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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...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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...

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...

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...

Jason Linkins

In Case You Hadn't Noticed, Dennis Kucinich Has An Awesome Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Their relationship is so filled with wacky cosmic coincidences that it makes you wonder if maybe Kucinich isn't totally attuned to the mysteries of the known universe after all.

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Some Concern, Concerning Concern

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you spend any time watching Dana Perino respond to reporters on the matters that matter to the nation, you begin to wonder to oneself: "My God, is ...

Jason Linkins

Lawrence O'Donnell Loses His Ever-Loving Mind on McLaughlin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A sane, if highly flawed, discussion of Mitt Romney's "Faith In America" speech on the McLaughlin Group was cold-cocked into the realm of crazy-faced ...

Jason Linkins

Ron Paul Blimp To Become Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Ron Paul campaign is still looking formidable in the early primary states - our Off The Bus crew are impressed with his Iowa operation, and George...

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: Mitt-Smitten, Comes A Kitten

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What is it that brings out Beck's kid gloves? In a word, vulnerability. When Beck needs to sit in and play a part in the shilling of his book, he's all tender and complimentary.

Murray Waas

Former Aide Contradicts Huckabee Defense Of Rapist's Release

HuffingtonPost.com | Murray Waas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Directly contradicting Mike Huckabee's claims, his former senior aide tells the Huffington Post that, as governor of Arkansas, Huckabee indeed told th...

Sam Stein

Early Firm Work Ties Giuliani To Saddam, Noriega

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Appearing Sunday on Meet the Press, Rudy Giuliani laughed his way through a series of questions about his business connections to shady figures. Why ...

Fox News Sunday Host Calls Out Obama, Edwards For Not Appearing

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace called out presidential candidates Sen. Barack Obama and former senator John Edwards for not appea...