October 26th, 2012
11:37 PM ET

Raw Politics:Voter enthusiasm key to turnout

No Republican has won the White House without Ohio, so voter enthusiasm is key. James Carville and Mary Matalin discuss.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • James Carville • Mary Matalin • Raw Politics
September 21st, 2012
11:08 PM ET

Carville: Best day Romney's had all month

Mary Matalin and James Carville debate the timing of Mitt Romney's 2011 tax return release. Documents show the presidential candidate made $13.7 million last year and paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes, giving him an effective tax rate of 14.1%.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • James Carville • Mary Matalin • Mitt Romney • Taxes
August 31st, 2012
01:30 AM ET

Romney accepts the Republican nomination for president

Immediate reactions to Mitt Romney's RNC speech and the overall Republican convention from CNN's political team.

July 31st, 2012
09:37 PM ET

Matalin: Romney looks presidential overseas

James Carville and Mary Matalin debate how the Republican candidate's trip abroad will shape his image

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Filed under: 2012 Election • James Carville • Mary Matalin • Mitt Romney
September 20th, 2011
10:54 PM ET

Video: Perry and Israel

Editor's Note: GOP presidential front-runner Rick Perry blasts President Obama's stance on Israel. James Carville and Eric Erickson debate.

Filed under: James Carville • Raw Politics
August 5th, 2010
06:39 PM ET

Opinion: Obama played his cards right on BP

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Editor's note: The opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of CNN political contributor James Carville. Carville was chief strategist for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign and is a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana.

James Carville
CNN Political Contributor

My mother, Ms. Nippy Carville, was a woman of many talents. Two in particular stand out. She was a superb cook (the author of a successful cookbook), and she was an excellent bridge player.

She always cautioned me that it was important that one "review the bidding" before the play. Now that it's becoming apparent that the efforts to cap the well at Deepwater Horizon are going to be successful, we should pause and pay homage to Ms. Nippy's advice by reviewing the bidding.

Any fair assessment would have to conclude that in spite of some people's criticism of the early response, (and by "some people" I mean Ms. Nippy's firstborn son James), one also must give credit to a much improved and vigorous response to the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf.

So, let's review the bidding: First, the decision to keep the unflappable retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen in place as national incident commander, in spite of considerable opposition from some local politicians, has proven to be wise.

Second, when Attorney General Eric Holder announced a criminal investigation into the BP disaster, it was a demonstration that the Obama administration meant business in dealing with this catastrophe.

Third, the establishment of the $20 billion restitution fund administered by Ken Feinberg was the ultimate statement of the seriousness with which this situation was being addressed by the administration.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Gulf Oil Spill • James Carville • Opinion
June 14th, 2010
04:37 PM ET

Louisiana demands justice, not charity

James Carville
CNN Contributor

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Henry Ford once described history as "one damned thing after another." And he didn't even live in Louisiana.

Much has been made of my "outburst" toward the Obama administration on May 26, with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America," when I exclaimed, "Man, you got to get down here and take control of this! Put somebody in charge of this thing and get this moving. We're about to die down here!"

But those emotions had been percolating below the surface like the crude that threatens our way of life today.

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