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Rand Paul’s Hard Line On Refugees Rankles Libertarians

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) tough proposals aimed at limiting the admission of refugees in the wake of the Paris terror attacks are disappointing ...

Republicans Swore A Coded Oath To Wall Street During The Debate

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

On Tuesday night, one Republican presidential hopeful after another lined up to offer coded oaths of fealty to Wall Street donors, pledging to empowe...

Ben Carson Says Donald Trump's Tax Plan Is More Fair Than His Own

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

Fox Business moderator Neil Cavuto asked Ben Carson on Tuesday whether God thinks his flat tax proposal is more fair than Donald Trump's plan to tax ...

Everything You Need To Know About The Republican Candidates' Tax Plans

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tax proposals from the Republican presidential hopefuls all have two things in common: They would balloon the deficit and shower th...

Join HuffPost For Our Post-Debate Coverage

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

It's that time again. GOP candidates are coming together for yet another debate, this time on the Fox Business Network. The Huffington Post's ...

Debate Theme May Have Been 'Your Money, Your Vote,' But Candidates Care Little for Women's Pocketbooks

Julie Kashen | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Julie Kashen

There are a lot of single moms still wondering what the Republican candidates would do to make sure their paychecks match those of their male colleagues doing the same work.

Paging Dr. Ben Carson: What’s Behind His Appeal?

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the hothouse world of politics was obsessed with Jeb Bush’s languor, Hillary Clinton’s emails, Donald Trump’s h...

2016 Upsets Typical Republican Succession Formula

David Boaz | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
David Boaz

Republican presidential campaigns are supposed to be simple. Republicans nominate the next guy in line. More precisely, Republicans nominate the guy who ran second the last time around. (And so far, it's always been a guy.)

Here's The Entire Two-Hour GOP Debate In Just Three Minutes

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.29.2015 | Comedy

If you didn't have time to watch the third GOP debate, fear not. This little three-minute diddy, brought to you by the HuffPost video team, is a fine ...

Pollster Urges Democrats Not To Run For Obama's 'Third Term'

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

Bill Clinton's former pollster thinks it's a mistake for Democratic presidential candidates to essentially run for President Barack Obama's "third te...

Here's How -- And Why -- Jeb Bush's Campaign Is Spinning Wednesday's Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) won -- and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lost -- Wednesday night's Republican debate, pundits are proclaiming. But...

The Republican Tax Plans Are All Basically Insane

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Republicans on debate night are all promising to slash taxes and unleash economic growth. Many of them, of course, haven't actually presented a speci...

Join HuffPost For Analysis Of The GOP Primary Debate

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

The candidates for the Republican presidential nomination are coming together for another debate on Wednesday night. The Huffington Post's Jas...

Iowa Democrats Think Marco Rubio Would Be The Biggest Threat

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

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Rand Paul: Greater Palestinian Freedom Could Ease Violence

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Monday that it is within Israel’s power to lessen Palestinian violence by gradually granting Palestinians more free...

Carson's Outrageous Remarks Are Helping, Not Hurting

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

For a long time, Ben Carson’s campaign team feared that his habit of inflammatory remarks would sink his presidential hopes. They sent him to m...

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...