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Growing Up to Be President

Grant Calder | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Grant Calder

Today's students seem less influenced by their parents' experiences than by the fact that the nation has been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for almost as long as they can remember, and by years of recession and fitful recovery.

Economic Dice Rolling Against Romney

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The proverbial "it's the economy, stupid" is a glaring fact of presidential elections. But it's still the luck of the roll for the incumbent on the economy when it's up, or perceived up, or down.

Onward to the Stars!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last week was my first full week of my sophomore year of college and thus, as you can probably imagine, pretty busy. As busy as I was, though, I still found the time to honor two prominent historical anniversaries.

Mitt Romney: Unfit to Be President

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

You can't be president of the United States if you don't want to be the president of everyone, but that's what Republican candidate Mitt Romney said in a remarkably arrogant speech to a closed-door high-donor fundraiser -- all captured on video.

Politico Bombshell Exclusive: Empty Chair and Empty Suit Tell All

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

After Romney had departed and the lights were turned off, hidden microphones picked up the following exchange.

Job No. 1 for Romney: Tell Why He Cares

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

With the addition of Paul Ryan to the ticket, Romney has made a bold statement that the fiscal cliff is an issue of paramount importance. This was a prudent move. Now as we enter convention week, Romney's campaign must fully develop his life stories that give meaning to his convictions.

Romney's Safety Net

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

It's not every day that a major national political candidate commits himself, on air, to fixing all the holes in the frayed safety net. If only he meant what he so glibly said.

Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton Ticket Can Sweep the Presidency, House, and Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If Obama puts Clinton on the ticket, enthusiasm surges. Voters register. Organization mobilizes. Turnout soars. The base rallies. Main Street will be reassured.

The Irish Presidential Race Becomes a Gripping Soap Opera

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

The strangest Irish presidential election ever just got a whole Twilight Zone twist when the husband of Dana, alias Rosemary Scallon, a former gospel singer once based in America, claimed she had been the target of an assassination attempt.

Tyler Kingkade

'The President Doesn't Dispute Any Of It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed his administration to break up Citibank early during his tenure but was thwarted by Treasury Secretary Tim...

George Clooney: 'I Get To Hang Out With Very Seductive People'

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 11.01.2011 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — Idealism loses out to cynicism in George Clooney's political drama "The Ides of March," which opens the Venice Film Festival. C...

Obama Reconsidering Second Run

Mark Steinberg | Posted 07.29.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

At a press conference today, President Barack Obama shocked reporters when he said he might not run for a second term because he lacks fire in the bel...

Jon Meacham: Allow U.S. Citizens Not Born In America To Run For President

PBS | Jon Meacham | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

Donald Trump made me do it. Those are not words I ever expected to say, but, as Margaret Thatcher once observed, it’s a funny old world. For severa...

Howard Fineman On The Race For The 2012 Republican Nomination

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman was on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, discussing the race for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presid...

The Outlook for Egypt and the Middle East Is Grim

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert K. Lifton

While the world watches the events in Egypt play out, we should recognize a disturbing reality: No matter what the results of the uprising, Egypt will be a volatile nation,

Obama and the Significance of the JFK Inaugural 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why, 50 years after the fact, did official Washington celebrate the inauguration of a most imperfect man who served less than one term as president, a...

Reagan Was No Friend of Blacks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Michael Reagan can absurdly twist history to make his father a paragon of civil rights. But Reagan was hardly the "best friend" of blacks.

The 2010 Election: Bill Clinton Is the New "One"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama would be very smart to begin calling on some of the people he has been distant from and who could give him the smart counsel he has until now stayed away from. Bill Clinton would top my list.

Facing Midterm Results: Do Liberals Really Want a One-Term Presidency?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

President Obama, don't just appeal to your base. With the right programs and outreach, you could appeal to a much broader group -- say the 51% you'll need to get reelected.

Obama Has Done More for Gays Than Any Other President, Yet It's Still Not Enough for Some Gays

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

President Obama is far and away the best friend that gay rights groups have ever had in the White House. He's appointed more openly gays to every imag...

A President in Pain

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kate Kelly

But it becomes very clear that toothaches and mouth pain were a bothersome daily issue for George Washington. What's more, he was very self-conscious as to how the substitute teeth made him look.

The End of Term Limits Means the Decline of Democracy in Sri Lanka

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

The 18th Amendment will fundamentally transform Sri Lanka's political system; Its effect will be to remove vital checks on Executive power and further undermine Sri Lanka's democracy.

The Obama Haters Have It Wrong

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

I recently received a message in my email that read, "10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown." My immediate reaction was: how can reasonably intelligent people have it so wrong?

A Scripted Life

Aimee Lee Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aimee Lee Ball

This is more than you really need to know about me, but I haven't been sleeping well lately--jet lag, the economy, the heat, the world, not to mention...

Why Are Liberals so Angry With President Obama?

Shadi Hamid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shadi Hamid

A new conventional wisdom is emerging: more and more liberals seem to be disillusioned with President Obama when they should actually be grateful, pre...