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Romney's Secret Plan to [Fill in the Blank]

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Many elections turn on the issue of credibility. This presidential race will turn on the issue of gullibility. The Romney campaign begs the question: Are we really so easily taken in?

"Binders Full of Women" Distracts From Debate's Focus on Workplace Issues

Cara Woodson Welch | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Cara Woodson Welch

Setting aside today's focus on parodies and memes that the phrase spawned, let's remember that the phrase was used in response to a question on women in the workplace, a serious issue that deserves more attention.

Winners and Losers If Romney Wins

Richard Klass | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

We should not let discussion of who won the second presidential debate distract us from the consequences of who wins and loses if Romney is elected.

Obama Could've Closed the Deal Last Night... But Didn't

Trey Ellis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Last night the president still left unsaid what he plans to do in his second term. Romney, on the other hand, trumpets a clear message of hope and of change.

Binders

Brad Hill | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Brad Hill

Breakthrough investigative journalism has uncovered several more binders that inform and help define the Romney candidacy. Sources tell me that these collections represent campaign policy bibles that shape major points of the Romney platform.

Your Photos Of New York State: The People

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

To mark last night's presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, we asked HuffPost readers throughout New York to send us some pictures of the Empire ...

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...

Romney Lost That Debate, but Not Last Night

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Romney did not lose this debate last night -- he lost this debate, and probably this election, a few years ago when he decided that it would be easier to get the Republican nomination if he embraced the right wing ideology and magical economic thinking that is so popular among his party's base.

Really Listening to the Debate

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Lev Raphael

I spent most of the debate riveted by the screen, and was focused on the point-counterpoint. But whenever I got up to get something to drink, the difference between the two men's voices was remarkably stark. One sounded presidential, the other just sounded a bit lost.

Environmental Activist: Obama's Silence On Climate Change Is Good For Climate

The Huffington Post | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

After the Obama administration issued new rules in August that required automakers to nearly double the fuel efficiency of their cars and trucks by 20...

Romney Releases Ad Off Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Wednesday released its first ad with footage from the second presidential debate, focusing on his answers on the economy and...

Obama Mastered the Town Hall a Long Time Ago

Death Race | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Last night's debate wasn't about how Obama performed on America's biggest stage; it was about how he had always performed on its smallest.

Biden Hits Romney Over 'Binders,' Ryan Tries To Explain

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) disagreed over Mitt Romney's remark in the presidential debate Tues...

'Binders Full of Women' Is Actually a Great Approach

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Leah Anthony Libresco

There are a lot of things about Romney I don't like, but what he did to address sexism was excellent, and I'm frustrated it's being treated as a laugh line by other liberals. What he did was (sadly) pretty remarkable.

Matt Sledge

Obama Failed On Immigration Reform, But He Wasn't Getting Any Republican Help, Either

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- One of the cleanest shots Mitt Romney scored on Barack Obama on Tuesday night was over the president's promise, made during the 2008 campa...

Bias Always Hurts the One You Love

Jonathan Haber | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education
Jonathan Haber

Before deciding that a campaign based on accusations of dishonesty must work, it might be worth checking your own biases at the door, at least long enough to ensure they are not leading you, your cause and your candidate over another cliff.

Obama: It's Not True

Ruth Rosen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

At stake tonight was whether the audience thought that President Barack Obama cared more about ordinary Americans than Mitt Romney, known for his extraordinary wealth and promotion of tax cuts for the wealthy.

Aristotle's Strategy for Obama

Lex Paulson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

You have 20 days left in this race. To win the election, you're going to have to trade your philosopher's toga for a warrior's sword. Last night proved you're willing to pick up your sword. I'm here to tell you how you take away Mitt Romney's.

Romney: Turning Back the Clock on Equal Pay

Janine Balekdjian | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Janine Balekdjian

Mitt Romney apparently thinks that the gender pay gap is due to the fact that women can't possibly compete in the labor market because they're constantly rushing home to take care of babies and cook for the children. Therefore, women simply can't be as productive as men.

2012 Presidential Debate #2 Wrap: To Tell the Truth

Roger King | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Roger King

If campaigns are about generating votes and televised debates reveal the true candidate, for the first time America may have seen a glimpse of the real fire inside both of these men in contrast from what we have seen before.

Talking Loud, Saying Nothing

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

Thing One: Talking Loud, Saying Nothing: If the economy could be healed by vague, multi-point plans, then we would be in good shape right now. Unfo...

You Can't Mass-Debate By Yourself, Part 3 (Photocomic)

Duncan Quirk | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

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Joe Biden Hits 'Sketchy' Romney

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is dismissing as "rhetoric but not much substance" Mitt Romney's answers to questions at Tuesday night's presid...

The Top Ten Lines From the Second Presidential Debate

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

It's true, you really should watch the entire debate (or at least read the transcript), but for those of you who don't have the time, or want to re-live last night, here are the top ten lines from the 2012 Hofstra Presidential Debate.

Courtroom Drama of Truth and Lies

Jeffrey C. Alexander | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey C. Alexander

Dramatic plots turn on epiphanic moments of revelation. Republicans know how to lie with statistics, but they may find it difficult to resist a dramatic moment of moral truth last night.