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2012 Presidential Election

President Obama's Marriage Equality Mistake

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For Obama, there are virtually no more votes to lose among those who oppose marriage equality, but there's a lot of enthusiasm support and money to be gained from those who are for it.

Obama's Path to Victory

Zach Friend | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

The path is the narrative. Just how does a campaign create a narrative without data?

Michele Bachmann: Upping the Political Motherhood Paradigm

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Will Michele Bachmann become the GOP candidate? Not so long ago, I would have said no, but as none of the Republican men-folk seem to be sparking any Barack Obama-like devotion, she may stand a chance.

From Fringe Figure to Movement Leader: Michele Bachmann's Far-Right Roots

Michael Keegan | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Rep. Michele Bachmann isn't just a Tea Party candidate -- in many ways she embodies the evolution of the movement. To know her, you have to know the far-right social movement in which she remains rooted.

Michele Bachmann: The Next Vice President of the United States? Don't Laugh

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

In early 2009, liberals laughed at the likes of John Boehner and Eric Cantor. Less than 2 years later, Republicans took back the House in a landslide. There's no reason this same trend can't also apply to Michele Bachmann.

How the GOP and Dems Can Win

Warren Ballentine | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Warren Ballentine

While Healthcare, Medicaid and Medicare, along with the wars and Social Security are important issues in the minds of many Americans; the number one issue is the unemployment rate.

GOP Campaign Sites Copy Obama

Saskia Miller | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Saskia Miller

Websites and digital tools aside though: the 2012 presidential campaign will come down to which candidates do the best job communicating with and engaging voters from every possible angle.

The Tide of War

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

President Obama's plan to withdraw 33,000 American troops from Afghanistan by next summer will bring an end to his surge strategy, but it is unlikely to mollify a growing war weariness among the American electorate.

Why Huntsman and Perry Aren't the Answer Either

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In a primary race which should be about electability more than anything else, no candidate appears very electable.

The 2012 Presidential Race Heats Up on Facebook

Sheila Shayon | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media
Sheila Shayon

Facebook, not surprisingly, is a hotbed for political brand advertising -- particularly as the 2012 race heats up.

UPDATE: Romney In CO, Attacks Obama On Health, Jobs

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.20.2011 | Denver

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending today in Colorado meeting with Aurora small business leaders. According to the Associate...

Elise Foley

Herman Cain: No 'Special Precautions' For Muslims In Government | Elise Foley | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain defended his statements on Muslims in a meeting with bloggers Saturday, saying he would a...

Sarah Palin, My President

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

There would be many chances for unique moments in the White House if Sarah Palin were president. How about Sarah on horseback, ringing bells like Paul Revere did, shouting, "The Democrats are coming!"

Obama's 2012 Campaign Slogan: From "Change You Can Believe In" to "Things Could Have Been Worse"

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

President Obama -- if you can't communicate a compelling narrative about the causes of the economic crisis and a plausible program to create jobs and economic growth, I'd keep an eye in the rear view mirror.

Deregulate? So Easy to Forget

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.14.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

I can nearly remember a time when there was growth, when there were jobs. But for the life of me -- it's the amnesia sticks, still working their magic -- I can't remember how many rules and regulations there were back then.

Michele Bachmann's Presidential Debate Debut

Alan Schroeder | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

To the chagrin of her less media-savvy opponents, feisty Michele Bachmann lives to fight another day. Long after most of these other candidates have vanished from the race, it appears likely she'll still be standing.

Elise Foley

Tim Pawlenty: 'Obam-neycare' Modeled After Mitt Romney Health Care Law | Elise Foley | Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty criticized fellow GOP contender Mitt Romney on Sunday for his health care law, saying "Obam...

Jon Ward

There Is No Tea Party: FreedomWorks CEO On The Movement's Evolution And Its Role In 2012 | Jon Ward | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One thing is certain. There is no Tea Party. There are only tea parties. In other words, two years after the birth of a new force ...

Something We Can Say With Certitude: The Economy Stinks!

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Reacting to the latest round of depressing jobs numbers, the president said that it is just like "if you got hit by a truck, it's going to take a while for you to mend." You know what might help speed along the mending? Surgery.

Don't Bet on Huntsman

Donald Kaul | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

The very fact that he was once able to win the hearts of the redder-than-red folks in Utah yet later serve President Obama in an important post is evidence that he might be that magic politician serious Republicans have been looking for.

Poll: Mormonism Still A Factor For 2012 Voters

Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion

A new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that a significant segment of voters would still be less likely to vote for a Mormon candida...

Does Mitt Romney Have A Prayer With Evangelicals?

Time | Amy Sullivan | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

When Mitt Romney makes his appearance at Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Conference Friday evening in Washington, he won’t exactly be headed into the...

Matt Sledge

New Jersey Governor's Helicopter Ride Latest In Often-Criticized Tradition | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Chris Christie was in a rush to get from his son's baseball game in Montva...

WATCH: Palin vs. Bachmann in 2012? | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics


Secret Palin Film to Be Released in Iowa As Possible Sign of Presidential Candidacy

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

Reports have leaked of a startling new development in connection with the 2012 Republican presidential primary.