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2012 Presidential Election

The GOP Candidates Do Monty Python's "Four Yorkshiremen"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The debate turned into Monty Python's hilarious "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch where a bunch of snooty aristocrats wax nostalgic about their difficult upbringings, trying to out-poor each other with one absurd claim after another.

Top 5 Moments From the Iowa Debate: Bachmann, Romney's $10K Bet, Twitter Frenzy and More

Lili Gil | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Lili Gil

I was one of those few thousands of Americans who traded a night-out-on-the town for watching the GOP debate Saturday night. Here is my recount of the top five moments you missed while you were socializing.

'Hope' Ain't Dead Yet

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

My faith and hope for our country was temporarily restored when I listened to and read the text of Obama's speech on income inequality at a high school in Osawatomie, Kansas.

Donald Trump's Irrelevance Must Be Killing Him

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What do Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have in common? Besides seeking the Republican presidential nomination, they've all just very painfully reminded Donald Trump just how politically irrelevant he truly is.

Paul Blumenthal

What Can Cain Do With Leftover Campaign Funds? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Saturday afternoon embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain announced the suspension of his campaign amid allegations of sexual h...

This Is Why Romney Won't Win the GOP Nomination

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Mitt Romney, the 1%'er who was born on 3rd base and thinks he hit a triple, apparently suffers from an entitlement disorder so profound that it makes him believe he can run for president of the United States and not be challenged to explain his positions.

Hubris, Hubris, Hubris. Explaining Herman Cain's Downfall

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What's surprising, and inexplicable, is why someone with a walk-in closet full of skeletons would run for high office, thereby putting at grave risk his family, career and reputation. The only answer that makes any sense is hubris. And a massive dose of it.

Third Party Makes 2012 Colorado Ballot

Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

Americans Elect, a group dedicated to nominating an independent presidential candidate, announced yesterday they had secured a spot on the 2012 Colora...

A Look Back At Bachmann's Debate Blunders

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

During an interview with NPR's Morning Edition last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) claimed that she had yet to make an error in any of the GOP ...

The Cain Mutiny

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's only one thing that can actually make Newt Gingrich's history of marital infidelity seem trite, and its name is Herman Cain. The man who gave us bad pizza and an even cheesier tax overhaul plan is once again at the center of a new sex scandal.

Gay Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court

Laurence Watts | Posted 01.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

Unless gay men and women reengage themselves with U.S. politics, they could face an unfriendly president and Senate after November 2012, just when key gay rights cases arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Odd Thanksgiving Proposal: Let's Go Back to Torturing Detainees

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

A disturbing trend among some Republicans lately, as we saw in last night's debate, is to treat any terror-related crime as something completely new and different, which needn't comply with even our most basic sense of decency, let alone U.S. law.

Dave Jamieson

Newt Gingrich's Cavalier View Of Janitorial Work Challenged By Facts | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich argued at an address at Harvard University last week that American school systems should...

Jon Ward

Militant Mitt: GOP Candidate Blasts Obama Over Iran | Jon Ward | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

Students As School Janitors? This Politician Thinks So

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave some insight into why he believes child labor laws condemn poor children to remain in poverty in ...

Jason Cherkis

Lobbying Firm Memo Expresses Angst Over Occupy Wall Street | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lobbying firm has prepared a memo offering advice to its Wall Street clients to help them manage any political fallout from Occupy Wal...

Jason Cherkis

What Has Ex-Gingrich Aide Surprised? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Rick Tyler, the former spokesman for Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, said he is "surprised" that his former employer has made a comeback. "I...

Will Obama Get the Vet Vote?

Ward Carroll | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Ward Carroll

For all of the press coverage of the Occupy movement what remains unclear is what linkages the electorate -- war veteran and otherwise -- will make between Wall Street and the Obama administration.

Who's The Racist Now?

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

I love when I can so easily identify who the Left fears the most because that's the Conservative candidate they smear the most with all kinds of allegations that for JFK or Clinton they would easily sweep under the carpet.

It's Not Because Cain Is Black

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What is bringing Herman Cain down isn't his color, but rather his off-color comments and gestures he's been accused of by women who've felt harassed and threatened by him, and frightened and angry enough to have filled out complaint reports.

Obama, GOP Rival Face Tough Race In 2012

Washington Post | By Dan Balz, Jon Cohen and Chris Cillizza | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

One year out from the 2012 election, President Obama faces the most difficult reelection environment of any White House incumbent in two decades, with...

Eliot Nelson

WATCH: Leading Republicans Snub Tea Party Gathering [UPDATE] | Eliot Nelson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: Nov. 6, 6:18 p.m. -- Republican presidential candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) on Sunday defied the lowered expectations of the ...

Moody's: Super Committee Failure Would Not Lead To Automatic Downgrade

Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (Walter Brandimarte) - Failure by a U.S. congressional committee to agree on $1.5 trillion in budget deficit cuts would be negative, but ...

Rick Perry: Afraid to Debate?

Alan Schroeder | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

When Rick Perry tossed his ten-gallon hat into the ring, he was telling Americans he has what it takes to withstand the rigors of running for president. If he refuses to debate, Perry will be signaling a different message: that he was never a rodeo cowboy in the first place.

Rick Perry to Speak Through Sock Puppet Named Elrod

Spencer Green | Posted 12.27.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In an attempt to improve his ever-declining poll numbers, Texas Governor Rick Perry has introduced Elrod, a googly-eyed sock puppet he will now contin...