Comedians have been feasting off of Newt Gingrich's campaign missteps all week. Last night Stephen Colbert brought on Sir John Lithgow to perform the now infamous press release released by Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler in response to the 'attacks' from the media and DC insiders.Watch Below: Read More
In 2008, candidate Barack Obama didn’t just ask for donations. His website asked donors to “declare their independence from a broken system by supporting the first presidential election truly funded by the people.” At the time, no one expected that by “the people” he meant a bunch of millionaires, but this is the conclusion we draw from Obama’s latest campaign initiative. Read More
The federal government is coming to check up on San Francisco school kids.On Tuesday, the under secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kevin Concannon, will be at E.R. Taylor Elementary School in the Portola neighborhood to see how the school is combating obesity. Read More
Oh sure, I know Alec Baldwin doesn't like me very much. (Though I might add, being insulted by the man is very good for your career.) But don't worry if he decides to run for office -- I promise to put any personal feelings aside and be as tough on him as every other politician: Read More
In late October 2009, Mayor Gavin Newsom shocked his supporters when he dropped out of the race to be the next governor of California.
He had long been pegged a rising star in the Democratic Party, but his campaign account was showing otherwise — he had only raised $3 million, which political analysts said was not enough to buy him even a week of advertising on TV. Read More
Winning a seat on the 11-member Board of Supervisors takes about 10,000 votes, but candidates raised six-figure sums — and special-interest groups threw in more than $1 million — to sway voters this November. Read More
It's Bubba to the rescue for the White House, which is increasingly relying on former President Clinton to bail out Democratic candidates in this fraught election season. And with good reason.
A Gallup poll released Tuesday shows Clinton to be a more persuasive campaigner than President Obama among Democrats, Republicans and independents. Read More