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Colin Powell Endorses Obama

New Obama Ad Features Colin Powell Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eager to match, if not trump, Mitt Romney's recent claims to a bipartisan disposition, President Barack Obama's campaign is launching a ...

Powell Endorsement Turned Into Campaign Spot

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's campaign is hoping that the recent endorsement of former Secretary of State Colin Powell will help the president win voters i...

McCain Slams Powell Over Iraq

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is still not pleased with former Secretary of State Colin Powell's endorsement for President Barack Obama's second term. ...

Colin Powell Makes Presidential Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday. "You know, I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to...

Powell Names Economy As Obama's Biggest Problem

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 300-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Tuesday reinforced just how dire an economic environment President Obama faces, Colin Powell to...

Colin Powell a Reformed Sinner?

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The radical shift in Powell's stance on LGBT issues should not give him a carte blanche. As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell justified homophobia as a simple objection to a behavioral choice.

Liberal Media to Blame? Not This Time: Apostate Conservatives Nail Coffin Shut

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Nearly two years of presidential politics are finally coming to an end and it appears John McCain--out of "gimmicks du jour"--has decided to spend muc...

Obama's Secretary Of Defense: Colin Powell?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Check Back For Updates! For the latest news on the Obama cabinet, visit the Huffpo's Obama Cabinet Big News Page!*** ***Update 11/5*** Rumors ar...

It's About Time...

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...somebody shared this necessary, obvious statement with our big, dumb, xenophobic, pretty-damn-racist country America: "It is permitted to be said, ...

To Buchanan, Blacks Happiest On Plantation

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

Buchanan is advancing his own racist brand of utilitarianism: wherein the greatest number of people are happiest when blacks know their place.

Jason Linkins

CBS' Schieffer: Powell "Saying Aloud What A Lot Of Republicans...Saying Privately" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, conservative critics offered some pushback on the General's decision, with several, most no...

Jason Linkins

Romney: Joe The Plumber Better Than Colin Powell | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Neil Cavuto's interview with Mitt Romney today was largely unremarkable in the annals of campaign shillery, save for one moment where Cavuto asked Rom...

Sunday Watch 10-19-08: In Which Colin Powell is a Statesman

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

Powell's speech, delivered to Tom Brokaw in large blocs of virtually uninterrupted text, should give the cynic pause.

The Myth Of Colin Powell's 'Obama's One Of Us' Vote

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Factually, most blacks don't vote for blacks just because they are black. It does not appear as though black America is handing Obama a "he's one of us" vote.

Can McCain Still Win if he Dumps Sarah Palin Now?

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

For John McCain, Sarah Palin has proven to be a bridge to nowhere. She helped him bridge the gap for the support of religious advocates and the conse...

Powell Stands Against Smears

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

We can only hope that Powell's words shake more Republicans from their electoral daze, and cause them to object to the damage the far-right smear campaign is doing to America.

The Powell Endorsement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Powell's endorsement gives Obama a small bump, but it doesn't give him a huge positive boost on deeper foreign policy issues because Powell has destroyed his own credibility.

Thank You Rush Limbaugh (and Pat Buchanan)

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Limbaugh and Buchanan have both sought to tie Powell's endorsement to his race. Only something funny happened. Instead of diminishing Powell's reputation, they only further diminished theirs.

Jason Linkins

Cartoonist Depicts Powell As Benedict Arnold In Blackface | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if Colin Powell needed one more reminder of the toxic level of political discourse that, in part, fueled his decision to endorse Barack Obama, poli...

Racism and Rush: Limbaugh's Response to Colin Powell

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Powell's endorsement of Obama has apparently driven conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh apoplectic, if not downright over the edge.

Powell: GOP Leaders Spreading Muslim Rumors

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kirby

It seems to me that Powell blamed officials of his own party for quietly encouraging, if not actually fomenting, lies about Obama being a Muslim.

Obama Speaks Out on Powell Endorsement (Updated Re George Will on Race)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

"I am beyond honored and deeply humbled to have the support of General Colin Powell," said Obama.

The Plumber vs. The General

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Dosen't McCain and Palin understand that they undermine their own campaign with these shoddy attempts to fire up their own base?

What Will Powell's Endorsement Mean for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Military Families?

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Powell has endorsed a candidate that has consistently said he favors repealing the law. Is he now ready to say the day has arrived when lifting Don't Ask Don't Tell makes good sense?

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

The Huffington Post | Seth Colter Walls & Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will break with his party and vote for Sen. Barack Obama. "He has both style and subst...