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Palin, Biden spar over N.Y. congressional race

By Garance Franke-Ruta Quoting Ann Coulter, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin took to Facebook on...

Posted on November 2, 2009 at 04:02 PM ET | Comments (80)

Palin's Book Gets a Cover to Judge

Sarah Palin may not be getting much love from her former colleagues on the McCain-Palin campaign, but she's already got a best-seller on her hands with her new book, Going Rogue: An American Life.

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 02:43 PM ET | Comments (148)

A Palin 2012 Run Would Be 'Catastrophic' for GOP, Says Former McCain Aide

Speaking at the First Draft of History conference at the Newseum in Washington on Friday morning, former John McCain chief strategist Steve Schmidt took some none-too-subtle swipes at McCain's former running mate, Sarah Palin, calling a 2012 presidential campaign by her potentially disastrous for both the Republican Party and the country.

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 10:55 AM ET | Comments (192)

Palin Takes Her 'Main Street' View to Hong Kong

Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, criticized for her lack of foreign policy experience, emerged in Asia on Wednesday to share her views from "Main Street U.S.A." with a group of high-flying global investors.

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 03:57 PM ET | Comments (34)

Palin Doesn't Have a New Job Lined Up, Her Attorney Says

Departing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has no new job offer and is resigning because of her combative relationship with the state legislature and because of the distractions and costs of fighting off numerous ethics complaints, her private attorney said.

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM ET | Comments (78)

Palin Takes to Twitter to Decry Critics

After a low-profile Fourth of July, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to Twitter this morning to decry her critics and urge supporters to weather the media criticism over her decision to resign as governor of Alaska.

Posted on July 5, 2009 at 01:04 PM ET | Comments (247)

No Recent Videos from Palin

By Garance Franke-Ruta A spokeswoman for Sarah Palin's political action committee denied a blog report...

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 01:48 PM ET | Comments (8)

Palin Keeps GOP Hanging

As of midday on Monday, top Republicans were still wondering if Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would attend the fundraising dinner in Washington tonight for the party's congressional campaign committees.

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 01:46 PM ET | Comments (23)

Alaska Says Palin Owes Tax on Expense Payments

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) owes income taxes on thousands of dollars she received as expense money while living in her own home, the Anchorage Daily News reported today.

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 12:04 PM ET | Comments (11)

Palin, at RGA, Says She's Not Interested in Rehashing Campaign

After a week of television interviews in which she defended herself against anonymous charges from within the McCain campaign that she was ill-prepared and even a drag on the ticket, Palin said, "I don't even want to talk about strategy within a campaign that's over."

Posted on November 13, 2008 at 11:31 AM ET | Comments (54)

'Palin as President' Takes a Rest

An online satire updates to reflect election results.

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 04:48 PM ET | Comments (28)

Palin: Why We Lost

To Gov. Sarah Palin, last week's election loss to the Democratic ticket boiled down to a trio of problems: money, the Hispanic vote and "that 'R' by our name."

Posted on November 11, 2008 at 09:07 AM ET | Comments (74)

Palin to Speak at RGA Meeting This Week

Palin announced today that she will be front and center at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Miami this week, delivering remarks about "Looking Toward the Future" and holding a news conference.

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 12:55 PM ET | Comments (20)

More Dirt on Sarah Palin's Fancy Duds

The McCain-Palin campaign is over, but Wardrobe-gate lives on.

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 03:51 PM ET | Comments (5)

Palin Says Loss Wasn't Her Fault

Speaking to reporters in Phoenix on Wednesday, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blamed the economy as the main reason that she and John McCain failed in their bid for the White House.

Posted on November 5, 2008 at 03:08 PM ET | Comments (17)

Palin Casts Her Vote and Keeps It Private

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin voted this morning at the town hall where she once served as mayor, but declined to say if she was voting for Sen. Ted Stevens.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 01:55 PM ET | Comments (6)

Palin Releases Clean Medical Summary Hours Before Polls Open

GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin released a two-page summary of her medical history.

Posted on November 3, 2008 at 11:33 PM ET | Comments (42)

2nd Alaska Probe Finds Palin Did Not Violate Ethics Rules

By James V. Grimaldi Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate to Republican presidential nominee...

Posted on November 3, 2008 at 07:47 PM ET | Comments (68)

Palin Energized Ohio and New Hampshire Voters, Both For and Against

Talking to voters in Ohio and New Hampshire over the past two weeks, it was hard not to concluded that a race that for most of its duration was about Barack Obama, John McCain and Hillary Clinton wound up, during its final leg, being to a great degree about Sarah Palin.

Posted on November 3, 2008 at 07:12 PM ET | Comments (5)

Time Running Out on Palin Medical Records Release

With less than 48 hours until polls open, it remains unclear whether GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will release her medical records.

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 09:25 AM ET | Comments (71)

Palin Pranked by Sarkozy Impersonator

By Mary Ann Akers Two well-known Canadian pranksters tricked Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah...

Posted on November 1, 2008 at 06:08 PM ET | Comments (112)

Eagleburger: Palin Not Ready to Be President

"I don't think at the moment she is prepared to take over the reins of the presidency," the former secretary of state told NPR.

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 10:23 AM ET | Comments (23)

Palin Takes on Obama Over Will to Win Wars

By Juliet Eilperin CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin loves making...

Posted on October 30, 2008 at 03:46 PM ET | Comments (49)

Tucker Eskew Blasts Palin Press Coverage

Palin's senior communications and policy aide last night blasted the press for distorting her comments during an ABC News interview.

Posted on October 30, 2008 at 03:28 AM ET | Comments (34)

Palin Warns of One Party Rule

Speaking to an estimated 16,000 here, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned her supporters that a loss next week could translate into total Democratic control of the nation's legislative and executive branch.

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 08:30 PM ET | Comments (36)

On the Tube: Palin Discusses Her Future and McCain Expresses 'Total' Confidence in Her

In an interview today with ABC News' "20/20" anchor Elizabeth Vargas, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said she would continue to seek a leadership role within the GOP even if she and John McCain did not win the White House next week.

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 07:34 PM ET | Comments (19)

Palin Stumps with Joe the Plumber, Mocks the LA Times

Joe Wurzelbacher -- the plumber whose question prompted Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to talk about the need to "spread the wealth" -- suddenly appeared onstage with GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin this morning at Bowling Green State University's Anderson Arena.

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 12:49 PM ET | Comments (98)

Palin Argues for More Drilling in Energy Policy Speech

The Alaska governor said America needs to boost its domestic energy production.

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 11:22 AM ET | Comments (21)

Palin Takes Issue, Liberally, With '01 Obama Remarks

By Juliet Eilperin and Alice Crites STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Sarah Palin delivered tonight a...

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 10:22 PM ET | Comments (58)

Nicolle Wallace Defends Herself in Palin Clothes Flap

Palin aide Nicolle Wallace says she is the victim of "an organized campaign" to discredit her.

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 07:23 PM ET | Comments (48)

McCain and Palin: Stevens Should Resign

McCain and Palin call for the resignation of fellow Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, following the Alaska lawmaker's conviction on corruption charges.

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 10:12 AM ET | Comments (150)

Washington Sketch: Sarah in 2012?

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sketches Sarah Palin's rally in Leesburg, Va. (Video by Akira Hakuta / washingtonpost.com.)

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 09:03 AM ET | Comments (3)

Palin to Release Some Medical Information

GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will release at least some information about her medical records this week.

Posted on October 27, 2008 at 02:59 PM ET | Comments (14)

Palin Seeks to Rouse GOP Voters at Leesburg Rally

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin swept into Northern Virginia this morning to fire up Republican voters in the battleground state eight days before the presidential election.

Posted on October 27, 2008 at 10:38 AM ET | Comments (17)

McCain and Graham Defend Palin on Sunday Shows

McCain defended Palin's frugality while Graham praised Palin's resume.

Posted on October 26, 2008 at 01:21 PM ET | Comments (58)

Palin Details Special Needs Policies

Palin outlined for the first time today how she and McCain would aid children with special needs.

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 05:00 PM ET | Comments (78)

Who Is an Elitist? McCain and Palin Explain

By Juliet Eilperin For anyone wondering exactly what constitutes an "elitist" in the eyes of...

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 03:52 PM ET | Comments (69)

Palin May Release Medical Records -- or Not

In an interview with NBC News anchor Brian Williams, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin seemed to indicate that she would release her medical records before the Nov. 4 election.

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 10:40 PM ET | Comments (92)

McCain Defends Palin Against 'Elitist' Critics

In a fiesty interview this morning with talk show host Don Imus, John McCain vigorously defended his vice-presidential running mate Sarah Palin, describing criticism of her as "elitist" and describing her as "the most qualified" vice presidential candidate in recent years.

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 05:33 PM ET | Comments (56)

Expensive Wardrobe Goes Against McCain-Palin Story Line

Post fashion editor Robin Givhan weighs in online today on the contretemps over the Republican...

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 04:50 PM ET | Comments (19)

Palin's Make-Up Costs Add to Extreme Makeover Woes

Palin's make-up artist, the Emmy-nominated Amy Strozzi, was paid $13,200 by the McCain-Palin campaign last month alone.

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 11:46 AM ET | Comments (41)

Veeps Run the Senate, Palin Tells Third-Grader

When asked about the role of the vice president yesterday, GOP vice presidential candidate Palin gave an expansive interpretation of the legislative role.

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 11:03 AM ET | Comments (72)

Palin Outfits Cost RNC $150K

The RNC spent more than $150,000 on clothing, accessories and makeup for Palin and her relatives after McCain selected her as his running mate.

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 06:42 AM ET | Comments (264)

Palin Displays Her Feminist Side

Extolling the virtues of equal pay and opportunity for women, Palin framed her White House quest in terms of feminist values.

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 06:20 PM ET | Comments (212)

Palin Lists Five Crises to Come Under Obama

Palin mocked Obama and Biden as likely teeing up a number of international crises, should they take office.

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 02:17 PM ET | Comments (90)

The Daily Double: Obama and Palin's Time on the Job

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is mocking Sen. Barack Obama's short tenure in the Senate, but her campaign's method of calculating service time doesn't do Palin many favors either.

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 09:42 PM ET | Comments (98)

Palin to Appear on '700 Club'

Gov. Sarah Palin held a wide-ranging 20-minute interview this weekend with the Christian Broadcast Network.

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 12:30 PM ET | Comments (28)

On 'SNL,' Palin Beats Biden -- and McCain

Palin delivered "Saturday Night Live" its best preliminary ratings in 14 years.

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 12:01 PM ET | Comments (43)

Palin Criticizes Robocalls

GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin last night criticized the automated calls the Republican National Committee and her own campaign have put out linking Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to former Weather Underground member William Ayers, even though she did not call for a halt to the controversial practice.

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 09:05 AM ET | Comments (59)

Obama Aired Ad Targeting Women During Palin's SNL Performance

A new television spot from the Obama campaign relies on a group of everyday female supporters to sum up several of its arguments against a John McCain presidency.

Posted on October 19, 2008 at 04:04 PM ET | Comments (38)

Palin Goes 'Live From New York'

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came face to face with her television doppelganger last night, but only for the briefest of moments as she played along with the satirists of "Saturday Night Live."

Posted on October 19, 2008 at 12:12 AM ET | Comments (81)

Palin and Brolin to Star on SNL Saturday

Gov. Sarah Palin is set to appear tomorrow night on "Saturday Night Live."

Posted on October 17, 2008 at 06:03 PM ET | Comments (53)

Palin's 'Pro-America Areas' Remark: Extended Version

Updated 4:01 p.m. By Juliet Eilperin In order to clarify comments made by GOP vice...

Posted on October 17, 2008 at 01:58 PM ET | Comments (114)

To Avoid Being 'Depressed,' Palin Skimps on Campaign News

By Juliet Eilperin GREENSBORO, N.C. -- No wonder GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin harbors...

Posted on October 17, 2008 at 08:45 AM ET | Comments (159)

After McCain Spoke of Autism, Palin Talks of Down Syndrome

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shakes the hand of Hank Williams Jr. during a rally at...

Posted on October 16, 2008 at 05:55 PM ET | Comments (35)

Palin Rips Obama Over ACORN in Maine

By Juliet Eilperin BANGOR, Me. -- Speaking before a crowd of a few thousand supporters...

Posted on October 16, 2008 at 11:06 AM ET | Comments (167)

Palin as President: The Interactive Satire

By Jose Antonio Vargas Never mind the satirical New Yorker cover a few months ago....

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 06:49 PM ET | Comments (61)

Palin Touts 'Come from Behind' McCain Win in N.H., Though Polls Show He Led

According to several polls leading up to New Hampshire's Jan. 8 primary, McCain consistently led his rivals in the Granite State as the primary neared.

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 03:52 PM ET | Comments (67)

Not Just a Hockey Mom: Palin Embraces Sports Mothers of All Stripes

"All you hockey moms, and soccer moms, and basketball moms, and baseball moms, thanks for coming out here to support us," she declared before a crowd of several thousand cheering supporters in Scranton, Pa.

Posted on October 14, 2008 at 02:43 PM ET | Comments (33)

Hank Williams Jr. Cleans Up His Act for McCain-Palin

Hank Williams Jr. sang an ode to "McCain-Palin tradition" at a rally here today, but the song's original lyrics don't quite mesh with the campaign's family values theme and were altered for the campaign event.

Posted on October 13, 2008 at 04:52 PM ET | Comments (28)

Palin Stays on the Offensive at Huge Va. Rally

By Juliet Eilperin RICHMOND -- GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin continued attacking Democratic nominee...

Posted on October 13, 2008 at 03:37 PM ET | Comments (324)

Palin Talks to Alaska Reporters about Troopergate

Palin this weekend disregarded an ethics investigator's finding that she had abused her executive power as Alaska's governor and instead embraced a second finding in the report to say that she had been cleared of wrongfully firing her state public safety commissioner.

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 04:44 PM ET | Comments (508)

McCain Schedules Return to Letterman Show

Sen. John McCain will be on David Letterman's late-night talk show on Thursday, nearly a month after he canceled an appearance at the last minute.

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 03:32 PM ET | Comments (53)

McCain and Palin Appear to Disagree on North Korea

President Bush's decision to remove North Korea from the State Department's list of the state sponsors of terrorism badly split officials in his administration. Now it appears to have also split a potential McCain-Palin administration.

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 01:23 PM ET | Comments (106)

Palin Must Save Her Yahoo E-Mails, Judge Rules

By Karl Vick An Anchorage judge has ordered Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to preserve e-mails...

Posted on October 11, 2008 at 08:11 PM ET | Comments (59)

Alaska Legislative Probe Finds Palin Misused Power

Updated: 9:36 p.m. By James V, Grimaldi and Kimberly Kindy A state legislative investigator has...

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 08:40 PM ET | Comments (522)

Alaska Trooper Inquiry Report Scheduled for Release Today

This Jan. 28, 2008 file picture shows Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan in Anchorage,...

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 05:19 PM ET | Comments (26)

The Problems with the Ayers Attack

There are several reasons to believe that it is not the silver bullet that some within the Republican Party believe it to be.

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 01:16 PM ET | Comments (317)

Washington Sketch: Where's the Love?

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank and Akira Hakuta sketch a McCain/Palin campaign event in Bethlehem, Pa.

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 08:52 AM ET | Comments (7)

Cindy McCain Warms Up the Crowd at McCain-Palin Anti-Obama Rally

At the first joint rally held by Palin and McCain in several days, it was Cindy McCain and others who introduced them who delivered the sharpest attacks.

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 05:35 PM ET | Comments (133)

Wasilla Becomes a Target Town

By Perry Bacon Jr. BETHLEHEM, Penn. -- It's a big day in Wasilla, Alaska, and...

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 05:06 PM ET | Comments (5)

Biden Takes on 'Angry Man' McCain

By Perry Bacon Jr. Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden sharply attacked the recent moves...

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 04:58 PM ET | Comments (127)

Sarah Palin, Freed?

After delivering scripted speeches for much of her candidacy and avoiding contact with reporters, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent about a dozen minutes chatting with the press on her campaign plane tonight -- the first time she has done so as a VP candidate.

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 12:42 AM ET | Comments (74)

Debate Watching with Gov. Palin

Updated 12:10 a.m. By Perry Bacon Jr. Aboard her campaign plane, after taking questions for...

Posted on October 7, 2008 at 10:04 PM ET | Comments (93)

Palin Rips Obama on Social Security 'Fear and Panic,' but Tangles Health Policy Descriptions

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of practicing "old-style politics" and misleading voters in his attacks on Sen. John McCain's Social Security views, continuing her criticism of the Democratic nominee.

Posted on October 7, 2008 at 05:28 PM ET | Comments (62)

Palin Adds Fannie Mae Execs to List of Objectionable Obama Associates

The Republican vice-presidential candidate launched a fourth straight day of attacks on Obama over personal associations.

Posted on October 7, 2008 at 12:30 PM ET | Comments (148)

Palin Nixes Nuclear Energy for Iran

Palin breaks with the Bush administration's current policy on Iran's quest for nuclear energy.

Posted on October 6, 2008 at 06:22 PM ET | Comments (47)

Palin Talks About the Market Slump at Fla. Fundraiser

Palin addresses the financial crisis in remarks at a fundraiser.

Posted on October 6, 2008 at 04:29 PM ET | Comments (17)

At Fla. Fundraiser, It's Heels On and Gloves Off for Palin

The Post's Dana Milbank was the pool reporter as Gov. Sarah Palin attended two luncheon fundraisers in Florida today.

Posted on October 6, 2008 at 01:28 PM ET | Comments (67)

In Fla., Palin Goes for the Rough Stuff as Audience Boos Obama

Palin continues to press Obama on past Ayers association.

Posted on October 6, 2008 at 11:57 AM ET | Comments (824)

Palin: Obama 'Less Than Truthful' About Ayers Association

The McCain campaign is signaling this morning that it is perfectly willing to up the ante in a brawl with Barack Obama over the two candidates' past associations.

Posted on October 6, 2008 at 11:37 AM ET | Comments (121)

Palin v. Biden: The SNL Take

With Queen Latifah as Gwen Ifill, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden, "Saturday Night Live" continues on a parodic roll.

Posted on October 5, 2008 at 09:56 AM ET | Comments (57)

Palin Sued for Private E-Mails About State Business

By Matthew Mosk ANCHORAGE -- In a lawsuit filed in Alaska Superior Court, a Republican...

Posted on October 4, 2008 at 07:00 PM ET | Comments (119)

Palin Turns to NYT, Citing Article on Ayers

It turns out GOP vice presidential nominee does like the mainstream media after all -- at least, when it's publishing unflattering stories about Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Posted on October 4, 2008 at 04:10 PM ET | Comments (739)

Palin Reports Six-Figure Income in '06 and '07

By Dan Morgan Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, have assets...

Posted on October 3, 2008 at 08:05 PM ET | Comments (44)

Palin Says Couric Interviews Colored by Annoyance

Palin offered her first explanation for her less-than-stellar appearances with Katie Couric: She was ticked off.

Posted on October 3, 2008 at 03:55 PM ET | Comments (122)

Obama, in Pa., Rips McCain on Economy

By Perry Bacon Jr. ABINGTON, Pa. -- Barack Obama highlighted a new report showing the...

Posted on October 3, 2008 at 02:57 PM ET | Comments (11)

Palin Web Ad Cites Thumbs Up From 'Famous Person'

The McCain campaign attributed a positive review of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's debate performance last night to a "Famous Person."

Posted on October 3, 2008 at 12:36 PM ET | Comments (28)

Alaskans Cheer and Jeer Their Home Town Guv

At the Bear Tooth Theater Grill in Anchorage, the debate didn't change many minds, accept among a handful of Democrats who said they were expecting Palin to fall on her face.

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 11:13 PM ET | Comments (26)

In Anchorage, Bear Tooth Theater Grill Awaits Debate

Supporters and opponents of the Alaska governor are bracing for what they anticipate will be a defining moment in the career of Sarah Palin.

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 08:48 PM ET | Comments (11)

From Bingo to Spin, Debate Night Looms

It's the night of the vice presidential debate and that can only mean one thing: Bingo!

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 08:42 PM ET | Comments (5)

Palin Picks Ferraro as Favorite 'Vice President'

The contrast between the two vice presidential candidates was on stark display Thursday night during yet another set of interviews with CBS News anchor Katie Couric.

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 08:15 PM ET | Comments (20)

McCain Previews His Own Debate, Coming Tuesday

McCain says Obama would raises taxes, grow the size of government and not work across the aisle.

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 07:19 PM ET | Comments (20)

Palin's High Stakes Night

Palin's performance on the stage at Washington University in St. Louis tonight likely will determine the Alaska governor's future.

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 02:22 PM ET | Comments (297)

Asked About Court Rulings, Palin Draws a Blank

Pressed by Katie Couric, Palin could not name a Supreme Court decision she disagrees with, beyond Roe v. Wade.

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 08:27 PM ET | Comments (290)

Aides Promise an Aggressive Palin in VP Debate

Palin has spent the last two days preparing at John McCain's ranch complex in Sedona, Ariz.

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 05:04 PM ET | Comments (41)

Planned Parenthood Hits McCain, Palin on Rape Record

Voters watching Thursday night's debate in Missouri, Northern Virginia and Wisconsin may see a new ad from the political arm of Planned Parenthood that targets John McCain and Sarah Palin for their record on women's health and safety issues, specifically rape.

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 04:32 PM ET | Comments (23)

Enviro Group Expands Palin Wolf-Hunting Policy Ad Buy

Capitalizing on the success of its hard-hitting ad questioning Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's support for predator control, a national environmental group is expanding its television buy in time for Thursday night's vice presidential debate.

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 01:32 PM ET | Comments (24)

Palin Continues to Question Human Role in Global Warming

In an interview with CBS anchor Katie Couric Tuesday night, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin continued to question humans' contribution to global warming.

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 08:49 AM ET | Comments (180)

On Social Policy Questions, Palin Sticks to Personal Views

On CBS, Palin stood by her opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest and her skepticism that global warming is caused by man, but stepped back from favoring the teaching of creationism.

Posted on September 30, 2008 at 08:53 PM ET | Comments (43)

McCain Accuses Press of 'Gotcha Journalism'

John McCain accused the media of "gotcha journalism" in response to a question about whether his running mate had contradicted him on his policy toward Pakistan.

Posted on September 29, 2008 at 08:12 PM ET | Comments (85)

Palin Tweaks Biden, Looks Forward to Debate

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took a shot at her vice presidential rival while declaring herself ready to face Sen. Joe Biden in the debate Thursday night.

Posted on September 29, 2008 at 12:31 PM ET | Comments (116)

Gov. Palin Gets the SNL Treatment -- Again

Tina Fey was back in the role of Gov. Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live" last night, interviewed by Amy Poehler as Katie Couric.

Posted on September 28, 2008 at 08:00 AM ET | Comments (113)

Leaders Who Met With Palin Praise Biden

They sought to show they weren't taking sides in the American election contest, going out of their way to tell reporters how much they think of Sen. Joseph Biden.

Posted on September 26, 2008 at 02:20 PM ET | Comments (49)

Conservative Columnist Turns on Palin

Kathleen Parker, after a scalding critique of Palin's readiness for high office, begs the Alaska governor to step down from the Republican ticket.

Posted on September 26, 2008 at 01:38 PM ET | Comments (153)

Questions Linger Over McCain's Role in Stalled Bailout Talks

The objective evidence is that things got worse, not better, in Washington after McCain arrived.

Posted on September 26, 2008 at 11:52 AM ET | Comments (282)

Palin Cites 'Victory' in Iraq in Couric Interview

Sarah Palin, describing the need for more troops in Afghanistan, said the United States has achieved "victory" in Iraq.

Posted on September 25, 2008 at 03:10 PM ET | Comments (47)

First Lady: Palin Lacks Foreign Policy Experience

First lady Laura Bush said today that while Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin does not have any significant foreign policy background, the GOP vice presidential candidate is "a very quick study" and can rely on Sen. John McCain.

Posted on September 24, 2008 at 06:47 PM ET | Comments (90)

Palin Calls for Action on Financial Crisis

Palin suggested the country could face another depression if Congress did not enact a bailout plan in the near future.

Posted on September 24, 2008 at 03:43 PM ET | Comments (103)

Post Poll Shows Challenge for McCain

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll shows how the crisis in the financial sector may be reshaping the presidential race.

Posted on September 24, 2008 at 07:21 AM ET | Comments (469)

Virginia Likes Palin, but Not What She Stands For

The Republican vice presidential candidate is personally popular in Virginia, but Virginians have strong disagreements with Palin on key policy questions.

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 01:13 PM ET | Comments (52)

Press Policy Shifts as Palin Greets World Leaders

McCain's campaign decided today it would not let a representative of the print media observe GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin greet foreign leaders -- then changed its mind.

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 12:04 PM ET | Comments (523)

The Media Blackout: Nearly 40 Days and Counting

Democrats are keeping track of how long it's been since the Republican presidential ticket has answered questions from the media.

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 10:00 PM ET | Comments (144)

McCain and Palin Get Their Gear on in Pa.

With Sarah Palin in a red leather jacket and American Chopper dude Paul Teutul on stage, the McCain campaign took on a born-to-be-wild vibe a rally at the courthouse square here.

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 07:25 PM ET | Comments (89)

McCain, Aides to Join Palin at Meetings with World Leaders

Seeking to bolster her foreign policy credentials, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will embark Tuesday on a dizzying series of meetings with heads of state who have traveled to New York for the opening ceremony of the United Nation's General Assembly.

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 06:02 PM ET | Comments (269)

Palin's List of Foreign-Leader Meetings Expands

The list of foreign leaders GOP vice president Sarah Palin will meet this week in New York just keeps getting longer.

Posted on September 21, 2008 at 09:26 PM ET | Comments (226)

Palin's Pay Cut as Mayor Followed by a Raise

By Juliet Eilperin On the campaign trail, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has declared...

Posted on September 19, 2008 at 06:12 PM ET | Comments (95)

Palin Disinvited from Anti-Iran Rally

Organizers of an anti-Iran rally today withdrew an invitation to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, indicating that a political dustup over the Republican vice presidential nominee's participation in the Monday event was distracting from the key goal: protesting the appearance of Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmedinejad at the United Nations.

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 07:06 PM ET | Comments (135)

Obama: McCain Flits Between Goldwater and Kucinich

Obama escalated his criticism of McCain over the economy, saying McCain can't decide what he believes.

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 06:31 PM ET | Comments (410)

Palin, Biden Clash on Taxes and Media

By Perry Bacon, Jr. AKRON,Ohio -- It's Sarah Palin vs. Joe Biden on the campaign...

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 05:15 PM ET | Comments (278)

McCain, Palin Slip into Easy Camaraderie at First Joint Town Hall

By Robert Barnes GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- "John? John?'' Sarah Palin called to John McCain....

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 09:30 PM ET | Comments (401)

Palin's Yahoo! Account Hacked

The McCain campaign condemned the invasion of privacy as some of Palin's private and business e-mails were published online.

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 06:53 PM ET | Comments (976)

Palin Camp Points Fingers After Clinton Cancels Appearance at Iran Protest with Her

Clinton advisers said that the senator did not want to turn the rally, intended to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at the United Nations, into a political circus by having the two women share the stage.

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 04:46 PM ET | Comments (188)

As Palin Joins Planned Protest Against Iran, Clinton Cancels

The Republican vice presidential candidate's scheduled appearance at a rally against the Iranian president means that New York's junior senator will not take part.

Posted on September 16, 2008 at 11:38 PM ET | Comments (130)

McCain Mocks Obama's Fundraiser with Streisand

For his part, McCain said, "Let me tell you, friends, there's no place I'd rather be than here with the hard-working men and women of Ohio.''

Posted on September 16, 2008 at 05:51 PM ET | Comments (407)

Faced with Palin, Women's Groups to Turn to Obama

Today in Washington, a number of high profile unions and groups representing millions of women joined together to throw their support to Obama.

Posted on September 16, 2008 at 04:12 PM ET | Comments (287)

Fiorina: Palin Lacks Experience to Run a Company

Top McCain adviser says Palin lacks experience to run a major company.

Posted on September 16, 2008 at 01:55 PM ET | Comments (331)

Palin 'Unlikely' to Meet With Prosecutor

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is unlikely to meet with a special prosecutor looking into whether she or other state officials improperly pushed to punish a trooper, a spokesman for John McCain's presidential campaign announced Monday.

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 10:42 PM ET | Comments (302)

Palin Talks Up "Ohio-Alaskan Connection" in Swing State

Campaign reports event raised close to $1 million

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 07:47 PM ET | Comments (136)

Palin Impersonators Strip for Their Supper

A Denver-area strip club is holding a "Sarah Palin Strip Off."

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 04:16 PM ET | Comments (53)

Biden Steps Up Criticism of McCain

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) speaks at South Lake High School in...

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 02:50 PM ET | Comments (222)

Palin Calls for Wall Street Accountability

By Juliet Eilperin GOLDEN, Colo. -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spoke briefly of the need...

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 12:30 PM ET | Comments (289)

A Day of Debating Palin's Qualifications

By Zachary A. Goldfarb Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, continued to...

Posted on September 14, 2008 at 03:11 PM ET | Comments (40)

In Anchorage, an Anti-Palin Protest

By Karl Vick ANCHORAGE -- A couple of hours after Gov. Sarah Palin returned to...

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 07:00 PM ET | Comments (512)

Palin Says Good-Bye to a Land of Many Mocha Stands

Palin gets ready to leave Alaska and head south for the remainder of the campaign.

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 03:21 PM ET | Comments (69)

Palin Camp Provides Conflicting Accounts of Iraq Visit

While in Kuwait, Palin made a stop at a border crossing with Iraq, but did not actually visit the country, according to the Boston Globe.

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 01:11 PM ET | Comments (1197)

Palin Leaves Entitlement Reform Position Unclear

By Anne E. Kornblut WASILLA, Alaska -- Gov. Sarah Palin brushed aside a question about...

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 08:42 AM ET | Comments (347)

Palin Admits Backing Earmarks

Palin admits she supported what in Washington is called an infrastructure earmark.

Posted on September 12, 2008 at 07:51 PM ET | Comments (205)

McCain Radio Spot Trumpets Stem Cell Policy Palin Opposed

By Robert Barnes Republican presidential candidate John McCain's campaign today released a radio ad that...

Posted on September 12, 2008 at 06:13 PM ET | Comments (35)

Palin Talks Up Clinton on ABC

Palin said on Friday that she thinks Obama regrets not picking Hillary Clinton as his running mate.

Posted on September 12, 2008 at 05:48 PM ET | Comments (160)

Palin Denies Denying Human Role in Global Warming

Palin say she hasn't denied humans' role in global warming, despite previous remarks.

Posted on September 12, 2008 at 04:34 PM ET | Comments (360)

The Return of Jane Swift

The former acting Mass. governor returns to the political scene as a defender of Sarah Palin.

Posted on September 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM ET | Comments (20)

Biden Releases His Tax Returns

Sen. Joseph Biden released 10 years of his tax returns this morning.

Posted on September 12, 2008 at 11:35 AM ET | Comments (29)

Campaign Cease-Fire at an End

With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks over, the campaigns of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama went back to war this morning.

Posted on September 12, 2008 at 07:26 AM ET | Comments (22)

Palin Endorses Idea McCain Called "Naive"

Comments on cross-border raids come in ABC interview.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 10:11 PM ET | Comments (216)

War with Russia? Palin Talks Foreign Policy with ABC

The Ukraine and Georgia should join NATO, even at the risk of antagonizing Russia and forcing the United States into a war with the nuclear-armed nation, said Palin.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 06:31 PM ET | Comments (1190)

Misunderestimating McCain

Has Barack Obama underestimated John McCain?

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 02:28 PM ET | Comments (500)

Huckabee Calls on McCain-Palin to Return to Issues-Based Campaigning

"Let's shift back to the issues," writes the former Arkansas governor in a letter to supporters.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 09:19 AM ET | Comments (94)

A Warm Welcome for Palin in Alaska

Nearly two weeks after being whisked away as John McCain's surprise running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin stepped off the plane in Fairbanks on Wednesday night to a hero's welcome.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 07:42 AM ET | Comments (105)

Palin Code Name: 'Denali'

Palin's Secret Service code name is the same as an Alaskan wildlife preserve.

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 06:34 PM ET | Comments (65)

Thanks to McCain-Palin 'Click,' Joint Travel Ahead

Campaign strategists are "seriously considering" the unusual move of keeping Palin and McCain together on the road going forward.

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 06:28 PM ET | Comments (156)

Poll: Palin 'Gets' It

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Posted on September 10, 2008 at 03:45 PM ET | Comments (253)

McCain-Palin Campaign in Fairfax

The Republican presidential ticket holds its largest campaign rally ever at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax. The Post's Michael D. Shear reports. Video by Ed O'Keefe / washingtonpost.com

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 03:02 PM ET | Comments (37)

The Politics of Polarization

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) listens as his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah...

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 02:52 PM ET | Comments (544)

Palin Weighed Down by Baggage

By Anne E. Kornblut She may have traveled to Dulles International Airport in style --...

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 02:02 PM ET | Comments (68)

Palin Questioned Legislators' Per Diems

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin charged taxpayers a per diem for her meals and incidental expenses as governor but opposed a similar perk for state legislators.

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 01:49 PM ET | Comments (26)

Biden's Debate Prep Partner: Gov. Granholm

Jennifer Granholm will help Joseph Biden prepare for the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate.

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 01:40 PM ET | Comments (47)

Obama Talks Lipstick and McCain

Obama says the McCain campaign's assault on his "lipstick on a pig" comments amount to a "phony and foolish" diversion.

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 11:23 AM ET | Comments (868)

Palin Defends 'Bridge to Nowhere' Claims

Her contention that she opposed the bridge -- a central part of her claim to be a political maverick -- is under withering fire from Democrats.

Posted on September 9, 2008 at 01:00 PM ET | Comments (368)

Ohio Crowd Says 'No Pit Bull!'

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) poses for a picture during a campaign stop in Dayton, Ohio,...

Posted on September 9, 2008 at 11:15 AM ET | Comments (147)

Palin Pop Quiz

Patty Smith, left, and Helen Martin listen as Republican presidential candidate Sen., John McCain, R-Ariz.,...

Posted on September 9, 2008 at 08:47 AM ET | Comments (331)

Stevens: No 'Bridge to Nowhere' Advocacy by Palin

Stevens told reporters today that Palin was never a supporter of the project.

Posted on September 8, 2008 at 07:09 PM ET | Comments (259)

Bush Praises Palin Selection on Fox

By Michael Abramowitz Count President Bush as yet another Republican who thinks John McCain made...

Posted on September 8, 2008 at 01:46 PM ET | Comments (138)

Claiming the 'Maverick' Brand

John McCain tried to reclaim the "maverick" label, but his record is not as clear as the ad suggests.

Posted on September 8, 2008 at 10:16 AM ET | Comments (153)

Cheney Supports McCain-Palin Ticket

Vice President Cheney loved Sarah Palin's convention speech and says she's up to the job.

Posted on September 8, 2008 at 08:34 AM ET | Comments (172)

Palin Plans Interview With ABC Next Week

By Anne E. Kornblut Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has agreed to her first interview since...

Posted on September 7, 2008 at 04:38 PM ET | Comments (387)

Playing Politics -- With Oprah?

Oprah Winfrey denies report that her staff was divided over having Sarah Palin as a guest on her show.

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 06:00 PM ET | Comments (173)

Plane Not Sold on eBay

Palin didn't sell Alaska governor's plane on eBay, but through a broker -- and at a loss.

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 04:15 PM ET | Comments (415)

Sarah Palin: Good for the Jews?

Palin pick riles Jewish observers.

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 01:32 PM ET | Comments (72)

No Direct Attack from Clinton on Palin -- Yet

Clinton has been exceptionally quiet since the selection of just the second female vice presidential nominee in history.

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 11:10 PM ET | Comments (212)

Did Palin Borrow 'Lipstick' Schtick?

By Mary Ann Akers Sarah Palin's now famous "lipstick" joke from her acceptance speech Wednesday...

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 07:16 PM ET | Comments (39)

About Those Community Organizing Years...

Palin seeks to paint a biographical equivalence where there is none.

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 04:04 PM ET | Comments (369)

Obama Adviser: Palin a 'Skilled Politician'

David Axelrod says Sarah Palin would fit in very well in Washington.

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 11:38 AM ET | Comments (187)

Biden Acknowledges Palin's 'Great Night'

Sen. Joe Biden praised his rival Sarah Palin for "a great night" but criticized her for not focusing on such key issues as health care and the economy.

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 09:26 AM ET | Comments (408)

Palin Wows Convention Watchers Back Home

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Posted on September 4, 2008 at 01:45 AM ET | Comments (29)

Women React to Palin Speech

Reactions to Palin speech from women around the country.

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 12:29 AM ET | Comments (496)

Biden's Vote Total? Higher Than Palin's

By Juliet Eilperin ST. PAUL -- Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got a big laugh...

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 10:54 PM ET | Comments (145)

Inside the Convention Hall for Palin

Live reports from inside the convention hall.

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 10:39 PM ET | Comments (49)

Ticket is Good, Says Dole, but That Crossword Puzzle...

Praises McCain-Palin ticket but has concerns about Post crossword puzzle.

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 09:23 PM ET | Comments (3)

Oh Baby! The Spears-Palin Connection

Jamie Lynn Spears sends Bristol Palin gift of burp cloths.

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 08:48 PM ET | Comments (98)

McCain Aide Rips Tabloid Report

John McCain's top strategist today denounced a report in the National Enquirer, hours after it was published, as "disgraceful."

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 05:58 PM ET | Comments (235)

McCain Ad Contrasts Palin and Obama

By Ed O'Keefe ST. PAUL -- In a conversation with Washington Post reporters, editors...

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 02:32 PM ET | Comments (51)

The McCain-Palin Bunch Greet McCain at Airport

Not only were Cindy McCain and all seven McCain children waiting at the bottom of the stairs, so was the family of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her intended new son-in-law.

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 01:43 PM ET | Comments (38)

McCain Camp Introduces Palin in Video

The McCain campaign is hoping to define the vice presidential nominee in the minds of its supporters.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 07:04 PM ET | Comments (51)

Palin Slashed Funding for Teen Moms

Palin used her line-item veto to reduce funding for a program to aid teenage mothers.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 06:35 PM ET | Comments (965)

Palin Scrubbing Turns Up an Undeclared Car Wash

Sarah Palin used to be part-owner of an Alaska car wash.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 04:48 PM ET | Comments (206)

Biden Eschews Negative Palin Talk

Joe Biden appears eager to stay away from Palin controversies.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 04:17 PM ET | Comments (73)

Palin Asks for Prayers That War Be "Task That Is From God"

Palin gave free-form commencement address in June to students at the Wasilla Assembly of God.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 03:57 PM ET | Comments (69)

McCain Touts Confidence in Palin Pick

Sen. John McCain is going out of his way today to express confidence in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 03:42 PM ET | Comments (203)

McCain: Palin Vetting Was "Thorough"

McCain weighs in briefly on the question of whether his running mate pick was adequately vetted.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 11:44 AM ET | Comments (383)

Washington Sketch: The Storm and the Stork

Dana sketches Day 1 of the RNC.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 11:02 AM ET | Comments (2)

Palin Emphasizes Reform While Quiet on Obama

McCain and Palin are campaigning as mavericks on a change platform.

Posted on September 1, 2008 at 07:46 PM ET | Comments (85)

Obama Tells Press to "Back Off" on Palin

"I think people's families are off limits," Obama declared.

Posted on September 1, 2008 at 02:57 PM ET | Comments (268)

Palin Was a Director of Embattled Sen. Stevens's 527 Group

Palin's name is listed on 2003 incorporation papers of the "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.," a group that could raise unlimited funds from corporate donors.

Posted on September 1, 2008 at 01:26 PM ET | Comments (214)

Palins Issue Statement on Daughter's Pregnancy

Bristol Palin is reportedly five months pregnant.

Posted on September 1, 2008 at 12:26 PM ET | Comments (46)

Palin's Sojourn as a Sportscaster

Online freelancers dig up video and facts about Sarah Palin.

Posted on August 31, 2008 at 11:21 AM ET | Comments (111)

McCain Gets $7 Million Bounce from Palin Pick

The flood of money comes just before McCain enters the public financing system.

Posted on August 30, 2008 at 02:55 PM ET | Comments (448)

Palin Thanks Her Online Supporters as Interest Grows

Palin's online backers are thrilled by her selection as McCain's running mate.

Posted on August 30, 2008 at 12:20 PM ET | Comments (158)

Palin Ads Showcase Family, Conservative Values

political ads from her 2006 gubernatorial campaign reveal a folksy style that emphasized her youth and accomplishments as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

Posted on August 30, 2008 at 11:15 AM ET | Comments (101)

Evangelicals Heap Praise on Palin

The choice of Palin excites evangelicals and conservative religious leaders.

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 06:44 PM ET | Comments (82)

Palin Not Convinced on Global Warming

Palin once cautioned against "overreaction" to global warming concerns.

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 06:18 PM ET | Comments (82)

Obama Calls Palin

Barack Obama calls to wish Palin good luck.

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 06:10 PM ET | Comments (97)

Bush Praises McCain's 'Exciting Decision'

President calls her "a proven reformer" and "champion of accountability in government."

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 02:38 PM ET | Comments (64)

Looking to Wikipedia

Obama campaign was surprised by choice of Palin.

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 02:34 PM ET | Comments (22)

Palin Selection Surprised Her Staff, Too

Palin spokesman learned of decision only this morning.

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 02:09 PM ET | Comments (125)

McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

Republican presumptive presidential nominee John McCain announces that he has chosen first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 02:01 PM ET | Comments (25)

Ha! Say the Online Hillary Supporters

By Krissah Williams Thompson The HillBloggers -- stalwart online supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton --...

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 12:50 PM ET | Comments (1025)

McCain Picks Palin

John McCain has selected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate.

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 10:55 AM ET | Comments (49)

 

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