Rand Paul, On Road To 2016, Takes Big Risk In Today’s N.C. Primary

Say what you want about Rand Paul, but he has been very meticulous in the steps he’s been taking on the road to his probable bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  Well aware of how his father failed to broaden his support during his own White House runs — and cognizant that many fringe …

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Hillary Clinton And A (Gasp!) Female Running Mate?

There was an intriguing story the other day by Jennifer Steinhauer of the New York Times about the possibility and advisability of Hillary Clinton — should she become the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016 (a fair assumption) — picking a woman as her running mate. The article acknowledged the arguments against such a move.  Democrats …

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Weighing The Pluses And Minuses Of A Jeb Bush Candidacy

It was late at night, the end of the 2004 Republican national convention, the last one ever for President George W. Bush.  People were filing out of Madison Square Garden when a group of delegates began chanting:  “We want Jeb!  We want Jeb!” There were still two months to go before the contest against Democratic …

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Episode #22: Big decisions for SCOTUS & Jeb Bush

The Supreme Court, in its McCutcheon v. FEC decision, has eliminated even more restrictions on the amount citizens can contribute to federal political campaigns.  Now, says SCOTUSBlog.com editor Amy Howe, the question is what is next to fall.  And North Carolina’s got the most expensive Senate race in the country this year.  University of North Carolina professor Ferrel Guillory talks about …

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Here Comes the PJ March Madness Final Four!

A week ago, there were 32. Now we’re already down to our Final Four in the Political Junkie March Madness tournament! We are already halfway through our Semifinal round, and it’s time for you cast your votes to determine the competitors in next week’s final face-off! Take a look at our Semifinals bracket below, and …

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Meet the Political Junkie March Madness Elite 8

We’ve completed our first two rounds of competition during this year’s Political Junkie March Madness tournament! The votes and the predictions are in, and now we’re headed to the Quarterfinals! We received 133 votes during the three days of our Round of 16, and we had a few more interesting upsets. But now we’re getting …

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Political Junkie March Madness Goes to the Sweet 16

We asked you to cast your votes, and you did! With 124 ballots cast over three days, half of the 32 challengers in our GOP March Madness bracket pool have been sent back home. But we still have four more rounds in our tournament, and now it’s time for you to determine who our Elite …

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Political Junkie March Madness is Back!

Five years ago, we asked you, our wonderful Political Junkie fans, to participate in a great celebration of democracy and timely sports metaphors. Our first Political Junkie March Madness pool in 2009 gave you the chance to predict the GOP’s nominee for 2012. Well, we are excited to announce that Political Junkie March Madness has …

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Episode #11: Chris Christie & a Look Ahead To Iowa 2016

Continuing where he left off in 2013, Chris Christie remains the most talked about Republican in the country … only this time he may not like what everyone is saying.  The week’s Political Junkie show focuses on the New Jersey governor and whether the “Bridgegate” scandal is a minor blip, or something more.  Host Ken …

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For Christie, 2016 May Be A Bridge To Nowhere

He was the man of the year, winner of a landslide re-election victory, about to head up the Republican Governors Association, his name atop his party’s presidential hopefuls for 2016. We’re not even half-way through January of 2014 yet, and his apology and contrition have been plastered over every newspaper front-page in the country. Gov. …

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