U.S. Presidential Election

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    November 6, 2012

    The Polls have Started Closing. Here are the States that Matter.

    At 7 p.m., six Eastern states closed their polls: Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Vermont. Now comes the fun. With most states already locked up for either President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney there are generally thought to be nine major battleground states: Nevada, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    SWING STATE UPDATE: The North Carolina Decision

    In his first swing state win of the night, NPR calls North Carolina, with 15 electoral votes, for Mitt Romney. The electoral college now stands at 244-178 for Barack Obama.

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    November 6, 2012

    President Barack Obama Just Won the 2012 Presidential Election

    MSNBC just called the state of Ohio, with 18 electoral votes, for incumbent president Barack Obama. That gives him 274 votes in the 2012 presidential election. He needed 270 to get re-elected. That's all, New York. Let's go drink.

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    October 24, 2012
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    October 16, 2012

    Paul Ryan Stages A Fake Charity Photo To Make Himself Look Good

    According to an article in The Washington Post: "The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week 'ramrodded their way' into the group's Youngstown soup kitchen so that GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan could get his picture taken washing dishes in the dining hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Gawker: Paul Ryan Calls Romney "The Stench." Only, He Doesn't. At All

    Here's the latest example of lazy journalism leading to blatant inaccuracies and falsehoods in the blogosphere, compliments of our friends at Gawker -- and their incessant crusade to make Mitt Romney look stupid (as if he's not doing a fine job of that on his own): "Paul Ryan's Cute Nickname For His ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2012

    As Romney Goes Down, Rightbloggers Double Down on Liberal Media Bias B.S.

    By now you've heard about the Romney 47% video and the lousy poll numbers he's been getting. Were you aware that it's all the fault of the liberal media? Yeah, we know, you've been hearing conservatives talking about liberal media bias forever. It's their version of the Bowery Boys' Routine 11. But ... More >>

  • Film

    September 19, 2012
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    September 18, 2012

    "Today, Mitt Romney Lost The Election"

    Hallelujah. Whoopee. Don't even tell me how, as long as it happened for sure. No, wait, let's find out what's behind this supposed nail in the coffin of Romney's flip flopping, vague, slippery, but otherwise FABULOUS campaign. Using the above headline, here's what Josh Barro wrote on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Retirees Strike Back Against Romney's Remarks Over 'Dependent' Seniors

    Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, has this response to Mitt Romney's views on those who look for government support: "Mitt Romney's offensive comments show his true colors, a callous indifference to millions of hard-working Americans. "No, Mitt Romney, r ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012
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    August 12, 2012

    Rightbloggers Rejoice as Ryan Revives Romney, Reaganesquely

    The ideologically fluid Mitt Romney surprised a lot of people this weekend by choosing as his Vice-Presidential running mate Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a hardcore conservative best known for frightening off independent voters. Democrats portrayed the choice as a gift. So did rightbloggers, often for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Healthcare Ruling: Will It Help The Prez Or Rally The Rabid Republican Base

    Remember in 2010 when Republicans picked up 63 seats in the House of Representatives in the biggest loss for a party (in this case, the Democratic Party) in the House since 1938? And how the huge loss can be partially attributed to right-wing outrage over President Obama's healthcare plan? Well, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Bobby Jindal Slams Barack Obama's Record on Lemonade Stands

    This just in: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has called into question Barack Obama's history with lemonade stands. Jindal, a Republican and potential running mate for Mitt Romney, said Tuesday morning on Fox News's America's Newsroom that Obama: "hasn't run anything before he was elected President of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Mitt Romney Wins New York (Duh); Pointless Primary Cost State $20 Million

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the New York Republican primary last night -- as polling places across the state resembled Scoobie-Doo ghost towns, including an Upstate town where only 47 of 1,100 eligible voters actually went to the polls. Yesterday's primary, as we mentioned in prior ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Dog Soldiers: Rightbloggers Meld with Mitt over Obama Mutt Meal Story

    For months, the growing probability that Mitt Romney, least acceptably conservative of the Republican Presidential contenders, would face Obama in November made rightbloggers moody and irritable. They've been coming around, but slowly. When Newt Gingrich's supporters attacked Romney's years as a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Newt Gingrich: 'Genius' or Idiot?

    Newt who? Just kidding! He's still totally relevant in this election. Promise. Anyway, Gingrich introduced Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at the New York State Republicans annual dinner Thursday night. He wasn't quite the rabble-rousing Newt of the past, according to Buzzfeed reports. Rather, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Rick Santorum To Hold 2 p.m. Press Conference. Expected To Suspend Campaign *BREAKING*

    Moments from now, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum will hold a press conference where he's expected to end his hopeless campaign.The press conference was initially intended to be a campaign rally, according to Fox News, but is now a media event for Santorum to discuss the "future of his camp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2012

    Cheney Gets Heart Transplant; Santorum Wins Louisiana; Sandusky Had 'Likely Pedophile's Pattern' In 1998

    71-year-old former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant yesterday. Cheney had been on a waiting list for a new heart for 20 months, and had his operation at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. "Although the former vice president and his family do not know the identity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Sex Mad: Why the Rightblogger Obsession With Ladyparts Never Ends

    With all the recent women's health controversies -- Komen/Planned Parenthood, contraception in Catholic hospitals, and Virginia's plan to wand women who want abortions -- and their potential to steer women's votes away from Republicans, you'd think conservatives would prefer to get back to talking a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Could Rick Santorum Beat Barack Obama?

    Barack Obama is ahead of Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in 12 swing states -- but the incumbent might still have to do some work to beat the pol from Pennsylvania, according to a new poll by Purple Strategies, a political consulting group. Santorum has stolen the G.O.P lead from Romney in these batt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Santorum Could Pull Ahead of Romney in Michigan Primary: Poll

    Just when we thought that the Republican race was about to be Mitt Romney all the way, a new survey of Michigan voters from Public Policy Polling shows that Santorum could pull ahead in the state's primary election on February 28, putting him at the forefront of the race. His support among Michigan' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Rick Santorum Sweeps Three GOP Primaries in Missouri, Colorado, and Minnesota

    Just as it was starting to look inevitable that America would soon be under the tutelage of its first Mormon leader, Rick Santorum surprised the GOP by winning three primary victories yesterday in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado. Even though none of these states carry much weight toward the party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Mitt Romney Beats Newt Gingrich by 20 Points in Florida Poll

    ​Mitt Romney, who routinely gets shit from other conservatives for being too rich, too Mormon, and too willing to help people get healthcare, is crushing top rival Newt Gingrich in Florida a day before the Jan. 31 primary -- a just-released Suffolk University/7 News poll puts the former Massac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Gingrich 'Wounds' Romney; Latinos Demand Solutions from Obama

    Newt Gingrich badly wounded Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primaries. Now, Romney has to revive his campaign in Florida -- or risk losing the Republican ticket, the Spanish-language daily reports. The three distinct winners in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina prove Republicans' uncertaint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    One in Five in South Carolina 'Kinda Somewhat Likely' to Vote for Stephen Colbert, Marist Poll Says

    You read that headline right. The Marist Poll came out with some stats today that say that nearly 20% of voters in South Carolina are "kinda somewhat likely" to vote for Stephen Colbert to be president of the United States. Playing along with the political satire (or whatever we should be calling t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Jesse Jackson Slams Newt Gingrich Over Food Stamps

    And the food-stamp fracas continues! The Reverend Jesse Jackson has just blasted Newt Gingrich for his comments that Barack Obama is a "food stamp" president, and has come out against the Republican presidential hopeful, telling Politico: "Food stamps (are the) lifeline for many Americans -- they h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Rightbloggers Rush to Defend Mitt Romney -- The Corporate Raider, Not the Candidate

    When last we left our heroes, the 2012 Republican Presidential challengers, they were inevitably folding to Mitt the Man Whose Turn It Is. Then Newt Gingrich -- or, excuse us, a Newt Gingrich Super-PAC to which he is not connected -- decided to go out swinging with a little film that portrayed Romne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    "The War On Religion" Is Bullshit!

    At the Republican debate on Saturday night, several candidates insisted that bigotry goes both ways, and in fact the Catholic Church is the object of steaming piles of it. In the course of the debate, Rick Perry denounced "the war on religion" and Newt Gingrich fumed: "Should the Catholic Church b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg: Jon Huntsman is a 'Very Qualified Guy'

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg, fielding questions from reporters in the Bronx this afternoon, offered some brief praise for Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who is currently making waves in New Hampshire. But no full endorsement. In an off-topic question at a press conference about a new ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 4, 2012


    Comedians take on the tough questions

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    January 2, 2012

    Surgin' Santorum! Rightbloggers Not So Frothy for This Week's Next President of the United States

    The wheel of fortune has spun once again, and the GOP Next President of the United States of the Week is now Rick Santorum. Mind you, no one thinks Santorum will actually be the nominee. He's just running third in some optimistic polls -- of the Iowa caucuses, which is no bellwether. Yet all the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    Newt Gingrich and Gov. Rick Perry Fail To Qualify For Virginia Primary

    ​Last night, the Republican Party of Virginia announced on their Twitter account that Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry did not submit the required 10,000 signatures they needed to qualify for the VA primary. In response to the news, the Gingrich campaign says that Virginia has "a failed system." V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2011

    Rightbloggers Close Ranks Against Ron Paul, The Wrong Kind of Small-Government Conservative

    Everyone else has been the GOP Presidential front-runner -- why not Ron Paul? He's one point behind the current Next President of the United States, Newt Gingrich, on the cusp of the Iowa caucuses, and has been on the Jay Leno Show. Naturally this has led to attacks on Paul -- but not so much by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2011

    Mitt Romney Hammers Gingrich on Moon Policy, Space Mirrors

    Newt's America.​Earlier, we wrote about last night's GOP debate in Des Moines and Mitt Romney's proposed $10,000 bet with Rick Perry over claims that Romney's book was edited to change a portion about health care. This fleeting and insignificant moment overshadowed the real issues that were di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Ginger White, Herman Cain's Alleged Mistress, Matter of Fact About Affair

    George Stephanopoulus' toe-curling interview with Ginger White, the alleged mistress of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, is the sound of a candidacy dying. White says Cain's not fit to be president, among other things.

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    November 20, 2011

    Newt Gingrich is a Ridiculous Candidate for President -- Which Explains His Rise

    Last week, when we told you Newt Gingrich was the GOP's flavor of the month, you could have been forgiven for being skeptical. That Newt Gingrich? The former Speaker of the House who pissed off most of the country by shutting down the government? Who was fined by Congress for ethics violations? Who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty Drops Out of Presidential Race

    From the "Meet T-Paw" section of his campaign site.​Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced this morning on ABC's This Week that he is no longer seeking the Republican candidacy for the 2012 presidential race. This comes after Pawlenty placed third in yesterday's Iowa Straw Poll despi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Bloomy Flack Changes Speeds on Campaign Spending

    This weekend brought a good reminder about how campaign spokespeople are just hired guns, spinning the message for whoever is picking up the tab. When papers reported on Saturday that Mayor Bloomberg - who has refused to participate in the city's public campaign finance system that caps spending - h ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    July 14, 2008

    How Does the Obama Campaign Feel About the New Yorker cover?

    There are times when people say that the media are all the same, a giant monolith with One True Agenda. "Don't trust what you read, they're all liars and crooks," you'll often hear. When someone bemoans the state of the American press and its uniform viewpoint, just point out today's coverage of thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    Two Uncommitted NY Superdelegates: We Need a June Decision

    Sometimes, it pays to bring up the rear. As Pennsylvania Democrats finally vote in their long-hyped presidential primary today, the results could affect the opinions of uncommitted superdelegates more than they impact the numbers of pledged delegates actually won through the primary. Last night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    Waffles and Wrestling: The PA Primary Is Here!

    Today is the calm before the storm. Instead of having to slog through pages of Pennsylvania primary coverage, we only get a few last-minute stories on the presidential campaign. The lessons learned are don't get between Barack Obama and his waffles and that Hillary Clinton has guns blazing in her ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2008

    John Edwards Backs the 'Iraq/Recession' Campaign

    Though he’s officially left the race for the White House John Edwards is still hoping to shape the debate, lending his name to a new “out of Iraq” movement and targeting John McCain for defeat. Edwards, the former North Carolina senator and twice-failed candidate for Democratic Party’s pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Former Candidate Rudy: The Year in Stories

    How does Rudy Giuliani go from being the presumptive Republican frontrunner in the 2008 presidential race to sitting on the sidelines in just a few short months? Stories like these certainly can't help. Here's the year in Wayne Barrett's Rudy reporting with a story thrown in for good ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2008

    Obama in Harlem

    Barack's troops are undeterred, but even black voters may need some convincing

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Hillary Clinton is My MySpace Friend

    A writer for the Denver Westword befriended presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Chris Dodd and Barack Obama through MySpace. John Edwards and Joe Biden weren't so friendly. From the Westword:

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    August 6, 2007

    Caroline Giuliani: Obama Flip-flopper

    It's been no secret that Rudy Giuliani has had a strained relationship with Andrew and Caroline Giuliani, his two children from his marriage to Donna Hanover. Earlier this year, Andrew, who hopes to be a pro-golfer, told the New York Times "I’m not going to have time to, even if I wanted to, be i ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2004

    Smile—That's the Ticket!

    With Edwards in the room, Hillary's not exactly the life of her party

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