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Thomas B. Edsall and Sam Stein

Protecting Hillary: Bill Clinton Severs Business Ties With Billionaire Buddy Burkle

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Clinton has severed business ties with Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle, fearful that their deals could erupt into bad publicity damaging his w...

Will Thomas

The Ghost Of Gonzales: Justice Dept Still Backs Controversial Voter ID Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though Alberto Gonzales is gone, the Justice Department is still backing controversial voter identification laws that many believe are specifically de...

Will Thomas

Huckabee's Christmas Ad, Ron Paul Fires Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee is bringing his Christmas cheer, and his Baptist minister roots, to Iowans this election season. His recent ad, "What Really Matters," ...

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: In Which We Pretend That Widely Known Facts Aren't Widely Known

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more inane ideas that has been put forth since the beginning of the Iraq War is that our enemy sits with their eyes glued to the television...

Sam Stein

Kerrey Says Obama Attended A Secular Madrasa

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former senator Bob Kerrey, who recently endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, said during a television appearance on Monday that her ...

Sam Stein

Clinton Contradicts Her Own Campaign On Shaheen Resignation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just when you thought there were no more wrinkles in the Clinton and Obama campaign's tit-for-tat on the issue of youthful indiscretions... On Monday...

Sam Stein

Romney Tells Huckabee: Apologize To Bush

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During an appearance on Meet the Press today, Mitt Romney took another swipe at his chief primary opponent, Mike Huckabee, calling on him to apologize...

Sam Stein

Military Leaders: Ignore Bush Veto Threat, Ban Waterboarding

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thirty retired admirals and generals have penned a letter to key Democrats, urging them to defy President Bush's veto threats and pass legislation req...

Sam Stein

Huckabee Apologizes For Mormon Remark, Romney Makes Nice

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All is apparently forgiven between Republican frontrunners Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. The former Arkansas governor told CNN that he apologized ...

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: "I'm An American, And Most Americans Are"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The quote in the title is not, as you might surmise, an early working title of the new Stephen Colbert book. It's a quote given by CNN's Glenn Beck w...

Sam Stein

Obama Called Out Ted Kennedy: "You're Getting A Little Old...Get Some Spine"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While on the campaign trail, Sen. Barack Obama's constant refrain has been that on legislative matters of great import, he is the one major candidate ...

Will Thomas

Congressman Calls For Special Counsel Over CIA Tapes

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Someone call Patrick Fitzgerald. Today Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) sent a letter to Attorney General Mukasey requesting the immediate appointment of a speci...

Sam Stein

Dodd's Filibuster Threat Stalls Wiretap Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Senator Chris Dodd won a temporary victory today after his threats of a filibuster forced Democratic leadership to push back consideration of a measur...

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this week, CNN's Glenn Beck got together with the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore to talk about the migration of blue-staters to red state...

Sam Stein

Dodd Prepares To Filibuster Warrantless Surveillance Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Chris Dodd is poised to take the Senate floor in an effort to derail a measure that would grant immunity to telecommunication companies that h...

Jason Linkins

The Most Important Endorsement Is The Last Endorsement (Until The Next Endorsement)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Naturally, the Clinton campaign is all a-stoked over winning the Des Moines Register's endorsement. And, naturally, all the typical Sunday touts are cooing over the impact it's going to have.

Jason Linkins

Bill O'Reilly's Struggles With The Interwebs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

O'Reilly demonstrates that his knowledge of the subject hasn't advanced much beyond ancient Sandra Bullock thrillers.

Jason Linkins

Babylon And On: Fox And Friends Stage 'War' On Christmas Circle-Jerk

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When I read that the House of Representatives was going to vote on a resolution honoring Christmas and Christianity, I cannot tell you how happy I was...

Will Thomas

'08 Dems Pressure Reid Over Wiretap Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is under sharp new pressure to bring forward surveillance legislation that would block the Bush administratio...

Sam Stein

Gordon Smith Defends Lott's Segregationist Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday morning, Sen. Gordon Smith, R-OR, offered a passionate defense of the pro-segregationist comments made by his col...

Sam Stein

Republican Strategists See Doom In Muddled Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates may be waxing optimistically about their chances of winning the White House, but recent polls showing a muddled...

Jason Linkins

Return Of 'Woodstock Museum' To Appropriations Bill Noted

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You have to feel bad for the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Their stated purpose is "to improve the quality of life in Sullivan County and the sur...

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: Messiah Complex

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we learned from his interview with Breitbart TV, strange things happen to Glenn Beck while he's visiting our nation's finest airports. Last week w...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Good morning and a happy period-between-Hanukkah-and-Christmas to everyone. Some of you may be lucky enough to have snow on the ground right now. In...

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: Beck On Bush: 'The Worst Liar On The Planet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, we sent you readers off to enjoy a candid, "uncensored" interview with Glenn Beck on Breitbart TV, one that Beck himself pimped as a "great...