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Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Not Much Of A Blackmailer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino does a few things well. Why, just today, The First Post highlighted three of them. She can train dogs to mak...

Sam Stein

In Nebraska, A Republican Is Pulled Into Dem Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The battle over which Democratic candidate is best served to run for Chuck Hagel's soon-to-be vacant Nebraska Senate seat remains unresolved and is th...

Jason Linkins

Jim Gilmore Announces That He Will Enter, Later Lose, Virginia Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jim Gilmore today announced his intention to seek the Senate seat being vacated by outgoing Republican Senator Mark Warner. A handful of Virginians l...

Jason Linkins

'Trust Us, We're Experts!': George Will Predicts Ron Paul Will Finish In The Double-Digits in New Hampshire

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to David Brooks, the state of New Hampshire is blanketed with "posters" for Ron Paul, which can be seen as you "drive around." And we've go...

Jason Linkins

WaPo's McClellan Coverage Strains The Definition of "In The Loop"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you've been hunting for coverage of Scott McClellan's book in the Washington Post, you've likely noted what a struggle it's been. Here's some sweet relief.

Sam Stein

Pay-To-Praise? Firefighter Who Cheered Rudy Now Campaign 'Political Strategist'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rudy Giuliani has a firefighter problem. Following up on earlier criticism, a group of 9/11 family members and firefighters met on Monday at Dartmouth...

Sam Stein

War Contracts To Controversial Companies On The Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government awarded more than $16 billion in federal contracts to the former Halliburton subsidiary KBR between 2004 and 2006, despite controv...

Jason Linkins

McCain Announces He Will Forgo Secret Service Protection

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the clearest sign yet that John McCain is either the whacked out Manchurian Candidate that tin-foil haberdashery enthusiasts believe him to be or i...

Sam Stein

Bloomberg Crams On Foreign Policy: Proof That He's Planning '08 Bid?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been receiving foreign policy briefing sessions on a wide variety of topics, providing the strongest indicat...

Jason Linkins

Citing 'Outsider' Status, Huckabee Becomes First Candidate To Respond to McClellan Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This evening on Hardball, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee became the first presidential candidate to make a public statement on former W...

Sam Stein

Days Before Thanksgiving, Dems Draw Line In The Sand On Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic House leadership drew a line in the sand over Iraq War funding today, setting the tone for a messaging battle that will likely play out ove...

Jason Linkins

Biden Scores With Post-Debate Mashup

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The past two Democratic debates have found the top-tier candidates all a-bicker with one another, a spectacle that reached its apogee at the beginning...

Jason Linkins

Novak "Scandal": Not Much Ado, Even About The Ado

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The "it" turns out to be no more tangible that whatever was in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction or in the back of the Chevy Malibu in Repo Man.

Sam Stein

Top Three Dems Now Refuse To Cross Picket Line For Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic frontrunners for the presidential nomination have all announced that they will forgo CBS News' upcoming presidential debate unless the ...

Jason Linkins

Iraq Insurgent Ranks Increasingly Filled By The Cash-Strapped

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post's Amit Paley files a report from Iraq today titled, "Iraqis Joining Insurgency Less for Cause Than Cash." Abu Nawall, a capture...

Jason Linkins

Scott McClellan Grabs A Seat At The Former-Bush-Aide-Turned-Author Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McClellan stepped down in May of 2006, and has since penned a book that will finally allow him to do what he never could as press secretary: tell all.

Sam Stein

Novak Admits Smear Column Is Even Weaker Than It First Appeared

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bob Novak took to the airwaves today to defend his recent controversial column, in which he claimed that Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ...

Sam Stein

Dems Work On Holiday To Prevent Bush Recess Appointments

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to preempt President Bush from making controversial recess appointments, Senate Democrats decided on Tuesday that they would stay in session ov...

Jason Linkins

President Bush Sentences Two Turkeys To Life Imprisonment At Disney World

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Momentarily tamping down his famed executioner's lust, President Bush today "pardoned" May and Flower, two turkeys named for the hotel on Connecticut ...

Sam Stein

Anti-Mormon Calls Causing Infighting, Trouble Within GOP Field

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Days after anti-Mormon phone calls were first reported in New Hampshire and Iowa, the source behind the calls remains a mystery, causing speculation a...

Michael Roston

Freedom's Watch Watch: Vulnerable Democrats Shrug Off New Iraq Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If House Democrats are worried about Freedom's Watch calling them out in newspaper ads in their local districts, they aren't showing it. "In an age o...

Michael Roston

Freedom's Watch Watch: New Veterans Day Ads Target Dems On Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The morning after the country observed Veterans Day, newspaper readers in seven cities woke up to full page ads blasting their local Democratic repres...

Max Follmer

Clinton's Planted Question...In 1999

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three days after Hillary Clinton's campaign was forced to admit it had planted a question at an Iowa campaign event, an eagle-eyed tipster noted that ...

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: The Paramount Concerns Of The Upper Tax Brackets

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we mentioned yesterday, CNN's Glenn Beck is a wealthy man who's poised to get even wealthier. And, as such, this informs his values. Glenn's bank...

Thomas B. Edsall

Edwards Increasingly Fenced In By Federal Matching Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On September 27, just before announcing that his third quarter contributions had dwindled to $7.2 million, John Edwards reached out for a lifeline: fe...