PostPartisan: election


Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The Insiders: The president can’t bow out yet

As bad as President Obama’s foreign policy has been, quitting now - or appearing to quit - would only make things worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, China, Democrats, election 2014, Foreign Policy, Iran, israel, Japan, National Journal, North Korea, palestine, Russia, Syria, The Insiders, ukraine

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats’ Koch habit won’t help them in November

Democrats are engaging in a hypocritical and cowardly smear campaign rather than defend their support of Obamacare and explain their job-killing policies.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, Harry Reid, koch brothers, The Insiders

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The Insiders: This is the governing party’s agenda? Really?

The Senate Democrats’ latest “agenda” shows just how exhausted the party is.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agenda, Democrats, DPCC, election 2014, President Obama, rep steve scalise, RSC, senator schumer, The Insiders

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Insiders: Is Obamacare working?

The short answer is no. And the more we find out about Obamacare, the less chance there is that President Obama and his Democratic allies will be able to claim success.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dan pfeiffer, Democrats, election 2014, hhs, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, premiums, The Insiders

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The power of words

By Carter Eskew  |  01:32 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, bobby jindal, Chris Christie, hillary clinton, jeb bush, Joe Biden, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, rick perry, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2014

The Insiders: More Obamacare lies, no one is surprised

Does yet another lie make things worse for Obamacare, or does it contribute to the desensitization of voters?

By Ed Rogers  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, enrollment, kathleen sebelius, midterms, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/14/2014

The Insiders: Rick Perry deserves a second look

Texas Governor Rick Perry has been turning heads this week by beating expectations, from his speech at CPAC 2014 to his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cpac 2014, election 2016, jimmy kimmel, rick perry, Texas, The Insiders

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014

The Insiders: Chairman Camp’s tax proposal gives Republicans an edge

Camp’s tax reform proposal is pro-growth and a net plus for Republicans. It deserves serious consideration.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chairman dave camp, election 2014, Republicans, stephen moore, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014

The Insiders: Democrats have turned the global warming debate into a cartoon

Secretary Kerry’s latest comments and a Democratic donor’s millions have made the debate even more surreal.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, global warming, secretary john kerry, The Insiders, tom steyer

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare creates new ways to prosecute American business

The White House has had to grant yet another delay in the employer mandate. Why is the White House refusing to admit the obvious, that Obamacare just isn’t working?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, delays, Democrats, election 2014, employer mandate, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare -- The incompetence and denials keep coming

Democrats are trying to hide the problems with Obamacare instead of fixing the problems. They can’t keep up the denial and deceit forever.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, maryland, Obamacare, state exchanges, The Insiders

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/29/2014

The Insiders: Republicans need to learn how to not talk about sex

GOP figures need to stop fueling the fire by talking about sex-related issues and start focusing on Obamacare and the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, governor huckabee, Republicans, sex, Social Issues, The Insiders

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 01/27/2014

The Insiders: Democrats would rather not have a State of the Union speech

How will vulnerable Democrats on the ballot in 2014 react to the president’s predictable references to Obamacare in his State of the Union speech?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:57 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, State of the Union, The Insiders

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014

The Insiders: The problem with ‘no-drama Obama’

Barack Obama is a bystander president who shrugs as events unfold and yawns as our problems get worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, election 2014, Robert Gates, The Insiders

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2013

The Insiders: Is the president crowding the Pope?

Is it just me, or is the president trying too hard to associate himself with the pope?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, Pope Francis, The Insiders

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/04/2013

The Insiders: Oh no, the Democrats could pull out of their dive

Stock market gains, an oil boom and some improvement in Obamacare might help the Democrats next November. The GOP needs a plan.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, energy, Obamacare, one percent, stock market, The Insiders

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The Insiders: This is what panic looks like

Team Obama’s delay of the 2015 Obamacare open enrollment period is a sign that it is panicking about the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/19/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare shifts voters’ thinking

A new Gallup poll shows that 56 percent of Americans now believe it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health-care coverage. This is a significant psychological shift that favors Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, Gallup, obamacare, polling, The Insiders

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 11/15/2013

The Insiders: For Democrats, dark days ahead

Democrats are in trouble over the Obamacare train wreck, but they will regain their footing before the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:35 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, health insurance, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013

The Insiders: Six reasons Obamacare will only get worse for Democrats

The White House can change its messaging, but it can’t change the fact that Obamacare will hurt a huge number of Americans.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, insurance, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013

The Insiders: Republicans are not as wounded as Democrats would have you believe

The Virginia gubernatorial race says as much about Democrats’ weaknesses as it does about Republicans’ weaknesses.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2013, governor, Ken Cuccinelli, Republicans, Terry McAuliffe, The Insiders, Virginia

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013

The Insiders: The Upton bill is the biggest threat to Obamacare so far

Rep. Fred Upton’s Keep Your Health Plan Act could force Democrats to reveal whether or not they support the president’s deceit in furtherance of his disaster of a health-care law.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, congressman fred upton, Democrats, election 2014, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013

The Insiders: President Obama will owe Terry McAuliffe a favor

The Virginia gubernatorial candidate helped Obama over the weekend.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2013, gubernatorial election, Republicans, Terry McAuliffe, The Insiders, Virginia

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Hints of 2014 House elections

Keep an eye on candidate recruitment.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:25 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/07/2013

The Insiders: The GOP has given Clinton the third leg of her candidacy

And evidence suggests she has already seized this opportunity.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2016, government shutdown, hillary clinton, The Insiders

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/19/2013

(Pretend to) Run, Joe, run!

Why Biden's potential bid is good news for the Democrats and the White House.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2016, hillary clinton, Joe Biden

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Reading invisible tea leaves

The 2016 nomination contests are underway, which means it's time to start separating what's real from the hype.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:37 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, election 2016, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The Insiders: The president returns to returning to the economy

President Obama will spend this week making economic speeches in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, election 2014, keystone pipeline, The Insiders

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013

The Insiders: Godspeed, Ms. Bachmann

Rep. Bachmann's contributions to the Republican Party and the conservative cause should not pass unnoticed or unappreciated.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, election 2014, michele bachmann, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013

The Insiders: Hard facts cloud the Obama presidency

President Obama needs a new agenda, not a better way of selling the status quo.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, election 2014, The Insiders, unemployment

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/02/2013

When U.S. politics works right

You may be sick of presidential politics -- but the system needs it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, hillary clinton, Marco Rubio, martin o'malley, Rand Paul

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/08/2013

The Insiders: Where is Hillary Clinton weak in 2016? It's not Bill

It's way too early to be talking about the 2016 presidential campaign. But we're going to be hearing a lot more about Hillary Clinton in the months ahead.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Campaign 2016, election 2016, hillary clinton, The Insiders

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013

The Insiders: Ineffective approaches to 2014

Mayor Bloomberg and Karl Rove may have approached their new respective political initiatives in a way that diminishes their effectiveness.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, gun control, Karl Rove, mayor bloomberg, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013

The Insiders: A message to the Republican party

The Republican Party needs to stop indulging in necrophilia

By Carter Eskew  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doby, Ed Rogers, election, Faustian, Harry Potter, Mitt Romney, primaries, Republican Party, Rick Santorum, rnc, Ron Paul, Tea Party

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Don't overlook Rand Paul for 2016

He is tapping into a growing strain in American politics: libertarianism.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, Rand Paul, The Insiders

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Ann Romney needs to move on

There is a grand tradition of the previous occupant of the Oval Office going into a kind of hiding. A pity that this custom doesn't extend to failed presidential candidates.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:42 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, Mitt Romney

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Paul Ryan and "running" for president

It's the "invisible primary" season, where very little can be taken at face value

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, Paul Ryan

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012

'No desire' for the latest Romney excuse

Turns out Mitt Romney really didn't want to run for president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/12/2012

The GOP's problem and promise in four charts

As dire as things look now for the Republican Party, they can get better if it is willing to make the necessary adjustments.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, 2016 election, African American, Barack Obama, Election 2012, LGBT, Republicans

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/11/2012

PostScript: Robinson says get serious, GOP, or else what?

Readers respond to Eugene Robinson's column urging Republican moderation.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Election 2012, Republicans

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Ignore those polls! (2016 edition)

Voters aren't engaged in 2016 yet -- but party actors will be, and reporters should follow their candidate and policy preferences.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:56 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, polling

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Who is running in 2016 and how can you tell?

Is Hillary Clinton really entering the race?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:45 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, hillary clinton

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Obama has Romney for lunch

There's something at once hopeful and sad about the picture of President Obama and Mitt Romney in the Oval Office yesterday.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:32 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 11/29/2012

PostScript: Romney's loss or ours?

Readers respond to Romney chief strategist Stuart Stevens's column defending the campaign.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:13 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, Mitt Romney, PostScript, Stuart Stevens

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Stuart Stevens is ‘out of touch’

The willful self-delusion of the Romney presidential campaign is on full display in his op-ed.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:44 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Donald Trump knows ‘mean-spirited’

The Donald earns an arched eyebrow for his pot-and-kettle putdown of Mitt Romney.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/19/2012

50,000 shades of dismay for the GOP

Every month, 50,000 Latinos become eligible to vote.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts | Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 11/19/2012

The high value of the gay vote

Y’all thought I was kidding when I said the LGBT vote could decide the margin of victory.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:20 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Broadwell’ edition

Who said that a man of 60 who has no body fat is not to be trusted?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:55 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Mitt Romney’s legacy: No ‘Romneyists’

Everyone knows where the GOP stands even if they haven’t a clue where Romney does.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:34 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 11/12/2012

The GOP is no party for blacks, Latinos and gays

The Republican Party used to get black and Latino votes. We know why. But how can it get them back?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:46 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/09/2012

‘White guys’ voted for Obama, too

Mitt Romney was the preferred candidate of white men. Still, there were plenty of white men who voted for the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Warren and Grayson bring Occupy to Congress

Despite a disdain for structure, order of coherent goals, Occupy Wall Street has two new members of Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 11/08/2012

John Kerry is in a good State

The only person standing between him and the State Department is the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Marriage equality takes four steps forward

For the first time ever, voters said yes to marriage equality in four states.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Election 2012

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Voters run away from Rep. Allen West

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Four more years

Obama wasn’t supposed to win.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 11/02/2012

The ‘big lie’ about Republicans and blacks

A laughably absurd super PAC ad declares, “Republicans are FOR black Americans.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:15 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Obama and Christie: What bipartisanship looks like

Imagine what more could have been done if their bromance swept over Washington.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:46 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Obama and Christie: A bromance of convenience

The critical Romney surrogate now sings the president’s praises.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:40 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012

John Sununu: Race-baiting buffoon

The Romney surrogate accuses Colin Powell of blind race loyalty.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Race

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Obama’s powerful comment on Israel

Romney hit Obama for not visiting Israel. The president had a powerful response.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Horsing around with Obama’s debate jab

Nowhere in his comment did Obama say the military no longer had horses or bayonets.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:10 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 10/23/2012

The ‘me, too’ debate

Where did Romney substantively disagree with Obama?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Silence is golden on gay issues

Two presidential election cycles ago, talking about the gays was all the rage. This year, not so much. And that’s a good thing.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Binders full of women’ edition

Who believes Mitt Romney could use a “binder full of facts”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 10/17/2012

What makes Obama angry

If you want to get Obama visibly angry, accuse him of playing politics with national security.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:19 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Paul Ryan gets tackled on Ohio

Don’t ask Ryan who will win the football game between Wisconsin and Ohio State.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 10/17/2012

No contest, Obama won Hofstra debate

He refused to take Romney’s attacks laying down this time.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Obama breaks silence on child poverty

The president responds to child-poverty advocates. Mitt Romney does not.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Mitt Romney’s flip-flop character flaw

Changing one’s mind on a core issue is not uncommon for a politician. But on all of them?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 10/15/2012

GOP has itself to blame for Thompson’s Kenya joke

Joking about birth certificates or Kenya is a guaranteed applause line.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:15 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Martha Raddatz’ edition

Which opinionista declared that Obama “threw in the towel” at the first debate?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Biden talks the base off the ledge

The Democratic panic of last week has ended.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:25 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Memo to Democrats: ‘Chill’ the [bleep] out, people

Greg Sargent was right in telling Obama supporters to step away from the ledge.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:24 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Poverty goes missing at Denver debate

The 90-minute showdown will be notable for what was never discussed: Poverty.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Romney gets his reset. Obama gets a wake-up.

But, folks, remember something. There are two more presidential debates.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/03/2012

‘The Daily Caller’ plays the race card badly

This isn't “a dog siren.” This is ridiculous.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Race

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 10/02/2012

The ‘October surprise’ happened in September

Yep, I’m talking about the “47 percent” video.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:06 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Acme’ edition

Who wrote, ‘History counsels against counting on tax miracles’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012

‘Romney’s nightmare scenario' was a year in the making — at least

If it happens, it won’t be about Mitt. It’ll be all about the Benjamins.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/24/2012

‘60 Minutes’ shows debates could be a Romney reset

His ‘60 Minutes’ interview was a preview of his debating style: unblinking confidence.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘47 percent’ edition

Who said Romney is “endearingly unsuited” to politics?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Mitt Romney’s tanned radiance on Univision

Why did the nominee appear to be fake-baked at the Univision forum?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Romney ‘redistributes’ Obama quote out of context

Trying to squirm out of his 47-percent video mess, Romney takes a 14-year-old Obama quote out of context.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘quiet rooms’ revelations

He has yet to learn there are no ‘quiet rooms’ on the presidential stage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012

NBC News-WSJ poll: Obama’s winning the economic argument

Under the old rules, Obama should be toast with no hope of electoral recovery.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/18/2012

The Donald’s video should have trumped Eastwood

Never-seen convention video should have run instead of Eastwood’s ramble.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/18/2012

What Obama is doing wrong

Democratic operative outlines three concerns for the well-run campaign.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Mitt Romney trashes the 47 percent

So much for being concerned “about the veryheart of America, the 90, 95 percent who right now are struggling....”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/17/2012

President Obama is an introvert. So what?

The knock against the president is he doesn’t like the people part of his job.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Romney’s ‘stumble’ is not all Stuart Stevens’s fault

The red-hot spotlight of criticism is falling on the top strategist. Yet the ultimate responsibility belongs to the candidate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘ iPhone 5’ edition

Who wrote, “Romney chose Ryan, not Ryanism”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Romney is no statesman on Libya and Egypt

In international relations, Romney seems to have a shoot (from the mouth) first policy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Bear hug of Obama puts squeeze Romney

The Republican small business owner voted for Obama in ‘08 and will do so again in November.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Republicans complicit in the ‘failure’ they rail against

Rep. Steny Hoyer and Paul Krugman highlight the problem with the Republican Party.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Drowning in debt at $10 million a minute

The former comptroller of the U.S. thinks the $10 million a minute being added to the national debt is worthy of debate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Sarah Palin goes Eastwood on Obama

Having a 140-character policy debate with the president of the United States is pathetic.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Palin

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Obama breaks his August curse

For the first time in his presidency, Obama made it through August without a major calamity.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:19 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/02/2012

DNC’s Gaspard hits Romney not Eastwood over chair

“First, Clint Eastwood spoke to an empty chair and then Mitt Romney gave an empty speech.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 08/31/2012

A palpable enthusiasm gap in Tampa

Yes, they roared for their nominee. But there was no passion behind the applause.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:06 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, rnclive

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Truth takes a beating in Tampa

Romney gets long-sought cheers based on lies, distortions and misinformation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:23 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Tampa’ edition

Did a black Romney supporter really say, “I understand I won’t have equal rights. But I also want to be filthy rich...”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, rnc

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Sticking close to the script at the GOP convention

A forgotten script gives us a peek behind the tightly choreographed Republican convention.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, RNC

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2012

At the Republican convention, a night for “Love”

Three speeches had a common theme — of sorts.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Romney’s absurd assertions

He says, “I am who I am.” And who might that be?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:45 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, RNClive, EP

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Romney, GOP are leaving votes on the table

The GOP is resisting demographic changes that could deliver it votes.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:20 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Romney’s craven birther quip

Romney is no birther. So why did he make that not-so-subtle birther slam against the president?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Legitimate’ edition

What hasn’t Rep. Todd Akin said throughout this entire “legitimate rape” controversy?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Harris Interactive-Logo TV poll: Some gays would vote for Romney if . . .

Nearly 1-in-5 gay voters would switch to Romney if he shared the same positions on gay rights as Obama.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/22/2012

NBC News-WSJ poll: Romney is not in the black — literally

George W. Bush got 11 percent in 2004. John McCain got 4 percent in 2008. What will Mitt Romney get on Election Day?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Todd Akin is the Republican establishment

Akin and his extreme and offensive views are no longer the fringe of the party.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:21 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/21/2012

As Akin saga continues, GOP works to maintain control of the party [Update]

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell latest “big party” person to call on Todd Akin to quit Senate race.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Obama Akin to prolong ‘legitimate’ GOP agony

Obama’s remarks on Akin were part of a bipartisan flash mob of condemnation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Leave Joe Biden alone

All this talk about dumping him from the ticket is just plain nuts.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:00 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘divisive and angry’ turn

Mitt Romney is lecturing President Obama about ‘hate’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Romney campaign tripped by Biden’s ‘chains’

So much for the campaign of ‘big ideas.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:22 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Paul Ryan: More trouble than he’s worth?

Ryan was an inspired choice that doesn’t impress as many people as you’d think.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Paul Ryan

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Paul Ryan is no Sarah Palin

Ryan is the leader conservatives hoped Palin would be.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Mitt Romney already overshadowed by Paul Ryan

Just like nature, presidential campaigns abhor a vacuum.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:45 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Dirty liar’ edition

For Erick Erickson, why wil Aug. 8, 2012 mark the day the Romney campaign died?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Paul Ryan is a risky pick for Romney

Have folks forgotten how the Ryan budget lost Republicans a safe seat?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Ted Cruz (Tea Party-Tex.) victory highlights OWS demise

Folks might not like the Tea Party much. But that’s not stopping it from sending people to Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Biden embraces ‘Obamacare’

If Obama and Biden have no problem embracing the term, why should other Democrats and progressives?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Mitt Romney replicates George Pataki’s strategy

Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign is very similar to George Pataki’s successful 1994 campaign for N.Y. governor.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Mitt Romney bombs in London

He still has visits to Israel and Poland to get it right.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/25/2012

It’s not OK to ignore this pro-Romney ad

The RNC’s “It’s OK to make a change” ad is the most dangerous for Obama’s reelection efforts.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Retired retroactively’ edition

Who called Romney the ‘ugly face of the free enterprise system’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘You’re looking at him’ edition

Did an attendee at Hamptons fundraiser for Mitt Romney really hold forth on what “the nail ladies” don’t understand?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Romney declares independence from birthers at NAACP convention

With one phrase in his NAACP speech, he stands up to their nonsense.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Romney’s hollow NAACP speech

Politically, I get why he went. But the more I think about what he said, the more hollow the speech seemed.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:40 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Boos and respect for Romney at NAACP convention

There’s only one reason he got a standing ovation at the end of his speech. Respect. But he had to get through boos to get it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:22 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2012

On tax returns, Mitt won’t follow the leader — his dad

In 2012, Mitt Romney refuses to follow the lead set by his father in 1967.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/10/2012

What ending the Bush tax cuts for wealthy looks like

Putting the president’s plan into a pie chart.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Mitt Romney needs a ‘pink press conference’

He’ll continue to get hammered for his wealth until he follows Hillary Clinton’s lead.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:21 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Chris Christie doesn’t want to be vice president

His actions of late make it crystal clear that he doesn’t want the job.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Romney’s taxing twist on health care mandate

The presumptive Republican nominee is still trying to convince conservatives he can be trusted.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:10 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Joe Walsh takes blind shot at Duckworth

The mouthy congressman from Illinois says his military-veteran opponent is not a “true hero.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and a ‘profit-first’ presidency

What three articles reveal about the Republican candidate’s priorities.

By James Downie  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, 2012 election, campaign finance

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Contempt’ edition

Who “should have titled their book ‘Fifty Shades of Gross’”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:20 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Romney’s ‘Wawas’ story in context, still out of touch

Romney’s story about the ‘touchtone key pad’ was only part of the tale.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Mitt Romney’s American safari

He wants to lead a nation he appears to be seeing for the very first time.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Obama and Romney economic speeches: Time to get specific

Dueling economic speeches are today in Ohio.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/13/2012

‘Fundamental error’ in argument against Obama’s campaign message

No one does panic like Democrats. At the slightest hint of trouble, memos are written and knives are sharpened — in the backs of “friends.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 06/06/2012

One-two punch: Wisconsin recall down, health-care ruling to go

Republicans hoping for a one-two punch against Democrats and Obama landed their first punch last night.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:37 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Falling at the pump: gas prices and GOP credibility

Chart of gas prices shows the limit of taking pleasure at pain at the pump.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/30/2012

The Romney-Trump-Nugent-Limbaugh ticket

At what point does he show himself to be a leader of not just his party but of the country?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Romney wants to be president at all costs

At what price does Mitt Romney put political ambition aside to do or say the right thing?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Obama’s Southern problem is no surprise

An electoral vote map run by the New York Times in December 2008 predicted the problem Obama faces today.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Three ‘nauseating’ political missteps

Cory Booker and James Clyburn spoke poorly. What Donna Dewitt did was just plain dumb.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012

As expected, ‘The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama’

First evidence of how far the right will go to unseat President Obama.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012,

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 05/16/2012

The deficit and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Putting the actual costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan added to the nation’s sea of red-ink.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:28 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Obama’s Bain ad hits on tale of two visions of America

Obama’s Bain ads attack Romney’s exclusivity.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘hijinks’ was and is bullying

What he’s alleged to have done in the 1960s happens to kids all over the country today.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Will Obama’s ‘evolution’ on same-sex marriage be televised?

Perhaps today will be the day the president stands upright to declare his support for marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Don’t blame blacks for Obama’s reticence on same-sex marriage (Updated)

These folks are sticking with Obama no matter what.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 05/07/2012

No comparison between Obama and Romney on same-sex marriage

There’s no comparison between the two men on the issue of marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:43 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Obama should repeat after Arne Duncan: ‘Yes, I do’ on gay marriage

Arne Duncan gave a straightforward answer. When will the president?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:46 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Grenell mess shows Romney still fighting for nomination

The Richard Grenell mess shows he's still trying to woo wary social conservatives.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:46 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Friday's p-Op quiz: ‘$1K tee’ edition

Who did two Wasington insiders say was to blame for the dysfunction in Washington and Congress?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:10 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 05/03/2012

About Ann Romney’s $1K tee

Not since Seinfeld’s ‘puffy shirt’ has there been this much talk about a top on television.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:28 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Richard Grenell is out at Romney campaign

He chose power over principle to take the Romney gig. Now he has neither.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/30/2012

What would Romney have done about Osama bin Laden?

Anyone who thinks Romney would not have made the same or a similar call as Obama is fooling himself.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Obama right to crow about killing Osama bin Laden

If the president crowing were Bush would we be having this conversation?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Blah, blah, blah’ edition

Did Vice President Biden really say, “I promise you the president has a big stick”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Gingrich calls ‘May Day’ on his campaign

At $44,000 a day in Secret Service protection, his campaign’s end can’t come soon enough.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Obama’s North Carolina trip not as ‘foolhardy’ as Parker thinks

It wasn’t as ‘foolhardy’ as Kathleen Parker thought it was.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Richard Grenell chose power over principle on marriage equality

Now we know why he is so eager to “out hypocrites.” He knows of what he speaks.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Gingrich’s Secret Service protection makes no ‘sense’

Protection for Gingrich makes no ‘sense.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/22/2012

Obama: Don’t punt on the federal contractor executive order

A parallel process of signing the order banning bias based on sexual orientation and securing passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is the way to go.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Secret Service’ edition

Who called the NRA “America’s oldest and most august civil rights organziation” in a piece headlined “Negroes with guns”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Where’s Romney’s outrage over Ted Nugent?

If Hilary Rosen can be thrown under the bus, the same should happen to Nugent for his blunt and violent comments.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:30 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Republicans running out of gas on fuel prices?

According to Friday’s Wall Street Journal, Republicans are searching for a solution to an improving problem.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:35 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Selective outrage: Hilary Rosen vs. Allen West

Instead of collective condemnation of Rep. Allen West, I awoke to a deluge of criticism against Hilary Rosen.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Rick Santorum bows out

Romney’s lack of the authenticity Santorum displays is what’s making him a hard-sell.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:46 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Etch A Sketch’ edition

Who called for a ‘National Day of No Outrage’ for this Sunday?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/19/2012

The vocal stylings of Mitt Romney

If our elections were run more like “American Idol,” we’d be done by now.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Obama’s bouncing polls: What gives?

Job creation is up. Consumer spending is up. And so are gas prices. But is the latter what’s bringing Obama down?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:43 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘He’s a punk’ edition

Who called Rush Limbaugh “a punk” for the way he apologized to Sandra Fluke?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Romney might be the one who needs an ‘act of God’

What will it take to quell the clamor for someone else to get into the race?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/07/2012

‘Mitt Romney is the Prince Charles of the Republican nomination’

Martin Bashir brilliantly points out the parallels.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Rush Limbaugh is no Ken Mehlman — not even close

Actions, not just words, are what separate the truly remorseful from those saying whatever it takes to get folks off their back.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:43 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Herman Cain’s gas pitch for Gingrich rates a ‘Zero’

Move over, ‘9-9-9.’ Here comes ‘2-5-0.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/05/2012

The New Yorker cover with Romney and Santorum says it all

Rick Santorum has earned his place in the metaphorical dog house atop Mitt Romney’s car.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Hair on fire’ edition

Who said of Mitt Romney, “He’s already set his hair on fire many times, it’s just not flammable”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/28/2012

A Michigan monkey wrench for Romney?

There’s a reason Santorum is robo-calling Democrats in Michigan to get them to vote for him over Romney. It could be the key to victory.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Angry Rick Santorum’s ‘snob’ appeal against Obama

He criticizes Obama for wanting Americans to go to college. Never mind that two-thirds of all jobs will require some education beyond high school.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:20 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Angry Rick Santorum ‘throws up’ on JFK

President Kennedy’s 1960 speech on religion made him ‘throw up’? How vivid.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:39 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012

NBC News-Marist poll: Romney might need a Michigan Miracle

There’s a tension between what Republicans say they want in a nominee and who that nominee should be.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Newt Gingrich’s ‘most dangerous’ attack on President Obama

“Barack Obama is the most dangerous president in modern history.” Gingrich will say anything to get attention.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:50 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Santorum is too strident for this ‘center-right’ nation

His rhetoric has gone so far to the right that even if he were to pivot towards the center he’ll still be far right.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Mitt Romney tries for ‘Best in Show’ in Michigan

“I love cars.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Rick Santorum is no Foster Friess or Barack Obama

Friess apologized for his dumb joke. Santorum blamed the media.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:41 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Foster Friess is a real pill on contraception

“Back in my days they used Bayer Aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:53 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Gingrich joins Palin as the ‘most disliked politician in America’

Super-high disapproval ratings made their White House ambitions quaintly Quixotic.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Clint Eastwood’ edition

It’s haltime in America and which Republican is fearful that President Obama will quarterback the second half?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Mitt Romney’s character flaw

Voters sense a lack of character in someone for a job that demands bedrock principles and core beliefs.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Prop 8, the president and the make-up of the Supreme Court

Ninth Circuit hightlights how the next president could change the direction of the Supreme Court and the fight for marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Why do Rove and conservatives root against the United States?

What’s not to like about an American icon touting the resurgence of an American icon?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Campaign hubris from Obama and Romney

Stories about their campaign inner workings to rattle opponents have all the subtlety of a red dress at a funeral.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:30 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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