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Elise Foley

Michele Bachmann: 'I Want To Completely Abolish The Tax Code' | Elise Foley | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

During Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate on CNN, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said the tax code needs to be entirely rewritten and replaced w...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Off In Sin City

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday night, seven candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in Sin City in a primary debate. The followi...

Ryan Grim

GOP Faces Off In Vegas Amid Controversy | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The two Republican front-runners set the stage for Tuesday evening's presidential debate by alternately proposing that Americans behind o...

Controversial Cain Joke May Not Be A Joke After All

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) — Herman Cain has risen fast. Now the question is: Will he fall? As Republican presidential hopefuls were preparing for ...

At Frat House, Perry Commits Revolutionary War Gaffe

Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

Following Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry stumbled in making remarks on the Revolutionary War, Carrie Dann a...

Michele Bachmann Presses On Surprising Twist In Perry's Past

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) pressed Texas Governor Rick Perry on his support for Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign during Tuesday night's GOP p...

Rick Perry Signals Where He Disagrees With Bush

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry says he maintains a "great rapport" with former President George W. Bush, but he disagreed with Bush's efforts to reform education and crea...

WATCH: GOP Candidate Draws Laughs With 'Shovel-Ready' Line

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson drew laughs from the audience at Thursday night's Republican presidential debate with a colorful criticism he ...

WATCH: Rick Perry Stands By Shocking Remarks

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry stood by eyebrow-raising remarks he made last month about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during Monday night's Republ...

LIVE UPDATES: Republican Presidential Candidates Face Off In Tea Party Debate

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Eight Republican presidential candidates are facing off in the Sunshine State on Monday night. CNN and the Tea Party Express are sponsoring the two...

WATCH: Highlights From Fiery GOP Debate

Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Eight Republican candidates hit the stage on Wednesday night to participate in California's first presidential debate of the 2012 election season. ...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Off In Golden State Debate

Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Eight Republican candidates are facing off in California's first presidential debate of the election season on Wednesday night. The forum, hosted b...

Tyler Kingkade

GOP Presidential Candidate Wonders If There's A 'Conspiracy' Against Him | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson is frustrated that he's not being given more airtime, and he's calling out organizers of ...

Jason Linkins

Bachmann And Pawlenty Square Off | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Chris Wallace can ruffle some feathers when he wants to, and he wasted no time in inflaming the tensions between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, as...

David Gregory To Moderate New Hampshire GOP Primary Debate

Posted 09.17.2011 | Media

"Meet the Press" host David Gregory will moderate a GOP presidential debate on the Sunday before the all-important 2012 New Hampshire primary. The NBC...

Think Again: The World As it 'Ought to Be'

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

When Gerald Seib complains that the debate "didn't happen as much as it should have in 2008," he seems not to know that it's pretty damn difficult to find an election where it did.

Obama's Missed Opportunity

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

If Obama expects to defeat John McCain, who indeed has more foreign policy experience, he must be more willing to challenge his opponent's record.

Joe the Plumber Meets Sarah the Energy Expert

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

It's been a pattern ever since the governor of Alaska was offered the vice presidential slot: the closer we get to Halloween, McCain shows himself to be more and more frightfully unprepared.

The AP Hands Obama His #1 Talking Point for the Second Presidential Debate

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Just hours before Obama and McCain meet in a Town Hall debate, the Associated Press has moved a story that screams: "Retirement Accounts Have Lost $2 Trillion."

To the Presidential Candidates....Debate This!

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deirdre Imus

No question, the energy and economic crisis affect us all. But noticeably absent from the primaries and now the presidential debates have been any discussions about America's children.

"Spontaneous" McCain: His Gut is His Achilles' Heel

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

This was one of those "spontaneous" things. Joe the Plumber had had his conversation with Obama about taxes, and the cameras had been rolling, and McCain had found out about it.

Time to Define a "Small Business" in America

Steve Colby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Colby

Our friend Joe the Plumber, for instance, can post yearly receipts of up to $14 million -- and still be considered a small businessman.

Accidential Pregnancies Not To Be Taken Lightly

Barbara Dehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Dehn

As a practicing women's health nurse practitioner, I've worked for over 20 years to try and prevent accidental pregnancies because I've seen first hand the effects that this has on women. An accidental pregnancy may be a source of joy for some women, and a crisis for others.

Weekly Roundup, Readers Drowning in the Mud of McCain's Campaign

Chris Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Nelson

While Obama continues to outspend and outcool his way to national polling margins that are increasingly insurmountable, McCain has latched on to Joe the Plumber as his last vestige of hope while his campaign continues the barrage of negativity through ads and robocalling.

Most International Bloggers Think Obama Won on Temperament

Amira Al Hussaini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amira Al Hussaini

One blogger wrote: "Obama was unbelievably calm, collected and straight to the point. In fact he went out of his way to be nice while McCain was constantly attacking and putting on that fake, scary smile. Damn, that smile is scary."