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Cast Your Vote: How Should the United States Respond to Escalating Tensions in Syria?

Politicians were plagued with questions on foreign policy last week as the relationship between the U.S. and Russia continued to deteriorate.

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 READ MORE


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Samantha Bee on Tim Kaine: Remind Me, Why Isn’t Elizabeth Warren on the Ticket? (Video)

After Kaine’s performance at the vice presidential debate Tuesday, the “Full Frontal” host expresses her dismay at Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The VP Debate Served to Remind Americans Just How Extreme the Rest of the Republican Party Is

These days, with Donald Trump having dominated the news for more than a year, it’s easy to overlook the Republicans in Congress. But Mike Pence’s stances were a potent reminder of what a Republican Congress and White House would do.

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Mike Pence Is a Trump in Politician’s Clothing—as Dishonest and Erratic, Just Much Smoother

Trump running mate Mike Pence continued the unreality of this election season in Tuesday’s debate by denying many things that are true and asserting many things that are not true.

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VP Debate: Tim Kaine Puts Mike Pence on the Defensive as Candidates Take On Issues, and Each Other

In what became a heated debate, Republican Pence played a more rational-seeming, diplomatic foil to the brash and bombastic Donald Trump, while Democrat Kaine continued Hillary Clinton’s line of attack against her rival for the presidency.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 READ MORE


Third-Party Vice Presidential Nominees, Left Out of the Debate, Turn to Social Media

By Emma Niles

The Green Party and the Libertarian Party, largely ignored by the mainstream media and barred from the debate stage, use Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other internet platforms.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Clinton Inflames Progressive Base With Choice of Tim Kaine for Vice President

“If Clinton has reached out to Bernie [Sanders] supporters, it appears that she has done so to stick triangulating thumbs in their eyes,” said Norman Solomon, national coordinator for the Bernie Delegates Network.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE



Will Clinton VP Pick Be a ‘Middle Finger’ to Millions Who Voted for Bernie?

An appropriate progressive response to an inadequate choice, one Democratic delegate says, “would be expressions of outrage and nonviolent protest, from the convention floor in Philadelphia to communities across the country.”

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 READ MORE



Majority of Sanders Delegates Rejects Six Reported to Be on Clinton’s Running-Mate List

In a recent survey, they stated they would consider denouncing Clinton’s choice for vice president if she picked any of six individuals who have been widely mentioned in news reports as a potential running mate.

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Reports: Elizabeth Warren, Tim Kaine, Julián Castro on Hillary Clinton’s VP Short List

Although the Democratic presidential candidate does not have her party’s nomination officially in the bag, she is said to be busy sizing up prospects for her running mate.

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Trump Searches for a Vice President









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Christie for Veep?









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Cruz’s Vice President









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Report: Ted Cruz Pre-emptively Picking Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate

Watching the seemingly endless series of Republican debates this election season, one might wonder why so many candidates hung in there well past the point when it was clear they had no real chance of winning. Well, wonder no more.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE



Why Didn’t Joe Biden Run for President?

There are obvious political explanations but only one reason for his decision not to throw his hat in the ring.

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Joe Biden’s Camp Confirms He’ll Be a No-Show at Tuesday’s Debate

Vice President Joe Biden might still be planning to try to take over for boss Barack Obama in 2016, but for now he’s apparently going to keep us all guessing. 

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New York State Approves $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Workers

On Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration approved legislation that will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour.

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Jon Stewart and Samantha Bee Point Out the Contradictions Between Joe Biden’s Words and His Gropes

While the vice president is quite outspoken against sexual harassment, his brain seems to have a problem sending his hands the message.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VP Pup









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Here Comes Dick Cheney to Beat the Drums of War in Iraq (Again)

In what is hopefully not one of the seven signs of imminent apocalypse, former Vice President Dick Cheney once again darkened the halls of Congress on Tuesday, huddling with House Republicans to strategize about the simmering war zone that is Iraq. Yes, it is 2014 and not 2004.

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A Robotic Hand Designed to Feel

A Dutch man has a prosthetic connected to his nerves, which allows him to feel pressure; Harvard alumni will have exclusive access to some massive open online courses offered by the university; meanwhile, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s legacies live on. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 READ MORE


Defense Secretary Robert Gates Book Bounce









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Biden Bites









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Opposition Leader ElBaradei Sworn In as Egypt’s Vice President

Mohamed ElBaradei, a top leader of a liberal coalition that mounted a successful campaign to depose Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, took office Sunday as interim vice president.

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Ryan Not Qualified, Gabby Giffords’ Latest Milestone and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including more Romney hypocrisy about tax returns and Sarah Palin’s Republican National Convention announcement.

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Marvelous Romney and Ryan









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Romney Loves Paul Ryan









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‘Veepstakes,’ Be Gone!

“Few media behaviors are more pitiful than the intense fixation over the ‘Veepstakes,’ a word that is at once nauseatingly vapid and yet incomparably valuable as a symbol of our nation’s pointless, juvenile political media,” Glenn Greenwald writes in Salon.

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 READ MORE



GOP Congressman to Step Down, Romney Gaffe Trip Continues, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including how you can be the first to find out Romney’s VP pick and Liz Cheney comes to Sarah Palin’s defense.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 READ MORE


Palin Fails Cheney’s VP Test

Welcome to 2008, Dick Cheney. The former vice president told ABC News on Sunday that John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate was a “mistake,” echoing what many knew in the run-up to the election four years ago.

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


Mitt Romney VP Job Outsource









Posted on Jul 18, 2012 ENLARGE



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Romney Veep Pick Could Come This Week

This might be the week we find out who Mitt Romney is choosing as his running mate. Or not. A top campaign aide said Romney “could” name his vice presidential pick by week’s end. Of course, could is by no means a definite assessment.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 READ MORE



GOP Congressman Quits, Romney VP Guessing Game and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Herman Cain’s alleged former mistress speaking out and Rep. Joe Walsh facing off with a CNN anchor over his disparaging remarks about military veteran Tammy Duckworth.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Romney Veep Watch, Krugman’s Latest Prediction and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including whether or not Marco Rubio is being vetted for vice president, why Paul Krugman thinks the U.S. will be in trouble if Romney is elected and some interesting revelations about John Edwards from his ex-mistress.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 READ MORE


Draw Straws









Posted on May 4, 2012 ENLARGE



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Veep Poll: Condi Wins!

A new vice presidential poll shows Republicans and conservative-leaning independents favor former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama, Candidate in Chief

President Obama shifts into full campaign mode as Romney inches closer to inevitability in his race to become the Republican nominee. In his day job as sitting president, Obama faced some setbacks from SCOTUS and a weaker-than-expected jobs report.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


Handicapping the Veep Stakes

Playing second fiddle to Mitt Romney won’t be easy, but somebody has to be his running mate.

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 READ MORE



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‘Game Change’: Life Imitates TV Drama for Republican Women

It appears that recent events, which include the House Republicans’ selection of a panel of all-male “authorities” on women’s health and a certain conservative radio host calling a young woman advocate a “slut,” have amounted to a wake-up call for right-leaning women.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama Brings Chinese VP to the White House

On Tuesday, Barack Obama played host to China’s Vice President Xi Jinping at the White House to discuss trade, human rights and other diplomatic topics. Why all the fuss over a VP? For one, Xi was returning a gesture that his American counterpart, Joe Biden, recently made.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 READ MORE



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More Fallout at Susan G. Komen for the Cure

It’s been a week since the Richter-rocking PR disaster about defunding Planned Parenthood struck the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity, and on Tuesday another big figure at the foundation shook loose.

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 READ MORE


Your Post-GOP Debate Breakdown, Featuring Al Gore

The GOP’s remaining presidential candidates had yet another debate on Saturday night, just in case there was anything any of them still needed to comment about at length that might tip the balance in their quest for the Republican nomination.

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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Clinton Denies Designs on Biden’s Throne

What’s a secretary of state to do in the face of international terrorism and domestic unrest? Why, she should set the record straight on the “Today” show, which is just what Hillary Clinton did Thursday to tackle cloak-and-dagger rumors that she might replace Vice President Joe Biden in 2012 ... (more)

Posted on Oct 13, 2011 READ MORE



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Biden: Gay Marriage Inevitable in America

President Obama is still grappling with the notion of same-sex marriage, and it looks like his second in command is taking the issue a step further by declaring the “inevitability” of gay marriage in the future.

Posted on Dec 24, 2010 READ MORE


A Special Message for George W. Bush From Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden popped in on Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night for a special troop-boosting edition of “The Colbert Report,” where Biden gave a shout-out to a certain president who made a plan to pull U.S. forces out of Iraq.

Posted on Sep 9, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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