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You Know What Else Makes It Hard To Read The 2016 Race? Poll Methods

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

Support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is declining. How much it's declining depends on which polls you read and, maybe...

Obama's Democratic Trade Critics Pin Their Hopes On The GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced that it had sealed the biggest trade deal in history. Sorta.  The actual text of the ...

Donald Trump Says He'll Quit The Race If Polls Turn Against Him

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.04.2015 | Entertainment

Donald Trump said on Sunday that he will drop out of the presidential race if polling shows that he is going to lose. "I'm not a masochist," the ente...

George W. Bush's Legacy Is Anything But Toxic To Republican Voters

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's debate-night defense of his brother George W. Bush's presidential legacy -- "He kept us safe" -- drew a r...

That Whole 'President Scott Walker' Thing Looks Pretty Stupid Now

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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On the Minimum Wage, Santorum Has It Right

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

Some commentators were surprised to hear this coming from the Republican debate stage. And that's too bad. The media continues to falsely paint the minimum wage as a strictly partisan issue--and it's a gross misrepresentation.

Fired Walker Aide Explains Why Walker Bid Failed

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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Bobby Jindal Would Vote For A Muslim Candidate If He Strongly Resembled A Christian

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has weighed in on the recent controversy ignited by another GOP presidential hopeful, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson...

DNC Chair Defends Debate Schedule As GOP Contests Grab Attention

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.17.2015 | Media

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – As reporters swarmed candidates Wednesday night following the second Republican presidential debate, another record-setti...

The Second GOP Primary Debate, In Five Clips

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

Eleven Republican candidates participated in the second round of primary presidential debates on Wednesday. This time, CNN hosted the debate at the Ro...

Experienced Republicans Are Losing, Because GOP Primary Voters Are Less Experienced

John A. Tures | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Perhaps as the primary season wears on, those backing more experienced candidates can hope that more educated voters will value the competence of their candidate over the show and lack of experience of the current front-runners. But it is too late for Perry, and possibly for others.

Ben Carson’s Humility Has Taken Him Far, But New Challenges Await

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

Toward the end of his interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said something that w...

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...