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Republican "Money Primary" Claims Its First "Biggest Loser" in Mitt Romney

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's a year before the first actual citizens get to cast their votes in the 2016 Presidential primary election, but the even more important Money Primary is already going full tilt in back rooms, luxury resorts, and billionaire's private homes.

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

The Danger of Physician Burnout on the Health Care Highway

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Whether we're doctors, nurses, med students, or health professionals in other arenas, I can tell you that we went into this for the patients. Someone along the way touched our hearts and our souls and we decided that nothing else but helping patients would put the fire in our bellies.

Activist Comics: Public Financing

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Elections are in the public interest, designating the propriety of public works, impacting every single member of the public -- so therefore we must have public financing for campaigns. When the candidate with the most money wins over 90 percent of the time, it's not an election, it's a rich kid's birthday party.

Activist Comics: Compulsory Voting

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

No more registering when we should not have to, no more collecting our taxes without each taxpayer having a say in how they are spent. (And yes, you could still write in your own gag candidate of choice, be it Grumpy Cat, Homer Simpson or Lyndon Larouche.)

The Progressive Presidential Primary

Cenk Uygur | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

So far there haven't been very many progressives willing to stick their head out there and say they're willing to take on Team Hillary. I understand that the Washington media is saying that she can't be beat. That's hilarious. Isn't that exactly what they said in 2008?

Democrats Cheer Kansas Ruling

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The chances of Greg Orman defeating Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas just got a whole lot better. A lawsuit which tried to force the Kansas Democratic Party to field a candidate in the race just essentially got laughed out of court, which means there will be no Democrat on the ballot at all.

Samantha Lachman

7 Primaries You Should Watch This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Congress has left town for its five-week recess and focus is turning elsewhere, this week's elections across the country will be m...

Zach Carter

Barney Frank Wants Elizabeth Warren To Run For President. He Just Doesn't Want Her To Win.

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is keen on the current activist campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) into a 2016 preside...

Tea Iced!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.

Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says Abortion Is Bankrupting Social Security

John Aronno | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
John Aronno

Choice is hard. Life is hard. But Joe Miller has abandoned complexity in lieu of irresponsible soundbites. To make such a wildly inaccurate policy statement, purposefully and solely for short-term political gain, is a reprehensible breach of ethics and is beneath even the basement level of politics we associate with the modern day campaign.

This is Los Angeles: We Don't Do the Same Old, Same Old Here

Marianne Williamson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

Many times in life, we say we want change but are then terrified when the opportunity for it arrives. What America needs -- if we really want change -- is eighteen Independents in the House of Representatives.

A Cold Day in Texas

James Moore | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Regardless of the outcome of that case, Abbott ought to be harmed by his association with Nugent and the hypocrisy displayed by letting the rock 'n' roll embarrassment speak for his campaign.

Tea Party Primary Problems

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year, several Tea Party challengers seem to be crashing and burning early in the process. This could be very good news for the Establishment Republican wing of the party. Rather than have a candidate implode in the general election, when candidates self-destruct before the primary then they never become the nominee in the first place.

Hillary Clinton's Achilles Heel: 2016

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Wall Street is to Clinton's chances in 2016 what the Iraq War was in 2008. The only question now is whether the far left can find another Obama to make this case to primary voters? While it seems unlikely at this point, it is still early enough that anything is possible.

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

The War Between the Republicans, Week 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the shutdown continues, you hear fewer demands for Obamacare changes, because Republicans have pretty much lost all public support for their position. The irony is obvious to all: House Republicans wanted to shut down Obamacare, and what they got was the federal government shutting down while Obamacare is open.

Major Milestone Marked In Presidential Politics

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — Defenders of New Hampshire's enviable role in presidential politics paid tribute to the past Tuesday while warning other states ...

Governor Hickenlooper Chooses Oil and Gas Industry Over Colorado, Will Be Primaried

Wade Norris | Posted 05.18.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

If you were to Google the name of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper as recently as a couple of months ago, you'd see articles such as "John Hickenl...

2013: Ground Zero for Fracking

Wade Norris | Posted 03.05.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

This November, against all odds, the town of Longmont, Colorado, passed the first Fracking ban in CO. In support of the citizens of Longmont and to inform and encourage other communities in Colorado, Be the Change held a rally and performance event.

Time for a National Primary Day in September

Bill Feldman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Bill Feldman

Sorry Iowa and New Hampshire, but you've had your time in the sun. It is time for a national primary, not in the snows of January but the golden late summer days of September.

Romney Lost Because He Was Too Damn Good at Running... Against Himself

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

Something did occur to me as I watched Romney's workmanlike concession speech, and that was the thought that Romney was always going to lose this election.

Another Ron Fights the Bust: Pummeling the Political Establishment in Seattle

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Ron Bemis is a grassroots, pro-liberty, fiscally responsible Independent who wants government out of our bedrooms, relationships and personal morality.

Ten Months of Chasing Romney

Ryan Campbell | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Where a politician stands on SB 1070 and the DREAM Act have become the litmus tests on immigration and, ultimately, with the Latino community. If you ask an angry white guy what SB 1070 is about, they might say something vague about the economy and "those illegals."

The Politics of Division and Subtraction

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

As the parties have polarized they have grown the divide between them and subtracted a large number of registered voters from their rolls. This polarization has increased the ranks of reported independents substantially.