| Jun 28, 2012
On paper, June looked like a bad month for President Obama. It began with a gaffe, his lighthearted comment that "the private sector is doing fine." Then the Federal Reserve revised its growth forecast downward, making it clear that 8% unemployment is...
| Jun 19, 2012
Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas casino mogul who almost single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich's presidential candidacy alive and recently said he was giving $10 million to a super PAC that's supporting Mitt Romney, is giving $1 million to the superPac that's...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Surrounded by dozens of supporters at an evening campaign rally in Madison on May 30, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin's tumultuous recall election, had something encouraging to tell the crowd: The fact his...
| Jun 8, 2012
Any way you slice it, the refusal of Wisconsin voters to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker for limiting the collective-bargaining rights of unionized public-sector employees was a blow not only to organized labor but to the Democratic Party as a whole....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:20 PM
For decades, a fear of discrimination kept Fred Karger from seeking office and coming out as openly gay.
When the Laguna Beach resident, a Republican and partner in a top political consulting firm, publicly came out in 2006 after campaigning against...
| May 27, 2012
| 7:31 AM
For close observers of MD Gov. Martin O'Malley, the most interesting part of his 17 minute segment this morning on Meet the Press came at the end.
Host David Gregory revealed there was "a reason" that he asked both O'Malley and Newt Gingrich, a failed...
| May 25, 2012
SATURDAY The Chris Matthews Show 2012 campaign, Memorial Day. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC; 5:30 a.m. Sunday KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today 2012 election; the Black Dahlia murder; summer movie previews. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning......
| May 25, 2012
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talks to ABC's "This Week." The program starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panel will be George Will; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; Ron Brownstein of National Journal; Liz Claman of Fox Business Network;...
| May 24, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will spend part of his Memorial Day holiday at the NBC studio in Northwest Washington for an appearance on Meet the Press.
O'Malley is billed as an "influential" member of the Democratic party, and he's set to debate former...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:59 PM
A story in the paper yesterday said that white evangelicals do not march in lockstep and that some of them just might vote for President Obama. So, the Obama campaign is trying to woo the Christian extremists. Good luck.
I think that some of them...
| May 22, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Newark Mayor Cory Booker was wrong and President Barack Obama is right: Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital deserves closer scrutiny by voters. Whether a brief television ad accomplishes this is another matter.
Presidential campaigns are seldom pretty....