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GOP Approves Changes To 2012 Primary Calendar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Republican National Committee has approved a 2012 presidential primary calendar in which caucuses and primaries begin aft...

Palin vs. Obama: It Could Happen and It Could Be a Close Election

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

In a so far weak Republican field of presidential possibilities Palin stands out as the top dog. Other serious GOP candidates better start taking her seriously and get in the game quickly before she has a lead that can't be beaten.

Newt Gingrich 2012: How Close Is The Former House Speaker To Deciding Whether To Run?

Erin Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the weekend former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hinted about his timeline for a presidential run in 2012, saying that he would make his decision i...

Sam Stein Discusses "The Bush Revival" On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein went on MSNBC this morning to discuss his recent article, The Bush Revival: How Jeb, Rove, Gillespie Are Leading Th...

Is Sarah Palin an Ignoramus or a Cynic?

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Sowell's bizarre analogy aside, why did Palin recommend this crack-pot article to her followers? Does she actually not know the history of Nazism and the real significance of Hitler's dictatorship?

Jerry Brown's Long and Winding Road

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The fact is that a lot of good things got done when Jerry Brown was California's governor. And he also made some notable mistakes. Which he acknowledges, but I think he should talk more about.

10 Key Things To Know About The High-Stakes California Governor's Race

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The hand-picked candidate of Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, billionaire Meg Whitman, is already shattering all spending records in her bid to win the governorship.

Obama in 2012 -- Why He's a 3-1 Favorite

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

While it's hard enough to predict tomorrow's weather or the 2010 midterms, here's an objective morning line on the 2012 presidential race based on three criteria and three variables. Why should Nate Silver have all the fun?

Rick Santorum: Heed the Teachings of Your Church

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

As a Catholic, Santorum should be well aware that there isn't any controversy within his church about evolution.

Obama Re-Election: Majority Don't Think President Deserves Second Term, According To CNN Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Palin Is Obama's Secret Weapon

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Sarah Palin may turn out to be Obama's greatest political asset. Polls show that Obama is the most polarizing Democrat since Truman. Palin, in turn, is the most polarizing Republican since Lincoln.

2012 Is Here: Let the Games Begin!

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

The question is: Is Evan Bayh really getting out of the game, or just starting it?

Mitt Romney Names Top Aide Matt Rhoades To Head His PAC

CNN | Peter Hamby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney took another step towards an increasingly likely 2012 presidential bid Monday by naming Matt Rhoades the executive director of his politic...

Afghanistan, "So It Goes"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As with Vietnam, the problem in Afghanistan is political, not military. The United States can stay there forever if we want to -- but is it worth it?

Will the GOP Nominate a Climate Change Denier in 2012?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Of the early contenders for the Republican nomination, five outright deny or question climate science, while the remaining three are opposed to all meaningful action.

Teflon Dick: How Cheney Uses Media For Protection

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Dick Cheney has committed unconstrained, and as yet unprosecuted offenses, that include circumventing the Constitution and lying the nation into war.

Santorum Mulling Presidential Bid, Says Palin Will 'Have To Do Some Explaining If She Runs'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum told ABC News on Monday that he's "absolutely" considering running for president. Asked if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin w...

2012 GOP Candidates as Diverse And Exciting as Their Ideas

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Farby

In the vast wasteland that is the 2012 GOP presidential landscape, fresh-faced stars join seasoned statesman to create a powerful right-wing juggernau...

Lou Dobbs: 2012 Presidential Run Not 'Crazy'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On WTOP this morning, former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs continued to fuel speculation that he will run for president in 2012. Glenn Thrush reports: When ...

Santorum 2012 Run Against "Injurious" Obama Considered

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rick Santorum affirmed on an RNC conference call -- aimed at attacking Arlen Specter -- that he's considering a run for president in 2012 -- because, ...

Santorum OK With "Dangerous" Label; Not Planning To Run For President

The Washington Times | Joseph Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday he has no problem being marked as a "dangerous" man politically, despite being out of office since 2006. The mo...

Romney For President, But Palin More Popular: Poll

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans would like to see Mitt Romney run for president again in 2012, a new poll suggests. The Gallup poll, released on Wednesday, asked Republ...

Palin Ally: "Life Is Not Happy For Her"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A person close to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with knowledge of her thinking told CNN Monday that her decision to end her term early "is not part of a gra...

Sarah Palin Will Be Back

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Palin is a tenacious a political fighter. She'll no doubt put the time gained of her early exit from the governor's mansion to good use -- perhaps studying up on issues for her visits to the people of Iowa and New Hampshire.

Poll: No Clear GOP Frontrunner For 2012 Presidential Race

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new national poll of Republicans suggests that there's no front runner at this extremely early moment in the next race for the White House. Three po...