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Today I Left the Democratic Party

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Campbell

With any relationship, when the bad far outweighs the good, perhaps it's time to move on. This is honestly how I've felt for the past few years with the Democratic Party

Arianna On 'The Ed Show': Obama Must Offer More Than Words (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

President Obama must move beyond rhetoric and acknowledge yesterday's Democratic loss in Massachusetts by making substantive policy and personnel chan...

Scott Brown's Victory: 'Maybe It's the Best Thing...'

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

Scott Brown is a former Cosmopolitan centerfold model whose political substance is about as thin as the centerfold itself, but that didn't seem to matter to Massachusetts voters.

Scott Brown's Win in Massachusetts: HuffPost Bloggers React

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the aftermath, the commentary is rolling in. Here's a round-up of HuffPost bloggers' reactions, predictions, I-told-you-so's, and more.

Ryan Grim

Bank Shot: Independents And Dem Base Still Aligned In Anger | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With all the talk about "angry independents" deciding the special election in Massachusetts Tuesday night, the inclination among establishment Washing...

Connecticut's Nutty and Spicy Senatorial History

J. Bradley Jansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Bradley Jansen

Without descending into the Washington parlor game of conventional wisdom about Sen. Dodd's announcement signifies for the horse race of who's up and who's down, I would like to reflect on the matter.

'Tea Party Express II: Rise of the Tea Bags' - The Movie!

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

So we went out to Griffith Park out here in L.A. on Sunday to check out the kick-off day for the new "Tea Party Express II" national tour. Thought we ...

Pollster Analysis: Obama Not Losing Support From Independents

Pollster | Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics for Obama has not plummeted among independents, and that needs to be clarified before it becomes erroneous conventional wisdom. It especial...

The Year's 9 Best Books From Small Publishers

Kevin Sampsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kevin Sampsell

I see a lot of cool stuff from authors before anyone else has even heard of them. 2009 was no exception. Here are the highlights from my own personal reading list.

How Important Are These Off-Year Races?

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the very least, the results in the governors' races, if not predictive, are quite likely to drive the political narrative, bolstering or diminishin...

Arianna On The Problems Posed By Tea Party Activists In 2010 Elections (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Democratic National Committee Chairman, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine recently weighed in on the Tea Party movement, saying that Democrats stand to gain fro...

Most Independents Aren't All That 'Independent'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for this week takes up the cause of GWU Professor John Sides and looks at how the definition of "independent" used most often tends to exagg...

Obama: Worst First Year Ratings Ever?

Steve Lombardo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

The merits of this weekend's health care reform legislation can be debated elsewhere; our focus here is on its potential political impact. And while ...

Before Subprime There Was ACORN

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Chautin

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, is in the news again and conservative politicians are going for the jugular vein.

Tea Party Protester: "We Think The Muslims Are Moving In And Taking Over" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE (8:43 p.m. EST): NBC has replaced this woman's comment about Muslims with a less inflammatory comment: "I'm scared to death for my country. I ...

NJ Watch (Friday) Plus an Automated vs. Live Interviewer Bonus

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The most recent polling in New Jersey shows an excruciatingly close race between incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christ...

Daggett vs Ventura

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column makes an early appearance this weekend -- Friday when filed rather than the usual Monday morning -- because it covers the very timely topic ...

An Open Letter On The Public Option To David Axelrod

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

As a lifelong FDR Democrat, I won't support any health care bill that doesn't have a robust public option. I'd much rather see a bill without one go down to defeat, than have a bill pass without one.

It's Time for Native Americans to Start Thinking Independent

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

The advantages of becoming an Independent are many and the detractions few. It is something I encourage all Native American voters to look into, to thoroughly research, and to openly consider.

The GOP: Conservatism's Empty Vessel

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

There will be plenty of battles in and outside the Democratic Party in the months to come; what is evident now is the very real and uncertain shift toward to left's slightly more pluralistic platform.

The Republican Party's Death Wish

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

We have yet to hear a single realistic scenario from a top Republican that would outline how and when the country could move forward from its current meltdown.

How the Independent Movement Went Left by Going Right

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

Gone are the days when independent voting was the province of the "conservative white male." It's estimated that more than 20% of the independents who voted for Obama are people of color.

Dont You Get It? We Need a President of All the People!

Stephen H. Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen H. Baum

The pressure on Obama from self-centered, single-Issue constituencies has started. Don't you get it? We have an opportunity unlike any other for dec...

A Plea From My Dad to Independents

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

My dad was a lifelong Republican. He's exactly the kind of small business owner that the Republicans pretend to care so much about -- he's the original Joe the Plumber, but now he is Dogan the Independent.

Political Tourists and Out-of-State Obama Activists in Indiana

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Red and blue state Obama supporters are putting their weight on the see-saw state of Indiana, crossing state lines to help. Political tourists from ot...