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Gop 2012 Primary

Haley's Comment

Robert Walker | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

When Nikki Haley and other Republican leaders opine about the lack of voter interest in contraception, it's more wishful thinking than political insight.

Ubiquitous Hypocrisy on Health Care and the Individual Mandate

Anthony Gregory | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Is an individual mandate in the name of guaranteeing universal coverage, an example of socialism? Look in a mirror, Mitt, Newt and Rick. If it's socialism when Obama does it, what does that make you?

Jason Linkins

2012 Primary Panic: It's The Candidates, Not The Process | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

It is clear now that the Republican establishment's dislike of Mitt Romney is only rivaled by its dislike of his rivals. What you see in the recently stated need for Romney to "break loose" is a demand for him to provide some "sign" to restore their faith in the frontrunner with whom Republicans are stuck. If Romney could only take this race by the collar and end it quickly, the logic seems to go, his critics would be able to make peace with him as their candidate. But his inability to do so has people instead blaming the primary process itself -- forgetting that the process was designed to provide a means to put the GOP's top brands on a lengthy display, to drive up enthusiasm. This time around, the right candidates just didn't run.

Is Christie to Reverse Course?

Dan Rather | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Dan Rather

The odds against Christie jumping into the race are as long as the line to get on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon, but the fact that anyone is seriously talking about it now is all about one emotion: desperation.

Zombie Delegates to Vote at Colorado Republican Conventions

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.14.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You might think that delegates selected at the Colorado Republican caucus would be committed to voting for the candidate supported by the good folks who voted for that delegate. But it turns out they're actually zombies.

WATCH: Rick Santorum Is Actually Selling His Sweater Vests

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener & Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.10.2012 | Style

Mitt Romney's got his slick suits, Ron Paul has his baggy blazers and now the world knows just how many sweaters vests Rick Santorum owns. We first...

CNN's Major Website Fail

Posted 01.04.2012 | Media

CNN's website experienced a major fail Tuesday night, as the network covered the 2012 Iowa caucuses. A still image from a video of Sarah Palin was...

The Best and Worst Presidential Campaign Ads of the Year

Keli Goff | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

While Hollywood is gearing up for the Golden Globes on January 15th, the political world, or "Hollywood for ugly people" as it is sometimes jokingly called, is gearing up for its own Golden Globes.

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Says Mitt Romney Is 'Part Of Wall Street' | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a shot at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's previous career in private equity, saying his rival i...

John Celock

States Play Musical Chairs With Calendar | John Celock | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Dwindling state revenues and new federal election laws are among the reasons states have been changing the dates of primary elections in 2012. As more...

First Votes Cast in New Hampshire Primary

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The first absentee overseas ballots have been returned for the New Hampshire presidential primary. The Pew Center on the States reports that 25 of the 163 ballots sent to overseas military and civilian voters have been returned.

Speculation Builds Over Potential Third-Party Runs

The Los Angeles Times | Michael A. Memoli | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

The Republican race for president seems -- for the moment -- to be increasingly a contest between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. And with fewer than f...

Jon Ward

Romney Needs Early 2012 Knockout To Avoid Extended Primary | Jon Ward | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first two months of 2012 represent Mitt Romney's best chance to deliver a knockout blow in the Republican presidential primary. I...

Emily Swanson

Despite Ratings Drop, Herman Cain Remains Top For GOP Primary | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, a new poll released Tuesday by Gallup finds that C...

Jon Ward

Can Herman Cain Sing His Way Out Of Trouble? | Jon Ward | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain escaped. The Republican presidential candidate made it off the stage at the National Press Club on Monday relatively unsc...

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: Occupy Las Vegas Protests Outside GOP Debate Hall | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- While Herman Cain criticized them during the CNN debate Tuesday night, members of the "99 percent" rallied together outside the hall, wav...

Jon Ward

Will Mitt Romney Kill The Tea Party? | Jon Ward | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain's rise in the polls this week doesn't change the fact that Mitt Romney is still the most likely Republican nominee for presi...

Emily Swanson

Herman Cain Leads In One New Poll, Trails In Another [UPDATED] | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

[UPDATE - 10:57 p.m. Wednesday]: MSNBC reports that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain leads the Republican field in the newest NBC News/Wall S...

Jon Ward

Romney Calls On Perry To 'Repudiate' Pastor's Anti-Mormon Remarks | Jon Ward | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney called on Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Tuesday to "repudiate" the Texas pastor who called Mormonism a cult and said that eva...

Howard Fineman

GOP's Christmas-Season Campaign: Gift For A Third-Party Candidate | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in "early" primary states think they are clever to leapfrog each other in an effort to hold the earliest caucuses and...

Jason Linkins

After Florida, The Next Primary To Move Will Be ... | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Last week, the Florida Republican Party decided to flout Republican National Committee rules and upset the delicate applecart of American political tr...

Michele Bachmann: 'We're In It For The Marathon'

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann refuses to accept that the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes has come down to a choice b...

Now Is the Time for All Good Millennials to Come to the Aid of Their Country

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

The nation's future is likely to be determined by the strength and effectiveness of the Millennial Generation's participation in next year's election.

Huntsman Fires New Hampshire Campaign Manager

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has fired his New Hampshire campaign manager, local station WMUR reports. Huntsman replaced Ethan ...

Howard Fineman

GOP Presidential Candidates Spurn Press -- And Gain Popularity For It | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

AMES, IOWA -- Politicians don't like the press. Republican politicians like the press even less. Richard Nixon put reporters on his Enemies List, perh...