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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...

Pro-Immigration GOP Presidential Hopefuls?

Ali Noorani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ali Noorani

While it is well before the crazy comes out in the GOP primary, it is interesting to see Republicans starting now by leaning to the nation's fastest growing electorate.

Presidential Challengers Usually Seem Flawed

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

If the economy rebounds and Obama wins, the flaws of the Republican nominee will be blamed for the party's defeat; if stagnation continues and Obama loses, they will construct elaborate narratives about how they overcame those flaws.

Can the GOP block DREAM Act, Immigration Reform, and Still Win in 2012?

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Can the Republicans write off Latinos and take back the White House in 2012?  The answer is no.  Can they stand united in opposition to the ...

Haiti Presidential Debates: Vague Answers As Power Twice Goes Out

AP | EVENS SANON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PETIONVILLE, Haiti — Haiti held its second presidential debate ever Saturday, a sparsely attended event that was short on detailed responses fro...

Why Nancy Pelosi Should Continue to Lead Democrats in the House

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There is little question that Speaker Pelosi will be elected House Minority Whip. The reason is simple: She is absolutely the best choice to lead House Democrats through the tough two years that lie ahead.

An Ode to Huntsman

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

I wish there were more Republicans like Jon Huntsman. And when you have a leader like him, it doesn't matter what side of the aisle you are on - you still should take notice of this rising star.

Does Anyone Remember That Tom Vilsack Ran for President in 2008?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

Before Monday, when he fired USDA bureaucrat Shirley Sherrod and then had to beg her to return, not that many people had ever heard of Tom Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa.

Sam Stein Discusses "The Bush Revival" On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein went on MSNBC this morning to discuss his recent article, The Bush Revival: How Jeb, Rove, Gillespie Are Leading Th...

Dems: 2012 Calendar Should Start in February

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats recommended a February start for the 2012 political calendar and the likely renomination of President Barack Obama, with ...

Republican Party's 2012 Presidential Hopefuls Move To the Right As Tea Party Watches

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The tea party's demands for ideological purity have caught some GOP presidential hopefuls off guard, forcing them to awkwardly defe...

Tactics and Strategies

Jaclyn Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaclyn Simon

Presidential candidate Antanas Mockus is a potential ray of light in Colombia's political miasma of corruption.

The Secret Superdelegate War Revealed

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

It was one year ago today that Hillary Clinton announced plans to suspend her campaign for the Democratic nomination, and urged her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama.

Today in History: George Washington and John Adams

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Adams famously described his position as "the most insignificant office," but this may have been due less to the job itself, and more to what it was like working under Washington.

Bloomberg For President? Despite Hiring Howard Wolfson, Mayor Denies Possible Run

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday he has "no plans" to run for president and insisted that hiring Hillary Rodham Clinton'...

The Normalizing of the Presidency

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Barack Obama might be one of the most normal presidents we have had in years. His connectedness to the real world is one of the things that made him appealing as a candidate.

Do Successful Politicians Have More Daughters?

Auren Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Auren Hoffman

Maybe politicians with daughters are better at empathizing with the people.

Obama Backtracks Calling Police Action Stupid: Was It Moderation or Is Obama Becoming the First Wimp?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

The fact that our president won't stand behind his words when they become controversial makes me quite concerned about his future.

Leadership in Peril: Iranians Won't Wait Out Recount

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Thanks to these demonstrations, Mousavi is now firmly coming into his own as the leader of the opposition, and unless Ayotollah Khamenei acts fast, Ahmadinejad won't be the only one who has to step aside.

Iranian Election: Massive Campaign Rallies Are Reminiscent Of The Revolution

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The street gatherings that are taking place in the last days and nights before the Iranian election are reminiscent of the sorts of rallies and demonstrations that were eventually called the Revolution.

The Detention Election Game

Anne-Marie Cusac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne-Marie Cusac

Obama wants to win in November 2012. It's never too early for a campaigning Democrat to get tough on crime.

Iran's First Female President: Not Gonna Happen

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

In a society where about 70% of the university population is female, the election vetting process is a sad comment on the true condition of Iran's girls and women: second-class citizens.

Are Some Top Republicans Conceding Obama's Second Term?

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.} Any list of potential 2012 Republican Presidential candidates can be broken down into the die-hard win...

Persistent Efforts to Counter a Persistent Nuclear Threat

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

A generation has come of age when "Fall Out Shelter" signs are nothing but rusty remnants of a time long past.