presidential election

Who Said It? Jimmy Carter’s Birthday Edition

By on 10.1.12 | 4:19PM

It's the 39th president's birthday, and what better way to celebrate Boy Wonder than to play a game!

The following quotes are from either Barack Obama or Jimmy Carter. Guess which one said it! Get one right, add a point. Get one wrong, lose a point. Record your score below in the comments.

Campaigning Ended, Spending Continues

By on 12.2.10 | 3:59PM

Do you check that box on your tax return to dedicate funds to the Presidential campaign? Okay, you probably don't, but I guess a lot of folks do. Maybe after reading this report from the ABC affiliate in Raleigh, NC, they will think again:

Former presidential candidate John Edwards still has nearly $4 million in the account he set up when he made his 2008 run for the White House.

It includes federal matching money and donations from contributors. An I-Team review of records shows the campaign has not returned those millions to contributors or the federal Presidential Election Campaign Fund.

And, even though he ended his campaign for president nearly three years ago, records show public money still pays the salaries of some on Edwards' staff, and more is going for lawyers and travel expenses.

That's at the same time a federal grand jury in Raleigh investigates the Edwards' 2008 campaign finances.

Records show the campaign is currently spending between $50,000 and $90,000 a month.

Excellent Take on Obama’s Associations

By on 10.31.08 | 4:13PM

In response to my earlier comments on how a conservative with the kind of dodgy associations Obama has would be treated, TAS reader Craig Smith submitted the following useful analysis:

CNN reported in late Feb 2000 that, “The members of Bush's senior team in Austin, Texas, were only vaguely aware of Bob Jones University's policies and past. "Reagan spoke there…” Aides said.

Bush had given a speech. Just one speech at the controversial university, but that was enough for the press to join him at Jones’ hip. Thus, the press piled on: