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Former U.S. Senator Senator Jim Webb speaks during a news conference

Why Might Former Democratic Candidate Jim Webb Support Donald Trump?

Supporting Donald Trump as a Democrat is just about as crazy as supporting him… as a Republican. What gives?

March 7, 2016
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Webb Attacks Clinton With An Eye On Independent Campaign

When Jim Webb quit the Democratic presidential race on Oct. 20 with low poll numbers and a minimal debate presence, the former senator from Virginia left open the possibility he would return to run in in a different political guise.

December 29, 2015
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Debt And Low Polls Can Be A Lethal Pairing For Candidates

Money, and the risk of incurring personal debt, is the driving factor for most candidates who opt out.

October 26, 2015

Jim Webb, Republican Turned Democrat, Is Now Considering Run For President As Independent

“I fully accept that my views on many issues are not compatible with the power structure and the nominating base of the Democratic party,” Webb said.

October 20, 2015

Former Senator Webb Drops 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb said on Tuesday he will drop his long-shot bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and explore an independent run for the White House.

October 20, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Friendly Democrats

The late night comedians got in their hits at the Democratic debate.

October 15, 2015

Democrats Have Become The Party Of ‘Normal’

How gratifying to hear a leading presidential candidate sound like a normal American and not get punished for it. Newt Gingrich once called Democrats “the enemy of normal Americans.” Who’s looking normal now?

October 15, 2015

At First Debate Democrats Clash (Gently) Over Who Can Be The Most Pragmatic Progressive

Even when the Democratic candidates disagreed, the first debate was largely an appeal to pragmatism, conciliation, and — for the most part — unapologetically progressive principles.

October 14, 2015

The Other Democrats: Jim Webb, Former Virginia Senator

When former senator Jim Webb (D-VA) launched his campaign for president back in July he started out as a serious underdog. He still is.

October 13, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Debate Disclaimers

Trevor Noah looked at all the media hype of tonight’s Democratic debate on CNN.

October 13, 2015

4 Things To Watch For In The First Democratic Debate

Hillary Clinton takes the debate stage for the first time in this campaign Tuesday night to face four rivals looking for something — anything — to knock down her lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for president.

October 13, 2015

The One Candidate Who Did Something In Congress

Only one 2016 presidential candidate can claim to have driven the enactment of landmark legislation while in Congress: Jim Webb.

July 10, 2015

Jim Webb Announces For President — So Who’s Jim Webb?

Webb has got to be the only Democratic presidential candidate whose campaign biography page includes a photo of him shaking hands with President Ronald Reagan.

July 2, 2015

The Year Of Telling It Like It Is

Practically everybody’s “telling it like it is.” But that is hardly enough to stand out in a year like this. There are about 20 candidates and many have unfiltered personalities, nothing to lose, or both.

July 2, 2015

Jim Webb: The Pro-Confederate Flag Democratic Candidate?

Former Senator Jim Webb, who is exploring a candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, has made his chances sink even lower — by trying to mount some kind of measured defense of the Confederate flag.

June 24, 2015

This Week In Polls: Hillary Viewed Unfavorably — But Better Than GOPers

Some key middle ground of respondents simultaneously don’t like Hillary Clinton — but would still vote for her in 2016 after looking at the alternatives.

June 5, 2015
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley delivered a keynote presentation at Canada 2020 on November 26, 2014 and sat down in conversation with Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. (Canada 2020/Flickr)

How Hillary Clinton’s Rivals Could Make A Difference

Even if they can’t beat Clinton, the Democrats’ single-digit strivers could do a lot to damage her eventual opponent.

March 12, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: ‘Democalypse 2016 — It BEGINNNNNSSSS!!!’

The Daily Show returned from the holiday season on Monday, to kick off the beginning of 2015 — which is really the beginning of 2016, it turns out.

January 6, 2015

Clinton And 2016 Raise Other Questions Beyond ‘Will She Or Won’t She?’

Democratic insiders worry that Hillary Clinton could face pressure from both liberals and centrists.

January 1, 2015

Jim Webb First To Form Presidential Exploratory Committee For 2016

Find out what Webb DIDN’T mention during his 14-minute announcement.

November 20, 2014

The Democratic Presidential Race Might Be Fun After All

Hillary Clinton is still the overwhelming favorite — but an interesting debate is gathering on her left.

September 25, 2014

Both Elected For Anti-Iraq War Stances, Obama and Webb Split on Libya

Like President Obama, Jim Webb won a U.S. Senate seat in large part based on his opposition to the Iraq War, a conflict that dominated Democratic primary politics between 2004 and 2008 and support for which probably sank Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. Webb has been out-front on the issue since his election in 2006, and […]

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