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Mandy Jenkins

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Mitt Romney's Secret Service Codename: Reader Suggestions (TWEETS)

(423) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 12:14 PM

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will soon be receiving Secret Service protection -- and with that protection comes a time-honored bit of speculation as to what his Secret Service codename will be.

A Romney campaign adviser told the Associated Press that the Secret Service will provide security for...

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Angela Zimmann Releases Homemade Ohio Campaign Ad, 'News From The Icebox' (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 5:28 PM

Ohio congressional candidate Angela Zimmann (D) isn't afraid to get a little creative. Zimmann's campaign for Ohio's 5th District takes aim at incumbent Republican Bob Latta in a low-budget web ad on the campaign's YouTube channel.

The ad, titled "News From the Icebox" hits at Latta's income through...

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Occupy Wall Street: Citizens, Participants Document Events Nationwide (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

(8) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 12:10 PM

Citizen journalists are increasingly telling the ground-level stories and capturing the best moments of the Occupy WallStreet events happening across the nation and the world. OfftheBus, The Huffington Post's citizen journalism program, has been working with volunteer contributors, observers and Occupy activists to publish first-hand reports,...

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How To Set Up Your Profile For Facebook Subscribe

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 6:07 PM

When Facebook launched its Subscribe feature in mid-September, quite a few journalists sighed in relief. This, we thought, is what we needed: A way to communicate with a larger audience of readers while maintaining a somewhat private personal life behind a friend wall. I'm sure it's a great...

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OfftheBus: The Huffington Post's Home For Citizen Journalism

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2011 | 12:18 PM

Throughout the 2012 election cycle, The Huffington Post will be enlisting the help of readers who want to be more involved in how these elections are reported. You can get involved by reporting at campaign events; sending us photos, campaign mailers or tips; or participating in ongoing investigations. Submit your...

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Citizen Journalism Is Booming In Egypt and The Middle East, Despite Serious Risks

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 10:58 AM

"American? You are welcome here."

I must have heard that three dozen times during my visit to Cairo, Egypt last week. Every Egyptian I met made it a point to let me know I was safe in their country.

Egypt is, after all, in something of a PR crisis following...

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Occupy Wall Street: Citizen Journalists Document Protests Nationwide

(19) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 1:42 PM

Since Occupy Wall Street began four weeks ago in New York City, the group has inspired protests in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Chicago and many places in between. Aside from the theme of income inequality, the protests have a common thread in that they are well documented by the citizen...

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Early Primary States: Which Candidates Are Making The Most Impact?

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 6:27 PM

In the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida, voters are seeing a lot of the Republican presidential candidates. From their appearances at local schools, diners, festivals, town halls and fundraisers - the GOP field is rotating through the four early primary states ahead of January's...

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Dick Cheney 'In My Time' Book Interviews: What Would You Ask Him?

(928) Comments | Posted August 29, 2011 | 12:12 PM

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is making the rounds in the media this week to promote his new memoir, In My Time, which hits bookstores Tuesday.

Since Cheney is not known for making a lot of media appearances, this could be a chance for the nation's journalists to...

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Ames Republican Debate: Social Media Buzz Shows Little Impact For Struggling Candidates

(35) Comments | Posted August 12, 2011 | 1:56 PM

Gym-tan-laundry over taxes-jobs-politics? From a look at social media, at least, eyes were turned to the Jersey Shore over the Ames Republican presidential debate Thursday night. In the absence of polls gauging the reactions of the debate's viewers, though, data on the few Twitter and Facebook users who did watch...

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Obama Re-Election Campaign: Tell Us About Calls From Fundraisers

(1) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 5:41 PM

WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama campaigns for re-election, he has to sell a controversial deal he endorsed to end the impasse over the debt ceiling to his supporters and donors.

During debt ceiling negotiations with Republicans, Obama floated the idea of means-testing Medicare and raising the...

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Debt Ceiling Deal: What Would You Do?

(114) Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 10:15 AM

For the past several weeks, Congress and the White House have been debating what to do about the nation's debt limit before a projected default on Aug. 2. Attempts by Republican leaders and President Barack Obama to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling have...

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'Liberal Media Elitist' Makes Friends Amid Conservatives

(62) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 8:30 AM

"Why do you seem so normal?" he asked.

"I'm from Ohio," I responded.

The "he" was John Hawkins, a conservative attending RightOnline in Minneapolis. I am an employee of The Huffington Post, allegedly an enemy of all the things he cherishes. Over the course of four days in the nexus...

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Fake Twitter Accounts: Meet Washington D.C.'s Fake Twitterati

(17) Comments | Posted June 10, 2011 | 9:00 AM

As a scandal rooted in social media, it's fitting that Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) Twitter antics would lead to the creation of a fake Twitter account poking fun at the embattled congressman (@AnthonysWeiner).

Of course, from MayorEmanuel to FakeSarahPalin, Twitter parody accounts have been around nearly...

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Anthony Weiner Twitter Scandal: His Most Unfortunate Quotes

(25) Comments | Posted June 3, 2011 | 8:10 AM

In the days since Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) allegedly hacked Twitter account sent a racy photo to a woman in Seattle, Washington, the congressman hasn't done much to help convince the media to move on from the story.

After deleting the photo, which showed a close-up of a...

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Romney's Pizza Prank Prompts #RomneyPranks Tweets

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2011 | 11:49 AM

What's a little prank amongst presidential hopefuls? After a day of campaigning in Chicago Thursday, Republican Mitt Romney sat down with some small business owners for some famous Chicago deep-dish pizza at Gino's East. After the meal, for some reason, he decided to send the leftover pies to...

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Debt Ceiling: What Happens If It Isn't Raised?

(2080) Comments | Posted May 24, 2011 | 8:05 AM

Does all this talk of debt ceilings make your eyes glaze over? You know it has something to do with bonds and defaulting, but that's about it. You want to know what it all means and, perhaps more importantly, how this affects you.

The debt limit is the total amount...

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Quiz: Political Quotes of the Week

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2011 | 1:42 PM

Test how closely you've been paying attention to political (and quasi-political) news this week with this "Who Said It" Quote Quiz.

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The John Ensign Senate Ethics Report: 10 Sordid Facts We Learned

(378) Comments | Posted May 12, 2011 | 6:50 PM

Sweet fancy Moses, y'all. In my lifetime, I have read some sordid accounts of the many scandalous ways our elected officials have broken society's "sexx laws." Surely you remember the greatest hits: Mark Foley's hot chats with Congressional pages, Eric Massa's massage menages, diaper-dandy David Vitter's adventures...

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Newt Gingrich For President: Twitter Reacts To Non-Announcement Announcement

(141) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 5:11 PM

If a presidential aspirant alerts his or her supporters that an official campaign announcement is imminent, does it count as an announcement? This is one question that emerged Monday after former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's spokesman, Rick Tyler, told the Associated Press that that the Republican hopeful would...

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