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I'll Raise You a Santa Claus

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

So Democrats may have to come up with a new narrative. They can not flourish by promising to be the party that raises taxes and makes cuts to popular programs, even if they succeed in inheriting the Republican's former mantle as the party of fiscal responsibility.

That's the Ticket: From Bush to Biden, Vice Presidents Are No Longer Figureheads

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

With the assassination of JFK, the resignation of Nixon, the near-assassination of Reagan and the impeachment of Clinton, the question of presidential "succession" looms larger than ever. And as a result, voters and the national media are scrutinizing VP qualifications like never before.

Santorum Takes On McCain, Dole, Bush

Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum is looking to undermine Mitt Romney's electability argument, claiming that only a conservative candidate can win against President Obama...

Presidents' Day: A Look Back At How Much They Earned

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates -- particularly Mitt Romney -- have been under pressure to release their tax returns. The topic has gotten plen...

Jeb: The Invisible Juggernaut

Don Ringe | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Don Ringe

Former candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich watched, crest-fallen, from their respective hotel suites as Bush declared victory without ever being a formal candidate himself.

Ryan Grim

Jeb Bush Lobbied For Medicare Con Man | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush personally lobbied the secretary of health and human services while his father was vice president on behalf of a hospital execu...

Eliot Nelson

State Of The Union Addresses Past: A Look Back At A History Of Forgotten Promises | Eliot Nelson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

(Jason Linkins contributed to this article. Video produced by Hunter Stuart.) Every year around this time, we make a huge deal about the president'...

Why I'll Be Watching Yet Another Republican Debate Tonight

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What I'm waiting for is that delicious moment all politicians dread. The moment in a debate where a candidate suffers from humiliating foot-in-mouth disease, in some cases blowing the campaign.

Ben Hallman

Mitt Romney's Tax Returns Offer Clues To His Character | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

The tax returns of prominent officeholders are scrutinized not just for details about the individuals' financial lives, but for clues about their char...

Media Madness

Michael Bendetson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Michael Bendetson

While we rightfully criticize our "leaders" for their inability to move beyond partisanship, our major news networks and newspapers have become accomplices in creating an environment of short-term and short-sighted political discourse.

Romney's Cynical, Dishonest Speech

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

Soon Mitt Romney's only opponent will be Barack Obama. His dispiriting campaign to date, embodied in his New Hampshire speech, does not portend an uplifting spectacle of democracy this summer and fall.

New Hampshire: Home of the Comeback Kid. Will It Be Huntsman in 2012?

Robert Guttman | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Huntsman seems to be appealing to Granite State voters by his level-headed answers to economic and foreign policy issues of the day. He is not pandering to the base but speaking to the country.

Jason Linkins

Bob Woodward Recalls Key Insight Into Newt Gingrich | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Ever since Newt Gingrich capitalized on the episodic collapses of his fellow rivals for the GOP nomination to briefly rise into contention as the Not-...

Bush Calls GOP Candidate The 'Best Choice'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush is backing Mitt Romney for president, calling him the "best choice" in an interview with the Houston Chronicle publi...

Christina Wilkie

GOP Candidate Has VERY Prestigious Pedigree | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When your dad is the former governor of Michigan, and your mom was a Senate candidate, you might expect that presidential lineage comes ...

Christina Wilkie

Former CIA Director's Death Raises Questions, Divides Family | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new film on the life and death of master spy and former CIA director William E. Colby, created by his son, raises the question of whet...

Gingrich Takes Heat From Rival

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidate Mitt Romney stepped up attacks on rival Newt Gingrich Friday, labeling Gingrich as a Washington insider who is un...

Running Against Romney

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Herman Cain's turn as the front-runner for the non-Romney division of the Republican Party's presidential primary seems to be winding down. The candidate most likely to take Cain's place? Newt Gingrich.

Let's Not Forget: A Reality Check for Americans

Denise Dennis | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Denise Dennis

Trickle-down economics has become the mother's milk of the GOP and has indeed been "a curse" on Americans.

Golden Calf Conservatives

Cliff Schecter | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Whether it's the bronze bull encountered by those occupying Wall Street, the fixation with a Chris Christie presidency not to be, or the ex post facto...

Let's Hope for Audacity

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

When it comes to power: use it, or lose it. Presidents who squander their power, neglect it or parcel it out too carefully, invariably either give it away through appeasement or watch it dribble away.

Could Perry Make Us Miss Bush?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite both being conservative Republicans with abrasive styles and palpable contempt for educated liberals and having both having served as governor of Texas, Bush and Perry are quite different.

A Rick Perry Presidency? Get Ready for the Next Gas Spike

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Most worrisome about a Rick Perry presidency for those of us who don't live in Texas and are not engaged in the oil business is the prospect of staggeringly higher gasoline prices, and the impact that would have on the nation's economy.

Former U.S. Ambassador, RNC Finance Chairman, Rick Perry Fundraiser Dies

National Journal | By Sean Sullivan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

Peter Terpeluk Jr., a former ambassador to Luxembourg and Republican National Committee finance chairman, has died of a heart attack, several sources ...

Read Our Lips: No New Texans

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

As onerous as the prospect of a Mitt Romney candidacy may be, the thought that Rick Perry might be our next president inspires the paraphrasing of an infamous George H.W. Bush slogan.