CNN/YouTube Debate or Bust

I’m watching the debate right now and it is wildly mildly exciting. Some of the questions have been mildly humorous but also serious (see: snowman) although most have been stupid or very serious. The best answer thus far has been Barack Obama’s response to whether or not he would work for a minimum wage. Overall, [...]

Harry’s Filibuster Dreams Shattered

Poor Harry Reid. He went out on a limb and kept the Senate in session way longer than he had to and he got burned. By a vote of 52-47, the Senate rejected the vote for cloture which would have forced a vote on the Reed/Levin Amendment. I’ve been watching sporadically all night and the [...]

11:26am EST: Reid Failed by a vote of 52-47. Reed/Levin is now stalled in the Senate. Harry Reid is currently trying to pass a motion to reconsider, but I don’t imagine it will do much. 10:45am EST: Mitch McConnell is calling out the Reed/Levin bill for being vague and unspecific. He repeatedly declares that he [...]

For the last few days (or maybe I just haven’t read the news in a few days) I’ve been hearing that Cindy Sheehan might be running for congress against Nancy Pelosi. Sheehan declared that if Pelosi doesn’t introduce articles of impeachment in the next two weeks she will be running for office as an independent [...]

Hillary Clinton has been in the national spotlight since 1992, longer than any of her opponents for the Oval Office. This extended time in the limelight has worked both to Mrs. Clinton’s benefit and to her demise. She garnered a sliver of policy experience when her husband made her the Chairwoman of the National Task [...]

Today I have the distinct pleasure of publishing the third installment of the DailyWrit Candidate Profiles, which will examine former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Romney, 60, attended Stanford before leaving for France on a mission trip customary in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return, he transferred to BYU and eventually [...]

Before 9/11, Rudy Giuliani was known in the national media for his bad break up with his second wife Donna Hanover amid accusations of infidelity with a member of his staff (Cristyne Lategano) and a sales manager (Judith Nathan). After 9/11, Giuliani became known as America’s Mayor for his performance in leading New York City [...]

When Mitt Met Hillary

When Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney ran into each other yesterday in Iowa, they smiled for the cameras. Both Presidential hopefuls hoped this wouldn’t be their last encounter – and, if current polling in Iowa can be extrapolated to national trends (and Kerry clearly showed us last year that it can), then this match up [...]

Over the course of the coming weeks (months?), Kedar and I will be profiling major candidates seeking their parties’ nominations for the Presidency. You will be able to find all of these profiles in the new category “2008 Candidate Profiles.” We hope we might be able to explain what it would take for each of [...]

A recent MTV poll found that 68% of young Americans would vote for a candidate who has used marijuana. Good news for Obama. 25% would vote for a gay candidate, but only 22% would vote for a candidate who has used cocaine (bad news for Tom Tancredo). 41% of youngsters have favorable opinions of Hillary [...]



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