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And They’re Off! (Ready for the 2016 Presidential Horse Race?)

Posted on 03/7/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leading in matchups against Republicans. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the top GOP presidential contender. Clinton gets a big nod over Christie (48 percent to 36 percent). This among voters 55 and older in a new Quinnipiac University poll, based on interviews conducted Feb. 27 to March 4 — barely a month after President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term. Early polls, it should be noted, tend to favor the …

Fact Check: Martha Raddatz Got It Wrong on Medicare and Social Security

Posted on 10/12/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | Politics“Let’s talk about Medicare and entitlements. Both Medicare and Social Security are going broke and taking a larger share of the budget in the process. Will benefits for Americans under these programs have to change for the programs to survive?” — Martha Raddatz, vice presidential debate, Oct. 11, 2012 It’s a given that political candidates will misrepresent facts and spin them to their own advantage. That’s what we’ve come to expect when candidates meet face-to-face for a debate. Watching a …

The Vice Presidential Debate: The Candidates on Medicare and Social Security

Posted on 10/11/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsIt wasn’t the “Thrilla in Manila,” the famous faceoff between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of the World, but tonight’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican Mitt Romney’s running mate, was nonetheless heavy with political drama. The two vice presidential candidates met to debate both foreign and domestic topics at Centre College in Danville, Ky., Martha Raddatz, the senior foreign affairs correspondent of ABC News, moderating. See also: The debate …

One App for All Your Political News

Posted on 09/28/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyPolitical junkies and regular voters from both parties can cross the great aisle of division, and unite around an iPad app that dishes up politics evenly. Just download the free Washington Post Politics App and leap into the campaign season with gusto. The app, launched earlier this year, offers terrific photos, graphics, and animation of everything political.  It features news and analysis, interactive maps with state-by-state polls, historical election results, campaign ads and candidate issues at-a-glance. It also contains, my …

Obama, Biden Define the Democratic Messages on Medicare and Social Security

Posted on 09/7/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsOn Medicare and Social Security, the battle lines for the presidential election are now clearly drawn. Last night, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, in accepting their party’s nominations at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., put in the plainest language yet how they will seek to frame the plans of their Republican opponents, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Biden led off, telling the audience that Romney and Ryan talked “about how they cared so much about …

5 Great Ways to Plug Into the Democratic National Convention From Home

Posted on 08/31/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsNow that the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa is history, the political junkies and undecided voters among us get to take the weekend off, before we immerse ourselves in still more hoopla and impassioned rhetoric at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4-6. In contrast to the Republicans, who were forced to trim their original four-day slate of events because of Hurricane Isaac, the Democrats opted from the start to go with a compressed three-day schedule. But as the Republicans did, they’re still bringing out the big …