The Allure Of The Non-Candidate

(NOTE:  The following appeared in USA Today on Monday, Oct. 19.  Since then, Vice President Joe Biden has pulled out of consideration for a presidential bid in 2016, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chair of the Ways & Means Committee, has said he will seek to become speaker of the House.  Neither announcement came as …

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At Least Ethel Rosenberg Didn’t Honeymoon In the Soviet Union

For a debate many thought wouldn’t make news, the Democrats’ encounter Tuesday night in Las Vegas did result in some surprises.  It wasn’t the food fight we saw in the first two Republican debates but there was still a bit of drama: mostly when Hillary Clinton called out Bernie Sanders about his record on guns.  …

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Death Of Don Edwards Cuts List Of Centenarian Ex-Congressmen In Half

Don Edwards died last week. Those who followed the Nixon impeachment process may remember him as a liberal Democratic congressman from San Jose, California, who served on the House Judiciary Committee at the time and who fought tirelessly for civil rights and civil liberties throughout his long career. First elected to a newly-created district in …

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Who Dat? – K

As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make heads or tails of these candidates, most of whom we’ve never heard of.  And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for …

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Rick Perry Never Could Escape The ‘Oops of 2012’

It wasn’t for lack of trying. Rick Perry became the first casualty of the 2016 presidential campaign on Friday, when the former Texas governor ended his candidacy.  The announcement was not completely a surprise; it was reported weeks ago that he had run out of money and stopped paying staffers in Iowa and New Hampshire. …

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Mr. Unfiltered vs. Ms. Scripted?

And so we wait. We don’t know what Joe Biden is going to do.  He could jump in the presidential race, as late as it is, despite Hillary Clinton’s huge head start and her sizable advantages in money, staff, organization and the opportunity to make history.  And there’s Bernie Sanders to consider as well.  Those …

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Who Will Be The First GOP Candidate To Drop Out?

It’s August, so that means it’s time for a Political Junkie contest. As we all know, there are 17 Republican candidates for president.  Not everyone will make it to Iowa and New Hampshire.  Or maybe they will.  Nonetheless, someone will still be the first to drop out.  Which one will it be?  Send us your …

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Who Dat?

As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make heads or tails of these candidates, most of whom we’ve never heard of.  And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for …

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The Insults, And The Rising In The Polls, Continue For Trump

He had a history of saying incendiary things. His fellow Republicans, even those who deeply disliked him, refused to take him on; most simply tolerated his antics and stayed silent. But this time, he went too far. “You’ve done enough,” Joseph Welch, the up-to-that-moment tolerant attorney for the Army, said to the senator from Wisconsin. …

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A Record Number Of GOP Hopefuls, But 14 Dems In ’76 Came Close

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joined the Republican presidential field on Monday, promising limited government and a conservative agenda that would unite the party and win in November.  (Click here for full speech.) No review of his announcement was complete without a reminder that he becomes the 15th Republican to enter the race.  Since 1972, when …

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