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Democrats Answer the False Choice of Growth Versus Redistribution With Inclusive Prosperity

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Democrats have not done well at all in telling their story and explaining their policies in a coherent manner. At the same time Republicans have been doing at least as well in addressing their message to the middle class voters.

A Line in the Sand at 47 Percent

Steven Clifford | Posted 04.05.2015 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

With Mitt Romney dropping his presidential bid, Republican campaign financiers are searching for a candidate to lead the crusade against the 47 percent. Charles G. Koch is troubled.

Romney/Bush 2016 -- Please God, Let Them Be the GOP Nominees

H. A. Goodman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If it's Romney and Bush for the Republicans two years from now, it's quite possible that even some atheist liberals will be thanking their flying spaghetti monster in the cosmos for such good fortune.

Mitt Romney Fans Speculation Over Another White House Run

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

There were several reports this month, based on former and current aides, that Mitt Romney is actively weighing another presidential run. The biggest ...

No, Paul Ryan Doesn't Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt

Jason Sattler | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

This presumption that some people -- "in inner cities, in particular" -- are lazy isn't just insulting, it's a premise used by Paul Ryan and others to justify great cruelty while ignoring the actual sources and causes of poverty.

2014 Democratic Agenda: Protecting the 47 Percent

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

To respond to cold-hearted Republican ideology, the 2014 Democratic Agenda must have a strong populist bent. It should begin with the assertion that the economy must work for all the people.

Jimmy Carter On Hillary Clinton In 2016: 'She'll Have A Good Chance'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter has expressed early support for a potential presidential run for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016, tell...

47 Percent Anniversary: Gospel, Not Gaffe

Jarryd Willis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

Is it the case that Romney's comments reflect GOP gospel as opposed to being an hour-long gaffe or a series of ineloquent remarks? To answer that question, let's review a few of the GOP's policy positions and remarks over the past year.

Romney On 47 Percent: 'Actually, I Didn't Say That'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

His infamous 47 percent remarks were taken out of context, Mitt Romney told The Washington Post's Dan Balz in an interview published Sunday. Asked ...

The Greatest Betrayal

Mike Lux | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The House Republicans aren't just betraying their alleged savior by making people go hungry. They are betraying the values this country has lived by for a very long time.

New Video: Republicans Just Can't Leave Romney's 47 Percent Message Alone

Mike Lux | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Republicans know that the 47 percent video was a communications disaster for them. But even though they got dramatic evidence last year of how politically damning this sort of messaging is, they can't help themselves.

Right-wing Myths About Merit, Money and Morality

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

When it comes to wealth, you get what you deserve. If you're rich, you've earned it. Same goes for the poor. Middle class too. Do you believe these statements to be true most or all of the time?

WATCH: Romney Admits Regrets Over Infamous '47 Percent' Remarks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told CNN he was "very upset" over his infamous comments that "there are 47 percent of the people wh...

'Harmful' GOP Narrative Still Has Deep Hold On Party

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

Mitt Romney’s secretly recorded comment that 47 percent of Americans are “dependent on the government” and “believe they are victims” isn’...

Beating a Very Dead Horse 101

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

So, you know that Republican Party "Growth & Opportunity" study that told themselves to be kinder and gentler because the public thinks they're narrow-minded, stuffy, old white men? Well, here's the problem.

Luke Johnson

GOP Rep: Mitt Romney Was Right About '47 Percent'

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

At a Georgia town hall meeting in March, Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) said Mitt Romney was correct in his infamous "47 percent" statistic, adding that Ame...

How the GOP Lost Me

Lee Morrow | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Lee Morrow

Right now the GOP is losing the middle class, Hispanics, women, and millennials like water through a sieve, and for good reason. By changing their messaging, they can stymie the flow and decrease the influence of extremism on the party.

New Study Debunks '47 Percent' Claim

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

A new study further debunks the widely-held conservative notion that lower-income Americans pay little-to-no taxes while the rich shell out more than ...

The Bartender Who Rescued America

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

By remaining anonymous until he went on MSNBC's Ed Show last week, Prouty ensured that the story would be about Romney, not about the motives of the man who made the tape.

Dave Jamieson

Mr. 47 Percent Has A New Gig

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that he's gone public, Scott Prouty, the man behind the infamous "47 percent" video of Mitt Romney's remarks at a Florida fundraiser...

47 Percent Filmmaker Tells All

Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Scott Prouty, the Florida bartender who filmed Mitt Romney's infamous "47%" remarks at a Boca Raton fundraiser, joined HuffPost Live Thursday to open ...

WATCH: 47 Percent Filmmaker Tells All

live.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The filmmaker behind the now infamous "47 percent" video that damaged the Romney campaign tells HuffPost Live why he felt it was his "civic duty" to r...

Jason Cherkis

47 Percent Filmmaker Reveals Idenitity

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The man who changed the 2012 election is named Scott Prouty. The 38-year-old bartender at the Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser that doomed Mit...

Jason Cherkis

'47 Percent' Filmmaker Had Previous Encounter With Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bartender who secretly filmed Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" remarks at a Boca Raton fundraiser last May had an idea of what th...

Ryan Grim

'47 Percent' Filmmaker Was Snubbed By This Progressive Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The maker of the "47 percent" video that dealt a crushing blow to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign attempted to publish the footage o...