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Mitt Romney: Single Parents Lead To Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney sparked reactions from Latinos in the Twitterverse with an unusual comment about single parenting during Tu...

Barack Obama and the Politics of Passing

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Marcia Dawkins

Is Obama passing as black this summer? If so, will he start passing as white come the fall? It's difficult to say, partly because we so desire the president's racial legacy to be one of racial transcendence.

Latest Polls Show a Close Race, But Where Is the Romney Effect?

David C. Wilson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
David C. Wilson

If things are so horrible and bad with the economy why haven't Mitt Romney's numbers jumped through the sky and Barack Obama's numbers plummeted in the latest polls? I don't think that any smart reader of polls can tell you today who will win in November, but campaign research suggests that Romney will have a much tougher time than Obama moving forward because of VP pick scrutiny, national debate preparation, the changing of national and international issues will require him to be more specific in his positions, and the like. Obama has the advantage of incumbency and stronger favorability than Romney; Romney's main political advantage is that he's not currently in any elected office to see how he'd perform in this economy. So, if business background is a winning message, where's the Romney effect?

Maggie Furlong

Casting The 2012 Presidential Election | Maggie Furlong | Posted 10.02.2012 | TV

We never thought anyone could top Tina Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin ... until we saw Julianne Moore nail it in "Game Change" (premieres Sat., Ma...

The Ultimate Republican Nomination Information Chart

Tom McGuire | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Tom McGuire

We decided to create the go-to place for all of the detailed information regarding the 2012 Republican nominating process.

Breast Cancer: A Women's Issue all Presidential Candidates Should Agree On

Fran Visco | Posted 04.21.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

We demand a commitment and a plan of action to end breast cancer. We demand leadership that will bring the world of public policy together to save lives.

Sam Stein

Sarah Palin 'Not Convinced' Of Romney's Conservatism | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has tried as best she can to remain diplomatic when it comes to assessing the state of the 2012 primary race. Her s...

GOP Caucus Roundup: From Glitter Bombs to Santorum's Surprise

Jessica Peck | Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Jaws dropped across the nation last night when Santorum swept Republican presidential caucuses in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. While the votes were non-binding, the results are telling. So what exactly do they tell?

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For February 3, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Congratulations, America: you survived January of 2012, along with its four super-hyped primaries and its eleventy-billion debates. Your reward? A sno...

The Donald Trump Endorsement: What Was Mitt Romney Thinking?

Dan Collins | Posted 04.03.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

If you're making a list of the ten most uncomfortable-looking Americans of 2012, you may want to take a look at the clip of Mitt Romney being endorsed by Donald Trump.

GOP Racism: It's Not Just for Newt

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

By employing phrases like "food-stamp president," Newt Gingrich has become a symbol of racialized politics. But he's not the only one suffering from racially insensitive diarrhea of the mouth.

The Surprising Evangelical Support For Newt Gingrich

Tony Campolo | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion
Tony Campolo

Most Evangelicals claim to be politically non-partisan, and say they only identify with the Republican Party because it is committed to "family values." The truthfulness of this claim is questionable.

Jason Linkins

Fred Karger Will See Your Tax Return Disclosure And Raise You Even More Tax Returns | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

Longshot GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger has spent the bulk of his campaign doing three things: achieving various "firsts," chief among them be...

Jason Linkins

The Hope For A New GOP Presidential Contender Refuses To Die | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

I don't think I have any need to introduce any of you to the concept that GOP elites have, almost from the very second they surmised they may get sadd...

Jon Ward

Former Marine Asks About Gingrich's 'Lapses' Town Hall | Jon Ward | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich was asked about his marital infidelities by a former Marine Corps drill instructor at his town hall event here this mo...

PHOTOS: Does Mitt Romney Dress Too Rich?

Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.20.2012 | Style
Christina Wilkie

Fashion Whip is a political style column by HuffPost DC reporter Christina Wilkie and personal stylist Lauren Rothman, inspired by Lauren's experience...

Jason Cherkis

Let The Mud Fly: Read Texas Dems' 500-Page Rick Perry Opposition Book | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Running for the 2008 GOP nomination, John McCain's campaign team pulled together 200 pages of dirt on his 2008 rival Mitt Romney, posted...

Herman Cain To Sit Down With Bill Maher On 'Real Time' Season 10 Premiere

Posted 01.13.2012 | TV

It's been announced that Bill Maher will interview former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain on the Season 10 premiere of "Real Time With Bill Mah...

John McCain Gives Thumbs Down To Letterman's Joke About GOP Candidates

Posted 01.13.2012 | TV

Senator John McCain and David Letterman had a famously tetchy relationship during the 2008 Presidential election, but last night on "The Late Show Wit...

Mark Blumenthal

Romney's Gain In National GOP Polls: Why It Matters | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past week, Mitt Romney's support in the Gallup Daily national tracking poll on the Republican nomination rose above 30 percent ...

Emily Swanson

Mitt Romney Gains Ground In National Polls | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Although most eyes are fixed on New Hampshire on the eve of the first-in-the-nation primary, new polls released Monday by the Pew Research Center and ...

My Debatable Weekend

Scott Blakeman | Posted 03.09.2012 | Comedy
Scott Blakeman

From Saturday night until Sunday morning, we were given a taste of what life would be like if there was a 24 hour Republican presidential debate channel.

Jason Linkins

After Iowa, Santorum's Challenge Is Ramping Up His Shoestring Operation | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

The close second-place Iowa finish has given Rick Santorum's candidacy new life, but he is now playing catch-up with the new top tier. And he has a lot of catching up to do.

Jason Cherkis

More Ron Paul Writings, Speeches Reveal Wacky Conspiracy Theories Concerning Slaves, Christmas, and Diet Supplements | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul's old newsletters continue to dog the Republican presidential contender, even though he's disavowed the racist and h...

Will the Seeds Sown in 2011 Grow Into Real Political Change in 2012?

Pearl Korn | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

People are becoming more engaged and involved across the board, and that bodes well for all of us. We must continue to forge a new direction for America in 2012, and hold our representatives in government accountable for their (in)actions.