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Presidential Election 2008

Senador Santorum? Come Again?

Death Race | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Senador Puertorriqueño has a lovely ring to it, and it's just the kind of moniker a presidential aspirant would love to tout if he's trying to pull off another upset in Sunday's primary. The only problem? Rick Santorum was my senator, and I've never heard of that.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

France Thrilled With Obama

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Badt

The French are upfront about the fact that Obama is celebrated for his symbolism: as a black man, as the new Kennedy, as the man who will open European-American relations.

Ask Not What Obama Can Do for You -- Ask What You Can do for Obama

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

It's not really Obama's responsibility to keep us involved. It really is ours. So here are some suggestions I have for keeping alive his call to service.

High Turnout May Add To Problems At Polling Places

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Millions of voters will encounter an unfamiliar low-tech landscape at the polls on Tuesday. About half of all voters will vote in a way that is differ...

Palin2012.com Registered In Alaska

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Somebody's looking ahead, just a bit. The website SarahPalin2012.com was registered in August to a person who giving his location as Alaska and his n...

Obama To MTV: 'Brothers Should Pull Up Their Pants'

MTV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MTV News sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday in Nevada, but we weren't alone. We were armed with your questions, ...

Mercenary Firm Offers To 'Detain Troublemakers' On Election Day

Danger Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA-linked private military contractor Evergreen Defense & Security Services offered to post sentries at Oregon election offices on Tuesday, "detainin...

Hip-Hop Stars Stump For Obama In South Florida

AP | SARAH LARIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — With two days remaining until Election Day, Jay-Z and Sean "Diddy" Combs told voters in South Florida not to be scared away from the pol...

Palin Campaign Stonewalls On Medical Records

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With less than 24 hours to go before the presidential election, Sarah Palin still has not released her medical records and there is no indication the ...

In Ohio, Obama's Ground Game Outguns McCain's

The LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Delaware, Ohio -- John McCain has targeted this wealthy area just north of Columbus as one of 15 counties in Ohio where he needs to dri...

Obama Has Already Won

Joan Borysenko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Borysenko

This is the countdown to the most important election in our lifetime. Although I'm hoping for a huge Obama landslide, no matter the outcome on Tuesd...

Palin Opposes McCain On Defense Cuts

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Monthly reports: Sarah Palin campaigned in Erie, Pennsylvania, yesterday and blasted Democrats for allegedly wanting to cut funding f...

Fraud Check Would Crash Ohio Voter Database, Secretary of State Says

Cleveland Plain Dealer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Columbus- Ohio's voter database was poorly constructed and cannot handle a massive check for fraud among the state's 700,000 newly registered voters,...

Right-Leaning Papers Lose Seats On Obama Plane

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama spokesman Bill Burton confirms Drudge's report that two right-leaning papers, the Washington Times and the New York Post, have lost their seats ...

McCain Campaign Donor's Giving Raises Questions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Big campaign donors typically come with deep pockets and influence. But in Illinois this election cycle, no one not running for office himself has giv...

Palin's Coded Anti-Abortion Support

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's last swing through battleground states this week, boisterous supporters cheer almost on cue when she delivers her stu...

Democrats Plan Legislative Agenda With No Veto Or Filibuster

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A landslide victory next Tuesday would give Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape...

Obama, Edwards Speechwriter Switches To McCain

The Daily Beast | Wendy Button | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A speechwriter for Obama, Edwards, and Clinton on why she's voting McCain. Since I started writing speeches more than ten years ago, I have always be...

Redistribute This

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

To merely imply that the concept of redistribution of wealth is inherently evil (read socialistic) is simplistic and absurd. Hope allows us to explore the uncertainty of the future.

Voters Wrongly Flagged For Ineligibility

CNN.com | Abbie Boudreau and Scott Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- College senior Kyla Berry was looking forward to voting in her first presidential election, even carrying her voter registra...

Wall Street Journal: McCain Doesn't Look Competitive In Pennsylvania

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Barack Obama campaign occupies a storefront on N. Main Street across from the county courthouse. A stream of people filters through to pick up but...

Barack Obama for President

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Barack was my state senator, and he was the perfect fit for the Hyde Park community. I now think he is the perfect fit for America.

Obama Supporters' Tires Slashed In North Carolina

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Still more ugliness and hostility on the campaign trail, courtesy of North Carolina's Fayetville Observer: Someone slashed the tires of at least 30 ...

Frames, Exceptions and Anti-Choice Aims Exposed

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

There is no public benefit to an endless back and forth about the morality of women's reproductive health decisions, when millions of women are faced with unintended pregnancies.