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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.

Biden Speculation

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Joe Biden certainly has got the media talking. All it really took was one leak to Maureen Dowd and a meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren, and he's now seriously considering it. But a Biden candidacy bears political examination beyond the simple question of "Will he or won't he run?"

Rick Perry May Have Accidentally Pitched A Trump Presidency

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) accidentally threw some compliments toward his rivals Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina during the GOP debate on Thursd...

Audio: 'Bro with no ho' and 4 Other Sen. Mark Kirk Blunders

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Though his "bro with no ho" comment is the most recent uncomfortable remark made by Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk from Illinois, the lawmaker is no stranger to political gaffes.

Indian PM Says Bangladeshi PM Fights Terror Pretty Well, For A Girl

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a tsunami of Twitter rage after a sexist remark about Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: 2016 Gaffe Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

2016 Gaffe Edition One of last week's most prominent stories of the 2016 presidential campaign featured former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tr...

Something's Not Right With This MSNBC Poll

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media

Polling is a tricky business, and numbers can often be misleading, but it's safe to say that there's something suspect about this data: (via FTVL...

Even With 'Gaffes,' Biden Building Momentum for Democratic Nomination in 2016

Steven Kurlander | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

No matter how politically incorrect Biden -- the working class Joe from Scranton, Pa. -- has been, his mouth, in fact, is his strongest tie to the average American, who can relate not only to what he says, but to how he says it.

Joe Biden: Being Vice President Is 'A Bitch'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

Say it ain't so, Joe. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Harvard University's Institute of Politics on Thursday, addressing important issues like fo...

Dem Apologizes After 'Trail Of Tears' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) became the latest politician to make a Twitter gaffe on Thursday night when he analogized the feelings of Iowa State Univer...

Astrology: Round #2 of the Presidential Debate

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

Both candidates exhibited their anger and dislike for the other. At the last debate there was only one opponent in the ring. In this debate was saw an energized, agitated Barack Obama climb in the ring, punching and counter-punching from the opening bell.

Veep Debate: Ready to Rumble?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tomorrow night's debate should prove to be a fascinating one. It may get downright brutal at times. Both Ryan and Biden are fully capable of going for the jugular, and the Obama team knows it is in a slump.

Jason Linkins

Mitt's A Real Nowhere Man: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 21 | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

At the Values Voter Summit this past weekend, GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan lit into President Barack Obama for his propensity for making ...

Secret Tapes Offer Inside Look at the Real Mitt Romney

Brittney Bullock | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Brittney Bullock

The content of these leaks have certainly agitated this news cycle, but I don't find it particularly shocking or even remotely enlightening. I don't think it's far-fetched to say that many Americans have known for some time now that these are the kinds of things Romney really believes.

Mitt Romney: Unfit to Be President

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

You can't be president of the United States if you don't want to be the president of everyone, but that's what Republican candidate Mitt Romney said in a remarkably arrogant speech to a closed-door high-donor fundraiser -- all captured on video.

We Are the 47 Percent!

Monica Bauer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Monica Bauer

The Obama campaign is now kicking itself for having spent millions in ads to tell voters that Mitt Romney's an uncaring gazillionaire who likes to fire people and send jobs to China. Had they only known, they could have simply waited for this video to come out.

The 47 Percent

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Unlovables: Romney-Ryan 2012

Mark Cassello | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Mark Cassello

Like all things Romney, the choice of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick is thoroughly calculated and entirely dull. They need to shift away from policy and engage in a serious charm offensive if they want to take the White House in 2012.

Were Biden's Remarks Truly a Gaffe?

Byron Williams | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

In the current political season, where obfuscation of serious policy concerns is the preferred modus operandi, it is easy to conclude Biden is guilty of a gaffe. But what exactly was the gaffe?

Mitt Romney Is A 'Big Fan' of Vaginas... err Papaya

Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

What's so funny about papayas? That's probably what presidential candidate Mitt Romney was asking himself as he finished up an interview with Miami...

Jason Linkins

Romney Spox Andrea Saul Gets Pilloried For Mentioning Candidate's Most Important Achievement | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

So, it's come to this. Today, a spokeswoman for Mitt Romney responded to an attack ad disseminated by a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama. T...

LOOK: Fox Sports Makes HUGE Gaffe

Posted 08.06.2012 | Media

It might be time to break out the atlas over at On Monday afternoon, a huge headline for a story about Hamid Soryan's gold medal in ...

Obama: 'There Will Be No Shortages Of Gaffes' This Cycle

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama opened his first major economic speech of the general election making light of his recent remark that the private sector is "do...

WATCH: Stewart Rips Gaffe-Obsessed Media

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 08.12.2012 | Comedy

On Monday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart found himself longing for the election seasons of yore, when a simple "read my lips" was enough fodder to ...

The Real Solyndra Scandal

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), the 20-term incumbent facing a surprisingly competitive race in California's 15th congressional district, drew headlines r...