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2012 Presidential Election

Could Romney Win In Colorado?

The Denver Post | Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver

TAMPA, FLA. -- After accepting his party's nomination Thursday at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney's campaign will narrow its focus in ...

TV Reporter Discusses Her Work Fact Checking Political Ads

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When Channel 4's Shaun Boyd sits down to fact check a political ad, for her station's "Reality Check" feature, the first thing she does is ask for documentation from the people that produced it. She gets criticism from all sides.

A Homecoming: On Air Conditioning in America

Seth Engel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Seth Engel

Our daily actions and choices have real consequences for the environment that we bequeath to our children, and I was taken aback by some of these American practices upon my return from abroad.

Why All the Fuss Over Ann Romney?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Groovy wife or not, Romney is still the same guy who, along with his running-mate Paul Ryan, have such "severely" conservative extremist views on gay marriage, reproduction, abortion and rape that they make women's and indies' hair curl.

In the Eyes of a Republican: Romney's Middle Class Voters

April Salchert | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
April Salchert

Back in 2008, I received a call I will never forget. I was walking east on Maple Street near State and Division in Chicago. I was just passing Blue Agave, thinking about good times, good friends and great margaritas when my cell rang.

Paul Ryan Amps Up--The Youth Vote?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee This story aired on NPR's All Things Considered 8/29/12 Paul Ryan was officially nominated yesterday as Mitt Romney’s vice presi...

Five Reasons Why Romney Will Be an Awful President for LGBT Americans

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

With the GOP convention in full swing, cementing Mitt Romney's position as the Republican Presidential nominee, the time is ripe for a deeper dive at the actual platforms being promoted that may rule our next four years. Shudder.

Election 2012: Which Set of Failed Policies?

Steven Clifford | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Steven Clifford

The candidates' neglect of policy is both disappointing and surprising; the policy differences between presidential candidates have seldom been greater.

Coming Out of the Republican Closet: My High School Experience

Abby Weinstein | Posted 10.29.2012 | Teen
Abby Weinstein

I'll return to school this September as a senior, with a new sign in my locker that reads "Romney-Ryan 2012," and I won't be afraid of what people will think.

Chris Christie's Gag Order

Chris Warren | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Warren

Here's a prediction about Christie's primetime keynote address tonight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. He will not peep a word about one of the things that makes him such a unique member of the GOP: his strong support for solar energy.

The Most Important Issue in This Year's Presidential Debates

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Terry Connelly

The irreversible consequences of choices of war and peace mean that both candidates should be pressed to the wall in the debates about their true intentions in the Mideast.

Why America's True "Comeback Team" Is NOT the Romney/Ryan Ticket

Dee Evans | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

In watching some of the cable news stations this weekend prior to the start of the Republican National Convention, I have seen some media outlets noting the increasing theme of the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan presidential ticket touting themselves as... "America's Comeback Team." Really?

Reflections on Campaign 2012 by a Former Goldwater Girl

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Rev. Susan Russell

I never made it to law school and instead stayed home and raised kids and remained a registered Republican -- more out of loyalty to my father than to the GOP -- but increasingly found myself voting "across party lines." That changed in 1992.

Chris Matthews' Smackdown of Reince Priebus Should Be Taught in Journalism School

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Andy Ostroy

With the exception of a couple of righteously indignant journos like Matthews and O'Brien, the American news media, given all that's at stake in this most critical election, appears utterly useless right now.

Romney: It's Not My Platform...Those Guys Are NUTS!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So here we have the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, on the eve of the GOP convention, distancing himself from his party's oppressive pla...

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...

Only in Romney's Right-Wing Bubble Is Birtherism a Joke

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Although Romney has said he believes President Obama was born in the United States, the unspoken assumption in his remark is that we may not really know where his opponent was born and raised. That little piece of inside information is the punch line.

Mitt's Meaningless Campaign for Energy Independence

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Drill baby drill is a cynical and misleading response to a complicated question. If we want lower energy costs we must look to new technologies for energy generation and distribution.

1st Poll Of Colo. Voters Post-Ryan Pick Has Good News For Obama

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Denver

A new poll released Friday from OnSight Public Affairs/Keating Research gives President Barack Obama a four-point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney...

Why You Should Vote Republican

Peter Gorman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Gorman

It's time for those of us who still have a vote to go exercise it. And here's how this New York kid living out in the boonies in Texas sees it.

Interest Creep, Intervention, and Military Power

D. Robert Worley | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Do we respond to disruptions around the globe as problems to be solved with the military or as changes to be managed with diplomacy? Perhaps it's time, as a country, that we step back and have that debate, or insist that the presidential candidates have that debate.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Inside Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - In the days following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson was left to pursue his predecessor's unfinishe...

Republicans Taking a Cue from the Great Richard Pryor?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's one of Richard Pryor's best bits: a woman catches her man and another woman having sex. In a moment of supreme male arrogance he says "Are you gonna believe me or your lyin' eyes!?" Welcome to the 2012 Republican campaign strategy.

A Giant Step Backward for Voters in Nevada and Beyond

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

A "none of the above" voting option allows Americans to articulate their disappointment with individual candidates and political parties while still being actively involved in the political process. States should be expanding this option, not eliminating it.

Guns, God, Gays, Abortion and Now Rape: Republicans Simply Can't Help Themselves

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Poor Mitt Romney. All he wanted to do was talk about the stalled economy and lingering unemployment. But then he went ahead and put Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who never met an anti-abortion bill he didn't like or wish to co-sponsor, on the GOP ticket with him.