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"Do-Nothing Republican Congress" Could Sink GOP In 2012

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Even assuming that the economy continues to experience only modest improvements over the next year, the Obama campaign can lay the lack of progress where it belongs -- at the feet of the "do-nothing Republican Congress."

Kyrgyzstan Presidential Election Pits Front Runner Against 2 Popular Nationalist Candidates

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 12.30.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — The front-runner in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election looked set for an unexpectedly crushing victory early Monday, promp...

The Presidential Battle for the Latino Vote Will be Fierce

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Republicans know that they don't need a majority to punch the Republican ticket; they only need a strategic minority of Hispanic voters in the must-win states to punch the GOP ticket. Obama knows that too, and he'll wage a fierce battle to make sure that doesn't happen.

Herman Cain: 5 Questions on the U.S. Economy

Mike Green | Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Cain has staked his claim to the nomination upon an economic vision he calls the 9-9-9 Plan. Based on the economic beliefs expressed in this plan, I have five questions for Herman Cain.

Dear Mr. President: Get Out of Your Funk

Jimmy Soni | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Jimmy Soni

President Obama sounds glum, but he's right on schedule. It was at this point in Carter and Clinton's presidencies, late in their third year, that both presidents began singing the blues.

The State of the Left

Colleen Becker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Colleen Becker

What the Occupation movements make patently clear is that its participants do not feel adequately represented by either the Democratic party or the Republican party.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: I Am 'Absolutely' The Underdog In 2012 | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said he considers himself the underdog in the 2012 presidential election. And he has no problem with that. In ...

Jon Stewart's Liberal Challenge to Ron Paul

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Ron Paul's Constitutional America is the very opposite of the corporatist dystopia that Jon Stewart fears: it is rather more like the world that Jon would like to see were the government to be doing its job.

Progressive Prescription for a GOP White House -- Challenge President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trying to get a Democrat to launch a primary challenge against Obama is not simply progressive parlor rhetoric about what Obama should or should not be doing. This is a prescription for a GOP White House.

Obama Rewrite

Andy Schupak | Posted 11.01.2011 | Comedy
Andy Schupak

Hey, man, how ya' doin'? Ok, Barack. Look, we don't' have time to shmooz, we've got some real problems. Look at your approval ratings. You're sink...

Top 10 Most Popular 3rd Party Candidates of the Last 100 Years

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

2011-08-24-Screenshot20110824at10.06.40AM.jpg It's time to consider some of the recent 3rd parties in our history as we ponder a 3rd party candidate in 2012.

Is Obama the "Prevent D" or "Rope-a-Dope" Candidate?

Aaron Harber | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Aaron Harber

From a policy perspective, the president is deploying a "Prevent D" approach -- the play-it-safe strategy some teams use in sports when they are far ahead of their opposition.

Guns In The Senate? In Rick Perry's America, Why Not?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Texas governor and newly-announced presidential candidate Rick Perry has taken the incendiary mixture of guns and politics to a new level. When it comes to carrying concealed weapons, Perry certainly walks the walk.

Mitt Perry?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Think about it, what would the former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, need for a winning ticket in the 2012 presidential race? As John F. Kenn...

MEDIA: Mainstream-Embracing Disappointingly Ignorant Advocates

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.16.2011 | Media
Robin Koerner

The extraordinary lack of coverage of Ron Paul following his statistical tie for first place in Iowa is a remarkable story in itself -- worthy of the best efforts of serious investigative journalists.

American Idol: Should We Elect Presidents By Popular Vote?

Bill Schneider | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Eleven years after the 2000 election, politicians are finally trying to reform the electoral college. Reformers want the president to be chosen by national popular vote. A popular vote system would certainly be different. But would it be better?

Obama's Path To Reelection Narrows

National Journal | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Newly released state-by-state approval numbers for President Obama suggest that in 2012 he could face fewer options for assembling an Electoral Colleg...

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...