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Flashback Friday: George H. W. Bush Gives Up the Ghost

Thirty years ago this week George H. W. Bush ended his grueling two-year pursuit of the presidency at a news conference in Houston. In a carefully prepared 750-word statement on May 26, 1980, Bush said that he was abandoning his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, not only in light of the current delegate count, […]

Giant Slayer: A Ron Paul Republican Seeks to Unseat Pelosi

Given the immense difficulty in unseating a sitting Speaker of the House, the June 8 primary battle between Republicans John Dennis and Dana Walsh in Nancy Pelosi’s 8th congressional district in San Francisco — a district that voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama while giving Pelosi 72 percent of the vote in 2008 — wouldn’t warrant much attention were it not for the fact…

Video: Andre Marrou on Larry King Live in 1992

When you think of Larry King and the 1992 election, your mind immediately goes to Ross Perot’s many appearances.  But another third party candidate appeared on all 51 ballots and also made an extended appearance on Larry King.  That man was the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate Andre Marrou, a former Alaska State Representative and Ron […]

Oddball: Former Congressman James Traficant

This week’s featured “oddball” is former Ohio Congressman James Traficant, who is attempting to mount a political comeback this year after spending much of the last decade in Federal prison…

The Back of the Pack: Santorum Enjoys Speculation

Speculation that’s he’s considering a Presidential bid continues to surround former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who lost in his 2006 re-election bid…

Campaign Ad Watch: Steve Poizner for California Governor

California state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner is gaining fast in the Republican primary for Governor against “front-runner” and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.

State Senator Paula Dockery Ends GOP Bid for Governor of Florida

Republican gubernatorial candidate Paula Dockery ended her quest to occupy the Governor’s Mansion on Monday, saying she hates to give up the fight but doesn’t have the cash to run an effective statewide…

Grace Ross Withdraws from Massachusetts Contest

When it rains it pours.   In Massachusetts, longtime community activist Grace Ross abandoned her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor last week after collecting only 5,700 of the 10,000 signatures necessary to appear on the September 14 primary ballot.  Ross had hoped to capture fifteen percent of the vote at the party’s state convention […]

Here’s How You Fix CNN: Go Back to the Future!

Last week Campbell Brown announced she was leaving her 8pm slot on CNN because of poor ratings. Brown acknowledged to the media that she could have claimed she was leaving to spend more time with her family or for personal reasons, but instead she admitted that ratings were the primary driver of her decision.

75 Years Ago This Week: Gertrude Stein Endorses Huey Long for President

Declaring that “Roosevelts come and go, but Longs go on and up forever,” Gertrude Stein, the expatriate writer and poet living in Paris where she had befriended Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and other prominent figures in the arts and literary world, surprised the nation’s political pundits 75 years ago this week when she endorsed Louisiana’s Huey P. Long […]