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You Can't Make This Stuff Up: '47 Percent' Filmmaker Was Hailed For Saving Drowning Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- The bartender who put himself at risk to do his civic duty by exposing Mitt Romney's damning "47 percent" speech had found himself ...

Jimmy Carter: Obama Thanked Grandson For '47 Percent' Tape

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Former president Jimmy Carter told CNN's Piers Morgan that President Obama personally thanked his grandson for his role in the release of the infamous...

Infamous Romney Moment Nets Big Award For Journalist

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percen...

Obama Meets Man Behind '47 Percent' Video

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday met James Carter IV, the man behind the '47 percent' video that helped sink Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy, P...

Newt Takes Subtle Hit At Mitt

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Former Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich took a hit at 2012 GOP candidate Mitt Romney and his infamous "47 percent" comments at a gatherin...

The Silent Majority Utilizes the Social Safety Net and Believes in It

Dan Lesser | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Dan Lesser

Right-wing think tanks will continue to decry people who receive benefits as "takers" and disparage safety net programs for "breeding a culture of dependency." But a solid majority of Americans, have had different life experiences and reject this view.

The Elephant in the Middle of the Fiscal Rift

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Just because people buy you, doesn't mean they own you.   The Democrats and the Republicans are not enemies; they are merely opponents. In fact, ...

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2012

Rich Robinson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Rich Robinson

If we're talking about the biggest PR blunders of 2012, than the list is the exclusive purview of the Republican Party and its standard-bearer, Willard "Mitt" Romney.

How to Secretly Tax the Poor

Steve Gillman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Money
Steve Gillman

There are many ways to make those who pay taxes less likely to notice the burden, and this is especially true when it comes to taxing those who are poor.

Romney Gaffe Wins Quote Of The Year

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of the population dependent on the government and...

Top Romney Adviser Tells When He Suspected Obama Would Win

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Mitt Romney campaign adviser Stuart Stevens on Wednesday tried to explain the Republican presidential candidate's loss, telling P...

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...

Governmentality, Inc.

David Theo Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
David Theo Goldberg

Mitt Romney's candidacy represented the bid to complete the corporatization not just of American political life but of its logics of governing, its ways of thinking and doing in politics and administration, what I will call in short its governmentality.

Mr. 47 Percent Goes to Washington to Meet With Obama

Debbie Hines | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Debbie Hines

For the life of me, I can't see why President Obama met with Mitt Romney on Thursday. Even the Republican Party is distancing itself from Mitt Romney....

Elise Foley

Republican Senator-Elect Blames Romney Gaffe For Latinos Choosing Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen.-elect Ted Cruz, who will become the first Latino senator from Texas when he takes office next year, blames his party's w...

Don't It Make Mitt's Red States Blue!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Suddenly, reality. ...

The Gift That Just Keeps On Giving

Mike Lux | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The American people in this election heard the generosity-breeds-dependency philosophy, and they heard Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats say that we are all in this together, that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, that we need to lift each other up.

Jindal Smacks Down Romney 'Gifts' Claim

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) rebuffed Mitt Romney's claim that President Obama won reelection because of "gifts" to minorities and young voters, cal...

Michael McAuliff

Orrin Hatch Says It's Really 51 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney got it wrong: It's not 47 percent of the nation that is not paying federal income taxes. "It's 51 percent!" Sen. Orrin Ha...

David Frum: Why Romney Lost

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

“Romney did not lose just because he had a bad campaign organization,” said David Frum on a segment for HuffPost Live. “Not because of the storm...

Karl Rove's Haircut: Triumph of the Demographic Party

Hans Johnson | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Karl Rove is now a laughingstock. But he remains a power-broker in Republican politics based on work that others began more than 30 years earlier, in the 70s, to create his party's conservative voting base.

America's Working Families Won

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Election Day 2012 brought very good news for the working middle class, the Main Street movement and the American Dream. The American people sent a clear message that we will stand with a President who stands with all Americans.

A Big Win, But Neither Warm Nor Fuzzy

Wayne Self | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Wayne Self

For me, this election wasn't about "we're all in this together" vs. "you're on your own," though I wish it had been. It was about whether or not we enable contempt for the electorate as a winning political strategy. A Romney win would have set a lot of awful precedents.

America Reelects President Obama, and Rejects the Republican Plutocrat.

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The American people have seen how extreme wealth concentrated at the top greatly unbalances the lives of citizens, and a growing number of people want the opposite, and are willing to work to change the system.

A Shout Out to a Florida Bartender, the Election's Unknown Hero

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

This election was a reality TV event, from the loopy Republican primary to the media's who's-up-who's-down obsession with polls. "Facts" were distressingly fungible. Debates were reviewed like drama. But one video cut through all of that.