Tag: 2008 election

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Katie Couric attends Under the Gun NY Premiere Event With Katie Couric & Stephanie Soechtig on May 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for EPIX)

Dutch Media Mock Katie Couric for Skating Snafu

The Dutch media are mocking NBC Olympics commentator Katie Couric for suggesting Friday that speed-skaters from the Netherlands are racking up medals because speed-skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country.

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Sarah Palin: ‘Grateful to See the Church Step Up’ for Donald Trump Because ‘Eight Years Ago, I Felt They Didn’t’

During her special appearance on the holiday edition of Breitbart News Daily, former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin talked about her sense of “divine providence” in the 2016 election, and for the first time shared her feelings of disappointment that the religious community didn’t stand up more forcefully for her when she came under sustained attack from the Left in ‘08.

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No, McCain and Romney Didn’t Win More Votes than Trump

One of the most pernicious factoids floating around since Election Day has been the assertion that Donald Trump won the presidency with fewer votes than Mitt Romney received in 2012, or John McCain received in 2008.

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Sarah Palin: NBC, Fire John Harwood; GOP, Watch ‘The Undefeated’

Commenting on the fallout from Wednesday night’s GOP debate, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praised Breitbart Editor-at-Large John Nolte’s column exposing the lies of CNBC debate moderator John Harwood; called on NBC to fire Harwood; and urged people to watch Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon’s documentary, The Undefeated, to “get a clue” about the media treatment she received during the 2008 campaign.

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Blue State Blues: What if McCain Had Gone ‘Full Bibi’ on Obama in 2008?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to face harsh criticism, at home and abroad, for remarks he made on Election Day warning that Arabs were being bused to the polls and voting in large numbers, threatening the future of the right-wing government. Netanyahu has since apologized to the Arab community. From a purely political perspective, however, the only thing that matters is that he won. That raises the question: what if Republicans had done the same in 2008 and 2012?

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LBJ or MLK? Selma Debate Highlights Skeletons in Democrats’ Closet

In the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, the moment when the momentum shifted decisively against Hillary Clinton was when the New York Senator embroiled herself in a controversy over whether President Lyndon Baines Johnson or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deserved