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Elise Foley

Rick Perry Calls Obama A Socialist | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry doubled down on his claim that President Barack Obama is a socialist during Sunday morning's GOP debate in New Hampshire. "I ...

Amanda Terkel

Mitt Romney: I'm Happy Ted Kennedy Suffered In Senate Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney responded to attacks that he is a career politician with long-standing political ambitions ...

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich Slams Mitt Romney For 'Pious Baloney' | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney spent the first part of Sunday's GOP debate arguing -- rather unbelievably -- that he's a reluctant politician who never really planned a ...

Michael Calderone

GOP Debate Producer: 'This Is Do Or Die' | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.07.2012 | Media

CONCORD, N.H. -- Rick Kaplan, producer for Saturday's ABC News/Yahoo/WMUR debate, says he doesn't "remember a debate that has as much on the line as t...

Rubbernecking's Year in Television 2011

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.29.2012 | TV
Holly Cara Price

As you may know I have a fondness for the ticky-tacky known as reality television, I so love the term because it's so not anyone's reality I've ever known. So this recap will examine first the ridiculous... then the sublime.

GOP Cocktails: Newt Gingrich Waffles 'N Pork Subsidy, Stiff Romney And More

Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

Watching the GOP debates can get exasperating. It may be advisable to have a cocktail in hand for such times. Nathan DeWitt, professional mixologist a...

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

Since the start of the GOP presidential campaign, stalwart candidates have fallen away like hair from worn and weary follicles. Gone are Thad McCotter...

Seasoned Greetings: It's Another Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Tough times? Try some tunes! We've got political carols! Financial carols! Scandal carols! Carols from the world of sports! Yes indeedy, friends -- it's a holiday miracle!

PHOTOS: Michele Bachmann's Signature Style Emerges

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.16.2011 | Style

Remember when we said we didn't really understand Michele Bachmann's style? That besides the big hair, it was unclear what her signature outfits and p...

The 12 Republican Days of Christmas

Karl Frisch | Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy
Karl Frisch

This year, the Republican nominating contest has been the gift that keeps on giving. With Christmas and the Iowa Caucuses just around the corner, and since I was not raised by wolves, I know one should always say thank you after receiving a gift.

What's The 'One Thing' Rick Perry Regrets About His Campaign?

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Through all of the trials and tribulations Texas Gov. Rick Perry has encountered in his run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, there is ...

Top 10 Greatest Moments of the Iowa GOP Debate

Katie Halper | Posted 02.10.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Rick Perry manages to get through an entire debate without falling asleep, acting like he's on laughing gas, making up names, or forgetting his own campaign ideas.

WATCH: SNL Mocks Trump Debate With Greta Van Susteren Opening

Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy

Donald Trump's scheduled GOP debate may be slowly driving off a cliff as we speak, but that didn't stop SNL from taking a few well-placed jabs at the ...

Mitt Romney Rejects Donald Trump

Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has rejected an invite to attend a Republican debate set to be moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump late...

A Look Back At Bachmann's Debate Blunders

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

During an interview with NPR's Morning Edition last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) claimed that she had yet to make an error in any of the GOP ...

GOP Debate: Compassion Makes a Cameo

Ali Noorani | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Ali Noorani

Compassion made a cameo appearance at the November 22 CNN debate between GOP candidates. All the more stunning was that the compassion was for undocu...

Andrea Stone

Neoconservatism Isn't Dead -- In Fact, It's Prepping For A Comeback | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

GOP Candidate: 'I Feel Abandoned By The Republican Party'

Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson says that he's seriously considering running for president in 2012 as a Libertarian. "I feel abandoned by the R...

Bring Jesus and the GOP to Thanksgiving! A Music Video Viewing Guide for the Whole Family

Katie Halper | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Since the liberal media refused to show the tender face of the Family Leader Thanksgiving GOP debate on national television, most Americans missed out.

The Funniest CNN GOP Debate Tweets

Posted 11.23.2011 | Comedy

Tuesday night's umpteenth GOP presidential debate yielded some pretty hilarious results, as we expected. Herman Cain gave Wolf Blitzer a cool new nick...

Somebody Has to Say It

Richard Greener | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

Have modern 21st century Republicans pitched their tent in the intellectual desert? Are they our Know Nothings? Do they exalt ignorance while supporting arrogant indifference to science and other facts? Has their party become irrational?

My New Favorite Reality Show: The Real Republicans of Washington

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Real Republicans has more interesting stars, better catfights, more drama, more salacious scandals and airs weekly as well. There's sexual harassment, marital infidelity, botox, shameless hypocrisy, Mormons and libertarians.

Thinking About Political Thinking

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The GOP presidential hopefuls' extreme ideas, none of which stand up to the most cursory examination, make Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan look like liberals, if not "pinkish" socialists.

The Biggest Debate Challenge For Networks

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 01.22.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — Keeping the crowded Republican presidential debates fair, lively and topical can seem like the equivalent of juggling while walking a...

Substance, Not Soundbites, Needed at GOP National Security Debate

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

During last week's debate, four of the GOP candidates promoted "enhanced interrogation tactics," including waterboarding, as necessary for national security. Plain and simple, waterboarding is torture. As such, it is illegal under U.S. and international law.