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election 2012 | Nov 13th, 2012

Reggie Love Looks Forward To Four More Years Of Obama [VIDEO]

"It's a great night for the American people," Reggie Love said in a short post-election interview posted on PBS. "I look forward to another four years." Love, who worked closely with President Obama for many years before returning to school to pursue his MBA, was understandably pleased when he was... Continue Reading →
election 2012 | Nov 8th, 2012

Matt Taibbi: Lack Of Self-Awareness Cost Republicans The Minority Vote

When it comes down to it, politics speaker Matt Taibbi says that Rush Limbaugh just doesn't get why the Republican party earned so little of the minority vote this past election. While the Republicans fared well with white males at the polls, they were far off from earning themselves the support of... Continue Reading →
election 2012 | Nov 8th, 2012

What's Up with Florida? Carl Hiaasen on the State's Chronic Voting Issues [VIDEO]

"We specialize in prolonging everything," Carl Hiaasen tells CBS Morning of his native Sunshine State. "We can't seem to figure out how to count a ballot—it could be years before we know how Florida went in this election." Not surprisingly, Florida still has yet to tabulate their election... Continue Reading →
election 2012 | Nov 5th, 2012

Nate Silver's Polling Predictions: Justin Fox Breaks Down the Numbers

"What [Nate] Silver's 80.9% forecast technically means," Justin Fox explains in a recent blog post for the Harvard Business Review, "is that, if the Obama-Romney 2012 election were contested 1000 times, he thinks Obama would win 809 of them. This is a way of thinking derived from games of chance,... Continue Reading →
election 2012 | Oct 28th, 2012

Red And Blue America: Steven Pinker's NYT Piece on Politics and Geography

"Regardless of who wins the presidential election," Steven Pinker writes in his New York Times opinion piece,  "we already know now how most of the electoral map will be colored, which will be close to the way it has been colored for decades."  If you look back on elections past, the electoral map... Continue Reading →
election 2012 | Sep 27th, 2012

At The Ballot Box : Lavin's Political Speakers Assess Election Issues [VIDEO]

With the 2012 American presidential election a little over a month away, several of Lavin's top politcal speakers are analyzing the issues at stake. Whether they are directly involved in the election process, or are simply weighing in on the hot topics, they have a firm grasp on what is happening in... Continue Reading →
election 2012 | Sep 17th, 2012

CNN: Leadership Speaker Reggie Love, on Obama's Cool Competitiveness

“[Obama's] a competitor,” leadership speaker Reggie Love recently told CNN. And Love should know. As the former personal aide to the President—who spent more time with him than almost anyone else these past few years—he has seen Obama during White House decision-making sessions and on the basketball... Continue Reading →
election 2012 | Sep 9th, 2012

Rabbi David Wolpe on CNN: Religion in Politics is Inescapable

“Religious convictions will always be brought to politics,” Rabbi David Wolpe tells CNN. In an interview with CNN's Faces of Faith this past Sunday, Rabbi Wolpe said that the reinstatement of support for Israel into the Democratic platform was “enormously important.” Named as “the most influential... Continue Reading →
election 2012 | Sep 4th, 2012

My Four Letter Word is 'Vote': Celebrity Speaker Kal Penn Addresses the DNC

“I've worked on a lot of fun movies but my favorite job was having a boss who gave the order to take out Bin Laden and who's cool with all of us getting gay-married,” celebrity speaker Kal Penn declared in an opening talk at the Democratic National Convention. The actor-turned-White-House-staffer... Continue Reading →
election 2012 | Aug 27th, 2012

Young People "Gotta Vote" Says Celebrity Speaker Kal Penn

Although he's widely known for his role in the Harold and Kumar flicks, celebrity speaker Kal Penn has been spending more of his time these past few years promoting the importance of the youth vote— rather than seeking out the closest White Castle with his on-screen partner-in-crime. “Particularly... Continue Reading →
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