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2012 Presidential Election

CA-Pres: 51% Obama (D), 44% Opponent (R) (PPP 10/31)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PPP 10/29-31/10 882 Likely voters (3.3% margin of error), including 317 Likely GOP primary voters (5.5% margin of error) Mode: Automated phone (PPP PD...

It Was More Than Just a Wave

Steve Lombardo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

The GOP has retaken the American heartland and Obama needs it to win again in 2012. The new map is a sea of red. The biggest gains were in the heartland: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Rick Perry Calls On Mitt Romney To 'Repudiate' His Health Care Plan (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Recently reelected Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) continued his media tour for his new book on Fox News on Monday, railing against progressivism and cl...

Pundits Boldly Predict the 2084 Election

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

As the effects of the 2010 mid-term elections are still being analyzed, political pundits are already declaring the winner of the United States' 2084 ...

New Poll: Obama Vulnerable in 2012?

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's just two days after the midterm election, but never too early for pollsters to turn their attention to 2012. A new poll out today from CNN shows ...

US-Pres: 52% Obama (D), 44% Palin (R) (CNN 10/27-30)

Huffington Post | Carly Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN / Opinion Research Corporation 10/27-30/10; 921 registered voters, 3% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (CNN article) National 201...

Mike Pence Stepping Down From GOP House Leadership Post

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A top House Republican who's been considering a possible bid for the White House announced Wednesday that he's stepping down from t...

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Five of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Klein

What Obama didn't count on was that, for all the changes taking place among younger "progressive" Jews, Jerusalem remains a third rail in American politics.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Five of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Z. Chesnoff

During the second half of Barack Obama's first term in office, the president's refusal to face reality in the Middle East is likely to shape American policy.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Four of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Klein

Obama approaches the Middle East, as he does most everything else, dispassionately and with a burning desire to fix the problem.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Three of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edward Klein

"If you refuse these demands," Hillary told Netanyahu, according to our sources, "the United States government will conclude that [America and Israel] no longer share the same interests."

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Two of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Understandably, some American Jews were annoyed that Obama had failed to include Israel in his July 2009 Mideast trip. But what rankled them even more was that the president seemed to adopt the Arab narrative to explain the existence of Israel.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part One of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Z. Chesnoff

A sizable number of American Jews are having a serious case of buyer's remorse when it comes to Barack Obama.

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Speak Through Fox News, Rarely On Other Networks

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the presidential election were to be held this November instead of in 2012, odds are that the Republican contender would be employed by Fox News. T...

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Mitch Daniels, 2012's Answer to Fred Thompson

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

"Everybody agreed that Galba would make an excellent emperor, until he became emperor." Substitute "became emperor" with "formed an exploratory committee to run for president," and you have Mitch Daniels circa fall 2011.

Haley Barbour: Potential 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Begins Iowa Mail Campaign

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour insists he won't think about a possible 2012 presidential bid until after this year's election, but he's already taking...

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?