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Republicans on Immigration: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Maribel Hastings | Posted 07.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

The questions facing these Republicans are simple: if Obama had, in fact, introduced an immigration reform bill, would Republicans have supported it? Do they support comprehensive immigration reform now? The answers are also simple: a resounding no.

Mike The Headless Chicken Runs For President

Posted 05.14.2012 | Denver

The 2012 presidential race just got real. Real weird. Miracle Mike, also known as Mike The Headless Chicken, the pride of Fruita, Colorado, th...

Why "Martin O'Malley" and "2016" Always Appear in the Same Sentence

Death Race | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It is difficult to determine where the "2016 moniker" came from, but those titles can be self-justifying -- reporters put them into stories to make their subjects seem more newsworthy, especially when the politician won't flatly deny it.

Obama Campaign Nightmare

Richard Feldman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Richard Feldman

The question is, will the Romney campaign understand the relationships between these two freedom- and liberty-related issues and pilot a course to maximize gun owners' fear and marijuana reformers' distrust?

What Is the Real Reason the Presidential Race Is Already So Tight?

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Dominic Carter

In polling, Obama rates far better than Congress with the public, and the same surveys show he's more likable than Romney, but yet, Obama is in the fight of his life. I ask you: why?

Mitt Puts Foot in Mouth Again

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Dominic Carter

After all it's Mitt Romney. One step forward, two steps backwards.

A Way Forward on Marijuana

Julie Stewart | Posted 06.09.2012 | Crime
Julie Stewart

Despite the growing support for legalizing marijuana, federal law still imposes extraordinarily heavy punishment for growing it.

Bullying In the Public Discourse Is Not Leadership

Michele Hunt | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Michele Hunt

We deserve better. Leaders need to be reminded that spreading hate and fear sets a poor example for our young people. Public servant leaders have an added responsibility to aspire to be role models whose high standards of behavior inform and inspire us all -- especially our future leaders.

Politicians Are Just Like High School Students

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy
Patrick O'Connor

I've decided it's time to amend the United States Constitution. From now on, the only people who get to vote are school counselors. This came to me after three weeks of nonstop phone calls to my house from presidential candidates.

I Wanna Be Newt Gingrich: One Mom's Dream

Dani Klein Modisett | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Dani Klein Modisett

I had to wonder, what if I pulled a Newt in my home as wife and mother? What if every time my sons or husband asked me a direct question about something I perceived to be a personal failing, I deflected and blamed them.

WATCH: Rich Kids For Romney Say $360K Is NOTHING

Posted 01.31.2012 | Comedy

First they announced their endorsement of Mitt Romney, then they weighed in on how much fun it is to fire people, and now they're back to put into per...

WATCH: Rich Kids For Romney Like Firing People, Too

Posted 01.25.2012 | Comedy

One of the many things we love about children is that they have no filter; they simply "tell it like it is." When Mitt Romney said he enjoys firing...

WATCH: Rich Kids For Romney: An Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 01.21.2012 | Comedy

On the eve of the South Carolina primary, everyone is wondering if, come Monday, the GOP will have its candidate. This is the time where a powerful en...

GOP: Do the Right Thing and Forfeit

Gavin Shulman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

We should be focusing on the things that really matter. Like Justin Timberlake's new beard. Love it or lose it? Now that's a poll worth participating in.

Calling New Hampshire's Primary

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Iit's time to haul out the old crystal ball and attempt to predict what's going to happen. If you hate these types of speculative wonktastic articles, then I strongly advise you to just close this article right now.

Rick Santorum Is Wrong

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Rick Santorum thinks that no one in America ever dies because he has no health care. Why does Santorum think that? Because he has to.

Fantasy Caucus: The Best Movie & TV Presidents

Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment

As the Iowa Caucuses kick off the 2012 Presidential Election season in earnest, there is a palpable enthusiasm gap for voters on both sides of the ais...

Paul's Power Play in Iowa -- But What's Next?

Bill Schneider | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Ron Paul is likely to win the Iowa Republican caucuses next week. What can that possibly mean?

Last Person to Pay Attention to Donald Trump Dies Peacefully at Home

Spencer Green | Posted 02.12.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Gordon Mellifleck, the last known person to have paid attention to anything Donald Trump had to say, died peacefully at his home in Scottsbluff, Nebra...

46% of Iowa Voters Waiting for Barry Goldwater to Rise From the Dead

Spencer Green | Posted 02.06.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It could happen," said Iowa native Leonard Fetherball. "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, especially if it's from beyond the grave."

My Brother's Keeper -- What Makes Us Different

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

A few weeks ago, the Florida Democratic Party invited me to the first meeting of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. Contrary to popular belief, we must have plenty of progressives in Florida, because at 8 am, it was standing-room-only.

Jason Cherkis

State Rep Rick Perry Voted Against Divesting In Apartheid-Era South Africa

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Conservatives concerned about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Democratic past may have one less reason to worry. From Perry's past comes a...

The Ides of March: Politics Eats Its Young

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

The timing may be just right for George Clooney's probing tale, The Ides of March, which Sony Pictures is positioning as a political thriller, but comes across more as a political fable.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: I Am 'Absolutely' The Underdog In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

9 Excuses Chris Christie Could Use For Entering Presidential Race

Posted 11.27.2011 | Comedy

A source close to Chris Christie is saying that the New Jersey governor is at least "considering" a run for president. But since he's been so vocal ab...