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Ryan Grim

How Bill Clinton Inspired The 47 Percent Filmmaker | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bill Clinton won the presidential election for Barack Obama. But it wasn't his masterful Democratic National Convention speech or the ad...

Michael McAuliff

Orrin Hatch Says It's Really 51 Percent | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney got it wrong: It's not 47 percent of the nation that is not paying federal income taxes. "It's 51 percent!" Sen. Orrin Ha...

Romney's Debatable Performance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Romney's performance was welcome relief to Republicans after several weeks of poor performances and embarrassing gaffes. He was convincing, and his debate appearance revved up his own base. But did Romney convert any new voters? Will Americans support a candidate whose numbers do not add up?

Romney's Biggest Problem: He Disrespects Most Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In politics there is no bigger sin than disrespecting voters. It is a sin that is rarely, if ever, forgiven. You can explain your policies and programs. You can argue until you're blue in the face about how effective you are as a "manager." It won't matter.

Who Are the 47 Percent?

Camille Rivera | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Camille Rivera

As the presidential debates draw nearer, we need to have a national conversation about the economy and the needs of everyday Americans who make this country great - not just the billionaires who profit from them.

What Romney Doesn't Understand

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
The Morningside Post

Romney divided the country into two groups: the workers who produce, and the "moochers" who benefit. If this sounds like a half-baked version of an Ayn Rand novel, you're right. That's the contemporary Republican Party for you.

Feint Praise

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

When the plutocrats and their minions abuse the average citizen, it is called "oppression." When the oppressed presumed to assert their rights as citizens, the Republicans call it "class warfare." We call it justice ... or, the American way. No feints in that.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Tape-Gate be Romney's 'Lonesome Rhodes' Moment*?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg To Ron Reagan, the 47% tape reveals Romney's sneering elitism -- but Torie Clarke thinks it's a feeding frenzy over a stumble no worse than Obama's comments on "cling to guns/religion" and "redistribution." Then: Are riots in the Middle East the fault of a film or Obama?

Mitt Romney Does Not Have the Right to Dismiss Us

Moby | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics

We are not an 'entitled' class, we are not 'dependent upon the federal government' and we do not consider ourselves 'victims.' We are the hundreds of millions of Americans who had the misfortune of not being born to millionaire parents.

The Face of the 47 Percent

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Hayley Rose Horzepa

People like Romney and Metcalfe aren't concerned about us. Their attitude seems to be that we are young and can easily bounce back and that we can depend on our parent's if need be. That attitude is not only flippant, but it is untrue.

From Behind the Counter: A Different View of the 47%

Diane Russell | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

I believe in an American Dream predicated on a system where everyone plays by the same rules, where the game isn't rigged to benefit the elite at the expense of the rest of us, and where a convenience store clerk can run for state office -- and win.

"Mouth Almighty": A Playlist For The "Inelegantly Stated"

David Wild | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's my inelegant playlist for Mitt Romney -- though it's only really 47% finished until you add your own mouthy song selections below.

Yes We Are! (Entitled to Greatness)

Lucy Emerson-Bell | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Lucy Emerson-Bell

On behalf of the Millennials, you should know we think you were right. We do feel entitled to some things and sometimes we do feel like victims.

Dear 47 Percent

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Dear 47 Percent i am behind closed doors seeking rapprochement eating your flavors drinking your spirits you made a run last year between here and Sa...

More Than 47% of Americans "Depend" on Government, Mr. Romney

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Raise your hand if you went to a public college or university, work for government, borrow books from a public library, ride on government-run buses, subways, or light-rail, use or work for the post office, took a vacation in a national park... and on.

Ben Hallman

Homeless 47 Percenter: 'We Try Every Day To Find A Way To Improve Our Situation' | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

Zibron Harden is too busy attending school full time and raising three sons to pay much attention to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, bu...

Mitt Romney, Meet Marie Antoinette

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The Republican nominee for president can explain the food-as-entitlement remark away all he wants. But if the Democrats want to seal the deal with America, they'll make sure that small moment of these now-infamous videos hits the airwaves every single day until November 6.

Slow Down, Romney! You're Screwing Up Faster Than I Can Write

Spencer Critchley | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Keep it up, Mr. Romney, in a way you're doing us all a great service. This country needs you to lose as fast, and convincingly, as you can.


Carolita Johnson | Posted 11.18.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


The Audacity of Mitt Romney

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Mitt Romney's caught-on-tape remarks reflect all of the worst pathologies of hypocrisy and psychological projection that have so come to define the contemporary GOP.