George W. Bush Hopes Jeb Runs for President

By: Friday April 19, 2013 1:13 pm

George W. Bush hopes there will once again be a Bush in the White House. In an interview with Parade the former president said he hopes his brother Jeb Bush runs for President in 2016. From Parade: Your brother Jeb has been talked about as a potential candidate for president. Is the country—I mean this [...]

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at the Conventions

By: Thursday September 6, 2012 10:28 am

Last night with his speech at the Democratic National Convention Bill Clinton reminded everyone why he has been such a successful politician. While his speech was long and rambling at a few moments, it was well delivered. He probably did the best job he could trying to sell the difficult arguments the Obama team is [...]

The Massive Shift For Marriage Equality at the Ballot

By: Monday August 6, 2012 12:09 pm

It really can’t be overstated what a massive political shift has taken place regarding views on marriage equality in less than a decade.  There is probably no better symbol of how huge this shift has been than how the issue of same-sex marriage was dealt with on the ballot in 2004 compared to expectations for [...]

Americans Still Blame Bush for the Economy

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 11:22 am

Even though President Obama faces the very difficult task of running for re-election during a very poor economy, he has one important advantage going for him; voters continue to put much of blame for the current bad economy on former President George W. Bush. From Gallup: To a large degree it seems people don’t think [...]

Vermont Will Become Seventh State to Adopt National Popular Vote

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 6:54 pm

Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin is set to sign on Friday a law making Vermont the seventh state to join the National Popular Vote compact. Although most states give their electoral college votes to the presidential candidate that wins the most votes in the state, they are technically free to assign those votes based on whatever [...]

OH Sen: Fisher-Portman Race Still Extremely Close

By: Wednesday June 30, 2010 12:15 pm

The race for the open Ohio Senate seat is still extremely close according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Democratic Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher holds only a two-point lead over Republican Rob Portman: Quinnipiac 6/22-27 Fisher 42 Portman 40 Someone else 1 Won’t Vote 1 Don’t Know 17 The race is effectively tied, with Fisher’s lead [...]

Karl Rove Did Not Destroy The Republican Party – Iraq, Katrina, And A Massive Financial Meltdown Did

By: Tuesday April 6, 2010 5:30 am

In her most recent column, Jill Lawrence at Politics Daily makes the case that President Obama is not really ignoring his base. In her column defending Obama’s “maverick” behavior, which often goes against direct promises he made to important Democratic constituencies, she quotes Stan Greenberg: Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg said Democrats need opportunities to reach [...]

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