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Perennial Candidate and Parliamentary Champion Bob Kelleher Dies at Age 88

Perennial Candidate and Parliamentary Champion Bob Kelleher Dies at Age 88

Bob Kelleher, a colorful and longtime figure in Montana politics, died Sunday in Billings. Dubbed the “Mad Monk,“ the 88-year-old Kelleher was a frequent candidate, running for office on at least sixteen occasions between 1964 and 2008 — the year the Democrat-turned-Green Party member unexpectedly […]

by · June 2, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Vintage Politics: Gene McCarthy Declares at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall

Vintage Politics: Gene McCarthy Declares at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall

Shortly after Sarah Palin’s magical mystery bus tour arrived in Philadelphia yesterday, the diva of the Tea Party movement and her family took a rushed half-hour tour of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Pavilion. As a crowd of onlookers and a horde of media […]

by · June 1, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Ex-Marion County Coroner Again Challenging Indiana’s Dan Burton

Ex-Marion County Coroner Again Challenging Indiana’s Dan Burton

Former Marion County coroner John McGoff, who surprised almost everybody by garnering 45 percent of the primary vote against longtime U.S. Rep. Dan Burton in 2008, is running again and probably poses the greatest political threat to the Indiana Republican lawmaker in his thirty-year career […]

by · June 1, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Unlikely Marriage: Ron Paul Courting Huckabee’s Family Values Voters

Unlikely Marriage: Ron Paul Courting Huckabee’s Family Values Voters

With former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee now out of the Presidential race, the chase is on for the Christian conservatives who gave him a win in the 2004 Iowa Republican caucuses. One candidate interested in scooping up those pro-life, pro-family voters is Texas Congressman Ron […]

by · May 31, 2011 · 9 comments ·
Cutting The Cord: Santorum to Lose Radio Gig

Cutting The Cord: Santorum to Lose Radio Gig

As former Senator Rick Santorum is preparing to launch his unlikely Presidential bid, he’ll also be giving up a regular paycheck. For the past two years, Santorum has been the Friday host of the nationally-syndicated “Bill Bennett’s Morning In America.” “If he, in fact, does […]

by · May 31, 2011 · 1 comment ·
Vermont’s Bernie Sanders Honors Willie Nelson

Vermont’s Bernie Sanders Honors Willie Nelson

Country music pioneer Willie Nelson was honored by Vermont’s Bernie Sanders on Sunday, reports POLITICO’s Karin Tanabe. Sanders, one of only two independent members of the U.S. Senate, presented Nelson with the 2011 Vermont Free Spirit Award in recognition of his support for the nation’s […]

by · May 31, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Santorum Relishes the Role of Underdog

Santorum Relishes the Role of Underdog

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says the 2012 presidential election will be the most important in the nation’s history since 1860, when Abraham Lincoln — another long-shot candidate — won the presidency. Speaking at a GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Sarasota, Florida, last week, the […]

by · May 31, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Michele Bachmann Spends Memorial Day in New Hampshire

Michele Bachmann Spends Memorial Day in New Hampshire

Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who is expected to declare her intentions next month in Iowa, spent Memorial Day in New Hampshire. Bachmann, 55, took part in a parade in North Hampton yesterday morning before speaking at an event organized by the Strafford County and […]

by · May 31, 2011 · 0 comments ·
McCain: Palin Can Beat Obama

McCain: Palin Can Beat Obama

Sen. John McCain believes Sarah Palin can defeat President Obama in 2012. “Of course she can. She can. Now, whether she will or not, whether she’ll even run or not, I don’t know,” the Arizona Republican said of his former vice-presidential running mate on “Fox […]

by · May 29, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Giuliani Leads Pack in Latest CNN Poll

Giuliani Leads Pack in Latest CNN Poll

A new CNN poll released yesterday shows former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani leading the entire field of Republican candidates in a hypothetical match-up of a dozen declared and potential candidates for the party’s presidential nomination. Giuliani, who turned 67 on Saturday and will […]

by · May 28, 2011 · 2 comments ·