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Lucia Graves

Blame The EPA: Rick Perry Says Environmental Regulations Caused Loss Of 500 Energy-Related Jobs | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), the frontrunner in the GOP presidential primary, said that the Environmental Protection Agency's air pollutio...

Howard Fineman

The Perry Show Begins, But Who Is He Really? | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is a shrewd dude, a master acquirer of power and ruthless user of it. In ten years as governor he has...

How Al Sharpton Has Become Sarah Palin's Hero

Keli Goff | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Sarah Palin could get in just long enough to serve as a grenade that shakes up the race and then get out early enough to avoid embarrassing herself. Then she can really live the dream.

Laura Bassett

Women's Health Issues Unite GOP Field | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

The president of the United States wields a great deal of power over reproductive freedom and choice through judicial nominations, budget appropriatio...

WATCH: Rove Says Palin Will Run For President

Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin has yet to announce her 2012 presidential plans. Either way, one prominent conservative sees the former Alaska governor entering the presi...

Watch: What To Expect In Ames Straw Poll

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

Six contenders for the Republican presidential nomination battled for votes in the Iowa straw poll on Saturday. The Ames poll is the first real t...

The Death of Minnesota Nice

Al Eisele | Posted 10.12.2011 | Comedy
Al Eisele

Minnesota Nice, a much admired tradition of civilized debate and discourse that characterized the North Star State's political system for much of the 20th century, died this week.

Jon Ward

Iowa Debate: 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates Face Key Test In Ames | Jon Ward | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, IOWA - The Republican presidential primary is entering a new phase. Thursday night's debate in Iowa and the straw poll on Saturday in Ames...

Jon Ward

Bachmann Says Washington Is 'Deceiving' American People In Debt Ceiling Debate | Jon Ward | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Thursday said the debt ceiling debate is just the latest chapter in a long history...

Will the Real John Quincy Adams Please Stand Up?

R. B. Bernstein | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
R. B. Bernstein

Bachmann's inflated version of John Quincy Adams's antislavery record exemplifies how she and other Tea Party advocates remold the past into a founding-era-Disneyland version bolstering their political agenda.

Conservative GOP Senator Issues Warning To Republicans

Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) issued a warning to fellow Republicans in Congress: If you vote to raise the debt ceiling without massive spending cuts, y...

Cain Plays The Race Card Every Chance He Gets

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

For a presidential candidate that claims race is meaningless when it comes to his candidacy, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain sure takes great delight in rubbing race in the faces of his white conservative backers.

Tim Pawlenty's 'Field Of Dreams' Approach

AP | By BRIAN BAKST and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

STRATHAM, N.H. -- Dusk had settled in and mosquitoes had swarmed by the time Tim Pawlenty finished mingling with voters at a backyard reception. It wa...

Republican Candidates Unimpressed with Selves

Pablo Andreu | Posted 08.13.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

The Republican field for the 2012 presidential nomination is full of choices. But are they good choices? Not according to Republican candidates.

'Fred Who?' Little-Known GOP Candidate

Portsmouth Patch | Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics

Fred Karger doesn't mind if New Hampshire voters don't know him as well as the seven other Republican Presidential candidates who will participate in ...

Circles of Trust

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

The widespread availability of multiple cable channels, cell phones, handheld devices, computers, and the Internet has taken America back more than 100 years to a time when navigators, or "influentials," ruled.

The GOP Is ISO, But Is It SOL?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

I'm sure the GOP and "Tea Party" faithful have their own list of deal breakers. But the way things are going these days -- 17 months before the next presidential election -- those on the political right are quickly running out of viable contenders.

Why the GOP Can't Get Rid of Its Clowns

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The would-be candidates that have snatched the most media ink and public attention typify the clown lunacy that GOP regulars shudder at.

Jon Ward

GOP Governor Defends Cutting Entitlements | Jon Ward | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) invoked Tennessee’s experiment with expanding health care coverage –- and the state’s subseque...

The GOP Makes Obama's Reelection Easier by the Day

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In recent months the GOP has come to Obama's rescue. In rapid succession it has ticked off millions with its bellicose threat to meat-ax spending on every vital government program around and even threaten to shut down the government.

WATCH: HuffPost's Sam Stein Discusses GOP Presidential Contenders On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post Political Reporter Sam Stein appeared Wednesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball,' along with Clarence Page of The Chicago Tribune, to discuss con...

Axelrod Sizes Up Obama's Potential Competition

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Outgoing White House senior adviser David Axelrod recently gave a personal rundown of a few of the strongest potential 2012 Republican presidential ca...

Newt Gingrich Sizes Up Potential 2012 Opponents

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich provided a candid assessment of some of the potential GOP presidential candidates that he could face in the ...

Michele Bachmann Weighing 2012 Presidential Run: ABC News

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is reportedly weighing a 2012 presidential run that could make her the second strong female contender in the GOP field...

Top 2012 Republican Presidential Contenders On The Fox News Payroll

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Three of the top five choices in the Southern Republican Leadership Conference's recent straw poll on favorite 2012 presidential cand...