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Opposing Hillary’s Corporate Campaign: A Response to Joe Conason

In one Truthdig columnist’s rebuttal of another, Scott Tucker takes on what he calls “a piece of Clintonista campaigning” by Joe Conason.

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Launches a Presidential Race for Ordinary Americans

Hear the campaign launch speech of the lone openly socialist figure in the national U.S. political establishment.

Posted on May 30, 2015 READ MORE

The Debate: Independence or Partisanship

Finally, there is a much needed debate about the relationship that people who are working for progressive change should have with the Democratic Party—one that has existed at the edges, in email discussions and private conversations, but is now moving to center stage. And it includes the issue of a presidential run by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 READ MORE

Bush Defends NSA Surveillance, Romney Was Against Presidential Run, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly renewing their gun control push and why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s catchy new campaign video against his Democratic Senate opponent is a big fail.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 READ MORE

Bye-Bye Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann, the tea party favorite from Minnesota who was recently dubbed the winner of “Real Time’s” 2013 Craziest Congressman contest by host Bill Maher, announced Wednesday that she will not seek re-election in 2014.

Posted on May 29, 2013 READ MORE

Bachmann Fundraiser

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Election Day Duty

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Choice 2012

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Election Night

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Presidential Election 2012

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Still Undecided Voter

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Election Day 2012

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Election Day

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The Best Candidate

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U.S. Election

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Awesome Shit

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Ann Coulter’s Lame Defense, Lena Dunham’s Controversial Obama Ad, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Romney surrogate playing the race card and an interesting Electoral College proposal that could reshape the way presidential candidates campaign. 

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 READ MORE

Federal Green for the Green Party’s Candidate

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein thanks supporters after it was announced this week that she is the first-ever member of the party to qualify for federal matching funds.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 READ MORE


Obama and Romney’s Buckeye Smackdown, Dubya’s Head on a Spike and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in Ohio, the DOJ’s decision in the John Edwards case, and the HBO show “Game of Thrones” getting political.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 READ MORE

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Mitt Romney Suddenly Hearts Bill Clinton

When did Mitt Romney start loving Bill Clinton? Since the presumed Republican presidential nominee evidently realized that praising the former Democratic president could earn him the votes of political moderates.

Posted on May 17, 2012 READ MORE

Gage Skidmore

Newt’s Out, Finally

On Wednesday, the former House speaker formally ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, despite previously vowing to stay in the race until the GOP convention in August.

Posted on May 2, 2012 READ MORE

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The Cain Train Sputters and Stops

To audible sighs of collective grief and dismay, Herman Cain announced the suspension of his presidential campaign Saturday, assuring supporters and everyone else that he is a “fighter” who “would not go away.” A suspension, as opposed to a formal closure, allows Cain to continue collecting money.

Posted on Dec 3, 2011 READ MORE

Chris Christie Teases

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Gov. Pawlenty Flopped on Jobs

With the economy having emerged as the critical issue in the 2012 presidential election, the editors at Mother Jones think we should take a look at GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty’s job-creation and stimulus record.

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 READ MORE

Profile in Absurdity

Posted on May 17, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Jens Meyer

Just Another Stump Speech, or Historic Moment?

While fans deemed it “soaring” and Barack Obama himself tried to play down its importance, the senator’s speech Thursday in Berlin certainly had the visuals and big crowd to support comparisons to JFK’s famous appearance in the iconic Cold War capital.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008 READ MORE

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