Categories: "Elections & Electoral Politics" or "Democratic National Convention" or "Republican National Convention"

Obama Leads Romney in New Swing State Poll

A new Gallup poll which includes specific data on "swing states" has Barack Obama with his largest lead of this election season over Mitt Romney among registered voters nationally and in those swing states. Obama's 4-point lead over Romney is the large… more »

Romney's Endorsement Train Chugs Along

Yesterday it was Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former President George H.W. Bush who endorsed Mitt Romney for president. The media's reaction was a yawn, claiming more out of hope than out of belief, that the endorsements were not "high impact." What… more »

Let It Be (Political)

And in my hour of darkness She is standing right in front of me Speaking words of wisdom, let it be Democratic political strategist and organizer Robert Creamer claims that overturning Obamacare would make the Supreme Court the “most activist [and]… more »

Santorum's Sagging Significance

Rick Santorum's supporters are probably dismayed, and understandably so, at the repetition of a particular pattern: When Mitt Romney wins a race during this Republican presidential primary season, even if narrowly, it is reported as a big deal, a signif… more »

Does Santorum prefer Obama to Romney?

With remarks on Thursday by Rick Santorum suggesting he might rather see four more years of Barack Obama than see Mitt Romney become president, some are theorizing that Santorum is making a play for the 2016 Republican nomination. As Newsbusters… more »

Who would get Gingrich's voters?

In a short video rejecting certain "conventional wisdom", the Gallup organization makes a few interesting arguments based on poll results. One is that there is not (at least not yet) a connection between high gas prices and President Obama's approval r… more »

The Ross Kaminsky Show, March 18, 2012

On the show today, a little more politics than we've done recently. In the 11 AM hour: It's one thing when government agencies make mistakes or don't do the best things for our country. For example, the Department of Education is an unconstitutional an… more »

Up-Holder-ing Voter Fraud

On Monday, the US Department of Justice, operating under antiquated provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, blocked Texas' recently passed Voter ID law, claiming that the law was targeting Hispanics, and aimed at suppressing their vote in the state.… more »

Salena Zito: GOP touts benefits of long primary

While I'm working on a longer article, for today's reading I'd like to offer you this antidote to the conventional wisdom about the impact of the current GOP primary election season, by the always excellent Salena Zito (one of my favorite political repo… more »

Rick's Missing Message

It's a maxim in political communications that something that isn't repeated at least half a dozen times in a speech won't be remembered by the audience. So it was no surprise to hear the words "job" or "jobs" uttered by former Massachusetts Governor… more »