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GOP Ticket Faces Pains As Dems Launch Attack

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama in person and in TV advertising Tuesday of cutting Medicare "to pay for Obamacare," laun...

Allen West: Social Security Is 'A Form Of Slavery'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Sunday called Social Security "a form of modern, 21st century slavery." Responding to a question about the increase of ...

WATCH: Maddow Gets What She's Been Dying To Have

Posted 06.05.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow shared some big news on her MSNBC show Monday night. Following months of requesting comment from GOP candidate Mitt Romney's campaign...

Journalists Could Face Arrests At GOP Convention In Tampa

Tampa Bay Times | Posted 07.30.2012 | Media

TAMPA -- Protesters might not be the only people filling Hillsborough's jails during the Republican National Convention. Journalists could face det...

Romney Makes Campaign Stop In Denver Today

Posted 05.09.2012 | Denver

Mitt Romney will be making his first campaign stop in Colorado since he lost to Rick Santorum in the February caucuses. His campaign has two event...


Steven Weber | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Steven Weber

Whenever the right wing levels its latest froth-flecked attack upon, oh say, gay people, women's rights, health care, climate change, social services, or just true stuff in general, the carnage left behind speaks more to the inner workings of the attackers than to the attack itself.

Cost Of Voter ID Laws, Elections Threatens Turnout

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

* Local governments need millions of dollars to hold elections * Budget cuts could lead to long lines at polling places ...

GOP Spokeswoman: Republican Economic Platform Same As Under Bush, Just 'Updated'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

The GOP's economic platform will be the same as that under former president George W. Bush, just 'updated,' according to comments from a Republican Na...

The End of Empathy

Death Race | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Folks just can't relate to stiff rich Mitt, the man who not only doesn't feel your pain but may secretly think that you brought it on yourself. But Obama is no champion empath either. We don't want familiarity and empathy, after all, and, come to think of it, we seldom have.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP 'Rooting For Economic Failure'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics

Debbie Wasserman Schultz slammed her Republican colleagues on Sunday during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley. Asked abo...

WATCH: 'SNL' Mocks Mitt Romney's Desperation

Posted 04.08.2012 | Comedy

Though Mitt Romney appears to be the obvious frontrunner in the GOP 2012 race, he still hasn't managed to win over a sizable portion of his party. But...

Rick Santorum's Wildly False Claim About California Schools

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.03.2012 | College

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed on Monday that most public universities in the University of California system do not offer American hist...

WATCH: Ron Paul Lampoons Republicans

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

Ron Paul is not only still running for the GOP presidential nomination; he's "trying to save the Republican Party." "The truth is, I'm trying to sa...

Is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie the One Being Groomed for 2016?

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Hmm, if the GOP intelligentsia keeps ruminating on Christie we may see more of this new, improved, thoughtful Chris Christie making the rounds before 2016.

That Sh*t Cray! Who Said It: Newt Gingrich Or Kanye West?!

The Huffington Post/MTV News | Becca Frucht, MTV News | Posted 03.22.2012 | College

Yo, we’ve had so much fun lately with the Rapper or Republican face-off that we just had to take it one step further. So we singled out two heavywei...

Christina Wilkie

Rick Santorum's Wife Says He'd 'Do Nothing' About Contraception If Elected | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Karen Santorum said Monday that her husband, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, would "do nothing" on the issue of birth c...

Media Gets It Wrong on Winner-Take-All and Proportional Representation in GOP Contest

Rob Richie | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Contrary to what many analysts are saying, the actual delegate count for Romney to date is far closer to what it would have been if winner-take-all rules had been used rather than a fully proportional system.

Santorum Campaign: Maybe It's Time For One-On-One Debate With Romney

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

A Rick Santorum spokesman floated on Wednesday the subject of a one-on-one debate with Mitt Romney. In a comment to The Huffington Post's Jon Ward...

Shakespeare and the GOP's Comedy of Errors

Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Emily Sloan-Pace

As the next round of voting approaches, four characters (in every sense of the word) remain in the hunt for the nomination: Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul. This has left me wondering how would these four very different competitors do in Shakespeare's world, and where would they feel most at home?

WATCH: Glenn Beck Offers Harsh Words For GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.11.2012 | Media

Glenn Beck on Friday sounded off on the GOP presidential race on Friday's "The O'Reilly Factor." Responding to Bill O'Reilly's charge that the race...

Tennessee College Kids Tell Us Which GOP Candidate Is The Craziest

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

To mark Super Tuesday, The Huffington Post teamed up with mtvU in an effort to take the political pulse on college campuses. We asked Vanderbilt Hu...

Chris Matthews' Grim Warning To Republicans

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.04.2012 | Media

Chris Matthews offered a grim prediction on Sunday for the Republican party ahead of the 2012 elections. Speaking on "The Chris Matthews Show," Mat...

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich Weighs In On Limbaugh 'Slut' Comment | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said on Sunday that he's glad Rush Limbaugh apologized for calling Georgetown University law student S...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Makes Presidential Endorsement | Elise Foley | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Sunday, saying the former Massachusetts governor has the best plan for...

Joe Biden: It's Santorum Vs. America

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.01.2012 | College

Vice-president Joe Biden doesn't think there's anyone who agrees with presidential hopeful Rick Santorum when it comes to higher education. Biden, ...