She The People: race


Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Brown-Warren debate: ‘I’m not a student in your classroom,’ or how not to zing

SHE THE PEOPLE | Brown, in last night’s debate, told Warren, “I’m not a student in your classroom.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:38 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, campaigns, Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senate race, Mitt Romney, Presidential Debate, presidential race, Scott Brown

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Is Sen. Claire McCaskill a moderate?

In the middle of the political spectrum is exactly where the Missouri Democrat wants to be. Is she?

By Diana Reese  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin, Missouri Senate race, legitimate rape, wildcat, moderate

Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Kerry rebuts Romney, suggests funding cuts may have contributed to killings in Benghazi

SHE THE PEOPLE | The senator talks about security cuts and his role as Romney in debate prep.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:58 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerry, Mitt Romney, foreign affairs, Benghazi, presidential race, presidential debates, Hillary Clinton, state department

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/22/2012

Has Akin changed his views on earmarks for cash?

A super PAC could add $250,000 to his campaign in his race against Claire McCaskill.

By Diana Reese  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, legitimate rape, Missouri Senate race, Newt Gingrich, Rick Tyler, Senate Conservatives Fund, Jim DeMint

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Todd Akin: Another gaffe

Can we trust the candidate to do a good job in office?

By Diana Reese  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Missouri, U.S. Senate race, conservative women, Phyllis Schlafly, abortion, legitimate rape, women for Todd Akin, war on women, birth control, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Mitt Romney, you can’t be that guy

SHE THE PEOPLE | He can’t be both the man who helped a dying teenager write his will, and someone who feels we all get what we deserve.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, romney video, presidential race, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Romney exceptionalism: Write off half of the greatest country ever, and what you have left is only so-so

Apparently, half of us were snoozing when God passed out grit, and dream only of a well-padded safety net.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:34 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, video of Boca Raton fundraiser, Barack Obama, presidential race

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Lulli Akin compares treatment of husband by GOP bosses to ‘rape’

This time it's Lulli Akin, the candidate’s wife.

By Diana Reese  |  05:49 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Lulli Akin, GOP, Missouri Senate race, rape, legitimate rape

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Hillary Clinton speaks out for the same American values upheld in retracted embassy statement

The only weakness we showed was in retracting a statement we should all be proud of.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:06 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential race, Libyan attacks, Christopher Stevens, anti-Muslim movie

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Mitt Romney, flat wrong on Obama administration’s ‘apology,’ owes the president one

Shoot first, figure out the timeline later?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya attack, Cairo protests, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, Romney criticizes Obama, John McCain, John Boehner, Condi Rice, presidential race

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 09/08/2012

Elizabeth Warren's message for the middle class

The crowds have gone home, the confetti's swept up, but the speech I remember didn't get the big headlines. Elizabeth Warren spoke to the middle class.

By Diana Reese  |  04:42 PM ET, 09/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Warren, Bill Clinton, Democratic National Convention, Massachusetts Senate Race, middle class, Scott Brown

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/06/2012

‘Breaking up’ with Barack Obama

A GOP campaign ad shows why Republicans are running behind with women voters.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breaking Up ad, RNC, Barack Obama, Harold Ford, women voters, presidential race

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Swing this: Undecideds are so conflicted, no wonder parties are pitching to the base

No wonder both campaigns are working harder to turn out the base than to win over this lot of flip-floppers.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:56 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  swing-voters, focus group, Frank Luntz, North Carolina swing voters, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, DNC, RNC, presidential race

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Paul Ryan introduced as fibbing fibber as media turns a fact-check corner

We are all fact-checkers now.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, fact-checkers, presidential race, Barack Obama, Will McAvoy, HBO, 'The Newsroom'

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Nancy Pelosi, master of donor maintenance, is on the road again

“You have to give us money,’’ she says at a fundraiser at Ethel Kennedy’s, “so we win and don’t have to ask you for money.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House races, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Ethel Kennedy, Joe Kennedy III, Citizens United, Drive for 25, Paul Ryan, presidential race, Barack Obama, Tommy D'Alessandro

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Sarah Palin: Steelman can beat McCaskill

Sarah Palin won't give up on Sarah Steelman, who lost to Rep. Todd Akin in the GOP primary.

By Diana Reese  |  05:54 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Sarah Steelman, Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, Senate, Missouri Senate race, third party

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Say goodnight, Todd Akin

SHE THE PEOPLE | No wonder Claire McCaskill wanted to run against this guy. But after his remarks about “legitimate rape,” will he even stay in the race?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:44 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, Missouri Senate race, Clayton Williams, Claytie Williams, Ann Richards, legitimate rape

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2012

Richard Mourdock: Q & A with Indiana’s GOP Senate nominee

Q: You didn’t endorse Romney or anyone else in the primary, right? A: No, I didn’t. They would never endorse me, so why should I?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Mourdcok, Joe Donnelly, Indiana senate race, Indiana senate, Richard Lugar, Dick Lugar

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Colorado's Hickenlooper, wife split amicably

No scandal here, but the separation between a governor and his wife is unfortunately not all that unusual.

By Sandra Fish  |  02:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Hickenlooper, Helen Thorpe, Colorado governor, 2016 presidential race, Bill Owens

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 07/12/2012

At the NAACP, Mitt Romney got what he came for

It was sort of a reverse “Sister Souljah” moment.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:21 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney in Houston, Mitt Romney NAACP, NAACP, Romney booed, Sister Souljah, Barack Obama, Obamacare, presidential race

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Romney isn’t out-of-touch, but media distortions are

Neither Obama nor Romney got where they are by being unintelligent or unfamiliar with the lives of ordinary Americans.

By Elizabeth Reintjes De Angelo  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, MSNBC, media bias, liberal bias, Wawa, New York Times, George H.W. Bush, presidential race

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

Young Mitt Romney, odd man out

SHE THE PEOPLE | He said there were some “boyhood indiscretions,” but when I pressed him, he laughed: “I won’t elaborate.”

By Karen Tumulty  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, presidential race, Mormon faith, Cranbrook School, bullying, Romney bullying, Laura Bush

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Dick Lugar, poor loser?

Some candidates are at their finest in defeat, but Lugar showed he had no practice at losing.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:26 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Lugar, Dick Lugar, poor loser, Richard Mourdock, Indiana Senate race, Indiana Senate Republican primary

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Joe Donnelly, the Democrat in the Indiana Senate race, is a winner today, too

if Richard Mourdock does win tonight, as expected, those outside Republican groups that boosted his candidacy will have handed the other party an opening.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Donnelly, Richard Lugar, Dick Lugar, Richard Mourdock, Indiana Sentate race, Indiana Republican Senate primary, Nancy Pelosi

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Michele Bachmann steps up to the endorsement plate

Rep. Michele Bachmann steps up to endorse Mitt Romney. When will Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum get on that stage?

By Sandra Fish  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, 2012 Presidential race, GOP nomination

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012

More children identify as ‘biracial’: just a choice or a good thing?

Just a choice or a good thing?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, biracil, mixed race, census

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Obama plays to youth vote in Boulder, Colo.

Come fall, Obama the campaigner will need college students in his reelection effort — as voters and as volunteers.

By Sandra Fish  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, student loans, 2012 presidential race, Boulder, University of Colorado, Robert Redford

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision all about politics

COLUMN | Komen founder Nancy Brinker has strong Republican ties, and Cecile Richards, who leads Planned Parenthood, has strong Democratic Party ties.

By Lori Stahl  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Komen cuts funding to Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, abortion, contraception, mammograms, breast screenings, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Nancy Brinker, breast cancer, breast cancer research, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Ann Richards

Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Planned Parenthood will recoup, but will Komen?

SHE THE PEOPLE | Planned Parenthood has already raised $250,000 on the news.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:31 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan G. Komen Foundation, Komen Race for the Cure, Planned Parenthood, Lizz Winstead, Komen cuts Planned Parenthood funding

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Newt Gingrich: Against racial dog whistles before he was for them

Back in 1988, he had some excellent advice for his party.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, race, food stamp president, Barack Obama, race, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, GOP primary, '08 Democratic primary, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/27/2012

GOP opposition research a gold mine for Democrats

The books outline weaknesses that might make great attack ads. But they also reveal the motivations of the campaign gathering the research.

By Sandra Fish  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oppo research, opposition research, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Bain, Tim Baker, GOP primary, 2012 presidential race