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Santorum Reveals Why 'We Don't Win'

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Despite his bruising primary battle with Romney, Santorum is heading to the Tampa convention next week as a loyal Republican lieutenant on behalf of t...

McConnell Faces Fresh Tea Party Problem

Kentucky Herald-Leader | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Hundreds of tea party supporters welcomed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell into the movement on Tuesday, appearing alongside junior Senator Rand...

Larry David Urges Young People To Vote

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David is among the celebrties lending their star power to a new effort urging young people to vote in this year's el...

Sarah Palin Weighs In On Todd Akin Controversy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin urged Todd Akin to leave the Missouri Senate race on Tuesday, telling Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that the embattled Republican congressm...

What Ayn Rand Taught Paul Ryan

Bloomberg | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

“I grew up reading Ayn Rand, and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are. It’s inspired me s...

Brewer: Young Undocumented Immigrants Are 'Not Our Responsibility'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that her decision to deny benefits to undocumented immigrants was justified, claiming that federal law is at fa...

WATCH: Thomas Friedman On How To Fix The Economy

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

New York Times columnist, acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman sat down with HuffPost Live to discuss how he thought the economy...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Will Hit Romney On Education Record As Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

David Driscoll, who recently served as Massachusetts' education commissioner, remembers touring the state's high schools to promote a new scholarship ...

GOP Congressman Says He Chose Israel McDonald's Meal Over Sea Of Galilee Skinny Dip

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Did somebody say McDonald's? Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) said he did not attend a nude, late-night swim with Republican colleagues in the...

Mark Blumenthal

Can Akin Hold His Grassroots Base?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Washington, the Republican establishment is sending Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) a unmistakable message: He needs to exit the Senate race a...

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Push For Pentagon Audit Ahead Of Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

A bipartisan group of eight senators is keeping the Pentagon's finances in the legislative spotlight as Congress grapples with how to derail massive s...

Sam Stein

David Axelrod: Todd Akin's Comments Are 'Inconvenient' For Romney-Ryan, 'Not Inconsistent'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is, not surprisingly, unwilling to accept Mitt Romney's condemnation of Rep. Todd Akin's controversial remarks and mo...

How Akin's Rape Remarks Pose A Serious Threat

The Nation | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

The twitter-sphere went nuts yesterday after a video was posted of Missouri senate candidate, Todd Akin, expressing some jaw-dropping views on rape an...

Paul Ryan Clarifies Stance On Key Issues

FL Democracy 2012 | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

Making his first foray into the Sunshine State since becoming the presumptive Republican vice-presidential nominee, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan on Saturday so...

Sam Stein

McCaskill Warns National Republicans Not To Push Akin Off The Ticket

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) warned top Republican officials on Monday that any efforts to push Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) out of the Senat...

Reset: Romney Campaign To Push 'Relaxed' Image

www.nytimes.com | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- They hail from the Broadway stage, the control rooms of NBC and the design studios that created sleek sets for Oprah Winfrey and Jon St...

Laura Bassett

Romney Distances Self From GOP Candidate's Outrageous Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

In response to Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) inflammatory comment on Sunday that "legitimate rape" victims rarely get pregnant and therefore do not need ab...

Alan Simpson Lauds Ryan As 'Spokesman Of Hard Truth Against Fakery'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) praised Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Friday, lauding the Wisconsin congressman as a "spokesma...

Obama: George Clooney Is A 'Wonderful Guy"

Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight that will air Monday, President Obama discussed his friendship with George Clooney, calling the actor a "wo...

Tea Party Rhetoric Emboldens Democrats In Fierce Congressional Campaign

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Democrat Tammy Duckworth are battling it out for Illinois' 8th District in the Chicago suburbs. Walsh's heat...

How Michele Bachmann Could Lose

Salon | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

In just three terms, Rep. Michele Bachmann has become an institution in the House, raising more money than any of her colleagues in either party and s...

Brewer Defies Obama On DREAM-Like Program

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer, in yet another clash with the White House, issue...

Obama Reacts To Shooting At Conservative Group's Headquarters

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

President Obama condemned the shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters on Wednesday, according to press secretary Ja...

Dem Says Before Tea Party, Ryan's Medicare Plan Didn't Have A Chance In Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) "could barely get a vote" for his Medicare plans because they were so far to the right they were "over the cliff," Rep. Elija...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Rep. Behind Planned Parenthood Probe Loses Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pushing controversial, hot-button issues popular with the conservative base was not enough for Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) to win over G...