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2012 Election

Ron Paul To Testify At Trial Of 2012 Campaign Aides

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three top officials with Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign claim political motivations are behind charges alleging ...

Barack Obama Has Left the Building

Mario Almonte | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Mario Almonte

The President of the United States is tired. Barack Obama, who came into office with so much hope and promise in 2009, is now simply marking time in the White House, steeling his resolve against years of bitter, relentless defeats that have stripped away his once-inspiring loftiness of purpose.

This 2012 Presidential Candidate Has A Good Excuse For Not Wanting To Run Again

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) told HuffPost Live he likely won't be running for president again in 2016, largely because of the influence of money...

Journalist Accuses Las Vegas Sun Of Pulling Column Critical Of Harry Reid

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.02.2015 | Media

In the wake of Harry Reid's recent interview on CNN, in which the Senate minority leader seemed unapologetic for erroneously accusing Mitt Romney of t...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Consultant Pleads Guilty In First Super PAC Coordination Conviction | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican Party political operative pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally coordinating with a super PAC while he ran a congressional c...

State of the President? Free at Last!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Why is that man smiling? ...

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio: Mitt Romney 'Disingenuous' On Poverty

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

After laughing off the prospect of another presidential run by Mitt Romney last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) had even more critical wo...

An Agenda and Narrative That Wins Elections

Mike Lux | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

The story that we can tell is about an America that built a prosperous and expanding middle class where everyone who wanted a job was able to find one, where workers actually got raises and decent benefits most of the time, and where there was dignity in work and our families had the chance to pursue our version of the American dream.

How Facebook Is Shaping Who Will Win the Next Election

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Used Twitter, Too, To Coordinate With Outside Groups | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Party committees and outside groups shared polling data over Twitter during the 2014 elections, according to a CNN report on ...

My Vote Doesn't Define Me -- Or You

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Phu Nguyen

Today, tomorrow, and in all my days before I die, I will be the president of my life despite who I vote to be the president of the United States. I take ownership of my failures and my successes, and I think the country would be significantly changed if we all did across all parties.

How Obama Cut the Deficit in Half -- And Made Us Pay the Price

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Barack Obama deserves credit for delivering on his promise to shrink the deficit -- a promise that Mitt Romney and his tax cuts would surely have violated -- but Americans have to ask themselves whether they really want a smaller government.

Palin: 'I Owe America A Global Apology'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she owes America a "global apology" for the 2008 GOP presidential ticket's loss to President Barack Obama and Vice...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups That Spent Millions In 2012 Vanish In 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iowa-based conservative nonprofit group American Future Fund released new advertisements nearly every week from the spring of 2012 t...

Individual-Candidate Super PACs Threaten to Wipe Out Candidate Contribution Limits

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The real purpose of an individual-candidate Super PAC is to circumvent candidate contribution limits. Wealthy donors, corporations and other contributors use these Super PACs as vehicles to make unlimited contributions to directly support the candidate backed by the Super PAC.

Romney: I Would Have Done A Better Job Than Obama

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says there is no question in his mind that he would have been more effective in the ...

Ex-Lawmaker Pleads Guilty In GOP Caucuses Case

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican candida...

Chris Christie Invites Mitt Romney To Birthday Party Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is getting some fundraising help from the man who once called him "pufferfish," made fun of his weight and passed h...

Gays, Politics and the 2014 Midterms

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you want your voice to matter and your vote to count, get off your couch, leave your parents basement and find the office of your local political party.

Todd Akin Takes Back His Apology For 'Legitimate Rape' Comments

AP | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri Republican congressman whose "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign were roundly critici...

Longer Than Pinocchio's Nose

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We all remember the childhood story of Pinocchio and the valuable life lesson it taught us about the importance of telling the truth. I've repeated the same story to my own children in hopes that a growing nose may dissuade them from lying. Unfortunately, the Pinocchio story doesn't seem to have impacted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or Crossroads GPS.

Immigration Legislation Is Dead -- Now What?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

You don't need a crystal ball to see that immigration-reform legislation is dead. It is consistently one of the most difficult topics for any country to tackle, and we have the most dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress in U.S. history.

The 2012, 2014, 2016 Elections -- What About the Moms?

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

During the 2012 election cycle, the online gathering place for mothers, CafeMom, attended the national conventions of both the Republican and Democrat...

Feds: No, Seriously, The 2012 Jobs Data Wasn't Faked

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department found no evidence to support allegations that the monthly unemployment rate was manipulat...

Review Exposes Trouble With State's 2012 Elections

AP | BY RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At least 12 Iowa residents wrongly had their ballots rejected in the 2012 presidential election because of inaccuracies in th...