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Amanda Terkel
Amanda Terkel is a Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor at The Huffington Post. Previously, Amanda served as Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and the Managing Editor of She is a graduate of Colgate University and can be reached at or on Twitter @aterkel. Sign up for her newsletter, Piping Hot Truth, here.

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A Voters' Guide To Comparing Presidential Candidates: Imagine Them As Used Car Salesman

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 3:58 PM

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Would you buy a used car from Ted Cruz? What about Donald Trump or Jeb Bush? And if so, what kind of deal would you get?


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Ben Carson And His Supporters Are Still Pretty Pissed Off At Ted Cruz

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 3:36 PM

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) campaign began spreading rumors ahead of Monday night's Iowa caucus that Ben Carson was dropping his presidential campaign, and the indignation in Carson world remains.

The neurosurgeon, for his part, has said he accepts Cruz's apology...

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The Clintons' Arkansas Network Comes To New Hampshire

(6) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 9:08 PM

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- They've been coming here to help Bill Clinton win since 1992. And this week, they're back to help Hillary. 

The Arkansas Travelers, as they're known, are some of the Clintons' most loyal supporters. The informal group formed in 1992 for Bill's first run for...

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What Clinton And Sanders Supporters Would Ask The Candidate They Oppose

(4) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 8:37 PM

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Say you're head over heals for Bernie Sanders. You're staying in a stranger's house along with 10 other people outside Manchester, and volunteering for his campaign without pay. And suddenly, as you're walking down Elm Street, a figure emerges over the...

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Elizabeth Warren Looms Large In 2016 Presidential Race

(27) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 2:32 PM

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Betsy Burtis, 52, is one of the most sought-after people in the country this week: She's an undecided voter in New Hampshire.

"I think Bernie speaks to my heart, and Hillary speaks to my head," the Derry resident told The Huffington Post Wednesday after...

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Bernie Sanders Lays Into Republicans For Hypocrisy On Family Values

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 10:56 AM

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) went after the Republican presidential candidates Friday for their hypocrisy on the issue of "family values," specifically criticizing their positions on abortion and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.


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첫 여성 대통령이 '기득권층'이 될 수 있을까?

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 11:59 PM


'역사상 첫 여성 대통령'을 '기득권층'이라고 할 수 있을까?

버니 샌더스 상원의원은 2월 4일 MSNBC TV토론에서 힐러리 클린턴이 주지사, 시장들, 국회의원들에게 더 많은 지지를 받고 있다고 말하며, 그것은 그저 힐러리가 '기득권층'이라는 사실을 보여준다고 했다.

클린턴은 즉각 반격했다. 그녀는 대통령 선거에 나서는 여성이 과거에 단 한...

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Simmering Tensions Erupt In First Face-Off Between Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders

(67) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 10:34 PM

DURHAM, N.H. -- In their first head-to-head debate, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made it clear that any lingering pleasantries from a happier time earlier in the campaign are vanishing quickly.

The two engaged in their most heated exchanges to date over issues like international diplomacy, the death penalty...

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Ted Cruz's Solution To The Heroin Epidemic: Secure The Border, Have Faith

(6) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 2:51 PM

HOOKSETT, N.H. -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke at a nonpartisan forum on the heroin epidemic at Emmanuel Baptist Church Thursday, where he shared his family's experiences with addiction, emphasized the importance of faith and took some...

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Hillary Clinton's Problem Isn't That She's Not Progressive, It's That She's Cautious

(40) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 12:41 AM

DERRY, N.H. -- Back in May 2015, when Hillary Clinton's status as a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination seemed slightly more secure, a few of her former aides came to The Huffington Post to discuss what she truly was like as a person and...

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Firefighters Slam Ted Cruz For Claiming To Be Their Champion While Opposing 9/11 Health Bill

(5) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 8:00 PM

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A powerful firefighters union went after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Wednesday for claiming to be their defender and champion in his Iowa caucuses victory speech.

"What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting," said Harold Schaitberger, president of...

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트럼프가 의외로 겸손한 2위 소감으로 사람들을 놀라게 만들다

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 12:00 AM


아이오와 코커스 경선에서 도널드 트럼프는 2위를 차지했다. 그리고 2분 가량 연설을 했다. 놀랍게도, 이번에는 누구도 욕하지 않았다.

그는 현지시각으로 지난 월요일 밤 서포터들에게 이렇게 말했다.

"우리는 2위로 아이오와를 마쳤습니다. 여러분에게 이걸 말하고 싶습니다. 저는 그저 영광입니다. 정말로 영광입니다. 그리고 1위를...

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Republicans Start To Acknowledge They Might Face Bernie Sanders

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 11:12 PM

The GOP field has rarely acknowledged any Democratic presidential candidate besides Hillary Clinton, expecting that she will be their opponent in November. That started to change Monday night.

"If Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton get elected -- if they were to win, we would be a great...

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Donald Trump Surprised Everyone In His Iowa Concession Speech

(6) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 10:55 PM

Humbled by a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump spoke for more than two minutes Monday night and didn't insult anyone. 

"We finished second, and I want to tell you something: I'm just honored. I'm...

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During Critical Campaign Period, Ben Carson Heads Home To Get Fresh Clothes

(5) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 8:27 PM

These first two weeks of February are critical for presidential candidates, who are rushing between Iowa and New Hampshire to get in as much face time with voters as possible. 

Ben Carson, however, is taking a break.

His campaign announced that he will leave Iowa on...

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25 Percent Of Federal Workers Might Quit If Donald Trump Becomes President

(3) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 3:17 PM

WASHINGTON -- If Donald Trump becomes president, a considerable chunk of the federal workforce might quit. 

Fourteen percent of government workers in a new Government Business Council/ survey said they would "definitely" consider leaving their jobs if the GOP front-runner wins. Another 11...

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Chris Wallace Booed For Asking About Iraq During GOP Debate

(6) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 9:42 PM

The crowd at Thursday's Republican debate was not ready for introspection about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Ohio Politician Suggests His 'Young Gal' Opponent Can't Handle Elected Office

(3) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 12:56 PM

A prominent Ohio politician is questioning whether his female opponent is fit to serve, saying in a recent interview that she might not be up to the job because she's a "young gal" with children.

"The gal that's running against me is a 30-year-old, you...

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Paul LePage Urges Maine Residents To Shoot Drug Dealers

(13) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 9:49 AM

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) wants state residents to start shooting drug dealers on sight in order to...

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Freedom To Marry Shares Lessons From Victorious Equality Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 6:36 PM

WASHINGTON -- Evan Wolfson always wanted to lose his job -- because that would mean he was successful in reaching his goal. 

Wolfson, who spent most of his adult life fighting for same-sex marriage, got his wish in June. That was when the U.S. Supreme Court...

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