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Mark Blumenthal

Polls Have More Good News For Gingrich | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First it was Donald Trump. Then Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain all took turns surging to first or second place in nationa...

Newt Gingrich On Herman Cain's Anita Hill Quip: 'It's Not Something To Be Joked About'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Herman Cain should not have joked about Anita Hill, during an interview Friday on Laura Ingraham'...

Newt Gingrich: Conservatives' Newest Plan B?

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHNGTON — Mitt Romney chugged ahead Thursday as the conservative-fueled drive to deny him the Republican presidential nomination reached a dif...

Gingrich Draws Questionable Distinction Between Occupy Wall Street Protests And Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on CBS' "The Early Show" Wednesday morning, sympathizing with the anger behind Occupy Wall St...

Obama Draws Heat For Controversial Vegas Comments Ahead Of Trip

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — President Barack Obama has a Sin City problem that won't go away. Obama is counting on Nevada's support for reelection next year. He ...

Newt Gingrich Steals The Spotlight

Urbandale, IA Patch | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

In a night that had been chugging along predictably at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s presidential candidate forum, suddenly a surprise was bo...

Ron Paul 'Tempted To Walk Off' Republican Stage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) became the latest Republican presidential candidate to criticize the tone of Tuesday night's debate, speaking Friday in Newton...

The President Can't (Shouldn't) Gloat. But, I Can: Leading From Behind Is a Great Strategy

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Paul Abrams

They cannot build the 2012 convention ceiling high enough to contain President Obama for his brilliant foreign policy that toppled a 42-year dictatorship, cost 1/500th of the cost of Iraq, and did not lose a single American soldier.

Republican Candidate 'Embarrassed' By GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who skipped Tuesday's GOP debate in Las Vegas since he is boycotting the Nevada caucuses, said he was ...

Republican Candidate Slams Fighting Between Romney And Perry

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Wednesday night on "The Sean Hannity Show" that the attacks between former Massachusetts Gov. Mit...

Palin Compares GOP Candidates To 'Bickering' Children

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich performed best in Tuesday night's Republican debate in Las Vegas a...

Can the President Ignore Supreme Court Rulings?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

It is a rarity for presidents to simply ignore decisions of the Supreme Court. Candidate Gingrich's comments at the Values Voters Summit and on Face the Nation are more complex than his summary implies.

Gingrich's 'Death Panel' Hypocrisy

The New Republic | Alec MacGillis | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

As one admirer put it in a July 2009 blog post, "If Gundersen's approach was used to care for the approximately 4.5 million Medicare beneficiaries who...

The Forked Tongue of Congress

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

My respect for members of Congress has sunk even lower than my respect for the Supreme Court.

The R-Rated Movie Newt Gingrich Can't Stop Watching

Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

Struggling GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich still has his sense of humor. Despite reports of his campaign's cash-flow issues, the former Ho...

GOP Candidate Unveils Plan To 'Fundamentally Change The Trajectory Of America'

Luke Johnson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich announced a "21st Century Contract With America" Thursday in Iowa, as his campaign runs low on cash, is stru...

2012 GOP Contender Broke, Fighting For Air Time

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA -- A floundering presidential bid has fractured what was once a rock star Republican image. Not long ago, Newt Gingrich sat atop a lucrative p...

Playing Chicken on Climate Change

William S. Becker | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

The people trying to wake us up to the realities of global warming have taken to calling themselves "climate hawks." In the field of Republican presidential candidates, we are seeing a new breed emerge: climate chickens.

Obama and Perry Stop Folking America

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

A quick read of President Obama's 4,000 word jobs speech to Congress on September 8 reveals that he has apparently decided there are no folks in Ame...

12 Republican Superheroes! (Doug's Dozen VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 11.08.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

It came at the end of a summer with too many superhero movies and too many Republicans debating each other.

The 2012 Presidential Race According to Social Media

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Shira Lazar

2011-08-31-Screenshot20110830at10.41.04PM.jpg When it comes to politics, big numbers online don't mean that much.

Historical Context Missing From Debt Ceiling Reporting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in 1995 and 1996, a government shutdown actually happened -- twice. The debt ceiling was not raised, but the country did not default. President Clinton actively used his veto pen, as the Republicans sent him bills that they knew he would not sign.

Friday Talking Points [169] -- Weiner Roast

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Having just gotten back from a trip abroad where the news was dominated by the story of a politician facing severe consequences for his sexual misconduct, I opened up the pages of the American news to find... well, pretty much the same thing.

Political Parties Restrict Americans' Freedom

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Consider three Americans: a gay businessman who wants to lower taxes; a scientist who teaches evolution but opposes amnesty for the illegal; an agnost...

Obama Reconsidering Second Run

Mark Steinberg | Posted 07.29.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

At a press conference today, President Barack Obama shocked reporters when he said he might not run for a second term because he lacks fire in the bel...