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George McGovern's Last Hurrah

Al Eisele | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Thirty-five years after losing a landslide election to Richard Nixon and winning only one state -- Massachusetts -- that branded him as one of the biggest losers in American politics, George McGovern has claimed his place in history as one of its biggest winners.

WATCH: The Best Moments From Past Town Hall Debates (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

While Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will undoubtedly be attempting to win undecided voters around the country at tonight's town hall presidential debat...

What's the Big Idea?

Steven Conn | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Steven Conn

Now the Romney-Ryan campaign bus is lost on the backroads of its own ineptitude, and the story isn't about big ideas but about Romney the Bizarro Candidate. How does a guy trying to sell his competence as a manager manage to bungle his own convention?

From Reagan to Romney: How Last Night's Speech Measured Up

Janet Harris | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Janet Harris

Over the past 32 years, speeches by Republican candidates accepting their party's nomination for president have differed in length, theme and tone. But even among these differences, Mitt Romney's speech last night stands out.

The RNC and Me

Leah Singer | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Leah Singer

Why the Republicans and why 1996? Because that was the year the Convention took place in my hometown of San Diego, and I was so excited to be a convention runner for Knight-Ridder news service.

How Reporters Can Beat the Convention Hall Wisdom

Dan Kennedy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Yes, way too many journalists are attending the conventions, and many if not most of the folks carrying press credentials this week should have stayed home. But I never found any shortage of news at national conventions I covered.

Kansas Republicans Hope State's Right-Wing Shift Will Lead The Nation

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

As goes Kansas, so goes the nation? That's the hope of the Kansas Republican Party, which is seeing a purge of moderates from its ranks as Tea Par...

Hey, Romney, Let Voters See What You Showed McCain

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

John McCain and Mitt Romney share a secret. It's 23 years of Mitt's tax returns.

No More Drama

D. R. Tucker | Posted 07.29.2012 | Black Voices
D. R. Tucker

I could spend months detailing my differences with John Derbyshire regarding American race relations. However, one of his observations about politics and race is uncomfortably true.

Bob Dole, American Vet; Michelle Obama, Friend of American Vets

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

As Memorial Day approaches, I think about a time long ago when three young wounded warriors came home from a war that saved our nation from fascism to rebuild our nation from the ravages of world war and depression.

GOP Senator In Trouble Ahead Of Primary Battle

Roll Call | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

In the age of modern campaigns, Sen. Dick Lugar’s political obituary could have been avoided. A year ago, the Republican lawmaker was in a positi...

Romney's Running Mate Dilemma

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is a sad reflection on the state of the Republican Party, but nonetheless true, that nominating somebody with a basic knowledge of the economy, foreign policy and history was not a given.

Romney Wraps It Up

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Republican nominating season was good entertainment, but much less competitive than many had hoped. By the end of the first week of April, Mitt R...

Top Republican Says Santorum Must Soon 'Face Reality'

AP | By LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former senator Bob Dole says GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is "getting close to the point" where he'll have to decide whether t...

Santorum Takes On McCain, Dole, Bush

Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum is looking to undermine Mitt Romney's electability argument, claiming that only a conservative candidate can win against President Obama...

Tom Hanks Makes Endorsement In Ohio Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) has captured an unusual trio of endorsements in the Democratic primary. Actor Tom Hanks, Republican former senator and pres...

Ode to an Amazing Daughter

Al Eisele | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
Al Eisele

Please forgive me for bragging about our children, but my older daughter Kitty is amazing. She clearly has a feel for history.

You Should Like Newt

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Kurt A. Gardinier

I like Gingrich's who-gives-a-f**k attitude. I also like the fact that he was/is hated in Washington. Why are people using that against him?

Bob Dole: Still a Man to be Reckoned With

Al Eisele | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

While he declined to offer an assessment of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, or compare his performance to his own as minority leader from 1987-95, Dole criticized the "use and overuse" of the filibuster.

Elise Foley

Newt Gingrich's Weak Washington Support | Elise Foley | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich likes to say that he's not an establishment candidate, despite his two-decades in the House of Representatives. He ...

Desperate to Eliminate Gingrich, GOP Turns to Loyal Henchmen

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Disgraced former Assistant Secretary of State Elliot Abrams and thrice-failed GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole have both taken aim at the former House speaker, suggesting that he's "unfit" for the presidency.

Even as Romney Recovers, Newt's Attacks Are Killing His Chances In the Fall

David Paul | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The world is different now from when Karl Rove and Matthew Dowd crafted a political strategy in a world with no center. Today, the center looms, and Republican chances are zero if they cannot win the suburbs.

Jason Linkins

Bob Dole Hates Newt Gingrich And Wants To Know What Was Up With That Bucket | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

According to all the headlines today, the establishment right has up and declared all-out anger-war on the newly resurgent Newt Gingrich, because give...

Could Gingrich's SC Win Be a Pyrrhic Victory? Ask Bill Clinton

Fred Bauer | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Fred Bauer

Cunningly, Gingrich was able to change the narrative in South Carolina by making it about him. If, however, a general election between Gingrich and Obama becomes a referendum on Gingrich, the former Speaker probably loses.

Never Go Naked To A Knife Fight

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who just won the New Hampshire primary, needs to keep in mind what happened to McCain in South Carolina or else he will find himself dazed and confused, and talking out of both sides of his mouth. Again.