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Republicans Can't Get Rid of Their Buffoon

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Media
Judy Frankel

A bevy of Republican candidates get shut out of national primetime by Fox, but not Trump.

George H.W. Bush's Former Chief Of Staff Explains The President's 'Biggest Problem'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss his new book The Quiet Man, which recounts Sununu's time as chief ...

Hillary And Jeb: Alike Except In The Important Ways

Mark Green | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Green


They're catnip for commentators -- two dynasts announcing within two days. Except the differences far exceed the parallels -- one's a yellow-pad wonk related to a popular ex-POTUS who leads with 60 percent in Democratic polls. The other is a "Jar of Mayo" with 100 percent recognition yet only 10 percent in GOP polls. Lowry and Katrina debate why.

Mitch McConnell Is Just Getting Started

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As Majority Leader McConnell wields greater power than he has ever held in his life, some hack pundits predict that such awesome power will have a moderating influence on him. Don't count on it. People who strive for power the way McConnell has done throughout his career cannot be trusted to "moderate" themselves.

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Staff Upheaval Actually Quite Normal, Say Former Bush, Clinton Officials | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For President Barack Obama, 2014 has been a year of goodbyes at the White House. Two weeks ago, he accepted the resignation of his Ve...

Ted Cruz Pays Visit To Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) passed through New Hampshire over the weekend, paying a visit to former Gov. John H. Sununu, the NH Journal reported Sunday. ...

Gov Brags That Scott Brown, Who Was Born In Maine, Was 'Born Virtually' In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) is stumping for former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), bragging that he's the best candidate for Senate because ...

John Celock

Sununu Son Makes Big 2014 Announcement | John Celock | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

The son of former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) announced Thursday that he will not seek to follow in his father's footsteps next year. New H...

Republicans and Immigration

Charles Kolb | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Charles Kolb

From a political perspective, the current approach of the Republican Party borders on suicidal. But it is more than that: It is also wrong on the merits. As Reagan showed us, America has always been about openness, about welcoming citizens from around the world.

John Sununu: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Energy Policy

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The oil and gas industry is what it is today thanks in large part to decades of federal support, and America's new and "bright" shale gas-rich future is no exception.

Republican Says Democrats Won Thanks To Voters Dependent On Government

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

If Republicans are trying to shy away from the notion that America is divided between productive capitalists and dependent moochers, they forgot to te...

A Second-term Mission for Obama: Strengthen Ties Across Racial Lines

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Of course, he cannot do this alone. The voices of reason on the right must speak out and indeed shout down those who employ paranoid rhetoric designed to inflame division among Americans of different backgrounds.

Lee Atwater and the GOP's Race Problem

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

In too many ways, the GOP of 2012 could not plausibly deny that which has become too plain to ignore -- that it is the part of antipathy to difference and social change.

Race Baiting and the Party of Lincoln

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

The vomit of racism still finds a place in Republican Party politics. It is sad to watch John Sununu -- twenty years ago, a younger Sununu might have known better. But it is even sadder to watch the rest of Lincoln's old party sink in the mire.

Ain't Your Father's Southern Strategy: Whiteness as Mass Appeal

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

The 2012 election, like every election before it, has been defined by race. This is America, and race always matters. Death, taxes, and race.

Another Explanation for Powell's Endorsement of President Obama

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

When Colin Powell or other military leaders look at the Romney campaign and find that more than a third of the national security advisors come from a single conservative think tank, maybe they fear a disastrous replay of the past decade.

Today's GOP: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

William Laney | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
William Laney

There is much that is good about the Republican party. But sadly, the good is being marred by so much that is bad -- and ugly -- with the GOP of today.

Republican Racism Will Make Party Obsolete

Earnest Harris | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Earnest Harris

Our country has come a long way to get to where we are as far as beginning to actually allow our multiculturalism to become more out there. America is not going back. And even if Romney could win this election, it won't change that.

2012 Election: Trust and Leadership vs. Racism and Bigotry

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Why do I say Obama has shown us trust and leadership? He came into office facing the worst financial crisis brought on by an administration to which Romney wants to return us second only to the great depression of the 1920s.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Can Mitt's 'Rope-a-Hope' Tactic Work?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan and Clarke debate whether 44 won a Pyrrhic victory at Boca -- crushing content as Romney passed a 'commander-in-chief' test? And they talk taboos: does the Gingrich-Sununu crowd race-bait? Kosher to discuss Mitt's Mormonism? Who lies more?

Jason Linkins

Our Ever-Loosening Grip On The Commonest Courtesies Slipped: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 26 | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

At about this time in the 2008 presidential election season, a young woman named Ashley Todd went crazy in Pittsburgh. Todd, a volunteer for John McCa...

Colin Powell's Former Chief Of Staff: 'My Party Is Full Of Racists'

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

Colin Powell's former chief of staff condemned the Republican Party on Friday night, telling MSNBC's Ed Schultz, "My party is full of racists." Ret...

Voting for Obama Because He's Not White

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

By focusing on the white vote and ignoring the non-white vote, Mitt Romney has given the significant and growing non-white voter block in America their decision: vote for the non-white guy, he's one of us.

Obama, Booker Dismiss Sununu's Slighting Of Powell Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein and Luke Johnson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

In a radio interview on Friday, President Barack Obama responded to remarks by former New Hampshire governor John Sununu, a top adviser to GOP preside...

The Racial Bias in Dismissing Blacks Voters' Support for Obama

David C. Wilson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
David C. Wilson

An undeniable truth from the results of my research is that the public is largely biased in their judgments of African American voting practices. And, if the public is biased, then concluding that it is not, which is the norm among political commentators, is incorrect.