Election 2008

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) reportedly wishes he'd chosen Joe Lieberman as his 2008 running mate.
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“The short answer is this: If I had it to do again, I wouldn’t,” she wrote.
Comedy
As protests continue in the wake of Donald Trump's election as President, plans have been made for deploying the National
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According to Real Clear Politics, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied 41% to 41%, with Gary Johnson and Jill Stein
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I'm a pro-choice liberal who voted for Sanders in the primary, so it should surprise no one that Tim Kaine, a Midwestern white man who voiced personal beliefs against abortion, was not my first pick for Hillary Clinton's running mate. But maybe that puts me in a unique position to contribute some thoughts about why I'm voting for Clinton/Kaine.
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It's pretty damn important that a woman will now be the nominee for a major political party in America. Women haven't even had the right to vote for 100 years. For centuries, most of us couldn't own property or go to school. This final barrier must be broken.
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Mitt Romney saw a spring polling bump, too, in 2012.
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Hillary Clinton worked for party unity, but only after a very hard-fought and contentious primary season. I offer these reminders up, because now she finds herself in the opposite role. And it seems like everyone's memory has gone fuzzy when recalling the final two months of the 2008 race.
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After Secretary Clinton's sweeping wins yesterday, it appears as though Senator Sanders will not be able to win the nomination. While this may revive those same feelings of disenchantment and disillusionment from six years ago in those of us who "feel the Bern," we cannot afford another 2010.
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If candidates (and presidents) are ultimately the ones who set the example for their supporters, Senator Sanders seems to have given the green light to his supporters to let loose on Senator Clinton -- and not on policy.
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The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.
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I won't ask you to ignore the superdelegate count. But I will request that as you process cable news, full of pundits exalting Clinton's inevitability, you remember a crucial fact: Pledged delegates matter more than superdelegates.
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If independent superdelegates now seem problematic after 26 years, then let the debate begin about eliminating them. But only after the convention - not before.
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It will not be the experience of a candidate; it will be the emotion of the voter that decides this election. Republicans learned this far more quickly than Democrats.
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In June, when Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, many pundits dismissed him as not a serious contender. Six months have proven that wrong. Trump is a wily political operator with, so far, a winning strategy.
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The comments of Obama, McCain, Hilary, Trump...etc. are mere reflections of the DC-area's widespread ignorance on this subject.
Videos
Barack Obama's 2008 Democratic Nomination Speech
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Bernie seems to be an alternative to the politics of Clinton. That makes him a threat to the "billionaire" class he is wont to criticize, to Super PACs fueled by Citizens United, and to establishment politicians like Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton ignores Bernie Sanders at her own peril.
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Former White House Staff Bill Burton details the time President Obama's 2008 remarks about meeting with then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad caught everyone off guard.