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Jon Ward

As Rick Perry Nears 2012 Campaign, His Top Adviser Plots A 'New Playbook' Strategy | Jon Ward | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WOLFEBORO, N.H. – A top adviser to Texas Gov. Rick Perry was cagey about reports that Perry will make his intentions to run for president clear at a...

Jon Ward

Amid Turbulence, 2012 Candidate Jon Huntsman Vows New Hampshire Will Bring Him Back From 'Nowhere' | Jon Ward | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

NASHUA, N.H. – If Jon Huntsman was worried about the turbulence buffeting his Cessna of a presidential campaign –- which already had one working e...

Jon Ward

WATCH: Top Republican Strategist Ed Gillespie: GOP Has 'Sounded Anti-Immigrant' | Jon Ward | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Republican strategist Ed Gillespie is pushing hard for the Republican Party to change its attitude toward Hispanics. He's a student...

Best Republican Bumper Stickers of the 2012 Campaign

Zach Friend and Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Comedy
Zach Friend and Spencer Critchley


Obama Has No Choice but to Tap the Fat Cats

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The fault for the outrageous cost of a presidential campaign is certainly not with Obama. It just points up the bitter reality that politics is a hard, dirty, cash-soaked game, and those with the most cash will always have the edge.

Michele Bachmann Surges In New 2012 Poll

Yahoo! News | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney still holds a significant lead over his rivals in the 2012 GOP primary, but Michele Bachmann has surged into second place nationally....

NEA Endorses Obama's Bid for Second Term

The Wall Street Journal | Stephanie Bancero | Posted 09.03.2011 | Education

CHICAGO —The nation's largest teachers union voted Monday to endorse President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid, despite teachers' widespread unh...

Poll Brings Palin Bad News

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

Sorry, Sarah. A new poll shows President Obama beating Mama Grizzly in her homestate. When asked if they preferred Obama or Palin, 42% of responder...

WATCH: Brian Williams For President Campaign Announced

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.21.2011 | Comedy

What's better than Brian Williams slow-jamming the news? Brian Williams making the news by running for president. Of course, the NBC Nightly News hos...

Political Parties Restrict Americans' Freedom

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Consider three Americans: a gay businessman who wants to lower taxes; a scientist who teaches evolution but opposes amnesty for the illegal; an agnost...

Don't Bet on Huntsman

Donald Kaul | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

The very fact that he was once able to win the hearts of the redder-than-red folks in Utah yet later serve President Obama in an important post is evidence that he might be that magic politician serious Republicans have been looking for.

Jason Cherkis

Santorum Sums Up His Presidential Run In One Word | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

In his second run at the Republican nomination for president, Mitt Romney has appropriated the "Believe in America" slogan which at one time belonged ...

Republicans On 2012 Field: 'Idiots,' 'Incompetent,' 'Unimpressed'

Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

Asked to choose a single word to describe the Republican slate of candidates, fully 37 percent of self identified Republicans and Republican leaners c...

A Roadmap for the White House in 2012: Part One, Hispanics for the GOP Win

David Paleologos | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
David Paleologos

Enter Marco Rubio. He's Hispanic, he's from Florida, and well, he's warm blooded. And he has said in no uncertain terms that he is definitely not interested.

Top 10 Ways Mitt Romney Can Redeem Himself With the GOP

Bob Geiger | Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy
Bob Geiger

Demonstrating that he actually cared about people has made Romney a sort of pariah in the Republican Party and ensured that he stands about the same chance I do of ever getting the GOP's presidential nomination.

Governor Mitch Daniels' Women Problem Is the GOP's, Too

Cecile Richards | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Republicans are squandering their supposed 2010 mandate by following an ideological agenda instead of focusing first on creating jobs, particularly when it comes to their attacks on basic women's health care.

Little Donnie Trump Not Going to Ask Homecoming Queen to Prom, Although She Would Totally Go With Him, He Swears

Paul Dailing | Posted 07.16.2011 | Comedy
Paul Dailing

From the desk of high school sophomore Donnie Trump: After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue senior Chrissie Fer...

Jon Ward

The Anti-Romney Primary: Tim Pawlenty Waits For Mitch Daniels To Decide | Jon Ward | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Tim Pawlenty is in limbo. Two events over the next couple of months will go a long way to determining the former Minnesota governor'...

Hedge Fund Managers Give To GOP After Becoming Dissatisfied With Obama

Wall Street Journal | BRODY MULLINS, SUSAN PULLIAM and STEVE EDER | Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

Hedge-fund managers made a big bet on Barack Obama and other Democrats in 2008. Now, with the 2012 contest gearing up, some prominent fund managers ha...

Arizona Legislature Approves Presidential 'Birther' Bill

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval late Thursday night to a proposal that would require President Barack Obama and other presiden...

Dan Froomkin

Donald Trump's Use Of Own Show For Presidential Announcement Doesn't Raise Legal Issues -- Yet | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump's apparent intention to make an announcement about his potential candidacy for president on the sea...

Tim Pawlenty: 'I'm Running For President'

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told CNN that he is running for President. Pawlenty made the straight-forward pr...

Sarah Palin and the Dozen Dwarfs

Donald Kaul | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

No Republican who can win the general election in 2012 can be nominated. Call it the tea party effect.

Charlie Sheen Beats Obama, Palin In Presidential Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Charlie Sheen for President? He may just need to pick a party and, he'd be, duh, winning. The headline grabbing, now former sitcom star was placed ...

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...