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Hoesktra Pulls Controversial Super Bowl Ad

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) has removed his controversial Super Bowl ad from the Internet. Hoesktra, who's running for a chance to challeng...

Elizabeth Warren Looks Ahead To November

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren is already focused on unseating Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, but first, she'll have to get through t...

Asian-American Senate Candidate Slams Ad: 'Xenophobic, Disgusting, Fear-Mongering'

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate William Tong of Connecticut is the latest politician to fire at former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) for the Superbowl campaign a...

WATCH: Is This Ad Racist?

Posted 02.08.2012 | Comedy

Michigan Senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra raised some eyebrows on Sunday when he ran an ad locally during the Super Bowl that most people are callin...

A Tale of Two Ads

Seth Engel | Posted 04.09.2012 | Media
Seth Engel

Xenophobic marketing is worse than racist; it capitalizes on the American public's fear of being overtaken by other economies while blaming a nameless, borderless "Asia."

The Republican Tale of Two Commercials

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Clint Eastwood's appearance and words during the Super Bowl had little to do with Obama. For observers with a long political memory, it was hard not to think of another president when seeing that commercial.

Remembering Vincent Chin: Pete Hoekstra and Being Asian in America

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

In a country that often sees race in terms of White America and Black America, like Latinos, Asian Americans live in a racial middle where we must choose between being Asian (or Chinese or Filipino or Indian) or American, but not both.

Michael McAuliff

Offensive China Ad Sparks Stabenow Money Bomb | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) is turning the tables on one of her would-be challengers, launching a money-bomb fundraising pitch in res...

WATCH: O'Donnell's Fury Over Racist Ad

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.07.2012 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell had some harsh words for the actress who participated in the controversial political ad supporting a Michigan Republican Senate can...

Election 2012: Paul Ryan Endorses, Dems Cry 'Picturegate,' Tea Party Protests

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

As the 2012 presidential election heats up, both parties are pushing hard in congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republica...

Candidate Makes Shocking Comments On One Percent

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Clark Durant, speaking at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., said Thursday that the gap between the rich and poor s...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate: Repeal Wall Street Reform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra, who is now running for the U.S. Senate in Michigan, called for the repeal of Wall Street re...

Support a Patriot: Confirm Jim Clapper

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

I spent my entire adult life serving as a military officer where I was precluded from direct involvement in partisan political activity. I retired fr...

Michigan Governor 2010: Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Michigan Governor's race below. Email if you know someone who s...

House Members Cope With Anti-Washington Sentiment While Running For State Office

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even though having Washington, D.C., on your résumé is supposed to be like having a scarlet letter on your lapel this election cycle, more than a do...

Pete Hoekstra Refutes John Brennan's Statements About Christmas Day Bomber Case

Talking Points Memo | Jillian Rayfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) fired back today at the assertion yesterday by John Brennan, President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, that four Repub...

Jason Linkins

Abdulmutallab Interrogation Critics Now Insist They Deserve A Pass For Their Ignorance | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On yesterday's edition of "Meet The Press", John Brennan took the opportunity to blast his GOP critics for politicizing the war on terror. A worthy ca...

Kicking the National Security Football

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Celena Belton

National security is serious business. It involves how our country protects and projects itself abroad. It's not meant to be about partisan game-playing.

Sam Stein

DNC Calls GOP Rep. Hoekstra 'Shameful' For Raising Funds Off Botched Attack | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee is calling a leading Republican lawmaker "shameful" for raising money off the botched terrorist attack on Christmas ...

Hoekstra Under Fire For politicization of attempted terror attack

The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) is under some fire for citing his response to an attempted airline bombing in campaign fundraising literature....

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow Takes On Pete Hoekstra's 'Epic Grandstanding' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On last night's edition of the Rachel Maddow Show, the host dug into the curious case of Representative Pete Hoekstra, who's been courting cameras lat...

"C Street" and the Military

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

These soldier's appearances on religious programs in uniform isn't just a violation of military regulations, it's a good example of the multiple connections between fundamentalist groups.

Jason Linkins

Rep. Pete Hoekstra Complains About Late Night | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ahh, the life of a typical member of Congress is pretty sweet. You are well paid, you get your own nice office, a staff to do the heavy lifting, lobb...

"Daily Show" Mocks Republicans For Comparing Themselves To Iranian Protestors (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart devoted two segments last night to Republican claims that their plight is akin to that of Iranians protesting a rigged election. Earli...

House Republicans: Iranian Protesters Just Like Us

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans want Iranian protesters to know that they feel their pain. After all, they've been there. According to Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) and J...