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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...

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 ...