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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Primary

Marianne Williamson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I am a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from California District 33. There are a little over fifteen weeks before California's primary election on June 3, and a funny thing happened over the last couple of weeks. I became a footnote!

Romney and Obama Need Something More Than Their Typical Campaign Rhetoric

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

It saddens me to realize none of the most important issues will ever make it into the presidential race. America will likely choose its next leader based on who can spend the most on divisive and negative corporate-backed television campaign ads.

To Walk It Back or Double Down, That is the Question.

Bill Santiago | Posted 11.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

Presently, it's Mitt Romney's turn. After a trouncing in headlines such as the New York Daily News' "Mitt Hits the Fan," over his tacit dismissal of 47 percent of the electorate as freeloaders, he's making the damage control rounds.

5 Pivotal Questions to Ask or Answer During the Hiring Process

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 09.19.2012 | Money
Rayanne Thorn

The following list was devised to prevent last minute candidate or applicant fall-out and control the spin of the interviewing and hiring process. Either side (interviewer or interviewee) can use this list to streamline the process.

10-Year-Old Fire Audit Ignored by Controller and City Council -- Public Safety Crisis in L.A. Continues

Kevin James | Posted 08.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

The LA Fire Department response time has been a serious failure, making our city more dangerous. While that concern is understandable and indeed warranted, I remain optimistic that the LAFD will solve this crisis.

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about...

Voting Maybe

Warren Adler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Warren Adler

I no longer take anything at face value. Like Freud asking, "What do women want?" I find myself asking this question without regard to gender...

Cain Gets Secret Service Protection After Death Threats

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Herman Cain on Thursday became the first Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection. Cain asked for the...

GOP Field Tightens

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Almost a full month ago, I placed four names in the "Frontrunners" category: Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney. This list hasn't changed at all.

Michele Bachmann Defends Her Speech at Waterloo (VIDEO)

Erin Gibson | Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

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Seven Republican Dwarfs

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Monday's Republican debate dashed any expectation that some populist candidate would rise from that side of the aisle, and in an honest way tap into voter resentment over the deep hurt that the Wall Street superrich have put on ordinary Americans.

Republican Field Shaping Up

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, there are only a few holdouts left on the sidelines, as most of the bigwigs (and some decidedly "smallwigs") have made their intentions known.

The Supreme Court Could Axe Efforts to Reduce Big Money

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The Court's ruling will likely determine the constitutional limits of rescue fund provisions and define the boundaries of public financing laws across the country.

Where's the Human Touch? A Congressional Candidate Laments the Loss of Personal Connection.

Patrick Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Kennedy

If I had to describe what it's like running for office for the first time, I'd explain it this way: Wait for a sunny day and seek out the tallest, thickest, nastiest tree you can find. Once there, strip naked and climb to the very top, wrap a blindfold around your eyes and jump into the thicket below.

Screen Test

Michael O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael O'Keefe

the closer we get to the Nov. 2 elections, the more frequent all the mudslinging political TV commercials will get. Most of them are soul-sucking, brain-draining, amp-up-the-volume, corporate-paid trash.

All Eyes On Iowa: An Interview With Democratic Challenger for Secretary of Agriculture, Candidate Francis Thicke

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Ragogna

One of the most important races that you haven't heard about yet in this election cycle is currently unfolding in America's Heartland. Thicke is turning heads, shining a light on current unsustainable food-production practices and oversight.

Truth in Campaign Advertising? (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Getting the candid thoughts of today's professional politician might be too much to stomach -- like this chat with Rep. Richard Martin (R) from Ohio's 19th District.

Seven Steps to Civility This Election Season

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This week, a group of more than 130 former legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, released a letter urging for civility and encouraging candidates, once elected, to focus on cooperation to face our country's greatest challenges.

New Tea Party Media Strategy: No Media

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full-scale interview on one of the prestigious Sunday shows is normally the gold prize for a campaign. There's a reason for this -- it is free. That was then, though, and this is now.

How to Show Volunteer Experience on a Resume

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

If you're using a "Human Voice" Resume style in a chronological format, what is the best way to include volunteer work experience?

Say No to Job-Candidate Abuse

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

We can and should expect recruiters, hiring managers and HR people to explain their reasons for every request they make of a job seeker.

Tea Party Midterm Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tea Party candidates suffered defeats in yesterday's primaries in Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina, but are enjoying varying degrees of success in Florida, Kentucky, and Utah. It's going to be an interesting election season to watch.

How Deep a Salary Markdown for Changing Industries?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

Here's the thing: they're going to hire the best person they can find for the job, right? You can open up the salary conversation with some discussion about just who's getting the job offer.

Jobless Job-Seekers Need Not Apply?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

How callous do you have to be to conclude that anyone who's not working is automatically damaged goods, unsuitable for employment?

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.