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Tea Party Leader Reportedly Made Coup Attempt

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), who abruptly resigned as head of Tea Party group FreedomWorks, brought in an assistant with a gun i...

Top Romney Adviser Tells When He Suspected Obama Would Win

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Mitt Romney campaign adviser Stuart Stevens on Wednesday tried to explain the Republican presidential candidate's loss, telling P...

Voter ID Top Priority For Wisconsin GOP Leader

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Requiring every Wisconsin voter to show photo ID at the polls is going to be a top priority for the Republican-controlled legislature in the next sess...

Who Can Obama Supporters Thank? Sandy

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

It wasn't women, Latinos, blacks or even the baby boomers on the brink of retiring who decided this election. Mostly it was a girl named Sandy in a stage production directed by Gov. Christie with an assist from Mayor Bloomberg -- both Republicans -- that helped re-elect President Obama.

Jennifer Bendery

Early Voting Lines In Cleveland Run For Blocks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

CLEVELAND -- Early voters here are waiting in line for more than two hours in the cold to beat the rush on Election Day. Surprisingly, the scene fe...

Obama Thinks Of A Good Answer To Mitt Romney Morning After Debate

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- The morning after his debate with Republican Mitt Romney, after he left the stage and the kleig lights, President Obama figured out what he ...

Will.i.am Gives Crowd At Obama Rally A Pep Talk After Bad Debate Night

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- Even rapper will.i.am sounded a little down the morning after the first presidential debate, which was not President Barack Obama's best nig...

Mitt Romney Adviser Acknowledges Shift In Campaign Message

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A common complaint from Republicans friendly to Mitt Romney's campaign, but outside it, has been that the campaign has been knocked off ...

Jon Ward

President Obama's Tariff On Chinese Tires Set To Expire This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to travel to Ohio for campaign events on Wednesday, the same day that a three-year tariff on the import of Chinese ...

Sam Stein

Romney Team: Mitt Was Joking About Being 'Grandfather Of Obamacare'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign clarified on Thursday that the Republican candidate was joking when he declared a day earlier that h...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Flattered Obama Calls Him 'Grandfather of Obamacare'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

MIAMI, Fla. -- Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he considers it "a compliment" for President Barack Obama to refer to him as the "grandfather of Obamac...

Joe Biden: 'I'm A Good Vice President'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden on Monday told Iowans that he knows their state well from campaigning there as a former presidential candidate,...

Jon Ward

Romney Adviser Admits They Are Losing Message War On Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senior adviser to Republican Mitt Romney admitted on Monday that the campaign has not done a good job of explaining how Romney's plan ...

Mitt Romney Mentions, Ever So Briefly, The Teachers Unions

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

FAIRFAX, Va. -- It was just one line. But Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney touched, ever so briefly, on the contentious issue of teacher...

Mitt Romney Adviser Criticizes Fed's Third Round Of Quantitative Easing

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

FAIRFAX, Va. -- A top adviser to Mitt Romney on Thursday criticized the Federal Reserve's decision to launch a third round of quantitative easing. ...

Election 2012: Mitt Romney Falling Further Behind In Human Relations

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

Zeke Miller writes a fun, smart piece over at BuzzFeed, and says that President Barack Obama got "Biden'd" when he was picked up by a pizza shop owner...

$1 Million for Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) announced on Wednesday that it has raised $1 million through grassroots donations for the Massachuset...

House Democrats Hit New Fundraising Record

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced a $6.8 million fundraising haul for August, the Democratic Congressi...

Convention Floor Fight Over Rules Still Looming

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- South Carolina Republican activist Drew McKissick said in a brief interview Tuesday afternoon that despite talk of a deal to amend rule...

Haley Barbour: 'I'm Very Comfortable With [Romney's] Religion'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- You could almost see the televangelists prancing in front of Haley Barbour's eyes. Ben Smith of BuzzFeed asked the former Mississip...

Frank Luntz: Romney Has To Do More (And How Frank Learned To Drive)

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Frank Luntz called. The Republican political strategist wanted to talk about a focus group that he conducted Sunday afternoon, which wa...

Romney's Positive Medicare Argument Polls Better Than His Attacks On The $716 Billion

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republican pollster Whit Ayres ran reporters through some new numbers Monday morning on what was supposed to be the first day of the Re...

Karl Rove Says Mitt Romney 'Will Be Like Polk'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's campaign manager Matt Rhoades compared the presumptive Republican nominee to the 11th president of the United States, Jam...

Nathan Lane Compares Paul Ryan To Wicked Witch Of The West

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Actor Nathan Lane thinks Paul Ryan's proposal to dismantle Medicare is so sinister that he might be the modern-day incarnation of anothe...

Rick Santorum To Hold Call With His RNC Delegates

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who mounted a spirited and often contentious challenge to Mitt Romney during the Republican presiden...