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Biden Visits Indiana In Efforts To Turn State Blue

WLKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. -- At the 'Campaign For Change' headquarters in downtown Jeffersonville, volunteers called supporters, while others painted brigh...

Massive Latino Voter Registration Drive Launched

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A coalition of Spanish-language media and community organizations kicked off a massive voter registration drive Thursday, aiming...

Obama Needs to Stay The Course On Friday's Debate Schedule

Dwight Dunkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dwight Dunkley

A Commander-in-Chief needs to have the killer instinct to understand you destroy your enemy, thoroughly; you do not let up to give him time to breathe when he is flailing.

My Husband's Leaving Me For Obama

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Francesca Biller

For the better part of four months, besides working overtime in a job that supports our family, my husband has been volunteering locally, making phone calls, maintaining political blogs to get the message out, and keeping up on the latest issues of the presidential race.

Electoral Math Update -- Obama Bounces Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today was a banner day for Obama in the national polls (especially the one that puts him up nine points, 52/43) -- but they are largely meaningless, since that is not how we elect our president.

McCain's Non-Denial Denial

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

McCain's desire for a break is understandable, given the poll numbers and the seemingly endless stream of gaffes, flubs, and inconsistent statements coming out of his campaign.

Regardless of Who Wins the Election, Start Teaching Your Kids Mandarin

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Voters don't want change. When the American voting public goes to the polls and re-elects the same bunch of losers to Congress year after year, they should expect to get more of the same.

Voter Suppression: Urgent Now, Forgotten After

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

There are so many questions out there surrounding our voting system.

Fox News No More, This Obamacon Had Enough

Logan Perkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Logan Perkes

Sarah works hard to convert her fellow Republicans with her unique insider advantage. She realizes how the Republican message works, how it exploits fear. "It's all the same -- that terrorists are coming and we need to be on offense."

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

Why This Election is So Close

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

This will be the third straight election which could be described as very close. This is all but unprecedented in American history.

Electoral Math Checkup -- Obama's Low Point?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The national trend for Obama may have turned around in his favor in just the last couple of days. So even though things look grim here, Obama is already starting to bounce back.

Fair Questions for Sarah Palin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While the Obama campaign made many mistakes in responding to Sarah Palin, they didn't resort to the attacks on her family and faith that some in the media did.

Reading The Pictures: FREE MICHELLE!

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2008-09-17-shaw_mo.jpg With just 48 days to go in a campaign defined as much as anything for its Us or People Magazine style of symbolism, my question is: why isn't Michelle Obama being deployed more visibly by the Obama campaign?

Canvassing Through Allentown

Jake Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Goldman

It's not often that I'm awake at 5am, stumbling through sidewalks looking for a cup of coffee to clutch. Most of the time, I couldn't think of anyth...

More Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Please

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Her performance was so strong and so well focused that it would be foolish not to immediately send her out on the campaign trail and/or to as many television interviews as she can squeeze into her schedule.

Friday Talking Points [47] -- Our First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Surprise! It's our first anniversary column! But before we get to that, I have to pass on this information, in the hopes nobody will get stung by a v...

There Is No Room For 'Fans' In Politics

Rick Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rick Siegel

The 'either you are with us or against us' election strategy created a paradigm much too simple for today's world. We cannot strip down who is going to govern this country to one question: Are you blue or are you red?

Ad Suggestion For Obama -- McCain AWOL On GI Bill

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time to fight fire with fire -- point out McCain's most embarassing votes, and paint him as an extremist or a party hack while doing so. Also paint him as anti-middle-class.

Canadian Election Gets Down and Redolent of Loam

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Weinberger

The tag line at the Canadian Conservative Party's website, attacking Liberal party candidate Stephane Dion seems oddly 19th century.

Maliki's Leverage Over Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Because the clock is running out on Bush and because his domestic popularity continues to fall, Maliki is using the international media to boost his own popularity with the voters in Iraq.

Sarah Palin: Game Changer Or Sacrificial Lamb?

John Shay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Shay

Interestingly, Sarah Palin appears to be the perfect person to carry out a dead-old-man-walking strategy.

Friday Talking Points [46] -- Moose Poop!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sarah Palin has already singlehandedly introduced several terms into our political lexicon. "Hockey mom" is probably the most recognizable of these. ...

Divided Politics = Divided Country

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Sinek

In Iraq, the Sunnis and the Shiites don't get along well enough to affect any sort of functional government. America implores them to get work togeth...

Palin's Pastor: God "Is Gonna Strike Out His Hand Against" America

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

Sarah Palin's pastor Larry Kroon delivered a sermon called "Sin Is Personal To God" in which he warned that the sinful habits of Americans would invite the wrath of God.