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Ted Cruz Gets His Facts Wrong On Supreme Court Nominations

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz got facts wrong in a statement opposing the prospect of President Barack Obama nominating a successor to Supreme Court Justice A...

Jim Gilmore Suspends His Presidential Campaign

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore suspended his presidential campaign on Friday. "My campaign was intended to offer the gubernatorial experience, with...

Trump Backers File 'Birther' Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Texas S...

Brace Yourself For The Return Of South Carolina's Notoriously Awful Politics

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

If politics were, in fact, a game of beanbag, the South Carolina primary would be a bag of rusty nails. Alas, politics ain't beanbag. And South ...

A Brief History of The 2016 Presidential Candidates Playing Sports

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 02.11.2016 | Sports

The 2016 presidential election has become a circus. Between the schoolyard spitting contest that is the GOP primary and the surprisingly contentious ...

Chris Christie Megadonor Jumps To Team Kasich

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich may have bought himself some more time in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He has secured the support of bil...

Marco Rubio Finally Turns His Fire On Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Humbled by his disastrous performance in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hit the campaig...

Trump And The GOP's 40 Percent Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump won New Hampshire with 35 percent of the vote on Tuesday, solidifying his place as the front-runner for the Republi...

Jeb Bush Won't Bow To Polls On Muslim Ban

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

One jarring result out of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary was an exit poll that found about two-thirds of the state's Republican voters said they wou...

Could Kasich Win By Following In Lincoln's Footsteps?

John A. Tures | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Sure Ohio Governor John Kasich seems like a longshot for the Republican nomination, despite his impressive second place showing in New Hampshire. But his strategy for winning the GOP contest is not that different from another longshot presidential hopeful from the Midwest.

Marco Rubio Flops In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Marco Rubio may have to "dispel with" his hope of seizing the Republican presidential nomination. The Florida senator enjo...

John Kasich Surprises With Second-Place Finish In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Compassionate conservatism is back. Running on a message of civility, empathy and moral purpose in a race dominated by fe...

New Hampshire Is Not 'Do-Or-Die' For Most Candidates This Year

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

Lots of headlines would have you believe that New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary will be a “do-or-die” moment for the various pre...

12 Things To Watch In The New Hampshire Primary

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

We're in busy JD's Tavern in Manchester, New Hampshire, where anyone can get a free (and quite good) hamburger. Why? Because it's MSNBC's broadcast s...

Ben Carson Wants An Apology From CNN

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Ben Carson has an apology from Sen. Ted Cruz for his role in some Iowa phone call shenanigans the night of the caucus. Now...

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Disavows Tweet Supporting Jeb Bush

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

Martin Shkreli, the disgraced ex-CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, said on Saturday evening that a tweet from his account expressing support for Jeb Bus...

Everyone Ganged Up On Marco Rubio At Saturday's GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Marco Rubio doesn’t lead in any of the polls, but that didn’t stop his presidential rivals from going after th...

Old RNC Pamphlet Shows GOP Has Been Belittling Political Women Long Before Excluding Carly Fiorina From Debate

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Seven candidates -- all of them men -- will square off here on Saturday night in the final Republican presidential debate before ...

Ben Carson Defends Flying Home From Iowa On Caucus Night For Clean Clothes

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

Ben Carson on Friday defended his decision to leave Iowa on the night of its caucus and fly to Florida to get clean clothes. "I had been ...

What if Presidential Dropouts Were Announced Like the Hunger Games?

Tim Young | Posted 02.03.2016 | Comedy
Tim Young

It would look a little something like this.

The 15 Stupidest Lies From The Last Republican Debate

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.02.2016 | Comedy

You thought a Trump-less Republican debate was going to be boring, and indeed it was. But it still somehow managed to meet the lies and half-truths qu...

Laughs, Booze, And A Sigh Of Relief At Ted Cruz's Victory Party

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Cecil Stinemetz's instincts proved right Monday evening when he heard the news that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had won t...

These GOP Candidates Have Finally Accepted Iowa Isn't That Into Them

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The voting hasn't even begun, but several Republican presidential candidates seem to have already given up on winning the Iowa cau...

New Yorkie Values

Will Durst | Posted 01.31.2016 | Comedy
Will Durst

To taunt his rival and sow seeds of evangelical doubt, Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz informed Donald Trump that the rest of the country was concerned about...

Iowa Caucus: Playing Field of Dreams

David Trumble | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

First published in The Des Moines Register: ...