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2012 Presidential Election

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.

The Obama-Shaped Leadership Void

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

One of my purposes in this column is to help myself and my readers understand a rudderless country with a feckless president, a military caste with an...

Is 'Feminism' Going Chapter 11?

Amy Siskind | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

The feminists once so eager to exclude conservative women from their clique won their battle; but, sadly, they lost the war. GOP women decided they didn't need to be "feminists" after all and are now leading the charge to put more women in power.

Jerry Brown Finds A California Budget That Flies, For Now

William Bradley | Posted 08.29.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

The latest round of California's chronic budget crisis is finally coming to an end. It's a significantly better end than in the past. But it's not an ending with finality.

James "Whitey" Bulger to Enter Race for Republican Presidential Nomination

Spencer Green | Posted 06.28.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"The reason Mr. Bulger came out of hiding was to announce his quest for the Oval Office," said Bulger's spokesperson Louis "The Spokesperson" Dalmantin. "He is just the man America needs in these desperate times."