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Jon Ward

As Rick Perry Takes Center Stage At GOP Debate, Questions About Electability Grow Louder | Jon Ward | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- When Rick Perry takes the stage Wednesday night for his first debate as a presidential candidate, many Republicans will be wond...

A Final Summer Reading Assignment for the President

Caroline Matthews | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Caroline Matthews

I would like to assign the president one last summer reading book: Dale Carnegie's popular how-to guide, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Jon Ward

GOP Hopefuls To Discuss Social Issues At Forum: 'They're Going To Be Uncomfortable' | Jon Ward | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- If Wednesday's Republican presidential primary debate, the first in which Texas Governor Rick Perry will participate, is a test for al...

August Jobs -- Zero Progress

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

For the second time in monthly jobs report history we have created no new jobs. The last time we created no jobs in a month was 1945.

Michele Bachmann: I'm Like Margaret Thatcher

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is harkening back to a past woman world leader with firm resolve – former British Prime Minister Mar...

Jon Ward

Michele Bachmann Says Hurricane Irene And Earthquake Are Divine Warnings To Washington | Jon Ward | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told Floridians Sunday that Hurricane Irene and the earthquake felt along much of th...

Beating the Summertime Polling Blues

Margie Omero | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Tough numbers. An upside-down job rating going into an election is difficult for incumbents to overcome. Stock market convulsions fuel unease. While the last set of job numbers showed increasing private-sector jobs, pessimism is high.

Rick Perry Is a Socialist in a Secessionist Costume

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Despite his many remarks against the federal government, Rick Perry is in fact responsible for Texas being the second biggest state recipient of stimulus dollars -- ostensibly "redistributed" from tax payers in other states.

Celebrity Culture, Media and Presidential Politics

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.18.2011 | Media
Paul Stoller

In this media environment, many pundits are compelled to reflect upon the nonsensical, which, in the end, gives the nonsensical a degree of public credibility.

Rick Perry Inspires Authors

AP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Rick Perry has the book world's attention. The Texas governor and recently declared GOP presidential candidate is the subject of new book...

Jon Ward

WATCH: Rick Perry's Announcement Not A 'Diss To Iowa', Says Iowa GOP Chair | Jon Ward | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -– Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to announce his presidential run on...

Financial Crisis: For the GOP, It's All So E-Z

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.11.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus has released the following statement concerning the continuing and dangerous deterioration of the U.S. economy.

Obama's Path To Reelection Narrows

National Journal | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Newly released state-by-state approval numbers for President Obama suggest that in 2012 he could face fewer options for assembling an Electoral Colleg...

Dear Mr. President Obama: Five Ideas for Winning the Latino Vote

Maria Teresa Kumar | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Maria Teresa Kumar

It's well known inside the Beltway that the Latino vote could make or break President Obama's re-election, and soon it'll be national news. By then, it may just be too late for the president to win back Latinos.

Time for President Obama to Channel Samuel L. Jackson

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Let's encourage our president to finally go "Samuel L. Jackson" on the Republicans. The Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson. The Negotiator Samuel L. Jackson.

After the Downgrade: Declining Blame, Assigning Blame

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.09.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

It happened on his watch! It happened on his watch! For events so consequential, Guilt is wholly presidential, And we're here to say It happened...

Presidential Words Still Matter

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

A birthday present for the president would be for his speech writers to review some of their ridiculous use of the English language to convey the appropriate political message of the president.

Jon Ward

WATCH: Top Republican Strategist Ed Gillespie: GOP Has 'Sounded Anti-Immigrant' | Jon Ward | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Republican strategist Ed Gillespie is pushing hard for the Republican Party to change its attitude toward Hispanics. He's a student...

For Progressives, Debt Ceiling "Deal" Was a Real Downer

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

What U.S. president in recent history has lifted the rhetoric of progressivism to such lofty heights only to throw a wet blanket over the grassroots energy that responded to his vision and got him elected?

Obama Meets Mephistopheles Again -- This Time It's His Soul

MP Nunan | Posted 10.03.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Readers of this blog may recall that President Obama takes regular meetings with Mephistopheles -- the representative of the Devil -- to whom the pres...

The 2012 Republican Candidates On Education Policy: Past, Present, Future

Education Next | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

Two months before his 2008 election, Barack Obama addressed a roomful of Ohio public school teachers, praising their long hours and talking about his ...

Jason Linkins

Jon Huntsman Beefs Up New Hampshire Campaign Staff | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

While Jon Huntsman was winding down his tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to China, a "campaign-in-waiting" was being carefully assembled, so that when he...

PREDICT: Perry For President in 2012?

Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

As next year's Republican primaries draw near, Texas Governor Rick Perry has yet to throw his hat in the ring. Will he or won't he join the race to be...

Rick Perry 'Comfortable' With Idea Of Presidential Run

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll likely decide in two or three weeks whether he'll run for president. The conservative Republican...

Michele Bachmann Surges In New 2012 Poll

Yahoo! News | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney still holds a significant lead over his rivals in the 2012 GOP primary, but Michele Bachmann has surged into second place nationally....