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Jeb Bush Slashes Spending Amid Campaign Woes

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is drastically slashing campaign spending, including an across-the-board ...

Why Trump's 25 Percent Is Not Enough

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

Two new national polls show Donald Trump continuing to lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. But a combination of basic arithmetic an...

5 Boring Presidential Candidates Last Night's Debacle Made Us Wish We Could Bring Back

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Amanda Gutterman

Didn't last night's circus make you long for the days when politicians were wonks or accountant types? When political debates were boring, because the candidates actually talked about policy and you didn't want to yank your hair out?

Jeb Set To Announce Candidacy On June 15

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016, according to several senior aides who confirmed Thursday that the Rep...

Jason Linkins

Why FIFA Can't Get Away With Flopping In Its Latest Scandal | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we discuss how and why FIFA officials were arrested on an array of corruption charges, how crowded the 2016 ...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Failure To Launch Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

The Failure to Launch Edition If you've glanced at the recent 2016 presidential election coverage -- a herd of reporters chasing a van;...

Rivals Accuse Scott Walker Of Flip-Flopping

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Walker's rivals see him as an up-and-comer in the Republican race for president, so they are focusing on the Wisconsin gover...

Jeb Bush Is Dominating The GOP Money Race

The Washington Post | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Jeb Bush’s money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political ...

Nobody Wants Mitt Romney To Snag The GOP Nomination More Than Nancy Pelosi

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

"Let me put it this way -- I hope he's their nominee," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Tuesday. Pelosi doesn't belie...

Ron Paul Supporters Accused Of Hijacking County Convention

ABC News | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

And as the campaigning continues, there are signs that Paul supporters are willing to make the nominating process messy. They're accused of muddyin...

Huffpost Valentine's Day UGH Endorses Newt Gingrich

Huffington Post | Lindsay | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

We are at a crossroads in America. Either we can hang onto a president who clearly believes in love and long-lasting relationships and family values, ...

Not-Romney Race Killing Not-Romney's Chances

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To use a way-too-early 2012 Olympics metaphor, it won't matter who wins the epic struggle for silver and bronze, if Mitt Romney walks off the stage with the gold medal around his neck.

What Did the Final Polls in Iowa Tell Us?

David C. Wilson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
David C. Wilson

My read of the data suggests there were many dynamics in the Iowa electorate not being captured by polls taken in the final week before caucus night.

The Glitter of the Ballroom

Gary Hart | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

A friend asked if I thought former Congressman Newt Gingrich could win the Republican nomination, and the answer is yes. Given our expectations of leaders and rigid expectations of Republican constituencies, this is somewhat astounding.

Positively Newt!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Newt Gingrich is now being "relentlessly positive." We pause for a moment to contemplate what Newt Gingrich might say if he ever decided to go negative.

Democrats for Newt!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

He's the quintessential conservative and, gosh darnit, he's been around so long he truly deserves this honor. And the party deserves him, as do Republican voters. I can't think of a more fitting nominee to lead this party of hypocritical crazies off a cliff.

Donald Trump's Irrelevance Must Be Killing Him

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What do Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have in common? Besides seeking the Republican presidential nomination, they've all just very painfully reminded Donald Trump just how politically irrelevant he truly is.

Newt Gingrich: Finding the Frequency

Matthew Dowd | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Sometimes, even in a crazy up-and-down process like this political cycle has been, it is possible to get through all the noise and find the frequency.

Two Ron Paul Winning Scenarios

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One month out, I have no idea what will happen in Iowa. Neither does anyone else, really. But I certainly can see the possibility of a big Ron Paul surge, especially if he places either first or second in Iowa. That alone would shake the race up considerably.

Elise Foley

Ron Paul Says He May Not Support Another GOP Nominee | Elise Foley | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said on Sunday he will not necessarily endorse another GOP candidate if he doe...

HuffPost Zombies Endorses Herman Brains

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

It was tough to decide but HuffPost Zombies proud to support Herman Brains for president of new country. Herman Brains will be great leader and wi...

It's a Confidence Game. (And the GOP Is Winning.)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Isn't that just like the Democrats? Plagued with doubt. Lacking confidence. Halfway to surrender. And the Republicans? The Republicans are upbeat. Brimming with confidence. They're already booking their hotel rooms for Inauguration Week 2013.

A Republican Civil War?

Bill Schneider | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

The Republican Party is split. But is it deeply divided to the point where one side is likely to bolt the party if the other side wins the nomination? Not yet. But it's early. The possibility of a civil war is still a distant threat. But not an unthinkable one.

The GOP 2012 Catch-22

Bill Schneider | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Republicans have a problem. They have several plausible candidates who could beat Obama, but they will have a tough time getting nominated. And the candidates who might be able to get through can't beat Obama.

Woman to Woman: Advice to Gov. Sarah Palin on Running for the Presidency in 2012

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

Sarah Palin's choice to "affect positive change from outside government" is simply code for "I'm running for president."