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John Kasich Says He's Fine With 'Reasonable' Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Tuesday that he would be open to a "reasonable" federal minimum wage increase, further burnishing his re...

Donald Trump Is the Wrong Guy to Campaign on Money in Politics

Mitchell Bard | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Mitchell Bard

Let's pretend for a minute that Trump is a serious candidate who really believes the views he espouses on the campaign trail. His xenophobic, racist, unrealistic statements on immigration are getting all the attention, but I think another of his go-to themes is also acting as a major draw for supporters: His argument that he is not beholden to donors.

Bill Kristol Begins His Quadrennial Panic Attack

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

Over the past few months, the slate of GOP presidential candidates has gone from glowing reviews of the Republicans' "deep bench" compared to the scan...

Scott Walker Isn't Thrilling The Home-State Crowd

The Huffington Post | Yujia Pan | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

Gov. Scott Walker may lead the Republican primary field in his home state of Wisconsin, but local voters are not very enthusiastic about his record a...

Can You Guess The GOP Candidate By Their Morally Superior Pointing Finger?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.18.2015 | Comedy

It's not really a secret which of the two political parties is the one most likely to lecture us all about moral values. I'll give you a hint, it star...

White Men Can't Trump

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Republican campaigns have inured their white male supporters to the same old strategy: bounce passes, free throws, maybe an occasional ...

Here's More Proof You Can't Tell Who's Going To Be President This Early In The Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

2012 Republican presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann holds up a copy of the local paper with her picture on the front as s...

Sen. Claire McCaskill: Trump Isn't The Biggest GOP Threat To Women

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women

Donald Trump has taken a lot of heat for his comments about women both in the past and in the present, but Sen. Claire McCask...

Rand Paul: Income Inequality Comes From 'Some People Working Harder' Than Others

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

Asked if his flat tax plan would further separate the haves from the have-nots, GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said Sunday that i...

Carly Fiorina Opposes A Paid Maternity Leave Requirement

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.09.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina said Sunday that she would oppose a government requirement to give workers in the private sector paid m...

The Best And Worst From The GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week’s podcast, The Huffington Post's A-team covers the wild wonders of the first Republican presidential debate. Joi...

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?

Wow. Seriously, Donald Trump Won The GOP Debate.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment

So that happened. On this week’s podcast, we cover the wild wonders of the first Republican Presidential debates. We hate to say it, but D...

Megyn Kelly Takes On Misogynist Jerk Trump During GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

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Rick Perry May Have Accidentally Pitched A Trump Presidency

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) accidentally threw some compliments toward his rivals Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina during the GOP debate on Thursd...

Dick Cheney Was The Real Winner Of The First Republican Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's spirit is apparently as immortal as his earthly vessel.  At Thursday evening's GOP candidate forum in Clevel...

GOP Presidential Candidates Challenged On Climate Change By Jerry Brown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

(Reuters) - Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday sent a letter to all Republican presidential candidates pressing them to discuss t...

Speed-Dating the Republican Candidates

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I just finished watching the first "candidates' forum" (don't call it a debate!) of the season, where 14 of the 17 Republicans running for president all appeared on the same stage in New Hampshire. What follows are my snap reactions, before I've seen what anyone else's reactions are.

Times Are Stressful For Low-Polling Republicans Who May Get Cut From The First Debate

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - With Donald Trump sucking up the oxygen on the campaign trail, these are stressful days for the group of Republican ca...

Rand Paul, Libertarian?

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

Sen. Rand Paul has made safeguarding civil liberties a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, and he hasn't been afraid to take on his own party in that fight. But when it comes to the question of abortion, Rand Paul believes government should be making our most intimate decisions for us.

Iran Deal: It's Time for Some Serious Talk

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There's a new kind of language being used around the Iran nuclear deal recently negotiated in Vienna. We can call it "Trump Talk," defined as a drumbeat of outrageous political speech that is historically inaccurate, intellectually dishonest and even deceptive, morally and spiritually offensive and willfully tone deaf.

Scott Walker: A Threat to Democracy

Ellen Bravo | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Wisconsinites became more and more aware we were dealing with an enemy of democracy. American voters would be wise to learn from our experience.

Republicans Have the Best Bullies

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marty Kaplan

It's too soon to know how badly Donald Trump damaged himself by belittling John McCain's war record in Iowa on July 18. Trump himself has until now been helped, not harmed, by insulting his GOP rivals as losers, clowns, dummies and lightweights.

The Republican Party Is in Shambles

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

With 2016 fast approaching, things look bleak for the GOP. Pandering to a non-white voting block could very well end up costing it the South, as it did to the Democrats in the 1960s. At the same time, pandering to base will alienate too many groups to win in a general election--not the least of which are Latinos.

New Poll Shows Donald Trump, Jeb Bush In Dead Heat

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - Donald Trump, who became the center of attention in the race for the 2016 Republican U....