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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...

GOP Candidates Twist Their Records

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney and Rick Perry thumped their chests over their job-creation records as governor during the Republican presidential deba...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

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."

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.

McCain Says Women's Health is "Extreme"

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

The debate last night was just the most vivid example of what we've known all along: John McCain is out of touch on women's health.

Presidential Debate Ratings: 56.5 Million Viewers, NBC, Fox News Win The Night

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The final presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain, moderated by Bob Schieffer, drew 56.5 million viewers, more than their first debat...

Joe the Plumber: And a Slice of Warhol Pie

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Joe the Plumber's gone big-time -- a video on YouTube, an interview on Fox, his name in every conversation. And all because he asked Obama a question. With the cameras rolling.

Health Of The Mother Not Negotiable

Ioana Uricaru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ioana Uricaru

I lived in a country where abortion was illegal. On top of killing close to a million women during a 25-year span, that law intruded on the intimacy of couples and families. I have male friends who had to provoke unsafe abortions on their wives, risking their life and freedom.

A New Conversation on Abortion

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Life is precious. John McCain believes that, Barack Obama believes that, Sarah Palin believes that, and so does Joe Biden. In fact, I'm not sure I have ever met a person who believes otherwise.

It's Going to Take a Lot More Than Joe the Plumber

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I'd still like to like John McCain, especially since I once did - to some degree anyway. But with every day on this marathon, in every speech, and every debate, I'm less motivated to do so.

Hey Joe: Meet the Constitution

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

The clear winner of Wednesday's debate, Joe the plumber, focused a national debate on the wisdom and fairness of progressive taxation.