Stories by Steve Benen

Steve Benen is "blogger in chief" of the popular Washington Monthly online blog, Political Animal. His background includes publishing The Carpetbagger Report, and writing for a variety of publications, including Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect, the Huffington Post, and The Guardian. He has also appeared on NPR's "Talk of the Nation," MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," Air America Radio's "Sam Seder Show," and XM Radio's "POTUS '08." subscribe to Steve Benen's feed

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

This is how they play the refs.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

'McCain received a grade of D from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and a 20 percent vote rating from the Disabled Veterans of America.'

Posted on: Jul 23, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

The Washington Post <i>still</i> doesn't believe Maliki, Iraqi officials.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

What's next for the man with the supposed foreign policy experience? A comprehensive approach towards Narnia?

Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

James Dobson reconsiders the ‘circumstances,’ goes back on his word and warms up to McCain.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

A round-up of religious news.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

A quick rundown about whats happening on the campaign trail.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

"I do ask for your trust," McCain says to Latino audience ... right before lying to everyone in the room.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

McSame: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford can't name a single thing McCain would do differently.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

The former Fox News talker succumbed to cancer.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

Got that, whiners?

Posted on: Jul 1, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

Like Bush's plan, only more constitutional...

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

Or, so Cheney's chief of staff seems to think.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

Bush's Brain transplanted to McSame.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

The Army is violating its own code to stay neutral in US politics.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

Which candidate has the better plan for you and the country?

Posted on: Jun 11, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

The Senator lays bare his real thoughts on continuing the war.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

Lieberman slinks further away from his old party.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

Are evangelicals Obama's version of Reagan Democrats?

Posted on: Jun 6, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report

Unemployment jumped to 5.5 percent in May.

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