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Republican Presidential Race

The GOP's Morning After

Richard North Patterson | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

Trump is not an accident thrust by fate on an undeserving party. He is a mirror of what the GOP has become. He is, quite simply, a particularly embarrassing manifestation of the party's aversion to fact, appeals to fear, immunity to reason, and nihilistic denunciations of government as the source of all our problems.

Women Are Not Idiots, Governor Kasich

Martha Burk | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Sorry, John. Female voters are listening carefully -- very carefully -- and women are not stupid. They know doublespeak when they hear it, and they just got an earful of it from you.

Lindsey Graham Drops Out Of Presidential Race

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who was a long shot to win the Republican presidential nomination but didn't really seem to mind, announced Monday that ...

Tonight's GOP Debate: Sheldon Adelson's Malignant Tentacles

Richard North Patterson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

Sheldon Adelson means not only to pick the Republican nominee, but to dictate his thoughts. Perhaps the most important subtext to Tuesday's contest is who emerges as the leading alternative to the toxic Donald Trump or the rising hard-right appeal of Ted Cruz. And as to this, there is no single factor more important than the verdict of Sheldon Adelson.

UN Climate Summit's Scattered Approach Points Up Importance of California and Jerry Brown

William Bradley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
William Bradley

There is some very good news and some very bad news about the current United Nations Climate Summit in Paris.

Fun Questions for the Next GOP Debate

Richard North Patterson | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

Before it's too late, don't you want to find out how nuts some of these people really are? I sure do. So here are my suggested questions for a truly enlightening evening.

Plutocrats and Their Pets

Richard North Patterson | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

Rubio's panders abound. But what marks this callow candidate -- and the shame of Citizens United -- is his willingness to delegate his views on vital foreign policy issues to an ignorant and imperious donor.

Predicting Next Republicans to Exit the Race

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race.

Dear Mr. Trump

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marybeth Gasman

Mr. Trump, please know that your bullying behavior is taking flight and causing incivility across the nation - an incivility that will hurt us all greatly. I don't worry about your becoming president as the demographics of our nation are against you.

Rand Paul Slams Donald Trump For Refusing To Rule Out An Independent Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

Reality television star Donald Trump wouldn't pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee during Thursday night's Republican debate in Cleveland...

That Sh*t Cray! Who Said It: Newt Gingrich Or Kanye West?!

The Huffington Post/MTV News | Becca Frucht, MTV News | Posted 03.22.2012 | College

Yo, we’ve had so much fun lately with the Rapper or Republican face-off that we just had to take it one step further. So we singled out two heavywei...

Tennessee College Kids Tell Us Which GOP Candidate Is The Craziest

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

To mark Super Tuesday, The Huffington Post teamed up with mtvU in an effort to take the political pulse on college campuses. We asked Vanderbilt Hu...

More Severely Conservative Than Thou

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum showed that he is the "severely conservative" one in the Republican race for the nomination -- as reflected by the vote in southwest Michigan's 6th Congressional District.

Michigan Primary: Anybody's Vote, Anybody's Guess

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

Many Michigan Democrats are planning to vote for Santorum Tuesday because they believe a match up between him and Obama would deliver a sure win to the Dems in November. Others refuse to play this game...

Rick Santorum's Intolerance (Not What You Think)

Eli Lehrer | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

A winning Republican Party is, indeed, a conservative party. But it needs to appeal to non-conservative voters. And Rick Santorum's efforts to hang a "no moderates allowed" sign on the GOP's door will hurt the Republican Party.

Iowa Then and Now

William Bradley | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The chaotic jumble of holding the Iowa presidential caucuses on January 3rd is now fully apparent. It didn't used to be this way.

Newtonian Motion: In Iowa, a Lot Can Happen in Four Weeks

William Bradley | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Newt Gingrich. Iowa caucuses. To say it seemed an unlikely prospect that the candidate whose staff famously quit because of disorganization would have a commanding lead in a state that supposedly requires a premium in organization would be gross understatement.

Christina Wilkie

Meet The New Callista Gingrich | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

As Newt Gingrich surges in Republican primary polls, his wife, Callista Gingrich, will deliver her first speech to voters in Iowa on Tuesday, as part ...

American Corporations Owe Nothing to American Workers, and That's a Big Part of the Problem.

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

In last Wednesday's CNBC-sponsored "Your Money, Your Vote" Republican Presidential Debate, an intriguing question was posed that goes to the heart of the issue "to what extent should America be willing to rely on the private sector for our economic recovery?"

Watch McCain Flip Flop On Waterboarding

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

So much for Sen. John McCain being a man of principle who stood up to the Bush Administration and fellow Republicans. Turns out, he too is just anoth...

Thompson Bags Just $7 Million In Donations: Report

CNN's "Political Ticker" Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson will report raising more than $7 million in the third quarter, a source inside the campaign tells CNN Senior Polit...