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What Was Seamus Thinking?

Salon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

If Seamus could only know he’d influence a presidential election by voiding his bowels during that 12-hour, 1983 trip to Canada in a crate strapped ...

If Dogs Could Vote: Why We Could Learn a Valuable Lesson From Our Dogs About How to Choose a Great Pack Leader

Cesar Millan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Cesar Millan

If we could hold a debate with dogs as the audience, we'd learn a lot about the candidates. Dogs have had thousands of years of evolution, studying the faces, body language, and scent of the humans they travel with.

Jennifer Bendery

Jay Carney Knocks Press For Focusing On Obama's 'One-Line Joke About A Dog' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the press is too focused on "a joke" that President Barack Obama made Tuesday ...

Oregon Judge 'Probably' Would Have Found Mitt Romney Guilty Of Animal Abuse

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

An Oregon judge said he "probably" would have found Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney guilty of animal abuse had Romney's dog transport an...

Romney Dog-On-Roof Story Inspires New Game

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

A digital game publisher is working on a mobile app that mocks Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for the way he treated his dog almost thirt...

Mitt's Dog Seamus Tells All From the Grave

John Blumenthal | Posted 09.10.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

The crate episode wasn't the only time Mitt strapped me to the roof of his car. Before that, when the family took a summer road trip to Oregon, they couldn't find my crate, so Mitt tied me down with bungee cords, along with six tennis rackets, four polo mallets and two boxes of hair gel.

Man's Best Friend Protests Romney

Takoma Park Patch | Ryan McDermott | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

The Takoma Park Independence Day Parade is a big deal to residents of the city. And in typical Takoma Park fashion, the parade was as political as it ...

Seamus Romney Makes Cameo Appearance In Gas Mileage TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's former dog makes a cameo appearance in a TV advertisement supporting the Obama administration's proposed regulations for f...

Why Can't Mitt Romney Admit a Mistake?

Rick Newman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Rick Newman

A humbler Romney would have acknowledged his role in the abuse, indicated his regret, and apologized to the victim in a meaningful way. Most Americans would buy that. Who hasn't done stuff as a teenager that they later wish they hadn't?

Romney Heckled Over Dog-On-Roof Story

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney can't even grab some pizzas without being reminded of how he treated his dog nearly 30 years ago. As ...

Obama Ate Dog, And He'd Do It Again To Remind You Of Seamus Romney

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney and Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When conservatives discovered that President Obama admitted to having eaten dog meat as a child when he lived in Indonesia, they vowed t...

In Dog We Trust: U.S. President or Dogcatcher?

Sandip Roy | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

The photo-op with the dog makes perfect sense in the hurly-burly of American politics. American presidents tend to be elected on the likeability factor. The dog is the ultimate likeability accessory.

A Brief History of Pet Transportation Makes Romney's Dog-on-Roof Method Seem Almost Humane

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Anna Jane Grossman

I love my dog. I've never put my dog on the roof of a car. But I'm not sure he'd totally mind it. Have you ever seen a dog stick his head out of the side of a car?

Good News! Mitt Romney Never Ate a Dog

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The Republican world was all a-twitter Tuesday with a story on the far-right website, Daily Caller. It quoted President Barack Obama's autobiography about his stepfather having served him dog meat when he was nine in Indonesia.

Friends Explain Why Romney Looks So Stiff

The Washington Post | Spencer S. Hsu, Jennifer Jenkins and Ted Mellnik April 18, 2012 | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

Nearly three decades ago, Mitt Romney left his office on a Friday afternoon, gathered his wife and kids in the family station wagon and drove out to s...

Animal Lovers Against Romney Super PAC Set To Launch

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

A longtime Democratic donor is launching a million-dollar super PAC devoted to telling the story about Mitt Romney's act almost three decades ago of p...

"B**ches Against Romney": Female Dogs Unite To Protest Mitt Romney's Shocking Mistreatment of Seamus

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 05.21.2012 | Comedy
Nancy Wurtzel

The Seamus story seems to have pushed Mitt to the edge. Insiders say he is growling mad about the continuing media coverage. His newest super pack (sic), Let Sleeping Dogs Die, is poised to go on the attack.

Arthur Delaney

Voters Think It's 'Inhumane' To Put A Dog On Top Of The Car | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most voters think it's "inhumane" to put the family dog in a kennel on the car roof for a long trip as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Ro...

Santorum Spokeswoman: 'If You Can't Be Nice To Your Dog, Who Are You Going To Be Nice To?'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Journalists keep asking Rick Santorum's campaign if it's really fair to bring up how Mitt Romney treated his Irish Setter 30 years ago, ...

Friday Talking Points -- Seamus, That's the Dog, Was Outside

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sometimes I'm just astonished at the inability of political campaigns to do a simple Web search. Case in point: the story about Mitt Romney's dog Seamus.

Arthur Delaney

Mitt Romney's 'Responsible Dog Ownership Month' Proclamation | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

Many dog lovers hate presidential hopeful Mitt Romney because of how he treated his dog in 1983, but Romney has done more for dogs than just strap the...

Santorum Campaign Continues To Discuss Romney's Dog

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum campaign honcho John Brabender said Thursday that Mitt Romney's mistreatment of the family dog 30 years ago shouldn't be the focus of th...

Santorum Campaign Plays The Seamus Card

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

A top adviser on Rick Santorum's campaign said Mitt Romney's bizarre treatment of the family dog 30 years ago shows the former Massachusetts governor ...

'Dogs Against Romney' Founder Fired Up For Home State Primary

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Scott Crider, founder of "Dogs Against Romney," said he's fired up for the Republican primary in his home state of Alabama. "Dogs Against Romney i...

Jason Linkins

Gail Collins Is Apparently Not Allowed To Write About Seamus The Dog Anymore | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.09.2012 | Media

Over at BuzzFeed, McKay Coppins rounds up a bunch of reactions to Gail Collins' most recent New York Times column, and how much people hate her for writing it. Why are they dogging out Collins?