Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Martin O’Malley

Debt-Free College: The New Democratic Mantra

As tuition nationwide spirals upward, stressing middle-income and poor families alike, “debt-free college” has suddenly gone from nostalgic fantasy to political sound bite.

November 18, 2015

Clinton On The Defensive As Debate Turns To Terrorism

Hillary Clinton talked tough and played defense Saturday at the second Democratic presidential debate, as rivals questioned her record and plans to fight the Islamic State.

November 15, 2015

And Then There Were Three: Democratic Candidates Hold Court In MSNBC Forum

Without the distraction of crosstalk chatter, or the grandstanding opening and closing statements that dog the debate format; bandying with Rachel Maddow within what undergraduates might call a “safe space,” each of the Democratic candidates came across as a distilled, well-honed version of themselves.

November 7, 2015
Bobby Jindal Caricature

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

Endorse This: Martin O’Malley Sings Taylor Swift

Watch as the underdog former Maryland governor gets out his guitar, and plays some pop music from that Taylor Swift woman the young voters are listening to these days.

October 20, 2015
The stage is set for the first democratic presidential candidate debate to be held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas

Three Important Fact Checks On The Democratic Debate

Unlike the Republican debates, with their share of liars, clowns, and blowhards, the Democratic debate delivered less inherent outrageousness, but that does not mean there is any less fodder for fact checking the candidates’ statements.

October 14, 2015
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas

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
Martin O'Malley

The Other Democrats: Martin O’Malley, Former Maryland Governor

For those who may not be familiar with O’Malley, for whom Tuesday night’s debate represents perhaps his last significant opportunity to make an impression on voters, here’s a primer on this progressive politician.

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
Sanders delivers remarks at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute presidential candidates forum in Washington

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
Andy Parker Everytown Rally

Gun-Control Activists Stage Nationwide Rallies

United under the #WhateverItTakes, supporters and allies called out politicians in the name of enacting gun safety reform measures.

September 11, 2015

Endorse This: Martin O’Malley Plays Wall Street

Martin O’Malley is taking his campaign to Wall Street — with his guitar, and a message from Woody Guthrie.

September 10, 2015

Democratic Presidential Candidates Charm DNC Faithful

Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley spoke Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting.

August 29, 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)

What If Martin O’Malley Or Bernie Sanders Disobey The DNC On Debates?

Unsanctioned debates were also part of the 2004 and 2008 election cycles.

August 18, 2015

Candidates, Interrupted: Black Lives Matter Takes Over The Campaign Trail

Black Lives Matter protesters have been feeding their racial justice message to 2016 presidential candidates – without reservations.

August 13, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton answers a reporter's question in front of a sign reading "Pant Suit Power" following a town hall campaign stop in Nashua

First Democratic Presidential Debate October 13, Nevada

Clinton’s opponents have complained that six debates are not enough to allow them to shine against the former secretary of state who has dominated media coverage so far in the Democratic race.

August 6, 2015
Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Videos Provoke Ethical Crisis For Doctors, Pols — And Media

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) continues to cause political problems for Planned Parenthood, while challenging media outlets to strike a balance between covering the group’s activities and spreading their strident anti-abortion message.

August 1, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Urban League's conference in Fort Lauderdale

At Urban League Meeting, 2016 Candidates Talk Race, Inequality, ‘Black Lives Matter’

Five 2016 presidential candidates spoke Friday at the National Urban League’s annual conference, discussing U.S. race relations, the Black Lives Matter movement, and economic and racial inequality.

July 31, 2015
all lives matter black lives matter text

If ‘All Lives Matter’ Is Politically Toxic, Can Anyone Build A Coalition?

Saying “all lives matter” has become a political liability in Democratic circles, which says a lot about how influential blocs are shaping the 2016 political debate.

July 27, 2015
Bernie Sanders Netroots Nation BlackLivesMatter

Bernie Sanders Bites Back on #BlackLivesMatter

Police brutality and racism “is an issue of concern that I strongly share.”

July 27, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The ’90s Rapper Of Presidential Candidates

Larry Wilmore and Mike Yard took another look at Donald Trump’s potential appeal to minority voters — as a 1990s rapper getting into fights with everyone.

July 23, 2015

Sanders Is A Fighter, But Not In The Fray

The senator from Vermont, now running for president, is a lovable talker — but talk is almost all he’s ever done.

July 7, 2015
Martin O'Malley

‘White Racism,’ NRA Are To Blame For Lax Gun Rules, O’Malley Says

“If the thousands of young men killed by gun violence every year across America were young, poor and white — rather than young, poor and black — it is hard to imagine that our Congress would continue to block common-sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”

June 22, 2015

The War On Woman: What ‘Royal Family’?

Misogynistic attacks on Hillary Clinton have been the norm for as long as she’s been in the public eye.

June 3, 2015
Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley begins stumping as an un-Hillary candidate.

Martin O’Malley, Former Maryland Governor, Announces Run For Presidency

At a Saturday morning rally in Federal Hill Park, Baltimore, Martin O’Malley formally announced his run for the presidency.

May 30, 2015
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