Political Capital

Posts tagged: Al Gore

Franklin D. Roosevelt, James Farley, and Charles Richard Crane in Warm Springs, Georgia, on Dec. 7, 1931.

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Franklin D. Roosevelt, James Farley, and Charles Richard Crane in Warm Springs, Georgia, on Dec. 7, 1931.

Obama No Jim Farley: Nader

Barack Obama is no Jim Farley. That’s Ralph Nader’s conclusion, in a letter to the president which also accuses Obama of demonstrating “impaired moral authority.” The longtime consumer advocate’s complaints run to the nation’s supply of weaponry to Israel, which...

Read more »

Plaintiff attorneys David Boies, left, and Ted Olson talk to the media after oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Photograph by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Plaintiff attorneys David Boies, left, and Ted Olson talk to the media after oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Boies, Olson: The HBO Documentary

“The Case Against 8,” HBO’s new documentary, features a political “bromance” with a bipartisan twist. One odd couple, attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson, stand on opposite sides of the political aisle, and were adversaries in Bush v. Gore in 2000....

Read more »


President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

`Obvious’ Reasons for Biden Not to Run? — Count Them

Vice President Joe Biden may see “no obvious reason” for not seeking the top job at the White House, as he told CNN, yet across the country one imagines millions of Democrats screaming back at their TV sets: “Hillary Clinton.” There are...

Read more »

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

Photograph by Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

Keystone’s Inconvenient Truths: Alberta Meets Al Gore at Davos

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she’ll try to dispel some “myths” about the oil sands during a panel discussion at Davos with Vice President Al Gore, who once called the Keystone XL pipeline the Canadian province is seeking “an atrocity.”...

Read more »

Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Photograph by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Climate Change Real Issue for Republican Mayor if Not House

On the day the Republican-led Congress held a hearing to cast doubt on the connections between freak storms and climate change, a Republican mayor from Indiana sat down for lunch in Washington and offered a quite different assessment. “Everybody sees...

Read more »


Vice President Joe Biden during a joint-statement with Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer at the Itamaraty palace in Brasilia, on May 31, 2013.

Photograph by Eraldo Peres/AP Photo

Vice President Joe Biden during a joint-statement with Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer at the Itamaraty palace in Brasilia, on May 31, 2013.

Biden: Blistering Cruz, Paul — Wondering if Gore Has a Job for Him

A couple of vice presidents past and present showed up last night at a Washington fundraiser. The sitting VP, Joe Biden, a veteran of three-plus decades in the U.S. Senate, had some rough words for a couple of first-term Republican...

Read more »

A reflection of the Department of Homeland Security logo on the glasses of a cyber security analyst.

Photograph by Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo

A reflection of the Department of Homeland Security logo on the glasses of a cyber security analyst.

NSA Surveillance: Assange, Gore, Clapper Collide

Reaction to the government’s sweeping surveillance of the private communications of millions of Americans is, well, all over the map. Look at Alec Baldwin, the actor and often outspoken critic of government excess during President George W. Bush’s reign: “I...

Read more »

Morning Joe's host Joe Scarborough, center, shares a laugh with show guests in Boca Raton.

Photograph by Brynn Anderson/The Palm Beach Post/Zuma Press

Morning Joe's host Joe Scarborough, center, shares a laugh with show guests in Boca Raton.

Joe Scarborough: ‘Loser’

Joe Scarborough is a lot of things. He is a former Republican congressman from Florida’s far-West, far-right Panhandle. He is a successful co-host of the most popular morning program on cable news, “Morning Joe.” He’s a doting father and passable...

Read more »