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Election 2012

Clinton Explains Romney's Tax Plan 'Illusion'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton reprised his role as President Barack Obama's "secretary of explaining stuff" on Tuesday, starring in a new video seekin...

Obama Endorses Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Democrat Elizabeth Warren picked up a big endorsement on Tuesday when her campaign announced that President Barack Obama is backing her bid for Massac...

Paul Blumenthal

Lobbyists Boost Romney Campaign | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington lobbyists helped the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by raising nearly $9 million from July through...

Jason Cherkis

Mitt Romney's Bain Helped U.S. High Schoolers Get Hooked On Marlboros | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney served as CEO of Bain & Co., his consulting firm helped tobacco giant Philip Morris develop a groundbreaking sales stra...

Extreme Partisanship: Preserver of Our Democracy

John Cooker | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
John Cooker

Each of the two political parties tries desperately to include constituents with conflicting opinions and loyalties to hold the system together. The Republican Party recently silenced Ron Paul's campaign but scooped up his followers; just as the Democrat Party did with Ralph Nader.

Paul Ryan Draws Criticism For 'Ramrodded' Photo Op

Washington Post | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week “ramrodded their way” into the group’s Youngstown soup kitchen so t...

John Celock

Republican: Democratic Platform No Good For Catholics | John Celock | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Steve Fitzgerald, a Republican candidate for the Kansas state Senate, is defending his comments last week that Democrats should not be Catholics, sayi...

Matt Sledge

At Least 1 U.S. State Will Legalize Pot Next Month, Advocates Say | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Voters in three states will decide next month whether to legalize the sale and use of marijuana. If a ballot measure in one of those state...

Richard Mourdock Visits Church That Advocates Paddling

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Indiana state treasurer and Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has been trying to soften his hard-right image lately, but that didn't stop him from rec...

Matt Sledge

Drug Warrior Will Not Reject Suggestion Obama Campaign Accepts 'Laundered Drug Money' | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A conference call organized to oppose marijuana legalization quickly went off the rails on Monday when the former head of the Drug Enforce...

Why Is Failed Iraq Neocon Dan Senor Dictating Romney's Foreign Policy?

Washington Spectator | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Washington Spectator

Washington Spectator correspondent Wayne Barrett investigates Mitt Romney's saber-rattling advisor Dan Senor--and his disastrous record in Iraq. The...

Presidential Election 2012: Seeing Through the Myths

Parthiv N. Parekh | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Parthiv N. Parekh

We have our share of myths in politics. One that is particularly seductive in this rough economy is that the Republican Party is pro-business, and hence the party of wealth creation.

Free Education and More Jobs in 400 Words

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

We're doomed to have never-ending deficits and wars until we allow alternative ideas into the mainstream conversation.

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Diane Ravitch

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I am honored to share the perspectives of Diane Ravitch as we continue the discussion of the issues that we believe will be a priority for the next President of the United States.

Muddled Ideology, Muddled Debate

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Romney and Obama have each muddled their views -- but Romney does it in a way that helps him, while Obama's muddling helps the Republicans. Let me explain. Romney began as an old fashioned moderate Republican, then had to reinvent himself to win the support of his party's right-wing base. And then in the general election, he feinted back towards the center but without disavowing his new-found conservatism. So he is now trying to be all things to all people.

Ryan and Romney's Secret Plan to Cut the Deficit -- and Why Romney Opposes It

William K. Black | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
William K. Black

It's a good thing that Ryan doesn't really have a secret plan to reduce the budget deficit, because it would cost millions of Americans their jobs by throwing us into a recession or depression.

Town Hall Debate: Will Voters Ask the Medicare and Social Security Questions Reporters Haven't?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This Tuesday the presidential candidates will meet with voters face-to-face for a town-hall style debate. Let's hope the voters will ask the questions the media haven't.

John Celock

Christie Foe Gets A Big Helping Hand | John Celock | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

Marie Corfield, a Democratic candidate for the New Jersey Assembly who rocketed to fame on the back of a YouTube video of her clashing with Gov. Chri...

"Good Evening...": A Speech Imagined for Barack Obama, President of the United States

Marc Tucker | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Marc Tucker

If you want a president who believes enough in you to invest in you and your future now, then vote for me. If you want a president who appears to want to go back to the policies George W. Bush, go for it, but don't blame me when the roof comes crashing down.

Shocking Damage To Romney Sign

Iowa City Patch | Stephen Schmidt | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

A University of Iowa student who supports Mitt Romney was disappointed to find this morning that his Romney/Ryan yard sign had been vandalized. The...

New Ball Game

James Campion | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
James Campion

The numbers don't lie, and although the road still remains an incline for Romney, it is no longer as steep or insurmountable.

Republican Sends Birther Video Link to Colleagues

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

A Republican member of the Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives has circulated an email to her colleagues raising concerns abou...

Are Style Points All That Count in Political Analysis?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Media
Jerry Lanson

Oh please. This isn't an Olympic ice skating event or American Idol. Don't the news media have something more valuable to write about than Joe Biden's grin?

John Celock

Man Threatens To Kill Neighbor Over Obama Yard Sign | John Celock | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

An Oklahoma man is alleging that he received a death threat from his neighbor after he placed a sign in his front lawn supporting President Barack Oba...

Ron Paul Dismisses Prospect Of Endorsing Romney

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) weighed in on the state of the American political system on Thursday, briskly dismissing the notion of endorsing GOP president...