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All Aboard! The Crowded Republican Field Gets Even More Crowded

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is likely that both U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will announce a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in the next few weeks. The addition of these two candidates will mean that the Republican field is transitioning from crowded to unmanageable.

Is the Big-Polluter Agenda the Environmental Platform of the Republican Party?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) asked a good question last month. He wanted to know, "What is the environmental platform of the Republican Party?" Graham said he doesn't know and suggested that it's time for his party to do some "soul searching." He is right to suggest some soul searching, but I'm surprised he doesn't know the party's platform.

2015 Starts with a Bang - 114th Keystone Cops or Pipeline? Deja Bush? More Terrorism?

Mark Green | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


The contours of the next year or two are already taking shape: with McConnell claiming credit for soaring economy yet Graham blaming Obama for Charlie Hebdo, JAlter and RChristie discuss if this will this be Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc period? Then, like a movie season of only sequels, will '16 be dominated by Jeb & Mitt (and Her)?

2015 Starts with a Bang - 114th Keystone Cops or Pipeline? Deja Bush? More Terrorism?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

The contours of the next year or two are already taking shape: with McConnell claiming credit for soaring economy yet Graham blaming Obama for Charlie Hebdo, JAlter and RChristie discuss if this will this be Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc period? Then, like a movie season of only sequels, will '16 be dominated by Jeb & Mitt (and Her)?

The Mid-Terms, the Republicans, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

While gaining control of Congress sounds good to the Republicans on paper, I suspect that 24 months from now, when the presidential election is upon us, they'll be regretting having taken the helm on foreign policy.

Unanswered Questions for a Consequential Autumn

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

In the American democracy we have collectively (or by passive default) chosen to have at the moment, to serve and assuage our divergent biases, the question is whether a governing plurality, as Jack Nicholson said, is "as good as it gets."

McCain Says We Must Fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq -- Have We Learned Nothing at All From the Iraq War?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Mr. President: "Don't do stupid stuff" really is a smart mantra when it comes to foreign policy. It means don't rush to action because people like John McCain and Lindsey Graham demand it. You were right in 2002. Rely on that same judgment now.

Will There Be a November Surprise If GOP House Stays on Strike?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


We know about the six-year curse, POTUS' polls and vulnerable red state Democrats. But as jobs and the ACA rebound -- and the House grouses about borders, wages and IUDs -- can Democrats run well this fall against a Do-Nothing/Know-Nothing GOP?

Republicans Fire Up The Scandal Machine

The Washington Post | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Buck McKeon displayed the probing intellect this week that we expect from a chairman of the House Armed Services Committee....

GOP Using My Old Playbook to Twist Facts About Obamacare and Jobs

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you're curious about what I used to do as a PR guy for the health insurance industry, how I often took facts and figures and twisted them to advance a specific political or financial agenda, take a look at the behavior of some members of Congress last week.

'Congress Is The Justin Bieber Of Our Government'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

After seeing much of the news dominated by Justin Bieber's house raid, Jon Stewart was pleased that our government is responsible enough to help broke...

Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice

Aki Peritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Aki Peritz

Intelligence gathering is certainly one important aspect of the counterterrorism business, but ultimately the U.S. needs to prosecute and incarcerate these individuals -- and our federal court system remains the most effective way to bring terrorists to justice.

Tea Party Faces Problem In Mission To Take Down GOP Senators

Alex Roarty | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

There aren't three Republican senators more vulnerable to a tea party challenge than Lamar Alexander, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell – longtime ...

Cairo's Dispersal Dilemma

Brian Dooley | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Brian Dooley

Cairo is abuzz with talk of "dispersals" of the two long-running sit-ins by supporters of deposed president Morsi. Many expected the police to clear the protests today but so far they remain.

Benghazi: The Right Wing's Brilliant Word Salads, and the Media Falls for It

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

So, the media needs another food-fight story, and, if there is no real one, just allow themselves to be sucked in by right-wing propaganda. Hence, Benghazi. Again.

Unfriending FaceBook -- or 'I Don't Want to Smell Like Brad Pitt'

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 10.18.2013 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

I don't want to smell like Brad Pitt. He gets paid for saying he likes Chanel No. 5, I don't.

'I Think This Is A Crazy Idea'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The pending $85 billion in federal spending cuts would seem like a tea partyer's dream. Why, then, are tea party activists and other con...

GOP Senators Continue Anti-Hagel Charge

The Huffington Post | Lisa Miller | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Fifteen Republican senators sent a letter to the White House Thursday, urging President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination of former Sen. Chuck H...

WATCH: Unaired 'SNL' Sketch Spoofs GOP's Israel Stance

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.11.2013 | Comedy

In this sketch performed at Saturday's dress rehearsal but which was ultimately cut from the show, "Saturday Night Live" spoofed the contentious confi...

Marco Rubio: Same-Sex Rights For Immigrants Not 'A Central Issue'

The Huffington Post | Lisa Miller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday in an interview at Buzzfeed Brews that he does not believe equal treatment for same-sex couples should be made ...

A Rose Is a Rose... or IS It?

John O'Toole | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
John O'Toole

With the election campaign over (for at least a few weeks), you may be inclined to think that it is safe to look at your television screen. Be advised that a rose by any other name may smell sweet, but can be very dangerous.

Susan Rice Defeat

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Honey Boo Boo for Secretary of State

Daryl Rowland | Posted 02.03.2013 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Sure, there's strong precedent for confirming presidential cabinet appointments and valuing competence and credentials. But McCain and Graham in their infinite wisdom are pointing to a way more entertaining path.

BOTH SIDES NOW: If 2012 Signals a 'Rolling Realignment,' What's the GOP 3.0?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgObama won gays, latinos, 18-29s, and women by, respectively, 50/35/25/11 points -- and ran 40 points better than Romney on who favored middle class over big business. Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin debate whether a Republican Reset means 'evolving' on tax rates and "social issues."

Matters of Substance

Elise Coroneos | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Elise Coroneos

When the Republicans look back at the era just after their 2012 election defeat, they are going to see they were presented with an early opportunity to make their way back from the political wilderness. The question is: Will they take it? The early signs are promising.