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Tim Kaine

  1. 2021 elections
    Virginia Is in for a Close, Expensive Governor’s RaceTerry McAuliffe has an edge, as Virginia has been trending blue. But the “businessman outsider” Glenn Youngkin has the money to keep it tight.
  2. obituaries
    John Warner Was the Glamorous Republican Heretic of the SenateThe late senator figured he’d only be remembered for his marriage to Elizabeth Taylor, but it should be for his struggle against extremism in the GOP.
  3. impeachment trial
    Centrists Air Censure Option As Trump Conviction Hopes FadeIt could be an alternative to or fallback after a trial. But it would force Republicans to defend or condemn Trump’s conduct.
  4. supreme court
    Two GOP Senators Oppose Filling Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020Meanwhile, Democrats threaten to expand the court if McConnell doesn’t honor the rule he set in 2016.
  5. vision 2020
    A Short History of the Veep RevealThere may be less drama this year, but Biden’s announcement will be the biggest news before his own acceptance speech.
  6. vision 2020
    Biden Shouldn’t Obsess Over Checking Boxes for His Veep PickBiden should look at the whole person and her character and qualifications for the job — unlike what John McCain did when he picked Sarah Palin.
  7. iran
    House Vote Is Unlikely to Curb Trump’s War Powers on IranThanks to many years of Congress ceding war-making powers to the commander-in-chief, Democrats have been left with a very weak hand.
  8. vision 2020
    South Carolina Priest Denies Joe Biden Communion Over Pro-Choice ViewsIt’s an old if sporadic problem for Catholic pro-choice politicians.
  9. vision 2020
    Why Did Obama Pick Biden As His Veep in the First Place?Biden’s “baggage” may not have mattered so much to Team Obama because they considered him too old to be an heir apparent.
  10. public health
    McConnell Wants to Raise Tobacco Age to 21, in Rare Good GOP Public Health MoveMcConnell’s bill appears to be a step in the right direction to cut smoking, which makes it a departure from standard GOP policies on public health.
  11. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Hold the Senate: All the Key ResultsRepublicans increased their Senate majority by three net seats, with one race – which is leaning towards them – unresolved.
  12. Primaries Set Up Big General-Election BattlesFrom a wave of Democratic woman in Virginia to a shot at a GOP Senate seat in Nevada, the June 12 primaries set tables for a November banquet.
  13. Pompeo Confirmed As Secretary of State, With Seven Democratic VotesOnce Trump and Pompeo brought Rand Paul around, the hawkish CIA director’s confirmation was inevitable.
  14. The Democratic Party Is Moving Left – Except When You’re Not LookingSenate Democrats’ support for an indefensible bank bill shows that when public interest is low, Wall Street can still run Team Blue’s show.
  15. single-payer
    Democrats Must Soon Decide Whether Single-Payer Is a Litmus TestShould Democrats abandon incremental approaches to health care?
  16. Democrats Make a Risky Pick for Response to Trump’s Big Speech to CongressFormer Kentucky governor Steve Beshear is an out-of-work centrist representing a party that’s energized on the left.
  17. the national interest
    Trump Ad Targets Crucial Hillary Clinton–Loving, Tim Kaine–Hating ConstituencyFinally, a message for people who love Hillary but fear she might die.
  18. The Kaine-Pence Veep Debate Was One of the Lowest-Rated EverOnly Cheney-Lieberman in 2004 and Kemp-Gore in 2000 fared worse.
  19. the national interest
    Mike Pence Lost the Debate Because He Lied About the Wrong StuffNever lie about statements that are on video.
  20. the national interest
    Mike Pence Would Have Done Great at the Debate If Donald Trump Didn’t ExistAn evening of escapist fantasy for conservative intellectuals who like to imagine their party has nominated a qualified, normal person for president.
  21. After Prior Failure, GOP Tries Attacking Tim Kaine on Death Penalty AgainIt backfired when his gubernatorial opponent trotted it out a decade ago.
  22. Tim Kaine Declines to Sign Senate Resolution Calling for Public OptionThe public option may be Obamacare’s best hope for long-term success. And moderate Senate Democrats are lining up against it.
  23. Bernie Supporter Buys ClintonKaine.com, Uses It for ‘Hillary Potter’ FanfictionThe comics are about two young wizards named “Hillary Potter” and “Timotonous Kaine”
  24. Kaine Affirms His Support for the Hyde AmendmentEarlier this week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager told CNN that Kaine would support her push to repeal the ban on federal funding of abortion. On Friday, Kaine said that he will not.
  25. Tim Kaine Burnishes His Attack-Dog Cred With a Trump ImpersonationOut of nowhere, Tim Kaine tore into Donald Trump with mockery and savage denunciation. 
  26. Tim Kaine’s Being Logical About Abortion, If Not Totally ConsistentRepublicans are crowing over Tim Kaine’s “flip-flop” on the Hyde Amendment banning the use of Medicaid funds for abortion services. But if you’re going to support legal abortion, why draw the line at letting poor women have them?
  27. early and often
    Tim Kaine Doesn’t Mind Being Third Wheel to Two President ClintonsKaine didn’t look like Clinton’s hostage on 60 Minutes, so compared to the Trump-Pence interview, it was wildly successful.
  28. that’s the ticket!
    Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine Had a Great Time at the Official Veep AnnouncementA rally in Miami was joyful, optimistic, and showcased exactly why Clinton picked Kaine.
  29. the national interest
    The Case for Tim KaineThe myopia of liberal disappointment.
  30. early and often
    The Clinton-Kaine Ticket Is Safe and Boring — In a Good WayKaine is getting grief from the left, and objectively, some of it is undeserved. Or all of it is, if you look at the alternative.
  31. Hillary Clinton Picks Virginia Senator Tim Kaine As Her Running MateYes we Kaine.
  32. Clinton VP Favorite Just Gave the Left Two More Reasons to Distrust HimOn Monday, Virginia senator Tim Kaine signed on to two letters calling on the federal government to scale back regulations on community and regional banks.
  33. Clinton Includes Swing Voter on VP Short ListOn Tuesday, retired admiral James Stavridis told Fox News Radio that he is “leaning toward Secretary Clinton” but would prefer to make his final decision “in the privacy of my own home.”
  34. RNC to Paint Clinton’s VP Choice As an Insult to Bernie Backers“Project Pander” will attack Clinton’s VP choice for being too conservative — and/or too liberal — for Sanders supporters.
  35. Tim Kaine and the Evolution of Pro-Choice PoliticsA candidate who morally condemns abortion even while pledging to protect it as a right is a problem for some Democrats.
  36. early and awkward
    Democrat Tim Kaine Makes Puzzling Tax RemarkWhat? What’s going on?
  37. weinergate
    Now the Dems Want Weiner Out, TooAnd they’re talking about it.
  38. weinergate
    New Yorkers Stand by Their WeinerA majority of New Yorkers don’t want Anthony Weiner to resign.
  39. early and often
    The Wait Is Over: Tim Kaine Is Running for SenateFlorida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will replace him at the DNC.
  40. early and often
    Senator Jim Webb Is RetiringAfter only one term, he’s returning to the private sector.
  41. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 14A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  42. early and often
    Richard Blumenthal Is SorryThe Democratic candidate for senator in Connecticut apologizes.
  43. early and often
    Tim Kaine to Be Next DNC ChairThe Virginia governor will helm the party into the Age of Obama.
  44. early and often
    Is Obama Planning a Veepstakes Shocker This Week?After endless rumination and media speculation, Barack Obama’s decision on a running mate is nigh. Nigh! Just how nigh, nobody is quite sure.
  45. early and often
    Lukewarm Reactions to Favored Obama Veep CandidateVeepstakes speculation is hot again, and the name on everybody’s lips is Virginia governor Tim Kaine.
  46. early and often
    Obama’s Potential Running Mates: A Who’s WhoObama is as starkly unusual a presidential contender as the country has ever seen, which means he can choose either to amplify or offset any of the characteristics that define his own candidacy.