Republican Base Wants Their Party to Become Even More Conservative

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 2:40 pm

Anyone expecting or even hoping that the Republican Party starts to moderate in the near future doesn’t understand the dynamics driving the party.

 

“Democrat In Name Only” Challenges Progressive Senator Brian Schatz

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 7:35 am

In the ongoing squabble over former Hawai’i Senator Inouye’s seat, DINO (Democrat In Name Only) Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) continues to maintain her sense of entitlement and has announced she will primary Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI).

Huntsman Bags It

By: Sunday January 15, 2012 7:31 pm

Jon Huntsman threw in the towel this evening.

The Final State of the New Hampshire Primary

By: Tuesday January 10, 2012 9:15 am

Today is finally the date of the New Hampshire primary. People all over the state are currently going to the polls to vote on who they want to be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. The polling agrees Romney should win by double digits, and the drama may be over whether Huntsman overtakes Ron Paul for second.

Machinists Say A Vote for Trade Deals Could Trigger Primary Challenges

By: Monday October 10, 2011 1:00 pm

While President Obama has spent weeks crisscrossing the country publicly promoting his American Jobs Act, ironically in Washington his administration has been focused on lobbying Congress to approve a package of job-killing free trade deals. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the NAFTA-style South Korea Free Trade deal could cost America roughly 159,000 jobs while Colombia would export another 54,000.

Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

By: Sunday July 31, 2011 10:12 am

Whenever the talk of a primary comes up, I always ask “who is going to do this?” The answer is always someone like Bernie Sanders or Jan Schakowsky, the same people whose job it is to put the Good Liberal Housekeeping Seal of Approval on whatever piece of neoliberal shit the White House cooks up to please the bond vigilantes. The people who suddenly become okay with war when the White House says so, who shake their fists in the air with outrage right before they fold, the people you can count on to always be there when there’s nothing they can do…and are nowhere to be found when they can.

California’s Top-Two Election Fails to Trim the Never-Ending Campaign

By: Thursday May 19, 2011 7:57 am

The supposed logic behind the switch to the top-two primary was to get all candidates to run their campaigns, from the start, directed at everyone in the district across the political spectrum, instead of first catering to the small group of primary voters in each party. So, the candidates are basically already running what we would consider big, expensive, general-election-style campaigns for the “primary,” and they will need to sustain this big, general-election-style campaign for the months until the runoff election.

Georgia Primary Election Results Live Blog

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 7:30 pm

Georgia is the only state with a primary tonight. Georgia, like several other states, requires a runoff if no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote. Georgia’s runoff is scheduled for August 10th. So what is important is not just who wins the primaries tonight, but their winning percentage and who takes second place are very important, too.

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