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December 20, 1996
Re "Carville Resumes Campaign Against Starr," Dec. 11: James Carville, Clinton's hatchet man, should take a real good look in the mirror. He's on a wild public campaign accusing Kenneth Starr of being a prosecutor with a prejudiced venue because: 1) He's a Republican, 2) sat with Pat Robertson and 3) represented the tobacco industry. If memory serves me right, how about Carville's credentials: 1) He's a Democrat, 2) is a political mover who gets paid to create plans to promote Democratic views, and to trash anything that smells Republican and 3)
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February 6, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
The ragin' Cajun is back.  A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday. “James' successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine , executive vice president of programming at Fox News. ”We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Carville, a Louisiana native who rose to prominence as a key player in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, spent 11 years at CNN before he parted ways with the network in a major  shake-up in early 2013, just days after the arrival of its new president, Jeff Zucker . (Carville's wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, also left at the same time, as did conservative pundit Erick Erickson.)
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February 6, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
The ragin' Cajun is back.  A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday. “James' successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine , executive vice president of programming at Fox News. ”We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Carville, a Louisiana native who rose to prominence as a key player in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, spent 11 years at CNN before he parted ways with the network in a major  shake-up in early 2013, just days after the arrival of its new president, Jeff Zucker . (Carville's wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, also left at the same time, as did conservative pundit Erick Erickson.)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
When you're aiming for an Emmy award nomination, sometimes you have to pull out the big gun to make an impression. "Portlandia," IFC's acclaimed quirky comedy that pokes gentle fun at Portland, Ore., and its offbeat residents, has done just that as it launches its campaign to nab an Emmy award. The big gun: political strategist James Carville. In an "IFC Campaign Headquarters" video that's posted on the network's website, Carville tells Emmy voters that they're going to get a campaign kit from "Portlandia" with all sorts of "goodies like bumper stickers and buttons.
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May 30, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
When you're aiming for an Emmy award nomination, sometimes you have to pull out the big gun to make an impression. "Portlandia," IFC's acclaimed quirky comedy that pokes gentle fun at Portland, Ore., and its offbeat residents, has done just that as it launches its campaign to nab an Emmy award. The big gun: political strategist James Carville. In an "IFC Campaign Headquarters" video that's posted on the network's website, Carville tells Emmy voters that they're going to get a campaign kit from "Portlandia" with all sorts of "goodies like bumper stickers and buttons.
NEWS
December 3, 1991 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Carville and Paul Begala are tossing around some harpoons they'd like to aim at George Bush in 1992. Carville waves his arms in big circles, his voice gets louder, his Southern accent more pronounced as the fantasy of the television commercial grows: "I can see a big flame--a red flare in the sky over the capital--with a voice saying: 'Why, what's that?
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October 12, 2000 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These days, James Carville is such a famous personality that he appears in advertisements that have nothing to do with politics. The architect of Bill Clinton's 1992 election victory has not only risen to the height of his profession, he has transformed an industry that used to keep its political consultants shuttered in back rooms. Carville is a true American character, a political genius and a natural entertainer.
NEWS
November 21, 1993 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deposition that offers an eerie window on modern American politics, Republican political consultant Edward J. Rollins has sworn that "psychological warfare" with another political consultant led him to "fabricate" a story of paying to suppress black voter turnout in the New Jersey governor's race. But he admitted that he did discuss such an effort in general terms with a campaign aide, although he has no idea if it was carried out.
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September 18, 1994 | Robert Sherrill, Robert Sherrill is the author of "Gothic Politics in the Deep South."
A clever title. After all, you couldn't have a more exciting come-on than love and war. But as one who believes products should be completely accurate in their listing of ingredients, I feel obliged to point out that this book's love affair was displayed mostly in phone calls of the most unimpassioned sort. And while the presidential campaign of 1992 could certainly be called a political war, the account of it here is anecdotal in a rather frothy fashion. Yes, it's fun, but it amounts to little more than the kind of barrel-of-beer bull session that front-line veterans of any war are likely to have when they get together.
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February 25, 1996 | John Balzar
"It's not too surprising that the Wall Street types overwhelmingly support the Republican party. Hell, everyone knows the Republicans are better for the economy. Actually, they're not. Since World War II, job growth has always been better under Democratic presidents than under Republican ones. In the last 50 years, there have been 10 presidents--five Democrats and five Republicans--and the Democrats place first, second, third, fourth and fifth. Dumb luck? I was curious about that myself.
NEWS
April 4, 2013 | By Paul West
WASHINGTON - Democratic strategist James Carville has thrown his weight behind a new "super PAC" that is promoting a  Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential run in 2016. The Ready for Hillary PAC has no formal connection to the former first lady and secretary of State, who hasn't ruled out another presidential try but has yet to announce a plan to run.  But Carville's involvement takes the group's fledgling efforts up at least a notch by adding what appears to be a semiofficial imprimatur by a well-known Clinton ally.
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November 8, 2012 | Ed Stockly
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August 9, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas
For sheer tumult and unpredictability, the 2012 campaign may top them all, says James Carville. Carville, of course, is the Democrat who masterminded Bill Clinton's winning campaign in 1992. That race was hardly dull, with Ross Perot waging a competitive third-party bid and incumbent President George H.W. Bush losing office to the young upstart from Hope, Ark. But Carville is bracing for a campaign season that defies much of what we know about American electoral politics. “This is going to be the most tumultuous thing you can imagine," Carville said in an interview Tuesday.
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November 19, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Two of the Democrats' most prominent political strategists gave a withering verdict on President Obama's performance in the midterm election campaign, describing his message as utterly out of touch with the pain voters are enduring in the economic downturn. James Carville and Stanley Greenberg, both former advisors to ex- President Bill Clinton, said Thursday that Obama wrongly tried to paint the economy as making a comeback worthy of an election day reward – an assessment that didn't ring true to the average voter.
WORLD
July 29, 2009 | Laura King
"Look, it's really him!" a young woman, swathed in a black scarf, whispered to her seatmate as President Hamid Karzai took to the stage to address the crowd. Normally, an incumbent president's appearance at a campaign rally in his own capital, especially one held less than a month before he faced a reelection bid, wouldn't be any cause for surprise. But until late last week, Karzai had stayed almost entirely out of the public eye, leaving the campaigning to aides and surrogates.
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March 14, 2004 | Mark Hertsgaard, Mark Hertsgaard is the author of numerous books, including "On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency" and "The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World."
Howard Dean won't be on the ballot this November, but he has shaped the 2004 presidential campaign in ways that history will not forget. It was Dean who showed his fellow Democrats that it was OK to fight back against George W. Bush. The former Vermont governor's early success taught Massachusetts Sen.
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March 17, 1996 | Jeff Silverman, Jeff Silverman is a freelance writer
First, a caveat: I once lived in Washington. I mention this not to apologize for my past but because it's the right thing to do. Now that we're the minority party, it's important that we Democrats move quickly to air out our closets, display the skeletons and admit to the republic exactly who we are. With that clear and in the open, I must add this, too: I'm no insider. I'll swear to that on one of Ralph Reed's Bibles, right after I've boxed him upside the head with a copy of the Bill of Rights.
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February 27, 2002 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Press, the former KABC talk radio host and chairman of the California State Democratic Party who has been arguing the "left" side of issues on CNN's "Crossfire," is being replaced by former Clinton insiders James Carville and Paul Begala. The two one-time advisors and political strategists for President Clinton will rotate in the job at the venerable political debate show.
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October 12, 2000 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These days, James Carville is such a famous personality that he appears in advertisements that have nothing to do with politics. The architect of Bill Clinton's 1992 election victory has not only risen to the height of his profession, he has transformed an industry that used to keep its political consultants shuttered in back rooms. Carville is a true American character, a political genius and a natural entertainer.
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