As we watch the left of the Democratic Party pressing its case to return to the top of the heap in American politics, or at least evade the fate of the dodo, we have ever more evidence validating an insight on which I stake my reputation as a political seer. To wit: Partisan politics more often falls under the professional expertise of the psychiatrist than that of the political scientist. A learned shrink can often tell us more about a political issue than any other professional, not excluding a swami or a voodoo priest.
The Washington bureau chief for a chain of television stations that plans to run a documentary critical of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Monday he was fired for publicly criticizing the company's decision to air the program.
The Vietnam veterans group behind a series of commercials attacking Sen. John Kerry's military record has released a new ad comparing him to Jane Fonda for meeting with North Vietnamese and Viet Cong officials during the Vietnam War.
The race for the White House between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry remains a statistical tie, with Kerry holding a single-point edge among registered voters, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.
"We're asking George Bush today to put up or shut up," former Democratic Senator and Vietnam War veteran Max Cleland said in Crawford, Texas, as he tried to deliver a letter to the president signed by several current U.S. senators -- all veterans -- asking the president to denounce the swift boat attack ads against John Kerry.
Former Sen. Max Cleland on Wednesday attempted to deliver a letter to President Bush at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, asking him to publicly condemn recent attack ads on Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. The ads question Kerry's combat record in Vietnam.
A legal adviser to the Bush-Cheney campaign resigned Wednesday after revealing that he had also advised the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the 527 group that has launched a campaign to discredit Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's military record.
Representatives of both political parties Wednesday converged on Crawford Middle School in attempts to deliver messages -- in letter form -- about a campaign that is critical of the military record of Sen. John Kerry.
Only days before the start of the Republican National Convention in New York, John Kerry came to the city and leveled this charge Tuesday, "The Bush campaign and its allies have turned to the tactics of fear and smear because they can't talk about jobs, health care, energy independence and rebuilding our alliances -- the real issues that matter to the American people."
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Tuesday accused the Bush campaign of adopting "the tactics of fear and smear" because its record is a failed one, saying November's election comes down to a choice between right and wrong.
Flanked by his vice president and his national security team at his Crawford, Texas, ranch, the president went slightly further than his aides in calling for an end to those controversial Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads blasting Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.
President Bush on Monday called for the so-called 527 groups to stop airing political ads, but he did not directly condemn commercials by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that have attacked Sen. John Kerry's war record.
John Kerry offers his service in Vietnam as proof that he can keep America safe. But in two TV ads and a best-selling book, an anti-Kerry group has accused the Senator of dishonesty and cowardice during the war.
The Bush campaign rejected accusations Sunday from Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign that it was using "tired, old smear tactics" by letting backers attack Kerry's Vietnam War record through an independent group.
A volunteer adviser has quit President Bush's re-election campaign after appearing in a veterans group's television commercial blasting Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's involvement in the Vietnam-era antiwar movement.
The political battle between John Kerry and a group of Vietnam veterans supported by some Republicans grows more heated. As Kerry calls on President Bush to disavow the first swift boat ad, a second one is ready to be released.
The Kerry presidential campaign filed a complaint Friday with the Federal Election Commission, alleging that ads from an anti-Kerry veterans' group are inaccurate and "illegally coordinated" with Republicans and the Bush-Cheney campaign.