When progressive activists are working in concert and the right is forming a circular firing squad, you know it's a new dayThe Left uniting to support Obama agenda Mar 15, 2009
Indiana -- I can't believe we're sitting here 30 days before an election talking about Indiana, a potential tossup state? Or North Carolina and Virginia? Barack Obama would be the first non-Southerner from our party to carry a Southern state since (John F. Kennedy), before I was born, before Barack was bornStrategists chart final weeks of campaign Oct 05, 2008
Stroke of a pen, law of the land, kind of coolOutside View: Bush continues E.O. abuse Sep 16, 2003
The Bush Justice Department announced last week that Barbara Comstock will be its new Director of Public Affairs ... Now Ms. Comstock has no experience in terrorism, no experience in law enforcement, but lots of experience in political mud slingingUPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 2, 2001 Jan 02, 2002
The events of Dec. 12, 2000, have been partially eclipsed by the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. But '12-12' has tremendous bearing on '9-11'UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 5, 2001 Dec 05, 2001
Paul Edward Begala (born May 12, 1961) is a Democratic political consultant, a political commentator, a former advisor to President Bill Clinton. He gained national prominence as half of the political consulting team Carville and Begala. Until June 2005, Begala was a co-host of CNN's political debate program, Crossfire. He is Research Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. Currently, he is teaching at the University of Georgia School of Law as a Sanders Political Leadership Scholar.
Begala was born in New Jersey to a Hungarian American father and an Irish American mother. He was raised in Missouri City, Texas, where his father was an oil-field equipment salesman. Begala is married to Diane Friday, with whom he has four sons. He is a practicing Catholic.
Begala graduated from John Foster Dulles High School (Sugar Land, Texas)in 1979. He earned both his B.A. and Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught briefly before going to work for Bill Clinton. While at the University of Texas, Begala was a candidate for student government president. However, he finished second to a write-in campaign for Hank the Hallucination, a character from the campus comic strip "Eyebeam". Following his loss, Begala wrote a tongue-in-cheek complaint for the Daily Texan, arguing "I cannot help but feel Hank's platform is illusory at best... I must say that the candidate himself lacks substance." Begala was declared the human winner, following a ruling that imaginary characters could not hold the position.