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Amanda Terkel

Amanda Terkel is managing editor of the blog ThinkProgress.org and deputy research director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Amid unvetted VP rumors, and on-the-trail gaffes, John McCain has proven to be a seriously undisciplined candidate. Who is going to actually hold the reins if he takes the presidency? Read more

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The White House response to former press secretary Scott McClellan's damning new book would be much more convincing if it weren't so familiar. The administration is following the same script it always uses when one of its own turns against it. Read more

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Voting irregularities? There may be ballot box stuffing, electronic voter machine hacking, and list manipulation. Voter ID laws, however, don't address these problems. Read more

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Despite the White House's leap to claim victory on S-CHIP, in reality Bush is playing defense, forced to rely on vetoes and executive orders to swat down the progressive legislation Congress has sent his way. Read more

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