [52] -- What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I started blogging over two years ago. That is to say, right about the time the 2008 presidential campaign began. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration...

Election Consuming The Lives Of Everyone I Know

Joanna Lamb Looby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanna Lamb Looby

My formerly apolitical husband has a crush on Rachel Maddow (I know, who doesn't?), has taken to watching hours of political shows, and now that the Red Sox are in the playoffs, his TV to-do list is getting out of control.

A Video Letter from the Nation's Mayors to Obama and McCain

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio all face midyear FY2009 budget gaps and city governments are increasingly pessimistic about their economic health.

Electoral Math -- Obama Lead Insurmountable?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be all but impossible to continue the "we're in a dead heat" nonsense if Barack Obama decisively wins Florida and Virginia when the East Coast returns come in.

Fogies for McCain: Part II

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

It is apparent that McCain's strength among those 55 and older is the only thing that keeps him in the race among those people watching cable television news.

How Mobile Technologies are Changing Elections

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Anyone who wonders where mobile technology is taking America's elections should have heard Casey O'Shea talk this week about the political power of mo...

McCain's Mid-October Surprise? Dump Palin (and Kristol)!

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

For shameless audacity -- or chutzpah -- Bill Kristol takes the cake in his role as The New York Times' in-residence adviser to the John McCain campaign.

Straight Talk Express is the New Hate Train

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

The GOP is in the midst of a meltdown that is so serious that they run the risk of branding themselves for a generation -- a new brand that is one that they won't be proud of.