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"Make Government Work Better": What Every Democratic Politician Should Promise in This Election

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Government touches our lives in many ways---at the federal, state, and local level. But those ways in recent years have not been altogether good, even including, sorry to say, during the Democratic administration of Barack Obama.

How Anthony Wiener Could Have Saved His Career

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.04.2016 | New York
Lev Raphael

Imagine how different his career would have been Anthony Weiner had fessed up to his raunchy tweets right away and used some of that caustic New York wit he was famous for.

Eliot Nelson

A Strange, Confusing Evening With Marion Barry | Eliot Nelson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - On Friday evening, Marion Barry sat with a group of journalists and delivered a stirring defense of yogurt. "Yogurt is more healthy t...

Former State Lawmaker: Chris Christie's Bridgegate Exposes The Modern 'American Hustle'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Former New Jersey Assemblyman Louis Manzo (D) discussed his recently released book "Ruthless Ambition: The Rise and Fall of Chris Christie" with HuffP...

Vance McAllister's Potential Challenger Calls On Him To Resign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

A potential challenger to married Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who was caught on tape kissing a staffer, has called on him to resign. "This is an...

The Imaginings of James R. Schlesinger

Stanley Kutler | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Myths die hard, especially when you have the media as a handmaiden to nurture and perpetuate them.

Chris Christie Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Christie is the gift that keeps on giving. Grab some popcorn and settle in, because this is going to be quite a ride -- ironically, thanks to Christie, traffic is flowing nicely along the media's airwaves and at our dinner tables.

Scandal? Or Normal?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Maybe the real scandal is what's not considered scandalous!...

Why Power Corrupts

David Bergstein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
David Bergstein

Corruption is a byproduct of a person in power, either through money, by way of election, or by force, who is arrogant instead of grateful. In the words of Elliot Spitzer, "hubris is terminal."

WATCH: Mark Leibovich, 'This Town' Author, Dishes On How He Gets The D.C. Scoop

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books

An inside look at what really goes on in D.C. never gets old for political junkies and haters alike. And "This Town" author Mark Leibovich, whose resu...

13 Political Scandals We'd Like To See Next

Posted 07.29.2013 | Comedy

As if there weren't enough political scandals already, here are some scandals we'd like to see next. 1. Joe Biden - Caught illegally housing severa...

What Anthony Weiner Could Have Said to Stay in Office Two Years Ago

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Lev Raphael

The American poet John Greenleaf Whitter had some wise words that apply to everyone who tweets first and thinks afterwards: "For of all sad words of t...

Why Are Humans So Cruel?

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.07.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Recent science is shedding light on this question, and the main culprit at work seems to be envy. The more we envy someone, the more pleasure we derive when that person meets some horrid end.

Howard Fineman

Spitzer v. Fitzgerald: Second Acts In Politics | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eliot Spitzer, the previously disgraced former governor of New York, told me today that he is testing what may be new dynamics of person...

Of Answering Machines and Genitals

David Macaray | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
David Macaray

After so many politicians and entertainers have embarrassed themselves by being caught in pathetic, utterly transparent lies, you would think people i...

Jason Linkins

DC Scandal-A-Rama Has A Happy Hidden Pony For America | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

It's an open question as to whether any of our recent Beltway scandalettes will heat up or peter out, but in the meanwhile, it's best to be reminded o...

Finding (Political) Redemption and Maybe God

Caryl Rivers | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

It's spring, the buds are sprouting, the sap is rising -- and political redemption is blooming anew. Two politicians forced to resign from office due to sex scandals are back in the game.

On Valentine's Day, A Recount Of Presidential Extramarital Affairs

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, HuffPost remembered the presidents who had a way of professing their love for the first ladies in their lives, but o...

Ex-Chair Vows To Humiliate Florida Republicans

| Posted 03.31.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Terrence McCoy Hidden among the shadows in a cavernous banquet hall, Florida's most notorious backr...

Adam And Eve And General Petraeus

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It was a breath of fresh air for a highly respected General of the Army to resign while blaming no one other than himself for the mess he was in.

Pillory Talk - Sexism or Equal Opportunity Ridicule In Petraeus Case?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We can't have it both ways, ladies; we can't demand the "right to party" along with the boys then expect to be treated with kid gloves when we're caught with our pants down too, any more than Clinton, Weiner, Spitzer or Petraeus could. Paula Broadwell is no Monica Lewinsky.

PHOTOS: Presidential Hotel History

Oyster | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel

Given how much time presidents spend on the road, it's no surprise how many noteworthy events -- famous and infamous both -- have taken place at hotels.

Politician Allegedly Offers Drugs For Votes

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.12.2012 | Weird News

How low can politics go when a Brazilian candidate is accused of helping voters get high? Carme Cristina Lima, 32, who was campaigning for council...

Kwame's Lawyer Says He Can't Get A Fair Trial In Detroit

Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

In 2005, Detroit's then-Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was in the midst of his first major scandal in office. Media outlets alleged that he had made imprope...

Butlers, Burglars and Bunglers

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.13.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Woodward and Bernstein took us on a walk down memory lane this past weekend with their 40 year retrospective on the idea that Richard Nixon was even worse than we thought, if that's possible.