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Michelle Bachmann

"I'm Paul Revere, and You Know Nothing of My Work!"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What's next for Palin as she glides her giant PalinMobile-of-Truthiness across America? Perhaps she's preparing for her next speech entitled The Gettysburg Address: Gen. Robert E. Lee's Finest Virginia Speech.

Jaweed Kaleem

Faith And Freedom Conference: How Will Religion Affect Evangelical Votes? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.04.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. –- Fifteen years ago, Phil DaCosta spent Sundays passing out voter guides at his church about where congressional candidates stood ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Republican Presidential Candidates To Address Evangelical Christians | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When the Faith and Freedom Coalition kicks off its annual conference on Friday with a who's who lineup of conservative political ...

How/Why Chris Christie Will Enter the Race

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.02.2011 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

Despite his insistence to the contrary, I believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Chris is certain to enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Why I Wrote Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics--and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

The reason I've written my latest book is because the insane rightward tilt of the Republicans post-Obama's election has meant that the path taken by the religious right was something I felt needed to be better understood and exposed... from the inside.

The 2012 Republican Primary: Down to the Wire (Already?)

David Helfenbein | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Finally my previous posts have become mainstream. Look at what I have written consistently on The Huffington Post and look at what the mainstream pres...

GOP Chaos

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Despite its Congressional victories in the 2010-midterm elections six months ago, the Republican Party finds itself steeped in chaos. But it is far too early to declare Democrats winners in 2012.

Daniels Out. Time for Scarborough?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The tepid support from the right to the current GOP pack should convince Joe Scarborough that the party faithful is waiting for a skilled politician with personality and name-recognition to enter the race.

Michele Bachmann Called Out by a 16-Year-Old Girl

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

A 16-year-old high school student has challenged Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Mn.) to a public debate because the student, Amy Myers, thinks Rep. Bachmann doesn't know what she's talking about and is harming women.

Assessing the Republican Field

David Helfenbein | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

There are four real contestants in the Republican primary. They are as follows, and in no particular order: Mitch Daniels, Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, and Tim Pawlenty.

Mark Blumenthal

Republican Candidates Ranked In New 'Intensity' Poll | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new measurement from a Gallup Poll is producing surprising results in the upcoming race for the 2012 Republican presidential nominatio...

Bachmann Second Among GOP Contenders In Straw Poll

Posted 06.01.2011 | Denver

Conservative firebrand Michele Bachmann finished second among likely GOP candidates in a straw poll at the Colorado Republican Party's Centennial Dinn...

Countdown to Compromise

James Campion | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
James Campion

How Congress Stretches Credibility And Avoids 2011 Government Shutdown By the time this goes to press, we're looking at eight days until a "continuin...

The Saccharine Republican Ire

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Republican ire and calls to "take the country back" are confusing because for quite some time now the Right has set the agenda and has defined the parameters of what is politically possible in this country.

Anti Anti-Science

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Paul Stoller

The culture of anti-science is creating an alternative universe of meaning in which scientific practices and findings, which tend to subvert fundamentalist social and cultural and political principles, are suspect and/or dismissed.

Here's Another Nice Mess You've Gotten Yourselves Into...

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's near-impossible to imagine most Americans looking at the platform the Republican Party is pushing and thinking, "Yes! This is what I want my America to stand for. That's the party for me!"

The True Weight of Healthcare Costs

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

The average state spends $2.27 billion annually in obesity-related expenses from skyrocketing Medicare and Medicaid costs. One can only expect these costs to rapidly increase.

Bachmann Says Boehner is Soft on "Obamacare." Huh?

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In their brief time under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, the Republicans have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, defund it and eliminate all funding for life-saving health care services for women. That's hardly "soft."

Michele Bachmann Versus Michelle Obama: A View of the Nanny State War

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Are Ron and Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin on the side of employers? Or are they on the side of Americans who, the Tea Partiers argue, have a birthright to engage in any personal behavior they wish to do as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else?

3 Words We Need in Politics

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

You didn't hear those three words from Michele Bachmann after her history-revising Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union speech. What are those three words, you ask? "I was wrong."

It's Time for a Return to Civility

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

I'll start with a clean-up. In my earlier column on the Tucson shootings I had a number of my facts wrong and several readers pointed this out.. The w...

Bachmann Is Not a Poor Man's Palin

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Both Palin and Bachmann have been hinting at a presidential run. One may be slightly smoother than the other, but in terms of viability there is no poor man version in sight.

My Rebuttal to the Rebuttal to the Rebuttal to the State of the Union

Andy Stokan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Stokan

I watched the State of the Union and yet I was not given a televised rebuttal to it in which I could share my talking points. I mean thoughts. And I'm outraged about it.

Fact and Fiction in the "State of the Union" Debate

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coates

In the wake of the State of the Union, are we now poised to reduce the federal deficit in ways that protect the engine of growth without adding further to the load of our most vulnerable citizens?

A Dispassionate Look at American Exceptionalism (Uh-Oh)

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

The US is as great as its people are smart and its leaders good....