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Stubborn Cough, 'Caution' Keep George Bush Sr. In Hospital

AP | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush is improving but remains in a Houston hospital for treatment of a stubborn bronchitis-related cough. Met...

The New Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's going to be pain all around in whatever deal is struck. Most Americans are going to be directly impacted in one way or another by whatever bargain is made between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

LOOK: Presidents Pardon Turkeys!

Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

The presidential turkey pardon is an annual Thanksgiving tradition that takes place at the White House. Cobbler and his alternate, Gobbler, are the...

What Muslim Vote?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Citizenship in this country and the promise to follow its laws is a contract under Islam; therefore, following the laws of the country we live in is a religious mandate for Muslims. So just watch us vote.

Vote for the B-

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

To employ the vernacular used in my day job teaching college students, I give Obama a generous B- grade. Meanwhile, the rapacious capitalist-turned-candidate Romney earns a solid F and makes Obama look quite good in comparison.

Non-Kenyan White Men for Romney

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

If Romney would just commit to granting all of us the same deal that he gets from his hedge fund and capital gains tax breaks and offshore accounts, I might be tempted to join the ranks of terminally shortsighted white males who seemed poised to vote him into office.

Inspired by Richard Schiff....

David Trumble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Trumble

Richard Schiff's description of coronation as being defined by a death of sorts conjured up a lot of images in my head, and as we tilt ever closer to yet another decisive moment in history, it's valuable to ruminated on such things. In other words, it prompted me to draw this, hope you like.

And Our Next President Is...?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

On November 6, voters will go to the polls and cast their ballot for our next President. Because of very powerful astrological events occurring at this time, I predict an even more dramatic and shocking election than the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential contest.

Romney's Cold War Ponzi Scheme

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Obama, the naive community organizer, thinks the foreign policy debate is about national security, but Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows that it's always been about maximizing profit.

The Hangover Presidency

Andrew Slack | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Andrew Slack

While it's funny to watch the guys in The Hangoverpiece together a disastrous night, America has far less to laugh about. Piece by piece, Obama has tried to restore a nation hooked on George W. Bush's inebriation to a nation that is sober.

Obama and Romney Capture Numerous Debate Awards

Joseph Bubman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Joseph Bubman

I watched Tuesday night's presidential debate from La Fortuna, Costa Rica, near the active volcano Arenal. Speaking of good fortune, the absence of a volcanic eruption here was offset by plenty of fireworks during the town hall debate. My awards go to...

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

America needs a period of truth and reconciliation. How can we avoid future wars if we don't understand how consent was manufactured for a war against Iraq?

How to Reduce Our Big Fat Deficit? Romney's Austerity Diet vs. Obama's New Deal 2.0 Work Out

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

When Americans vote this November we are choosing between two plans to get America back in shape: a safe and proven 'work out' plan or an extreme diet that could leave the 1 percent fat while the rest of us starve.

BayFest - Alabama's Premiere Music Festival

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

BayFest 2012 is upon us this weekend! Featuring musical acts of just about every genre imaginable on seven different stages in downtown Mobile from Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th, BayFest offers up something for everyone.

Sigh No More: Obama, Romney Leave No Room to Argue

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

It is absurd to depict Wednesday night's rhetorical stew of superficial nitpicking by two candidates with a proven record of subservience to the Wall Street bandits responsible for wrecking our economy as a meaningful exercise in democratic governance.

The Obama and Romney Debates Do Matter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Republicans will claim victory for Romney. Democrats will claim victory for Obama. It will be tantamount to an NFL game with a tie score after one overtime period. It goes down in the books as a tie. The Romney versus Obama debate will be the same.

Why the Poor Pay Far More Than Romney

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This is more than simply a case of armies of corporate shilling tax lobbyists that rig the tax system to insure that the rich duck and dodge their fair share. The poor have always been viewed as a ready, easy, and accessible piggy bank for state and federal governments to pay their always increasing bills.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #38, Balance Against Congress

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

The last time the Republicans had both houses of Congress and the presidency we got an irresponsible Congress that gave us huge tax cuts for the rich that we couldn't afford and an unfunded war we shouldn't have fought, setting us up for an economic catastrophe we didn't need.

Jason Linkins

Caught On Tape, Candidates Get Shot In The Footage: The HuffPost List | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign was thrown into sudden turmoil this week when a video of remarks he made at a Boca Raton donor bash became publicly availab...

I'm With Stupid: Taxing My Feeble Grasp of Math and Percentages

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.17.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

All conservatives seem to talk about is Reagan, so I just naturally assumed that taxes were really low during his presidency. Then I made the mistake of looking stuff up.

Can Romney Win With Just White Votes?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The drop-off does not take into account the blatant and sneaky voter suppression tactics that GOP governors and GOP state legislators have worked feverishly to put in place to further damp down the black and Hispanic vote.

Mendacity of Hope

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The Republicans gained little momentum for their presidential ticket coming out of the GOP convention in Tampa last week. In fact, the most memorable moment of the convention was Clint Eastwood's chat with the "Invisible Man."

GOP-fest, Day Two

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Day Two was the Day Of The Attack Dog. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

Bush Pleased With Life Outside Of 'The Swamp' Of Politics

The Washington Post | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

DALLAS — George W. Bush has spent much of the month with relatives at the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, where he played golf, rode bicycl...

Reason #29: Forward Versus Backward

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Whether you're PRObama, NObama, or still undecided, 52 Reasons to Vote for Obama gives you all the information you need to share with friends, debate ...