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2012 Presidential Election

Howard Fineman

GOP Presidential Candidates Spurn Press -- And Gain Popularity For It | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

AMES, IOWA -- Politicians don't like the press. Republican politicians like the press even less. Richard Nixon put reporters on his Enemies List, perh...

Howard Fineman

Mixed Blessing: Phil Gramm Endorses Friend and Former Student Rick Perry | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

Former senator and current banker Phil Gramm of Texas -- well-connected to big donors but controversial for his role in preventing tighter regulation ...

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Perry Super PACs Have A Problem | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to officially jump into the Republican presidential primary race with unmatched backing from a collecti...

Jon Ward

Ames Straw Poll Will Be Test Of Organization For Presidential Campaigns | Jon Ward | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, IOWA – Watermelon and water. That's all that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee handed out to supporters in 2007 at the Ames Straw P...

Alex Becker

Entertainment Guide For The Ames Iowa Straw Poll | Alex Becker | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

As Iowans descend on the town of Ames to bravely cast their ballots for the GOP presidential candidate they feel most deserves a momentary fundraising...

Knock Off the 'Run Hillary Run' Chatter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This has become a virtual ritual. Just about every month, or more like after each new fresh crisis that President Obama has to ward off, the chant begins: "Run Hillary Run."

Jon Ward

Sarah Palin Continues Flirtation With 2012 Run, Will Attend Iowa State Fair | Jon Ward | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will continue to stoke speculation that she may run for president by attending the Iowa State Fair later this week. ...

Obama Bus Tour To Stop In Illinois

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's bus tour through the Midwest next week will hit southern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and western Illinois--all states he carried in...

Perry, Prayer, Politics and the Presidency

Peter Montgomery | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Rick Perry is clearly positioning himself to enter the Republican presidential primary as a political savior to right-wing activists who are underwhelmed with their choices so far. Yet, he insists that America's problems are beyond human ability to fix.

Jon Ward

Amid Turbulence, 2012 Candidate Jon Huntsman Vows New Hampshire Will Bring Him Back From 'Nowhere' | Jon Ward | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

NASHUA, N.H. – If Jon Huntsman was worried about the turbulence buffeting his Cessna of a presidential campaign –- which already had one working e...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, Mr. President

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.04.2011 | Style

Happy birthday, Mr. President! Barack Obama might be turning the big 5-0 on Thursday, but as far as we're concerned the Commander-in-Chief is 50 ye...

Who's the Boss?

Erica Williams | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Erica Williams

As a Gen Y-er, a product of hip hop culture and a young person in this economy, I've been conditioned to determine my own destiny, and, for all intents and purposes, hustle. So the answer is simple: When your government can't govern, govern yourselves.

Danger Signs for President Obama with Black Voters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Despite the danger signs in the criticisms and disappointment of many blacks, Obama is the only thing that stands between the GOP and their total economic and political ruin.

Gov. Perry Reaffirms Personal Opposition To Gay Marriage At Summit

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Potential Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry of Texas repeated his personal opposition to gay marriage in a speech to co...

The 2012 Republican Candidates On Education Policy: Past, Present, Future

Education Next | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

Two months before his 2008 election, Barack Obama addressed a roomful of Ohio public school teachers, praising their long hours and talking about his ...

How Religious Identity Is Influencing The Presidential Election

Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias c. 2011 Religion News Service Americans want their presidents to be religious, but many have trouble identifying the faiths of...

Rick Perry Asked Why More Kids Are Getting Pregnant in Texas

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 09.19.2011 | Education
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Instead of providing fact-based information, Perry's program uses fear and Jesus -- over-emphasizing the risks of STDs leading to cervical cancer, radical hysterectomy and death -- together with Christian morality.

WATCH: Crossroads GPS Makes 6-Figure Gamble On Latinos

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.18.2011 | Denver

On the heels of news that Colorado will see some hefty corporate cash in an effort to win the support of latinos in the 2012 election, we bring you (d...

Homosexuality: What Would Jesus Do?

Sunil Adam | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Bubble-Wrapped Inside Our Economic Stalemate

Carol Smaldino | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

If you feel fed up by the stalemate over the economy and you want to know who to blame, watch Inside Job. They are all to blame. This past week as the...

Obama Kabuki: The Budget and the Politics of Positioning

William Bradley | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama is said by insiders to have raised more than all the Republican candidates combined. So if he can appeal to the center without hurting his base, he's in good shape for 2012.

The Spelling of Michele Bachmann's Name Is Un-American

James Napoli | Posted 09.05.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

No less an authority than Wikipedia defines un-American as "applied to people or institutions in the United States seen as deviating from U.S. norms." Well, citizens, it doesn't get much more deviant than spelling Michelle with one freaking l.

The Separation Of Church And Hate

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

For those who insist that we are and must be a Christian Nation, may I suggest that the current "Kill the Gays" strategy is not only flawed, it is anything but Christ-like.

Bachmann's True Grit

Sunil Adam | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


What if the Republicans Lose in 2012?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If Barack Obama gets reelected in 2012, it will raise serious questions about where the Republican Party is heading and how they managed to miss this opportunity to win the election.