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Exclusive Interview: Obama's Democratic Challenger on the Issues

Exclusive Interview: Obama’s Democratic Challenger on the Issues

The following is a lengthy, freewheeling interview with historian Darcy G. Richardson, who is challenging President Obama in several Democratic primaries.  The interview was conducted recently by Brandon, a precocious 14-year-old, eighth grade student from Illinois.  Brandon’s interview is reprinted here in its entirety. 1. First off, what made you want to run for President in this […]

Obama the Biggest Loser of the Night in New Hampshire?

Obama the Biggest Loser of the Night in New Hampshire?

Combing through the results of yesterday’s New Hampshire primary, the press is assigning winner and loser titles to each of the Republican candidates.  They say that Romney and Paul win, Huntsman, Gingirch and Santorum lose.  But one story that’s being almost totally overlooked is the pathetically low turnout in yesterday’s Democratic primary. The Obama campaign […]

Johnson Calls Out Obama on Gay Rights

Johnson Calls Out Obama on Gay Rights

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson took a shot at President Obama on Monday, charging that the Democratic incumbent is pandering to African-American voters. The President “gives lip service to gay equality,” said Johnson, but he “will not support gay marriage before the election because of the opposition of African Americans, as reflected in his polling, […]

Early New Hampshire Election Results Put Romney in the Lead

Early New Hampshire Election Results Put Romney in the Lead

With 2 precincts reporting, coming from Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location, the current results of the Republican primary in New Hampshire are… Mitt Romney………….. 7 votes   (37%) Ron Paul……………… 5 votes   (26%) Jon Huntsman………… 4 votes   (21%) Newt Gingrich…………… 2 votes  (10%) Rick Perry……………….. 1 vote  (5%) Both tiny towns meet at midnight to cast […]

New Hampshire: Four Primaries in One!

New Hampshire: Four Primaries in One!

Today’s vote in New Hampshire actually represents a collection of sub-contests. ROMNEY VS. ROMNEY:  It seems like Mitt Romney has this election in the bag, but he’s taking some heat in recent days and the real question is how big of a win this is for Romney.  He needs to top 35% and put some […]

Quick Hits: NH Primary Day

Quick Hits: NH Primary Day

WINNING BOTH?  The pundits on ‘Morning Joe’ and every other chat show temporarily based in New Hampshire today are talking about Mitt Romney’s victory in Iowa and the historical significance that comes with sweeping both NH and Iowa.  But did Romney actually win Iowa?  Seems that there are some very credible questions about the vote […]

Obama Campaign Appears to Have Forgotten About New Hampshire Primary

Obama Campaign Appears to Have Forgotten About New Hampshire Primary

For obvious reasons, most news coverage of the 2012 New Hampshire presidential primaries focuses on the Republican contest.  It’s business as usual in the Granite State, with only one candidate in the Democratic running. Or maybe not quite so usual — because that one candidate isn’t President Barack Obama. Yes, you read that correctly. Section […]

Surprise: Rick Perry Looks to Continue Campaign in South Carolina!

Surprise: Rick Perry Looks to Continue Campaign in South Carolina!

Michele Bachmann is currently making an announcement that she will suspend her campaign for President after a 5% showing in Iowa last night.   The real reason she’s bowing out, most assume, is that her campaign is dead broke and she’s unwilling to spend personal funds to continue the bid. Until a few moments ago, it […]

Significant Number of Uncommitted Delegates in Iowa Democratic Caucuses

Significant Number of Uncommitted Delegates in Iowa Democratic Caucuses

Occupy Iowa and Healthcare NOT Warfare had been attempting to organize a protest vote for a slate of uncommitted, progressive delegates in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses.  With most eyes on the super-tight Republican contest, it’s hard to find any complete results for the Democratic caucuses.   In fact, we may never know what happened in some of […]

Screw Iowa: There's No Reason for Any Candidate to Drop Out After Tonight

Screw Iowa: There’s No Reason for Any Candidate to Drop Out After Tonight

Pundits are doing their quadrennial roasting of Iowa today, in advance of the state’s first in the nation caucuses. One of my favorites thus far has been Jonah Goldberg’s piece for USA Today: There’s been a lot of chatter in recent weeks that if Texas Rep. Ron Paul wins the Iowa Republican caucus today, the […]