| Apr 14, 2011
Michael Ashner was one of Sen. John McCain's major fundraisers in the 2008 presidential campaign, bringing in $500,000 for the Republican nominee.
That makes the Oyster Bay, N.Y., real estate investment executive one of the most sought-after bundlers for...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, perhaps the most prodigious fund-raiser the GOP has ever seen, will be joining forces with politically powerful Crossroads groups, the independent campaign organization that helped tilt several congressional races to the...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A story for Black History Month.
Bryan Stevenson is director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Ala.-based organization he founded in 1989 to provide legal representation for the indigent and incarcerated. The EJI (www.eji.org) doesn't charge...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 5:34 AM
Ten states have held nominating contests so far this year in the GOP race for president. In the next week, 11 more will do the same, most on Super Tuesday.
But if Haley Barbour had his way, the entire process would only be starting now, not heading...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:13 AM
The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin.
At stake on this "off-year" general election...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:45 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Members of the anti-abortion "personhood" movement, dealt a sound defeat by voters in conservative Mississippi last week, are vowing to push on with their state-by-state campaign to have life declared as beginning at conception....
| Aug 28, 2012
Huzzah, America, our centuries-old struggle with racism and bigotry may be coming to an end.
This news was confirmed by none other than Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology and the author of 18 books on race, racism, racial history, black culture...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:29 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — The conventional wisdom is that this week's Republican National Convention needs to make Mitt Romney more "likable" — to replace his image as a frosty billionaire with the warmer (and, friends say, more accurate) picture of a...
| Oct 3, 2012
There are two ways that Wednesday's debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, could change the course of the presidential campaign.
One would be for Romney to find an effective way to frame his pitch to voters, one that...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Mitt Romney, release those tax returns.
In crisis management, most experienced campaign consultants will tell you, the best thing to do when the proverbial manure hits the rotating blades, is to come clean: Tell the public everything you know, sit down...
| Nov 11, 2012
Once upon a time in American politics, there were things called "wedge issues," and they generally terrified Democrats. They were mostly social and cultural issues: abortion, feminism, gay rights, illegal immigration and race. Conservatives wielded them...