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Former GOP Treasury Official: Rick Perry 'Is An Idiot'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Bruce Bartlett, who served as an adviser to Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official under George H.W. Bush, called Republican presidential hopeful Ri...

Bachmann, Perry Go After Obama On Hot Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

Two Republican presidential hopefuls criticized Obama Thursday, after the president called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down. White Ho...

Are The Media Ignoring Ron Paul?

Are the Media Ignoring Ron Paul? | Posted 10.18.2011 | Media

n the days after his runner-up finish to Michele Bachmann in Iowa's August 13 GOP straw poll, Texas Congressman Ron Paul complained about a lack of me...

Rick Perry Makes Questionable Remarks About Global Warming

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

BEDFORD, N.H. — GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters Wednesday that he does not believe in manmade global warming, ca...

WATCH: Karl Rove Issues Warning To GOP Field

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

Karl Rove is urging Republican candidates to consider the notion of electability while campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination ahead of 2012. ...

Rick Perry's China Problem

The Washington Post | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

It was the kind of scene that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will point to often as he rolls out his presidential campaign: a ribbon-cutting ceremony just outs...

Obama Fights Off Republican Attacks

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama launches a political counteroffensive this week, weighed down by a stunted economy, wilting support among so...

GOP Economic Policies Under Heavy Fire | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The boasts of Congressional Republicans about their cost-cutting victories are ringing hollow to some well-known economists, financial a...

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Perry Super PACs Have A Problem | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to officially jump into the Republican presidential primary race with unmatched backing from a collecti...

Jason Linkins

Bachmann And Pawlenty Square Off | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Chris Wallace can ruffle some feathers when he wants to, and he wasted no time in inflaming the tensions between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, as...

WATCH: Chris Wallace And Newt Gingrich Go After Each Other During Debate

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media

Fox News' Chris Wallace and Newt Gingrich (a former Fox News contributor) had a very hostile exchange during Thursday's GOP presidential debate in Iow...

A Climate of Confusion for 2012 Presidential Hopefuls

Gene Karpinski | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

While the words "climate" and "energy" seems to be on the lips of every presidential hopeful this election cycle, many of the GOP primary contenders are consistently inconsistent in what they are saying.

Independent Voters Unhappy With Both GOP, Dems

National Journal | By Ronald Brownstein | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

In the shadow of the bitterly fought agreement to raise the federal debt ceiling, the independent voters who usually hold the balance of power in Amer...

GOP Candidate: 'Conservation Is Conservative'

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Touting a record that could complicate his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman challenged his ...

Republican Activists Court Rick Perry For President

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

EXETER, N.H. -- Still searching for a 2012 candidate, Republican activists from New Hampshire plan to visit Texas next week to encourage Gov. Rick Per...

Herman Cain Is Now A Gospel Singer

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Presidential candidate, pizza mogul, gospel singer? Herman Cain might just have the most eclectic resume ever. Cain, a Republican 2012 hopeful, rec...

Bachmann Vows To End Non-Existent Federal Program

Mother Jones | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota, dropped the Minnesota nice schtick on "Meet the Press" this Sunday, criticizing his state-mate, Rep. M...

Post-Reality Politics, Part One: Down the Rabbit Hole With the New GOP

Stephen Ducat | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ducat

Since Reagan's subsequent beatification by those have sought to rewrite the history of his administration, GOP politicians and political consultants have gone from adeptly putting a self-serving spin on events to making them up out of whole cloth.

Animation: Bachmann's Announcement

Scott Bateman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

Here's to hoping Michele Bachmann announces she is running for president every single day for the rest of her life.

David Axelrod Blasts GOP Candidates For 'Partisan Platitudes,' Flip-Flopping

AP | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist is dismissive of the Republicans who want his boss' job, saying they are eager t...

Ron Paul Blows Out GOP Primary Field In Straw Poll

AP | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS -- Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has won the presidential straw poll at the Republican Leadership Conference. The perennial libertarian candidat...

Rick Perry Team Laying Groundwork For 2012 Run

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Key advisers to Texas Gov. Rick Perry are beginning to lay the groundwork for a campaign for Iowa's leadoff GOP presidential ...

Sarah Palin, My President

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

There would be many chances for unique moments in the White House if Sarah Palin were president. How about Sarah on horseback, ringing bells like Paul Revere did, shouting, "The Democrats are coming!"

WATCH: HuffPost's Alex Wagner Discusses Medicare Cuts

Huff TV | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Alex Wagner appeared Tuesday on MSNBC to discuss the Democrats' battle against Medicare cuts. "I think it's high time that the Democrats a...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Talks Romney On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Mitt Romney's performance at Monday night's GOP presidential deba...