october surprise

Media
"He’s already a cartoon villain, infantile and strange."
Politics
Obama, in an effort to "reach across the aisle," in 2013 nominated Comey to become head of the FBI to replace Mueller. This
Politics
He's the worst director of the F.B.I. since J. Edgar Hoover, and -- should Hillary Clinton lose the election -- he will be remembered as an even greater menace to the republic.
Politics
When I learned that Wikileaks had released more documents with the aim of casting more harsh light on Hillary Clinton's campaign, my first reaction was why did this latest installment have to be so strategically timed.
Politics
This story is huge and is not going away any time soon. It will dominate coverage at least through the next week leading up to the second debate, and likely well into November. When journalists and historians look back and write the story of this presidential campaign, the events of the last ten days of September will be pivotal.
Politics
There has been relatively little speculation this election year about what could possibly be the "October surprise." In a normal presidential election year, this is a fun subject to speculate about when the actual news from the campaign trail gets dull and repetitive. This year, of course, that hasn't exactly happened.
Politics
I've been noticing that Democrats -- all the way up to and including Hillary Clinton herself -- seem to be awfully complacent about the possible outcomes of next year's presidential race. This could be dangerous, because nothing in politics is ever written in stone.
Politics
Speaking with Amanda Terkel of The Huffington Post and Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News, the discussion centered on how to
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Unless the number of jobs added in October turns out to be substantially higher or lower than September's, or the unemployment rate is way higher or lower than anticipated, the report should be treated merely as news cycle fodder.
Politics
So, let me get this straight. Right now, most of the swing state polls suggest that President Barack Obama has got at least
Politics
Is this what our political process and October Surprises have come to? We're trying to get the candidates to unveil their college applications and pin them for something they said in a divorce hearing in the early '90s? Give me a break.
Comedy
It's October and it's an election year! So before you pop a Xanax to prepare for all the five-year-olds in Dick Cheney masks knocking on your door and taking your candy, brace yourself for another American political tradition: The October Surprise!
Politics
UPDATE 2, Oct. 19, 9:08 a.m. -- This site was a hoax. The Rickroll video plays upon visiting OctSurprise.com, along with
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2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgArianna and Nicolle Wallace debate why Romney won and how Obama adjusts. But if your opponent is a quick-change artist and fibber, how should you reply in a non-whiny way? The women then agree about "media bias" and Fox's 2007 Obama "too black" tape.
Comedy
When the end draws near and prospects darken, and polls solidify in the wrong direction, and the base sinks lower than the toenail clippings of a Galapagos turtle, does the practiced political operative give up?
The World Post
By now, Obama and his savvy campaign staff should really be home free, having run political circles around their Republican opponent as he was running circles around himself. There's only one problem: the world.
Entertainment
This year, the biggest October Surprise might not have been a surprise at all -- Zero Dark Thirty, an Oscar contender released by Sony Pictures.
Politics
Just think, for a minute, of the long list of "unpredictables" and "unexpecteds" that could, and probably will, affect the outcome of the 2012 election.