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Romney Adviser Sticks With Op-Ed Message: Our Ideas 'Carried The Day'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney adviser Stuart Stevens defended the failed GOP presidential candidate and himself on Thursday, repeating an argument from his Wednesday Wa...

Vote for the B-

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

To employ the vernacular used in my day job teaching college students, I give Obama a generous B- grade. Meanwhile, the rapacious capitalist-turned-candidate Romney earns a solid F and makes Obama look quite good in comparison.

Jon Ward

Benghazi Debate Exchange Allows Obama To Dodge Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama never directly answered the questions posed to him Tuesday night about the death of a U.S. ambassador in Benghazi. He di...

Warren Nets Huge Haul

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren announced Monday that her campaign raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter...

New Obama Ad Touts Economic Improvement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

The campaign of President Barack Obama released a positive spot Monday, portraying economic improvement during his term. "We've gone from pulling i...

Romney Donor Event Features Trump

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign is planning a three-day event for mega donors that will involve dinner with Donald Trump, vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul R...

Paul Ryan Workout Photos Revealed

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

As part of Time's new issue featuring a profile of GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the magazine did a photo shoot of his workou...

Mitt Romney Tells Story Of Meeting Former Navy SEAL Who Was Later Killed In Libya

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

It seemed like a lighthearted, self-deprecating story at first, as Mitt Romney told a crowd of supporters in Van Meter, Iowa, Tuesday that he and his ...

Sign Warns Outside Ryan Fundaiser

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

A Sunday fundraiser in Chicago with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) prominently featured a sign banning audio and video recording, according to the Chicago Su...

RNC Touts 2.5 Million Voter Contacts Made On Saturday

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Committee's focus on micro-targeted door-knocking and phone calls continues to ramp up. On Saturday, Republicans in 11 swing s...

Warren Ad: Scott Brown Should 'Be Ashamed'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign released two new ads Monday rebutting Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) charge that s...

Romney Dismisses Jobs Report

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation's unemployment rate to 7.8 percent "is not what a real recovery l...

Obama Thinks Of A Good Answer To Mitt Romney Morning After Debate

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- The morning after his debate with Republican Mitt Romney, after he left the stage and the kleig lights, President Obama figured out what he ...

Will.i.am Gives Crowd At Obama Rally A Pep Talk After Bad Debate Night

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- Even rapper will.i.am sounded a little down the morning after the first presidential debate, which was not President Barack Obama's best nig...

Romney Pivots To Jobs

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Following his strong debate performance, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney released a new ad Thursday saying he would create 12 million jobs if ele...

Dems Unleash New Attack On Romney And Ryan

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee unveiled a new website Tuesday attacking Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan over their policy positions ahead of the first pr...

Ryan: I Didn't Want To Discuss The Math Of My Tax Plan Because Everyone Would Change The Channel

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

After a contentious back-and-forth with Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday," GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) explained the stando...

McCaskill: Akin 'Makes Michele Bachmann Look Like A Hippie'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday morning, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) painted her opponent Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) as a member of the ext...

Satellite Voting: Only in Iowa

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa –- Jesus said that wherever two or more were gathered, he would be among them. The state of Iowa says that in whatever place 10...

New Video Shows Romney Touting Bain 'Harvesting'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

While CEO of Bain Capital, Mitt Romney said the firm "harvested" the companies in which it invested to produce a "significant profit," according to a ...

Paul Ryan Faces Tough Question

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was questioned Tuesday on a central contradiction in his campaign rhetoric: why he is opposing t...

Obama Opens Up Big Lead In Key Swing States

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by substantial margins in three key swing states, according to a Qunnipiac University/CBS/New York Times...

Paul Ryan On Conservative Criticism Of Mitt Romney: It's In Their Nature To Complain

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) hit back against conservative critics of the GOP ticket in an interview with the Milwaukee Journ...

Ryan Sees No Going Back On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy should not be reinstated in an interview with West ...

Christie: Reid's Romney Tax Talk A Screen For Senate Inaction

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) defended GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's decision to release only two years of tax returns in an interview T...