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The "Fluke Effect": Remember Tom Bradley?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The repercussions of Rush Limbaugh's truly ugly attacks on Susan Fluke won't be known until November. But if you remember 1982, there was a voter phenomenon, "The Bradley Effect," that has lingered in the public consciousness ever since, and may well come into play in 2012.

Ron Paul Supporters Accused Of Hijacking County Convention

ABC News | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

And as the campaigning continues, there are signs that Paul supporters are willing to make the nominating process messy. They're accused of muddyin...

Seamus? Or Shame on Us?

Robert Walker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are not running for dog catcher. The dogs of the world will little note nor long remember who wins the presidency of the United States, let alone the GOP nomination. I am more interested to know what this election means for... people.

Romney, Santorum and Goldman Sachs: Their Values Are the Same

Mike Lux | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is amazing we live in a culture that allows the wealthiest and most powerful companies in the country cheat their clients and the public at large with impunity, and that their closest political allies aren't held to account as well.

It's the Economy, Stupid

The Minnesota Daily | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
The Minnesota Daily

Social issues don't typically dominate the discussion in gloomy economies. So why are they in this election?

Santorum Hits Dramatic Home Run in Dixie Primary

Glen Browder | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Glen Browder

In sports parlance, the Dixie primary was a dramatic "home run" for Santorum, a devastating "strikeout" for self-declared southern favorite Gingrich, and a "double-header shutout" for the nationally front-running Romney.

WATCH: MSNBC Hosts Make Racy Comments About Rick Santorum

Posted 05.14.2012 | Media

MSNBC's election team veered into some adult territory while watching Tuesday night's Republican primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. Rick Santoru...

WATCH: Al Sharpton's Loaded Birthday Message To Mitt Romney

Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

Al Sharpton hit out at Mitt Romney's stance on Medicare in his birthday greeting to the GOP candidate during his show Monday night. "Happy birthda...

So Far Right, It's Wrong: The GOP Breaks From History

Meredith Bagby | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Meredith Bagby

America is better when it has two strong political parties that balance the extremes. But over the last generation, the Republican Party has indulged its extremes in an effort to secure votes and lost its bearings. All Americans -- not just Republicans -- are the lesser for it.

Romney Won't Take Medicare -- How 1% Can You Get?

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Yesterday on his 65th birthday, Mitt Romney announced that he's not planning to sign up for Medicare. What his action says is clear: I'm not like the Americans who enroll in Medicare. I'm special. I'm rich. I'm better than you.

The Gingrich Dilemma

Abby Huntsman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Newt Gingrich remaining in the race benefits the party. He provides ideas, personality, and an excitement that energizes a fractured base. Most importantly, his presence in the race perpetuates the divide of the conservative vote.

In Praise of the Flip-Flop

Ben Zweifach | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

We need more unprincipled politicians. In 2012, evolutionary adaptability should be a positive to voters. Let us raise our glasses to toast the "flip-flop," and defend its honor against those that would besmirch it.

Rhetoric in GOP Primary Harmful to Hispanics

Gus West | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Gus West

Anti-immigrant posturing attempts to divide this country into two groups: "real" Americans -- whatever that means -- and those who are somehow inauthentic. These divisions tacitly authorize the powerful to disregard the rules of civil society.

Ask A Mormon: Am I Going to Be Baptized After I'm Dead?

Death Race | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Unless you're distantly related to a Mormon either by blood or through marriage, you can probably rest assured that you're not going to be baptized a Mormon when you're six feet under. You're safe. And by safe, I mean you're definitely going to burn in Hell. Good luck with that!

Romney, Santorum and GOP Snobs: The Rise of America's Plutocratic 1%

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Edward Wyckoff Williams

The nation has entered a twilight zone where 'elite' and 'elitism' only have subjective meaning. It's an alternate universe in which Mitt Romney can admit he's "not concerned about the very poor" and his wife can claim she doesn't consider herself "wealthy." All this during a time of record unemployment.

Sam Stein

Michael Steele: I'm Personally Fine With A Brokered Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele has been held responsible for the length of the current Republican primary season, which has become t...

Obsession Over Social Sexual Issues Is Destroying America

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How's it possible that the more religious America becomes the more the institution of marriage crumbles? A huge part of the problem is that we are mired in religious distractions that take us away from focusing on core issues.

Newt's Latest Declaration of Independence From Reality

William K. Black | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
William K. Black

Gingrich's historical argument rests on a non-existent provision in the Declaration of Independence that he claims was designed to protect non-existent banks from regulation.

How Michael Steele Shook Up The 2012 Primaries

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Is the never-ending and ever-bitter 2012 Republican presidential race--which at this point seems to be alienating independent voters--Michael Steele's...

Geogia Voters Adopting Operation Chaos

Glen McDaniel | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Glen McDaniel

It took me all of 10 minutes to cast my vote Tuesday in Georgia. Arriving at Kimberly School in Southwest Atlanta I was surprised to see a packed parking lot.

GOP Activists Worry About Attacks On Romney

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican activists foresee a long, lumbering presidential campaign that almost certainly will nominate Mitt Romney but may leave him w...

GOP Candidates Find Themselves On The Defensive

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's not a happy time for Republicans seeking the White House. On the eve of key Super Tuesday contests, they find themselves on t...

Tennessee College Kids Tell Us Which GOP Candidate Is The Craziest

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

To mark Super Tuesday, The Huffington Post teamed up with mtvU in an effort to take the political pulse on college campuses. We asked Vanderbilt Hu...

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum Tells Voters To Ask Of Candidates: 'Where's Their Soul?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

MIAMISBURG, Ohio -- Rick Santorum sought Monday to stem the bleeding here in the Buckeye State, hoping to hang on to a lead over Mitt Romney that has ...

Jeb Bush's Last Name Both Blessing And Curse

The Daily Beast | By Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

The former Florida governor has made perfectly clear that he has no plans to belatedly jump into the presidential race, despite the clamor from those ...