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2012 Gop Primary

Jason Linkins

Rick Perry's Very Awkward Bathroom Break | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

Most people remember Texas Gov. Rick Perry's most famous debate mishap: that time when he could not come up with a third government agency to scuttle ...

Study's Grim Finding About Campaign Coverage

Posted 08.27.2012 | Media

A new study from media trends research group 4th Estate found that newspaper articles about the 2012 presidential election were overwhelmingly written...

Natural Gas -- A Botched Opportunity

Daniel Dicker | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Energy is the lifeblood of our economy and we've come to a unique and historic place

Sarah Palin: The Perfect VP Choice!

Robert Guttman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Could anyone think of a better choice for Romney than Sarah Palin? She is a proven vice presidential candidate.

WATCH: David Gregory's Hilariously Impersonates GOP Candidates

Posted 04.05.2012 | Media

"Meet The Press" host David Gregory stopped by the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to talk politics and the 2012 Republican primary Wednesday night. W...

The Rise of the Anti-Intellectual Movement

Erin White | Posted 06.06.2012 | College
Erin White

Why would a potential president of the United States want Americans to be less educated?

WATCH: Ann Coulter, Van Jones Clash On ABC 'This Week'

Posted 04.01.2012 | Media

Ann Coulter clashed with fellow round table panelist and author Van Jones on a number of topics during ABC's "This Week." Host George Stephanopoul...

Latino-Bashing GOP Seeks Puerto Rican Votes

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.16.2012 | Latino Voices
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Republican pandering to Puerto Ricans will end with the closing of the polls Sunday. Then, it's back to immigrant-bashing and fear mongering. And these Republican candidates will learn that a few days of empty promises in Puerto Rico won't fool Latinos anywhere.

WATCH: Chris Matthews Fires Back At Glenn Beck

Posted 03.16.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Chris Matthews responded to some heated criticism from Glenn Beck during his show Thursday night. Beck railed against Matthews this week f...

It's the Economy, Stupid

The Minnesota Daily | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
The Minnesota Daily

Social issues don't typically dominate the discussion in gloomy economies. So why are they in this election?

The Insufficient Influence of the Wealthy

David Donnelly | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
David Donnelly

We won't solve our economic problems with more influence from people who are able to hire lobbyists or write checks to candidates or super PACs. We'll solve them with more influence from more everyday Americans.

Santorum Hits Dramatic Home Run in Dixie Primary

Glen Browder | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Glen Browder

In sports parlance, the Dixie primary was a dramatic "home run" for Santorum, a devastating "strikeout" for self-declared southern favorite Gingrich, and a "double-header shutout" for the nationally front-running Romney.

Michael Calderone

CNN's Major Super Tuesday Victory | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.06.2012 | Media

CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist said the network had "no expectations" that Sarah Palin, Wasilla, Alaska's most famous resident and Fox News con...

WATCH: Maddow's Heated Clash On 'Meet The Press'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow appeared on NBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday morning and clashed with a fellow panelist during a heated discussion on contraception. Ma...

News Sources Wondering Who Trump Will Endorse

Posted 02.04.2012 | Media

Donald Trump's pending endorsement of a GOP candidate seems to be sending major media outlets into a tizzy. After news broke on Wednesday that Tru...

Look at the Facts: Romney's Record on Auto Industry Doesn't Match Rhetoric

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

The president succeeded in keeping plants open and saving jobs; Mitt Romney closed factory after factory and now he wants you to believe that the two are equivalent.

Rachel Maddow's Harsh Mitt Romney Metaphor

The Atlantic | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media

CHICAGO -- They weren't as surprised as Newt Gingrich presumably was with word that an ex-wife was going public about matters of the heart and loins. ...

Twitter Reacts To Rick Perry Dropping Out (TWEETS)

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, days ahead of South Carolina's primary election. After a disappo...

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Apologizes To Ron Paul

Posted 01.17.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow apologized to GOP candidate Ron Paul for what she called "an honest mistake." During Maddow's show on Friday, producers used a graph...

Meritocracy in Democracy

Ann Lee | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Ann Lee

Taking a page out of China's leadership selection process, the U.S. can introduce the idea of earned authority as a requirement for running for office.

Wolf Blitzer Plays Matchmaker With Jon Huntsman's Daughters

Posted 03.11.2012 | Media

Wolf Blitzer channeled his inner yenta Monday night when the CNN host interviewed Jon Huntsman's three daughters. "What is your status right now? A...

Al Sharpton Blasts Rick Santorum And Republicans

Posted 01.05.2012 | Media

Al Sharpton tore into GOP candidate Rick Santorum on his MSNBC show Wednesday night, who he described as "one of the most right-wing candidates" in th...

PBS Chief Calls For Viewers To Oppose Romney

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The head of PBS wants viewers to oppose Mitt Romney's call to end funding of public broadcasting. PBS chief P...

Huntsman: 'Nobody Cares' About Latest Romney Endorsement

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman rallied campaign volunteers Wednesday by saying he can smell success in New Hampshire – a...

CNN's Major Website Fail

Posted 01.04.2012 | Media

CNN's website experienced a major fail Tuesday night, as the network covered the 2012 Iowa caucuses. A still image from a video of Sarah Palin was...