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Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

Friday Talking Points -- Our 'Dopey Donald' Contest

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pretty much every pundit in the mainstream media got down on their knees and thanked a recent poll which showed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton neck-and-neck in three key swing states this week, because they truly want this gravy train to continue.

Friday Talking Points -- It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.

Likability Matters Most in the 2016 Election

Rebecca Costa | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Costa

History has shown that Americans will, and have, accepted unlikeable leaders, when individuals possess exceptional talent. But in 2016, likeability, not talent, may be the most important attribute going, because it insures amnesty for insults, snarky come-backs and wild accusations.

Milbank: Republicans 'Waving The Flag Of Surrender' To Trump

Washington Post | Whitney Snyder | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics

That soft flapping sound you hear is the Grand Old Party waving the flag of surrender to Trump. Party elites — what’s left of the now-derided “e...

Dana Milbank Is No Yiddish Maven

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.25.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

In his litany, Milbank unintentionally called Trump a criminal when he used the word "farbrecher." I suspect he was relying on websites that say it means "con man," but you can also find myriad websites supplying quotations that famous writers never remotely said.

The Donald Trump Who Stole Christmas

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The Christian faith is not a building and does not begin and end on Christmas. Our faith must be a movement to change the circumstances of our world to better the lives of all God's children, regardless of faith or nationality.

Republicans Should Pass an AUMF or Stop Complaining

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans are currently in a frenzy over Syria. But for all their noise, I notice there is not a single voice crying out to actually change anything in the most concrete way they have at their disposal.

Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.

Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

MILBANK: Ferguson Tragedy Becoming A Farce

The Washington Post | Dana Milbank | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

What happened in Ferguson, Mo., last month was a tragedy. What’s on course to happen there next month will be a farce....

Zach Carter

Democrat Invokes Ugly Conservative Anti-Muslim Event At Human Rights Markup

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) invoked this week's ugly anti-Muslim Heritage Foundation panel during a markup of a human rights bill Thursday, suggesting...

Friday Talking Points -- Republicans' Foot-Shooting Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.

Post Columnist Is Big Offender on CBO Obamacare Report

Sandy Goodman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media
Sandy Goodman

The worst offender I saw in the press was Dana Milbank. I found him terribly hypocritical because he offered two almost completely contrasting takes on the CBO report on successive days, without ever admitting he'd done so.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Publishes Racially Charged Language Online, Not In Print

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media

Warning: This post contains strong language. NEW YORK –- Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank on Tuesday weighed in on the controversy over Was...

BOTH SIDES NOW: The InsaneStream Media Says 'It's the Scandals, Stupid'

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhat a week for Republicans! It started with Obama fighting off simultaneous scandals and 24 coming back this Fall. But as Spitzer and Reagan discuss, by Friday the Scandals Scorecard revealed more smoke than fire. Who'll tell FOX?

WATCH: WaPo Visits HuffPost's DNC Oasis

The Washington Post | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

With about 15,000 journalists covering approximately 5,000 delegates (alternates included), the Democratic National Convention often feels like an eve...

Anti-gay Organizations Exploit and Fundraise in Wake of Attack

Herndon Graddick | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Herndon Graddick

The shooting that took place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last week was a tragedy. The security guard who apprehended the shooter is a hero. The actions of anti-gay groups in the aftermath have been nothing short of reprehensible.

Friday Talking Points -- Milbank's Unfunny Puns

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The line between certain types of comedy and the political/media world should be brighter than ever. This is a lesson Dana Milbank of the Washington Post apparently has yet to learn.

Gingrich Loses the Media Primary

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.02.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The rough media consensus today is that the Republican contest is, in fact, over. Gingrich is described not so much as a serious contender for the Republican nomination as he is an impediment to Romney's need to unify the party and focus on Barack Obama.

Obama Finally Gets Tough

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

President Obama came out swinging on Monday, heeding the advice of his critics in taking a firm stand on his positions for fixing the economy and reducing unemployment in the face of intense, unyielding opposition from Republicans.

The Leadership Question

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Obama was a follower in leader's clothing from the beginning -- or, as Winston Churchill said about Clement Atlee, "a sheep in sheep's clothing."

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney's Dunder Mifflin Infinity

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

This week, the Mitt Romney campaign earned itself some plaudits after releasing a rather evocative new advertisement, called "Bump In The Road." The spot is a brutal attack ad that hits right at the heart of the nation's ongoing unemployment crisis.