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A Liberal City With Military-Like Force and Diplomatic Savvy

Daniel Simon | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

On the car ride to Huffington Post's Oasis, I was listening to Tampa's Mayor Bob Buckhorn talk about the city's police presence and how he and law enf...

'Invisible Obama' Fully Visible In RNC Speeches

Kristen Taylor | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Kristen Taylor

In every speech given at the Republican National Convention, Barack Obama appeared. Mentioned twice as often as Romney throughout the roster of speak...

Jobs Baby Jobs!

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

Calling all job creators! Yesterday's Job Expo, sponsored by Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post proved to be quite the energetic happening. O...

Mayor Killed In Bizarre Accident

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

A small town Texas mayor was killed in an apparent attack by his own donkey Monday. Hollywood Park Mayor Bill Bohlke was found dead Monday evening...

Racial Tension Heats Up At RNC

Daniel Simon | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The closer we get to the November elections, the bigger the stakes become among delegates, politicians and the media. To no one's surprise, race is ba...

Surprising News For Obama

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Today's Gallup Poll, "GOP Favorability Matches 2008 Pre-Convention Level," shows the pre-convention favorability ratings of the two Parties going back...

Speech Tracking: Words Do Count

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

On Wednesday, the first day of true activities at the Republican National Convention, I did something I thought I could never do: I sat and actually l...

Romney's Secret Plan?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The prominent Republican economist Milton Friedman, in a 15 January 2003 Wall Street Journal op-ed "What Every American Wants," said: "I never met a t...

Tampa: City Under Siege or Control

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

In a show of unprecedented force, the likes of which Tampa has never experienced before, law enforcement officials of every stripe flexed their muscle...

GOP Speeches Mention Obama Twice As Often As Romney

Kristen Taylor | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Kristen Taylor

On the first night of speeches at the Republican Convention, Obama was mentioned twice as often as Romney, even with Ann Romney's penultimate address ...

Voters Reject Controversial Lawmaker's Comeback

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Recalled Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce's bid for a comeback was rejected by voters in a Mesa-area district Tuesday night. Businessman Bo...

A Change of Pace On The Other Side of The River

Daniel Simon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Yesterday I decided to take a step away from the Beltway mentality that has consumed the convention center to see how people on the other side of the ...

Romney, Ryan Differ From Past Republicans

Jake Klonoski | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jake Klonoski

Mitt Romney's acceptance of the Republican nomination on Thursday will end one of the longest traditions in American national politics - an eighty-yea...

Tea Party Favorite's New Ad Takes Bizarre Twist

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat released a new commercial Tuesday morning attacking interests that have been major backers of his c...

Advocacy Groups March On The RNC

Judah Robinson | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Judah Robinson

Despite the ever changing weather conditions, protesters continued along with their plan to "March on the R.N.C." Assorted organizations gathered to m...

Arizona Democratic Party Primary Candidates Battle To Finish Line

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Social media was on fire yesterday, as Arizona Democratic candidates and their surrogates battled it out on Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail blasts. Alt...

Women Protest At Republican National Convention: 'Hands Off My Vagina'

Jessica Wilt | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jessica Wilt

When I arrived in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday to report as a citizen journalist from the Republican National Convention, I don't think I could have imagin...

A Stressful, But Peaceful Day of Protests in Tampa

Daniel Simon | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Police, National Guard members and other security personnel were more than prepared for the protests on Monday. Multiple helicopters hovered above the...

Group Rallies To Restore Weekend Voting Hours In Ohio

Video the Vote | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Video the Vote

Ohio has enjoyed early in-person voting since 2008, which allowed tens of thousands to vote before election day in order to avoid the long lines or po...

Tea Party Favorite's 'Un-American' Slam Called 'Wildly Out Of Touch'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Ohio Democrats are characterizing Republican Senate nominee Josh Mandel as "wildly out of touch" following comments in which he called Sen. Sherrod Br...

Paul Ryan Carpet-Bombed His District's Factories, Then Strafed First Aid Stations

Roger Bybee | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Roger Bybee

Before Paul Ryan was anointed as the Republican vice presidential candidate, Ryan reigned as the GOP's resident economic genius and "leading intellect...

GOP Lawmaker's Insensitive Email

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Tennessee has been stripped of a key subcommittee chairmanship after sending an offensive email about the legislative Bl...

The Shamefulness of Niall Ferguson

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The current Newsweek cover story, "Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President," is now stirring public attention because of its false allegatio...

A Mama's Boy Speaks From the Heart About Caregiving

Adolfo Abreu | Posted 10.21.2012 | Impact
Adolfo Abreu

My mom raised me (and did a pretty fantastic job, I might add.) Now she's devoting herself to caring for her own mother and grappling with the profound, everyday challenges of someone living with Alzheimer's.

Did Mitt Romney Commit a Crime Punishable by Prison?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

On August 17th, Britain's Telegraph (which is perhaps the world's best daily newspaper) published a stunning investigative news report by Jon Swaine, ...