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(VIDEO) Maddow speculates ‘awkward’ encounter between Fischer and Romney at Values Voter Summit

By | 10.03.11 | 11:33 am

Blogs lit up late last week, when it became apparent that even though the American Family Association’s (AFA) Bryan Fischer is not listed as a scheduled speaker at this weekend’s Values Voter Summit, Fischer will be there to speak, directly after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Gingrich: Obama will lose in ‘fair’ fight, House should investigate Holder’s beliefs

By | 05.12.11 | 9:49 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Hours after officially throwing his hat into the 2012 presidential contest via Twitter, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich told a national news outlet that he doesn’t expect to “get a break from elite media,” President Barack Obama will lose in 2012 if it is a “fair” fight, and More…

Herman Cain considered winner of GOP presidential debate

By | 05.06.11 | 1:05 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

The first GOP presidential primary debate is behind us. Fox News hosted the event in South Carolina last night. It featured five second-tier candidates, and the news is that former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty didn’t lose and that Herman Cain, the Georgia political figure, motivational speaker and former CEO of More…

Can Tim Pawlenty Win Minnesota?

By | 11.13.09 | 10:36 am

Eric Kleefeld points to a Rasmussen poll of Minnesota that has only 42 percent of voters in that state backing Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) in a possible presidential bid; 46 percent would oppose him.

This shouldn’t be surprising. In his two successful bids for governor, Pawlenty has received More…

Bill Clinton Credits Lehman Bros. for Obama’s Win

By | 10.08.09 | 8:36 am

Former President Bill Clinton now says that letting Lehman Bros. fail was a mistake that wound up clinching the election for then-candidate Barack Obama, reports Money & Company, the L.A. Times’ Business blog. Clinton’s remarks came before a meeting of the World Business Forum in New York on Wednesday, More…

Palin 2012 Hopes Hinge on Broader Appeal

By | 11.13.08 | 6:00 am

As Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin looks to 2012, she’ll have plenty to learn from 2008.

If Palin hopes to pull off a victory in four years, she will need to live up to her reputation as a popular, galvanizing political figure.

The Republican Party base had high hopes for the More…

Palin Sells Campaign Duds on eBay, Nets $1 Million

By | 11.12.08 | 6:33 am

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made lemonade out of lemons today by auctioning off on the Internet the fancy wardrobe purchased for her failed vice-presidential run, and raking in more than a million dollars — which she immediately donated to the Needy Governors’ Winter Clothing Fund.

The feisty four-eyed political phenomenon More…

This Is What the 2008 Electoral Map Would Look Like if the Election Were Decided by [Fill In the Blank]

By | 11.11.08 | 5:36 pm

A number of sites have featured a hypothetical electoral map entitled “This Is What the 2008 Electoral Map Would Look Like if the Election Were Decided by 18-29 Year Olds.” Needless to say, it’s a very blue map.

I spent the weekend poring over the CNN exit polls More…

Young GOP Activists Working to Rebuild Party Online

By | 11.07.08 | 10:30 am

While much of the Republican establishment bloviates about the injustice of President-elect Barack Obama’s selection of Rep. Rahm Emanuel for his chief of staff, the younger, smarter elements within the GOP are getting to work. Their mission: modernizing the Republican Party by eliminating the structural and technological More…

Virginia Judge Rejects Longer Polling Hours

By | 11.04.08 | 11:20 am

U.S. District Judge Richard L. Williams rejected a lawsuit Monday afternoon that sought to extend polling hours in Virginia today. William ruled that election rules allowing those in line by 7 p.m. to vote after the polls close protects voters’ rights.

The judge also revealed that he had voted early More…