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Spinning Hochul's Special Election Win

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's hard to deny that Democrats are feeling good about yesterday's election victory up in Buffalo. There's a certain wind-in-our-sails feeling about the whole strategy of hammering Republicans on the Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare.

Republican Field Shaping Up

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, there are only a few holdouts left on the sidelines, as most of the bigwigs (and some decidedly "smallwigs") have made their intentions known.

WATCH: Conan Pimps Gingrich's 'Face The Nation' Appearance

Posted 07.24.2011 | Comedy

Ever since he officially announced his presidential campaign, Newt Gingrich has been on damage control, defending everything from his statements about...

The Gingrich "Gaffe"

Jodie Allen | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics
Jodie Allen

In the political arena, as premier political commentator Michael Kinsley enunciated many years ago, a gaffe occurs "when a politician tells the truth."

Friday Talking Points [168] -- Zombie Attack!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now all Americans can breathe a huge sigh of relief because the Centers for Disease Control just posted instructions so we can all adequately prepare for "Zombie Armageddon."

WATCH: John Lithgow's Dramatic Interpretation Of Gingrich Press Release

Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy

John Lithgow is an alumnus of the London Academy Of Music & Dramatic Art, which some have argued is the world's finest acting school. And on Thursday ...

WATCH: Colbert Attempts To Understand Newt's Tortured Logic

Posted 07.19.2011 | Comedy

How does Newt Gingrich's tortured logic on health insurance translate to an artificially intelligent robot? Well, let's just say it doesn't NOT put it...

A Little Friendly Advice to the GOP Candidate in the Wings

Mark Olmsted | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Ever anxious to placate their base, Republicans are marginalizing themselves so far out of the mainstream that they can kiss the independents who determine Presidential election winners goodbye in 2012.

Everything Newt Is Old Again

Ellis Weiner | Posted 07.19.2011 | Comedy
Ellis Weiner

The electrons displaying Newt "I'm The GOP Visionary, If You Can Believe It" Gingrich's Tweet announcing his comic-relief candidacy for prez were still warm, and already the self-parodying Supremo of Do As I Say, Not As I Do was complaining.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Newt Gingrich For Flip-Flopping On Medicare

Posted 07.19.2011 | Comedy

On Wednesday night's "Daily Show" Jon Stewart once again mocked the only foreseeable Republican candidate for the 2012 Presidential race as of late, N...

The Full 2012 Republican Field

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Because I'm trying to include simply everybody, this will necessarily have to be a very wide (and not very deep) look at all the possible candidates.

The Real American Exceptionalism

David Morris | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
David Morris

I too believe in American exceptionalism, although I don't think God has anything to do with it. America is exceptional in the advantages we've had over other nations, not what we've done with those advantages.

WATCH: Stewart Mocks Bachmann, Gingrich & Cain

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.31.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart took a break from the subject of Libya Wednesday night to offer some more insight on the 2012 presidential election. The "Indecision 2012"...

House Republicans' Constitutional Ignorance

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

House Republican leaders announced they'll be voting on a bill that reportedly contains a piece of legislative fantasy within it -- that the House can declare something to be the law without any input from the Senate or Obama.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: The Fog of Wars, Education in America, Palin in Israel

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgWith America "firing Tomahawks and teachers" (Jon Stewart), Mary and Wayne Barrett debate Obama's judgments in Libya and classrooms. Then, is the Jewish State a "zoning issue"?

Newt Gingrich Sizes Up Potential 2012 Opponents

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich provided a candid assessment of some of the potential GOP presidential candidates that he could face in the ...

Newt Gingrich: Obama's Staff Picks Creating 'Third Term Of The Clintons' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich posited in a recent interview that Barack Obama's recent staff shakeup was turning his presidency into a sort of "t...

Newt Gingrich: Health Care Reform Is 'Centralized Health Dictatorship' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich recently lobbied for Republicans to treat the repeal of health care as a serious exercise instead of a futil...

Newt Gingrich: Sarah Palin Must 'Slow Down' And 'Think Through What She's Saying' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took to morning television Tuesday to offer advice to fellow potential 2012 GOP presidential contender Sarah Palin,...

Newt Gingrich Unveils 12-Step Program For 'Replacement Of The Left'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich went on a publicity tour Wednesday, advertising his master plan to achieve total "replacement of the left." The Former Speaker of the H...

As the Dust Settles

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

So it's over. No good crying over spilt milk. Except that we never seem to learn. It happened in 1994, and although President Clinton pulled himself ...

The F Word: Lessons from Elizabeth Warren

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Which lesson will Obama take from sweeping midterm losses? The mantra from the media is move right, conciliate, bridge build. But that's the rotten ro...

Conservative Heavyweight: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich Shared Affair Secrets

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bill Clinton and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich shared similar fidelity failures during their time in office, but new accounts of their ...

Sarah Palin For President In 2012? Newt Gingrich Says Yes

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich said Thursday that he expects Sarah Palin to run for president in 2012. In an interview for Newsmax, the former Speaker of the House...

Gingrich: 'No Mosque'

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday announced his opposition to a planned mosque near ground zero, becoming the late...