Chester James Carville Jr. is an American political commentator and media personality who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the presidential campaign of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. Carville was a co-host of CNNs Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005, since its cancellation, he has appeared on CNNs news program The Situation Room. As of 2009, he hosts a program on XM Radio titled 60/20 Sports with Luke Russert. He is married to Libertarian political consultant Mary Matalin, in 2009, he began teaching political science at Tulane University. In 2014, Carville joined Fox News Channel as a contributor, the town of Carville was named after his paternal grandfather, Louis Arthur Carville, the postmaster. Carville attended Ascension Catholic High School in Donaldsonville, Louisiana and he was born in Ireland in 1847 and his father, Alexander Carville, in 1810. He received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Louisiana State University, during his undergraduate years at LSU, Carville was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
Carville spent two years serving in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Corporal, before entering politics, Carville worked as a litigator at a Baton Rouge law firm from 1973 to 1979. Carville was trained in consulting by Gus Weill, who in 1958 had opened the first advertising firm which specialized in political campaigns in the capital in Baton Rouge. It was during Woffords campaign that the its the economy, stupid strategy used by Bill Clinton in 1992 was first implemented, in 1992, Carville helped lead Bill Clinton to a win against George H. W. Bush in the presidential election. In 1993, Carville was honored as Campaign District Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants and his role in the Clinton campaign was documented in the feature-length Academy Award-nominated film The War Room. After 1992 Carville stopped working on campaigns, stating that he would bring unneeded publicity. In 2002, Carville helped Bolivian Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada win the presidency in Bolivia and this was portrayed in the documentary Our Brand Is Crisis.
In 2004, he was brought in for last-minute consulting on John Kerrys presidential campaign, in 2005, Carville taught a semester of the course Topics in American Politics at Northern Virginia Community College. In 2006, Carville switched gears from politics to sports and became a host on a show called 60/20 Sports on XM Satellite Radio with Luke Russert. The show is a look at the culture of sports based on the ages of the two hosts. In late November 2006, Carville proposed a truce of sorts, Carville is the executive producer of the 2006 film All the Kings Men, starring Sean Penn and Anthony Hopkins, which is loosely based on the life of Louisiana Governor Huey Long
George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, social critic and author. Carlin was noted for his comedy and thoughts on politics, the English language, religion. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians, in 2004, Carlin was placed second on the Comedy Central list of Top 10 Comedians of US Audiences compiled for an April 2004 special. The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977, from the late 1980s, Carlins routines focused on sociocultural criticism of American society. He often commented on political issues in the United States. He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era and his final HBO special, Its Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death. In 2008, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him second on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time, Carlin was born in the Manhattan borough of New York City.
He was the son of The Suns advertising manager Patrick John Carlin, an immigrant from County Donegal in Ireland, and secretary Mary Carlin. While he came from a Catholic family, Carlin rejected religion and his parents separated when he was 2 months old because of his fathers alcoholism. Mary subsequently raised George and his brother, Patrick Jr. on her own. His maternal grandfather, Dennis Bearey, was an Irish immigrant who worked as a New York City policeman, One immigrant grandmothers maiden name once was OGrady, he recalled, but it changed to Grady before she reached America. Theyd dropped the O in the ocean on the way here and he would name his character OGrady on The George Carlin Show as an act of homage. Carlin said that he picked up an appreciation for the use of the English language from his mother, with whom he had a difficult relationship. He grew up on West 121st Street, in a neighborhood of Manhattan he said he and his friends called White Harlem and he attended Corpus Christi School, a Roman Catholic parish school of the Corpus Christi Church, in Morningside Heights.
After three semesters, Carlin was thrown out of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx at age 15 and he briefly attended Bishop Dubois High School in Harlem and the Salesian High School in Goshen, New York. He spent many summers at Camp Notre Dame on Spofford Lake in Spofford and he regularly won the camps drama award, and specified that after his death a portion of his ashes be spread at the lake. Carlin joined the United States Air Force when he was old enough and he was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana
Michael Barone (pundit)
Michael D. Barone is an American conservative political analyst and journalist. He is known for being the author of The Almanac of American Politics, a reference work concerning US governors and federal politicians. The Almanac has been called definitive and essential for anyone writing seriously about campaigns, Barone is a regular commentator on United States elections and political trends for the Fox News Channel. In April 2009, Barone joined the Washington Examiner, leaving his position of 18 years at US News and he is based at the American Enterprise Institute as a resident fellow. Barone was born in Highland Park, the son of Alice Katherine and Charles Gerald Jerry Barone, MD and his father was of Italian descent and his mother of Irish descent. He graduated from Cranbrook School in 1962, three ahead of 1965 graduate Mitt Romney. He received a degree from Harvard University in 1966 and a law degree from Yale Law School in 1969. Although he has been conservative as an adult, in the 1960s he worked as an intern for Jerome Cavanagh and he was a supporter of George McGovern in 1972.
In 1975 Barone married Joan Shorenstein and she died at age 38 in 1985 after a 10-year battle with cancer. Barone is a Senior Political Analyst for the free Washington Examiner and his column is nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate. He is a frequent contributor during Fox News Channels election coverage and his political views are generally conservative. Barone has said he is not a believer, although he is sympathetic to. His commentary has been concerned with the topic of immigration, perhaps partly as a result of being a descendant of Italian immigrants, Barone takes an optimistic view of contemporary immigration into the US. Washington, 1974–81 Law clerk to Judge Wade H. McCree and he wrote in the Washington Examiner that the results would be Romney 315, Obama 223. But he could drop Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election, Obama won both states, the final tally was Obama 332, Romney 206. Here are some of his mistakes, Florida – The biggest target state has trended Romney since the Denver debate.
I don’t see any segment of the electorate favoring Obama more than in 2008, ohio – any polls anticipate a more Democratic electorate than in 2008. Early voting tells another story, and so does the registration decline in Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County, in 2004, intensity among rural, small-town, and evangelical voters, undetected by political reporters who don’t mix in such circles, produced a narrow Bush victory
Robert Gilliland Bob Beckel is an American political analyst and pundit, and a former political operative. He is currently an analyst and commentator on Fox News Channel and he had previously been a commentator on the Fox News Channel, where he co-hosted The Five until he was released in 2015 after being absent for several months while recovering from back surgery. After departing Fox News in 2015, Beckel became a commentator for CNN, on January 16,2017, he returned to Fox News as a co-host of The Five. Beckel was born in New York City and grew up in Lyme and he is the son of Cambridge Graham Beckel, Jr. and Ellen Gilliland Beckel. He is the brother of actor Graham Beckel. Beckel has a BA from Wagner College in Staten Island, while in college, he played football and worked for Robert F. Kennedys presidential campaign in 1968. After college, Beckel served in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1971 to 1972, in that role he helped to shepherd the Panama Canal Treaty through Congress to ratification.
The following year was appointed assistant to the president for legislative affairs, working on ratification of Salt II. Beckel was the manager for Walter Mondales 1984 presidential campaign. During that campaign he became known as the man who effectively wrapped the Wendys slogan Wheres the beef, around Gary Hart, Mondales opponent for the Democratic nomination. In late 1984 he formed the consulting firm Bob Beckel & Associates, or BBA, in 2002 Beckel managed the campaign of Alan Blinken, the Democratic nominee for United States Senate in Idaho, until he resigned after being targeted for extortion by a prostitute. In 2010, he made an appearance as himself on the Season 8 premiere of TV series 24 in a mock debate with fellow Fox News Analyst Monica Crowley. In 2011 Beckel joined Fox News as a co-host of The Five and co-hosted some 708 episodes, until June 2015, a Fox spokesman said, We couldnt hold The Five hostage to one mans personal issues. Beckel, whose last appearance on the show was in February 2015, had been absent while recovering from back surgery, on January 16,2017, Beckel rejoined The Five as co-host.
In October 2015, Beckel was hired by CNN to offer commentary on the 2016 election, in October 2016, after an audio tape emerged of Donald Trump making crude remarks about women, Beckel said, Only one thing to say, this race is O-V-E-R. Tomorrow morning the money will dry up, the Republicans will start to hide, Trump has no place to go, everything I know about presidential politics, and Ive been through five of them, Ive never seen one like this. This race is over, you might as well accept it, from 2005 until the end of 2015, Beckel was a columnist for USA Today, where he wrote articles with friend and political opposite Cal Thomas in the style of point–counterpoint. In 1992, Beckel married Leland Ingham and they had two children from the marriage and divorced in 2002
Tammy K. Bruce is an American radio host and political commentator. She is a contributor to Fox News Channel, and writes material for the Fox Forum blog. In 2003, Bruce was appointed to serve on Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggers Transition Team after his recall election against Gray Davis. She holds a degree in political science from the University of Southern California and is currently a PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University. Bruce collaborated with Los Angeles professional women to one of the first ad hoc independent pro-choice activist groups. The groups early feminist activism began in 1987 and this group confronted anti-abortion group protesters, and helped develop a strategy to stop Operation Rescue from successfully blocking the entrance to abortion clinics. During the years 1987–1990 she participated in the Los Angeles chapter of the AIDS activist group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, for seven years, Bruce served as president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women.
Bruce served two years on NOWs board of directors, but criticized the organization in one of her books, in 1996, the NOW Executive Board voted nearly unanimously to censure Bruce for what it claimed were racially insensitive comments during the O. J. Simpson murder trial. In May 1996, Bruce resigned as president of Los Angeles NOW, Bruce claimed that the censure was due to her focus on domestic violence, as opposed to defense attorney Johnnie Cochrans racial issues trial argument. Since then, Bruce has written about the dispute in her critique on what she sees as the failings of NOW, and she has said that the feminist establishment in the U. S. has abandoned authentic feminism. Instead, she advocates a Feminism that honors all responsible choices, including becoming a wife, in 2014, Bruce created a short video for the educational website Prager University in which she summarizes her criticisms of the contemporary feminist movement. The video is titled Feminism 2.0 In 2004, Bruce argued that gay Americans were not uniformly supportive of marriage.
She described civil unions as an alternative providing equal rights, Bruce hosted a national radio program on Talk Radio Network through much of the 2000s. She returned to TRN in 2012 as a guest host following the cancellation of The Laura Ingraham Show, in her book The Death of Right and Wrong, Tammy Bruce writes of her involvement with Brenda Benet, who killed herself in a home she had shared with Bruce. They were romantically involved for a time after Benet left her husband, Bruce had moved out two weeks prior to Benets suicide. On the day of the suicide, Bruce thought that she would meet Benet for lunch, according to Bruce, Benet was locked inside the bathroom of her home when she arrived. She sensed something was wrong and went to get help, but once Bruce stepped outside, the book Soap Opera Babylon said that Benet was involved with a male costar on Days of Our Lives just prior to her death. In a 2006 interview with C-SPAN, Bruce stated she was bisexual
Floyd Gregory Brown is an American author and media commentator. He is currently CEO of USA Radio Network, Brown founded the website WesternJournalism. com in 2008, and it has grown to become one of the largest multiblogs covering political and cultural news in America. Brown in his career worked as a political consultant and conducted opposition research for political campaigns. Brown is noteworthy for founding Citizens United in 1988 and for his introduction of the Willie Horton television ad during the Bush-Dukakis presidential race. The son of a worker, and the grandson of a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. He graduated from Olympia High School in Olympia, Washington in 1979 and he holds a bachelors degree in economics. He was appointed to, but chose to leave, the United States Military Academy at West Point, Brown credits meeting Ronald Reagan at a Masonic Temple in 1976 for sparking his interest in public service when he was fifteen years old. He is married to NYT Bestselling author Mary Beth Brown, author of The Faith of Ronald Reagan, in 1992, Brown was quoted in the Washington Times, I have a sense of what connects with people like me.
Were not neo-conservatives or former liberals, were just old-fashioned, blue-collar social conservatives. These are people who couldnt care less about politics, want to be alone by government. You win elections by cultivating people like me, in 1988 Brown founded Citizens United. The anti-Dukakis effort produced the famous “Willie Horton” commercial and Citizens United worked on behalf of the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. S. Supreme Court in 1987 and rejected by the Senate, Republican Party He is active in the Republican Party and was a delegate to both the 2000 and 1996 National conventions. In 1996 he served on the Republican National Convention Platform Committee and he has been an advisor and consultant to the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush, Bob Dole and Steve Forbes for President campaigns. He was Midwest Regional Director of the Dole for President campaign in 1988, managing campaigns in Iowa, South Dakota, in 2016 he served on the National Finance Committee of Mike Huckabees presidential campaign.
Federal Election Commission Complaint In 1992, Brown headed up the Presidential Victory Committee, in March of that year the Bush campaign sought to halt the committees efforts to raise money. Bobby Burchfield, acting as Bush campaign counsel, wrote to Brown, the president strongly disapproves of this misleading use of his name and reputation. CBS Evening News reported that Floyd Brown harassed the family of Susann Coleman, Coleman had committed suicide, and Brown was attempting to investigate a rumor that she had had an affair with Clinton