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Ben Carson: Trump Has 'Major Defects'

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, has "major defects" and there are "probably" better people for the White House, said supp...

Why Trump Bombed the Abortion Question

John A. Tures | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The real reason Trump took a stand that even anti-abortion groups don't support is because he's been fooled by some Republicans who imply that an overwhelming majority of Americans want to overturn Roe v. Wade.

To Thine Own Self Vote True

John A. Tures | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

"This above all: to thine own self be true," Polonius tells his son Laertes in the first act of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. And the bard's advice is good, as we find that voters may be picking candidates based on what they think they stand for, instead of the real stand on the issues.

It's the Delegate Count, Stupid! GOP's Tricky Primary Vote Allocation Rules Mean "Get Down to Three or Trump's Home Free"

Terry Connelly | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Theoretically, all of these later winner-take-all states could offer an opportunity for any of the top three candidates to catch fire and challenge the leader, but only if the field has been cut down to no more than three by early March.

Could Kasich Win By Following In Lincoln's Footsteps?

John A. Tures | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Sure Ohio Governor John Kasich seems like a longshot for the Republican nomination, despite his impressive second place showing in New Hampshire. But his strategy for winning the GOP contest is not that different from another longshot presidential hopeful from the Midwest.

Ben Carson Wants An Apology From CNN

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Ben Carson has an apology from Sen. Ted Cruz for his role in some Iowa phone call shenanigans the night of the caucus. Now he says...

Ben Carson Defends Flying Home From Iowa On Caucus Night For Clean Clothes

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

Ben Carson on Friday defended his decision to leave Iowa on the night of its caucus and fly to Florida to get clean clothes. "I had been on the road f...

The Yard Sign Caucus

Andrew Plotch | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Andrew Plotch

A Kasich supporter's decked out Airstream before a town hall event at Franklin Pierce University. Photo by Andrew Plotch. It takes all of ten minu...

Iowa Caucus: Playing Field of Dreams

David Trumble | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

First published in The Des Moines Register:...

Donald Trump Wasn't the Only Loser at the GOP Debate

John A. Tures | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The absence of Donald Trump was a breath of fresh air, providing all of us with a greater focus on the issues. But the temperamental Trump wasn't the only loser, as some of the GOP candidates stumbled during the Fox News Channel debate.

We Were Very Confused By Ben Carson's Weird Answers During The GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson gave some bizarre answers during Thursday's GOP debate, the final chance for candidates to make their pitch to voters ...

Ben Carson Becomes First GOP Candidate To Weigh In On Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Tuesday became the first GOP presidential candidate to speak out on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, blaming lo...

Meet The Woman Who Confronted Ben Carson Over His Stance On Gays

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The woman who took Republican presidential candidate hopeful Ben Carson to task over his stance on gays and lesbians has opened up about the experienc...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Here’s What You Need To Know About The First Republican Primaries As 2016 Begins

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

WHY IOWA, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTH CAROLINA MATTER - Keith Gaddie and Kirby Goidel: “On February 1, 2016 the first presidential nominating delegates ...

Top Ben Carson Aides Resign

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign manager of U.S. Republican Ben Carson's 2016 presidential run and other aides resigned on Thursday in a d...

In the Spirit of "Peace on Earth," God Appears on Fox News to Call for Gun Control

Flora Nicholas | Posted 12.22.2016 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

In a surprising move this holiday season, Our Father, which normally art in heaven, descended down to earth yesterday and added His Almighty voice to the call for gun control. Dressed in a pure white suit, and looking not unlike Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty, God appeared on Fox News and said:

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Have Surprising Reactions To Recent Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

EVENTS LIKE THE SAN BERNARDINO ATTACKS CAN PLAY A ROLE IN RESHAPING PUBLIC OPINION - Gary Langer: “[F]or everyone who wants to address terrorism wi...

Hustler Has A $1 Million Offer Out On Ben Carson's Adviser For Proof Of Man-On-Man Harassment

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.05.2017 | Queer Voices

Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt is offering up to $1 million to anyone who can prove that a top adviser to Republican presidential hopeful Ben ...

Ted Cruz Surges To First Place In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has surged past Ben Carson and Donald Trump and ascended into first place in the key primary state of ...

Carly Fiorina Takes A Dig At Ben Carson: 'I Am Actually A Republican'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina took a dig at opponent Ben Carson on Friday for saying that he may split from the Republican Party. Ca...

Ben Carson Threatens To Leave The GOP

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson may consider an independent bid for the White House, angry over a rep...

Ben Carson Calls Transgender Military Members A Distraction

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Ben Carson told veterans at an event in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday that the military is not the place to deal with the “trans...

Ben Carson Sends Voters 'Very Special, Very Personal Portrait'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

Most candidates neglect Washington, D.C., when sending out mailers for the Republican presidential primary. So one of the joys of going out of town is...

Ben Carson Will Reportedly Visit Refugee Camp In Jordan

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is traveling to Jordan on Friday to visit Syrian refugees at a United Nati...

First They Came: Redux

Warren Holstein | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
Warren Holstein

According to Wikipedia: "First they came ... is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the cow...