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Richard A. Gephardt

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  • Iowa's straw poll is obsolete: Their Take

    Iowa's straw poll is obsolete: Their Take
    Iowa's obsolescence In 1987, when Vice President George Bush ran for president, he suffered a major embarrassment early: He lost the Ames [Iowa] Straw Poll to televangelist Pat Robertson. He later lost the Iowa Republican caucuses to Kansas Sen. Bob...
  • The Iowa Straw Poll is irrelevant. Is Iowa?

    The Iowa Straw Poll is irrelevant. Is Iowa?
    In 1987, when Vice President George Bush ran for president, he suffered a major embarrassment early: He lost the Ames Straw Poll to televangelist Pat Robertson. He later lost the Iowa Republican caucuses to Kansas Sen. Bob Dole. In the end, he had to...
  • Albert Hunt: Gephardt knows how brutal a presidential race is

    Running for president is hard. Former Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri was twice a serious candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2004. In 1988 he won the Iowa caucuses and finished second in the New Hampshire primary. But his...
  • The thrill of a wide-open race for president

    The thrill of a wide-open race for president
    The 2016 presidential campaign is quickening, with candidates popping up like daffodils. If you're a political junkie, this will be one of those leap years you live for, when no incumbent president is up for re-election. If you're a concerned citizen,...
  • Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sell

    Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sell
    When parties in the Austrian Parliament last week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on...
  • Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states

    Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states
    There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement. In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
  • Mark Leibovich's 'This Town' captures Washington's 'me' generation

    Political scientist Louis Brownlow once famously lauded Franklin D. Roosevelt's advisors' "passion for anonymity." Gone are the days. Today's Washington operatives more closely resemble Norma Desmond in "Sunset Blvd." — characters consumed by...
  • Warner Bros. picks Dee Dee Myers for top communications job

    Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers is taking her West Wing experience to the West Coast. Warner Bros., Hollywood's largest studio, has named Myers head of corporate communications, replacing longtime studio executive Sue Fleishman. Myers,...
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  • Will Sunday guests weigh in on HBO’s ‘Game Change’?

     
    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talk to ABC's "This Week" at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panel will be ABC's Jake Tapper; Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the Obama Council of Economic Advisers; Republican strategist...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Run, Paul Ryan, run

    Jonah Goldberg: Run, Paul Ryan, run
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' announcement that he can't play in the presidential primaries because his wife and daughters say he's not allowed to is terrible news for the GOP and the country. It's terrible not because Daniels was obviously the best...