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Democratic Primary

Clinton and Obama: Love Will Keep Us Together

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Celena Belton

The following is a snark filled rant/column by The Black Snob on a crippling addiction sweeping the American press -- Clinton Addiction. The affects a...

Two Washington Post Reporters Criticize Paper For Obama Muslim Story

Horse's Mouth | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, there have been a few developments with regard to the widely-criticized Washington Post piece I posted about last week that recycled the Obam...

Clinton Volunteer Asked to Resign

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign on Sunday requested the resignation of a second Iowa volunteer coordinator who forwarded a ...

Obama Fights Muslim Rumor On Google

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Carrie and I wrote today about the technical aspects of fighting a viral e-mail smear, and Tim Tagaris writes approvingly of an Obama campaign move we...

My Petition: Don't Let Clinton Hijack the VP Slot

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reny Monk

Who wants to be the first to sign? Perhaps I should look up Monica, Paula and Gennifer and see if they'd be interested.

Women Get Respect -- Part 2

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

For countless women, Gloria Steinem is the personification of their own struggle with gender issues. From the stage, she paid homage to women of accomplishment in their respective fields that were in the audience.

Primary Voting in The Future

Norman Cressy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Cressy

Recently, I received in the mail a corporation letter asking me to vote in company matters. With this as a forerunner, I propose the following scheme for future primaries.

The Hillary We Hardly Knew

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

What are we to make of this latest makeover? Has Hillary fallen victim to Al Gore Syndrome, where we don't find out what appealing people they are until they lose and finally get to be themselves again?

On Blogging, Politics and Patriotism

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

The idea that we are somehow the world's last best hope is not only false, it is what allows people like George Bush and Dick Cheney to sell phoney arguments for foreign wars to the American public.

Hillary's Swan Song

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Hillary seemed to be saying "with my departure from the race the world is left to geese and fools like Obama." Not a word about McCain. Nobody ever expected better of her. Wait -- somebody did. Me.

Reforming the Nominating System: Maybe There is No Better Way

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

While the nominating system probably should be reformed, doing that will not be simple. Most of the easy solutions to fixing the nominating system are neither easy nor solutions.

This Primary Campaign Has Brought Out The Best And Worst In Me

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

I have and will continue to maintain that I've gotten much more out of this process than Obama. Yet I have at times felt driven to lash out in ways that expose the limits of my own ability to communicate.

Democrats Divided

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


LIVE: Obama Rally at Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Watch the setup inside and the circus outside the XCel Energy Center, where Obama is set to speak at 7:00PM CDT. See and hear what the scene is like before the crowd files in and once the show begins.

Liveblogging The Season Finale Of The Democratic Primary Process

Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Linkins

The general election is on. Knives are out, people. Protect your necks. And look forward now, to your nominee delivering his speech at the Democratic National Convention on the 45th Anniversary of another important piece of oration. Ever get the feeling that some things were maybe meant to be?

North By Northwest With The Clintons: The End Of The Road In South Dakota

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Bill Clinton's flashes of pique and anger, memory lapses and outrageous moments have obscured one of the great stories of Election 2008. His skill at small town campaigning is a gift he could give to the general election campaign.

Putting All of Your Eggs in One Basket

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

Tribal leaders need all of the friends they can muster in the House and the Senate, and in endorsing presidential candidates, they risk alienating important senators.

The Rules Committee Finds A Solution And Hillary Finds Her Voice...Again

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

If the DNC nominating system really bothered her, the experienced "ready to lead from Day One" candidate would have known what to do and how to do it. And when. She'd have "gotten the job done" long before now.

The Question That Cuts Both Ways --Why Let McCain Win?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

What would prompt a Hillary supporter, especially a Democrat, to even consider backing McCain? Revenge? That's not a good enough answer.

Pelosi: "I Will Step In" To End Race Before Convention

CNN | Alexander Mooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has hinted that she is prepared to take her fight to fully seat Florida and Michigan all the way to the party's convention in late Aug...

Hillary's Bone-headed Argument

Dee Dee Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dee Dee Myers

Apart from the furor the RFK comment provoked, Clinton's argument is wrong, historically and politically. Democratic presidential primaries never really last this long. This race is unprecedented.

Stop Yelling at Hillary to Stand Down and Start Yelling at the Superdelegates to Stand Up

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's time for uncommitted superdelegates to stop their dithering, hop off the fence and officially bring this nominating process to an end. Hillary has earned the right to stay in the race until the bitter end. So it's up to the superdelegates to accelerate the bitter end. And it's up to us to pressure them to do exactly that. Read More Hillary Clinton's Defeat: A Historic Triumph The greatest triumph of Clinton's campaign is the example she has set for the next generation. And not just for young women; her dedication, perseverance, and indefatigable drive make her a role model for young men as well. Read More

I'm Going to Disagree with Arianna -- and Scream for Clinton to Step Down

Erin Kotecki Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Kotecki Vest

Just the other day I was willing to hug it out and even push for an Obama/Clinton ticket. Now I see Clinton will go to any lengths, including the discussion of assassination, to get what she wants.

Fear of Islam Hurts Obama in Kentucky

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Palevsky

One might have thought that the Wright scandal would have extinguished Obama's rumored connection to Islam. Instead, it has only strengthened the spurious claims about his faith.

Should She Stay or Should She Go?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If we do not see a concession by early June, we can assume that Senator Clinton and her advisers have made the mistake of believing their own spin.