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Colin Powell Endorsement

Another Explanation for Powell's Endorsement of President Obama

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

When Colin Powell or other military leaders look at the Romney campaign and find that more than a third of the national security advisors come from a single conservative think tank, maybe they fear a disastrous replay of the past decade.

New Obama Ad Features Colin Powell Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eager to match, if not trump, Mitt Romney's recent claims to a bipartisan disposition, President Barack Obama's campaign is launching a ...

Powell Endorsement Turned Into Campaign Spot

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's campaign is hoping that the recent endorsement of former Secretary of State Colin Powell will help the president win voters i...

Obama, Booker Dismiss Sununu's Slighting Of Powell Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein and Luke Johnson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

In a radio interview on Friday, President Barack Obama responded to remarks by former New Hampshire governor John Sununu, a top adviser to GOP preside...

McCain Slams Powell Over Iraq

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is still not pleased with former Secretary of State Colin Powell's endorsement for President Barack Obama's second term. ...

Top Romney Surrogate: Colin Powell's Obama Endorsement Motivated By Race

Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

Top Romney surrogate John Sununu suggested Thursday night that Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama in part because the two men are the same r...

McCain Blasts Colin Powell

The Huffington Post | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

In an interview on Fox News Radio's "Kilmeade and Friends" Thursday morning, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tore into Colin Powell, who endorsed President...

Colin Powell Makes Presidential Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday. "You know, I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to...

Powell Not Ready To Endorse Obama For Re-election

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell declined Tuesday to renew the presidential endorsement he gave Barack Obama four years ago, ...

Liberal Media to Blame? Not This Time: Apostate Conservatives Nail Coffin Shut

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Nearly two years of presidential politics are finally coming to an end and it appears John McCain--out of "gimmicks du jour"--has decided to spend muc...

The Fall of the Right

Holly Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Holly Regan

The moderates McCain once appealed to have been scared away by dirty politics and a vice presidential candidate who can't even hold her own against Katie Couric.

Powell Chief Of Staff: I Expected Klan Wizard To Endorse McCain

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lifelong Republican Colin Powell surprised the audience of NBC's Meet the Press this weekend with his endorsement of Barack Obama for president, calli...

McCain's Smear Campaign Will Have an Impact Long After Election Day

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

McCain has gone "all in" with a strategy focusing exclusively on smearing and lying about Obama, win or lose, he has created a dangerous situation for November 5 and the four years to follow.

Thank You Rush Limbaugh (and Pat Buchanan)

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Limbaugh and Buchanan have both sought to tie Powell's endorsement to his race. Only something funny happened. Instead of diminishing Powell's reputation, they only further diminished theirs.

Jason Linkins

CBS' Schieffer: Powell "Saying Aloud What A Lot Of Republicans...Saying Privately"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, conservative critics offered some pushback on the General's decision, with several, most no...

The Internet and the Death of Rovian Politics

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Age has finally become an issue for John McCain. But the problem isn't the candidate's 72 years; it's the antediluvian approach of his campaign.

Jason Linkins

Cartoonist Depicts Powell As Benedict Arnold In Blackface

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if Colin Powell needed one more reminder of the toxic level of political discourse that, in part, fueled his decision to endorse Barack Obama, poli...

Jason Linkins

Romney: Joe The Plumber Better Than Colin Powell

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Neil Cavuto's interview with Mitt Romney today was largely unremarkable in the annals of campaign shillery, save for one moment where Cavuto asked Rom...

Colin Powell To Have Role In Obama Administration Says Obama

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Barack Obama and former Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton sought together Monday to swing this state to blue, mocking the ...

The Myth Of Colin Powell's 'Obama's One Of Us' Vote

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Factually, most blacks don't vote for blacks just because they are black. It does not appear as though black America is handing Obama a "he's one of us" vote.

The Powell Endorsement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Powell's endorsement gives Obama a small bump, but it doesn't give him a huge positive boost on deeper foreign policy issues because Powell has destroyed his own credibility.

Powell Stands Against Smears

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

We can only hope that Powell's words shake more Republicans from their electoral daze, and cause them to object to the damage the far-right smear campaign is doing to America.

Why A Powell Endorsement Would Matter

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

For all the smears being hurled about "palling around with terrorists" and "white flag of retreat," nothing can counter that like a Republican former 4-star coming out and saying "This guy loves America as much as me."

Obama Aide: We Would Welcome Powell Endorsement

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Powell's unusually strong support across the political spectrum, burned into the public imagination in serving Bill Clinton and two Bushes makes him one of the few people who's endorsement could actually influence voters.

Colin Powell Is Ready To Endorse

Lawrence O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence O'Donnell

It now seems beyond doubt that Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama and thereby hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Republican campaign to hold onto the White House.