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2012 Republican Candidates

Schieffer Nabs First Interview With Romney, Ryan

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.12.2012 | Media

CBS "Face The Nation" host Bob Schieffer nabbed the first joint interview with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his newly...

Where The GOP Candidates Stand On Social Security

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Social Security is a tricky issue in the GOP primary: It's a program of nearly unparalleled popularity, resonates with the seniors most likely to vote...

The Best Man for the Job Is Already in It

Daniel Koas | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Daniel Koas

I agree that there is a time and place for conservatism, but now isn't it. The U.S. is in an incredibly important historical period right now, especially with the changing face of the world around us.

Al Sharpton Blasts Rick Santorum And Republicans

Posted 01.05.2012 | Media

Al Sharpton tore into GOP candidate Rick Santorum on his MSNBC show Wednesday night, who he described as "one of the most right-wing candidates" in th...

Democrats Must Push Back on Monetary Policy Arguments

Kyle Victor | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Kyle Victor

Democrats and progressives must become more willing to engage in monetary policy conversation and make the case for keeping the Fed, for using QE and stimulus to get America out of recession, and for more robust financial regulation.

Sorry Ron Paul, "End the Fed" Is Just Another Republican Plan to Help the Financial Sector and Hurt Everyone Else

Kyle Victor | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Kyle Victor

Many liberals, myself included, have long harbored some sympathy for Ron Paul. I suspect that this is not only because of his refusal to follow the neo-conservatives on issues like civil liberties, but also because the man, like a squirrel, has always seemed so very harmless.

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Says Mitt Romney Is 'Part Of Wall Street' | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a shot at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's previous career in private equity, saying his rival i...

Newt Gingrich's Vision For The Impoverished -- A Reflection Of Our Values

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

The current front runner in the Republican race for the presidency is none other than Newt Gingrich. That is surprising considering his political care...

Somebody Has to Say It

Richard Greener | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

Have modern 21st century Republicans pitched their tent in the intellectual desert? Are they our Know Nothings? Do they exalt ignorance while supporting arrogant indifference to science and other facts? Has their party become irrational?

Things Aren't Going Well For Mitt Romney

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Mitt Romney's rivals know that attacking him will only weaken him for the general election, assuming he wins the nomination. But at least a couple of his rivals are actually trying to win the nomination.

Jon Huntsman's Saturday Night Live Appearance Was Smart Campaigning

Danny Groner | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
Danny Groner

One SNL appearance is not enough alone to help Huntsman's numbers. But it does have the ability to get people talking.

The GOP as the WWE

Rob Taub | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Rob Taub

I have more than 25 years of experience in broadcast television and one of my jobs was Supervising Producer at World Wrestling Entertainment, which perhaps explains my unique understanding of the GOP candidates.

Majority Of Americans Support Raising The Minimum Wage

Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

The majority of Americans say they support raising the minimum wage -- by a lot. More than two-thirds of Americans say lawmakers should raise the ...

Elise Foley

Ron Paul Says He May Not Support Another GOP Nominee | Elise Foley | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said on Sunday he will not necessarily endorse another GOP candidate if he doe...

The Birther Issue: Where The GOP Presidential Candidates Stand

Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

The issue of President Barack Obama's citizenship has been largely absent from the 2012 Republican primary ever since Donald Trump dropped out of the ...

Michael McAuliff

D'oh! Homer Simpson Donates To Buddy Roemer | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homer Simpson may have tried to vote for Barack Obama in 2008, but he's apparently switched his allegiance to former Louisiana Gov. Budd...

Jon Ward

Will Mitt Romney Kill The Tea Party? | Jon Ward | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain's rise in the polls this week doesn't change the fact that Mitt Romney is still the most likely Republican nominee for presi...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney's Aggressive China Rhetoric Questioned By Conservatives | Jon Ward | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama submitted three long-awaited free trade agreements to Congress this month, which were quickly ratified Wednesday, but Re...

Howard Fineman

Preview: Romney Trails 'No Opinion' Nationally Ahead Of New Hampshire GOP Debate | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Here's the main thing to know about the Republican presidential race as it heads into high season tonight with a debate sponsored ...

Jon Ward

Perry Faces Tough Questions From Cautious Iowa Conservatives | Jon Ward | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

SPENCER, Iowa -- It was a good day in the Hawkeye State for Rick Perry, but he'll need a lot more like it to climb his way back to the top slot among ...

Jon Ward

Perry Says Tuition Policy Created 'Tax-Payers, Not Tax-Wasters' | Jon Ward | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, IOWA -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry made a new argument Saturday in defense of his actions to give children of undocument...

Ryan Grim

Romney Takes Shot At Christian Extremist | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizers of this weekend’s Values Voters Summit thanked Mitt Romney for his Saturday appearance by giving the slot immediately after...

With GOP Primary Field Set, Voters Weigh Their Options

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP presidential field apparently set, Republican primary voters are likely facing a choice between an experienced, establishme...

Elise Foley

Rick Perry As Pro-Immigrant? Not Quite, Students Say | Elise Foley | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maria Fernanda Cabello, a 20-year-old junior at Texas A&M University, moved to Texas from Mexico when she was 12 years old. She and her ...

Christina Wilkie

Ron Paul's Big 'Fantasy' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

In this series of articles, HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and to whom did t...