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Ralph Reed And The Holy Grail

Randall Balmer | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Randall Balmer

Reed, I suspect, has his eyes on the Holy Grail of conservative politics: figuring out a way to unite evangelical conservatives with Tea Party conservatives.

Mitt Romney's Evangelical Problem

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee, judging by the early opinion polls, would have been among the most formidable challengers to Mitt Romney, the putative front-runner for...

Sam Stein

Ralph Reed Says He Has No Plans To Be Trump's Campaign Manager | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Longtime religious conservative advocate Ralph Reed is denying reports that he has talked to Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump a...

Jason Linkins

Newt Gingrich Opens Up About His Lady Problems | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich doesn't just have problems committing to a run for the White House. For even longer, he has basically been thinking about forming an exploratory committee into monogamy, a situation that has now left him in the position where his potential first lady would actually be his third.

Ralph Reed Weighs In On Tea Party Debate

Mother Jones | — Kevin Drum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How did the tea party movement affect the outcome? It's a question that's been debated to death over the past 24 hours, and former Christian Coalition...

HuffPost Review: Casino Jack

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a tragedy that director George Hickenlooper didn't live to see the release of his film, Casino Jack. This fun film encapsulates the hubris that marked the career of uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Religion, Politics And The Return Of Ralph Reed: Is That God Or Ambition Talking?

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Whenever someone says, "this is not about ambition," I assume that it is. Whenever someone says, "God has spoken to me," I wonder if ego might be at work.

WATCH: Arianna: GOP's 'New Team' Hasn't Proposed Any New Ideas

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on CNN's "Parker Spitzer" Monday night, taking on longtime conservative strategist Ralph Reed over the resurgent GOP's agenda heading...

Steve King: GOP President Will Be Sworn In With A Pen In Hand In 2013

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rep. Steve King vowed Saturday at an Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition fundraiser that a Republican will be sworn in as president on ...

Movie review: Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the general attention-deficit disorder that afflicts the public - when they pay attention to the news long enough for anything substantial to re...

Information Terrorists Hijack Our Airwaves

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

Let's face it Dems, you have the heart but you don't have the brains. The GOP has discovered a way to make the media work for them.

Review of Casino Jack and the United States of Money by Alex Gibney

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

I recently watched Casino Jack and the United State of Money, a new documentary about Jack Abramoff by filmmaker Alex Gibney, in a virtually empty mov...

With Friends Like Rand Paul, Who Needs Enemies?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Rand Paul may be the vanguard of a new Tea Party politician, which should cause one party to get down on its knees and give thanks: The Democrats.

Ralph Reed NOT Running: Former Christian Coalition Director Won't Seek Georgia Congressional Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Christian Coalition Executive Director Ralph Reed has decided against a run for a Georgia congressional seat. In a statement posted on The Bro...

Losing the Narrative Battle: Progressives Need to Turn Pro

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Supporters will read Obama's Baltimore performance as a takedown. But don't expect to hear about it beyond YouTube. Conservatives will still appear on the Sunday talk shows to declare that the world is flat.

There is No Tea Party; Just a Tea Purge of GOP Moderates

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

The more I read about the Tea Party, the more it becomes clear that this is nothing more than a Great Tea Purge of Republican moderates and independent thinkers. This process was already underway for years.

What It's Like To Go Down With The Ship In Politics

Lisa Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Baron

In politics, if your boss crosses the line then it's ultimately your career that suffers. It's called being "Abramoff'd", and it's what happened to me while working for Ralph Reed, despite that my hands are clean.

Newsmax's Rehab of Bernard Kerik Fails

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Terry Krepel

All of Newsmax's efforts have gone for naught, undone last week as Kerik pleaded guilty to eight charges, including tax fraud and lying to White House officials.

HuffPost Book Review: Republican Gomorrah

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Smiley

Republican Gomorrah is full of crimes--both those we've already heard of, such as Abramoff's and Ted Haggard's, and those we haven't.

912 March: The Tea Party Movement Is the New Religious Right

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Marching has long been the province of the left. But the election of the nation's first African-American president, a moderate liberal, in a time of economic crisis, yielded right-wing leaders the gold of backlash.

Exclusive Video: Conservatives Endorse My New Book, "Republican Gomorrah" (Sort Of)

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Max Blumenthal

Republican Gomorrah shows that many of the radical Right's leading figures have more in common than just the power they command within GOP ranks.

Ralph Reed Wants To Restart Christian Coaliton

Atlanta Journal Constitution | Aaron Gould Sheinin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most controversial and successful figures of late 20th century politics wants to expand his brand to the 21st. Ralph Reed believes conserv...

The Rush to Kiss Rush's Ass

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

With Limbaugh steering the ship, there's sure to be another Republican Titanic in 2010.

Disgraced Rove Aide Named Top Lobbyist For Focus On The Family

Colorado Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Being a serial plagiarist may no longer be the professional equivalent of a hair shirt. Look at Vice President Joe Biden. Good thing for ex-Bush admin...

Will Obama's Presidency End the Progressive Movement?

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Progressive billionaires, bloggers and grassroots activists mobilized less against a conservative president than a complicit mainstream media and a Bush-enabling Democratic establishment.