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Mario Ruiz

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Dispelling Misconceptions About Our Blog

(254) Comments | Posted March 18, 2011 | 1:20 PM

Given some recent calls for HuffPost bloggers to cease posting on the site, I've been spending a fair amount of time in my role as head of communications for The Huffington Post Media Group dispelling misconceptions about how our group blog works.

I've been seeking to explain that HuffPost...

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Michele Bachmann and David Koch: Strange Bedfellows

(11) Comments | Posted November 8, 2009 | 12:35 PM

There he is again in today's New York Times Styles section, beaming with his younger wife Julia at a party celebrating his $100 million donation to the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home to City Opera and the New York City Ballet -- in exchange for which...

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5 Reasons Why I'll Be At The Gay March in DC on Sunday

(14) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 9:03 AM

I knew that heading to the Gay March in DC this Sunday was the right thing to do. Weeks ago, on autopilot, my partner and I booked the hotel and train, and made plans for dinner in DC - with a straight friend. We made arrangements cause we'd heard about...

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Sgt. Crowley Still Doesn't Get It

(471) Comments | Posted July 31, 2009 | 10:07 AM

Analyzing the body language of the beer drinkers at the White House "brew-haha" yesterday, the New York Post today nails it: "O relaxed, sarge guarded, Gates trying." Says a "body language expert" of Sgt. James Crowley's demeanor: "His body language was very defensive ... I didn't see any apologetic...

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The Wind Is Out of My Sails

(186) Comments | Posted December 24, 2008 | 12:45 PM

As we head into the inauguration of Barack Obama, it never occurred to me that I'd feel anything less than ecstatic. The hope that Obama might be president consumed me totally this year, from his epic battle with HRC to his victory speech in Chicago (which I, with tears in...

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Fanning Fear of a Black President

(81) Comments | Posted March 5, 2008 | 10:47 AM

With Hillary's big Ohio win and smaller Texas one, look for the whackos to become unhinged in their racist attacks on Obama now that they perceive some vulnerability in the candidate. And they'll do it in a way that makes it seem like Obama acts like he has something to...

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